Now we all know, we meaning people that actually live in Chicago, that people in Chicago seldom ever eat Chicago style pizza because it is not meant for eating all the time. It is a treat. It is something different and to be perfectly honest, a great racket as far as tourists go. Especially the ones from New York. Tourists from New York are rubbing themselves raw in the crotch to have this pizza that we dare claim is better than their own just so they can bore everyone they know on Facebook to death with their homecooked Pepsi challenge. No one you know will dare think anything good about pizza in Chicago again! Thanks for the $18, Steingarten.
Recently there was some talk on this here website about how Chicago is a frozen hell hole with an inferiority complex. And while I won’t argue that some of that is true, the unspoken presentation that it is for no good reason, is kind of bullshit. If it weren’t for assholes from New York having to constantly compare everything else the world does to how they do, no one would give a shit about Chicago vs New York style anything. But no, some self-centered asshole always has to come out of O’Hare defensive as all get because they assume that because something it is a city, it is somehow daring to impede on the greatness of a place that leaves mountains of trash on the street. If I had a dollar for every time some jag off from New York said “well in New York…” I’d have enough to maybe buy a piece of shit 7 foot by 7 foot apartment to share with 3 strangers while I work on my book or whatever it is I think I’m doing with my parents money. So yes, it gets a little fucking tiring and eventually we have to say something, lest we just straight out throttle the living shit out of your New York neck.
As for you, Los Angeles, the toady backing up New York in hopes doesn’t start in on you next because really, there isn’t anything less New York than you, we know who you really are. Because you came from here! We know that for all the glitz and glamor you write home about that at the end of the day you are just as fat as we are because the “health conscious” don’t need THAT many donut shops in one square mile. As a city of neighborhoods, we can almost respect that you are for the most part, a city of suburbs. I know that most of LA wants to put its past behind them, but having to always put down everything that isn’t where you are now isn’t the way to escape where you are from, it’s how you underscore it.
Which brings me to my final point. So very few of you are from your adopted areas. To be so boastful and always depending on making someone else your punchline to do so is just sad. Especially when you depend on almost everything from us, or some other “poor, backward flyover city.” We’re the city that works and we don’t have time for your pizza feelings.
Never forget, Bill Murray couldn’t have come from any other place on earth.
In addition to Wisconsin, those states are: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Tennessee.(via sexartandpolitics)
It feels like that shit is not working, in my opinion.
They happen really fast, the sunrises. Sometimes you specifically set the alarm on your watch to go watch the sunrise. And as you pull yourself down into the floor - and that’s where the huge, bulging window is, that we call the cupola - and there’s the world glowing dark underneath you. And you start to see a few faint tinges of a sunrise coming as it starts to light the upper atmosphere, and then bam. The sun just pops into view, roars into view, because we’re coming around the world at it so fast.
And you can actually watch the sun move away from the Earth. And the light from it initially comes through the atmosphere. So the whole station glows with the light of dawn, with - all the big solar arrays glow blood red, and then orange. And then, as the sun clears the atmosphere, and it’s directly on us, then they settle down to sort of an iridescent blue. And then you can see the dawn come across the world towards you.
And then you go back to work and wait another 92 minutes, and it happens again. It’s not to be missed, and I tried to watch as many sunrises and sunsets as the work would allow.