That’s The Way We Get By: Forbes Makes Another List Of Brokedick Cities, And We’re Not Even On It! Weeee!
Oh, Forbes. You’ve never met a listicle you didn’t like. And it’s very classy how, if you ever click on these Forbes listicles, to get from one item on the list to another, Forbes lets the whole page reload. You know, instead of just publishing, like, a list. So pardon us if we just link to the Yahoo recap on this Forbes listicle of U.S. Cities Where It’s Hardest To Get By, wherein Philly is most definitely NOT named. Any student of Philly’s long-standing culture of low expectations could have guessed that we wouldn’t have made this one — after all, compared to a lot of cities, Philly is still ass cheap, and to make a name for yourself here, all you really have to do is start a cut-and-paste “metroblog” or start a “controversial” scuzz band that plays fast and loose with racism, homophobia and potty humor. Easy peasy! Anyway, Billy Ray Valentine (pictured) could have told you as much back in 1983. But it’s nice — for once — not to be noticed.