Cleveland Rocks "Now, I make fun of Cleveland because everybody makes fun of Cleveland. I mean, every country has one city that people make fun of. In Russia, we used to make fun of Cleveland." — Yakov Smirnoff Known in some circles as "The Mistake By The Lake" or "The/Tha Land", Cleveland is the second-largest city in Ohio but has the largest metro area*, and the most cultural significance. It's often considered a Wretched Hive and a Place Worse Than Death , a joke that's been ongoing for years. Many recent polls and news articles only reinforce this image, as it was recently rated the most miserable city in America . It was also the original Trope Namer for Aliens In Cleveland , as the city is considered by many the image of mundane mediocrity (at best). Possibly the biggest reason why this goes unchallenged is because all but the most anal-retentive Clevelanders have a sense of humor about it; they'll tell you themselves how Cleveland is America's Butt Monkey . With the brutal winters, massive urban decay
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.