Look: if you want to convey the idea that Milwaukee is no longer a city of [insert stereotypical Milwaukee-associated thing here], then stop bloody writing articles whose lede is that Milwaukee is no longer a city of [insert stereotypical Milwaukee-associated thing here].
If someone keeps telling me over and over again that they’re no longer insecure and lacking in self-confidence, am I going to believe it?
(PS: I just noticed this is my 200th post of the year. Go me! Also: as you’ve probably noticed reading other blogs, someone has designated November with another one of those cutesy abbreviated phrases – I think this one is NaSoBloMe, or National Blog Posting Month. You know, it might be easier to post at least 30 blog entries if I weren’t busy writing a novel, recording an entire album, and sleeping with 30 different people this month also. There are eleven other months in the year – can’t we spread out the OCD a little more evenly?)