The Philadelphia Problem
For some reason, Philadelphia seems to be on the minds of many Bostonians these days. It's probably those annoying TV ads -- Adam is hosting a vote
on them now. The most absurd commercial shows three guys in Mardi Gras clown outfits dancing on an empty street. Three guys. Mardi Gras. In Philadelphia. ... But now WBUR
is treating the strange Philadelphia phenomenon as a real threat to our tourism. Should we really be worried about Philadelphia? Have we sunk so low? I know that I joke
about Philly. But it's only that -- a joke. Outside the Liberty Bell, cheese steaks, some really good newspapers and Rittenhouse Square, there's really not much else to the city. ...