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8. Philadelphia

Most Overrated Feature: Rittenhouse Square
Most Overrated Person: Richard Gere
Most Overrated Moment: Michael Vick getting signed

What are Philadelphia sports fans so angry about? Their notorious exploits are too numerous to get into here; you need just google "batteries + Santa Claus" and you'll be off to a good start. Most cities have tourists—Philadelphia has white-collar suburbanites too afraid to live in the city, who come in for craft brews via party buses on the weekends. You can't blame them for staying as far away from the city as possible. You're taking your life in your hands if you sign a lease north of Spring Garden.

We have to give Philadelphians credit where credit is due. They will likely be equally angry about us critiquing their city as they will be when they read our blurbs on Boston or New York, and will decide we haven't been harsh enough on Philly. Residents of the City of Brotherly Love are the best at manufacturing anger towards other cities on the Eastern Seaboard. Depending on the day, they will be angry at New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, or other Philadelphians.

Once a year, Philadelphians put their permanent chip on their shoulder aside to dress like flowers in the Mummer's Parade. Just don't stay out too long on parade day: as with all things Philadelphia, the festivities quickly turn sloppy and violent.

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