Cleveland’s contributions to the world

18 Jul

My beloved adopted city of Cleveland will be receiving a lot of attention this week. Unfortunately, not all of it will be positive. For example, this week’s edition of Slate’s Political Gabfest is titled: “Last Week Was Awful and Next Week I Have to Go to Cleveland” Thanks a lot, David Plotz.

So I’d like to take this opportunity to remind the world of a few things that Cleveland has contributed to the world:


  1. Bobby Womack.


2. Harvey Pekar:

Though we used to hang out in the same places, I only met Harvey Pekar once, and then it was at a book signing. He was a nice guy. If you are unfamiliar with his work I recommend Our Cancer Year as a good place to start. The movie American Splendor is also very good.


3. Superman!



4. Christmas Story

It was filmed in Cleveland!


5. The Michelson-Morley experiment

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