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:
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.
4. Christmas Story
It was filmed in Cleveland!
5. The Michelson-Morley experiment