Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Philadelphia only a marginally angry city according to magazine

Remember when a men’s health magazine got Mayor Street to hire an 80K-a-year “Fitness Czar” a few years back by calling us fat?

Well a different men’s health mag has just ranked Philadelphia the 27th angriest city in America.

27th, you say? Yeah, that didn’t seem right to us either. Did violent crime factor into the magazine’s ranking criteria?
We then factored in FBI rates of aggravated assaults and Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers on workplace deaths from assaults and other violence.
So what the fuck? 27th? We just don’t see it.

Cities ranking angrier than Philadelphia include Detroit, Baltimore, Miami, Chicago, Hotlanta, Dallas, DC, Denver, St. Louis, Memphis, etc.


And we actually needed to make top five — for if we had, you never know, Mayor Street might have hired an “Anger Management Czar” and the murder rate would start to drop.

Paging Men’s Health: You might want to take another look at those numbers. Seriously. Double-check your math. [Men’s Health]

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