Years ago famed poet Carl Sandberg wrote of Chicago, "Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders..." Unfortunately the Chicago of today is more the city of small shoulders with it's severely outdated mayor and politics, endless road construction, constant beach closings, it's perpetually losing sports teams, insane parking fees, a losing city mantra - 'The second city', pseudo intellectuals, and a constant stream of boring suburbanites driving boring SUVs.
Dave: Hey lets vist a city.
Ben: How about Chicago?
Dave: What does Chicago have?
Ben: Ummm.....hmmm, good point.
Dave: How about Seattle, Boston, San Diego, or Tampa.
Ben: Sounds great.