July 16, 2007

So true. So very, very true

Here in Rochester, Minn., the local newspaper, the Post-Bulletin, makes a huge--shall we say "ginormous" now that it's a recognized word--deal when the city makes Money Magazine's #1 place to live in America, or falls in the Top 1,000, or is mentioned in passing in an ad the city of Rochester placed in the magazine.

Suffice it to say, the P-B apparently watches Money Magazine's "top places to live rankings" like a dog with a biscuit on its nose.

I thought I was the only one in the entire state who thought the Money Magazine ranking was about as meaningless as a Nick Coleman column. Thankfully, I was wrong!

Chaska is up two points in Money’s annual list of “Best Places to Live,” as defined by magazine editors who wouldn’t live there if you gave them a million dollars. Last year the tiny river town was #10; this year it’s #8. Like most lists, it’s an entertaining exercise in useless subjective judgments, and by some peculiar twist of events, the top ten cities are scattered throughout the country, as if to appeal to every possible market. New Hampshire, Colorado, Florida, California, Nebraska. It’s almost they expect blogs and talk radio to give them lots of publicity, for free.

Well, let’s get on with it, then.

Posted by Ryan at July 16, 2007 10:11 AM | TrackBack
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