According to the latest dumbass “study” to hit teh intertubes, NYC is the least “manly” major city in North America, as ranked by number of hardware stores, sports bars, monster truck rallies, and other such nonsense. The story has been been picked up by almost every major news outlet, particularly in the “manliest” towns, but so far only the Chicago Tribune seems to have noted that this “study” is actually a PR stunt by a snack food company:
Mars Snackfood US and its Combos snack food brand commissioned the study. The ranking is part of the Combos launch of its Ultimate Man Zone Sweepstakes, which awards prize packages to upgrade men’s tailgating, grilling, home theater or gaming “zones.”
NYC lost points for an abundance of “emasculating” characteristics like home decor stores and high subscriptions to beauty magazines. Oy. Anyway, here’s the top and bottom ten cities.
1. Nashville 2. Charlotte 3. Oklahoma City 4. Cincinnati 5. Denver 6. St. Louis 7. Columbus 8. Kansas City 9. Indianapolis 10. Toledo
41. Sacramento 42. Miami 43. San Diego 44. Oakland 45. Washington DC 46. Chicago 47. Portland 48. San Francisco 49. Los Angeles 50. New York