How am I shitting on the love? I like Philadelphia enough. And what would you care if I did or didn't, Conrad? I still can't find the books I want. That's not a difference of opinion. I also can't go to a rodeo in Philadelphia, and if I cared about cattle I'd be miffed about that. But I just don't see how you can construe the post "Riga" as shitting on the love. I would rather NYC than San Diego, and I write that only because I have to.
I meant no harm to Philadelphia, nor no NYC proselyting. I thought that that was clear. To argue merits and demerits is fine. On the other hand, I'm not going to be alligatored into some inarguable muck at pond bottom. I thought this strand was funny, but I see now that you don't think it so funny. So I'm going to bow out before I raise more hackles.