Although a large percentage of the US is located in what the coasts refer to as “fly-over country,” that’s not necessarily such a bad thing. For instance, being from Michigan, I grew up with access to Faygo which is, without a doubt, the best almost-generic soda in the country. Michigan also has Vernors which is an odd cousin to ginger-ale. If that wasn’t enough, Michigan also refers to soda as “pop.” Now that I think about, we have some really weird neuroses going on when it comes to carbonated beverages.
As bad as our soda-based idiosyncrasies may be, though, we’ve also got some mad talent. Madonna, Eminem, Kid Rock, all Michiganders. If you really want to get honest with yourself, you have to admit that native Michigander Ted Nugent can kick some serious tail, too.
Why do I mention all this? Because meanwhile, out east, this is happening:
Game, set and match to the fly-over states.