Hey, What’s So Funny?

Many cities have been zapped for fun. ‘Greater Cleveland’ is on oxymoron.  ‘I went to Philadelphia, but it was closed.’ ‘New York is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.’ In the 1930’s and 40’s, ‘Brooklyn’ ignited laughter, and Mel Blanc’s railroad announcer intoning, ‘Anaheim, Azusa, and Cucamonga!’ always brought down the house on Jack Benny’s comedy radio show.  But no city surpasses Hollywood (and by extension Southern California), as a target of ridicule.

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