Sunday, February 21, 2010

PLUM CITY BLUES

CLEVELAND, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Sighs heard in Cleveland aren't reserved for lousy weather or lousy scoreboard stats -- Clevelanders live in the most miserable U.S. city, Forbes.com said.

Based on a city's unemployment rate, taxes, weather, commute times, violent crimes, corruption, polluted lands and professional sports teams' success, Forbes.com ranked the most miserable cities in America.

At least as far as Toobworld goes, there is a very good reason for this. As viewers of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' learned its final episode, there is a "Hell-mouth" located in Cleveland - a portal through which demons can cross over into our world to cause havoc.

Joss Whedon has continued the adventures of Buffy Somers in the comic books, but that's a whole different universe born of Mankind's creative spark. (Whenever I use that phrase I feel so, I don't know, Tim the Enchanterish!) Just as it is with novels and audio-plays, comic books don't play a role in Toobworld. Look at all of the differences between the DC Universe and 'Smallville' - and that's set in an alternate TV dimension.

So if Buffy and her Scoobies have already dealt with the Cleveland Hell-mouth in the comic books, it has no bearing on its status in Toobworld. It could still be active and thus causing such misery in the Rock 'n' Roll capital.

BCnU!

1 comment:

lastsonoforange said...

It can't be a coincidence that the capital of Rock'n'Roll would be on the mouth of Hell.