City Paper is not for tourists
In the spirit of the great Very Little Known Facts, it’s my pleasure to educate my coworkers about Atlanta, home to not only our new owners but also Elton John!
- Atlanta has its own baseball team, which was acquired in a trade from Boston in 1994. The team is known as the Briefs (named for the number of lawyers who wear cardigans tied around their necks in the stands) and stands a very good chance of being promoted to the big leagues in the next few years.
- All the real estate in Atlanta is leased to its residents by Erik Turner, who played guitar in Warrant and also owns Ted’s Montana Grill—-which, along with Chick-fil-A, is the only restaurant legally allowed in the city limits (anything goes in nearby Decatur, however).
- Atlantans consume more ketchup per capita than any other town in America. Confusingly, they call it “mustard.” Make sure to keep that in mind when ordering a hot dog in the “Big A” (the city’s official nickname).
- 94 miles separate Terminal A from Terminal E in Atlanta airport. Fortunately, this distance is bridged by teleporters.
- Unlike here in D.C., spitting on the sidewalk, assaulting people on Segways, and having no idea who Jeff Gordon is are all crimes in Atlanta.
- Jeff Foxworthy sells more copies of his “You Might Be a Redneck” greeting cards in nearby Buckhead, Ga., than in any other town in the United States.