The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Well, maybe “thank” isn’t the right word. But if you fly out of Hartsfield-Jackson to any city or country that has television reception -- or the internet -- you can wear a T-shirt with NeNe Leakes' face and instantly make friends (or enemies). That sort of polarization shows the power of Atlanta’s mesmerizing attitude -- or at least the one marketed through media. Shout out to Kandi!
We’re all peeing and pooping and eating the same crappy diner food together, all because a guy from the Sweet Auburn neighborhood decided to peacefully conquer the world and fight against prejudice, segregation, and inequality. Somebody get the memo to North Carolina and Mississippi, please.
You’ve heard of the work that came out of this former Buckhead-based record company: OutKast, Usher, Pink, TLC, Goodie Mob, and yes, even Chico DeBarge. You probably didn’t know that before Sean “Puffy” Combs got a label deal from Clive Davis, he lived in the basement of Antonio “L.A.” Reid’s house. Reid and Babyface made mega-superstars out of a lot of talented (and sometimes not-so-talented) musicians, and set the tone for Atlanta to become the influential musical town it remains today.
The Walking Dead
Can you imagine The Walking Dead being taped anywhere else? Especially after seeing that iconic image of an empty (!) I-75/85 Connector so many times? Atlanta made that show. Fear The Walking Dead, on the other hand? Um... that must have been somebody from Cartersville or something.
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Mike Jordan is thankful for Atlanta’s low cost of living and general tolerance of laziness that is found in no other major American city. If you can think of other wonders of our great town, let him know on Twitter at @michaelbjordan.