Yeah, but I also think it's different in NY or LA... or Wellington.
Take Madison, for instance... very cool, liberal city with a great music/arts scene. Who's famous from here? Chris Farley. (See? Fertile ground for comedy.)
He actually crashed one of our parties in college, looking for drugs and girls. He found one at our party, the other at the party at the flat downstairs.
Good times. (Granted, he died three weeks later, but never mind that bit).
I was looking for a photo of Madison, and came across this one from 2004:
Apparently, we even have robot strikes here, too.