Best way to rile up Tampa Bay residents

Bogus city ratings

The online list-makers were at it again this year, dreaming up “studies” which found, among other things, that Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater was the fourth most stressful city in America (more stressed out than bankrupt-and-reeling Detroit!) and that St. Pete was the seventh worst city for foodies (because we don’t have enough — tah-dah — bakeries!). One wag suggested that these lists are secretly dreamt up by convention and visitors’ bureaus to get residents to stand up and be counted, but it’s really just a shameless play for pageviews. Which must work — hey, we read the damn things!

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