Niagara Gazette


March 24, 2013

VINCENT DAVIS: 'The Day After Tomorrow' -- it's today!


Niagara Gazette — While I was there most of the locals I encountered had something to say about the “terrible weather” despite the fact that it was 75 degrees and sunny out. I witnessed two hotel workers have a heated argument about fish tacos, which restaurants sold the real stuff and which ones were ‘posers,’ which sounds like something out of a poorly written movie about a teen snowboarder who has to move in with his whacky family on the west coast (the actual plot of Johnny Tsunami 2: Back on Board).

I checked the weather report and while ‘clear skies and mellow heat’ was great immediately after exiting a snow-covered plane, after three days, everything starts to run together into a temperate blur of fish tacos and cable programming that is slightly different than what you’re used to because of live events and the time difference. We may not see the sun very much here, but at least Saturday Night Live doesn’t come on at 9 p.m. 

Everyone’s town and temperature has its benefits and drawbacks, but when it comes down to it, you can always find solace in the idea that when someone refers to California they really mean “Los Angeles,” which isn’t so much a city as it is a TV set for a reality show about traffic and when someone says “New York” they really mean New York City and as anyone who has seen both upstate and our pollution-riddled big city neighbors to the south will tell you, we’re not like those guys.

LA doesn’t even have a football team and sure, our football team’s stadium isn’t also a mall, like the Meadowlands is but at least our stadium is in the same state as our team.

Vincent Davis II is a Cornell graduate, DJ, and market development specialist in the IT industry. He can be contacted at

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