(If you haven’t heard the recent radio commercial from Kenny Carpets, use the player above to listen.)
We’d like to take a moment to thank the fine folks at Kenny Carpets who have taken it upon themselves to define and articulate the three things for which our city is best known. In fact, we can think of no entity better positioned to communicate the essence of Buffalo tradition than a rug store.
And isn’t it a striking coincidence that the very group taking the time to teach us about the pillars of Buffalo tradition is, in fact, a key cog in it?
So, seriously… “Every city is known for something… and in Buffalo we’re known for snow, chicken wings, and of course Kenny Carpets.”
AND OF COURSE, Kenny Carpets?
You can just go ahead and say this on the radio? Isn’t there some kind of “false claim” law or something? An FCC rule perhaps? Maybe the Mayor could put a stop to it? Where is our trusted gang of preservationists to file a lawsuit when you need it?
We decided to ask the Twitterverse to confirm the apparent absurdity of Kenny Carpets’ claim.
(Care to help us on a new article?) Besides chicken wings & snow… Buffalo is best known for_______?______.
— Trending Buffalo (@TrendingBuffalo) August 7, 2012
We received more than 30 responses in less than an hour and (shockingly) NOT A SINGLE MENTION of Kenny Carpets.
@tommyo1982: no goal, wide right
@BMWilliams1522: Wide Right and No Goal
@Lexdog24: drinking and the bills
@TheKickIsGood: strangely because it’s another city,,,, Niagara Falls
@BeastlyBowler: die hard sports fans
@BUFFALOHULK: EASY WOMEN, VINCENT GALLO PENIS
@BuffaloNiagara: World-class art, architecture, culture & history
@Boner_Shorts: Sports heartbreak and husky gals with loose morals.
@SherktheJerk: Irv Weinstein and all of those fires in Cheektowaga
@RonAdamczyk: for jones-ing over Shane Doan…who doant wanna come here
@JamesRadio: failing its own citizens to the point that they leave
@LindyRuffsTie: A plethora of #Sabres parody tweeters.
@LadySabre26: The best Fans!
@ChrisSmithAV: The Bills and Obesity #Buffaknown
@BradRiter: 4am last call, Norwood, Mighty
@lhgolfer2000: Buffalo is best known for sports & culture. #BuffaKnown
@Tony_Randizzle: drinking and teenage pregnancy
@gregorybauch: Derek Jeter!
@shakesbak: High taxes and bad drivers
@Jsq1zg: A/C and Windshield wipers
@lfthandedperson: unfortunately, I’d go with super bowl losses and empty factories. That was my experience when I lived outside of Buffalo.
@RFoxxWNY: It’s beautiful women.
@AnnBurke716: Buffalo Gals & Coffee Rich, UB; Bob Lanier; 4 Superbowls, Rick James; Goo Goo Dolls, Fun WOW!; beef on weck; weber’s mustard, butter lambs of silence
@Vinsanity7531: disappointment and letdowns
@Rick_Gubala: losing 4 straight superbowls, being an industrial wasteland, smelling like Cheerios?
@McBFLO: It’s people, sense of community. Also, It’s architecture. And it’s amazing slogan. #BuffaloForReal
@jpq1999: Down to earth, friendly people 2. A great place to raise a family
@DNesselbush: Rick James and Lawn fetes
@Charlieriley: Buffalo is best known for turning your garage into a living room.
@hyzy: Super Bowl Losses & rust belt #BuffaKnown
@NickelCityJD: Die-hard sports fans.
And remember, the Internet is known for three things… the creation of a global economy, ubiquitous pornography, and Trending Buffalo.