This article is part of the The Great American Reach Around series.
Albany is the capital of the state of New York. It's a city. Oh, and HEY, what's that over there...it's New York City! Sorry, Albany. You just aren't worth a whole lot when you share a state with what may be the greatest city in the world. You would be a fantastic city in, say, Idaho. I'm sure I would devote the whole Idaho entry to you if you were in that state.
Hey, don't look so sad. Come on, cheer up. At least you aren't Buffalo!
While the readers from Albany take a minute to write me an angry email, let's move on to our foreign representatives from the Emerald Isle. Ireland is a nation divided by a difficult history and those dastardly British we kicked out of America years ago.
We shall not speak of shamrocks or leprechauns.
Spending $10-15 a day on perishable organic dog food is not a sign of a decadent culture in terminal decline, it's actually real good and worth it.
The first time "fast", "decisive", and "efficient" could have been used to describe the Minecraft development team was when they snatched the $2.5 billion dollar check out of Microsoft's sweaty, shaking hand.
No lifeguard on duty. Maze run at your own risk.
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