Omaha is a "crappy town."
Or so says Seattle radio station 106.1 KISS FM in its "cool bands, crappy towns" promotion. (The station is sending a lucky listener to Omaha to see Billie Eilish, who just won a bunch of Grammys.)
Oh yeah, Seattle? Oh really, KISS FM?
We beg to differ. Omaha is happening. We are super-cool. Or at least, we're not crappy.
(And we also kind of get it.)
While we recognize that they're just goofing off — the station did tweet, "Just having fun! 😁" after I got snooty about it — my Nebraska pride has welled up and pushed me to defend our non-crappy city. Simultaneously, my Midwest honesty will not allow me to insist that everything here is perfect.
Let's acknowledge the good and the bad.