St. Louis is the Asthma Capital for 2009

First chess, now this.


The Gateway City is the most challenging place to live with asthma in the United States.

That’s according to a study by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, which ranks St. Louis as the number one asthma capital.

This unfavorable ranking is being blamed on the lack of public smoke-free laws, the higher than average pollen counts over the the previous year, and an increase in asthma deaths.

Actually, this makes sense I guess.  If you had asthma it would be kind of a bitch to live here.  You can’t go to a bar in town without a burly gentleman standing next to you smoking like a chimney, and the pollen totally sucks.  

I feel bad for you asthmatic people in the summer, with the smoke and pollen, coughing your ass off at the bar while I’m in the corner with a couple of fine bitches eating chicken wings by the bucket and doing body shots of blue cheese and tequila off the ladies while a team of well-trained midgets give me back rubs.

I’m ready for summer.