Ed Driscoll

NEW YORK VS. DC: There's

NEW YORK VS. DC: There’s a debate raging on The Corner on National Review Online about which is the better city, New York, or Washington, DC. Having spent time in both (and worked and gone to school for a while in Manhattan), my money’s firmly on New York.

But if DC cabs don’t automatically have a tape-recording of Elmo or Michael “LET’S GET READY TO RUMMMMMMBBBBLE” Buffer telling you to buckle-up every time you get in the cab, I’m willing to give them a couple of bonus points.

(I once asked a New York cabbie if the messages rotated, or if they hear the same celebrity safety announcement all day. Apparently, it’s the latter–and I really do pity the poor cab driver who has to listen to Elmo all day.)