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The Choice #2


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Welcome back to The Choice, as we look at a song that has been all over the place recently. Most people will tell you that it's a Bruno Mars piece. They're wrong. The credit for the song goes to a man named Ronson, and if you don't believe me, just watch.

That's right, The Choice is taking on a song that peaked at number three on the charts here in the United States. Bruno Mars is taking us on a ride in Julio's stretch, but where to?


We had three options this week.

The Choices:

Harlem, New York

Harlem is a large neighborhood within the northern section of the New York City borough of Manhattan. Since the 1920s, Harlem has been known as a major African-American residential, cultural and business center. Originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658,it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Harlem's history has been defined by a series of economic boom-and-bust cycles, with significant population shifts accompanying each cycle


Hollywood, California

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is notable for its place as the home of the entertainment industry, including several of its historic studios. Its name has come to be a metonym for the motion picture industry of the United States. Hollywood is also a highly ethnically diverse, densely populated, economically diverse neighborhood and retail business district.


Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson is the capital and the largest city of the state of Mississippi. The city is located on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico and is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. Jackson is one of two county seats of Hinds County, with the city of Raymond being the other.


What do the people of the VHL say?


Harlem – Four votes

Hollywood – Eleven votes

Jackson, Mississippi – Five votes


A pox on all your houses. The huge win by Hollywood makes sense, given that much of our population is non-American. Hollywood is well known around the world. What surprises me is the third place showing by Harlem, especially considering that second place went to the capital of Mississippi. However, there were no criteria given for the choice, and Harlem, you know, it's a scary place.

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