In “Derivative Sport” he tried to claim that his birthplace precluded him from understanding the topographical and atmospheric subtleties of Illinois the way his “native” friends did.
Spiritually Midwestern
Josh Roiland

He also claimed that his hometown was Philo, IL, a village of 1500 people, some 10 miles southeast of Urbana — his actual home — and something he makes plain in his later piece on the State Fair.