“winters here are a pitiless bitch.”
Spiritually Midwestern
Josh Roiland

Other notable descriptions of the Midwest’s natural world: From “Mrs. Thompson’s” — “In the warm months Bloomington is a lot like a seaside community except here the ocean is corn.” From “Derivative Sport” — “A Central Illinois ‘blizzard’ starts only when the snowfall stops and the wind begins.” From “Getting Away” — “Mosquitoes are not to be fucked with out here.”