Fraudulent Behavior: “Philadelphia Madness” Tournament started by out-of-town trouble maker
Well, Philadelphia unfortunately it has happened yet again. Another out-of-towner looking to stir up trouble between Philly neighborhoods has released a March Madness poll pitting everyone against each other on social media.
March Madness always brings debates to the forefront of social media. You can drum up a never-ending debate with a few clicks and have it plastered all over Twitter and next thing you know, an established website like The Liberty Line picks it up. However, we aren’t here to support the bracket, but rather tell you why the creator Autumn Florek should mind her own business.
In her latest “side project” Florek pits 128 neighborhoods against one another with hopes that her contest sparks more than just “hot takes.”
“It starts conversations and makes people think, like, ‘What *does* make a great neighborhood?’ ” Florek said. “And no two people have the same answer.” via Billy Penn
What’s the connection to Philadelphia?
So who is this Autumn Florek, and other than causing pointless arguments, what is her angle? Well it won’t shock you to learn she’s an out of towner from nowheresville Connecticut that just ran this same clout chasing scheme in NYC. Like all people who fail in New York, she’s landed in Philadelphia and acting like that was the plan all along.
According to Billy Penn Florek used her “personal knowledge” of Philadelphia to divvy up the starters. She doesn’t even live in Philadelphia. In fact, she only lived here for a year after grad school but don’t worry, she visits as often as she can while studying urban planning at Rutgers. (lol).
“It’s my favorite city in North America….my favorite city anywhere,” she said. “I fell in love with it, and one day I want to move back there.” via Billy Penn“
Florek used her personal knowledge of Philadelphia to divvy up the starters. Though she lives in her native Connecticut right now, and only spent a year living in Philly after grad school, she visited as often as she could while studying urban planning at Rutgers.
To make matters worse, apparently she spent an entire weekend filling out the March Madness bracket and “countless hours” over the next few weeks running it. Really glad to see that grad school is paying off Melissa. I could create a March Madness bracket in a matter of minutes and make Twitter Polls for each round where everyone could vote easily and then review the results. It’s not rocket science.
Who told Miss Connecticut she could “own” Philadelphia?
Going to Rutgers and hanging out in Center City hardly makes someone knowledgeable enough to pit the neighborhoods against each other like this. If I dropped Autumn in the middle of Bridesburg with a pocket knife and five dollars, would she be able to make her way to the Frankford Transportation Center on foot? Probably not before the contaminated creek water took her out. Sad.
Honestly it looks like she’s just using the realtor’s names for the neighborhoods anyway. Who from Philadelphia thinks they live in a neighborhood called “Olde Kensington” or “Richmond”? If that wasn’t an immediate red flag on this whole bracket that this person is not “from here” then I don’t know what is.
What were the boundaries she used for Fishtown? That neighborhood seems to have grown larger every year as more and more desperate Brooklyn refugees move to town. This is just the eastern part of the city by the way! I’m not even interrogating the rest of the map.
So what’s Autumn’s big idea? What sick kick does this outsider looking lob bombs and start arguments get out of this? What’s her job even? Professional shit stirrer?
Well let’s look at her LinkedIn:
Oh wow. She’s unemployed. That explains why she’s doing this garbage.
She just ran this scheme in NYC hoping some schmuck in the mayor’s office would hire her there. Now she’s moving down the eastern seaboard looking for city planning simps.
After she’s done here, if none of the clowns in city hall hire her, she’ll be down in Baltimore talking about how much she loved “The Wire.”
My advice, and the advice of The Liberty Line? If you want to show your civic pride, don’t get into arguments some clout chasing bozo is hoping you’ll get into.
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