For some reason, the author and/or contributors to The Onion Book of Known Knowledge don't think very much of Utica.

The book is laid out like an encyclopedia with several matchings for each letter of the alphabet.

'U', for example has words like urn, underpants...and Utica.

It goes on to describe Utica as a bleak and depressing city in Central New York with more than 2,000 locations to kill oneself. It goes on to outline several ways that someone was take their own life as a way to escape the areas desolate winters and poor economy. It includes specific suggestions, like: jumping off the gold dome bank, and other locations specific to the city, including the Stanley.

Seriously? Is it that bad here?

WIBX doesn't think so and we'd like to tell us all the things you like or love about Utica and the Mohawk Valley. Email us at, call WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning (315)-736-0186, weekdays from 6 - 9 a.m., or comment below via Facebook