Back on October 27, 2019 at NA Confidential, I undertook to explain a reference I’d previously made to New Albany as the Open Air Museum of Ignorance, Superstition and Backwardness. The British television series Endeavour factored into this little bit of pedantry. Now it’s 2023, and the final series of Endeavour is airing on public television. It began in 2012, when I still was a co-owner at NABC, and our Bank Street Brewhouse expansion was ongoing. In the years to come, I left the company and BSB perished. Now Endeavour is gone, too. But make no mistake: New Albany is as much an Open Air Museum of Ignorance, Superstition and Backwardness as it always was, even if our collective powers of denial have grown infinitely stronger.
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