Monona County Sheriff’s Deputy Roger Krohn has received his “Looks Like Beirut” certificate for his “Mapleton looks like downtown Beirut” statement and here’s what he had to say:

I was really surprised…pleasantly to get snail mail from you.  What an ingenious idea…using this site as a means to communicate to the world on the beauty of Beirut. I stand corrected, and you have my word I will never use that cliche again. By the way, I will frame the award, if only as a reminder to myself to be more apprpriately descriptive in the future.  After Mapleton recovers, I truly hope that it does look like Beirut.  Thanks for the reminder. Take care. Roger

We have succeeded to get another convert! Of course, there’s still more that needs to be done even if it means taking it one certificate at a time.