P. J. O'Rourke doing his thing.
There are tough Lebanese too. “M*A*S*H” actor Jamie Farr grew up in Toledo. His family ran a butcher shop in a part of town so tough that their specialty was broken leg of lamb. (Joke stolen from Rodney Dangerfield, who told me he’d played Toledo. “Tough town,” he said.)
And there are the Poles. Toledo Polish joke: “How many Polacks does it take to beat the crap out of you? One. And she’s his grandmother.”