For this particular guide, we decided for it to come from the future. ("We," meaning the Merc's art director Scrappers and myself; amazingly, our sales staff let us go ahead with the idea.) So the introductions and text for the guide are all theoretically written a thousand years from now, in the year 3011. There's futuristic items on history, culture, transportation, and plenty more. I debated whether to pretend in this blog post that the guide actually was a document from the future, beamed back in time. But I can't lie to you.
The truth is, we made it all up. It's all just one big, dumb joke. And you can't read it anywhere online. (Stop grumbling, that's the whole point!) So if you want to check it out, in all its stupidity—plus there's rad art from illustrator Corey Thompson, and a lot of genuinely helpful listings—you're just going to have to get up and look for it. It's absolutely free, and it's totally worth every penny.
In other words: Check out our new Southeast Guide!
Get the best of the Mercury each week in your inbox!