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Jack White lives in Nashville. Is he prohibited from trumpeting his own donation to save Masonic?
Don't think -- it can only hurt the ballclub
Finally a decent troll job on this board. +1 to the OP but it looks like it's not helping much.
I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
OMG, someone who wants to take pride in a city that they want to do well and root for. YOU FUCKING SUCK!
This. They also want to co-opt the image of Detroit because their suburban life didn't provide them with their own identity. The ones who are saying "What, I'm not supposed to cheer for the Tigers?!" are completely missing the point.
Ok, but you still haven't told us where you live or lived though...
Yes, I want to coopt an image of racism and gross ineptitude because the yuppy suburb I'm from only gave me this pesky sense of achievement and self-worth.
You can tell a lot about someone from the hat they are wearing at an airport.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
I will proudly wear my D hat, D shirt, and display the olde english D on my car out here in CA even though I never lived in Detroit proper. I was born in Detroit proper. My father graduated from Cass Tech. He made my life what it is by working for Ford, which is not in Detroit, either, even though we say it is. I'm from Detroit, whether you think I am or not.
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Where is Buck Nastys IP located?
PS Also time to drop the hammer on Nucky Hoffman
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
Is it ironic, particularly in context of this douchbaggery, that the vehicle featured in said "Imported from Detroit" ad is made in Sterling Heights?
OP, please go buy and use one of these, stat.
Where do you live?
When you complain about hats or other sports paraphernalia people wear, attack music someone likes, tell people what they should give an eff about, and get pissed whenever you see "Detroit" mentioned, it's obvious you're a jackass. Please fuck yourself. You're not the boss of anyone. You're a bored and balding road warrior from Livonia, Rochester Hills, or Sterling Heights. I'm tired of seeing Bossy Internet Douchebags whenever I turn on a computer.
"If you want to be the Man, then you have got to BE the Man." -- CA Sparty's Dad
It's funny because so many of the people that have moved to Detroit recently - the young crowd - just do not get the city's history and do not understand the city's struggles. They love to pull the "I'm from Detroit and you're not" card, but they have no history with the city or anything associated with the city. They use the city like women use purses...some sort of accessory to their lifestyle. A couple of years ago I made a reference to some hipster at the Bronx Bar about Detroit being the Arsenal of Democracy during WWII. He had no clue what I was talking about. But man, he had a sweet purple v-neck t-shirt and a funny hat.
I agree 100%.
I guarantee you the OP isn't a Detroit hipster.
Completely agree and some of this was kind of brought up in the Knoxville documentary. It's a nice tidbit about the city, but people should see it for what it is...
These same people who pull that card are the first people that will say how horrid it was getting held up at knife point by a "Detroit thug" when they move away and are telling a story at dinner in the suburbs... and they will move away. As you said, it is an accessory. A short-lived, cheap rent-aided hipster mass assembly while they figure out what they want to do with their adult lives. None of these people will start families there and why would they?
I'm from Battle Creek fucking Michigan. I root for every square inch of this state to do well and succeed, especially Detroit. Fuck you.
I grew up in Bloomfield Hills. I love the Tigers, and the Olde English D is one of the best icons in all of sports. Also, I kinda like Kid Rock, and I did like the "Imported from Detroit" commercials. I also love the Red Wings, the Pistons, and the Lions. Oh, and Eminem is one of my favorite artists of all time.
You're damn right I didn't grow-up in Detroit, and I won't pretend to be a kid who was raised on the streets. I do take pride in the Midwestern work ethic and no-nonsense upbringing I had and a feel a connection to the Detroit Metro area and its teams/people/businesses, but I sure as hell don't want to "co-opt" the image of a city that is known for its crime, corruption, apathy, and general resemblance to hell. I want Detroit to succeed, but no one, NO ONE in this country looks-up to Detroit right now.
BTW...where's the airport? And most of the people using that airport...are they from the suburbs, or downtown? The sad truth is that there wouldn't even be a Detroit airport anymore if it weren't for the suburbs. So maybe you should be grateful to all those bastards who support "your" city.
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Case in point. I was the victim of an assault in the city a few years ago. Did I stop going? Hell no. I chose to work down there two years later. People who are "from" Detroit aren't scared of it. Losers are.
...but they will say "I would have stayed if it was better." Well, maybe you and the rest of the hipster masses should have really gotten involved in your communities in a meaningful way. Guess what? Going to a bunch of shows at the Magic Stick is not going to change anything. Guess what? A Robocop statue is not going to change the city. Find a better cause.
To be fair, pretty much no one but a Detroiter or well-read Michigander knows the Arsenal of Democracy thing. Hell, the Wikipedia article only mentions Pittsburgh for their steel production.
You're generalizing. I've met a lot of hipsters who have bought and are now renovating homes in Detroit. Many of those are young couples with young children. They're getting involved in a meaningful way.
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