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Posted: 9/11/2010 3:24:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 3:35:34 PM EDT by S_A_C]
You know those "Pure Michigan" commercials where Tim Allen tries to convince you that Michigan isn't a steaming pile of failed socialist experiment?, and that you should come and check out the ghetto, and the yuppies..... err..... water, and.... uh..... stuff? Well here's some that didn't make the cut, enjoy:

Pure Michigan-Detroit

Pure Michigan-Construction

Pure Michigan-Potholes

Pure Michigan-Late St. Clair

Pure Michigan-Fashion

Pure Michigan-Royal Oak

Pure Michigan-Please Come Back
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:03:04 AM EDT
Bump. Someone must find these funny.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:49:12 AM EDT
ah, so true
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 1:05:12 AM EDT
tag for home.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:11:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By S_A_C:
You know those "Pure Michigan" commercials where Tim Allen tries to convince you that Michigan isn't a steaming pile of failed socialist experiment?, and that you should come and check out the ghetto, and the yuppies..... err..... water, and.... uh..... stuff? Well here's some that didn't make the cut, enjoy:

Pure Michigan-Detroit

Pure Michigan-Construction

Pure Michigan-Potholes

Pure Michigan-Late St. Clair

Pure Michigan-Fashion

Pure Michigan-Royal Oak

Pure Michigan-Please Come Back


Watched two so far
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:14:32 AM EDT
Michigan only has two seasons...


...winter and construction.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:16:42 AM EDT
They nailed Royal Oak perfectly.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:21:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 10:22:44 AM EDT by MadCowRacer]
Sorry SAC but the Western side of the state isn't as shitty as the rest of the unionized crap hole that the western side brings to the forefront. Small town attitudes for the small towns that speckle the western shore. Its a lot like Illinois Detroit and the unions break the back of the rest of the hardworking state.

I think the commercials are funny, but don't like how Michigan is perceived.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:32:03 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Chris_C:
They nailed Royal Oak perfectly.



+1

My FIL is from Royal Oak and I feel surrounded by d-bags every time we go do Royal Oak.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 10:57:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:
Sorry SAC but the Western side of the state isn't as shitty as the rest of the unionized crap hole that the western side brings to the forefront. Small town attitudes for the small towns that speckle the western shore. Its a lot like Illinois Detroit and the unions break the back of the rest of the hardworking state.

I think the commercials are funny, but don't like how Michigan is perceived.

We spent one week going from Mears all the way to Traverse City...all I saw was closed down and for sale properties outside of the tourist spots...even downtown Manistee along river street is dead..

The whole state is hit.

Looking forward to being able to pull out one day.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:02:29 AM EDT
Want Fallout 4 in real life, visit Detroit!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:06:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chris_C:

Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:
Sorry SAC but the Western side of the state isn't as shitty as the rest of the unionized crap hole that the western side brings to the forefront. Small town attitudes for the small towns that speckle the western shore. Its a lot like Illinois Detroit and the unions break the back of the rest of the hardworking state.

I think the commercials are funny, but don't like how Michigan is perceived.

We spent one week going from Mears all the way to Traverse City...all I saw was closed down and for sale properties outside of the tourist spots...even downtown Manistee along river street is dead..

The whole state is hit.

Looking forward to being able to pull out one day.

Mears to Traverse City? Do that trip every month.(Live right about in Mears)

I agree with those findings as well, though the farther north, the better it seems to get.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:07:01 AM EDT
Pretty good stuff.

I wouldn't want to have to make a living and be a resident there, but the upper half of the LP and the UP are pretty good places to visit for outdoors type things. I avoid the cities.

First time I've heard of mayflies being called fish flies.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:20:19 AM EDT
Isn't that true about the fish flies and lake St. Clair. Yuck.

And everything closes in Grosse Pointe's village at 9 so that the riff raff stays away. LOL

Listen, you want a nice vacation head up north. Lakes, islands, wine country. There's nothing down here worth vacation time; but I think most people are already aware of that.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:22:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TylerF:

Originally Posted By Chris_C:

Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:
Sorry SAC but the Western side of the state isn't as shitty as the rest of the unionized crap hole that the western side brings to the forefront. Small town attitudes for the small towns that speckle the western shore. Its a lot like Illinois Detroit and the unions break the back of the rest of the hardworking state.

I think the commercials are funny, but don't like how Michigan is perceived.

We spent one week going from Mears all the way to Traverse City...all I saw was closed down and for sale properties outside of the tourist spots...even downtown Manistee along river street is dead..

The whole state is hit.

Looking forward to being able to pull out one day.


Mears to Traverse City? Do that trip every month.(Live right about in Mears)

I agree with those findings as well, though the farther north, the better it seems to get.



It's a real shame too. I lived there for 15 years. Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and Marquette. Yep I'm a bit of a nomad. Beautiful state, still miss it.

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:25:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By shooter69:
Isn't that true about the fish flies and lake St. Clair. Yuck.

And everything closes in Grosse Pointe's village at 9 so that the riff raff stays away. LOL

Listen, you want a nice vacation head up north. Lakes, islands, wine country. There's nothing down here worth vacation time; but I think most people are already aware of that.

We get those bastard fly's at the Ambassador Bridge as well...tho not as bad.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:28:48 AM EDT
Driving there tomorrow...I will be in the downriver fashion district
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:31:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chris_C:
They nailed Royal Oak perfectly.



QFT! I used to go for bike night, until I realized my '81 Yamaha wasn't nearly shiny enough...
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:32:47 AM EDT
Ah the potholes, I remember them well.

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Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:33:13 AM EDT
Fish flies FTW. Gaah, they were bad this year.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:38:48 AM EDT
Midwest tourism videos rule!

Cleveland!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:55:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 11:58:45 AM EDT by AR15fan]
Originally Posted By S_A_C:
You know those "Pure Michigan" commercials where Tim Allen tries to convince you that Michigan isn't a steaming pile of failed socialist experiment?, and that you should come and check out the ghetto, and the yuppies..... err..... water, and.... uh..... stuff? Well here's some that didn't make the cut, enjoy:

Pure Michigan-Royal Oak


My wife is from Royal Oak. It turned into yuppie central around 1993.

MIL lives in Warren
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:57:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:
Sorry SAC but the Western side of the state isn't as shitty as the rest of the unionized crap hole...


Berrien County is a shithole of gary indiana proportions.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 11:59:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:
Sorry SAC but the Western side of the state isn't as shitty as the rest of the unionized crap hole...


Berrien County is a shithole of gary indiana proportions.


Not all of it. St. Joe is very nice and Berrien Springs isn't too bad. Benton Harbor on the other hand... My dad was a cop there in the early/mid 1980s and spent his entire time there trying to find a job someplace else.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:01:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:
Sorry SAC but the Western side of the state isn't as shitty as the rest of the unionized crap hole...


Berrien County is a shithole of gary indiana proportions.



Whats not to like about Benton Harbor?
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:04:45 PM EDT
I love Michigan, never want to leave.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:09:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:
Sorry SAC but the Western side of the state isn't as shitty as the rest of the unionized crap hole...


Berrien County is a shithole of gary indiana proportions.



Whats not to like about Benton Harbor?


Friend of mine worked in their Juvenile detention center for several years. Lived in Berrien Springs. He works for a wyoming sheriffs department now and is much happier.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:16:44 PM EDT
Hey, we brought the world Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Eminem dammit!!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:21:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TylerF:

Originally Posted By Chris_C:

Originally Posted By MadCowRacer:
Sorry SAC but the Western side of the state isn't as shitty as the rest of the unionized crap hole that the western side brings to the forefront. Small town attitudes for the small towns that speckle the western shore. Its a lot like Illinois Detroit and the unions break the back of the rest of the hardworking state.

I think the commercials are funny, but don't like how Michigan is perceived.

We spent one week going from Mears all the way to Traverse City...all I saw was closed down and for sale properties outside of the tourist spots...even downtown Manistee along river street is dead..

The whole state is hit.

Looking forward to being able to pull out one day.

Mears to Traverse City? Do that trip every month.(Live right about in Mears)

I agree with those findings as well, though the farther north, the better it seems to get.


Hmmm, looks like I need to do some property shopping up that way.



Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:22:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jb241970:
Hey, we brought the world Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Eminem dammit!!


Bob Segar & Madonna as well. Sorry about that last one.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:23:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jb241970:
Hey, we brought the world Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Eminem dammit!!

And Bob Seger, Grand Funk Railroad, Aretha Franklin, Iggy Pop, The Temps, The Tops and Stevie Wonder.


dammit.
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:23:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By UV830:

Originally Posted By jb241970:
Hey, we brought the world Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Eminem dammit!!

And Bob Seger, Grand Funk Railroad, Aretha Franklin, Iggy Pop, The Temps, The Tops and Stevie Wonder.


dammit.


Yes! Yes! there's more!
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:36:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jb241970:
Originally Posted By UV830:

Originally Posted By jb241970:
Hey, we brought the world Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Eminem dammit!!

And Bob Seger, Grand Funk Railroad, Aretha Franklin, Iggy Pop, The Temps, The Tops and Stevie Wonder.


dammit.


Yes! Yes! there's more!


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Link Posted: 9/12/2010 12:51:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2010 1:03:41 PM EDT
I like my summer home on Lake Michigan, and the area surrounding it. Michigan is much more than Detroit and it's burbs!

Link Posted: 9/12/2010 1:08:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UV830:

Originally Posted By jb241970:
Hey, we brought the world Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Eminem dammit!!

And Bob Seger, Grand Funk Railroad, Aretha Franklin, Iggy Pop, The Temps, The Tops and Stevie Wonder.


dammit.
And let's not forget Lansing's finest, the Crucifucks.


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 1:16:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 1:18:04 PM EDT by Chris_C]
"The Electrifying MoJo" and along with Jeff Mills aka "DJ Wizard"...."It's time!!!" IM me an email for a DJ Wizard rip from 1984.


Link Posted: 9/12/2010 1:40:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2010 1:49:01 PM EDT by Isenhelm]
warms my heart

Born and raised in MI and then I got the fuck out.
Politics ruined that state.

Royal Oak! man that place is fucking terrible now, It was much different over a decade ago. Douche bags to say the least.

damn some of this stuff looks so different (worse) than 10 years ago... even Gibralter trade center looks more generic.. It was more interesting before.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:54:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 6:59:20 AM EDT by Lumpy196]
Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By UV830:

Originally Posted By jb241970:
Hey, we brought the world Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Eminem dammit!!

And Bob Seger, Grand Funk Railroad, Aretha Franklin, Iggy Pop, The Temps, The Tops and Stevie Wonder.


dammit.
And let's not forget Lansing's finest, the Crucifucks.





You guys forgot both Meatmen and The Almighty Lumberjacks of Death.

ETA: And I forgot MC5.
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