6.11.2004

we built this city on red wings goals....

people seem to be getting their panties in a bunch over anything on television that is remotely non-mainstream. jimmy kimmel got into a lot of trouble for saying "They're going to burn the city of Detroit down if the Pistons win, and it's not worth it," the ABC affiliate in detroit got all pissy and pulled the show from its lineup and inexplicably, ABC followed suit by pulling it off the air in almost all of its affiliates. can someone plese explain to me what the big deal is? so he made a reference to post championship rioting, something that has become as automatic as courtney love getting in trouble with the law (again, nice picture courtney). so someone things detroit sucks. i think that detroit sucks and that there probably will be rioting...is blogger going to discontinue publishing my blog? it also says in the story that jimmy kimmel apologized by saying on his show, "What I said about Pistons fans during halftime was a joke, nothing more. If I offended anyone I'm sorry," he said. "Clearly, over the past 10 years, we in L.A. have taken a commanding lead in post-game riots. If the Lakers win, I plan to overturn my own car." i thought that was a pretty good apology, but it seems that detroit is still pissed off. this reminds me when conan o'brien and triumph the insult comic dog got in trouble for making fun of canadians.

f all of them. detroit and canada suck. what kills me is that it's not like detroit has a super bad reputation or it's perceived as some kind of midwest shangri-la. it's just like any other city. there are some cool things about it (motown, birthplace of eminem, etc.) and there are some not so cool things about it (high unemployment, birthplace of erik love. etc.). people make fun of LA for being such a plastic city or full of bad traffic problems. you don't see any of us getting all pissy about it do you? and let me tell you why. out here in southern california, we really do have the right attitude. hey there are some parts about living in southern california that totally suck. the smog, the traffic, the high crime rate, whatever. but because we are such laid back nice people, you know what we do when someone points this stuff out. we say BFD. is moving out of here to another city like detroit which has its own problems gonna make our life any better? of course not, so we just say, yeah traffic sucks. but hey let's go to the beach this weekend. so detroit sucks in some way, what the hell do you care what someone else says about it. just live your life and root for the pistons, either way, i don't really give a damn what you think you're entitled to.

on a related but unrelated note, it totally sucks that detroit calls itself hockeytown, because i'm almost sure that any town in canada has much more rabid and good hockey fans.

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