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Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Oh, You Know I’m Kinda Obsessed with Detroit…LOVE THIS!


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Message Received Detroit. I love to keep track of what’s going on there, but the commercial is right, I don’t know Detroit. I haven’t been there since my 7th grade field trip to Greenfield Village, well, unless you count flying in and immediately jumping in a rental car and going to  Ann Arbor thirteen years ago, which I don’t. This commercial gives me so many goosebumps it actually almost makes me want to buy a Chrysler, and ahhh, tell ‘em Lee Iaccoca sent me. At the very least, it made me put 8 Mile in my Netflix queue, put on some Eminem (hope the city comes back like he has), and oh, it also makes me want to pull out my Chapelle DVDs and watch the one where he raps “Jokes and jokes and jokes and spaghetti…8 MILE!”

P.S. Does anyone know if the murals they show during the beginning are by the same artist who did the murals in Cincinnati’s amazing Art Deco Union Terminal (some of which are now in the Cincinnati airport)?

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    February 24th, 2011 at 9:28 pm (#)

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  2. Megs says:

    February 25th, 2011 at 10:02 am (#)

    I on an embarrassingly regular basis say, “I got jokes and jokes and jokes…” but I have been saying it ever since I saw that episode of Chapelle and so I kind of forgot where I even got it from. Now I want to pull out my Chapelle DVDs!

  3. AprilAries says:

    February 28th, 2011 at 6:34 am (#)

    Thanks for sharing this video Becky! This is the first time I’ve seen it – (didn’t catch Super Bowl this year, even though it was being played just down the highway from me and only a 15 minute drive to the new Cowboy Stadium). Hubby and I are BIG Eminem fans. We’ve now got our kiddos listening to and liking him. Odd, I know. In the 90′s, many parents were trying to ban him! At least his songs, anyway. I have also thought Detroit gets a bad rap. Never been there, but HBO’s “HUNG” is set there and you can see some of the city in the intro scene. Lots of very nice, upscale areas there, but I LOVE how this video embraces that hard grittiness Detroit is known for and glorifies it as its strength.

  4. Lisa~LeafandInk says:

    March 4th, 2011 at 5:31 pm (#)

    Winold Reiss is the artist you are referring to that painted the murals.

    I have attached a link for you to read more about this amazing artist.

  5. Becky says:

    March 5th, 2011 at 11:07 am (#)

    Megs, too funny! I miss Chappelle – the man literally came and got him just like they used to parody on the show.

    April, the HUNG opening is great and sad. I think that’s why I love this commercial so much. Apparently it just received on of the Ted conference’s first ad awards.

    Lisa, I love your blog, and thanks so much for the information. I love those murals!

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