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Julia Roberts won't be returning for Homecoming season 2

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The Last O.G. - Season 2

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16 hours ago, Craig H said:

What Fowler said about Detroit is true. The area around Ford Field, Comerica, Hockeytown, etc. is fine. Then you have Greektown and the area around the casino, which is also good. You venture away from those areas though? Nope.

If you limit yourself to only those areas of Detroit you're missing out on a lot.

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So, that one episode of Homicide LotS where the middle class family go to a baseball game, get turned around leaving the stadium and wind up in a rough area (where they are robbed at gunpoint but it goes bad and one is killed), that's actually less unlikely than the tourist board said?

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This might be the most brilliant thing ever. You get Steve Carell back in an Office style TV series headed up by Greg Daniels about creating the fucking space force.

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5 minutes ago, Craig H said:

This might be the most brilliant thing ever. 

Not when Iannucci's simultaneously working on a Hugh Laurie-led space comedy for HBO.

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1 minute ago, West Newbury Bad Boy said:

Not when Iannucci's simultaneously working on a Hugh Laurie-led space comedy for HBO.

Holy shit. This is the first I've heard about this and it sounds amazing.

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I was reading a policy wonk's decade+ old book over the holidays and space force really doesn't seem that crazy. Of course someone else's idea came out of the shitgoblin's berder hole, so now it's funny. 

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I am a few more episodes into This Country and I think it is the funniest TV show I have ever watched. I am not kidding. I was crying while watching it last night.

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20 hours ago, supremebve said:

Detroit gets a bad rap.  The bad parts of Detroit are as bad as anywhere in the country, but there is much more nice stuff in Detroit than anyone gives it credit for.  It is not Gary, Indiana...that is the worst city I think I've ever been in, and that is saying kind of a lot.

I have been through Gary and I have to say that I have the opposite opinion.

There are parts of South Detroit that look like WW2 era war torn Europe. 

I think that the exterior shots for every movie where the bad guy's hideout was in the ruins of some abandoned building were all filmed in South Detroit.

If you're talking specifically about Downtown D'Town then yeah, it gets a bad rap.  Hockeytown is fucking awesome.  Never had any issues when I went out to watch Stanley Cup games at one of the local pubs and get my drink on.

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1 hour ago, J.T. said:

I have been through Gary and I have to say that I have the opposite opinion.

There are parts of South Detroit that look like WW2 era war torn Europe. 

I think that the exterior shots for every movie where the bad guy's hideout was in the ruins of some abandoned building were all filmed in South Detroit.

If you're talking specifically about Downtown D'Town then yeah, it gets a bad rap.  Hockeytown is fucking awesome.  Never had any issues when I went out to watch Stanley Cup games at one of the local pubs and get my drink on.

The worst parts are fucking horrible, but there are nice parts of Detroit that are as nice as any place in the country.  I have some family in Detroit that live in nice ass homes in nice ass neighborhoods.  The nicest part of Gary, Indiana is not very nice in comparison to any major city. 

My 2nd favorite Detroit story kind of highlights how nice it can be.  My cousin is in medical equipment sales and his company had a huge conference in Detroit.  So, his immediate boss, who is from Detroit, organized the leisure activities for the conference and had a whole Saturday planned out.  He spent the entire day before telling everyone how he was going to show everyone just how great of a city Detroit is and wouldn't give anyone an itinerary.  So, they get on a boat tour on the Detroit River that shows off downtown, then they do one of those beer buggy tours that stops at the trendy bars and resturants downtown, then they go to dinner at a really nice restaurant.  At this point, the day couldn't be going any better.  Everyone is a little tipsy, they were impressed by a city that everyone talks shit about, and just had a great meal.  After dinner they come out to a couple party buses...and after about 10 minutes the bus pulls up to a building with no windows.  Yep, you guessed it, my cousin's boss took the entire conference to a Detroit strip club.  The next morning, a meeting was called and it was announced that his boss was fired.  When I say that this was a huge conference for the company, I mean the entire company.  Young people, old people, men, women, Christian, Muslim, athiest, straight, gay, everyone who works for this medical equipment company left their dinner, got put on a party bus, and went to a Detroit strip club. He took them to see all of the things that make Detroit great...and to a strip club.  This dude was making at least $250,000 a year, and threw it all away because he took his entire company to a Detroit strip club.  Here's the thing, if they would have just went back to the hotel after dinner, everyone would have been raving about how great of a tour this guy organized.  My cousin was telling us how everyone during dinner was talking about how much fun they had, and they couldn't wait to see what was next...then they pulled up at a Detroit strip club.  

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The thing about Gary is that it's Indiana, and Indiana adds a layer of creepiness to every town.  I gladly drive around rural IL without a hint of trouble, but going through backwoods IN towns is like being in the beginning of a horror movie that thankfully never goes anywhere.

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Just now, Betsy Zeidler said:

The thing about Gary is that it's Indiana, and Indiana adds a layer of creepiness to every town.  I gladly drive around rural IL without a hint of trouble, but going through backwoods IN towns is like being in the beginning of a horror movie that thankfully never goes anywhere.

I'm from Ohio and I have a couple friends from Michigan and we bust each others ball all the time, but we always end with..."Well, at least you're not from Indiana."

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While students vs townies conflict likely exists in most college towns, it was very palpable in Bloomington, especially towards people from outside the state and certainly outside the country. I’m sure it was just a coincidence Monroe County was a strong Klan enclave. 

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You people are making me thinks its probably a good thing I haven't been damn near anywhere outside of Houston and Brownsville, Louisiana.

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1 hour ago, supremebve said:

I'm from Ohio and I have a couple friends from Michigan and we bust each others ball all the time, but we always end with..."Well, at least you're not from Indiana."

I've taken to calling Ohio 'North Kentucky' on the few visits I've had for various family things in the last 5 or so years.  But calling it 'East Indiana' would be a step too low.

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South Detroit is a river.

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And oh the PEOPLE in Indiana! I've got some close friends in Indy but you go to a place like, say, Terre Haute? They might as well all have three eyeballs and share a mouth.

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6 hours ago, Brian Fowler said:

South Detroit is a river.

I always laugh when I hear that Journey song singing about being born and raised in South Detroit*. There's no such place and no one from Michigan would ever refer to "South Detroit". 

* - Steve Perry was asked about the lyric and said he picked it because it sounded right not because the place was real. 

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South Detroit = Toledo?

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2 hours ago, Tabe said:

I always laugh when I hear that Journey song singing about being born and raised in South Detroit*. There's no such place and no one from Michigan would ever refer to "South Detroit". 

* - Steve Perry was asked about the lyric and said he picked it because it sounded right not because the place was real. 

I saw a local cover band in a tent once change the line to "Born and raised in Ol' Detroit" and I really appreciated it.

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7 hours ago, Tabe said:

I always laugh when I hear that Journey song singing about being born and raised in South Detroit*. There's no such place and no one from Michigan would ever refer to "South Detroit". 

That's cool since neither I nor Steve Perry are from Michigan...  

I transferred there to work at TACOM after the class instruction of my AMC internship had concluded.

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Every time I watch The Orville, I continue to be amazed that Seth McFarland made one of the best Star Trek series around.

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13 hours ago, J.T. said:

That's cool since neither I nor Steve Perry are from Michigan...  

I transferred there to work at TACOM after the class instruction of my AMC internship had concluded.

Although it looked like it, my comment wasn't intended as a shot at you. You ain't from Michigan, it's all good :)

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