Detroit, MI.... what do you think of when you hear that?

United States
May 30, 2009 10:30pm CST
I was just curious as to what comes to your mind when you hear anything about Detroit, MI..... ok, yes there are the problems we are having with the Big 3 automotive companies, that is so old news around here... either you worked for them, or you are about to no longer work for them... but there are so many interesting things too... like: 2008 Stanley Cup Champs.... Detroit Red Wings!! Kid Rock is from here.... if you are into him you would know this!! Eminem is also from here... another one if you listen too.. also they are building up a couple movie studios here... we are going to have the second biggest movie studio outside of California... and they give tax breaks for those who make movies here... so they have been making alot of movies here lately. Ted Nuggent, Bob Seger, Jeff Daniels, Robin Williams and even Madonna all came from Michigan.... did you know that?? there are some really cool things that I have been looking up lately... so what do you think when you hear Detroit, MI?? what about your area? ..what can you share about where you live?
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• United States
16 Jun 09
I'm from Michigan and although I will definitely visit Detroit, it's not one of my favorite places. I do love where I live. So much so I even created a website for the community and for people thinking about visiting northern Michigan. www.northernmidmichigan.com
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• United States
18 Jun 09
Wow that looks like a really nice site... I think alot people could learn alot about michigan that way. thanks for the response and happy mylotting!
@jcc51189 (78)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Hmmm, I think about the auto companies, Eminem, urban, gunshots lol. I am from Ontario California, part of what they call the Inland Empire of Southern California. I think of cows, hot weather, also very cold weather. desert, malls, barren fields, tumbleweeds ^_^
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• United States
3 Jun 09
...well I bet it is pretty desert, barren fields and tumbleweeds. thanks for the response and have a great night!!
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
31 May 09
When I think of Detroit, I think about the MGM and Greektown casinos, and wishing I was there. I just live an hour south of Detroit. Its sad when I see the decline in a once vibrant historical city. I didn't know about the movie studio, thats a good thing. I would love to see Detroit make a big comeback.
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• United States
3 Jun 09
thanks!! It is really sad to see so much go down so fast here with the automotive and the unemployment and everything get affected by it... but if the movie studios work out well here (which they are turning one of the temporary Casino buildings into the movie studio) it will be a big improvment and they are working on a few movies here as well... that is kinda neat when we see audition calls for extras on the news. thanks for the response and have a great night!!
• United States
31 May 09
I think Michael Moore, the auto makers screwing everyone and not much else. yeah being a jersey girl i am aware that is where madonna, eminem and kid rock are from there and no offense but i don't like any of them. lol. i heard about the movie thing and that is good news. not into hockey either. i can imagine what you think of jersey cos it seems that people have lots of crazy ideas about us, like we are all like the sopranos,lol. too funny. i live in central nj, it is overpopulated but it is where i am from. we can see the nyc skyline and 911 was a scary time here. i feel we have it all here. the mountains, the shore,the city. it is expensive to live here but like i said, this is where i was born and raised. i have traveled all over the country but i couldn't live anywhere else. the people here have a jersey attitude and that's cool with me. you can tell the people who aren't from here but even though i get frustrated with the high cost of living and all i feel secure cause atleast i know what i am in for. famous jersey people? well, my fav bon jovi!! bruce willis, springsteen, sinatra, hmmn there are lots more but i can't think this morning!!! oh yea the infamous jim mcgreevy the governor who quit cos he was gay, he was mayor of my town and believe me everyone knew he was gay, no one cared. his wife says she didn't know, yeah right, the whole town did. whatever! whitney houston, ashley tisdale, more celebs...
• United States
3 Jun 09
Oh my gosh, you have a lot of people out of Jersey!!! that is soooo cool!! When I think of NJ I think of the move "Last Kiss Goodnight" with Geena Davis and Sameul Jackson...and Samuel Jackson made a comment about getting out of Jersey... "half the population has tried and failed"... LOL, I have seen that movie more than once. I dont think of it like the Sapranos when I think of NJ ....afterall it is "The Garden State".... we drove through it about 15 yrs ago, we did a road trip from Michigan to NY... to Mass.... to Niagra Falls...and then home through Cananda... it was an awesome trip and I still remember how beautiful and all the farm land and how pretty it was, until we got closer to NY...LOL and we only got lost a bit on the freeway (in the express lane) and ended up in the wrong place but we still have something to talk about everytime we talk about that trip!! thanks for sharing that, I really enjoy reading about other areas besides my own!! have a great night!
• United States
31 May 09
this is rude, i know it, and i apologize. but this also makes me smile. when i read or hear about detroit, i always think "dirt-troit". that is what my late father called it, and he had spent a great deal of time there. i have no idea how accurate my father's nickname for the city is, nor do i care. "dirt-troit" reminds me of my much loved and missed daddy. in my heart that city will always be called "dirt-troit".
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• United States
3 Jun 09
Its ok, I am not offended at all... hey there are worse names it has been called at times... like the lovely little sayings like... "Detroit, where the strong survive and the weak are eaten".... etc. but it is also great that it reminds you of your father... and that is a good memory. thanks for the response and have a great night!!
@tonyllenium (6262)
• Italy
31 May 09
the first things i have in my mind that i can associate with the city of Detroit is cars surely..but also something like music as you mentioned..Eminem,kid rocks...also a factory city.... It si true that The red wings won the stanley cup but i like more Anheim Ducks...so this is not a thought coming in my mind...:)
• United States
3 Jun 09
I am always still amazed when I hear that someone gets famous for something good and they are from somewhere in Michigan.. I love to find out all that I can about my state!! thanks for the response... and hey A DUCKS fan is fine... I love hockey!! LOL happy mylotting!!
@Jixapose (97)
• United States
31 May 09
Lately, and mostly because of the news, I think of the auto industry. Usually, though I think MoTown music
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• United States
3 Jun 09
oh yes we are definitely still known as Motown... and that is just one of the great things we still hear about around here!! thanks for the response and have a great night!
@anniefannie (1737)
• United States
31 May 09
when i think of Detroit mi i think of my brother he lived there for years and worked for chysler. i went to visit him in 1964 my first vacation after i started to work.i knew Madonna was from detroit but knew nothing about the others.nothing much is around this area ut Martin is about 16 miles from me. the banana festable used to be 6 miles from me.Goodyear tire plant 10 miles away it sure is exciting around here.lol
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• United States
3 Jun 09
thats cool that you have that much stuff around you...and yes, when you have alot of things like that it is always exciting!! thanks for sharing that and have a great night!
@amybrezik (2121)
• United States
31 May 09
I don't think of the problems right now, but I do think of cars, that's for sure.
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• United States
3 Jun 09
yes we are known for our cars that is so right, and right now they are reorganizing everything so it will be interesting to see what happens in the next year or two!! thanks for the response and have a great night!