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Cosmogrl
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Username: Cosmogrl

Post Number: 21
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 64.12.116.204
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 7:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's a burned out shell for the most part. I love those cool signs on that other post. I like that Detroit is unique in that it is a total wasteland in most areas.
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Alexei289
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Username: Alexei289

Post Number: 1080
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.61.183.223
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 7:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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*quickly and quietly shuffles Cosmogrl out of the room*
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Cosmogrl
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Username: Cosmogrl

Post Number: 23
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 64.12.116.204
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 7:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, I was complimenting the city's uniqueness!!! LOL
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Boo
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Username: Boo

Post Number: 117
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 68.72.244.70
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 7:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

and *burnt out wastelands* are cool because?
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Machoken
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Username: Machoken

Post Number: 1162
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.85.155.145
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 7:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cosmogrl, don't you just love the taste of toejam in the afternoon?
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Bussey
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Username: Bussey

Post Number: 150
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 69.212.215.86
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 7:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i love the badlands of South Dakota....
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Smogboy
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Username: Smogboy

Post Number: 2106
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 69.47.100.44
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 2:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This is almost like a left handed compliment about Detroit. It's akin to saying "I think your sister is really cute despite being 450 lbs., having bad breath and the warts on her forehead." Unique yes, but complimentary??
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Jams
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Username: Jams

Post Number: 2992
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.252.68.120
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 8:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, I had a blind date with her once.....I was told she had a nice personality.
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Detroit313
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Username: Detroit313

Post Number: 15
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 72.229.136.103
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 4:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

SMOGBOY is right. "DETROIT is soooo cool because of it's trash, and oh don't you just love the beautiful rotting buildings"!! Hey jackass (cosmogrl)say nice things about DETROIT, wasteland is not one of them.313
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Tetsua
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Username: Tetsua

Post Number: 558
Registered: 01-2004
Posted From: 69.246.0.197
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 11:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A legitimate cool thing about the D is the street grid. After going to some of the east coast cities and driving in loops that don't seem to connect to anything, I'm always so glad to get back home.
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Leoqueen
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Username: Leoqueen

Post Number: 1195
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 207.74.195.249
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you cant say something constructive, dont say anything at all, cosmogrl.

why bother to start this thread?
what is your agenda?
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Cosmogrl
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Username: Cosmogrl

Post Number: 26
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 70.233.2.16
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OMG!! Please, it was a joke. Obviously it was not taken as such. I do love Detroit. And I think it has a lot to offer. I'm glad it's coming back (although somewhat slowly, Rome was not built overnight.) So please refrain from calling me a jackass. Thank you.
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Jt1
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Username: Jt1

Post Number: 7075
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 198.208.159.20
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 11:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jackass.

:-) Just kidding.
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Smogboy
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Username: Smogboy

Post Number: 2121
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 69.47.100.44
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cosmogrl, you of all people should realize the power of words. Like I said earlier, this was taken by many as a left handed compliment at our proud city. If it was a joke it was a horribly written and badly delivered. You completely missed your target and the humor was sorely lacking.

Consider the people that are on this thread. It's about Detroit so obviously the people who post here care about Detroit in their own unique way. It's not that we can't make fun of our own quirks & stumbles (Lord knows we all do!) but we at least try to frame it in such a way where we can laugh at it together.
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Leoqueen
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Username: Leoqueen

Post Number: 1197
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 207.74.195.249
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Read this thread...

What's the WEIRDEST thing you have ever seen in Detroit?

It was truly funny, and allowed us to laugh at ourselves
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Supersport
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Username: Supersport

Post Number: 9967
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.118.137.226
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cosmogirl is a jackass. The fact that she is a jackass and most likely stays far away from Detroit is one of the many cool things I like about Detroit. The day she begins to think Detroit is cool is the day my little piece of utopia crash and burns.
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Itsjeff
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Username: Itsjeff

Post Number: 5703
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 208.27.111.125
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 12:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually, I like Cosmogirl. She's pure trailor trash. That's what so cool about her.
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Mpow
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Username: Mpow

Post Number: 181
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 200.65.7.62
Posted on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 8:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it is a great post, I like detroit for its emptiness and abandonment too..remember we are posting on the "ruins of detroit" not some pta board. Detroit is free and full of imagination. Cheers.
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Livedog2
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Username: Livedog2

Post Number: 21
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 24.223.133.177
Posted on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 9:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What did you expect, Cosmogirl?

Cosmogirl

Hey Cosmogirl, did you get your payoff!

Love me, hate me but don't not pay attention to me!!

On to the next thing!!!
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Mackinaw
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Username: Mackinaw

Post Number: 1331
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 141.213.173.94
Posted on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 10:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The emptiness is okay only in the sense that it represents a clean slate with so much future potential.

Other than that, the extreme emptiness of some areas takes away our urban character. It is not good that in many neighborhoods we cannot enjoy traditional urban living in dense, side by side, beautiful 2 story brick houses the way one could 50-100 years ago, but half of them aren't there anymore. Thus the neighborhood has been scarred. Other areas are so empty they don't feel like a city anymore. When I was in Brightmoor yesterday, which I desribed in my Detroit Project Day thread, it hardly felt like an inner city neighborhood.
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Detroit313
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Username: Detroit313

Post Number: 22
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 12.45.2.184
Posted on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 10:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings when I called you jackass, but you hurt mine when you dogged my city out. This may be a ruins website about DETROIT, but this is a DETROITYES!!!! forum. So say nice this about DETROIT. Or start a DETROITNO!!!! forum. 313
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Hornwrecker
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Username: Hornwrecker

Post Number: 996
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 66.2.148.51
Posted on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 10:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Detroit313
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Username: Detroit313

Post Number: 26
Registered: 02-2006
Posted From: 12.45.2.184
Posted on Sunday, April 02, 2006 - 11:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love it! DETROIT has character! Besides being V-iolent. But what city can say that it has rode the waves with the big boys, fallen to bottom of the barrell and come back again. DETROIT is still a grand ol city. Say what you want about the D' but don't jock it when it returns.313
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Chitaku
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Username: Chitaku

Post Number: 59
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 1:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How are we supposed to say nice things about DETROIT when our corrupt city govt can't run the damn city!I'm sick of the propoganda put out by the inept city gov, telling us to say nice things to outsiders while the defacate all over the legacy of the city I love. I have put so much faith into this city over the years and constantly watch it let me down.And then were stuck with that halfass ignorant corporation General Motors as our biggest economic reliance. If anything we citizens deserve some kind of reward for putting up witht this horsesh#t. Sorry to vent to ya'l,l today I was reading an article about the once grand Belle Isle Aquarium, it just really pissed me off. I don't see myself leaving the city anytime soon, but for godsakes enough is enough!


PS thank god for the Pistons. They make me proud
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Smogboy
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Username: Smogboy

Post Number: 2197
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 69.47.100.44
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 2:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

okay okay... we get it already Chitaku! I think a lot of us feel the same way with the frustration about the local government, BUT there's obviously something here that keeps us lingering around. If it's for you the Pistons, then so be it. But obviously there has to be something appealing here for us to stay- if not, what does it say about us?

Detroit's got many things wrong with it but it's also got some of the kindest people, phenomenal food, great architectural gems, cultural institutions, loyal fans to some pretty decent sports teams and many other things that make this area a great place to live.
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Chitaku
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Username: Chitaku

Post Number: 62
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 2:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hear ya Smogboy, just a little frustrated.

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