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Pistonian_revolution
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 5:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the recent metro times story with kid rock as boob of the year gave me an idea.

who is your favorite detroit celebrity?
who is your most hated detroit celebrity?

it could be a politician, local news caster, athlete, random person, international rap artist, whatever. your fave celeb could even be Lowell Boileau (sp?)
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Tkelly1986
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 7:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

favorite: Bob Seger or Tom Seleck

hated: Colman Young; enough people knew who that clown was and he thought he was a celebrity.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 8:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

favorite: Kwame K.
least favorite: Henry Ford
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 8:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hated: Jack White.

Favorite: Willie Horton.

(Message edited by DetroitSTAR on January 26, 2007)
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Pam
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 8:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Hated: Jack Black



Do you mean Jack White?
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Detroitstar
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 8:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, thats what I meant. lol
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Kenp
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 8:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

not another black white issue
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Pam
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 8:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Favorite- don't really have one

Least favorite- I never understood the appeal of Bill Bonds.
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Jt1
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 8:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can't stand the fact that the tart Karen Newman is considered a local celebrity because she sings the national anthem at Wings games.
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Norwalk
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does Joe Henry count! He is my fave as of late!
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Citylover
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Henry Ford least fevorite.......I really wonder about some of you.He only created the middle class but to hell with him he doesn't fit the agenda........pathetic.
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Jt1
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The question was favorite and least favorite. It is someone's opinion. While your opinion may differ it doesn't make others wrong.
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Queensfinest
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do you consider Iggy Pop to be a Detroit celebrity? That guy is still great.
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Citylover
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

just woefully uninformed jt1..........and I know you are still singing ..."christmas on woodward avenue"... ala Karen Newman all this time after the Holidays........
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Jt1
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Luckily I don't know the song since I change the channel when she comes on. The Rockettes ad is still in my head even though they weren't in Detroit this year.
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Southen
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Favorites: Tom Selleck, Jeff Daniels

Least Favorite: Easily 100% Madonna. No pride at all.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"He only created the middle class but to hell with him he doesn't fit the agenda........pathetic."

Maybe he has something against anti-semites?
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56packman
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Charlottepaul--is Kwame a celebrity or an elected official? Would he act in the interests of the city and its embattled citizens better if he stopped acting like a celebrity and more like an elected official entrusted with the care and growth of the city, funded by the people who work and live there?
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Citylover
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The song is bad, really bad.....it takes effort to make a song shitty but it takes real effort to make something like xmas on woodward avenue
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Tiorted
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

fav: Coleman
least fav: L. Brooks
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Kenp
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

fav: Dave Bing, Jerome Bettis, Roger penske
least fav: Barry Gordy
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Citylover
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 9:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

so that is what h ford is defined as iheartthed an antisemite? never mind that he created hundred of thousands of jobs.never mind that his vision enabled those same hundreds of thousands including black, jews, and who ever else was able bodied to have a life style unimagined before that.

Wa he perfect of coutse not but this childish take on things is disheartening
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Yvette248
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 10:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Favorite: Aretha Franklin, Tommy Hearns
Least : Definitely, definitely Kid Rock


(I also don't think politicians qualify as celebrities.)
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Quozl
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 10:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who is my favorite Detroit celebrity? Lamont Dozier or Smokie Robinson (tie).

Who is my least favorite Detroit celebrity? Casey Kasem

(Message edited by quozl on January 26, 2007)
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Gambling_man
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 10:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Least favorite: Jack White hands down.

Quozl, I'm wondering why Casey Kasem? He has always been a supporter of Detroit and of Wayne State........?!?
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Cambrian
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 11:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually Casey Kasem is from Flint.

Faves George C Scott, George Pepard (A Team)

Least Faves Kid Rock and Eminem. The values they are teaching young people are detestable.
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Quozl
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 11:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gambling_man:

That may be the case as I have been away from everything Detroit since '74 and was not aware of his support of WSU and Detroit. When I think of Casey I associate him with tenny-bopper, crappy Top 40 music.

Okay, I am going to change my least favorite to: Michael "Mike" Ilitch

Now I know he purports to being a BIG supporter of Detroit and I do love the Tigers and Wings, I just wish he would stop tearing his properties down to make surface parking lots. I chose him because...I hate his pizza, it sux!
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Kenp
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 11:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

George C. Scott was an excellent choice, he loved Detroit and showed it openly. He was a huge Tiger fan.
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Quozl
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 11:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought Kid Rock was from Romeo.
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Oldredfordette
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So what if Henry Ford supported Adolph Hitler? Hey, he made a lot of money.

I liked his grandson the Deuce much better. Never complain, never explain.

Least fave? Diana Ross/Madonna.
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Beavis1981
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cl- henry ford was notoriously anti-jewish. Albert Kahn only worked for ford with the understanding that he never had to meet ford face to face.
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Mackinaw
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Ford was vehemently anti-Semitic, but around 1920, at least half of the world was. No defending it, though...

Ford, even in the earlier days of mass car production, knew that the car was something that would bring the mobility that could free people from cities and give us sprawl, which at that time was a very romantic idea. I think the attitude instilled by this vision of car ownership became lethal in the generation following Ford, i.e. 1940s-60s, as cars were taken for granted and sprawl in its modern sense was born. For this, one can certainly resent Ford.

I agree, though, that he did largely create the industrial middle class in Detroit, and for 80-100 years relying on this industry largely built Detroit. We can't blame Ford for the fact that these days are now passing, and we can't blame him for the pollution effect of cars because that's the last thing anyone was thinking about before 1960. For most non-Detroiters, he is associated positively with Detroit, and is probably the most well known historical figure from here.


Albert Kahn and Bernhardt Stroh are my favorite Detroiters.
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Jasoncw
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 12:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Something similair happened with the DAC, he designed it, but jews weren't allowed in, but he was made an exception, but he denied the invitiation.

I don't like Kid Rock.

But speaking of Albert Kahn, I like him. :-)
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Patrick
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 12:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Most fave: Dodge Brothers or Henry Ford

Least fave: Debbie Schlussel/ICP
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Mtm
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Favs: Aretha and Mary Wilson

Least Fav: Diane Ross who years ago had a "homecoming" concert in NY's Central Park.
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Wash_man
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 1:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Favorite: Jerome Bettis
Least favorite: Kid Rock although he's not from the city, just the area. The sound of his voice talking or singing (questionable) gives me the creeps. He's quite ugly too.
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Ed_golick
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 1:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cambrian,
Casey's from Detroit. Went to Northwestern.
http://detroitkidshow.com/Case y_Kasem.htm
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Kristina
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 1:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

favorite: helen thomas
least favorite: ugh, kid rock.
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Iheartthed
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Okay, well not only was he an anti-semite but he was also very instrumental in fostering the racial rifts that still exist in metro-Detroit today. I think we can all agree that the racial divide just seems a bit more stark in Detroit than the rest of the country. Well that might possibly be because Mr. Ford used black Americans from the south to bust unions. Oh, but he sure as hell created a lot of jobs!

By the way, I never said he was on my most hated list, but a saint he was not...
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Citylover
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 2:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you are just plain ignorant.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 2:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Because I'm smarter than you?
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Detroit_stylin
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(political) CAY: (love him or hate him) becuase he actively stood up against the government when most political leaders cowered in fear for their comfortable positions...

(other) Eminem (love him or hate) simply because he represents Detroit no matter where he goes he makes sure he speaks about it good or bad. More Detroiters (city and suburbanite) should have the civic pride he does...

(sports) While not a Detroit native Rasheed Wallace and RIP Hamilton do enormous amounts of things for the city directly such as Sheed's donation that gave Kettering HS a brand new library stocked with brand new books...
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Wash_man
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Detroit_stylin made me think: How could we forget Steve Yzerman. Not a native either, but certainly he is associated with Detroit wherever he goes. He's 41 (I think) and moved here when he was 18 so I guess he's a Detroiter by default. (Please don't argue that he doesn't live in the city. Neither do most of the people mentioned here.)

He is definitely one of my favorites. He exemplified class at his jersey retirement ceremony.
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Carolcb
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Willie Horton.
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65memories
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Favorite: Joe Dumars, Ernie Harwell
Least: Ted Nugent, Kid Rock
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Farrer
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Fave: the Ghettoman
Fave Not: Tau Cetis
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Quozl
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Kristina, I never knew Helen Thomas grew up in Detroit and attended WSU. Thanks for the insight.
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Beavis1981
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On a side note why does everybody put henry up on pedestal? He wasn't trying to revolutionize america with 5 dollars a day. It happened, but was not his intention. $5 was actually $3 a day until you worked their for a year. Due to the horrid repetive nature of assembly line work there was a high turnover/call in rate. It was somewhere around 1,400 workers on payroll to have a 1,000 actually there. On top of that you subject to fords "morality police"- thugs that would strongarm unions and conduct random searchs of homes.
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Patrick
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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2007 - 4:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Quozl thats my aunty u talkin about lol.
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Detroitstar
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Yzerman is one of very few Detroit athletes that actually did live IN the city though. He spent nearly 3 years at Riverfront Towers.
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Quozl
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Patrick, I am not disrespecting Helen or Kristina. I was shocked when I looked at her bio and saw she grew up in Detroit. Let me ask you this, is she related to Danny Thomas?
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Ed_golick
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Isaiah Thomas is a jerk.
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Chitaku
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like- Jack white, like him or not he did a lot for the city. Yzerman of course is the man, Casey Kasem fellow WSU'er.

No likey- Kid rock eminem- losers who live wayyyy outside the city in cushy northern Oakland county.
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least fav: Diana Ross for turning her back on Florence Ballard when she needed help.

fav but only a celeb to me: Stan VanTeem from 1968,mm, what a guy.
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Beavis1981
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last I checked eminem was in clinton township?
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Detroit_stylin
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Em spent time in the city in fact at least from sources I read, spent a stint in a neighborhood just south of gratiot and the BLVD...
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Beavis1981
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"the other side of chalmers" yeah I was talking about where he presently resides though
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Gary
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Willie Horton, Dave Bing, Gates Brown, Bob Seeger and the late Earl Wilson are all class acts.

Ted Nugent and Diana Ross would top my list of least favorites.
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Chitaku
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Beavis,
Eminem used to live in Clinton Township, in my old subdivision actually. Before he moved in a girl in my grade lived there and threw the best parties. They had an indoor pool, slurpee machine and other cool things (I lived in the less ballin' part of the sub).Once Marshall moved in the sub went on lockdown and those D12 assholes were always around town, along with his trashy wife getting into bar fights and picking their daughter up from the local school. I did see Em playing with his daughter and some other kids in the back yard a lot. He has since moved into the former Kmart CEO's house in Oakland twp
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Quinn
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Favorite: Coleman Young "Aloha MotherF$@%s"

Least Favorite: Paula Tutman (too full of herself)

Our most noted and famous celeb has to be Madonna...and yes you queens she's from Detroit (even if she doesn't think so). But she's not my favorite simply for the fact that deigns to declare her roots here. Byotch. ;P
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Chitaku
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didn't her and Guy go to bay city a while back to see her "roots"?
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Gistok
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Favorite: Lily Tomlin (She's always made me laugh!)
Least Favorite: Ted Nugent (He's always been a jerk!)
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Best: Steve Yzerman.

Worst: Hmmmm....I can't think of anyone I truly hate from Detroit that is a celebrity. I would say murders, but they're not really celebrities. Maybe councilwoman Watson? Oooo, Matt Millen is a good one! Though "celebrity" would be pushing it.
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can't forget Joe Louis
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Favorite: Al Sobotka. In no other city in America does the guy who drives the Zamboni at the hockey arena get to be in the Stanley Cup parade. (That is not, of course, his main job; that's just when you get to see him.)

Least Fave: Geoff Fieger. I've seen him in person, interacting with people at the airport; he's a jerk to these underpaid people who are trying to help him out. Who was it that said this, Dave Barry I think: anyone who is not nice to waitresses is not a nice person.

Least Fave Non Celebrity: anyone who gets on a blog to tell somebody else their opinion is wrong. Opinions can't be right or wrong; they are just opinions. However, the opinions of this group of people are wrong. :-)
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Fav: Steve Yzerman
Least Fav: Geoff Figer (Thanks for bringing him up PScott)
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Aaron
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Favorite: Gordy from ABC Warehouse
Least favorite: Bob Seger
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Yaktown
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Chitaku, where did you live in Clinton Twp? I recall Eminem living in a house on Hayes, the Sterling Heights side. My friend lived on the other side of Hayes, the Clinton Twp side. Anyway, he does now live in Oakland Twp. I actually drove by his house about 2 months ago, quite by accident.
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Norwalk
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Earl Wilson the baseball player?
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Detroitej72
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Fav:John Lee Hooker, he put The D on the map before it was cool.(i.e. late 40's, early 50's)

Least favorite: anyone who was born & raised here and NEVER pays homadege to thier roots...
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Favorites: Probably Sonny Bono or Charles Lindbergh--no reason other than that nobody else mentioned either of them being born here.

Lindbergh's great uncle was a Detroit mayor (Lodge) and his father was a US Congressman, and Bono was also a Congressman.

Oops on misspelling the name of the "Nazi"

(Message edited by livernoisyard on January 27, 2007)
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Sonny Bono's Family used to own a party store on Hayes, south of 7 Mile Road until the early 80's. The name was (shockingly) Bono's Party Store. They had great pizza, and were one of the earliest pizzaria's to deliver.
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Favorite: The little big woman: Rosa Parks

Least Favorite: None [Speak no evil of the D, :-) We got enough beating that drum already.]
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Who is this linbergh fellow? Where are the spelling police?
I wonder if somebody is referring to Charles Lindbergh, Nazi sympathizer and bigamist?
http://www.rotten.com/library/ bio/misc/lindbergh/
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Elmore "Dutch" Leonard

The scope of his career has reached more people on a worldwide basis than probably any other Detroiter in history.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E lmore_Leonard
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favorite--tie between Charles Lindbergh and Aretha Franklin
least favorite--Red Gnome
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Em did live in that house on hayes, but he also lived in a gated community on the other side of clinton twp. off of heydenreich just south of m59
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When he first hit he lived off Hayes then he moved into the bigger house in the Manchester Estates Subdivision in Clinton Township, I lived in Rivergate which was around Manchester the gate Mansions were in the middle. emphasis on mcmansion
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Kristen Bell (TV's "Veronica Mars") grew up in Huntington Woods and went to Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak.



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Favs: Gilda Radner, Joe Louis, Stevie Wonder

Least Fav: Father Coughlin, Elizabeth Berkley
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Most fav: Father Cunningham, Gilda Radner, Eminem, Seeger, Horton, Tomlin

Least: Kid Rock, Ford, Diana, Nugent
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I have officially changed my favorite to Kristen Bell.
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Hey Warrior Fan...Do all the students at Shrine Catholic wear those same uniforms? Sorry. It's just the investigative reporter in me.
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Steve Wilson, we talked about you in my media class on thursday
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Chitaku was the topic tabloid journalism during sweeps months by an out-of-state reporter?
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Michmeister
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Henry Ford practically sat on Adolf Hitler`s lap until the U.S. got involved in W.W. II, as well as GM (Opel). Saw a documentary here in Germany a while back. Both produced military vehicles for the third reich up to the point of our intervention. Sorry fans.:-(
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Favorite: Peter Karmanos

Least favorite: Everyone I see on I-94 driving an import.
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Favorite: Jerry Bruckheimer, Francis Ford Coppola, Betty Shabazz, Coleman Young, Eminem


Least Favorite: Madonna, Ty Cobb, Henry Ford, Ben Wallace, Eminem
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favorites: Dr. Eugene Perrin and Marcus Belgrave
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Like: Yzerman, Jeff Daniels, SOUPY!

Dislike: Any of the Kilpatricks, Coleman Young, Bill Bonds
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Fav. Funk Brothers, John deLorean, the real Mc Coy, Walter Reuther, Mrs. Louizo, Jimmie Hoffa, Frank Murphy, Hank Greenberg.

Least. Hesikowa Toyota, Barry Gordy, Donald Poindexter, Mochizuki Suzuki, Yakasoki Honda, Mercedes Benz, Kazimer Suburu.

jjaba, Proudly Westside.
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David DiChiera - Founder Michigan Opera Theater / Detroit Opera House
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Jjaba
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Her name was Viola Liouzo, she went to Mississippi in the 1960s for Civil Rights and was killed by KKK.

jjaba.
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Viola Liuzzo
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Least: Florine Mark & Geoffrey Fieger

(Message edited by wash_man on January 29, 2007)
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Like: Tom Sizemore, Ty Cobb

Dislike: all the really shitty drivers, regardless of what they're piloting.

PS: us import drivers love you too, East_detroit.
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Jjaba
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Jimaz, this was a wonderful link in celebration of Viola Liuzzo. jjaba can tell you that she was an important martyr in the civil rights movement.
That's why she's a Detroiter on jjaba's list. jjaba apologizes for the misspellings of her name and other inaccuracies.

Thanks again.

jjaba, Civil Rights veteran.
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Favorite: Cub Coda
Least Fav: Henry Ford
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Favorite: Helen Thomas! I'm am so excited to hear that she is from here! She is my GIRL! Also Lily Tomlin, Stevie Wonder, & Aaliyah.

Least: I 2nd Florine Mark. I worked a book signing with her and she's a little . . . sour. Yes, sour. I used to be a bigger fan of Jack White's until he defected to Nashville and continued to openly bash Detroit with his NEW band.
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MY favorite adopted-Detroit celebrity after viewing Outfoxed at Twingo's Sunday-night Conspiracy Theory Brew-n-View is none other than STEVE WILSON.


If you haven't seen the documentary, you have no idea what he's been through, and I respect him greatly for it. (thanks to you directly, Steve, now that I know you're still hangin' around our little e-mmunity)



I also respect Rasheed Wallace. I have the honor of having him as a client, and from learning first-hand how he thinks before he makes ANY public decision I realize that he is one of the Family's and Black community's greatest advocates.

Even his NBA contract decisions are made with deep consideration regarding those who will follow after him. To ME, that is the mind of a true man.

PLUS, seeing a man in the capacity of father within their own home shows clearly their character. His is beyond reproach in my book.



Least favorite? I wouldn't want to spend a millisecond in the company of either L.Brooks or Feiger...but I'm sure there are more.


Cheers!
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Faves: BIG UPS to Jjaba on naming Hoffa and Reuther! Also Stevie Wonder (I was thinking of his Detroit 300 concert the other day- DAMN that was an amazing show!!!) Others not named: Carl Craig (founder of Planet-E Records and the DEMF), Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe sieur de Cadillac, Wirt C. Roland, Bruce Campbell, James Earl Jones, James Lipton, Jeff Mills, The Electrifying Mojo, Sufjan Stevens, Jeffery Euginides, Ernie Hudson, Francis Ford Copella, and Minoru Yamasaki

Least Favroite: Tom Monaghan, Uncle Kracker, Kiss (they aren't, but they pretend to be), GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER (I HATE him, even though he is from Monroe).
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Christos, welcome to Forum.

jjaba.
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Favorite: Dr. George Goodheart who discovered Applied Kinesiology in Detroit back in the 1960's in his office in the Michigan Building - http://www.icakusa.com/akbasic /akbegin.html Most in Detroit don't know about him, but people from all over the world will be in Detroit this summer to honor him.

Least Favorite: (blank)
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This thread reads like a Bob Talbert column

(Message edited by citylover on January 31, 2007)
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Gannon
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He's one of my favorite DEAD celebrities, does THAT count?

(actually the best theme party I ever helped throw...only costume one that I could immediately think of someone to be, Bob Marley! At least SOME Detroiters consider him an adopted mentor, seer, and yet another great leader of his people who died too early)
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oh yeah. Least favorite: Bob Talbert
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Gannon
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LOL. Glad to be of help.
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Bob Marley ain't Detroit, mon. Jamaica me crazy, mon. Ain't Canadian either, eh.

jjaba, Westsider.
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Another least favorite: Mr Elias from the Hanson's Window ads. (I think his first name is Brian). He's been showing the same winner of his "annual" window give-a-way for at least two years. A real snake. Is he related to the Elias family of Big Boy?
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Christos, why the General Custer hate? (Coming from a Monroe Ex-Pat)
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Fav detroit celebs

Stevie Yzerman
Bob Seger
Alice Cooper
Van Patrick

Least favorite has got to be Anita Baker, for tearing down LITTLE HARRY's Bar.
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Mr_onion--Here here! well, at least there's one that agrees with me.
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Christos
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General Custer was often criticised for not having deserved his rank, and that he got it because of personal connections and because "he looked like a General."

And of course there was the fact that he attempted genocide against Native Americans, and failed. I dont know which is worse- the genocide or the failure.
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Chitaku
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Wash man- He is not related to the Elias Brothers of big Boy fame. I knew them personally except John, he died before I was born. Snakey bastards themselves!
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Chuckles
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Fav: Bill Bonds for telling it like it was...
JP McCarthy for being JP, Bob Talbot for his gossip, Bill Kennedy for his sense of humor...

UnFav: Coleman Young for polarizing Detroit...



(Message edited by chuckles on February 03, 2007)
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Shave
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I guess I'll join in (though I don't really know too much about anyone in Detroit).

Favorite: Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and Rick Waggoner, GM CEO(sp?)
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Faves: Ernie Harwell, Willie Horton, Pistol Allen,

Least faves: Anyone who's full of himself for no good reason.

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