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2012-06-23 06:11:23 AM  
i76.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-23 08:42:56 AM  
Could be worse.

Could be in one of the other 49 states.
 
2012-06-23 10:49:43 AM  
It survived the big battle, then?
 
2012-06-23 10:58:00 AM  
OH MY FREAKING GOD THAT'S SO SAD AND ADORABLE.

I can't look at that picture again. I won't be able to look away.

/what woods did they take it to near Dearborn Heights?
//... seriously?
///I guess you could count "park kind of around the River Rouge" but... I'm gonna wager they just put it by a dozen trees and called it a day. Which is fair.
 
2012-06-23 11:02:15 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Could be worse.

Could be in one of the other 49 states.


Especially Ohio
 
2012-06-23 11:03:07 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Could be worse.

Could be in one of the other 49 states.


Came here to say this.

Thank You.
 
2012-06-23 11:03:11 AM  
ww1.hdnux.com
Well, this is just grate.

or

They all float.
 
2012-06-23 11:03:50 AM  

GameSprocket: It survived the big battle, then?


Hey now, Obama only targets dissidents like women and children. Raccoons? They're alright.
 
2012-06-23 11:05:03 AM  
Michigan isn't too bad. Detroit is, but there are a lot of really nice places too. Northern Michigan is awesome in the summer.
 
2012-06-23 11:06:14 AM  
Looks like one of those Elizabethan raccoons
 
2012-06-23 11:09:42 AM  

I alone am best: Michigan isn't too bad. Detroit is, but there are a lot of really nice places too. Northern Michigan is awesome in the summer.


True. But don't let the cat out of the bag, let's keep it to ourselves. Already have too many FIBs coming into the state during the summer.
 
2012-06-23 11:13:29 AM  

exatron: IamKaiserSoze!!!: Could be worse.

Could be in one of the other 49 states.

Especially Ohio


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-23 11:15:32 AM  
Are we doing this for every place now? I thought we only shat on Baltimore like this.

/Also
//How do you get your head stuck like that?
 
2012-06-23 11:17:11 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: OH MY FREAKING GOD THAT'S SO SAD AND ADORABLE.

I can't look at that picture again. I won't be able to look away.

/what woods did they take it to near Dearborn Heights?
//... seriously?
///I guess you could count "park kind of around the River Rouge" but... I'm gonna wager they just put it by a dozen trees and called it a day. Which is fair.


If it's Dearborn Heights, they probably diced it up and sold it as Halal kebob...
 
2012-06-23 11:19:33 AM  

aintsobad: I alone am best: Michigan isn't too bad. Detroit is, but there are a lot of really nice places too. Northern Michigan is awesome in the summer.

True. But don't let the cat out of the bag, let's keep it to ourselves. Already have too many FIBs coming into the state during the summer.


I have no idea what a FIB is, but the NYTimes let that out of the bag years ago when their writers were too damn lazy and just started writing about Traverse because it was right by their summer house anyway.

Whatever. For all my Northern Michigan born-and-bred friends biatched about tourists, pretty much all of them had family that relied on 'em.

/Detroit can be awesome too, if you know where to look
//awesome food and art and music happening
 
2012-06-23 11:21:28 AM  

Posh Naranek: Are we doing this for every place now? I thought we only shat on Baltimore like this.


It was probably submitted by someone who is stuck in Ohio.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-23 11:24:39 AM  

mc_madness: If it's Dearborn Heights, they probably diced it up and sold it as Halal kebob...


Dearborn Heights is still mainly retired autoworkers. Or their sons and daughters who have done a bit better in the fancier houses (north of Michigan/Outer/Telegraph).

... yeah, 8% Arabic descent, including Lebanese and Iraqi Christians, meh. It's 34% in Dearborn proper.

Also, I'm gonna go ahead and take a wild stab that you aren't from Michigan because who the f--k orders kebob when there is so much freaking awesome ME food that isn't kebob?

/yep, of course
//gonna get some awesome halal meat out of spite now
///also it's down the street and I was gonna go shopping anyway... but spite!
 
2012-06-23 11:27:53 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: mc_madness: If it's Dearborn Heights, they probably diced it up and sold it as Halal kebob...

Dearborn Heights is still mainly retired autoworkers. Or their sons and daughters who have done a bit better in the fancier houses (north of Michigan/Outer/Telegraph).

... yeah, 8% Arabic descent, including Lebanese and Iraqi Christians, 80% White Trash meh. It's 34% in Dearborn proper.

Also, I'm gonna go ahead and take a wild stab that you aren't from Michigan because who the f--k orders kebob when there is so much freaking awesome ME food that isn't kebob?

/yep, of course
//gonna get some awesome halal meat out of spite now
///also it's down the street and I was gonna go shopping anyway... but spite!


FTFY

/the one Lebanese food I miss the most after leaving Michigan is Kibbeh Nayeh
 
2012-06-23 11:41:20 AM  
Raccoons would love Michigan! Plenty of garbage everywhere.
 
2012-06-23 11:41:54 AM  
Michigan is great for raccoons, especially since so many of the people moved out because it's so goddam awful for people. Seriously, y'all, no jobs, your main city being Detroit and six months of winter = crappy state. Also.
 
2012-06-23 11:48:26 AM  
I have only been in Michigan a few months now. It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be from what you hear people saying about it. But it is a bit boring. Was already at Traverse City, pretty cool, nice beaches. Have never been to a freshwater beach before, great stuff. Haven't really been anywhere else yet except AA. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.
 
2012-06-23 11:48:50 AM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: StreetlightInTheGhetto: mc_madness: If it's Dearborn Heights, they probably diced it up and sold it as Halal kebob...

Dearborn Heights is still mainly retired autoworkers. Or their sons and daughters who have done a bit better in the fancier houses (north of Michigan/Outer/Telegraph).

... yeah, 8% Arabic descent, including Lebanese and Iraqi Christians, 80% White Trash meh. It's 34% in Dearborn proper.

Also, I'm gonna go ahead and take a wild stab that you aren't from Michigan because who the f--k orders kebob when there is so much freaking awesome ME food that isn't kebob?

/yep, of course
//gonna get some awesome halal meat out of spite now
///also it's down the street and I was gonna go shopping anyway... but spite!

FTFY

/the one Lebanese food I miss the most after leaving Michigan is Kibbeh Nayeh


You have a freaking low bar for what you call white trash.

/hint: it's not Dearborn Heights
//except maybe the part that borders Taylor, West of Telegraph
 
2012-06-23 11:51:32 AM  

ElBarto79: I have only been in Michigan a few months now. It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be from what you hear people saying about it. But it is a bit boring. Was already at Traverse City, pretty cool, nice beaches. Have never been to a freshwater beach before, great stuff. Haven't really been anywhere else yet except AA. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.


Knowing what you like to do would be helpful here.

Time of year also. If you're in Traverse in the off-season it's going to be boring as hell. Even if you're not, it's a family tourist town. If you're in AA during the summer it's going to be half dead but with awesome chill things happening here and there. Til Art Fair and it all goes to hell. Then back to sleepy happy. Then students.
 
2012-06-23 12:09:49 PM  
Haha! MY geographic location is better than YOUR geographic location!!
And people from Wyoming walk like THIS!
 
2012-06-23 12:29:44 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: ElBarto79: I have only been in Michigan a few months now. It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be from what you hear people saying about it. But it is a bit boring. Was already at Traverse City, pretty cool, nice beaches. Have never been to a freshwater beach before, great stuff. Haven't really been anywhere else yet except AA. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.

Knowing what you like to do would be helpful here.

Time of year also. If you're in Traverse in the off-season it's going to be boring as hell. Even if you're not, it's a family tourist town. If you're in AA during the summer it's going to be half dead but with awesome chill things happening here and there. Til Art Fair and it all goes to hell. Then back to sleepy happy. Then students.


He's in AA and you ask what he'd like to do?
 
2012-06-23 12:36:27 PM  
That pic is going to become a Fark stock photo.
 
2012-06-23 12:38:03 PM  
fark you subby - I live in Michigan (on Lake Charlevoix) and it is AWSOME.
 
2012-06-23 12:48:59 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Dearborn Heights is still mainly retired autoworkers. Or their sons and daughters who have done a bit better in the fancier houses (north of Michigan/Outer/Telegraph).


StreetlightInTheGhetto: //except maybe the part that borders Taylor, West of Telegraph


North of michigan/outer/TELEGRAPH? So you mean like up by clarkston?
Wait... now WEST of telegraph too?

/proudly grew up riding my huffy for a few miles up and down that road
//used to go fishing in sylvan under telegraph
 
2012-06-23 12:56:54 PM  
Subby probably lives in New Jersey and wishes he could have the clean water, open spaces and guido-free paradise that is Michigan.
 
2012-06-23 12:58:38 PM  
Subby, that raccoon is not ugly, its cute

fail headline
 
2012-06-23 01:01:02 PM  
Ohio's Canada sure likes to get uppity.
 
2012-06-23 01:03:13 PM  
Last night I discovered what had been breaking into our outside garbage can. It wasn't a cute ugly-ass little baby raccoon. It was a huge, fat-as-fark raccoon that was barely able to waddle down the end of the walkway, only to turn and look at me as if to say "Can't I just go back for that last piece of rancid chicken?"

I chased him off with an ice scraper.

www.royalcaretaking.ca
 
2012-06-23 01:07:47 PM  

ontariolightning: Subby, that raccoon is not ugly, its cute

fail headline


Oh for...

LEARN YOUR FARK MEMES!
 
2012-06-23 01:10:08 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: OH MY FREAKING GOD THAT'S SO SAD AND ADORABLE.

I can't look at that picture again. I won't be able to look away.

/what woods did they take it to near Dearborn Heights?
//... seriously?
///I guess you could count "park kind of around the River Rouge" but... I'm gonna wager they just put it by a dozen trees and called it a day. Which is fair.


River Rouge Park is 1,184 acres, I'm guessing that's where they let Rocky Jr. loose.


CSB: A couple of times in the past month I've heard someone or something skulking on our back deck while Mr. Ouisch and I were sitting in the family room watching TV. He always said "I don't hear anything" but finally a few nights ago I insisted that I heard some kind of "clunk" noise. He got up, turned on the outside lights and peeked out the window. "Come here," he said to me in a hushed tone. I joined him at the window and saw an enormous raccoon waddling on the railing along the deck. Dunno how he made the "clunk" noise, maybe that was his (or maybe "her" - coulda been a pregnant female) fat butt trying to clamber up onto the railing.
 
2012-06-23 01:16:52 PM  

belhade: Last night I discovered what had been breaking into our outside garbage can. It wasn't a cute ugly-ass little baby raccoon. It was a huge, fat-as-fark raccoon that was barely able to waddle down the end of the walkway, only to turn and look at me as if to say "Can't I just go back for that last piece of rancid chicken?"

I chased him off with an ice scraper.

[www.royalcaretaking.ca image 400x400]


I use a slingshot.
 
2012-06-23 01:17:13 PM  

ElBarto79: Haven't really been anywhere else yet except AA.


If you are trying to kick the booze habit, and you drink when depressed, you are in the wrong State son.
 
2012-06-23 01:27:07 PM  
They just wanted to make sure this guy gets enough to eat.

Link
 
2012-06-23 02:35:11 PM  

MoronLessOff: I use a slingshot.


Although noisier, a .22 works well.
 
2012-06-23 02:39:13 PM  

wutchamacallem: MoronLessOff: I use a slingshot.

Although noisier, a .22 works well.


But a slingshot doesn't get a visit from the police.
 
2012-06-23 02:55:33 PM  
I have no love for raccoons, but that would be a horrible way for one to die. Glad they rescued the thing.

ElBarto79: I have only been in Michigan a few months now. It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be from what you hear people saying about it. But it is a bit boring. Was already at Traverse City, pretty cool, nice beaches. Have never been to a freshwater beach before, great stuff. Haven't really been anywhere else yet except AA. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.


If you enjoy history, Dearborn has the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Greenfield was the destination of one or two memorable field trips for me in grade school, and I have fond memories of seeing Edison's lab and the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop.

Lake Huron has some beautiful beaches. I'm most familiar with the shore up north near Rogers City, which is a quiet town, but pleasant. The beaches of Lake Huron can be quite rocky, so I'd recommend wearing water shoes instead of going barefoot. You can find some interesting fossils there -- okay, mostly coral -- if you enjoy that sort of thing.

Of course you can go to Mackinaw City. Bit of a tourist trap, but from there you can cross the Bridge to the Upper Peninsula, and/or take a ferry to Mackinac Island. Also a bit of a tourist trap, but an historical one, at least. If you're outdoorsy, look into touring the UP, though!
 
2012-06-23 03:14:25 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Dearborn Heights is still mainly retired autoworkers. Or their sons and daughters who have done a bit better in the fancier houses (north of Michigan/Outer/Telegraph).

StreetlightInTheGhetto: //except maybe the part that borders Taylor, West of Telegraph

North of michigan/outer/TELEGRAPH? So you mean like up by clarkston?
Wait... now WEST of telegraph too?

/proudly grew up riding my huffy for a few miles up and down that road
//used to go fishing in sylvan under telegraph


Dearborn Heights extends on both sides of Telegraph just north of 94. Van Born rd. The historic Dearborn district is north of Michigan, west of Telegraph. My SO's grandparents live in the former, my aunt and 7 other family members (in two houses) in the latter.

/was there yesterday
 
2012-06-23 03:18:22 PM  

Ed Willy: Subby probably lives in New Jersey and wishes he could have the clean water, open spaces and guido-free paradise that is Michigan.


Hey, I kinda liked working in Jersey for a month. On the ocean, $17 train to NYC, off season so rarely any guidos...

But I totally appreciated MI tap water when I got home. Ugh.
 
2012-06-23 04:30:17 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: StreetlightInTheGhetto: mc_madness: If it's Dearborn Heights, they probably diced it up and sold it as Halal kebob...

Dearborn Heights is still mainly retired autoworkers. Or their sons and daughters who have done a bit better in the fancier houses (north of Michigan/Outer/Telegraph).

... yeah, 8% Arabic descent, including Lebanese and Iraqi Christians, 80% White Trash meh. It's 34% in Dearborn proper.

Also, I'm gonna go ahead and take a wild stab that you aren't from Michigan because who the f--k orders kebob when there is so much freaking awesome ME food that isn't kebob?

/yep, of course
//gonna get some awesome halal meat out of spite now
///also it's down the street and I was gonna go shopping anyway... but spite!

FTFY

/the one Lebanese food I miss the most after leaving Michigan is Kibbeh Nayeh

You have a freaking low bar for what you call white trash.

/hint: it's not Dearborn Heights
//except maybe the part that borders Taylor, West of Telegraph


Ha - most of SE Michigan w/a few exceptions = white trash in any other region of the county.
 
2012-06-23 04:44:39 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Ha - most of SE Michigan w/a few exceptions = white trash in any other region of the county.


[eye roll]

Downriver and the southern parts of Warren, fine. Most of it isn't, and even middle of downriver doesn't compare to what I saw when I went to Indiana on a twice-weekly-basis.

And since we're talking about Dearborn Heights, the street my SO's grandparents live on. Super white trashy, just look at those cars on blocks and bare lawns.

/I assume your few exceptions are the assorted G-effing-Ps and Birmingham?
 
2012-06-23 05:05:43 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Ha - most of SE Michigan w/a few exceptions = white trash in any other region of the county.

[eye roll]

Downriver and the southern parts of Warren, fine. Most of it isn't, and even middle of downriver doesn't compare to what I saw when I went to Indiana on a twice-weekly-basis.

And since we're talking about Dearborn Heights, the street my SO's grandparents live on. Super white trashy, just look at those cars on blocks and bare lawns.

/I assume your few exceptions are the assorted G-effing-Ps and Birmingham?


I'm from GPF and yes, you can either live where the employees live or where the owners live. I'm sure a street full of skilled tradesman is the classiest block in SE MI.
 
2012-06-23 05:06:44 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: StreetlightInTheGhetto: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Ha - most of SE Michigan w/a few exceptions = white trash in any other region of the county.

[eye roll]

Downriver and the southern parts of Warren, fine. Most of it isn't, and even middle of downriver doesn't compare to what I saw when I went to Indiana on a twice-weekly-basis.

And since we're talking about Dearborn Heights, the street my SO's grandparents live on. Super white trashy, just look at those cars on blocks and bare lawns.

/I assume your few exceptions are the assorted G-effing-Ps and Birmingham?

I'm from GPF and yes, you can either live where the employees live or where the owners live. I'm sure a street full of skilled tradesmantrade workers is the classiest block in SE MI.


FTF Gender Equality
 
2012-06-23 05:19:23 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: I'm from GPF and yes, you can either live where the employees live or where the owners live. I'm sure a street full of skilled tradesman is the classiest block in SE MI.


Better than a street full of douchebags.

I've actually met some lovely people from the GPs, but I usually meet them at things like volunteer events because they're fully aware they've got it good and that it usually takes some luck along with hard work to get there. Or you know, family money. So they give back what they can. I've also met plenty of trust fund jackasses at school who were absolutely unbearable. But they'll be set for life, so no worries.

Your 'class' is not mine. A neighborhood where people take pride in themselves, their families, their homes, and have a honest sense of community where they help each other out whenever needed - that's the definition of class to me. And the size of the house or proximity to the lake doesn't mean a goddamn thing.
 
2012-06-23 05:31:40 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: ElBarto79: I have only been in Michigan a few months now. It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be from what you hear people saying about it. But it is a bit boring. Was already at Traverse City, pretty cool, nice beaches. Have never been to a freshwater beach before, great stuff. Haven't really been anywhere else yet except AA. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.

Knowing what you like to do would be helpful here.

Time of year also. If you're in Traverse in the off-season it's going to be boring as hell. Even if you're not, it's a family tourist town. If you're in AA during the summer it's going to be half dead but with awesome chill things happening here and there. Til Art Fair and it all goes to hell. Then back to sleepy happy. Then students.


A^2 does get quiet in the summer (I loved living there year around as the rest of the students went back home). Lazy days reading in the Arb, Kayaking at Gallup Park. Art Fair is fun if you like to people watch and shop. Just don't try to drive through two (same as any game day at the Big House)

Mackinac Island, Fudge shops, bridge trip, & pastys up north. A little of the crazy Yooper humor is fun if you can find a local band (my dad's dating a Yooper and her family is a riot in small doses, but I don't think I could take them up on a full week invite)

If you come to the west side, there's always the beaches. Every weekend one of the little towns around GR has their summer festival/old fashioned fair days. We have concerts downtown indoors or out (Rosa Parks circle is usually busy), Microbreweries are down the block. There's also music and art at Meijer Gardens and Art Prize is starts Sept 19 for 2 weeks of snooping in downtown in buildings I would never enter otherwise. It's like a treasure hunt for the best work.

Autumn is usually my favorite time for outdoor parties but due to the bad spring the fruit growers lost 80%+ of their crops. The fall harvest festivals might be a bummer but I hope not.
 
2012-06-23 05:36:16 PM  

ElBarto79: I have only been in Michigan a few months now. It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be from what you hear people saying about it. But it is a bit boring. Was already at Traverse City, pretty cool, nice beaches. Have never been to a freshwater beach before, great stuff. Haven't really been anywhere else yet except AA. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.


Check out the bars and shops in Royal Oak.
Mexican Village has a lot of great restaurants, my favorite is Xochimilcos at 23 and Bagley, by the Ambassador bridge.
Bike Woodward from Birmingham to Ferndale, hit a few bars along the way.
 
2012-06-23 05:48:57 PM  
Good thing the raccoon's mother didn't get an abortion.
 
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