Jun
03
2014
2

Please note: the Robocop statue was NOT unveiled today.

Which I should have realized right from the start.

Despite those Web stories to the contrary, the RoboCop statue is not being debuted today in the Motor City.

But RoboCop, or at least someone in a pretty cool Robo-costume, is throwing out the first pitch tonight for the Detroit Tigers.

After all: I helped back the project.  It’d be reasonable to expect that they’d tell me when it was going live.

Sep
06
2013
6

New Robocop trailer!

Doesn’t look like it sucks utterly, so far.

Also: Michael Keaton got some work! That’s nice; I was actually starting to worry.

Moe Lane

Via Do-Gooder Press.

PS: Man, they really cleaned up Detroit there, huh?

May
12
2013
1
Feb
20
2013
5

Detroit inches closer to bankruptcy.

@caroljsroth noted this in passing, and so I went looking, and lo! The day of Robocop approaches.

A review team assigned by the state of Michigan declared Tuesday that the city of Detroit is in a state of “Final Emergency.”

This once booming city that thrived on the American automobile industry is on the verge of bankruptcy after a long and tumultuous economic decline. Gov. Rick Snyder will now have the green light to go ahead with Michigan’s emergency manager law, which calls to appoint a manager to financially struggling local governments of the state. Based on the law’s unsuccessful history, Gov. Snyder may have some difficult days ahead in hopes of saving Detroit.

I still say that what Detroit needs is a zombie plan.

Moe Lane

Dec
05
2012
5

QotD, It’s From A Detroit Councilwoman, So Brace Yourself edition.

The councilwoman in question is one JoAnn Wilson, who wants Barack Obama to bailout the city of Detroit.  The quote in question?

“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon,” said Watson. “That’s what you do.”

…For those unfamiliar with Mr. Young; he was mayor of Detroit from 1974 to 1993.  In the beginning of his tenure Detroit was a mildly struggling Rust Belt city trying to deal with an economic slump; by its end Detroit was deemed to be the perfect setting for Robocop.  It is a measure of just how bad things have gotten since that Mr. Young’s administration is seen as a Golden Age, but not as much as the one that Robocop now looks quaint.

Via AoSHQ.

Jul
08
2012
6

One question about the new Robocop movie?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9uxoOmy_iA&feature=player_embedded

…How in the name of God are they going to come up with a Detroit that’s worse than real life?  That city is at the point where it doesn’t need a ‘new direction’: it needs a zombie plan.

Trailer via Do-Gooder Press.

Moe Lane (more…)

Jan
16
2012
7

#rsrh The Pre-Lost City of Detroit.

I mean that literally, by the way: some time in the next twenty years we’re going to see the inhabitants of Detroit simply give up and move en masse in a folk-migration; the city will become unincorporated; and then the forces of Nature will swarm in and quickly reduce the whole place to a set of ruins that will make the career of some lucky Fortieth Century archeologist when he or she stumbles across the proof that the mythical Mo-town of First American Republic legend actually existed.  With any luck, the Robocop statue will likewise survive and make ‘em think that this was the Mo-towner’s titular god.

If only.

Via AoSHQ. (more…)

Jun
22
2011
4

Robocop badge!

Because I agreed: Detroit Needed a Robocop Statue.

My official, real badge will be in the mail soon. You may all be envious now.

Background here.  Or go to Detroit Needs Robocop. (more…)

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