The United States, in case you haven’t been paying attention, is pretty much having a suck-fest of a time: financially, politically, socially, and globally. This post isn’t about that.
This post is about standing up and fighting for a cause. Months ago a
hater reader wrote me the following lovely tidbit…
“You know, you could actually DO something with your talent and write about important causes!”
Of course, I immediately deleted it because I’m not going to let some dipwad with no sense of humor take up precious inbox space. But that fool got me thinking about not-thinking. I vowed then, if I ever found a cause near and dear to my tiny, shriveled, black, heart: I would WRITE ABOUT IT!
And that brings me to this morning. Happy(?) Monday! We’re but 2.5 weeks from Thanksgiving (American, NOT Canadian,) and unfortunately for the city of Detroit, Thanksgiving Day will bring nothing to be thankful for.
Detroit, the once gleaming city of industry and prosperity, has seen its share of hard times. The citizens are no strangers to God forsaking them; Detroit birthed and raised, Eminem after all. And now they have decided to rise up and fight. Fight what? A horrific and disgusting evil that has been plaging humanity since 1995. I’m speaking of course, about Nickelback.
Nickelback, for those of you mercifully struck with musical amnesia, is a “rock group” from Canada. Their “music” can be heard as the soundtrack to every: sixth grade “just say no to drugs” dance, Swinger’s key party, RC Car racing event, ugly chick’s table dance. The idiot neighbor who insists on blaring out the tunes (for the entire block to hear) while he grills and drinks tall-boys wearing nothing but boxers? 99% chance it’s a Nickleback record he’s jamming.
Seems the Detroit Lions booked the
horsemen of the apocalypse “band” to play the half-time show for Thanksgiving’s nationally televised game. Ticketholder and proud Detroit citizen, Dennis Guttman said: ENOUGH. What did Dennis do? He fired off the following and created a petition!
“This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback? Detroit is home to so many great musicians and they chose Nickelback?!?!?! Does anyone even like el? Is this some sort of ploy to get people to leave their seats during halftime to spend money on alcoholic beverages and concessions? This is completely unfair to those of us who purchased tickets to the game. At least the people watching at home can mute their TVs. The Lions ought to think about their fans before choosing such an awful band to play at halftime.”
As of this post time: His petition has over 40,000 signatures…mine being one of them!
Want to sign? click here!!!!
As one non-fan activist best said: “Hasn’t Detroit suffered enough?”
PS: For all you Nickelback/grouchymuffin fans (I SEE YOU,) don’t take too much offense…I have crap taste in music as well! Why, just last night I had a dream I got to meet TOM JONES!!! He was oiled, only in a speedo and very nice… I even took a photo with him! Sigh, I was super bummed to wake up and realize it was only a dream. <—- 100% True, I really did dream that last night! So who am I to throw shade at YOUR questionable tastes in “music!?” Nobody, that’s who!
UPDATE!!!!! Looks like the OVERWHELMING RESPONSE HAS CRASHED THE PETITION SITE, change.org!! WAY TO GO NICKELBACK HATERS OF THE INTERNETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!