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Obamarama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:33 PM
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You know you're from Michigan if...
You are still mourning that massacre otherwise known as the Rose Bowl...

You can use the back of your hand as a state map to show people where you're from....

You know that pasties are not something strippers put on their nipples...

You find it ironic that the state that gave the world the automobile has the worst roads EVER...

You know what a leaf peeper is....

You ARE a leaf peeper.....

You know that the directions from East Lansing to Ann Arbor are: go south until you smell it, and then east until you step in it...

You realize that you really ARE better off without that fat slob of a three-term Republican nightmare of a governer otherwise known as John Engler...

You, or a member of your family, works in the automotive industry or for a company that supplies the automotive industry....


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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:48 PM
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1. The most unique fragrance in the world: Mackinac Island
The only place that smells of fudge and horse sh*t in equal measure.
You are also from Michigan if:

You know how to pronounce "Mackinac"
You consider Vernor's the greatest drink on Earth.
You're a Detroiter who knows that "up North" starts after Clare.
You're from the Detroit area and define yourself as either an East Sider or West Sider.
You're still a Lions fan, unless you're in the western half of the UP, when you're a Packers fan.
You know that Michigan has more shoreline than any of the 48 contiguous states (sorry California. Sorry Florida).
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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:51 PM
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2. Vernors...my mom drinks that stuff
I couldn't stand it...but it all makes sense now...She's from FLINT!
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 06:19 PM
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6. I'm from Flint, too
Edited on Sat Jan-03-04 06:20 PM by Pithlet
and, what do you know, I like Vernors :). I can identify with almost everything in this thread, too.
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MotorCityMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:02 PM
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17. This West-sider HATES Vernors!
Ah yes, the old east/west sider thing. I am completely lost on the east side. Born and raised on the west side.

Did anyone mention Sander's?
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 10:24 PM
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18. Nobody mentioned the hot fudge sundaes at Sanders
I sent a six pack of Sanders' Hot Fudge" sauce to a former Michigander as a Christmas gift.

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shawn703 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 05:53 PM
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3. Also
You know what a millage is...

You think alkaline batteries were named for a Tiger outfielder...

If owning a Japanese car was a hanging offense in your hometown...

You think the Big Mac is something you drive across...

You bake with soda and you drink pop...

If half the change in your pocket is Canadian...

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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 06:15 PM
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4. you know you're from Michigan
if you know what percent of body heat is lost through the head.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 06:18 PM
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5. More!
Edited on Sat Jan-03-04 06:19 PM by ih8thegop
http://www.princeton.edu/~snaski/MichiganHumor.htm

1.You've never met any celebrities.
2."Vacation" means going to Cedar Point.
3.At least 1 member of your family disowns you the week of the Michigan/Michigan State game.
4.Half the change in your pocket is Canadian.....eh!
5.You drive 86 mph on the highway and pass on the right.
6.Your idea of a traffic jam is 40 cars waiting to pass an orange barrel.
7.You know how to play (and pronounce) Euchre.
8.It's easy to get VERNORS Ginger Ale, Sanders Hot Fudge sauce, AND Faygo Pop.
9.You know how to pronounce "Mackinac."
10.You've had to switch on the "heat" and the "A/C" in the same day.
11.You bake with SODA and drink a POP.
12.The movie "Escanaba in Da Moonlight" wasn't funny. You consider it a documentary.
13.Your little league game was snowed out.
14.The word "thumb" has geographical, rather than anatomical significance.
15.You show people where you grew up by pointing to a spot on your left hand.
16. Traveling coast-to-coast means driving from Port Huron to Muskegon.
17.You measure distance in minutes.
18.When giving directions, you refer to "A Michigan Left."
19.You know that Kalamazoo not only exists, but isn't that far from Hell.
20.Your year has 2 seasons: Winter and Construction.
21.Home Depot on any Saturday is busier than toy stores at Christmas.
22.You know when it has rained because of the smell of worms.
23.Owning a Japanese car was a hangin' offense in your hometown.
24.You believe that "down south" means Toledo.
25.YOU ACTUALLY "GET" THESE JOKES TELL THEM TO ALL YOUR MICHIGAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
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Obamarama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 07:40 PM
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7. Hey..I take exception to #19!!!
THought of another one...

You know what Koegel's is...
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 07:59 PM
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10. Me too!
I spent 4 pretty great years there. Of course, it was in the early/mid-eighties, things could have changed a lot since then. :-)
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 07:43 PM
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8. Which way did they go? They went for Faygo.
Check the handle, boys and girls.
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 07:56 PM
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9. And don't forget...
You've seen the play "Escanaba in Da Moonlight" and own a copy of the movie...

Know that Jeff Daniels' theatre is called the Purple Rose and is Chelsea...

Giggle every time you pass Climax while driving on I-94....

You know who "Atanas" is, and are glad that he doesn't sing anymore...


I've got more, but I'll save them for another time. :evilgrin:
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:02 PM
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11. Yecch! Atanas Ilitch! I forgot he existed!
Here's a couple more: If you're from mid-Michigan, it's always Earvin, not Magic, Johnson
You know that Madonna went to Rochester Adams High School, and where that is.
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:21 PM
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12. hee hee hee...
Sorry to have brought him up like that, in a sneak attack. Remember the billboards he used to have? Aaaiiiieeeeee!!!!!!

Here's a couple more (more about being a Detroiter):

You know that Kid Rock is not actually from Detroit, but Romeo, and you know where it is...

You have nightmares about Bill Bonds and his toupee...

You know who Mort Crim is (as featured in the lastest White Stripes CD) and you're sure Carmen Harlan misses him...

You know the first band that Jack White played with professionally was called "Goober and the Peas"...

You either rabidly love or rabidly hate the Noguchi fountain in Hart Plaza and aren't afraid to say so publicly...

You know how to say "Eight Mile" correctly, emphasising "eight" and not "mile" and it irritates you when people say it incorrectly...

You know to steer clear of any bars or clubs in Warren on a Saturday night...

You know at least one person who knows/slept with/got into a fight with/lived next to Eminem/Kid Rock/the members of Insane Clown Posse...

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Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:28 PM
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13. Or you think the state flower is an
orange construction barrel.
Or you think stop lights & stop signs are for people who are indecisive.
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:30 PM
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15. And the amber light means "floor it"
n/t
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ursacorwin Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:29 PM
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14. euchre!
oh, how i miss it! and

zingerman's! and casey's! and the brown jug!

the old elwood
the old fox theatre

coleman young and the hostile suburbs

the color tour in october

and anything from the up. i saw EIDM in the PR theatre before it was a movie...

thanks everyone for the fun trip down memory lane!
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-03-04 08:32 PM
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16. I used to hang at the Elwood
I used to go there before I hit the Leland Hotel or the Majestic (which is called something else now I think).
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