Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bang! Ker-Plooey!

(photo courtesy of The Detroit Free Press)

The Target Fireworks are an annual tradition in the 'D' that take place in June. This year, the fireworks launched the evening of June 23rd and were introduced by Mr. Deal or No Deal Himself, Howie Mandel. Howie Mandel!! Do you remember that show Bobby's World? What was the deal with Bobby's voice?

Fireworks are beautiful, exciting, and a wonderful reason to share some family and friend time. Michigan is lucky to have such a marquee annual event that brings throngs of energized people from inside and outside of the city to the banks of the Detroit River, including some local treasures like Hart Plaza and Belle Isle. Such a show is also a brief opportunity to let some of the stresses of life simultaneously slip into the night and explode in controlled aggression. The fireworks are a showcase for the city and state, and I am thankful to those who organize and setup the show, patrol the grounds to keep the attendants safe, and sponsor the boom. Now let's all go and buy some gift cards at Target.

(note: I have no affiliation with Target or anyone else for that matter, though to quote a late, great comedian named Mitch Hedberg, "I tried to walk into a Target, but I missed. I think the entrance to Target should have people splattered all around.")

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