Friday, August 29, 2008

The Tide/GM/Snickers/Penzoil/Lowe's Belle Isle Grand Prix

"We can hike anytime, this is our chance to see cars driving." - Homer Simpson

There are many exciting things going on in Michigan this weekend, but this event is the one with the most pertinent quote from The Simpsons, and that is how I typically decide what I am going to write about each day. This is also why tomorrow I will be writing about communism.

"My Homer is not a communist. He may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, but he is not a porn star." - Abraham Simpson

I have never really understood car racing - Nascar, Indy, street, or slot - but this seems to be one of those interests that continues to thrive and grow among the American population and worldwide. I don't think I will ever completely understand car racing, but other people don't seem to understand my interest in Battlestar Galactica and Days of Our Lives, so who I am to judge. One of the world's top 1,000 Michigan bloggers, that's who (note: metric invented and calculated by myself).

All weekend starting today (Friday) and running through the actual race on Sunday are a series of race-related activities on Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River. The people I know who went to the Grand Prix last year had a phenomenal time. Actually, Detroit did not hold the race from 2002-2006, but was fortunate enough to bring it back through the stewardship of a fine Michigan fella named Roger Penske (much more on him at a later time). Now I have done my job and communicated my knowledge of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and The Simpsons. It is your job to keep the city alive and go to the event.

1 comment:

Ken said...

I find myself increasingly saddened by the declining quantity of comments, so it is time to leave some encouraging words for myself.

Wow Ken, keep up the great work! You somehow seem to capture my sense of humor while also remaining topical and insightful. I don't think anyone else has ever managed to so precisely write down my exact thoughts and the attempts at jokes that I also would have used in those thoughts. I will continue to read your blog in the hope that you continue to echo my viewpoints. Also, you're not as funny as you think you are.