I wish I took a screen cap of an advertisement for something called The Detroit Bucket List, or that I at clicked on the link, because I’m having the hardest time finding out what it was (translation–> nothing on the first page of my Google search looked familiar.
One thing I found was a trailer for a locally produced “movie” with the same name:
It’s from two years ago, though (you can catch a glimpse of Tiger Stadium before it became a barren field).
Otherwise, I found this Facebook page and not much else.
But all in all, it got me JusWondering… is a Detroit Bucket List in any way ironic (because both imply impending doom)? Is it an oxymoron? Or just plain ol’ moronic?
- I want to produce a documentary about Detroit in its heyday (what a fun word, BTW). I would love to see footage of Detroit’s early American origins, through its prosperous periods, to its eventual downfall. Maybe Ken Burns could put together this opus. Why won’t I do it? I’m too lazy.
- I want to produce a show about a cop from another (better funded) city trying to get things done in the Detroit Police Department. Imagine a detective from New York, Chicago, or Miami battling not only the crime, but the system… I think it could be intriguing.
- I want to shake up the system. Namely, I could see myself running for mayor. I’ve lived in Detroit for 98.8% of my life, and I deserve the opportunity as much as any of the other clowns that have “won” the position. First order of business – shit-can the useless City Council and bump up the number of fire fighters and police.
- I want to build a movie studio in Detroit. This was an early wish, long before Hollywood even came calling our neck of the woods. I also envisioned setting up excellent filmmaking programs at Wayne State University (my alma mater), U of M Dearborn (only), and Hank High (a.k.a. Henry Ford Community College). I have my reasons for these three.
- I want to move out of Detroit. A man can dream, can’t he?