This is Tuesday’s column, up Monday to confound the space/time continuum.
LONG LIVE GRAND RAPIDS
Is this video great or what? Here’s the back story. I love the detractor who says, “… the return is beyond dubious. Hoping that a nine minute song from decades ago goes viral and does any good at raising the profile of the city using faces only familiar to us is a losing bit.” I watched it Friday night when it had already had 340,000 views. By Monday, half a million more. I just loved this.
(And, yes, I love that – against virtually unanimous Republican opposition – our President decided to give life support and tough love to the American auto industry. That can’t have hurt Grand Rapids one bit. And we taxpayers have been fully repaid. With interest.)
The impresario behind the film, Rob Bliss, is 22. Look what he did when he was 20.
AND SPEAKING OF REMARKABLE YOUNG PEOPLE . . .
Here’s the story of a Mexican-American boy named Isaac, from San Diego, born a girl, who is who he is and is doing just fine, thank you very much. (Hat tip: Rex Wockner.)
Quote of the Day
The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax, is not having to pay an income tax.~Lord Thomas Dunwar
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