January 19, 2010, - 12:34 pm

Dumb Detroit Stunt of the Day

By Debbie Schlussel

I’m not sure if a stunt is really a stunt if it has yet to be attempted.  So, perhaps this entry should have been entitled, “Dumb Detroit Stunt Idea of the Day.”

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Say Nice Things About Detroitistan

Regardless, a couple of liberal activists, instead of focusing their energies on helping the poor or smoking pot–or some other activity libs like to brag about, want to encase one of Detroit’s over 200,000 foreclosed and abandoned homes in a solid block of ice. It’s called the Ice House Detroit Project.  But photog Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune  have yet to finish their “Detroit flophouse frozen in solid ice” because the weather is too warm, and it’s delayed the effort, which was supposed to be complete yesterday.

They claim this will draw attention to the plight of Detroit and the area’s high rate of foreclosures.  Because, it’s really not about drawing attention to themselves (no, not at all).  And because, without them, we’d all have thought that the dilapidated houses that dot all of Detroit’s main inter-city/suburban highways, were actually occupied and being paid in full and on time.

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Matthew Radune and Gregory Holm Are Ice House Detroit

What–Detroit actually has a high rate of foreclosed and abandoned homes?  Who knew?  Gee, thanks, guys, for the tip.  Without a house encased in ice, we’d never know.

What a waste.

Incredibly, the pair of ice-hosers, er . . . -housers, brag that 53 donors funded this exercise in stupidity.  With all of their efforts, they could have rehabbed a house for a homeless family.  But, hey, that wouldn’t get ‘em in the New York Times, would it?

They did help a Detroit family move into another home, but why waste time and money to freeze a house . . . unless you’re really only interested in becoming an internet celebrity and this year’s version of William Hung?

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4 Responses

As if I would PAY the NY Times to read articles like this.

By the way; that dog picture with the gun at its head is from a National Lampoon cover around 1972-3.

P. Aaron on January 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm

But it’s still better than soaking a crucifix in a jar of urine.

Little Al on January 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm

And this makes the house more valuable and the neighborhood more viable exactly HOW?

It is on par with ringing your neighbors doorbell and running away because he yelled at you for letting your dog poop on his lawn.

Detroit is emblematic of all that has gone wrong with America: Political correctness, moral relativism, progressive far left politics, fiscal insanity, overbearing fed.gov regulation, central economic planning, the green agenda.

RIP Detroit. The rest of America is soon to join you.

Hope@ZeroKelvin on January 31, 2012 at 10:14 am

Have been looking for this T Shirt with dog under the gun. Any suggestions as it has been apparently taken off the market. It says Detroit with a capitol “D”.

Ronald Wolf aka "Columbo" on August 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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