Is this really what we’ve come to?

I’m reading this great book called Detroit City Is The Place To Be: the afterlife of an American metropolis, by Mark Binelli. It’s about his return to the decaying city of his youth. He documents his experiences.

I can’t tell you too much about it because I’m only on Chapter 2, but so far I’m enjoying it a lot.

Anyway, Mark moves in on Service Street, a short street that appears to be in the process of gentrification by hipsters and whatnot.

I was wondering what it actually looks like, so I decided to check it out on Google Maps Street View.

As I’m moving down the virtual street I see 3 people walking by the Google Van, and of course two of them are compelled to flip off the camera.

Seriously, is that the best you can do? Flip off the Google van? I’m so tired of seeing people raise their middle fingers in photographs I could just yak. I see this all the time in skateboarding. Someone has to be all PUNK ROCK and flip off the camera. What does that mean? How old are you? 15? Let me just clear this up — it’s dumb. Don’t do that. It makes you a jackass.

End of rant.


Skinny, weak, drug addict hipsters display their stupidity.

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