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Team Spirit

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated”-Mark Twain

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that America is hurting. With the last couple of days of stock market loses, I’m still peeing blood. Stagnant growth, the jobless rate, home values, personal bankruptcies, it’s pretty ugly out there. And some areas of the country have been absolutely decimated. But seriously, lying down and complaining about it is for pussies, if Americans are anything, they are resilient.

Check out this video, made by the good folks from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The state of Michigan is the poster child for economic decimation, but don’t tell these people. This is more then just clever.

A literal cast of thousands,very cool. The “Made in the USA” label is not going anywhere.

I had the idea that other cities in the country should follow suit, exhibit some local pride in your community and make a similar video, so here is where you come in. Pick a large (or not so large, your choice) city close to where you live and think of some things that represent your city, points are given for cleverness.

Since I live in the Bay Area, I’m stuck with going with The City By The Bay. My soundtrack was an easy choice, We built This city, no brainer. Aside from the obligatory, the painted ladies, the city of lights, PacBell Park, and cable cars, I would be remiss if I left out the real charm, the homeless bums peeing on the side of your bank, beggars that will get in your face if the proper remunerations are not made, the Sisters of perpetual indulgence, Gay Parade, oh, and let’s not forget bike to work day (you should thank me for this PG version).

Alright, time to break out those pom poms, is your area worth cheering about? prove it.