Monday, July 21, 2008

From Flint to Paris

How often does Flint earn a mention on, the celebrity gossip website inspired by the antics of Paris Hilton?

Thanks to Nicole Harris for passing this along.


  1. the third comment on the perez hilton site intelligently claims that "Oakland County" needs money so that's probably why Flint is going after saggers...

  2. Yes, the comment section was about as insightful and intelligent as Paris herself.

  3. Okay - there are soooooooo many ignorant people out there. Is there a place anywhere in America were kids don't wear their pants like this? The average age of the people commenting was probably 15. I think a geography lesson is in order too.


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