Friday, June 13, 2014

Morrissey as popular as Roger Smith in Flint

Oh Morrissey, so much to answer for. 
Another cold, another cancelled tour. The former leader of The Smiths has now bailed on three straight gigs at Flint's Whiting Auditorium, despite claiming "I am determined to play Flint if it kills me." As this defaced poster illustrates, fans in The Vehicle City were not pleased.


  1. This Morrissey character is one gruesome looking dude, with or without added graffiti. You have to work hard to look that gruesome. Few are born that way.

    But the comparison to Roger Smith helps connect the dots between the threads. Roger Smith and Michael Moore actually shared something in common-a great love for Northern Michigan. Too bad that they couldn't have had a dinner together at the Dam Site Inn before Roger passed away. I just wish Roger Smith could have done more, and Michael Moore would do more for Flint.

    1. Yes, we've somehow linked Roger Smith, Michael Moore, and Morrissey together! It wasn't easy.


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