Fresh from helping some bozos blow up a car, mayor’s office asks for more ways to improve Milwaukee
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As we all know, Milwaukee is in desperate need of a 21st century makeover. Every single day hundreds of people are dreaming up ways to make the Brew City more innovative, green, young, innovative, technology-friendly, art-friendly, and/or innovation-friendly. And why not? There’s a lot of money to be made in the booming Milwaukee Pride™ business, and what better way to show your love for the city than by changing it?
Of course, one of the best ways to bring about that much-needed change is to make sure some
cynical opportunistic shameless savvy local “filmmakers” have the necessary permits to blow up a car—because, um, Hollywood is going to be really impressed, or something. Yes, Flipeleven Creative and NEWaukee’s infamous/idiotic “Love MKE. Blow Up A Car” thing is scheduled to go down this Saturday, finally bringing attention to “Milwaukee’s underutilized film community.” (15-day, world-class film festival? What 15-day, world-class film festival?)
On Thursday afternoon, this update was posted to the project’s Kickstarter page:
It’s here! That’s right, folks, it’s time to blow up a car.
We wish we could have alerted you a little sooner; permits took longer than we anticipated to clear. But hey, it’s happening, right?
Thanks to a little help from the mayor’s office, we finally got the Big Boom settled yesterday. And just in time!
WHEN: THIS Saturday morning, October 27th at 8:00 am.
WHERE: The Reed Street Yards, just off the 6th Street Viaduct.
WHERE YOU SHOULD BE: All spectators MUST be positioned on the 6th Street Viaduct. Please arrive PRIOR TO 8:00 am. (See map below.)
WHAT TO BRING: You’ll have a great view, but if you want a super close-up view, bring your binoculars or (for your photographers) that 400 mm lens!
See you there. Come on, Milwaukee! Let’s go BOOM.
Well, the original plan of blowing up a car (for Milwaukee!) on the Wisconsin Ave. bridge apparently didn’t pan out, but never mind—the mayor’s office is on board! City Hall must be absolutely bursting with ideas that benefit Milwaukee if it has time to support a project that in no way benefits Milwaukee!
Well, maybe not. Thursday afternoon also saw the mayor’s office pushing its “Sustainability Plan Survey,” an online questionnaire that asks the public for ways to improve the city. The questions include “What does the ideal community provide for its residents?” and “I think positive change in Milwaukee is brought about by (choose up to two.)” Strangely, “Should the mayor make a Ford Fiesta ‘go BOOM’ in the Reed Street Yards?” is not included in the survey. Also not included: “What’s the definition of lending your support to a dumb publicity stunt and then asking the public for ways to make Milwaukee a better place?”