Suburban ZombiesSaturday, March 23, 2013
A recent conversation with folks on a Google Group about some of the wonderful downtown Detroit hotels spurred me to think about why people would chose a boorish suburban chain motel as opposed to one of the eclectic downtown locations. After all, what’s wrong with the suburban Extended Stay America hotels? You can BBQ in the parking lot adjacent to Walmart and watch the Walmartians in their shorts and flip flops in January; take long, romantic walks under the freeway overpasses; have a power lunch of deep-fried anything at Bob Evans; camp out at Best Buy to be the first one in line to get a $20 DVD for $5; and lastly, you can wear your flannel pants and fuzzy slippers out to play adult video games at Dave & Buster’s. Additionally, you can enjoy the glory of “fine art” at the zombie shops in the malls.
With fine culture like this, who needs the urban humanities!