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More than a dozen people at Damn Arbor’s city council viewing party at Arbor Brewing, toughing it out through the 413 E. Huron public hearing – with beer. [photo] [photo]

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  1. March 19, 2013 at 6:05 am | permalink

    This seems to some extent to be an expression of anomie. I’m all for fun but consider how much of their lives each member of Council has given in order to produce this “show”. There certainly is a dull predictability to certain aspects (the inevitable Tom Partridge harangue, etc.) of the proceedings, but I salute these citizens, our councilmembers, who give of themselves, for the main part without personal gain. And don’t forget that these items mean a lot to citizens who appear to plead for outcomes that they believe will affect their lives.

    I could suggest this “Mystery Science Fiction Theater” approach for Congress, but everyone would either be drunk under the tables or dead of boredom after the first session.

  2. March 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm | permalink

    Thanks to Ben and whoever else helped organize this. What I wouldn’t give to be able to join you for the next one. There’ll be a next one, yes?

  3. March 19, 2013 at 12:53 pm | permalink

    Unfortunately, Dave, we can’t let you off the hook. You have to sit through the whole thing for the benefit of the folks at home.

  4. March 19, 2013 at 8:28 pm | permalink

    Dave, it will happen again. Don’t worry. There’s even talk of getting folks together to attend a meeting IRL… eventually.

  5. March 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm | permalink

    I was one of the helpers and while I can see how Vivienne (or others) might think that we were dogging on others, I can honestly say that was not the intention. (Did learn a new word though…anomie :))

    I think it was a great outing because I actually did learn something things (cue South Park’s Stan saying, “I learned something today….”) and got to meet some cool people. I like the City Council members that I know personally and wish more citizens would get involved in some way, even if it’s just watching the meetings.