Right now we can use Detroit-spoofing, amirite?
In the spirit of laughing at ourselves and our neighbors, director-writer Larry Nilan has a short diversion from single-digit temps, distressed city finances and car-chewing potholes.
Winter, bankruptcy and roads aren't among the targets in 24 short bits staged by seven young actors in "Stuff You Rarely Hear in the D," a four-minute-plus video posted this week (watch below).
- "I wish the Dream Cruise could be every day."
- "Mayors come and go, but at least we have the steady leadership of the city council."
It's more semi-cute than LOL clever, as you see, but is slickly shot indoors and outside by Will Clarke, an experienced Southfield camera operator and director of photography.
Quick-quip targets include the Motown Museum, Greektown, the People Mover, Pine Knob parking traffic, Auburn Hills, boastful UM grads and Birmingham bar-going men of a certain age.
The perky cast members are Rob Dorton, Paris Jones, Sheri Manfre, Maria Mannor, Ian Minicuci, Pete Podolski and Tara Tomscik.