Worse Than Us: Detroit Can’t Read

Quick! What’s the word floccinaucinihilipilification mean? …no clue? Don’t feel bad average St. Louisan! The guy reading over your shoulder in the Tigers hat is probably still working on the word “Q-u-i-c-k” According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. “Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). [Read More]

Pfffft. You Don’t Mean That Johnny Damon!

“I love Detroit.” That was former Kansas City Royal, Oakland Athletic, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankee and current Detroit Tiger Johnny Damon ****yesterday after turning down a chance to be traded back to the Boston Red Sox team he helped bring a World Series Championship to in 2004 after sweeping the Car…ugh. Blockquote to break the painful memory anyone? The Red Sox claimed Damon on waivers this week, but he had the right to veto a move to Boston because of a no-trade clause in his contract. [Read More]

Leaving St. Louis: If You’re Reading This, Someone Just Ditched You

Recently Forbes magazine pulled together all the data of where people have moved from and to in 2008 since “More than 10 million Americans moved from one county to another during 2008.” They also made a pretty little infographic showing inbound and outbound movement from a specified location. Our tipster clicked St. Louis. The results weren’t pretty. Red is people moving away from St. Louis. Black is people moving too St. [Read More]