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133 YEARS OF MICHIGAN FOOTBALL

May 30, 2012

133 YEARS OF MICHIGAN FOOTBALL

133 years ago today, Michigan Wolverine football was founded.

 

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HAPPY (BELATED) BIRTHDAY TO KIRK GIBSON

May 29, 2012

HAPPY (BELATED) BIRTHDAY TO KIRK GIBSON

"I'm a team guy, and I've been asked to do something, so I will."

-Kirk Gibson

 

Kirk Gibson was born yesterday in 1957.  Happy Belated Birthday, Kirk!

 

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THIS SWEET BABY WAS MADE IN GRAND RAPIDS MI

May 26, 2012

THIS SWEET BABY WAS MADE IN GRAND RAPIDS MI

"That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety-five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right.  Shop smart.  Shop S-Mart.  YOU GOT THAT?!"

 

-Ash, Army of Darkness (1992)

 

Probably our favorite B-List actor of all time, Bruce Campbell made an otherwise terrible movie into a cult-classic.  And being from Michigan makes him even cooler.

 

 

 

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AGAINST THE WIND

May 24, 2012

AGAINST THE WIND

I guess I lost my way

There were so many roads

I was living to run and running to live

Never worried about paying or even much much I owed

 

-Bob Seger, Against The Wind, 1980

 

Whenever we think of Forrest Gump, we immediately think of Tom Hanks running across America to this song. One of Michigan's living legends, Bob Seger was born in Dearborn, MI in 1945.

 

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HOW THE U.S. LOOKS LIKE

May 23, 2012

HOW THE U.S. LOOKS LIKE

So this is what the U.S.A. looks like!  

 

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BAY TO BREAKERS RACE

May 22, 2012

BAY TO BREAKERS RACE

This past Sunday, the world famous Bay To Breakers race was held in San Francisco. Known for it's zaniness, thousands of runners dress up in costumes and make a day of drinking, celebrating, and running through one of the coolest cities on the planet.

 

Michigan Kittens at the Bay To Breakers Race

 

Janelle came by our office just north of Grand Rapids last week to grab a few of the Love shirts. When she explained why she needed 4 of them, we asked (begged?) her to send us some photos of her team. She not only made good on her promise, but she also ended up making the paper (photo #23). The "Mitten Kittens" from good ole' Grand Rapids, MI include Janelle Gunn, Paula Lemmon, Stephanie Meyers, and Becky Porter.  

 

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THE MICHIGAN ROBIN

May 21, 2012

THE MICHIGAN ROBIN

Today in 1931, the Robin became the state bird of Michigan. The Audubon Society held an election with 200,000 votes cast to decide which bird would represent The Mitten State. The Legislature's resolution added that "the Robin Redbreast is the best known and best loved of all the birds in the state of Michigan".

 

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DOES EVERYBODY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?

May 17, 2012

DOES EVERYBODY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS?

"Does everybody know what time it is?"

"TOOOOL TIME!!"

 

Tuesday nights in the 1990s wouldn't have been the same without the Taylors.  

 

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WATER-WINTER WONDERLAND SHIRTS

May 15, 2012

WATER-WINTER WONDERLAND SHIRTS

From 1965 to 1967, Water-Winter Wonderland was Michigan's state slogan found on all license plates. It was changed from simply Water Wonderland in the 1950s to include our marvelous winters.

Unisex Water-Winter Wonderland shirts here and Women's version here. On super soft tri-blend vintage tees.

 

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HAPPY BELATED B-DAY TO JOE LOUIS

May 14, 2012

HAPPY BELATED B-DAY TO JOE LOUIS

A happy belated birthday to Detroit legend Joe Louis, Heavyweight Champion of the World! The Brown Bomber was born May 13, 1914 and spent 140 consecutive months as the reigning heavyweight champ from 1937 to 1949.

 

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RATHER BE UP NORTH

May 8, 2012

RATHER BE UP NORTH

Lakes houses, bonfires, beaches, and starry nights.  We're lucky to live in such a beautiful state. When you say you're going Up North, what do you think of? Traditionally, Up North has meant anything north of Clare to the Mackinac Bridge. But no matter where you actually mean, it's understood in Michigan that you're heading away to relax in Michigan's natural beauty.

 

Nab a I'd Rather Be Up North vintage shirt in unisex or women's cut.

 

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MATT GIRAUD IN K-ZOO

May 7, 2012

MATT GIRAUD IN K-ZOO

Matt Giraud hanging out at home in K-Zoo when he's not busy touring the country. Showing some love for Michigan in his super soft sweatshirt.

 

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FIFTEEN DESTINATIONS IN THE U.P.

May 7, 2012

FIFTEEN DESTINATIONS IN THE U.P.

Check out these 15 awesome places to visit in the Upper Peninsula. And a few fun factoids, too: did you know that the distance from the two ends of the U.P. is longer than from the Michigan-Ohio border to the Mackinac Bridge?

 

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NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER LAKE MICHIGAN

May 1, 2012

NORTHERN LIGHTS OVER LAKE MICHIGAN

This past April 24th, Shawn Stockman-Malone captured the aurora borealis from the shores of the Upper Peninsula as they passed over Lake Michigan.  Check out the time lapse video:

 

 

 

There are few things as beautiful as the Northern Lights.

 

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