Friday, 3 June 2011

That's Why I Chose Furniture City

I'm beginning to suspect the United States is a country with too much time on its hands. First, there was the That's Why I Chose Yale video (if you haven't seen it, do -- it's amazing, and what is known as a "game changer"). Now, I see on the Doonesbury "Daily Video" slot, there's The Grand Rapids LipDub.

Grand Rapids is in Michigan. It has a population of 188,040, most of whom appear in this video at least once.

According to Wikipedia, "In 1836 John Ball, representing a group of New York land speculators, bypassed Detroit for a better deal in Grand Rapids. Ball declared the Grand River valley 'the promised land, or at least the most promising one for my operations.'"

Grand Rapids boasts the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and is the final resting place of the 38th President of the United States. It is also home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is known, very appropriately, as the "Furniture City".

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