Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What’s buried under Campus Martius Park?

Man, this would have been a great place for Kwame to hide proof of those text messages. The man just wasn’t being creative.

On July 23, 2004, the Detroit Legacy 300 Committee – a group spearheading the celebration of Detroit’s 300th birthday – buried a time capsule at the base of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Campus Martius. Truthfully, I don’t think the infamous text message side deal was done until later, but wouldn’t that have been a great way to keep it hidden for 100 years? And anyway, it’s not like Kwame didn’t have plenty of other stuff worth hiding.

It begs the question, though: What are they going to unearth on July 23, 2104 when they open the time capsule? What was happening in Detroit in 2004 that people will consider most memorable? Keys to a Navigator? A Kid Rock wife-beater?

Since none of us will be around when it happens, we’ll just have to guess. Post your thoughts in the comments box. All entries will be automatically entered to win our grand prize – a Tide To-Go Stain Stick – so guess today and guess often! (Anonymous comments are frowned upon, so at least come up with a clever handle that gives us a clue who you are.)