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Toledo zoo vs Detroit zoo. Battle for your bucks

Interesting article on new competing penguin exhibits and competition for visitors.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140524/METRO08/305240020/Detroit-Toledo-zoos-get-penguin-reinforcements-battle-visitors

created by MrGlass419 on May 24, 2014 at 10:55:03 am     Comments: 15

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Me and Mrs. Molsonator went down to the Farmers Market today and the line of cars for the Zoo was unbelieveable. Whatever they are doing - they are doing it right. The had to shut the parking lot down today.

posted by Molsonator on May 24, 2014 at 01:40:31 pm     #  

Unbelievable is the correct spelling and I meant they not "The". Grandma Molsonator distracted me by asking me for a Labatt. WTF?

posted by Molsonator on May 24, 2014 at 01:49:25 pm     #   4 people liked this

So can I stop giving the Zoo my tax money if they are doing so good now?

posted by Erin on May 24, 2014 at 01:58:11 pm     #   2 people liked this

Yes.

posted by Molsonator on May 24, 2014 at 01:59:54 pm     #  

Erin posted at 01:58:11 PM on May 24, 2014:

So can I stop giving the Zoo my tax money if they are doing so good now?

Not by bitching on a web forum, you can't. There are at least two other ways you can, though:

1. Start a petition, and see if you can get something on the ballot.

or

2. Move to an area where the tax dollars are not used to fund the Toledo Zoo.

posted by Sohio on May 24, 2014 at 02:27:49 pm     #   4 people liked this

3. Start a rumor just before the next levy renewal that the zoo is anti-union.

posted by justread on May 25, 2014 at 07:36:43 am     #   1 person liked this

Yeah, that's how you turn the tides of public opinion to your favor. Because that definitely stops people from shopping at Walmart.

posted by Sohio on May 25, 2014 at 07:49:08 am     #  

Wal Mart is open every day and you don't need to be a registered voter. It may not be a stellar analogy to the dynamic in Toledo in which a huge percentage of the low turnout is comprised by agitated union members with the day off to vote.

posted by justread on May 25, 2014 at 07:52:46 am     #   3 people liked this

If you were going to spread that rumor, you'd have to start with the UAW. Their members get discounted tickets.

posted by Sohio on May 25, 2014 at 07:59:08 am     #  

Nah, start with the AFSCME. Their members take out the trash at the zoo.

posted by justread on May 25, 2014 at 08:12:04 am     #  

You start with AFSCME. I have nothing to "start."

Happy hunting!

posted by Sohio on May 25, 2014 at 08:14:40 am     #  

Detroit zoo vs Toledo zoo. Hmm, well, you're less likely to get carjacked going to the Toledo zoo.
http://news.yahoo.com/detroit-motorists-under-siege-carjack-city-043049027--finance.html

posted by JeepMaker on May 25, 2014 at 11:45:37 am     #  

The Detroit Zoo is in Royal Oak.

posted by Mike21 on May 25, 2014 at 11:53:45 am     #   2 people liked this

In related news, congrats to you guys for getting voted #1 in the nation in USA Today for best zoon. We came in 11th down here. Something to be proud of.

posted by JustaSooner on May 26, 2014 at 12:38:27 am     #  

Best zoo as well. ;)

posted by JustaSooner on May 26, 2014 at 12:38:40 am     #