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Michael and Karen McCarty are proud to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jill Kara McCarty and Jonathan Mark Besselsen, son of Mary Zoet and the late Alan Besselsen on Friday, August 9th, 2013.

The nuptials will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids with a reception to follow..

The McCarty Metro wishes Jon and Jill much luck and will have a full report in the September issue of the Metro.



The McCartys would like to thank everyone who participated in this years' event. It was a great day for golf, and everyone had a great time. Special thanks to Steve and Kristen, along with the sponsors of the event, the Michigan Lupus Foundation, and Greystone Golf Club. There is more information on our DMGC page.


COME ONE... COME ALL... Bradric Productions, along with The McCarty Metro, are pleased to announce its' second 72 Hour Film Project. The event will take place from August 17th to August 19th, 2013. The event is open to all. We are looking for people to write, act, direct and produce a short 4 minute or less movie and submit it within 72 hours. Check out the information and rules on our 72 Hour Film Project page.



A Happy Anniversary goes out to Jerry McCarty and Rick's Martini Bar. This past month, the weekly podcast celebrated its' 150th episode. Jerry, who has participated in all 150, traveled to Detroit to celebrate the podcast with Brad Savage. Jerry is normally teamed up with Rick Farmiloe and Amanda Raymond on the weekly podcast from Rick's Martini Bar in Californial. Brad & Eric did the first podcast together 3 years ago in LA. The first topic... Pie vs. Cake. You can hear that podcast, plus much more from our Podcast Page, or the I-Tunes store. Congratulations!!


Austin McCarty had a busy June. In addition to standing up as Brad's best man at his wedding, he also ran a half marathon to Ann Arbor, and attended the Bonnaroo concert event in Tennessee. As best man, he was in charge of Brad's bachelor party (the wedding party all went to a Detroit Tiger baseball game, and delivered a great toast. In the half marathon, Austin completed the race with a good time. At Bonnaroo, he, along with thousands of other concert goers camped out and saw acts such as Paul McCartney, ZZ Top, and many more over the weekend. The Metro wants to know.... Whatcha got planned for July??

Bachelor party (with a horse?) Getting to the island A great toast
Austin on the track Behind hundreds of other runners He gets his medal
Bonaroo in Manchester, Tennessee Lunch between shows at the campsite


The 2013 McCarty Metro Weight Loss Challenge wrapped up on June 1. When we started January 1, twelve subscribers took up the challenge to lose weight in the new year. In the end, all challengers lost weight over the 5 month span. Special congratulations to Princess Buttercup who finished with a double digit percentage of weight loss, and led the pack. I would like to also Congratulate all 12 on a fine job.


Detroit Tigers TV analyst and erstwhile limb specialist Rod Allen announced an anatomical breakthrough in June. After noting that baseball player Austin Jackson recently had a hamstring injury, Doctor Rod observed, "He plays a fast centerfield, so his leg is more important to him than for Prince (Fielder) or Miggy (Cabrera)." Doctor Rod apparently insists that legs are not vital to all baseball players. This gives hope that prosthetics users can play major league baseball. For more of Mario and Rod's observations about life and baseball, see the Mario and Rod page in the Metro.


The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners. It's an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person. Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling. It will also eliminate the costs of long and expensive trials. You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement: "Attention to all standby passengers, El Al is proud to announce a seat available on flight 670 to London. Shalom!" ... BRILLIANT!

We want to hear your questions, comments, rants, or editorials. Just submit them to soundoff@mccartymetro.com.

Dear Editor. You always have some good wisdom and offer good advice on your Final Thought page. Here is one final thought I think you should use about inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished." -Diane

ED NOTE: Didn't work so well. I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, 8 Budweisers left from a case, half a bottle of Scotch, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old depression prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos and a box of chocolates. Didn't work, cuz I got fired.

Dear Editor. How much longer until they serve the food at the Dan McCarty Golf Classic? -Hungry from Hamtramck

ED NOTE: I don't know, but I got so hungry that I went back out and took the chip from a munk out on the golf course.

What's the difference between Harry Chapin and Dan Foggleburg? -Sleepy 70's Fan

ED NOTE: Trick question... They are the same person. What I really want to know is which one is Seals and which one is Crofts?

Dear Editor. I understand at your annual porch party this year, we may see a Cockroach reunion? Any truth? -Fan

ED NOTE: It depends if Kelly cleaned all the nooks and crannies from last years' bash. I don't think so. But, if a few show up at the porch party this year, I tend to use the old D-CON Roach Motels, because as they say... "Roaches check in, but they don't check out!"



As a musician and former Disk Jockey in Michigan, I believe Detroit to be a great music city. From Motown, to Rock & Roll, to rap, the Motor City has it all. Below is a Top 10 list (in no particular order) of my favorite artists that have Detroit roots.  Look it over, and see if you agree, and let me know who I left off the list that was one of your favs.

Aretha Franklin Alice Cooper Bob Seger Eminem Kid Rock
Madonna The Miracles Stevie Wonder The Supremes The Temptations

Who doesn't belong, and who should be included?

Your Name: Add? Subtract? Comments?


Jean Stapleton, 90, actress (All in the Family). Deacon Jones, 74, Hall of Fame football player (Los Angeles Rams), coined the term "sack", natural causes. Esther Williams, 91, swimmer (Billy Rose's Aquacade) and actress (Bathing Beauty, Million Dollar Mermaid, Dangerous When Wet), natural causes. Miller Barber, 82, professional golfer. James Gandolfini, 51, actor (The Sopranos), cardiac arrest. Alan Myers, 58, New Wave drummer (Devo), brain cancer. Matt Osborne, 55, professional wrestler (Doink the Clown). 



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