Because the rumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated, and the rebirth stories have missed the point. Because we built your car, your office, and your kitchen, and still gave you Slim Shady, Madonna, and magic. Because of sandy beaches. Because of art deco monuments. Because of fresh water waves and untouched forest. Because our potholes will swallow you whole. See, you’re talking to white stripes and temptations, muscle cars and corn flakes, so don’t even think of calling it a come back. Call it still standing. You ask, why Michigan House? Because Michigan.