Oh my God, this. THIS. A bunch of coastal writers who snark about the sad state of journalism just did the saddest and cliched journalism in the history of journalism. So let's talk about it.

We don't have a Gawker outpost of our own, but I invited Jeff Wattrick of Deadline Detroit, Sarah Cox of Curbed Detroit, Ashley Woods of Huffington Post Detroit (Denton — seeing a trend here?) and some others to join Ryan Felton and I at our little Jalopnik Detroit hamlet. We're (mostly) Midwesteners, so we had to put shoes on for this. We hope you appreciate our efforts.