About a year ago a good friend, and man who helped to make the book possible by connecting me to Jerry Vile and other threads, Rick Manore started talking to me about the idea of an “Orbit Takeover” of the Metro Times.

I have to say, I loved the idea.

Here was a chance for Jerry and his crazy cast of creatives to run wild in the house of their competitor who pretty much had no love for Orby’s family members when the original owners ran the joint. So, it kind of felt like not only do you want to do this… YOU HAVE TO DO THIS for the sake of history.

So, after conversations with people inside the Metro Times camp, the Orbit crew got the green light to shine its satirical light on Detroit once again. But, this time, they would be using the former rival’s ink and paper!

Today is the day – Wednesday August 12th, 2015 – that issue hits the racks around Metro Detroit! 

So, I urge you to grab an issue, dig it, and savor what is in store.

You never know… there could be another helping on the horizon.

PS: Anyone want to meet at “Hip Stirs” for lunch?