Two guys from Detroit, Michigan die and wake
in hell. The next day, the devil stops to check on
them and sees them dressed in parkas, mittens
and bomber hats, warming themselves around the
The devil asks them, "What are you doing? Isn't
it hot enough for you?"
The two guys reply, "Well, you know, we're from
Michigan, the land of ice and snow and cold. We're
just happy for a chance to warm up a bit, you know."
The devil decides that these two aren't miserable
enough and turns up the heat. The next morning,
he stops by again and there they are, still dressed
in their parkas, mittens and hats.
The devil asks them again, "It's awfully hot down here,
can't you guys feel that?"
Again, the guys reply, "Well, like we told you yesterday,
we're from Michigan, the land of ice and snow and cold.
We're just happy to warm up a little bit, you know."
The devil gets a little steamed up and he decides to fix
the two guys. He cranks the heat up as high as it will go.
The people are wailing and screaming everywhere. He
stops by the room with the two guys from Detroit and finds
them in light jackets and hats, grilling sausage and drinking
The devil is astonished. "Everyone down here is in abject
misery , and you seem to be enjoying yourselves."
The two Michiganders reply, "Well, ya know, we don't
get too much warm weather up there in Detroit, we've just
got to have a cookout when the weather is this nice."
The devil is absolutely furious, he can hardly see straight.
Finally, he comes up with an answer. These two love the
heat because they have been cold all their lives. He
decides to turn all the heat in hell off.
The next morning, the temperature is below zero, icicles
are hanging everywhere, the people are shivering so bad,
they are unable to wail, moan or gnash their teeth.
The devil smiles and heads for the room with the 2
Michiganders. He finds them back in their parkas, mittens
and hats. They are jumping up and down and cheering.
The devil was dumbfounded. "I don't understand. When I
turn the heat up, you're happy. Now it's freezing cold,
and you're happy. What is wrong with you two?"
The Michiganders look at the devil in surprise. "Well,
don't ya know - if hell froze over, that must mean
the Lions won the Super Bowl!"