Seven Similarities Between HBO's Hung And JalopnikWes Siler7/06/09 12:00pmFiled to: car moviesDetroithungRay DreckerRay WertLOLCarsNsfw62EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe're not saying HBO stole the idea for Hung, the new series about down-on-his-luck Metro Detroit school teacher-cum-male-hooker Ray Drecker from Jalopnik and Detroit-born editor-in-chief Ray Wert's real-life experiences, but there's an awful lot of similarities.AdvertisementHung is all about former high school sports legend Ray Drecker's become a middle-aged high school basketball coach in metro Detroit and his finding a way to benefit from his biggest asset — his penis. Doesn't sound like the story of Jalopnik to you? Bear with us. It'll all make sense.1.) The name of Hung's main character is Ray and he grew up in metro Detroit. The name of Jalopnik's editor is Ray and he grew up in metro Detroit.Advertisement2.) Hung's story is set in Detroit. Many of Jalopnik's stories are set in Detroit.3.) Hung uses the Packard plant and the old Michigan Central train station to set the scene of Detroit's economic decline. Jalopnik uses the Packard plant and the old Michigan Central train station to set the scene of Detroit's economic decline. Well, until it caught fire last week.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.