flyering in ypsi

I spent about four hours this afternoon wandering around town with Clementine, putting up debate flyers and talking with people about the upcoming election. All in all, it was a good experience. Here are a few observations:

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  1. schutzman
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Based on the color of the bow in that photograph, I’d guess this is actually the office of the Blue Ribbon Finance Committee.

  2. Hillary
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Was the business that refused the flyer The Keg?

  3. schutzman
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    “There is store, that I won

  4. Dr Cherry
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    “There is store, that I won

  5. egpenet
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I thought we had a new piercing and tatoo place in downtown, so I went to put flyers there. To my purprise, there were a whole slew of places with red, white and blue “Pierce” signs, including most rental properties, but few were open, and most others thought I was nuts.

  6. schutzman
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t it funny, how one lone landlord can create the appearance that a hundred different households all support a particular candidate?

  7. murph
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    both the porn store on Cross Street and the movie shop Michigan Avenue had closed.

    I’m told that “had been closed” (by the City) would be more accurate, due to various ordinance violations.

  8. Brian
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    “various ordinance violations” must be code for “glory holes”

  9. mark
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    The city should auction off the glory holes on Ebay. It would make a great fundraiser… I can see the headline now: “Glory Holes to Save the Freighthouse!”

  10. mark
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    The place that gave me the problem wasn’t The Keg. The guy at the Keg wasn’t terribly enthusiastic, but he let me post the flyers. The place where I had the problem was a new business on Cross Street, and that’s as far as I’m going to go.

  11. Brian
    Posted July 23, 2006 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    That fucking candy store! I knew it!

  12. mark
    Posted July 24, 2006 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    I just got this report from a reader:

    Saturday, July 22 – Saturday afternoon around 1 p.m., after shopping for several items for his afternoon barbecue with new grill and family, Eric Lagergren stopped in at the Keg to get three six-packs (two Bell’s Oberon and one Zoomer Wit). Upon approaching the counter he noted the YMDC Mayoral Debate flyers in half-sheets on the counter near the register. When the owner came over from the store’s porn and lottery ticket corner to ring Mr. Lagergren up, however, he removed, without the slightest pause, the flyers, putting them behind the counter and completely out of sight. Mr. Lagergren, who has a tendency to not speak up when it has the possibility of being confrontational, didn’t say anything, especially to this man, who he’s seen yell at other store patrons before.

    While this could well have happened, probably just a few short minutes after I left the handbills, it should be pointed out that the fellow did let me post flyers by the door. (I just left the handbills on the counter as an after-thought before leaving.)

  13. Hillary
    Posted July 24, 2006 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    He also yells at people who try to photograph his store from the sidewalk.

  14. ol' e cross
    Posted July 25, 2006 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    The owner of the flyerless establishment is, indeed, Lebanese. Last time I was in, I asked him how his family in Lebanon was holding up. He was pretty emotionally raw and quite candid. His sister is getting out, he

  15. mark
    Posted July 25, 2006 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad to hear that seems to be the explanation… I guess “glad” isn’t really the right word, but you know what I mean.

    Thanks for letting me know.

  16. carat
    Posted August 1, 2006 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Frank’s Drugs will not fill birth control prescriptions for unmarried *or* married women. At least, they wouldn’t fill mine, and i was wearing both my wedding and my engagement rings, one on each hand. I got an, “I’m sorry, ma’am, we don’t fill *that* here.” I left feeling like a Harlot, although an angry and self-righteous Harlot. I definitely won’t shop there ever ever again, but I guess I have to respect his religious conviction.

  17. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted August 1, 2006 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    At least he’s no longer selling condoms with holes in them.

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