‘getting caught curled up, asleep in the doorway of an ann arbor business’ open thread

I don’t have time to get into it now, but it’s been a long night… So, what’s on your mind this morning?

(note: Neither alcohol nor fried chicken was involved.)

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31 Comments

  1. Ted
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    I’m keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that we get a Freedom Center here in SE Michigan.

    http://www.tsa.gov/press/speeches/freedom_dedication.shtm

  2. Steph
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Most people are upset that the Chinese are buying up everything in the US. I’m happy about it. I think it makes it less likely that they’ll attack us. Yesterday the Chinese bough half of Morgan Stanley.

  3. Posted September 19, 2008 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Oh, I’ve been lamenting the article in the Ann Arbor News that indicated that the value of Water Street is between 1/3 and 1/2 of what the City of Ypsilanti paid for it.

  4. Paw
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    It’s got to be ball shaving related. An nick perhaps. Passed out due to blood loss.

  5. Greg
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    CNN ALERT: Treasury Secretary Paulson says “hundreds of billions” of dollars are needed to resolve U.S. financial crisis.

  6. Brackache
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    News flash: the stock market soared after recieving another free-market-blasphemous taxpayer funded bailout that the Government can’t afford and isn’t legally authorized to do in the first place.

    In related news, a crack head felt a lot better about his horrible life after scoring some more rock.

    Everything is going to be fine.

  7. What Kind of Dad?
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Check this out-

    By posing in Playboy, ‘U’ student lives out dream
    Nursing senior appears in “Girls of the Big 10” issue
    by Caitlin Schneider, Michigan Daily
    09/19/2008

    Childhood make-believe games are usually just that — a fantasy. But for School of Nursing senior Renee Alison, a childhood imagination became reality when she posed in the October issue of Playboy magazine.

    “When I was in 5th grade, I was 11 years old and I was a Playboy Bunny for Halloween,” she said. “I had a little T-shirt on, and the bunny ears and curly hair.“

    Alison, along with University students Caitlin Shannon and Bobbie Korina, is featured in Playboy magazine’s Girls of the Big 10 issue, which hit newsstands last Friday. The magazine’s annual college issue rotates among conferences, featuring students from each of the schools.

    Though Alison had done some modeling in the past, she went to the auditions with her heart set on getting the Playboy gig. She said she was “thrilled” when she found out she had been chosen and her friends and family were equally excited and supportive.

    “My dad was really excited,” Alison said, who is from Northville.

  8. Steve Swan
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I don’t have any plans for the weekend. Would anyone like to hang out?

  9. Brian
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Mark, how did you like the Michael Moore event?

  10. Murf
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    Wondering how many yard waste bags it will take to equal the amount of leaves on three large maples come fall of 2009.

  11. Ol' E Cross
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Now all I can think about is alcohol and fried chicken.

  12. Larry from Inkster
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I’d be up for something, Steve. Have you seen ‘Mama Mia’ yet? I’ve seen it, but I’d go again.

  13. Sue Territock
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    My guess is that Mark was somehow knocked unconscious while trying to protect a defenseless baby squirrel from predators.

    Or, then again, maybe he lifted his arms above his head to get a hidden King Dong, and that fat, round heart of his stopped pumping that sweet gravy blood for a minute.

  14. ytown
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    All I can think about is fried chicken, beer and Renee Alison.

  15. Ian Curtis
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Murf:

    Most of the Maples around Ypsi are invasive Norway Maples. Cut one or two down. Get more growing sun, better dirt composition, and save 15 grand on your eventual sewer replacemtn bill.

    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/invasivetutorial/Norway_maple.htm

  16. Robert
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I like the ring of a “Kill a tree for Ypsi” campaign.

  17. Ian Curtis
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Planting a Norway Maple in your yard, which is pest and disease resistant, fast growing, and tolerant to all sorts of climatic conditions, may sound like a great idea. However, consider that it will discharge thousands of seeds each year that would send Norway maple seedlings shooting up from your garden, through your bushes and up against the foundation of your house. Also consider that songbirds and other wildlife you might otherwise see would be far less prevalent or absent in the Norway maple. In addition, its phytoxins will make it difficult for you to seed grass or other plants that you may want to plant in your yard. Above all, it is important to recognize the severe consequences that your tree selection can have on nearby natural areas. There are many suitable natives that are fast growing and require minimal care including native oaks, red maple, and American linden.

  18. Brackache
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    mark smoked a cigarette butt some kid gave him with a firecracker in it, then collapsed from despair and fell asleep.

  19. Curt Waugh
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    You’ll pry my maple from my cold, dead, sap-covered, Norwegian hands.

    No seriously, please pry this thing off my hands. My lutefisk is waiting…

  20. Karl
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Now you’ve gotten me all worried that I have one of these invasive maples. How would I know? And if it turns out that I do have one what’s the best way to kill it so that it stays dead?

  21. Karl
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    And let he who hasn’t passed out while masturbating in a shop window cast the first stone!

  22. Brackache
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Karl, you have to shoot the maples in the head.

  23. Posted September 19, 2008 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Brackache, you’re on fire tonight!

  24. Ian Curtis
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I prefer the slow death of girdling.

  25. Brackache
    Posted September 19, 2008 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Cuz!

    The secret is 2 regular-coffee-cup-sized espressos with heavy whipping cream and generic sweet’n’low in both, and also rum in the second one.

  26. Posted September 19, 2008 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    hahahaha!

    yeah…cheers, man!

  27. UBU
    Posted September 20, 2008 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    I think this article from the Ann Arbor News Police Beat reveals the truth of Mark’s evening, as well as the fallacy of his belief that beer isn’t alcohol:

    Ann Arbor police said they arrested a man who was masturbating behind a downtown building Wednesday evening.

    Undressed, outdoors, man using p*rn arrested

    Police received a report about 12:30 a.m. that a naked man was sitting on a milk crate behind buildings in the 300 block of West Ann Street. Police found the man, who was shirtless and had his pants down around his ankles. He had a beer in one hand and was masturbating with the other while leaning over a p*rnographic magazine, reports said. The officer arrested the 50-year-old Ypsilanti man for indecent exposure and charges are pending.

    The only thing that casts doubt is the 50-year-old thing. Mark looks a lot older than that but maybe that’s just the hard living.

  28. Brackache
    Posted September 20, 2008 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    That solves the mystery of the Hustler Box.

  29. Furball
    Posted September 20, 2008 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    While Mark isn’t 50 quite yet, I understand that he can be mistaken for much older with his pants down.

  30. mark
    Posted September 21, 2008 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Ubu, you’ll be happy to know that when I read that story in the paper, you were the first person to come to mind.

  31. mark
    Posted September 21, 2008 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    And, yes, Furball, I have been told that I’m hung like a Norseman of antiquity.

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