Rebuilding the Links

Now that the site is kind of up and kind of running, I need to start repopulating the links on the right hand side of the page. In the past, I linked to a number of local Ypsi/Arbor blogs, several news sources, a few left-leaning political sites, and the occasional arts organization and non-profit. I can’t promise that I’ll act on all of your suggestions, but I thought that I’d open up a thread where you could tell me 1) whether or not you ever used the links on the old site, and 2) what you thought of the selection and how it was organized… Was there anything that you found conspicuously absent? Was there something that you would have liked to have seen more of? (An entire goatse section, maybe?) Could things perhaps have been organized in a better way? (Maybe alphabetical, with the Ypsi-centric stuff coming last, instead of first?)

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17 Comments

  1. Ol' E Cross
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    I used to use the links to jump from your site to Brian Robb’s site most every day.

    You know, way back in the way back machine when he was obsessed with every groundhog that was hugged in a City Council meetings.

    Back when he held mild disdain for anyone who preferred American Idol over council meetings.

    Back when he was committed to transparency in government.

    Back when he talked about something other than Wireless Ypsilanti.

    Back when he questioned City Council, before he was City Council.

    Before the perks.

    In short, I haven’t used the links in a long time. Best ask someone else.

  2. Paw
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Maybe people could propose links and then we could vote. Or maybe we could just agree to the general headings, like Transportation, Civil Rights, Ypsilanti, Food Production, Local Business.

  3. Posted February 3, 2009 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    As Councilmember Robb’s personal attorney, I am pleased to report that he’s been very busy working on getting a restraining order against one of his creepy neighbors that is stalking him. Once this important task has been completed, I’ve no doubt that he will be delighted to get back to blogging.

  4. Steph's Dad
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I vote for lots of meaty, satisfying links.

    Ypsi Citi
    Ann Arbor Chronicle
    Ypsi Tattler

  5. grettle
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Maybe link to an online list of locally owned and operated stores in the region.

  6. Rocky
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    This site looks like thewvsr.com
    Too many happy colors?

  7. Posted February 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I used the links to the local blogs plus some of the other Michgian blogs like Hamtramck Star.

  8. Posted February 3, 2009 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    OK, I’ll start putting them back up. Every night I’ll try to add a few more. If you see that I’ve left any good blogs off, just leave a comment in this thread and I’ll see what I can do.

  9. Ol' E Cross
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Trusty,

    I also remember with fondness the days when peering through Robb’s windows meant he’d personally chase you off with bats and rocks, not call his lawyer. Alas, the good old days.

    Still, there has to be some satisfaction for him that I was able to recall his post featuring Puxatony Phil. I mean, stalking is still the sincerest form of flattery, right?

  10. Posted February 5, 2009 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    I can say for sure I enjoyed looking at all the links and occasionally trying a new site out. And I really enjoyed being actually *on* the link list.

    This may or may not help you in your decision.

  11. Marion
    Posted February 7, 2009 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    A lawyer speaking on behalf of a politician? Revolutionary! Who would’ve thought of that!?

    Q: What do you call a politician with a lawyer?
    A: An incumbent.

    Q: What’s the difference between a politician and a lawyer?
    A: The number of votes.

    Q: What’s the difference between lawyers, politicians and love?
    A: You can’t buy love.

    Q: What’s the difference between ducks, politicians and lawyers?
    A: Lawyers and politicians have bigger bills.

    Q: What ‘s the difference between ducks, politicians and lawyers?
    A: Ducks only screw each other in spring.

    Q: What’s the difference between a snake, a politician and a lawyer?
    A: Snakes aren’t parasites.

    A snake, a lawyer and a politician walk into a bar … wait, snakes don’t walk…

    Q: What’s the difference between a lawyer, a politician and a tapeworm?
    A: You can pass a tapeworm.

    Q: How are lawyers and politicians different than Siamese twins?
    A: Siamese twins share a heart.

    Q: What’s the difference between lawyers and politicians?
    A: Lawyers could survive without politicians.

    Q: What do you get when you cross a lawyer with a politician?
    A: Legal ease.

    Q: How do you get a politician to shut up?
    A: Ask his lawyer.

    A lawyer, a politician and a monkey walked into a bar. The lawyer made a motion for a drink. The politician ordered a martini on the House. The monkey bought a beer. All three went to the bathroom and sat on the can. The lawyer was denied. The politician couldn’t pass anything. The monkey did shit.

    Q: What’s the difference between a lawyer, a politician, and a two-year old.
    A: The two-year speaks for herself.

    Q: Why did the politician hire a lawyer?
    A: So he didn’t have to finish his sentence…

  12. Posted February 8, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I thought you were on vacation. My MM rss feed went dark. Now I see it’s from the site update. Perhaps you can figure out how to fix the feed. I changed my link to the one on the sidebar, but it still only has posts through the end of January.

  13. Posted February 8, 2009 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Ken, I just got this back from Steve. I hope it helps:

    There are two links on your sidebar:

    http://markmaynard.com/?feed=rss2
    http://markmaynard.com/?feed=comments-rss2

    According to my readings, both are up-to-date rss representations of your site via rss.

  14. Marion
    Posted February 9, 2009 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Can anyone offer Trusty Ghetto legal representation to respond on behalf of his behalf ofs?

  15. Dotsnoni
    Posted February 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Would you please consider linking to a site telling people how, if they’re in Cuba, they can buy cheap candy cigarettes online?

  16. Alice Tingy
    Posted August 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    It would help me considerably if you could add links to hardcore prn.

  17. Hanjal
    Posted March 23, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    How about a link to the Michigan Messenger?

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