The Mark Maynard Times

A few days ago, perhaps foreshadowing it’s future journalistic direction, the Ann Arbor News referenced this site as a source for an article about local projects being undertaken with federal stimulus funds. Well, one of our readers – my friend Eric Lagergren – found it so hilariously funny that this site would be seen as a reputable news source that he spent his weekend culling through the archives, identifying some of our most regrettable posts, and then imagining what a serious Mark Maynard print publication would look like. And, with that, I present to you the new Mark Maynard Times.


The Deja Vu ad is a nice touch, don’t you think?

[If I’d had this a few weeks ago, I would have called a press conference the same day the Ann Arbor News declared that they were going all-digital, to announce that was going all-print.]

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  1. Posted April 13, 2009 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    That photo of me was taken the last time I had pink eye. My eye was matted shut with something like honey.

  2. tommy
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    I’m kind of disappointed that Ball Shaving didn’t make the front page.

  3. Brackinald Achery
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    The letters to the editor must be thick as a neanderthal derby girl.

  4. West Cross
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    As husband to a derby girl I was tempted to take offense at BA’s comment, but of reflection rings true. Due to the largely physical features that define the neanderthal species I suppose that if one of these creatures had survived to modern times (ice flow or time portal accident perhaps?) and if they had put themselves through the not insignificant physical conditioning necessary to play the sport of modern roller derby I suppose they would be, by definition, thick. I guess it’s just a harmless comparision.

  5. Brackinald Achery
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    I have nothing but respect and fear for derby girls. The ones I’ve known have always been quite proud of their physical toughness, and deservedly so.

  6. Paw
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    The ball shaving is contained to the Ball Shaving section.

  7. dp in exile
    Posted April 14, 2009 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    like i said, it made me ponder…

  8. Posted April 14, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    If Deja Vu would use my idea and have a harpsichord and powdered wig night, I’d gladly let them advertise here… Can someone tell them?

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