Open Thread

I have absolutely nothing to talk about tonight… So, it’s your turn. Tell me something interesting. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be interesting. Just tell me anything.

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  1. Edward
    Posted July 14, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Not to blog about Mel Gibson is to condone his actions. You should be ashamed.

  2. Michael
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    The doll’s mouth is indeed creepy, and the Linda Blair head spinning shit sold me from the get-go. As I write this I’ve got a saved search for one on ebay, in case one comes up for auction.

  3. Burt Reynolds
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    I’m currently chafing

  4. Jules
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    That’s some pretty aggressive laughter. Imagine how different that commercial would feel if a little blood was involved.

  5. Kristin
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Mark, I’m hoping that someday you’ll follow up on the opportunity to sell your diabetic testing kits.

  6. Posted July 15, 2010 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Is my Facebook page appropriate for posting a pic of my bladder tumor? It’s amazing how much lighter I feel since it was successfully removed yesterday.

  7. Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    You know that if you woke up in the middle of the night, that doll would be hovering over your bed with a twisted look of malice on its plastic face. When you screamed in horror, it would laugh and laugh and laugh. And then it would eat your brains.

    I can’t believe that the Child’s Play people didn’t make a sequel starring this doll. I’d go see it.

  8. Bob
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I was surprised there was no talk about the recent Devo show. It was pretty boss, as the kids say.

  9. Knox
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Word is Mark Mothersbaugh lost his wedding ring while here in Ann Arbor. He claims that it flew off of his finger while throwing tchotchkes at the audience. Make of that what you will.

  10. Kim
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Does anyone still Rick Roll, or is that meme dead? Or, has it moved on to developing countries and the like?

  11. P-toc
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    Cheney takes one more step toward becoming Darth Vader.

  12. Camera Girl
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    I want one of these. They’re like small, portable Segways, made by Honda. I think they’d help with my posture.

  13. Posted July 15, 2010 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    I would like to invite fellow readers to attend my campaign kick-off event on Friday, July 23rd, 6-8pm, at VC Web Design. VC is located at 9 South Washington St, in downtown Ypsilanti. They were the first graduate of the SPARK East business incubator, and I hired them to design my website, Stay after the event for the Crossroads Music Festival, check out all the fun stuff at Bowerbird Mongo and MIX, and say hello to friends and neighbors in downtown Ypsilanti.

  14. Posted July 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Have you heard of i-dosing? The new craze hitting the teen scene for kids looking to get high off of music?

    Read about it here:

  15. SpaceGirl
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    The evolution of the Old Spice marketing campaign is a pretty genius way to utilize social media. Individual responses to people’s posts. Who doesn’t love the old spice guy?

    Who want’s an old spice guy voice mail message? You? Ok, there you go… ….Well, maybe that’s going to far.

  16. ASR
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Regarding the Water Street land south of River and Michigan Avenue, I noticed for the past few weeks they have been tearing down buildings and clearing the land. Is something confirmed for going in there, or are they just pushing around dirt?

  17. Kim
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Is i-dosing where you take a shot of vodka through your eyeball?

    And I love the Old Spice guy. He should get a TV show.

  18. T bone
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    BP claims to have stopped the flow of oil… at least for now.

  19. Andy Ypsilanti
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    August 14, 8am, Water Street Property on the banks of the Huron River:
    3oo yards of crushed concrete + 30 yard dumpster + your help = new riverside park and walking trail leading to Waterworks park.

    Hope to see you there

  20. Lisa
    Posted July 15, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    If only I could use the Old Spice guy voicemail to warn others about snakes on a plane.

  21. Posted July 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I agree.

  22. Posted July 15, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    cmandler, weren’t you going to send me a drawing of someone famous? I keep checking my mailbox….

  23. Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Has anyone eaten at either “Ray’s Sqeeze Inn” or the Root Beer place on Michigan Ave? I always want to try some of those diner type places but never have the time or maybe the nerve. Which ones are good and which ones are totally gross. Now that smoking is illegal in those places I would like to try some.

  24. Kit Kitridge
    Posted July 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    For the past several months, the only thing to exit my penis has been urine.

    I might as well be dead.

    That is all.

  25. Jules
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Camera Girl, my husband managed to fall of one of those.

  26. dp in ypsi
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Ray’s is fantastic! I strongly recommend the sliders & the onion rings.

    I have not been to the rootbeer joint (yellow building) since getting food poisoning there in 2003, but it’s still open so I would guess either the fixed that problem, or people like that sort of thing.


  27. Lorie Thom
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    @ASR: the city staff has been pursuing a variety of grants to tear down the buildings, remove foundations and re-mediate the brownfield.

    No, nothing is being planned – or at least nothing at all has been presented in any way by are wondrous Waterstreet committee. Well, nothing beyond the Burger Kind fiasco.

  28. You've Got Goatsee
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    The universe has sent you a goatsee!

  29. Svtram
    Posted July 22, 2010 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Hellow friend. I am Svtram Rungosanna. I am an Indian man. I seek journey to your state. I can control body with mind. I cease blood flow to arm, using mind only. It withers and falls like dead arm of starfish.

  30. Kristen Cuhran
    Posted July 23, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mark,
    I think it would be quite lovely if you started another open thread to discuss all the elections coming up….
    Just an idea!

  31. Andy C
    Posted July 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Permalink


  32. Eric
    Posted July 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    There are threads on the front page right now for both the Governor’s race and the Ypsi Mayoral race. I guess there are other ones too, though, right?

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