I’m kind of in hiding this weekend…


[Tonight’s open thread is brought to you by the hideous monster known as Laura Ingraham, the brilliant, often detestable, usually drunk, and now apparently dying Christopher Hitchens, and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.]

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  1. Knox
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I’ve been drinking heavily.

  2. roots
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I’m drinking coffee at the Mug, wondering why two or more employees aren’t working at all times…

  3. Posted August 8, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Roots are you twittering on Mark’s blog or what?
    Laura Ingram is drunk on herself.

  4. Joanne
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Don’t travel east on I-94. Down to one lane past the airport BUT down to a catatonic state at about mile marker 196 before the airport. I spent an hour and a half from #196 to #200 before I could get off at Ecorse Rd. and turn back. Not sure how else to get to Detroit but you can’t take I-94.

  5. Aardvark
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Whats up with Bombadills? The signs that were put up a month ago said “we will be open in a week”. Doesn’t look like anything going on inside either.

  6. Bob
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Help is still needed on the Water Street area trail building, next Saturday, August 14th. Meet at the southeast part of the Michigan Avenue bridge, just east of downtown Ypsi. Trail work (no experience needed) will start at 8am and last until 2pm. This will be a temporary trail along the Huron River until the actual hard surface Border To Border trail goes in a few years from now. For more information, visit http://www.bordertoborder.org and click on the “Water Street” link.

  7. Larry Seven Larry
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    I decided to turn gay about a week or so. I’ve been trying everything, but nothing seems to work. Any advice would be appreciated.

  8. Kim
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    It’s a crying shame about Hitch. I’ve had issues with his politics in the past, but I’ve always liked him. He struck me as one of a dying breed – a hard drinking non-nonsense journalist who didn’t shy away from a fight. And, now, I guess he’s going to bee with the rest of them. God bless him.

  9. Jon
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    The labor unions in Detroit are starting to openly talk about receivership and bankruptcy for the city in the very near future. John K Bennett’s blog, which originally started as FireJerryO.com almost a decade ago, is predicting a bankruptcy declaration just after the November election. Granted one has to take whatever they read on this blog with a grain of salt (he was predicting the Kwame indictments would be happening any day now for close to two years) but Bennett is a player in the city’s union circles and local politics, so it got my attention when he started talking about city bankruptcy.


  10. Edward
    Posted August 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Sitting on my couch, thinking about how Newt Gingrich is an asshole.


  11. Kvn
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    I went fishing this weekend. I had a great time. Now I’m sitting behind a desk, stripping of sheets of dead skin, and hating my job.

  12. KellyT
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    I’m reading Paul Krugman’s piece in the Sunday Times about how the fed isn’t coming in to help struggling states. He’s a piece of it:

    Meanwhile, a country that once amazed the world with its visionary investments in transportation, from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highway System, is now in the process of unpaving itself: in a number of states, local governments are breaking up roads they can no longer afford to maintain, and returning them to gravel.

    And a nation that once prized education — that was among the first to provide basic schooling to all its children — is now cutting back. Teachers are being laid off; programs are being canceled; in Hawaii, the school year itself is being drastically shortened. And all signs point to even more cuts ahead.

    We’re told that we have no choice, that basic government functions — essential services that have been provided for generations — are no longer affordable. And it’s true that state and local governments, hit hard by the recession, are cash-strapped. But they wouldn’t be quite as cash-strapped if their politicians were willing to consider at least some tax increases.


  13. jeff davis
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    Its official as of a few minutes ago. I am now a declared write-in candidate for the office of Mayor of the City of Ypsilanti. things are tough in this city right now, but we can change that. thats always been the american dream. making things better. and together we can do it. LETS INSPIRE YPSILANTI!

  14. Steph's Dad
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Trying to figure out if this Sharpie liquid pencil thing is real. If it is, it’s very cool.


  15. Carrot Bottom
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    I’m day dreaming about having an affair.

  16. Steve Swan
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m toweling off.

    I’ll leave it at that.

  17. Edward
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    It’s about 20 hours later, and remarkably I’m still thinking about what an asshole Newt is.

  18. Jiggs
    Posted August 10, 2010 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    It’s not getting any better around here.


  19. Tim Bradford
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Here’s a photo of Hitch in better times.


    And I’m chewing on the root of a tree.

  20. Elf
    Posted August 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I am presently engorged.

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