So, what’s on your mind, Michigan?

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Anything goes… Tell us about yourself. What makes you happy? Do you have a parasite for a tongue? What are you doing this weekend? Are we invited? Where are you spending Thanksgiving? Have you ever found a dead body? Did you ever see your parents naked? What makes you angry? Did seeing your parents naked make you angry? What are your fears? Have you ever touched a famous person? Who’s your favorite artist? What’s your favorite Vonnegut book? What would you like to change about yourself? What’s your favorite restaurant that’s now closed? Surely you have something to share with us…. Let’s have a nice talk, OK?

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37 Comments

  1. Brandon
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    Anyone have a guest room in central Ann Arbor they want to rent for ubercheap in 2 wknds? In town for a wedding, want to be able to stumble home.

  2. Knox
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    I’m afraid of tongue-eating parasites. And, sorry, Brandon, but I live in Ypsi. Have you tried Craigslist yet? If you’re small enough to stuff into a backpack, I hear there’s a guy a guy who will put you up for free.

  3. Robert
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I thought I had stumbled across a couple dead bodies once, but it turned out to be my parents, naked.

    God, I wish it could have been just a couple dead bodies.

  4. Michigan
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    We’re thinking about telling Ontario how we really feel about them.

  5. Video Killed
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    I don’t have cable, am getting the new digital broadcast signals, and am giddy over a new channel: The Cool TV.

    In the Ypsi area, we can pick up both Detroit and Toledo stations and channel 36 (out of Toledo) is now broadcasting The Cool TV on 36-2. It’s music videos 24/7 – tons of classics, the best and the worst. From Whitesnake to very vintage Cure to Depeche Mode, Prince and old classic rock concert footage (Cream). Stuff we wish MTV had played back in the day. Also, some more contemporary hip hop and pop rock mixed in. Lovely channel.

    Other things we get with digital TV: two PBS stations with one PBS channel, 30-2 (Toledo) & 56-2 (Detroit) being kids programming all day (along with 24/7 Qubo), Matlock, Kojak, Knight Rider, Incredible Hulk, Hitchcock hour, all on one channel (7-2) and classic movies (all day and night on THIS, channel 4-2) on another. And, of course, the usual network fair.

    Comcast can kiss my ass, now that I got my The Cool TV!

  6. Posted November 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    1. A book and a bottle.
    2. No.
    3. Nothing.
    4. God, no.
    5. With a book and a bottle.
    6. Yes.
    7. No.
    8. My fellow citizens.
    9. [not applicable]
    10. Legion.
    11. Only when he was very ill and needed help.
    12. Picabia.
    13. [not applicable]
    14. Being human.
    15. All of the Chinese places that have vanished from Hell’s Kitchen (NYC).
    16. No.

  7. Michigan
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Trying not to think about the economy.

  8. TeacherPatti
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    What makes you happy?
    *Seeing the kids grasp a concept that they thought they couldn’t, when the cheerleaders keep it together and do a great job, when a teacher accepts a student with a disability as a “regular” student…oh yeah and sex and beer.

    Do you have a parasite for a tongue?
    *Not today

    What are you doing this weekend?
    *Whole Foods & Wolverine tonight, friend’s Tgiving party tomorrow, birthday party on Sunday

    Are we invited?
    *Sure

    Where are you spending Thanksgiving?
    *Frankenmuth

    Have you ever found a dead body?
    *Not yet

    Did you ever see your parents naked?
    *No

    What makes you angry?
    *The fact that folks do not share my disdain for the rich.

    Did seeing your parents naked make you angry?
    *n/a

    What are your fears?
    *Everybody suddenly hating me, my husband and I breaking up, being alone

    Have you ever touched a famous person?
    *Shook Howard Dean’s hand. My man is a little fella.

    Who’s your favorite artist?
    *Like drawing type artist? Good question. Probably Normal Rockwell (I know how cheesy that sounds but I like his stuff)

    What’s your favorite Vonnegut book?
    *The one we read in high school…forget the name of it though

    What would you like to change about yourself?
    *Less fat on the thighs and hips, less jiggle on the arms, not be so jealous of other people & not compare myself constantly to others

    What’s your favorite restaurant that’s now closed?
    *The Mexican restaurant on Washtenaw that is now a laundrymat. I also liked Pepperz which was where Jolly Pumpkin is now (or thereabouts)

  9. Posted November 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I’ve scoured this site looking for contact info to no avail, but any open thread in a storm:

    I just shattered a pint glass and cut my finger, but my great mood remains untarnished because my geek craft book started shipping and should be in stores next week (You can get a free sample–Sewing a Sock Squid–at this link http://nostarch.com/snipburn.htm)! Launch Party at the Workantile Exchange in Ann Arbor on Dec 3: http://www.davideriknelson.com/sbsb/2010/11/book_launch_party_beer_and_boo.html

  10. Corporal Hicks
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    What makes you happy?
    *When stuff works out

    Do you have a parasite for a tongue?
    *Nope

    What are you doing this weekend?
    *Homework, may go see a movie, etc

    Are we invited?
    *If you want to do my homework. =P jk

    Where are you spending Thanksgiving?
    *Westland at my folks’ house

    Have you ever found a dead body?
    *No

    Did you ever see your parents naked?
    *No

    What makes you angry?
    *When stuff doesn’t work out, and when the Red Wings lose. >=(

    Did seeing your parents naked make you angry?
    *n/a

    What are your fears?
    *That I won’t have a job lined up after graduating in December 2011.

    Have you ever touched a famous person?
    *No

    Who’s your favorite artist?
    *El Greco

    What’s your favorite Vonnegut book?
    *Dunno

    What would you like to change about yourself?
    *More sociable

    What’s your favorite restaurant that’s now closed?
    *Can’t think of any that don’t exist at all anymore, but the number of Daly’s and Hardy’s has been reduced since I was little. None near here in Ypsi.

  11. Edward
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m exhausted. I want to answer all of your questions, but I can’t summon the energy. I did once think, for a few minutes, that my parents were serial killers. I looked down this kind of chute in their house, and saw a face looking up at me. I thought that they’d killed someone and hidden the body in the basement. After worrying about it for a long time, I thought that it was best to know, so I went down and looked. It was a pile of junk with a Halloween mask on top. I’m glad I checked.

  12. Posted November 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Still waiting for someone to tell me what an Ass hook really is…but I am ok with the idea of it being taxes.

  13. dragon
    Posted November 19, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Hello, I am Wanda June. Today was going to be my birthday, but I was hit by an ice-cream truck before I could have my party. I am dead now. I am in Heaven. That is why my parents did not pick up my cake at the bakery. I am not mad at the ice-cream truck driver, even though he was drunk when he hit me. It didn’t hurt much. It wasn’t even as bad as the sting of a bumblebee. I am really happy here! It’s so much fun. I’m glad the driver was drunk. If he hadn’t been, I might not have gone to Heaven for years and years and years. I would have had to go to high school first, and then beauty college. I would have had to get married and have babies and everything. Now I can just play and play and play. Any time I want any pink cotton candy I can have some. Everybody up here is happy — the animals and the dead soldiers and people who went to the electric chair and everything. They’re all glad for whatever sent them here. Nobody is mad. We’re all too busy playing shuffleboard. So if you think of killing somebody, don’t worry about it. Just go ahead and do it. Whoever you do it to should kiss you for doing it. The soldiers up here just love the shrapnel and the tanks and the bayonets and the dum dums that let them play shuffleboard all the time — and drink beer.

  14. Posted November 20, 2010 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    “So that’s why my parents didn’t pick up the birthday cake.”

    Nice Andy Bitkower reference. Unfortunately, I can’t find video of the scene on YouTube. The closest I can get is this. There are a few seconds at the 1:09 mark. I need to watch Short Cuts again. It’s been almost 20 years since I’ve seen it.

  15. Posted November 20, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    More on the parasite that turns itself into a fih tongue can be found here. It’s called a Cymothoa exigua, or tongue-eating louse.

  16. Posted November 20, 2010 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I don’t know that I take a lot of pride in it, Christine, but, at present, I think we have about three active “ass hook” threads on the site. Someone, in one of them, posted a link to information on ass hooks and how they’re used. All I remember is that it said they weren’t to be “load bearing.”

  17. Posted November 20, 2010 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I had a dream last night about being the first to first to find a giant octopus that has washed ashore somewhere. It was incredibly huge, and still alive. I think it may have been near Atlantic City. I was there to do some kind of art fair kind of thing.

    OK, I’m going to read all of your comments now.

    Please do leave comments if you know of interesting things happening this weekend, etc.

  18. Posted November 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    You all should have taken me up on my plans re: Whole Foods and Wolverine. There were over a dozen of us in the party at the Wolverine and it was quite a good time. At one point, we were discussing fetishes (there was just me and my two girlfriends and the rest were boys). I regret to inform you that I forgot to bring up ass hook fetishes. I will not be so remiss next time and I’m actually quite ashamed of myself.

  19. Posted November 20, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    HEY we canceled our cable and we don’t get Cool TV. Do you have a position-er on our antenna? What kind of antenna do you have and or do you have to point it? What part of town do you live in? We are trying to find it. I WANT MY COOL TV dammit. We are all about the non-cable bill. We also bought a dvr so we can tape the shows. It’s wonderful.

    Oh and thanks for the info on uh ass hooks. I am going to drop it now. Not really all that ass hook obsessed though I laughed so hard I could barely talk about it with my husband the other night. Besides, who needs ass hooks. All I need for a thrill lately is a trip to the airport through security.

  20. Kim
    Posted November 21, 2010 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    I’ve heard a lot of guys lately saying that they’d planned to take viagra before going through airport security. I wonder if any of them will actually do it.

  21. Kim
    Posted November 21, 2010 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Speaking of TSA pat downs, did you hear about this incident at Detroit Metro?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40291856/ns/travel-news/

  22. kjc
    Posted November 21, 2010 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Elbow Room’s gotta do something about those bathrooms.

  23. Video Killed
    Posted November 21, 2010 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Christine,

    I got one of the omni directional roof antennas from Radio Shack. Then I sprung for a signal amplifier because we we were running so much coaxial.

    If I had it to do over, I would’ve gotten the biggest most expensive one I could find. We were kind of experimenting with it in the beginning, now that we like the savings and results we might upgrade our antenna. The antenna placement was the only frustrating part of the whole thing. If we move it five feet in one direction (it’s on the roof), we get and lose totally new channels (I spent a lot of time climbing up and down the ladder). I’m told digital signals travel in lines where the old ones went in curves so if doesn’t take as much to block the signal.

    Are you getting any of the Toledo stations? I have my converter box search for new channels occasionally.

  24. ET45
    Posted November 21, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I hope, when the time comes for me to face death, that I’m as thoughtful as Christopher Hitchens.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0dldtkxzVU&feature&p=6F9FB30F75FAEF51&index=0&playnext=1

  25. Ted
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Good work, people of Michigan!

    http://i.imgur.com/bNClx.jpg

  26. EOS
    Posted December 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Hey, wanted to share some great news with y’all.

    Obamacare has just been ruled unconstitutional!

    Ron Paul is now chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees the Federal Reserve!

    The Folks at Creation Museum are going to be opening a new theme park in Kentucky that will have a life size model of the Ark with animals!

    My Christmas just got a bit merrier – hope yours is too!

  27. Tommy
    Posted December 13, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    I had a model of the ark with animals once – when I was five! How can you believe that shit, EOS?

    While you are informing us of the things that are currently giving you a stiffy, please consult with the big fella to find out when Butter Jesus will be rebuilt off of I-75. Haven’t heard much lately about this.

  28. Posted December 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I bet if the same judge had ruled that all black people had to go back to Africa, you’d be happy, too.

  29. K2
    Posted December 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I’ve missed you EOS.

  30. EOS
    Posted December 13, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Thanks.

  31. Posted December 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Your welcome.

  32. dragon
    Posted December 13, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    The Folks at Creation Museum are going to be opening a new theme park in Kentucky that will have a life size model of the Ark with animals!

    My personal favorite is the display honoring the “The Whore of Babblin’ On”.

  33. Eel
    Posted December 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    It’s interactive. You can stone her to death, just like in Biblical times.

  34. Posted December 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    I’m going to start a Leviticus theme park where you get to stone homosexuals, fortune tellers and women who wear two kinds of fabric.

    As a bonus, you can separate out their body parts and burn their organs along with their pets.

  35. Watching Laughing.
    Posted December 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    This was from a while ago; but I just heard that one of the regular bar tenders at the Tap Room, passed away, a couple months ago?
    His name was Jon and was really tall and thin.
    Does anybody know how he died?
    He was only 43?

    Thank you,

    WL.

    Watching Laughing.

  36. Posted December 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    He was a friend of mine. I used to work with him at the Brown Jug when I was in college. He took his own life. It’s horribly sad, especially given that he had a daughter.

  37. Watching Laughing.
    Posted December 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    I had no idea.
    That is really sad.
    I hadn’t been in the Tap Room in years and saw it on their website.

    Thank you,

    WL.

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