Mayoral exploratory committee?
Plotting his escape from Michigan most likely. I predict he’ll organize a local talent show, during which he and his family will perform Edelweiss, and then quietly slip away in the crowd.
Probably doing the dishes.
Catfishing Steve Pierce like he was Manti Te’o.
Trying to break the world’s record for longest bee beard?
Listening to “Eye of the Tiger”, hittin the bag and getting ready for some serious negotiations with the auto dealer?
Speaking of Steve Pierce, does anyone know if he’s still living in town? I haven’t seen him around in a while.
Clearly this is the plan.
Who’s the intended target, though?
I live far away, and we’ll likely never meet, but I’m a big fan of ypsinews.com, and was hoping that you could forward this to the owner of that site on my behalf.
hi lennay!!! we might on the big island. i was your uncle’s barbour.
Are there any women out there who want to be beaten with animal guts? I don’t have a Valentine, and the day is almost done.
CONTEXT FROM NPR:
From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.
The Roman romantics “were drunk. They were naked,” says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them, Lenski says. They believed this would make them fertile.
The brutal fete included a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar. The couple would then be, um, coupled up for the duration of the festival – or longer, if the match was right.
The ancient Romans may also be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day.
Later, Pope Gelasius I muddled things in the 5th century by combining St. Valentine’s Day with Lupercalia to expel the pagan rituals. But the festival was more of a theatrical interpretation of what it had once been. Lenski adds, “It was a little more of a drunken revel, but the Christians put clothes back on it. That didn’t stop it from being a day of fertility and love.”
He’s going to start patrolling the streets of Ypsilanti as a super hero.
Word is, he just bought the local “Bee Sting” franchise.
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