Succumbing to the gay agenda, protecting the Huron River, and drinking Dirty Mooneys… on tomorrow’s Saturday Six Pack


Thanks to today’s decision by the Supreme Court, I’m predicting this this week’s episode of The Saturday Six Pack will be both incredibly gay and alarmingly chaotic… I’ve put the word out to folks that I’ll have champagne at the studio from 7:30 to 8:30 if anyone would like to stop by for a toast and to share a few words about what today’s decision on marriage equality means to them, and I’m not sure what to expect. In addition to others, I’m told we should expect visits from Beth Bashert and Eric Wozniak, as well as calls from folks like performance artist Holly Hughes and Motor Trend’s Frank Marcus. If you have something that you’d like to share on the air, feel free to drop by and take a turn on the mic… Like I said, I think it’ll be super chaotic, as people will be coming and going, but I’m also hoping that it’ll be kind of beautiful. [My hope is that this hour of the show will serve as kind of audio time capsule that can be listened to by later generations interested in knowing what today’s decision meant to people in our little corner of the world.]

But we won’t start out drunk and unstructured.

Our first guest during the 6:00 hour will be Laura Rubin from the Huron River Watershed Council. She and I will be talking about the health of the Huron River, and the ongoing work her organization is doing to both protect and restore the river that runs through our downtown. [The Huron River Watershed Council, southeast Michigan’s oldest environmental organization dedicated to river protection, is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this month.]

And, at 6:30 we’ll welcome our friends Patrick Elkins and Aimee Adams into the studio to perform a 6-minute radio drama, which, as I understand it, will either be about 1) a couple who stumbles into a time portal while vandalizing the Water Street Sculpture Park only to find themselves becoming the prisoners of ottoman-shaped humanoids a million years in the future, 2) the election of a brilliant, lovable pygmy goat as Governor of Michigan, 3) a community theater production of the television series Knight Rider, or 4) a baker who, forced against his will to bake a gay wedding cake, cries into the batter, causing a chemical reaction that gives gay people super powers… Whatever they decide to do, I’m sure The Six Minute Smoke Break with Patrick Elkins and Aimee Adams will be magical. [And, yes, that’s what they’re calling their new radio drama troupe.]

Then, after the radio drama, we’ll be joined by longtime local Hedger Breed, who will be sharing a few stories of his adventures in and around our beloved city.

Oh, and at some point, our favorite local bar manager Brigid Mooney will be dropping by the studio with the fixin’s for her signature drink, The Dirty Mooney.

And all of this is free on AM 1700 come this Saturday evening.

If you’d like to tell your friends and neighbors about the program, feel free to share the Facebook event listing. Or, better yet, print out a few copies of the poster above, glue them to the sides of your children and pets, and set them loose to run around Ypsi Arbor.


Unless you live really close by, I’d recommend streaming the show online, which you can do either on the AM1700 website or by way of

And for those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the show, and need to get caught up, you can listen to the entire archive on iTunes.

One last thing. We love phone calls. So please scratch this number into the cinder block wall of the recreation room of whichever facility you’re doing time in… 734.217.8624… and call us between 6:00 and 8:00 this Saturday evening. If we don’t get at least one call per show, we feel really bad about ourselves.

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  1. anonymous
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    Gelman Sciences was fined for polluting in the watershed and a slumlord here in Ypsilanti was sent to prison for dumping human waste into the Huron. I’d like to know how active the HRWC is is cases like those and if there are others who have been prosecuted.

  2. John Galt
    Posted June 27, 2015 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Are they gay allowed to have our champaign, or is it a protected class of product like wedding cake?

  3. Posted June 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm | Permalink


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