Author Archives: Mark

Horror, mopeds, girl gangs and radio drama …on this week’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack

Interestingly, Kate de Fuccio, the staff designer at AM 1700, had the idea for me to pose with Charlton Heston on a scooter without knowing that, on this Saturday’s episode, I’d be talking with Autumn Rae, a founding member of the Femme Pedals, which is an all girl moped gang representing southeast Michigan. My plan […]

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Armed bikers to descend on Arizona mosque, draw cartoons of Mohammed

Those of you weren’t alive in the ’80s probably won’t get the reference, but there was a commercial that used to play all of he time on television for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, in which a man, strutting down the street, eating a chocolate bar, turns a corner and runs right into a young woman […]

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Building bridges between the people of Ypsilanti and the police, vomiting cheese sticks, southern transplants, the music of Modern Lady Fitness and Blake Elliott, and ‘Two Gays and a Jew’ …on episode 17 of The Saturday Six Pack

There was a lot to like about this last episode of the Saturday Six Pack, which began with an original composition by Modern Lady Fitness that included more obscure, inside references than Glass Onion. [They not only sang about Brigid’s fancy lady parts, which, for some reason, are often a topic of conversation on the […]

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The Devil went down to Georgia… ALEC caught on tape wining and dining state legislators on behalf of corporate lobbyists in Savannah

Have you ever wondered how legislation gets written and passed into law at the state level? Did you think, as I once did, that ideas for new laws percolate up from local constituents who contact their elected representatives with legitimate concerns that need to be addressed for the good of society? Well, thanks to a […]

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The New York Times covers the Beezy’s ZipCap campaign… and I make it into the paper of record on the chest of Bee Roll

In tomorrow’s New York Times, you’ll find a story about my friend Bee “Ypsilantian of the Year” Roll and the work she’s done through the California-based company ZipCap to raise working capital for her restaurant, Beezy’s, by essentially demonstrating to lenders that, while she doesn’t have a lot in the way of hard assets, she […]

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