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Category Archives: Art and Culture

The rehab of 209 Pearl is finally getting underway

As it’s been a while, I thought that I should give you an update on the renovation of 209 Pearl Street. Since my last post, things have changed a bit. Most notably, we’ve chosen not to have a loft apartment on the second floor, and instead build-out more offices for Landline Creative Labs. It wasn’t […]

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The balls on Iggy Pop’s father

As we haven’t shared any good Iggy Pop stories in a while, I thought that I’d share this little anecdote that I picked up on Reddit a little while back. Speaking of Iggy, I meant what I said a few months ago when I was talking with The Patti Smith Group’s Ivan Kr├íl on the […]

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Discussing the prospect of Ann Arbor – Detroit rail, rummaging through the utopian toolbox with Nick Tobier, and hanging out with musician Chris Buhalis… on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

Guess what, America? The Saturday Six Pack, after a month-long hiatus… which, contrary to what you may have heard, was not imposed by the FCC… is going to be back on the air this weekend. So, if you’ve missed my sexy mumbling voice, punctuated by fits of intense coughing, you only have a few more […]

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Ypsi’s third annual Wurst Challenge raises over $6,000 for FLY Children’s Art Center, sends me running to the hospital, and propels Team Smoot to legendary status

The third annual Wurst Challenge, by all accounts, was a huge success. Records were broken. Over $6,000 was raised for FLY Children’s Art Center. And, perhaps most importantly, all ten of our competitors were still ambulatory by the end of it. No stomaches had burst open. No ambulances had to be called. I’d like to […]

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Sick at home, watching The Towering Inferno

Since Arlo and I started watching old episodes of Lost in Space before going to bed each night, I’ve become obsessed with the show’s creator, Irwin “The Master of Disaster” Allen, and, today, as I was home sick from work with a nasty stomach bug, I got to indulge this growing fascination of mine by […]

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