Category Archives: Art and Culture

Which happened first, the death of Elvis or the Ramones’ first show at CBGB?

Two extremely significant events happened on this day in history – August 16… Elvis Presley was found dead in his Graceland bathroom, clutching the book A Scientific Search For The Face of Jesus, and the Ramones took the stage for the very first time at CBGBs, ushering in a new era in American music. While […]

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Season five of The Walking Dead needs to be acted out on stage, in Ypsilanti

This is not a joke. I really want one of our local theater companies to act out season five of The Walking Dead for me. I don’t currently have the funds to commission such a production, but I would happily contribute a case of beer to anyone who could pull of a credible interpretation. [warning: […]

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Discussing how deep cuts to mental health care services will impact the poor of Washtenaw County, EMU’s decision to drop their controversial mascot, local ice cream, and the music of Craig Johnson… on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

The Saturday Six Pack is back on the air this Saturday… Among other things, we’re going to be discussing access to mental health resources in Washtenaw County, where it’s rumored that as many as 90 mental health care workers could be losing their jobs over the next several days. While County administrator Verna McDaniel has […]

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Melissa Gilbert threatens to open a half-pint of whoop ass on Michigan Republicans, announces run for Congress

I don’t know much about Melissa Gilbert’s politics, but, as she’s the only candidate running for Congress in Michigan who has called me “a prince,” I suspect I’ll be supporting her… [For those of you who weren’t around during those exciting days in 2013 when Gilbert was leaving comments on this site, just click here […]

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Who the fuck stabs public art?

I don’t know that it’s quite as bad as the grisly murder of the hitchhiking Canadian robot that had been sent to America to learn about empathy and trust only to be torn limb from limb a few days into his trip like C3PO in Cloud City, but, this morning, when my kids pointed out […]

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