Category Archives: History

With midterms approaching, the evil of the right is on full display

With the midterms fast approaching, and the prospect of both houses of Congress, as well as several statehouses, potentially flipping, Republicans across the country are becoming increasingly desperate. And, as you might imagine, this desperation is manifesting itself in truly terrible ways. In Texas, with the young, dynamic Beto O’Rourke gaining momentum, Ted Cruz has […]

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Video of Ypsilanti during the summer of 1970 is discovered

Ever wonder what #Ypsilanti looked like in the summer of #1970? Well, thanks to my friend Barry LaRue, now we know. Here's the recently unearthed 8mm footage shot by LarRue when he was 14. Note the old Michigan Ave porn shop, and the "Art" theater. https://t.co/FYgRSroVDx — Mark Maynard (@MarkAMaynard) October 19, 2018 I’ve now […]

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Photographic evidence of the old Michigan Ave porn shop

Remember how, a few days ago, we were reminiscing about the peep shows and glory holes of the old Michigan Avenue Bookstore, and how upset I was that I couldn’t find any photographic evidence of its existence online? Well, all of my bitching and complaining apparently paid off. I just received the following photograph (circa […]

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Reminiscing about cleaning the glory holes and peep shows of the old Michigan Avenue porn shop

Back when I used to have the radio show, I would occasionally get messages from a listener in Colorado. For the purposes of this post, we’ll call him Jeff… Well, Jeff, in one of our conversations, let it be known that he’d not only spent a good part of the ‘70s in Ypsilanti, but that […]

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Ken Segall, the man who named the iMac, on Steve Jobs and the quest for simplicity

A week or so ago, I went to the Michigan Theater to hear a lecture by Ken Segall, a former creative director at Steve’s Jobs’ go-to ad agency, TBWA\Chiat\Day. Segall, who worked with Jobs for over a dozen years, as the maverick tech entrepreneur moved between NeXT and Apple, is credited as having both authored […]

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