Category Archives: Pop Culture

Star Trek, Nevermind and the passage of time

As Star Trek debuted 50 years ago today, and tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind, I decided to spend some time this evening looking into what’s happening today that might have the same kind of long-lasting cultural impact. Sadly, I didn’t find much. No books, as far as I could tell, were released […]

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Rudy’s other theories about Obama…

Yesterday, I posted something here about Rudy Giuliani’s repeated suggestion that, up until Obama took office, Republican presidents had kept us safe from terrorism, ignoring the fact that the 9/11 attacks, which happened during the second Bush administration, took place when he was Mayor of New York City, seven years before Obama took office. Well, […]

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Which “Stranger Things” character are you?

Looking around the internet today, I noticed that some site had a “Which ‘Stranger Things’ character are you?” quiz. I didn’t take it, as it looked like it sucked, and since I don’t need anyone to tell me that I’d be Sheriff Hopper. But it got me thinking that, if I had even remotely good […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Jeff “Shappy” Seasholtz

As we’ve been posting a lot of exit interviews lately, I though that we’d mix things up a bit and post an interview with someone who, like me, consciously chose to return to Ypsilanti. Here’s my immigration interview with poet, writer and performer Jeff “Shappy” Seasholtz. MARK: I first saw you, if I’m not mistaken, […]

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Thinking about death, the legacy we leave behind, and David Bowie’s Blackstar

I had the occasion to spend some time this afternoon with a friend who, in spite of serious ongoing health issues, is launching a new social venture intended to bring resources to third-world farmers. When discussing his decision to launch something incredibly ambitious at this point in his life, when his heart is only functioning […]

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