Category Archives: Pop Culture

Debating the legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.

Over the past year, I’ve heard two of my favorite podcasters, Karina Longworth and Gilbert Gottfried, mention Lon Chaney Jr. several times each, and do so in wildly different ways. [Gottfried, I think it’s safe to say, likes Chaney, best known for portraying Larry Talbot in the 1941 film The Wolf Man, very much. Longworth, […]

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Yet another “Iggy Pop was from Ypsilanti” post

Since this website launched, we’ve debated several times whether or not, as Ypsilantians, we can legitimately claim Iggy Pop as one of our own. I’ve argued for years that we can, as I seem to recall having heard him describe himself years ago as having been from Ypsilanti, but I’ll admit that the connection is […]

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Pro-choice Democrat Doug Jones does the unthinkable and defeats Judge Roy “Ten Commandments” Moore in Alabama

A big, heartfelt “thank you” to the good people of Alabama tonight. With 97% of precincts reporting, today’s special Senate election has been called for Democrat Doug Jones, who looks to have defeated accused pedophile and confirmed racist Roy Moore by less than one percentage point. Jones seems to have won due to a combination […]

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So, what happens on November 9?

During this past weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, I talked at some length with Scott Hagerstrom, the Michigan director of the Trump Pence 2016 campaign, about both the possibility of polling place discord on November 8th, as a result of Trump supporters attempting to suppress the vote in “certain areas”, and the likelihood […]

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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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