Category Archives: Special Projects

Totally Quotable Arlo: “I wish I was a baby again” edition

Today’s addition to the Totally Quotable Arlo file is a bit out of character for our young protagonist. He said it this morning, just a few minutes after waking up. Clementine, who was heading off to her survivalist summer camp, had said something to him, and he kind of curled up under the blanket as […]

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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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Totally Quotable Arlo

The reality apparently just set in on Arlo this morning that I’m going to be telling him to do things every day, and that he’s expected to actually listen. [If you’ve got a few extra minutes, check out our Totally Quotable Arlo archive.]

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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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You no longer have to take the word of the textbooks, this is what Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink was actually like

Remember how, several months ago, I told you that a 25 year old video of my Ann Arbor noise band, Prehensile Monkey-tailed Skink, had surfaced in Oregon, and how music journalist Dustin Krcatovich had made it his mission in life to track it down? Well, he was apparently successful. After teasing me with a few […]

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