Category Archives: Ypsilanti

You only have until midnight to influence the course of global sausage eating history

Two adorable little boys in jumpsuits were seen parading a giant stuffed sausage through the streets of Ypsilanti yesterday in anticipation of Sunday’s third annual Wurst Challenge benefiting the work of FLY Children’s Art Center. As of right now, eleven individuals have entered this year’s Wurst Challenge. We won’t, however, know which ten will be […]

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Let the record show, Cre Fuller may be a bun smuggler, but he’s no wiener thief

It’s just come to my attention that a WEMU listener who heard my interview yesterday about this weekend’s Wurst Challenge thought I said that one of last year’s competitors – my friend Cre Fuller – ducked out with his 20 feet of sausage early in the competition and started selling it outside for his own […]

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It’s a beautiful day in Ypsilanti

As I write this, I’m sitting on the roof of 209 Pearl Street with a cup of ice cold cider after a long day of work, listening to the Hare Krishnas chant in the distance, and watching strippers roll joints in the alley below. It’s kind of magical.

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Jim “Colonel Mustard” Cherewick needs your helps as he represents all the musicians of the world in epic Ypsilanti sausage fest

I’d been informed by the governing body that oversees the Wurst Challenge that, as a judge, I should try my best to give the impression of impartiality. And, until this evening, I think I’ve done a pretty good job of it. A few hours ago, though, I received a desperate call from my friend Jim […]

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Six things you need to know about his weekend’s Wurst Challenge

Now that we’re just about five days away from Ypsilanti’s third annual Wurst Challenge, things are really beginning to heat up. Following are a half dozen or so things that you should probably know. THE COMPETITORS… As of right now, eight heroic individuals have accepted the “20 Feet of Meat” challenge. They include returning champions […]

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