Tag Archives: American culture

Remembering Karl Pohrt, the man behind Ann Arbor’s Shaman Drum

Late last week, Karl Pohrt, the driving force behind Ann Arbor’s historic Shaman Drum book shop, passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with thyroid cancer. Having been an admirer of his work over the years, I’d wanted to mention his passing on the site, and offer up a place for people […]

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God Bless America

A few days ago, I posted video here of Bill Murray, on the first episode of Late Night with David Letterman. I have no way of knowing how many people took my advice and watched the clip, which was absolutely brilliant, but it only garnered one comment. (Someone, making the case that he was still […]

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Can we create a 20′ x 4′ historic district to protect the Ypsi-Arbor sign?

Well, it looks as though the auction for our beloved Ypsi-Arbor sign has now begun. The good news is, at least so far, no one has stepped forward to start the bidding… The minimum bid, as you can see in this screen capture, is $3,000. The folks at AnnArbor.com, though, are reporting that there is […]

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The human centipede

I joke around every now and then. Confronted by something I find completely objectionable in American culture, I say that the Taliban should win. But, watching the trailer for the Human Centipede, I really am left wondering if our culture might be better off dead. And, yes, this is what I chose to write about […]

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The insidious threat of secular saboteurs

Bill Donohue, the 
President of the Catholic League, had the following to say in a Newsweek op-ed today. [Be sure to read all the way to the end.] …There are many ways cultural nihilists are busy trying to sabotage America these days: multiculturalism is used as a club to beat down Western civilization in the […]

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