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Krampus is returning to Ypsi this Saturday night… so you’d best start sewing your pelts and practicing your dance moves.

I’m sorry to have kept you in the dark for so long, but Ypsilanti’s sixth annual Krampus festivities are scheduled to take place the night of Saturday, December 19. This year, like last year, things will kick off at Ypsilanti’s Dreamland Theater at 8:00, with a big, ass-shaking, anti-holiday dance party. Then, at around midnight, […]

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Singing about heartbroken monsters with Fangs and Twang, discussing the condition of Michigan’s roads with Representative David Rutledge, and reliving the horrors of Totally Awesome Fest… on episode 16 of The Saturday Six Pack

My favorite moment of this week’s episode happened within just the first few minutes. I was looking at State Representative David Rutledge’s face when Fangs and Twang performed the opening theme song that they’d written for the show, and he was just beaming. While I think he genuinely liked the song, which was admittedly pretty […]

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“It’s beginning to smell a lot like Krampus”

Ypsilanti’s fifth annual Krampus festivities are scheduled to take place the night of Saturday, December 20… so you’d best start sewing your pelts and practicing your dance moves. This year we’re going to be doing a few things differently. It’ll still be the big, ass-shaking, anti-holiday dance party you’ve come to know and love. And […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Zach Pollock

A few days ago, I posted an interview I did with an author by the name of Ted McClelland, who has written extensively about the emmigration of young professionals from Michigan to Chicago. To sum up our conversation in one sentence, McClelland believes that we have little hope of keeping bright, young people here in […]

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Let’s go pirate hunting

If I weren’t a thoroughly beaten and lifeless husk of my former self, I’d be out at the Old Miami tonight watching Quintron. If I had HBO, I’d be watching Drew Barrymore’s retelling of Grey Gardens. But, as I’m old, lazy, and cheap, I’m sitting here on my couch, reading about how Ron Paul wants […]

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