Tag Archives: injuries that Mark has suffered

If you’re going to be compared to a terrorist, it might as well be a brilliant one

On Sunday afternoon, I was standing in the rain in Ann Arbor, by myself, with a half-eaten cupcake in my hand, when a friend approached me, and greeted me with a question that I’d never been asked before. “How’d you like being compared to the Unabomber?” Having no idea what in the hell he was […]

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The Stooges for Chrysler: “a blue collar attitude in a white collar world”

I like that the Stooges are making some money, I guess, but I don’t know how I feel about their song No Fun being co-opted by the man to sell luxury cars. Here’s how Chrysler positions the ad on YouTube: John Varvatos’s blue-collar spirit pushes him late into the night, with Detroit-based rock music serving […]

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Krampus recap

From what I remember, the Krampus event was a huge success. At least that’s what people tell me. And everyone looks giddy in the photos that I’ve seen. My memories, though, are a little foggy. I thought, when I woke up the next morning, and started trying to fit the pieces together in my thoroughly […]

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Did I almost die for “Ypsitucky”?

There are two competing theories as to whom is ultimately responsible for my recent rib-breaking in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park. One theory, as I understand it, is that the carbon gods were angry with me. According to this school of thought, the powers that be were furious at me for upsetting the order of things, and […]

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Broken ribs and bikini machines

Someone from my doctor’s office called earlier with the results of the x-rays I’d taken yesterday. Apparently they showed that I had two fractured ribs. Here, for those of you who are interested in leaving flowers, candles and the like at the site where the incident took place, is a map showing where I smashed […]

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