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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Vikram Bastian

Next Thursday, assuming I can keep the panic attacks at bay, I’ll be conducting live exit interviews in front of a raucous, beer-swilling crowd at Conor O’Neills, as part of Concentrate Media’s moderately-distinguished speaker series. (It’s free, and open to the public, but, if you’d like to attend, you need to register in advance.) Here, […]

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The totally confrontational Totally Awesome Fest press conference

Ypsilanti’s more densely bearded, somewhat less murderous, and considerably less black version of Don King, Patrick Elkins, called a press conference yesterday to announce the lineup of the 8th annual Totally Awesome Fest, which begins this Friday evening at 5:00, in the field behind VG Kids. I suppose, in retrospect, that it should have been […]

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Ypsi/Arbor exit interview: Hob the Troll

A few days ago, I started a series of what I’m calling “Ypsi/Arbor exit interviews” by posting an email conversation with my friend Forest Juziuk, who will be leaving shortly for the promised land of San Fran-frisky. Today, I offer the second installment of the ongoing initiative. This interview is with a parasitic entity called […]

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Great flaming mascots…. Is that Jambo Man being immolated?

At the risk of rekindling the great Ypsilanti Hostage Crisis hysteria of 2010, can someone explain this footage that was just sent to me? It appears to show the beloved local mascot of the Michigan Roots Jamboree being cooked alive. As the footage is undated, I’m not sure if it was shot recently. And I’m […]

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The abduction of Jambo Man

This last weekend, while I was enjoying myself in Milwaukee, folks here in Ypsi had themselves a big shindig under the moonlight on the banks of the Huron River. This now annual event, as you might recall, got off to a wobbly start a few years back, when it attempted to get off the ground […]

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