Tag Archives: Leighton

Anthony Gentile on YpsiFest

I had the occasion a few days ago to chat with Anthony Gentile, the organizer of YpsiFest, which is scheduled to take place at Woodruff’s October 12 – 15. Here’s what he had to say… MARK: When was the first YpsiFest? ANTHONY: Well, YpsiFest started in 2003, back when Leighton Mann was booking at the […]

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Published accusations of NIMBYism

Did you know that there used to be a print version of AnnArbor.com that came out every day? It was called the Ann Arbor News, and, on occasion, they’d print letters from readers in Ypsilanti. Here’s one of those letters, written by my friend Leighton in 2000, in response to another reader’s idea that Ann […]

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Not everyone wants RoboCop in Detroit

I haven’t mentioned it here, but I have friends in Detroit who don’t want the RoboCop statue. Most notable among these folks is my friend Joe, who blogs under the name Super Gay Detroit. He thinks the whole thing is kind of stupid. Here are a few of his points. If you’d like to read […]

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30 Rocked

My friend Leighton recently passed along this Tina Fey quote, that I thought that you might find amusing. “They made a porn movie about Sarah Palin and the same actress, Lisa Ann, played me in the porn version of ’30 Rock.’ Weirdly, of the three of us, Lisa Ann knows the most about foreign policy.” […]

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What exactly is organic propellant?

My friend Leighton recently brought the existence of the Organic Batter Blaster to my attention. Leaving aside for the moment the “ejaculative” nature of the name, to use Leighton’s terminology, I’m left wondering what organic propellant it is that they use to compel the Batter Blaster plaster from it’s phallic tube. I ran the idea […]

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