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I know he probably has a legitimate beef, but I can’t help but think that this is part of a well-orchestrated viral ad campaign for the new NWA biopic

For what it’s worth, and with all due respect to those who make their living in law enforcement, NWA’s Fuck tha Police is a really good song. As for the suggestion that this could have something to do with the new NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, which is scheduled to be released this summer, I […]

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Telling shit from Shinola… It’s not as easy as you might think

I don’t think I’ve ever weighed in one way or the other on Shinola, the somewhat controversial Detroit-based marketer of expensive watches, bicycles and notebooks. As I recall, I may have once noted how incredibly douchey I found the spectacle of four economic development professionals, at some point during a public forum on the future […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: chicken leg edition

I don’t remember when it started, but Arlo has taken to calling chicken legs “meat bones.” It’s probably not one of his most noteworthy contributions to the English language, as he’s coined some pretty good phrases in his short time here on Earth, but I wanted to mention it here, as I’ve spent the last […]

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The beautiful people of Fakebook, and the fantastic products that they promote

An attractive young woman just moved to Ann Arbor, and, like most attractive young women when they arrive in a new town, she started a new Facebook account, posted a few photos of herself jumping around in a thong, and requested that I be her friend. A man more cynical than myself might look at […]

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Which Wendy’s Location are You? …the online quiz that’ll surely make me rich

A week or so ago, in a post about how much I despise the Buzzfeed quizzes that are slowly choking the life out of the internet, I speculated that, in the not too distant future, we’ll likely arrive at a point where media companies begin partnering with corporations to offer specialty quizzes intended to reinforce […]

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