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“It would be like the nuclear arms race, but with cock-like structures.”

I uttered this sentence last night, and I thought that it should be recorded for posterity… Every year or two since 2003, when Cabinet magazine named Ypsilanti’s historic water tower the winner of it’s World’s Most Phallic Building contest, a website somewhere decides to post a story about the our beloved “brick dick.” Most recently, […]

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Millions in Asia experience the cultural odyssey that is Ypsilanti

Do you remember hearing earlier this winter that a representative of the Voice of America’s China branch was going to be visiting Ypsi? Well, it apparently happened. A Chinese correspondent by the name of Sean E Liu not only visited Ypsi after covering the 2011 North American Auto Show in Detroit, but he interviewed a […]

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Ypsi landmark figures prominently in Conan O’Brien gay joke

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Ypsi’s water tower, and its missing whatsit

My friend Eric sent me a huge photo of Ypsilanti’s infamous water tower yesterday. The image, which is beautiful, was taken in 1900, when women carried parasols, and Cross Street was still a dirt road scarred by wagon tracks. It’s an amazing photo. The structure was just ten years old at the time, having been […]

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