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Ypsi’s third annual Wurst Challenge raises over $6,000 for FLY Children’s Art Center, sends me running to the hospital, and propels Team Smoot to legendary status

The third annual Wurst Challenge, by all accounts, was a huge success. Records were broken. Over $6,000 was raised for FLY Children’s Art Center. And, perhaps most importantly, all ten of our competitors were still ambulatory by the end of it. No stomaches had burst open. No ambulances had to be called. I’d like to […]

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You only have until midnight to influence the course of global sausage eating history

Two adorable little boys in jumpsuits were seen parading a giant stuffed sausage through the streets of Ypsilanti yesterday in anticipation of Sunday’s third annual Wurst Challenge benefiting the work of FLY Children’s Art Center. As of right now, eleven individuals have entered this year’s Wurst Challenge. We won’t, however, know which ten will be […]

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Challengers take on 200 feet of meat and raise $6,000 for Fly Children’s Art Center at Ypsilanti’s second annual Wurst Challenge

If you weren’t at the Wurst Bar last night for the second annual Wurst Challenge, you missed a hell of a good time. Ungodly amounts of sausage were eaten, many laughs were had, and, by the end of the night, we’d raised just over $6,000 for the FLY Children’s Art Center Creativity Lab in downtown […]

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Who should I back in this year’s Wurst Challenge?

I’ve got $20 set aside to support this year’s Wurst Challenge, but I’m torn as to which competitor I should back… Should I put my money behind defending champion Jason “Knifebeard SausageHawk” Youngs, reclusive roboticist Cre Fuller, local midwife turned professional sausage eater Kate Stroud, or one of the many others who are presently locked […]

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Back in Black…. the apparent resurgence of blackface

I wasn’t going to comment on the University of Michigan frat thing that’s been all over the news these past few days, as I don’t think I have anything terribly insightful to contribute toward our collective understanding of “ratchet pussy,” but I did have a somewhat related question that I wanted to pose to all […]

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