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My great-grandfather’s story of theft aboard The Robert E. Lee

The family and I have spent the last four days in the Maine woods, where my aunt and her husband had rented a cabin so that our extended family could celebrate my father’s 75th birthday together. Aside from falling in Maine’s largest lake while completely clothed, having to scrub vomit from the upholstery of a […]

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I knew if I waited long enough, Ypsi’s gay soldier statue would become relevant

It’s been several hours now since our military officially turned gay, and, as far as I can tell, we’ve yet to be invaded. – Mark Maynard, about five minutes ago on Facebook I didn’t know it until this very moment, but this statue, which stands in the shadow of Ypsilanti’s incredibly phallic water tower, isn’t […]

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The Iggy Pop statue

I know I shouldn’t take on another project at the moment, and I don’t think these kinds of things are generally undertaken until well after the death of a great person, but seeing this Johnny Ramone memorial makes me think that we really need to get our shit together as a community and build that […]

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Terminator Jesus wreaks havoc on Ohio

I’ve written here in the past about the giant, angry half-Jesus that crouches alongside the highway between here and Cincinnati, ready to leap on sinners, having dug himself out from the earth’s core with a crucifix like some kind of Japanese B-movie monster. The family and I drive by it about a half dozen times […]

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