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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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The Untold History of Zines…. Pete “Dishwasher Pete” Jordan on Dishwasher

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, tiny sliver of it that worked its way through the gristle surrounding my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of the zine publishers that I know, and asking them how they found […]

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When will the first Amazon drone be brought down?

There’s a lot I could say about Jeff Bezos’s recent announcement that, within four years, Amazon will be delivering by drone, but I’m exhausted. I did want to say, however, that I can’t imagine a scenario where people, seeing a swarm of free electronics, DVDs and video games just buzzing overhead, wouldn’t be tempted to […]

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I knew that not having a television made me suspicious, but apparently it also makes me a suspect

The following was just sent to me by Ypsilanti’s Mike Shecket. It would seem that I made the Google News feed as a person of interest in that big, incredibly press-worthy police investigation you’ve all been reading about on AnnArbor.com. And, yes, that’s what makes me a master criminal. I tell you all that I’m […]

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AnnArbor.com draws much-needed attention to Ypsilanti change-stealing home invasion epidemic

If anyone is interested, I’m thinking about driving into Ann Arbor tonight, and stealing a mason jar full of pennies from someone’s home… It’s not so much that I need the money. I’m just curious to see how, if at all, AnnArbor.com would cover it. Here’s how they covered the theft of a jar full […]

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