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On Nikola Tesla’s birthday, I think it’s important to remember that he invented the world’s first cotton candy machine…

…Unfortunately, the device never made it in the marketplace, as it was as big as a fucking house. I made this stupid joke to someone today, after stumbling across the above image of Tesla, who, had he not died at the hand of Edison, would have turned 156 today. Unlike most of my stupid jokes, […]

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Daniel Burnham on civic duty

I had a completely depressing meeting this evening on the subject of Ypsilanti’s financial situation. Sadly, that’s all that I can tell you about it at the moment. I did, however, want to share this quote, which Linette greeted me with upon my return home. It couldn’t have come at a more opportune time… I […]

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