Friend of Damn Arbor, Chris Primeau, has turned us on to Detroit Week on Grantland. Grantland, as near as I can tell, is a website dedicated to writing about sport. This week they are publishing a series of long-reads about Detroit in honor of ESPN's upcoming "30 for 30: Bad Boys." So far there are articles about Dave Dombrowski, Elmore Leonard, and Berry Sanders. I think I'm most excited for the article about entertainment wrestling.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
This missed connection pretty much speaks for itself:
furry seeking furry friend on Ypsi !! - m4w (Woodruffs)The best part is where he describes his hair as: "I'm a raccoon."
I will be waiting outside Woodruffs for you! Meet in full dress and let's hang ten!!! Yeah
Monday, April 14, 2014
A good friend of me and EJ's, who is living in Berlin, posted the above picture to Facebook last night with the caption "Carhartt hat for sale in Berlin's new super trendy mall c. $50." When I asked her if was ok for me to post the Carhartt hat picture, she sent along the following picture of a bakery that is selling "Detroit Banana Walnut Bread:"
Here's what she had to say about the bread:
Went to chat with the owner about the "Detroit" bread, turns out he's from Madrid by thinks Detroit makes the bread sound cool.
Photo credit: H. Evans
Sunday, April 13, 2014
For those of you who missed it, the video of the League of Women Voters' Transit Millage Debate at the AADL has been processed and uploaded to the Library's website. I have not had a chance to watch the video in its entirety, so why don't we watch it together? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Also, here's the wording of the millage proposal from the Washtenaw County Clerk's website:
To improve public bus, van, and paratransit services—including expanded service hours, routes, destinations, and services for seniors and people who have disabilities—shall the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority levy a new annual tax of 0.7 mills ($0.70 per $1000 of taxable value) on all taxable property within the City of Ann Arbor, the City of Ypsilanti, and the Charter Township of Ypsilanti for the years 2014-2018 inclusive? The estimate of revenue if this millage is approved is $ 4,368,847.00 for 2014. This revenue will be disbursed to the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority and, as required by law, a portion may be subject to capture by the downtown development authorities of the Cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and the local development finance authority of the Charter Township of Ypsilanti.
Today's New York Times features an article about the Michigan Daily's breaking the story about Brandon Gibbons becoming "permanently separated" from the University of Michigan. The Times does a nice job using the fact that the Daily broke the story to illustrate the larger death of the American Newspaper.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Looks like Twenty Pound Carp has decided to weigh in on the May 6th Transit Millage. Unlike other non-ichthyoid ballot question committees, Bitter Transit Now isn't afraid to ask the tough questions on everyone's mind: Do transit millages make voters smellier?
Friday, April 11, 2014
Dine on the Tower Inn Cafe Cuisine between 5pm-10pm and 20% of your check will benefit the YSO! The attached flyer must be printed and presented to participate in the Dine and Donate Campaign.
Enjoy Karaoke provided by Stoo's Karaoke between 7pm-10pm $2.00 per song - 100% of the proceed's benefit the YSO.More information about the fundraiser can be found here.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Skyline High School's Eagle Imperium Team 3322 squad is one of the 64 teams advancing after qualifying at the Howell District competition two weeks ago. I wrote a story for Concentrate Media on their team preparing for competitions this year that you might enjoy (click away).
The Skyline robot will compete against a bunch of other robots in a game called aerial assist that's basically passing and shooting big exercise balls over goals and smashing into other remote-controlled robots. It sounds awesome and there's no way I'm missing watching this live.
The teams are listed by team number, not high school, so it's tough to see which other area high schools might be competing. It looks like Pioneer, Huron, Ypsi Community and Dexter failed to advance to States (though there's a chance I'm wrong). The Grand Blanc High School EngiNERDs enter the competition with the best district score, so they're pretty much the Empire. Root for the underdogs! Go tech kids, go!