Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Locally sourced torches and pitchforks

So, seems like folks are pretty mad at the Umich Athletic department. I was thinking it would be a good time to start a company producing artisanal, locally sourced, sustainably harvested torches and pitchforks. These could also come in handy the next time someone wants to build a tall building downtown.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bike share starts today

Ann Arbor's bike share program, ArborBike, starts today. You can now rent bikes from any one of 6 current bike stations:

Gentle readers, have any of you had an chance to use these bikes yet?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Detroit regional cocktails

Back in 2011, when we were young, we posted a friend's recipe for what he calls a "Motor City Mixer:" Double shot of vodka, glass of ice, Faygo Rock & Rye. Our good friends over on Gawker have posted a list of the 13 finest regional cocktails. To the chagrin of several commentors, the original Gawker list lacks any Detroit regional cocktails. Fortunately the commentors were quick to provide suggestions of their favorite Detroit regional cocktails:

1. The Ambassador: Vernors and Canadian Club

2. Zug Island Iced Tea: Canadian Club, Popov, Five O'Clock Gin, and El Toro Tequila topped with Faygo Moon Mist. Strain through an asbestos filter and serving over chilled Detroit River Rocks.

Gentle readers, do you have any suggestions for regional cocktails? Perhaps some that do not involve industrial waste?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nerd Nite tonight: Bubbles and Exoplanets

After you're done seeing Pussy Riot tonight, make sure you head on down to Live to go to see Nerd Nite. Tonight's talks are on bubbles and exoplanets. Thanks to the AADL, there is no cover.

Spamalot at Encore Theater in Dexter

Gentle readers, are you ready for some exciting news? Damn Arbor's very own Erika Jost is making her professional theater debut tonight in Encore Theater's production of Monty Python's Spamalot. I saw the dress rehearsal last night and I can attest that the show is awesome. It has everything you could every want in a musical: singing, dancing, British humor, and a marriage. You should definitely check it out.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pussy Riot at the Michigan Theater tomorrow

The founding members of Russian punk art collective, Pussy Riot, are giving the Penny Stamps lecture tomorrow at the Michigan Theater. The lecture starts at 5:10 pm and is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Lunch Room's got a Liquor License

Great news for vegans and drinkers alike: the Lunch Room now has a liquor license and will start selling drinks at 7pm Friday. I look forward to seeing the concoctions Joel and Phyllis come up with.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Break a leg, Quinn

Damn Arbor's very own Quinn Davis is currently back stage at the Ann Arbor Moth's Grand Slam. Good luck Quinn and all the other story-slammers out there. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tomorrow is First Friday in Ypsilanti

Tomorrow night, there is a very special bee-themed First Friday in Ypsilanti. I wonder of Gob is on board?