Not So Pure Michigan (youtube
), a play on Michigan's "Pure Michigan
" tourism campaign. (For more on Michigan's troubles with its neighbors see Mitten-gate
(seen 'round here before
) has organized its third
annual Obscura Day
for April 28. It's "an international celebration of unusual places," from the Fairy Doors
of Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Particle Accelerator at John E. Edwards Accelerator Laboratory
in Athens, Ohio, to a tour of the Secrets & Oddities
of the National Museum
in Edinburgh, Scotland and an Expedition to the 1,553 Stone-Carved Monks
in the city of Kyonan, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Asian Carp update: since 2003(previously)
, the inexorable advance of Asian Carp
up the Mississippi delta has brought them to within 6 miles of Lake Michigan
. These invasive "100-pound Zebra Mussels" suck rivers clean and starve native fish. Asian Carp are now 97% of the fish biomass
in the Mississippi delta. The "electric fence" across the canal didn't stop them
. The poisoning of the canal won't stop them. Closing the Chicago sewage canal locks
is the only way to be sure. But the Army Corps of Engineers
have the jurisdiction. Feel safe? [more inside]
"Never in the course of my life have I known a controversy of which all the right so clearly on one side and all the power so overwhelmingly on the other."
So said former President and current Massachusetts Representative John Quincy Adams regarding a territorial conflict between Michigan and Ohio that would eventually grow into the Toledo War
of 1835. [more inside]
The Dead Schembechlers
- a college football rivalry goes punk rock crazy. (Background audio on first page & lyrics pages)
Rising up out of Columbus, Ohio's “Wolverine Hatecore” scene, The Dead Schembechlers have earned the dual titles of "The Best Damn Punk Band on the Planet" and "The Band Most Likely to Have Their Eyeballs Gouged Out If They Ever Show Up in Michigan."
Hey Ho... Fuck Bo!