Extreme hanging is a thing now?

March 25, 2014
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Extreme hanging is a thing now?

OK, so see if you can watch this video all the way through without your gut tightening. Kids in Eastern Europe have taken to hanging off of things, often by the tips of their fingers, without any safety equipment. Now please excuse us, while we vomit.
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[PHOTO] Pothole patching crew gets stuck in pothole

March 25, 2014
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This gem of a photo was posted on reddit by user leetskillz, depicting a Michigan pothole patching crew that apparently got stuck in the very pothole they were patching— heh.
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How are you celebrating Oberon Day?

March 24, 2014
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It’s Oberon Day- the glorious day that comes ’round once a year when Bell’s Brewery releases their latest batch of spicy, fruity, and highly coveted wheat ale. We’ll admit that we’ve certainly had our fair share of Oberon Day fun in years past, but this year we want to know- how are you celebrating...
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The Gentrification Parade

March 24, 2014
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The Gentrification Parade

  Dropping by the bar in Hamtramck last night, I met several revelers who’d been to the Marche du Nain Rouge. If you haven’t been, it’s a great springtime party on foot, where lots of young people living in the city parade through the old Cass Corridor to chase out the red dwarf who...
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Watch the Detroit Coast Guard rescue a man who drove his ATV onto Lake Erie

March 24, 2014
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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Detroit was called in this weekend to rescue a man who apparently drove his ATV onto Lake Erie ice, which then broke away from the shore. The Coast Guard reports that a SOS call came in around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, revealing that a man was stranded...
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Just Married: Same-sex couples wed across Michigan after historic ruling; court issues temporary stay until Wednesday

March 22, 2014
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Just Married: Same-sex couples wed across Michigan after historic ruling; court issues temporary stay until Wednesday

It took 26 years of waiting, but Frank Colasonti Jr. and James Ryder sealed the deal at 9:10 a.m. Saturday as the first same-sex couple to wed in Oakland County. “We’re looking forward to growing old together with the same protections as every American,” Colosanti, 61, said in the moments following their first kiss...
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Gay marriage ban declared unconstitutional in Michigan

March 21, 2014
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Breaking news: Judge Bernard Friedman has declared Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Of course, we saw this coming a mile away, what with Attorney General Bill Schuette’s total shit show in court. You can read Friedman’s full opinion here.
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Nain Rouge comic book planned

March 21, 2014
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The Nain Rouge, Detroit’s folkloric harbinger of doom, will be subject of a new comic book written by author Josef Bastian and drawn by Patrick McEvoy, who has drawn for Marvel Comics. The book will be first in a planned Folkteller publishing group, which will bring “obscure regional folklore to a wider audience.” According to a...
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EAA expansion bill narrowly passes state House, moves to Senate for vote

March 21, 2014
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EAA expansion bill narrowly passes state House, moves to Senate for vote

The Education Achievement Authority can expand statewide under a bill narrowly passed by the state House yesterday. State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R-Alto), sponsor of the bill and chairman of the House Education Committee, said before the vote: “For too long, too many of Michigan’s kids have been left behind by persistently failing schools...
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Lansing follies: Senate passes welfare drug testing program

March 20, 2014
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Lansing follies: Senate passes welfare drug testing program

It’s not too often you’ll hear us agreeing with Nolan Finley of The Detroit News, but he makes a great point in his column today: Michigan roads are in such piss-poor shape that potential business investors are being scared off. Tapping additional funds for road repairs has, ostensibly, been one of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s main...
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