Wednesday, April 25, 2007

wanna be a porn star? or go for a swim?

It doesn't have quite the same ring as my tag line "This morning in the Freep" so I won't say "the last couple of afternoons in the Ypsilanti Edition of the Ann Arbor News" okay? But I do want to share the fact that I seem to be surrounded by crazy folk.
here is the intro from an article in Monday's paper...
"Ann Arbor distance swimmer Liz Elling has an unusual trip planned this summer.In July, she'll swim the length of the Huron River, from its headwaters area, starting at Proud Lake in Oakland County, winding through Livingston and Washtenaw counties and finishing at Lake Erie. Swim the mighty Huron? The same river beleaguered by E. coli, algae, runoff and other pollutants, into which multiple wastewater treatment plants discharge? The watercourse that slows to a trickle in many sections during summer's heat? Swim?"

Is she nuts?? Okay, first of all-- she can't actually swim the *whole* thing because at some spots it is only like ankle deep! and at other bits the pollution could be fatal. This reminds me of the pioneering wife of Asa Dow who after traveling from Detroit in a canoe with her milk cow got out in what would be come Riverside Park and kissed the ground. Can you imagine? And yes she wore full skirts and petticoats (I've read her diary at the Bently) I don't even want to ride from Detroit to Ypsi in a canoe let alone with a cow. I understand and support Ms. Elling's mission statement (which is to point out how bad the environment actually is) but I think I would wear a haz mat suit.

sheesh

Then yesterday Petey took great pains to stop laughing long enough to share this tidbit written by Amalie Nash News Staff Reporter --
"People stumble upon racy photos Cross-dressing exhibitionist gets attention of Ann Arbor police with pictures left around town" The photos show a man in a platinum blonde wig, dark sunglasses, long formal gloves and women's lingerie - sometimes leaving little to the imagination. On at least four occasions in the past two months, such pictures were left in two Ann Arbor parks and two residents' yards. The photos depict the man in at least two different outfits and varying poses.
Ann Arbor police say they suspect the man in the photos is leaving them around town himself, hoping to shock the people who find them.

Oi vey! Don't we have dance clubs for that?

2 comments:

Linda said...

Isn't that guerrilla art in fashion now, though? The next step up from graffiti art? I thought I read somewhere that it was an 'in' thing these days.

Daye said...

Have you looked at my friend nanosteve's myspace page? he is "in" (insane that is!)