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A witty map of hipster urban habitats in the Lower 48


Below is an edgy map of the Lower 48 that I stumbled upon while creating the post last week on hip(ster)hoods of the Rust Belt. While certainly not comprehensive (Chicago and LA are not even included), it does include some … Continue reading

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It’s Bombastic!


Many people who live in the United States will be able to relate to this recent and oh-so hilarious Pearls Before Swine comic strip episode about a certain monopolistic cable provider we all know and dislike. Cheers!  

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The visual wit of Ian Lockwood


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the Michigan Association of Planning’s Transportation Bonanza 6. Among the stellar list of speakers was Ian Lockwood, P.E. of Toole Design Group. He gave a terrific presentation entitled “Prepare for the Biggest Paradigm Shift … Continue reading

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Your live in a tax haven when…


Late March/early April here in the States seemed like the perfect time of the year for this satirical post. Enjoy! There are nonstop flights to Switzerland, Grand Cayman, Luxembourg, and Monaco, but no place else. More Wall Street brokerage firms … Continue reading

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Newsflash – “It just doesn’t matter!”


Perhaps, everyone should consider taking Bill Murray’s classic advice from the movie Meatballs and not sweat the small stuff. Because, in the end, “it just doesn’t matter!”

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Guest post – “Countryside” vs. “backside”


Why is it that while I am looking at the most beautiful countryside in the world, all I want to do is take pictures of Ireland’s toilets. Has jet lag morphed me into acting like a 12-year-old boy? I have … Continue reading

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Your community is a one-horse town when…


Mister Ed speaks on behalf of everyone. The primary street is called “Mane Street,” not “Main Street.” Silver is everyone’s favorite mineral and color. (think about it people – “with a hearty hi-ho Silver and away!”) All motor vehicles are … Continue reading

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You know your community is rural when…


Just a poking little fun for the holiday weekend. Have no fear urbanites and suburbanites, your turn is coming soon. In the spirit of Burma Shave: “Being rural…ain’t no sin…what really matters…comes from within!”  Enjoy! Outhouses are the latest fad. … Continue reading

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SNL’s funniest skit ever


A lot of us will never forget the early years of Saturday Night Live with classic comedy skits such as the Bass-o-matic Blender. But, to me the Jacuzzi Lifeguard skit shown in the link below with Jim Carrey is the … Continue reading

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If ducks ruled the Earth (I thought they already did!)


Given the popularity of Duck Dynasty, the AFLAC duck, Donald Duck, Daffy Duck, the duckduckgo.com search engine, and a myriad of other duck-related items, one would think these winged fowl already ruled the planet. But, just in case, here’s my … Continue reading

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