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  • Rovers Scooter Club Celebrates 10 Years

    Rovers Scooter Club, a local gang dedicated to celebrating and riding motor scooters, will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary this week with a very special ride. Motor City Shakedown, the annual birthday party for the club, will commence this Friday, August 1 at New Way Bar. DJ Grover from Cincinnati will be spinning northern soul, reggae, and ska, according to club member Michael Palazzola. Saturday will feature a ride from Ferndale to Detroit, starting at noon at M-Brew. Palazzola says this is where most bikes will congregate before taking the ride to the city and folks will be prepping by getting some grub starting at 10 a.m.  Detroit’s Tangent Gallery will host the after party,  a special event that will feature performances by several bands as well as Satori Circus. That portion of the event will commence at 8 p.m. with performances starting at 9 p.m. It’s free to riders, but the public is welcome to join the party with the mere cost of a door charge. Come midnight, the club will raffle off a vintage Lambretta LI 150. Sunday morning will end the weekend of festivities, with brunch taking place at the Bosco in Ferndale.   

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  • Lessenberry on the battle to ban the Metro Times

    Turns out, our very own Jack Lessenberry knows the Grosse Pointer seeking to ban the MT: Ten years or so ago, a woman named Andrea Lavigne sat in on some media survey classes I was teaching at Wayne State University. She was in her late 30s or early 40s, and seemed to be searching for answers. She wanted to know how the media work, and told me she was a Maoist. This fascinated me, because I thought authentic Maoists were almost as rare as passenger pigeons. Chairman Mao, we now know, starved to death and slaughtered tens of millions of his own citizens, and kept China economically and intellectually backward. Intrigued, I got together one night before class with her and another Maoist, to find out what they were all about. Alas, they spouted a form of primitive, grade-school Marxism. They seemed to have very little historical knowledge of Communism or what it had actually been like. Yes. A Maoist. Read the full story at Michigan Radio here.

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  • Detroit residents sue incinerator owner over ‘noxious odors and contaminants’

    A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the owner of Detroit’s municipal solid waste incinerator Monday, accusing the company of nuisance and gross negligence violations According to the complaint filed by Detroit-based Liddle & Dubin P.C., “On occasions too numerous to list, Plaintiffs’ property including Plaintiffs’ neighborhood, residences and yards were physically invaded by noxious odors and contaminants … As a direct and proximate result of the Defendant’s’ negligence in operating and/or maintaining the facility, Plaintiffs’ property has been invaded by noxious odors.” The eight-page complaint charges that local property values have dropped due to the incinerator’s presence, “and has interfered with Plaintiffs’ use and enjoyment of their property.” The lawsuit, filed in Wayne County Circuit Court, seeks a financial award in excess of $25,000 and all costs and attorney fees related to the case. In an email, a spokesperson for the company says, “Detroit Renewable Power is reviewing the complaint filed today,” but declined further comment. The suit comes weeks after a Metro Times’ cover story earlier this month found a growing number of odor complaints from nearby residents since Detroit Renewable Power LLC (DRP) took control of the facility in 2010. The investigation found a spike in citations from the Michigan Department […]

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  • Winners announced for the ‘High Times’ Medical Cannabis Cup

    The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup is more than just a celebration — although with the recent shift in attitudes toward marijuana legalization, there certainly is much to celebrate.  HT‘s Danny Danko described it as “just like any other harvest festival or a county fair where people bring their best produce, their best pigs and horses and cows, and they compete with each other for bragging rights, basically.” Here are a list of winners from this year’s Cannabis Cup, who did indeed walk home with some well-deserved bragging rights — if anyone knows their marijuana it’s High Times: Indica 1ST - Oasis Medical Seeds - Paris OG 2ND - Herbal Solutions - Alien Dawg F2 3RD - Herban Legendz, LLC - Grape OX Sativa 1ST - Arborside Compassion - CATFISH 2ND - Organibliss - Ghost Train Haze #1 3RD - We Grow Education and Collective Centers - MelonGum Hybrid 1ST - Herbal Solutions - Gorilla Glue 2ND - Pure West Compassion Club - Death Star 3RD - Kushman Veganics for Buds & Roses - Veganic Candyland Concentrate 1ST - Mr. B’s Extracts - Raskal’s Lemon 2ND - 710 Savant - Kosher Kush Dewaxed 3RD - Oasis Medical / Vader Extracts / Dab Vader - Candy Jack Shatter Non-Solvent Hash 1ST - NLG - Jedi Kush Ice Wax 2ND - Arborside Compassion - HeadCandy Kush Hash 3RD - New World Seeds Resource […]

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  • Satanists Leverage Hobby Lobby Ruling In Support of Pro­Choice Initiative

    So is the title of the press release we received this morning from The Satanic Temple. You may recall our interview with Doug Mesner from earlier this year. The Satanic Temple is, perhaps, best known for trying to build a child-friendly monument to satan in OKC: How Mesner and TST are rocking the Hobby Lobby ruling is interesting: The Satanic Temple Leverages Hobby Lobby Ruling to Claim Exemption From State Mandated ProLife Materials Reads the next line of the press release. And then their website: A number of states require that abortion providers give information to patients that maybe inaccurate or misleading. Demands that members of the Satanic Temple, or those who share our beliefs, be subjected against our will to anything but the best scientific understanding are a violation of our religious beliefs. Thanks to rulings such as Hobby Lobby, we can take a stand against these practices. Mesner points out how the Hobby Lobby ruling bolsters their position: While we feel we have a strong case for an exemption regardless of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact. This was made clear when […]

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  • Reports from the ‘High Times’ Medical Marijuana Cup in Clio

    On Saturday we set out to check out the High Times Medical Marijuana Cup in Clio, Mich. — High Times did hold a Cannabis Cup in the Motor City back in 2011, but Detroit police flexing their muscles and making arrests at that event may have been to blame, at least partially, for the choice of a new host city. The event was held this year at the Auto City Speedway, (also known as “B.F.E.” to Detroiters). Nevertheless, the prospect of stopping at the Torch for the best burger in the Genessee County was compelling — and anyway, this was the Cannabis Cup we were talking about. Was it really going to be “work?” It turned out, just a little bit. An inexplicable lack of an on-site ATM meant hiking quite a ways up the road to the nearest gas station, and then waiting for an attendant to restock the ATM with cash. We spoke with plenty of Cannabis Cup attendees at the gas station — everybody knows that the local gas station is a stoner’s best-friend. The two-day festival, for which one-day tickets were sold for $40, was divided into two sections — a general area and a medicating […]

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2013 Metro Times Lust Poll

The annual Lust Quiz exposes a bit of what goes on behind closed doors — and in public!

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Roof of a four-story building in Queens, N.Y.—kodos1, 46, straight, 65 partners


While driving on I-94.—The Mad Hatter, 37, straight, 41,567 partners


A covered merry-go-round at Put-in-Bay. (Yes, there were people outside … lol.)—L, 37, straight, unknown number of partners


On stage at an outdoor festival.—Savio Vega, straight, between 3 and 30 partners


In a church, a monastery, alleys, a movie theater.—Charlotte Baltimore, 28, bi, 18 partners


Twice in the car behind the movie theater in Farmington. Once was with my wife even.—RichRod, 39, straight, 20 partners, not counting blow jobs


Playground jungle gym. Yes, there were children playing on the swingset less than 100 yards away.—CAC, 25, straight, 30+ partners


Back row of a Greyhound bus from Reno to L.A.—the bear from jellystone, 46, straight, number of partners in the triple digits


My bedroom. I’m homeless.—Jesse, 22, straight, 1 if you count myself partners




What’s your most embarrassing sexual experience?


When it comes to sex, even Dan Savage told us once, “Everybody feels a little bit ridiculous in pursuit of sex, feels a little ridiculous in the moment, and feels a little ridiculous right after. … Sex kind of brings us all low, makes fools of us all and we need to laugh about it.” Well, our readers shared the moments when sex brought them low. Among the most common experiences for the men were “performance issues,” including “erectile dysfunction,” “premature ejaculation” and the like. Among the ladies, the “surprise period” turned more than a few faces red. And, for both genders, having the light come on and finding Mom standing there deflated more than a couple egos. But between all the passion farts and gag reflex hurlfests, a few of the stories acknowledged that, with the passage of time, these little tragedies become what they are for the rest of us: funny as hell.


Getting caught having sex by a vending machine in a school!—Clooney, 27, straight, 8 partners


I was so drunk and tired that I was unable to “get it up” to have sex with probably the hottest beautiful woman I’ve ever been able to have sex with. I had another chance later, and the sex was amazing.—JOTS, 32, straight, 14 partners


Too drunk to remember. One of the girls in the story told me later. It was a threesome, two girls and me, a dream come true after we worked on it for a couple of months to get the other girl to particpate. I passed out as they both took their tops off.—fun times, 35, straight, 110 partners


Having a girl on top, grinding me, naked, before we had sex. I came in my boxers. I was 28. It was our first (and last) sexual experience.—Joe Malone, 30, straight, 21 partners


Getting walked in on by someone else’s kids.—Chaz Leonard, 48, straight, 20ish partners


The children came home early and circled the entire house, knocking on all the windows and doors until we stopped intercourse and let them in — we were blushing and shame-faced. —Squirtz, 54, straight, 15 partners


The next morning, his wife showed up with their baby on her hip saying that he left his watch on my bathroom counter. The really bad thing was she told this to my mother, who answered the door.—Synful, 44, straight, lost count of partners


Me and my sister-in-law doing it. My wife came home and I ran out the back naked to get dressed.—Tjazz9, 50, straight, 23 partners


It wasn’t so much during the experience, but after. My then-boyfriend’s mother made a comment to me about how my boyfriend’s neighbors had requested that I not be so loud during sex while their niece and nephew were in town that weekend.—Jane Moxley, 25, bi, 11 partners


Being walked in on by my brother while doing my girlfriend on the family room floor.—Texas, 42, straight, 6 partners


Licking a girl’s ass and having her freak out.—Buttfun, 36, straight, 12 partners


When he accidentally put it in the wrong hole; the very first time that ever happened. C’mon, guys. Ugh.—waxwing, 28, straight, 11 partners


Losing the condom.—JoJo16, 36, straight, 15 partners


My jaw got stuck open.—Tinker, 45, straight, 40 partners


Lost my virginity with another virgin. “Um, are we done?” was actually said.—das bitch, 34, bi, 12 partners


Thinking I looked hot with smeared makeup, then looking in the mirror to find I looked like Ronald McDonald.—A.Non, 50, straight, 12 partners


Trying to get dressed at the conclusion of some “activities,” I gathered the clothes that had been tossed about the room. Handed my lady friend what I thought were her shirt and bra. The shirt was hers, the bra, unfortunately, was not hers. Whoops.—Harvey birdman, Attorney at Law, 28, straight, 33 partners


I had a problem getting hard in front of two very capable and hardworking hookers.—Alnightlonngg, straight, 27 partners


When a girl ran to the bathroom to spit me out in the sink.—Martin Rodger, 45, straight, 13 partners


He left the room halfway through to puke.—andrea!, 24, straight, 6 partners

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