Saturday morning market

What, your gourmet nut market doesn’t feature a Jacko impersonator? Move to Detroit.

Posted at 12:14 pm in Detroit life, iPhone |

38 responses to “Saturday morning market”

  1. moe99 said on September 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    ps, does anyone else see nothing but the words that my browser does not support this?

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  2. Connie said on September 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    See nothing but a big gray rectangle.

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  3. nancy said on September 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    OK, well, it’s not that great a video. Some guy dancing to Michael Jackson at Rocky Peanut this morning. Move along, nothing to see here.

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  4. Julie Robinson said on September 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Chrome can see it, sideways.

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  5. alex said on September 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I seen it. The floor in that store would probably give me vertigo.

    Great link, moe.

    Happy holiday weekend to all. I’ve been busting hump getting ready to entertain out-of-town company and this scorching weather is about to break, so perhaps we’ll get to spend a pleasant evening outdoors once the storm blows through.

    Gonna be grilling a giant salmon filet and serving pasta with my freshly made tomato paste. It takes about two bushels of tomatoes to get two ice cube trays’ worth. For last week’s batch I blanched, peeled, cored and seeded by hand. For yesterday’s I used a food mill and thought for sure the thin juice that it yielded would produce a lot less paste, but in fact it came out exactly the same.

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  6. april glaspie said on September 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Nancy, your savoir faire at laughing this off is outstamding.I WOULDN’T WHATEVER

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  7. Deborah said on September 3, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I can see it on my iPad. I can’t watch videos when they are formatted in flash. Why doesn’t the iPad or iPhone do flash? That seems like a major flaw.

    I walked 10 miles today doing errands. A three mile round trip to the Lincoln Park green market, then a two mile round trip walk to our regular Saturday morning breakfast place, then a five mile round trip walk to the Lincoln Park Whole Foods. There’s a WF much closer but the LP one is amazing. Little bird and I bought a half bushel of Roma tomatoes at the green market. On Monday we’re going to do our annual canning. But right now my feet hurt.

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  8. moe99 said on September 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Laura Lippman has a new book out. Goody!

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  9. Dexter said on September 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Just a hell of a mess in Toledo, as a crazy man was shot and killed, details in the link…but really…a Toledo cop was going the wrong way on I-75 and he, the cop, kills a guy who was simply going the right way?
    Can cops just do any goddam thing they want to do? Five years ago I was nearly run over by three cops, each in his own cop car, playing around at 2:00 AM, racing or whatever, and they were going the wrong way in the post office one-way drive where you drop off mail…I was on the sidewalk and I had to grab my dog’s leash and make a feeble attempt to dive out of the way.
    OK, no big deal, but is this a mind set, that they wanted a collar so badly that they chase this fucking crack head the wrong way down a super highway with a 70 mph speed limit? What the fuck was he thinking?

    When you read these insane stories, and something like this happens on a roadway you travel frequently ( I am in Toledo several times a month because that is my “big city”, and my daughter lives there) do you personalize the story more, as I do? Or am I just nuts, too? 🙂 🙁 🙂

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  10. Kirk said on September 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    When crazy shit happens where you live, it gets a lot more real. Those cops need some serious training on when and how to pursue.

    Some dumb-ass suburban cop chased someone for an even worse reason (can’t remember what the offense was; not close to burglary and robbery, like this guy) right down High Street into the middle of Columbus at about 100 mph several years ago at night. Downtown wasn’t crowded, but some poor guy was crossing High at Broad Street at just the wrong time and was wiped out.

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  11. Kirk said on September 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    The victim in Columbus was a mother. The cop chased her 15 miles at 80 mph — for speeding, a capital crime.

    The cop soon became an ex-cop.

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  12. Dexter said on September 4, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Well, Kirk, thanks for the words of understanding. Now, in your opinion, what was the dagger into the Cincinnati Reds?
    Poor Dontrelle comes up and pitches his heart out and not once can the bats support him enough to get even one win.
    Johnny Gomes can’t hit a lick most times and is shipped to D.C.
    Phillips and Votto always play great but Jay Bruce dies for two months before getting hot again.
    Paul Janish sparkles ten times in a row, then kicks everything coming his way for a couple days.
    Drew Stubbs would easily strike out 200 times if he got 600 at-bats.
    I do like the catchers and I like to see Mike Leake pitch, as well as Cueto and Volquez if they are right. I am disappointed that Travis Wood didn’t bloom into a regular starter this year.
    Now the Reds are only about 4 games ahead of the stinking Cubs, fer crissakes. I was hoping for better buy both these teams.

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  13. Bob (not Greene) said on September 4, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Dex, Dusty Baker happened to the Reds. I lived through that in Chicago. Guy’s the worst manager ever.

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  14. basset said on September 4, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Couldn’t see the Jacko impersonator with Firefox on a Mac, I did see a Sikh salsa dancing yesterday live and in person though… the National Folk Festival is going on here this weekend, wonderful selection of music. had never seen live salsa, let alone in a big tent with a dance floor.

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  15. Connie said on September 4, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I see it on my iPad. My trip to the Oakland County farmers market wasn’t quite as entertaining though we came home with tomatoes, cucumbers, peaches, and melon. And found the Polish restaurant that is between here and there. Some day..

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  16. coozledad said on September 4, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    The view from inside People’s Temple:

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  17. Suzanne said on September 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Thank you Coozledad for that tidbit of depressing news on a gloomy day! As a youth, I wondered how in the world a party like the Nazis could convince seemingly sensible, sane, hard working, God fearing people to follow them. I don’t wonder that any more.

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  18. coozledad said on September 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Suzanne: What kills me is the scammed are partially in on the scam. They’re just so deluded they believe they’ll be in on the payoff. If you had absolutely no scruples, it would be a brilliant model for an epic con. You could afford that private island with its own fresh water supply, and fruit hanging from the trees.
    This news comes the same day we find out the Bush CIA subcontracted torture to Gaddafi.
    It’s definitely some sort of blood cult with inscrutable aims and rites; the ideological bastard child of Central European vampire folklore and Amway.

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  19. brian stouder said on September 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Interesting article, Cooz. I have been pondering the interesting parallel between self-identified ‘Tea Party Patriots’ and the old Moral Majority, Christian rightwing (as elucidated in a fascinating link from Jolene the other day, and on Rachel Maddow’s show last week).

    Today the young folks and I attended church with grandma (at a good ol’ small town United Methodist church), and the focus of the sermon dovetailed a little bit with what I’ve been wondering about.

    The focus was: we’re not worthy. The dollars you get, you don’t deserve; consumerism is bad; you must not give just to get, but instead just give, and know that you don’t “deserve” anything.

    Fair enough – but I began to wonder: if this is the preferred mindset, then does this go some way to explaining the “monstrous lie”/”Ponzi scheme” default that Rick Perry aspires to, with regard to the (mythical?) “social safety net”?

    Still pondering…

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  20. Dave said on September 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    My wife was nearly hit head-on at Coldwater Road near Dupont Road about three years by a cop who was doing a high rate of speed, driving the wrong way north on Coldwater, where there’s actually a median strip by Walgreen’s, for those of you familiar with the area. It was dusk and he had no headlights on, nothing, scared her half to death, she was able to make an evasive move to avoid collision. No idea what he was doing, he kept right on going, she came home badly shaken. What can you do, they’d only deny it.

    I fear I’ve had many cop issues over the years but I will say the ones I’ve met always have good stories.

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  21. Dexter said on September 4, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    You folks should have seen the spin the Chief of Police, Toledo, put on the wrong-way-corigan-driver on I-75. He said the cop SAVED lives!! I hope the widow sues the bastards for a hundred million.

    Well, since I started it…more True Blood now. I must see how it ends, I guess 🙁

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  22. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on September 5, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Reposted from the bottom of a thread in the middle of last week; hat tip to Carol, and to the memory of he whose ashes are scattered on Bughouse Square –

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  23. Suzanne said on September 5, 2011 at 9:10 am

    One of our Bible readings Sunday in church was from Romans 13: Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God‘s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue…

    I wondered how many have simply cut this part out of their Bibles, a la T. Jefferson.

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  24. Deborah said on September 5, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Bughouse Square is one of my favorite places in Chicago. Just a few blocks away, I like walking through it, especially in spring. It’s one of those great urban plazas, compact, a breath of fresh air.

    Windy and cool today. Yesterday was glorious, i spent just about every minute of it outside.

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  25. Jolene said on September 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Two good links for the week ahead. First, Hank Stuever’s advice re which of the many 9/11 remembrances we should watch. One of his favorites, the Nat Geo interview w/ GWB, has already been shown, but it’s likely available online or through OnDemand.

    Second, via the ever-on-top-of-things James Fallows, a very good essay re how, after 9/11, we allowed our fear, our wounded pride, and our ignorance to lead us down one failed policy path after another.

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  26. Jakash said on September 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Swell Studs Terkel link, Jeff. We have a copy of The Good War which he autographed and which we asked him to inscribe for us with one of his mottoes, “Take it easy, but take it.” I don’t doubt that he’d be as disappointed about the present state of this forsaken Hooterville of a country as many of us, though Obama is about the last person I blame for it.

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  27. Jolene said on September 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    In his speech in Detroit today, President Obama cited Harry Truman’s 1948 Labor Day speech in Cadillac Square. A quick read might help to alleviate the sense that, currently, the world is going to hell at a faster than usual rate or in a distinctive way, as the issues of that day seemed pretty similar to this.

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  28. april glaspie said on September 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    so is Tom Courtenay not q wNKWR ns reying to mKW RHIA OOK LIKW QW’EW AOSA bs givw DIXK biut HOLWA RGr rgubk rgwy hCW AOMW BWTTER, QHWB RGWT ew apwxtqcykEY ISUORIC, AXREW THESE MORONS. What you meant. Any iDea tuou aren’r HOLY CRAP, YOU PEOPLE ARE ABSURD.

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  29. april glaspie said on September 5, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    THE whole stacked deck of the Republican anti-black horseshit? Are you kidding. This is Lee Atwater bullshit. Here is the deal. The election was fucking stolen in 2000, and in 2004, the assholes said they would steal the election and they did. And the PNAC elected Cheney and they invaded Iraq on a credit card. These people fucked over the economy for Halliburton’ Say it ain’t so. Cheney paid cheney, bigtime. Say it ain’t so. That scum is the most disgusting chickenhawk shit head ever lived, and he’s a hero for trashing John Kerry. What a sorry excuse for a piece of shit. W dodged the draft. Kerry served lie a man. You fucking morons. Kerry was the man. W was the chickenshit asshole. There is no way of looking atound this. These people are bizarre. Kerry was a hero and W was a fucking draft dodger. Them’s facts, you fucking idiots. There is really no way of ocnsidering W in the war. He was a ying sack of shit that ran off to Birmingham. He was a lying, coked-up shithead. and everybody knew it. He was a lying sack of shit. One sack of shit and everybody knew it. A totally obnoxious and disgraceful piece of shit. W is a revolting asshole. That s how he rolls.,38-621,default,cp.html?SC=WNA7036A&utm_source=direct&utm_campaign=control&utm_medium=email&utm_content=eosdeadline2&utm_term=toprated&email=MJHELLUND@GMAIL.COM&nlid=13892.1298024.

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  30. basset said on September 5, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Connie@15, Caesar salad is Polish? Chicken fingers?

    Some of y’all would probably be appalled at the way I spent Labor Day – checked my trail cameras, shot the crossbow, wandered around in the woods. Bow season starts on the 24th here.

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  31. Connie said on September 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Basset, the Polish menu is the last page. Rest is pretty typical.

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  32. Deborah said on September 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Today was the big canning extravaganza. We got 11 quarts out of a half bushel of Romas. This is the first time we’ve canned Romas. They’re not as juicy and have thicker walls, they’re smaller so they take longer to peel. We had a system down so we made it as effiicient as possible.

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  33. Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on September 5, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I’m clicking a symbolic “like” on Deborah’s post at #32.

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  34. april glaspie said on September 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Not what anybody would figure for what anybody would say,. Not what anybody would say. What I’d say for a fact. I apologie and I really love the UP. Whatever I mean to say. Whatever anybody thinks. Whatever you think, We take no prisoners, And Ted sucks bigtime, and we don’t condider that idiot shitheel . He is a disgraceful pieced of shit, and we do not not consider his disgracee.

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  35. Dexter said on September 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Criminy sakes! I just sent a photo of Studs at Bughouse Square to a friend last night, and before I read any of this, at 2:00 AM I dusted off “Working” and read three stories, one was the seaman-turned-cabbie and one was a wayward student who had been driving a cab in Chicago for four years.
    One telling line in the third one I read, by the janitor, was how he sometimes lied to women at parties, saying he was an electrician, but he abandoned doing that, because “then they would think I made nine dollars an hour.” And I thought…yep, in 1974, the highest paid union electrician would make about 9 bucks.
    Also, one of the cabbies related “an eighty cents fare might bring a twenty cent tip..” Deborah, at what point does the meter start now? I think it was $1.80 last time I rode a cab.
    on edit: ” As of 2011, the fare is $2.50 to start, and 40 cents for each additional unit.”(1/9 mile)

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  36. brian stouder said on September 5, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Say – Fort Wayne’s IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series just announced their 2011-2012 season, and it looks pretty good.

    They start right out with a newsmaker, Governor Mitch Daniels, and then the Fox News doctor (I’ll probably skip him) and then some fairly bigtime reporters, and an education expert….and a mystery speaker for the 100th Omnibus Lecture in April, 2012.

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  37. basset said on September 6, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Connie, I did see the Polish menu in the back, just thought there’d be more of it.

    Meanwhile, I had my cultural horizons pushed out some at the National Folk Festival here in Nashville this past weekend; had never experienced live salsa music before, much less with a Sikh out on the dance floor during the dueling trombone solos. Or Hawaiian hula, or Swedish fiddling, or Japanese samisen… Cajun and New Orleans jazz and Western swing and thumbpicking and old-time string band and Irish I had seen before, some powerful performances there though. Avoided the breakdance show, missed the Kurdish and East African bands and the R&B jam, watched an amazing banjo jam among Irish, bluegrass, clawhammer, and samisen players, visited the Martha White Bluegrass Bus once again, ate a nine-dollar falafel, saw an old friend who was recording all comers on a 1906 Edison cylinder machine, sweated like a mule the first and second days, got rained on the third and had a big time.

    Even volunteered as a golf cart driver for awhile, taking musicians from one stage to another in a stretch cart with three bench seats. At one point I was heading down the pedestrian mall with more than a full load of hula dancers and their costumes; there’s a carillon at one end of the mall with bell towers around a paved, circular area maybe fifty yards across, and when we came into the circle they asked if they could ride around it once. Sure, hang on… floored the gas pedal with little noticeable effect but we heeled over and made the best time we could, how they did giggle and squeal.

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  38. Jolene said on September 6, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Looks like a great series, Brian. Raddatz has spent lots of time in Afghanistan and Iraq, so should have good first-hand stories. Norris’s book is supposed to be good, but I haven’t read it. Ravitch is right in the middle of the hot education reform issues; she opposes high-stakes performance measures for both teachers and students, regards charter schools as an excuse to avoid dealing w/ the needs of the most challenging students, and deeply resents the intrusions of affluent reformers such as Bill Gates. She had an op-ed in the WSJ about a year and a half ago that gives an overview of her positions; if you want more homework, just google/ She’s done lots of writing.

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