ML, Marc and Shawn talk art, then fight over whether people are really fighting mad about college rivalries, while Joe waits for beer to go on sale.

STRAIGHT DOPE: ML Soul of Detroit merchandise is BACK – and for a limited time only! Get yours here.

ML arrives with numb fingers and PTSD from scrubbing filthy showers and toilets in his college rental properties. Then Shawn tries to take a dump on his (s)hit parade.

First Sinead O’Connor. Then Pee Wee Herman. Since celebrities tend to die in threes, the crew speculates on who is next … and whether Tony Bennett was actually the first.

Incite Design impresario Alex Porbe went to high school with ML, but his REAL claim to fame is creating distinctive art works, like the installation behind the bar at The Apparatus Room in downtown Detroit and the new metal-and-neon sign outside the Cadieux Café.

Alex discusses the process of creating distinctive works of art, which sometimes starts with consulting a Belgian master. Seriously!

If you want to check out one of Alex’s local masterpieces, visit Third Man Records in the Cass Corridor. Jack White himself signed off on Alex’s vision for the distinctive tower atop Detroit’s coolest record shop.

Be sure to tune in next week, when our guest will be Peter Leonard, novelist and son of legendary Elmore “Dutch” Leonard. Peter will talk about his work as well as how he helped Timothy Olyphant and company keep the re-boot of “Justified” true to its Detroit roots.

Has the rivalry between ML’s Michigan State Spartans and Marc’s Michigan Wolverines become too hot to handle? Shawn thinks so, while ML and Marc turn up the heat.

GEEK OF THE WEEK: We all agree that Jar Jar Binks was an abomination. But if you hated him SO MUCH you tried to do something about it, you’re our GOW.

ROOM 7609: We continue last week’s discussion of The Primitives and Bananarama before paying tribute to Sinead O’Connor by playing “Jerusalem.” 

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