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“The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance” Second Edition [09 Aug 2017|08:52am]

Dear Readers,

The second edition of the Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance will appear on Polina Shinkina’s author spotlight page
by the end of 2017 year. It will include 2000 Chinese decomposed characters.

Polina Shinkina’s Author Spotlight page http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985

1. Second Edition: “Open the Door to Chinese Book 1” by Polina Shinkina

2. “Open the Door to Chinese Book 2” by Polina Shinkina

3. “Open the Door to Chinese Book 3” by Polina Shinkina

4. “Supersonic Commercial Chinese Book 1” by Polina Shinkina.

5. “Supersonic Marketing Chinese Book 1” by Polina Shinkina.

6. “Supersonic Price Chinese Book 1” by Polina Shinkina.

7. “The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance” by Polina Shinkina

8. “Signing a Contract” by Polina Shinkina

9. “Comparing Quotations” by Polina Shinkina

10. “Reducing the Contract Amount” by Polina Shinkina

11. “The Draft Contract” by Polina Shinkina

12. “The Contract Total Amount” by Polina Shinkina

13. “The Chinese Commercial Contract Discussion” by Polina Shinkina

14. “Table of the Chinese Radicals” by Polina Shinkina

15. “The Chinese Contract Terms Discussing Price” by Polina Shinkina

16. “The Chinese Numerals for Businessmen” by Polina Shinkina

17. “The Chinese Business Emails Samples&Wording” by Polina Shinkina

18. “Trading Email Writing for Beginners” by Polina Shinkina
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汉字分解。 Decomposition of the Chinese Character 放 fàng ‘let go’ [22 Apr 2017|06:20am]

方 fāng square,
丶 zhǔ dot,
万 wàn ten thousand,
一 yī one,
㇆ yǐ second,
丿 piě slash,
攵 pū rap,
丿 piě slash,
一 yī one,
乂 yì stable,

方丶万一㇆ 丿攵丿一乂

Chinese, Character, Breakdown, Decomposition, Analysis, Strokes, Language, Dictionary, Textbook, Break Down, Split, Analyze, Decompose, Learn, Memorize, Broken Down

More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
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Chinese Characters Decomposition Community [22 Feb 2017|07:58am]

If you want to understand the Chinese characters you are welcomed to Students Learn Chinese Characters Decomposition Community! Any Chinese language teacher and learner can be a member of it!

There is information about the Chinese financial correspondence, Chinese commercial correspondence, Chinese marketing correspondence, Chinese numbers, Chinese characters decomposition and many others on this resource!

Decomposition of the Chinese Character 土 tǔ ‘earth’:

土 tǔ earth
十 shí ten
一 yī one
丨 gǔn line
一 yī one

NB. Synonyms: Structural analysis of the Chinese characters, Breakdown of the Chinese characters, Chinese characters split.

You are welcome to this blog: https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/104864341374574534552
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MSW/MSI Dual Degree [29 Sep 2011|11:28pm]

This is a bit of a stretch (do people even check LJ anymore?), but I wanted to ask if any members of this community are pursuing the MSW/MSI dual degree program (Master's of Social Work/Master's of Information). I am a recent grad, unemployed, looking into grad school, blah blah blah. This option sounds appealing to me for a multitude of reasons, but I digress. If you or someone you know is familiar with the MSW/MSI degree (or even one or the other), I would love to talk via LJ/email/over a coffee at Espresso Royale, if possible!

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[25 Apr 2011|03:04pm]

I'm starting at Michigan this fall, and I'm wondering if there is a website that locals use that lists all the weeks events.

Does anyone know anything about the neighborhood where Hill and Church intersect? That's where I'll be living next year (in the ECIR) and I will not be visiting until I move in.
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emergency! [30 Dec 2010|11:48pm]
i'm so sorry to post this here, but can anyone familiar with the university of michigan's ann arbor campus tell me if the academic buildings are open even when the school is in recess?

specifically tomorrow and the 1st

i'm having a courier service deliver my application and i am worried they will not be able to get in!!
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Lolita Hernandez? [05 Aug 2010|04:52pm]


My friend is taking a creative writing tutorial with Lolita Hernandez in the fall and was wondering what her grading is like. Do any of you happen to know if she is a tough grader? What are your experiences/have heard about her?

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ATTN: students with a .edu email address [16 Jul 2010|12:50pm]

Amazon is offering a free 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime (Free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping): http://amzn.to/bSH8jP

This is being marketed towards college students but all you need is a valid .edu email address, so teachers and alumni can benefit from this too!

Now is a time that I wish I was still in college. Oh well, what can you do?
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WOMENSTD 100 [16 Jul 2010|12:57am]

Has anyone taken the class Women's Studies 100 - Gender and Women's Lives in U.S. Society? I'm going to be a senior in the fall, so I'm a little leery about taking a 100 course, but I've never taken a class in Women's Studies, and this sounds interesting. It's taught by Jane Hassinger, so any opinions on her would also be useful in my decision making process (although it says that student facilitators will lead the discussions...).

Thanks, guys.
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New Student Suggestions [20 Jun 2010|04:23pm]

Hi UMers,

I'm going to be a new grad student at UMich this fall! What suggestions would you give to a new student? Anything you remember that you wished you knew beforehand? Thanks in advance! 
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against me! tickets?? [21 Apr 2010|11:15am]

hey y'all ~

this may be a loonnggg shot in the dark, but i'm slightly desperate. my ex-girlfriend and i were going to go see against me! at the blind pig on thursday; i was (apparently falsely) under the impression that i could just wander down there on thursday morning after i get to town and pick up some tickets. they are SOLD OUT! terrible!!

i won't regale you people with relationship stories, but... let's just say it would mean a LOT to the two of us if we were able to go; we fell in love several years ago, at an against me show in asheville, nc (aww punk rock love? kind of, but much more to the story!)

anyone who could possibly help us out, please respond... i'm willing to pay $20-25/ticket. k thanks, y'all!
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Lost keys... [16 Apr 2010|01:10pm]

Hey everyone...On Monday, April 12th, I lost a blue U of M lanyard with 2 keys on it somewhere on central campus. I was on State St, E. William, in the diag, in East Quad, and in the MLB...I think I probably lost them between the MLB and State St, but I'm not sure. Please let me know if you've seen or have them.  Thanks!
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When to look for housing [22 Mar 2010|11:48am]

 Hi everyone,

I'm going to be a grad student this fall and am looking to live in Kerrytown.  I live in Chicago, so I'm fairly flexible about when I can start looking for apartments.  When is a good time to start looking for apartments? When would be considered too late (all the good stuff snapped up, expensive, etc)?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations for leasing agents/companies that can take me around?

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[16 Mar 2010|01:38pm]

Is there a website anywhere which lists research studies looking for participants? Alternatively, what's the best way to look for studies? A little extra cash never hurts.
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ARTDES 176 [13 Mar 2010|10:50pm]

Any opinions out there on the class Graphic Imaging for Non-Majors? I'm in LSA and besides occasionally messing around on Photoshop, have no graphic design experience. Also, does anyone know what the building acronym A&AB is? That's where the class is being held. Thanks in advance!
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Meditation. [11 Mar 2010|02:14pm]


So there is this lovely course offered in the Jazz school "Creativity and Consciousness", which is basically a meditation course. I really want to take it next term, but unfortunately there would be a time conflict. Plus it has only 20 seats and since I am an LSA student, I might not get into it anyway.

So my question is: Do you know of any other similar meditation-related courses offered for credit?

Thanks! x
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Off-campus housing [22 Feb 2010|09:50am]

Hi everyone! My husband and I are planning on moving to Michigan in July. He'll be working at UofM and I'd like to take classes at WCC, so we'd like to find a place near both schools. I've never been to Michigan before so I'm not sure what areas to look into. And since I've never been to Michigan before, I have a ton of questions that I'd really appreciate your help on:

1) Are there any specific areas of town (or any other cities) you can recommend near UofM and WCC? We're looking for a 2-bedroom apartment in a quiet building (away from frat houses and undergraduate party buildings).

2) I'm finding tons of listings on craigslist for apartments in Ypsilanti (on Golfside Road and Glencoe Hills). Is that a good area?

3) Do 2-bedroom apartments typically come with two parking spaces? Sorry if that sounds dumb, but parking is crazy in Los Angeles and it's difficult to find a place here that comes with more than one parking spot.

4) How much do you typically pay for heat each month during winter? And how much do you typically pay for leaving the air conditioning on in the hotter months? Haha, could it be any more obvious that I'm from California?

Thanks in advance for any ideas/recommendations!!
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key duplicating? [27 Jan 2010|10:29am]
Does anyone know a place that is willing to duplicate keys that are marked "do not duplicate"?
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Experimental Music Night in Bay City! [12 Jan 2010|10:52pm]


Dont miss a night of expirmental music and art on display.

Live at Object D'Aarts Art Gallery and Studio
810 Washington St
Bay City, MI

Doors at 7pm
Music at 7:30
$3 Suggested Donation

Full artist info behind the cut!Collapse )
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What is the most ridiculous thing a professor has ever said in class? [05 Jan 2010|10:37pm]

[ mood | surprised ]

 What is the most ridiculous thing a professor has ever said in class?  Funny, startling, embarrassing?

Post your quote.

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Spring Financial Aid [02 Jan 2010|07:56pm]

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with getting financial aid in the spring or summer semesters?
I just received a pell grant and some other grants this semester covering for my tuition, books and some for housing.

Before I sign a lease/sublease for a house, I was curious if/when I apply for financial aid for the spring and summer semesters if my aid would be similar to this semester. Should I be spending my refund for 8 months of living or just 4 months?

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Saturday January 9th in Saginaw! Art and Indie Rock! [25 Dec 2009|01:14am]


Full Artist and venue info behind the cut!!Collapse )
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Anyone take ENGLISH/SAC 331: Musicals? [21 Dec 2009|02:48pm]

I am not going to get my hopes up too high here, because I know everyone is crazy busy with finals and/or the holidays, but has anyone taken English/SAC 331? I had to miss quite a few lectures and every time I actually made it all Bauland seemed to do was tell stories, so I'm at a loss as to what the final exam is going to look like. Any help would be much appreciated! Hope everyone is having a great last week of classes (or enjoying break if you're lucky enough to be done already) :D
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Suicide Prevention @ School [15 Dec 2009|04:27pm]


My name is Lisa and I am running an LJ for the non-profit organization based out of Michigan which educates people especially young adults about suicide prevention. I am asking you to join us and start a conversation to help ohers. It only takes a moment to pass a link on or post an entry that might save a life.

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Study rooms [15 Dec 2009|06:41am]

I was wondering if anyone wanted to procrastinate their finals studying by telling me how the study rooms at the Ross School of Business work. I heard they had an online reservation system, so I was wondering what people's experiences with it were. It's such fancy pants technology!

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Looking for recommendations... [09 Dec 2009|10:50pm]

Okay, folks, I need your help! I want to get my hair dyed, but don't want to spend a ton of money. Any of you have recommendations about where I can go (preferably close to campus) to get a good dye job? TIA!
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December 12th in BayCity MI! Electro/experimental music at Belle Epoque! [06 Dec 2009|03:19pm]


Come and check out an awesome line up of all types of music!

Saturday December 12th
Belle Epoque
809 Adams St.
Bay City, MI

All Ages

$3 suggested donation at the door

Full Artist info behind the CutCollapse )
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Host a fun & free girls night with lots of free rewards! [04 Dec 2009|06:48pm]

Hey everyone! My name's Toni and I'm from Dearborn. I'm a PartyLite consultant and wanted to inform you about a fun and free girls night with lots of rewards for you. We have CRAZY deals for January, so I wanted to let everyone know so they can take advantage of them.

PartyLite is a company that sells candles, candle holders, home decoration, flameless fragrances, bath and body products, and much more. We also have special products for weddings, special occasions, and fundraisers. Hosting a PartyLite party is very simple and earns you TONS of free stuff! All it takes is an hour out of your time. I can come by whenever is best for you. The party will only last about an hour. An hour is worth all the free stuff you get! Don't even worry about the invites- I'll send out the invites via email or through the mail for you. I'll bring snacks as well. :) Anyways, onto the hostess deals!

I'm currently booking shows after December 18th or shows in January.

December shows hostess rewards include 25% hostess credit, 5 dozen votive candles for $15, and tons more specials including many gifts under $5.

The real place to save money is January though. In January we're running a HUGE special for FIFTY PERCENT hostess credit for only $15!!!!!! What this means is that for $15, you get 50% of the total of your party in product. For example, an average party with ten people sells $400. That means you'd get $200 in product for $15!!!!!! You choose the products you'd like. You can't beat it! We also have 10 dozen tealight candles for $10 in January, and many other specials I can tell you about if you are interested. We also will have the 2010 items available starting December 16th. They aren't up on the website yet, but they are gorgeous! You can check out some examples of our products on our website though. www.partylite.com.

My email address is: Tonijmccann@aol.com. If you have any questions or are interested in a fun, free girls night with lots of great rewards, let me know!

I also have a friend who sells Mary Kay cosmetics, and so we could do a joint Mary Kay and PartyLite party if you are interested in that as well!

Also- if you're looking for a great job where you create your own hours, ask me about becoming a consultant!
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psych majors! [03 Dec 2009|03:45pm]

Hello trusty UM students!

Have any of you taken cognitive psychology (or any other class) with James Hoeffner? I heard the other professor for cognitive is good but I can't take his section, so any of you know much about this one?

Also, are there any GSI's for either cognitive psych or psychopathology you would absolutely nottt recommend?

Also, do any of you know if Seifert has previously offered the Psychology of Creativity? I REALLY want to take this class but all of the sections are already closing. I e-mailed her but she hasn't gotten back to me, too.

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Question about Angell at night [24 Nov 2009|01:46pm]

I have to turn in two papers that are due early tomorrow at my professor's offices. Rather than waking up at the crack of dawn because of my horrible procrastination, I was hoping I could drop them off late tonight after I finish them instead. Does anyone know if the door (I heard it has a poster of a puppy on it) leading to the staff offices on the fourth floor of Angell are locked after a certain time? Thanks in advance guys!
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"Origin of Species" copies w/ free 50 pages of toilet paper [18 Nov 2009|11:42pm]

Has anyone actually seen someone handing out copies? U-M is apparently one of the schools being targeted by their campaign (a campaign to circulate copies of The Origin of Species with Ray Comfort's introduction).

FYI, I haven't read the introduction yet - don't know how bad it is, only heard about it. I'm out in Kalamazoo right now until December, far away from campus and all of the superfun activity there... so I'm just wondering if anyone's seen it being handed out. Just curious!

The National Center for Science Education has put together a campaign to counter-campaign which might be helpful for those who were interested.

EDIT: If you don't know what it is, it's a copy of the Origin of Species with a creationist/intelligent design introduction by Ray Comfort, which would be kinda like having Richard Dawkins writing an intro to the bible, but dumber.
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Bumper stickers! [11 Nov 2009|02:27pm]

Hey guys,

would any of you have any extra bumper stickers lying around? Good causes, bad causes, bands, witty slogans...whatever you've got! They also don't need to be full sized stickers--they'll be going on a friend's bike to pretty it up. So maybe if your band/cause/group needs some extra publicity, this would be a lovely bit of marketing. (Right? Right.) I am willing to pay on a sliding scale based on how awesome the stickers are, or bake you cookies, or however you'd prefer. Comment here, or email me: racrosli@umich.edu. Thanks so much!
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Saturday November 7th! Awesome local lineup and last chance to show off those costumes! [02 Nov 2009|01:36pm]


ILL EAZE ---------> http://www.myspace.com/illeaze

Totally Boring ---> http://www.myspace.com/totallyboring

Amelia Jo --------> http://www.myspace.com/ameliaunderdashjo

David Williamson -> is too good for myspace

Brought to you by:
E. Shows---> http://www.myspace.com/e.shows
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cable? [23 Oct 2009|08:08pm]
Sorry if this question has been asked before--which cable company do you guys use? About how much do you pay per month? 
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Illinois away game [21 Oct 2009|03:50pm]

Does anyone know if the League or Union will be showing the Illinois away football game on 10/31?  I'm going to be in town that day and am looking for a place to watch it.  Thanks :).
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Picture developing [17 Oct 2009|07:20pm]

Is there a place near the central campus where I can take my SD card/flashdrive and get photos developed from the digital media? Think walking distance, or bus transport.

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Free Bonfire/Concert Halloween Night in MidMichigan! [16 Oct 2009|02:17am]


Full Artist and Location info behind the cutCollapse )
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Department of Communication Studies... [14 Oct 2009|03:08pm]

I know there have been posts asking about the Communications department/major in the past, but the ones I've found were from almost 3 years ago, and I'm hearing that things have changed.
I'm pretty sure that I want to major in Comm, and I'm not a mindless sorority girl, I promise. I'm very interested in the major and what it explores, and I know that U of M's department is nationally ranked and recognized.
So, tell me. What's the Communications department like these days? Please, seriously. I had no idea that it even used to be less-than-perfect in past years before I browsed around here, so I'd like to know. Thanks.
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Sugar skulls [13 Oct 2009|12:06am]

Do you fine folks know if there's anywhere in Ann Arbor or Ypsi that sells sugar skulls?
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[05 Oct 2009|11:45pm]

Hello Michigan!

I am an undergrad going to check out the Masters in Public Health program at U Mich this weekened. I am from New Mexico, and have never ventured into the state of Michigan, so I have a few questions.

First, what is the best way to get from the Detroit airport to Ann Arbor (my flight gets in around 8 pm, need to be on campus by 8 am Saturday).

Second, I am training for a marathon and Sundays are my long runs, so I was wondering if anyone wants to join me for a 10 miler Sunday morning.
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Good coffee on north campus-- [29 Sep 2009|10:37am]

Does it exist? And where?
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AA to EL [21 Sep 2009|10:38pm]

Hey everyone,
I have a ticket to the UM vs. MSU game in a couple weeks, and I was wondering would be the the cheapest/quickest means of transportation from AA to EL? Does the university have any kind of away-game bus that students can take?

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Michigan Waffle Iron? [20 Sep 2009|03:36pm]

I've googled all over and can't find anything--

I want a waffle iron that makes the block M like they have in the dorms. Is it possible to buy one anywhere? I live in Seattle so someplace online is probably the best bet for me. Maybe somebody could swipe one from a dorm and mail it to me?

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Found black kitten [15 Sep 2009|06:19pm]

Found a black kitten, about 4 or 5 months old. No collar. Not sure if it's a stray - let me know if you're missing a cat. Here's the craigslist ad.

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Quick Question... [14 Sep 2009|10:35pm]

I've been having a lot of shoulder and neck pain lately. Is there anyplace on campus or around town that offers (reasonably priced) massages? Or is there something similar at UHS? Because if there's something at UHS then I don't have to pay for it, and this poor college student would love that! Thanks!
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Recycling plastic bags? [01 Sep 2009|08:37pm]

Hey all--

My roommates and I have accumulated QUITE the collection of plastic bags over the past year or so. Do you guys know of anywhere to recycle these? I know some grocery stores will have a place to recycle them, but I haven't seen any around here. Any ideas?

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Quiet places to study?? [31 Aug 2009|12:43am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hello all,

My name is Hui and I'm a new grad student at UM ~ I'm just wondering if you guys have any suggestions about where I should go to study.. I live on North Campus, and there're only 2 libraries there (??) and they close quite early... Please share your fav places to study :D


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McKinley properties? [24 Aug 2009|10:36pm]


I looked through the memories and did some googling, but didn't get anything as conclusive as I would have liked. How is McKinley? My boyfriend and I are planning on signing a lease with them tomorrow at their Medical Center Complex on Maiden Lane. The apartment looked pretty nice, and was far cleaner than any of the places in the student ghettos that we've looked at.

The few results that did turn up on google seemed pretty negative (car jackings, theft; evidently Maiden Lane is Ann Arbor's vehicular crime den?) ... can anyone give me any other input/reassure me that my car is not going to be vandalized? I currently live in a mold-filled shithole maintained by Dale Newman (the front stair evidently also just broke), so we're thinking that at least it's better than here, but now I'm kind of nervous.

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Fahri (Millwaukee, WI)

Hot Garbage (Chicago, IL)


The Danny Phantoms (Commerce, MI)

along with local guests :

Ghost Teeth (Midland, MI)


Totally Boring (Mount Pleasant, MI)

Bring your camping gear, and for the last time this year, enjoy camping out at Last Resort.

4080 N. CHAPIN RD (at Chapin & Dice Rd)
Merrill, MI

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