Friday, April 10, 2009


Let it be known that Tom Saxton has claimed
The Sacred Carp Chalice.


  1. In light of the fact that The Chalice has been out of Flint a while, And Tom is bringing it home. I would like to suggest Tom stage a parade down Saginaw street. It would be a FANTASTIC addition to the official video...

    If that doesn't work out... I have requested at least 3 still photos:

    1. A picture of the Chalice with the Weather Ball in the background. Preferably taken from the roof of the Capitol theater.
    2. A Picture of the Chalice holding a cream ale next to a 1/2 pound supreme with everything olives and cheese.
    3. An action shot of Tom chugggin a strohs from the challice at the bar of his choice. As long as it's not a candy-ass suburban sports bar.

    Any other suggestions?


  2. A photo of the winner actually fishing for carp from one of the Flint River bridges would be nice.

    And what happened to the Chalice youtube video?

  3. VVürstsydæ VVårlørdæApril 10, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Howzabout a few suggestions that lean towards the negative tip.

    1. A picture of the Chalice filled to the brim with crack rocks stashed (rather poorly) behind the bushes at the corner of Avenue A and E. Rankin.

    2. An action shot of the Chalice being used as a urinal by one off the fine semi-homeless dudes who lurk Buckham Alley.

    3. The Chalice admidst a pile of scrap metal about to be recycled at a Dort Hwy junk yard.


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