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Welcome to The McElroy Family Website

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We got a new website!

Hello, my name is Justin and I’m the oldest McElroy brother, so you can probably lay a lot of the blame for what I’m about to admit at my feet. My family and I have been creating podcasts, videos, graphic novels, games and books for about a decade. It’s all been going incredibly well, save for one unfathomable oversight:

We forgot to put it on the internet.

OK, sure, you could access our work through all manner of back alleys of the web or shady side streets, but never had we opened a virtual storefront to say “Here. Here is content. From a family.”

Now, thanks to our old pals at Vox Media and the incredible, face-melting power of the Chorus platform, that’s all been rectified. We’re not pulling up stakes with our beloved Maximum Fun podcasting family, far from it. We’re just finally making a website where with just one bookmark you can access everything we make all in one place. (We’ll be making some new stuff here too.)

So, welcome to the official home of The McElroy Family. We may not have made the first website, but at least we made the last one. We assume, at least. We’re pretty sure this will be the last website.

Love,

Justin McElroy

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fancycwabs
46 days ago
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The McElroys have a new website and that website has an RSS feed, for those interested.
Nashville, Tennessee
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Kid Rock’s New Bar Is Here to Escalate Broadway’s Celebrity Restaurant Epidemic

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Yep, it’s really called ‘Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock & Roll Steakhouse’

Love it or hate it, the multi-level collaborative endeavor between Kid Rock and the folks who own Tootsies opened its lower levels on Lower Broadway earlier this month. Just saying the mouthful-of-a-name out loud triggers a need for a drink — Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock & Roll Steakhouse. Found at 217 Broadway, a temporary “now open” sign hangs in front of the four-story venue boasting a bar and stage-views on every level, including the rooftop deck. Large windows flank the space, to be cracked open when weather permits.

Entrepreneurs Steve Smith and Al Ross (of the the world-famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Honky-Tonk Central, Rippy’s, and the Diner, among others) partnered with Kid Rock for the $20 million, four-story entertainment venue and steakhouse with a rock music focus, which they said would feel like “one big patio.” Currently there is no website or menu for the bar/steakhouse/whatever online.

Reviews on the behemoth bar’s new Facebook page are all enthusiastic — some going as far as to call it “the best bar on Broadway” while others say the prices are great. One one-star Yelp reviewer says he came for dinner and drinks at the alleged steakhouse and that they were out of steak. Said reviewed noted the staff seemed to be “in over their heads.” Another five-star review raved about the “sweet music” and the fact that Kid Rock jumped on stage for a bit.

This is Detroit-native country/rap/rock star Kid Rock’s (real name Robert Ritchie) first foray into the Nashville food scene, following suit behind the growing number of celebrities enthusiastically attaching their names to Broadway bars. But he isn’t new entirely to restaurant ownership — last year in Detroit he opened 5,800-square-foot food and beverage project called Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit.

Ritchie has been friends with Smith and Ross for years, frequenting Tootsies and even marrying his then-wife Pamela Anderson there. Ross and Smith bought the old Trail West building at Third and Broadway for $8.4 million in 2014.

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fancycwabs
83 days ago
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GOD DAMMIT ANOTHER HATE CRIME IN LESS THAN A WEEK
Nashville, Tennessee
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A sortable database of paper airplane designs, with folding instructions.

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A sortable database of paper airplane designs, with folding instructions.

↩︎ Fold N Fly

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fancycwabs
88 days ago
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Clearly useful information.
Nashville, Tennessee
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San Francisco Is Poised To Ban Plastic Straws. That's Got Bubble Tea Shops Worried

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Bubble tea, or boba, features large tapioca balls at the bottom meant to be sucked up through a plastic straw. Vendors say paper straws don

Over 200 city shops sell the drink, also known as boba tea, which features large tapioca balls meant to be sucked through a straw. Boba shops say paper straws are much pricier and don't work as well.

(Image credit: Samantha Shanahan/KQED)

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fancycwabs
173 days ago
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Yawn. Let me know when they ban Keurig pods.
Nashville, Tennessee
fxer
174 days ago
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yeah just carry a large diameter rigid metal pipe with a sharp angle cut in case you need to drain the blood out of anything or drink some boba
Bend, Oregon
DMack
173 days ago
ACAB: always carry a boba straw
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Most of the fastest-growing jobs in the US don't pay enough for the recipient to afford the average apartment.

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Most of the fastest-growing jobs in the US don't pay enough for the recipient to afford the average apartment.

↩︎ The Outline

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fancycwabs
220 days ago
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This would be way more useful if they'd do it by county or ZIP code. Rent in the city can be double what it is in the sticks.
Nashville, Tennessee
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A server that's part of a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was wiped clean after the suit was filed.

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A server that's part of a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was wiped clean after the suit was filed.

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fancycwabs
451 days ago
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Looks like someone's Presidential Pardon List just got one more member.
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