Smoke Break: Baranek and Blowout


Our Blowout launch party was a crowded, boozy success. See you tonight in Hamtramck! In the meantime, here's the first episode of "Smoke Break," season two, which we filmed in the spacious Garden Bowl men's room during a break from the launch party hubbub. (No jokes allowed; we had to film it in the bathroom - it was too loud in the club.) Our special guest is Eddie Baranek of The Sights, who happens to be as drunk as me in this clip. Enjoy. And remember, whether you love or hate "Smoke Break," make sure and tell me all about it in the Blahg's comment field below.



As always, Smoke Break is brought to you with the help of the crack technicians at SG Creative.


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