10/25: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

City Pages staff writer and musical raconteur Jim Walsh has recently launched The Walsh Files, a weekly mix of 20 must-have tunes that will finally make your life worth living.

An open letter to Hugh Hefner's girlfriend from Diablo Cody at the Pussy Ranch.

Peter Scholtes has some photos from Freestyle Fridays at Digital City Music at Complicated Fun.

THESE DAYS

Rosa Parks, who helped trigger the civil rights movement in the 1950s, died Monday. She was 92.

The New York Daily News states Bush usually reserves his celebrated temper for senior aides because he knows they can take it, but lately some junior staffers have also faced the boss' wrath during these dark days.

A man named Don Harper in a knockoff Elmo costume was taken down by a special task force created to combat a growing nuisance in the Hollywood tourist district: famous costumed characters who try to be photographed with tourists and sometimes badger them relentlessly for tips.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Check out the newly-redesigned Alt Text blog by blogger Ben Edwards while he's vacationing in California.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Withdraw Miers Page

The Singing Glaucoma Page

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I hope what this did is make them relax. We've been talking about having more fun around here."

-- Vikings Head Coach Mike Tice, in yesterday's Strib, probably not talking about that kind of fun


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