10/28: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Steve Monaco at Couch Pundit has some great vintage comic book covers in honor of Halloween.

A local country station has won the CMA Award for Best Major Market Country Station, and that gives Jack Sparks something to chew on at the Other Side of Country.

THESE DAYS

The Washington Post reports the NFL will consider relocating the Saints to Los Angeles if New Orleans is unable to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said Thursday high oil and natural-gas prices helped its third-quarter profit surge almost 75 percent to $9.92 billion, the largest quarterly profit for a U.S. company ever, and it was the first to ring up more than $100 billion in quarterly sales.

The Wyrd Sisters, a little-known Winnipeg folk group, allege that Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire contains a scene with a musical group bearing their name, and have secured a Nov. 4 court date to apply for an injunction barring distribution of the film.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Bruce Scroggins is a Virgo who proudly calls himself a simple man who loves Jesus. Visit this Minneapolitan's political and religious blog at The Truth in LOVE.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The Village Voice: 50 Covers/50 years gallery

Yes But No But Yes ranks the Top Ten Female Streakers of all time. [NSFW]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I think that the Republican Party fairly recently has been taken over by the Christian conservatives, by the Christian right. I don't think that this is a permanent condition, but I think this has happened, and that it's divisive for the country."

-- Former Sen. John Danforth, a Missouri Republican and an Episcopal priest, after meeting with students at the Bill Clinton School of Public Service, a graduate branch of the University of Arkansas on the grounds of the Clinton presidential library


"Messed-up teeth are so sexy."

-- Elizabethtown actress Kirsten Dunst



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