1/30: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

Factotum, the Matt Dillon film based on Charles Bukowski's second novel and filmed in Minneapolis, has found a distributor at Sundance. More info at Culture to Go.

THESE DAYS

Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO), a co-sponsor of the 2005 Marriage Protection Amendment, has confirmed that Senate Majority leader Bill Frist (R-TN) will attempt to bring the anti-gay legislation to the floor this year for a full vote.

The amount of money spent on pork barrel projects -- special state or local projects tacked onto federal legislation -- has almost tripled over the past 10 years, according to figures from the Congressional Research Service.

After 25 years and 1,500 versions of print ads built around the shape of its bottle, Absolut vodka is shelving the campaign that made it famous.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Mamluke is a Minneapolitan in the local GLBT chorus. He blogs about working at the U, rehearsals, and his friend grouchbutt at Late Late Antiquity.

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TIME WASTERS

Which sports car are you? I'm a Mazda. Jeez.

The Brian Peppers Song

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I genuinely care about people and life in general."

-- "Will & Grace" co-star Megan Mullally, touting her upcoming daytime talk show "The Megan Mullally Show" at the NATPE TV sales convention


"We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme brulee. That's just a joke, for you in the media."

-- Political pundit Ann Coulter, taking a page from Pat Robertson's playbook



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