7/11 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Peter S. Scholtes has the scoop on former Hüsker Dü bassist Greg Norton's return to the stage at Culture To Go.

THESE DAYS

Steve Lonegan, the mayor of Bogota, New Jersey, is calling for a McDonald's boycott if the fast-food chain does not take down a Spanish-language billboard advertising iced coffee. [via Dependable Renegade]

Bid late and win big—that's the conclusion of two Korean researchers who studied online auctions on eBay and developed an equation that describes the relationship between bidding behavior and item winning.

Jeff Ippel is a Republican, involved in a three-way primary race for a seat in the Kansas House. His wife, Pam, is unopposed in the August Democratic primary for the same seat. Hijinks ensue.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Rex Sorgatz has settled into his new digs in Seattle, his new gig at Microsoft, and still has time to deliver a redesign of Fimoculous.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Domain names selling for over $10,000

Make your very own Chewbacca puppet [via Drawn!]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The time has come to put aside the serious issues of the day and return, for a moment, to pageant coverage. The moment is opportune, since the Miss Universe 2006 competition is finally heating up."

-- Power Line blogger John Hinderaker, channeling his affections, usually reserved for the president, toward the lovely ladies of the tiara and sash circuit

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