8/21 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

THESE DAYS

Book22, named for the twenty-second book in the Bible, "Song of Solomon," is a new adult toy store positioning itself as a Christian source of intimacy products, like the "Wireless Double Dolphin" and the "Jelly Micro Nitro," for married couples. [via Wired]

"Flex-fuel" vehicles, which run on any combination of ethanol and gasoline, now make up 77% of the Brazilian market.

St. Paul-based Freeload Press will offer more than 100 college textbook titles this fall—mostly for business courses—completely free by including paid advertising.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Minneapolitan Tom Cleland, who created his first post in August 2000, blogs on Green Party issues, electric cars, inconvenient truths, and the Iraq war at Tom Stream.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Hollywood's youngest and thinnest join forces to fight Stephen Colbert (on orders from the president) as The Superficial Friends. [via Drawn!]

From McSweeney's: Ways in Which Spider-Man Does Not "Do Whatever a Spider Can"

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The island where Copperfield located the fountain is so restricted, telephone service is nearly impossible to get; therefore, Copperfield found a pier where he was just able to pick up a cell-phone signal to contact the outside world and speak directly with CNN's Robin Meade. Meade questions him as to whether this is an elaborate set-up to his next big trick and if he really has hired scientists to test his fountain."

-- an excerpt from a press release from CNN, who apparently aren't using the middle "N" anymore, touting magician David Copperfield's claim of finding the fountain of youth


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