9/21 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Pizzaman has a brush with third-tier stardom on the Streets of Pizza.

Remembering those whose accomplishments vastly exceeded their fame at City Pages's newest blog, Corpus Obscura.

Jim Walsh bids farewell to the Tin Star Sisters at Culture To Go.

THESE DAYS

The latest research by UK health plan provider HSA has found that women feel the impact of stress at work more than men.

Rupert Murdoch plans to add 1.3 billion new friends by expanding the popular MySpace networking site to China.

A team from Duke University Medical Center offered 12 thirsty adult male rhesus macaque monkeys a choice between their favorite drink and the chance to view pictures of their pack's dominant, "celebrity" monkey. The monkey version of Paris Hilton won.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Michael Gilleland describes himself as an antediluvian, bibliomaniac, and curmudgeon. If you know what at least two out of those three words mean, you'll probably enjoy reading his blog at Laudator Temporis Acti. You had me at "curmudgeon."

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The 50 Worst Things Ever to Happen to Music according to Blender, including braided goatees and electric violins [via Reddit]

Top 25 Best Beers in America according to Men's Journal... Grain Belt must have been 26th

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"[Steve Irwin would] interfere with nature, jump on animals, grab them, hold them, and have this very, very spectacular, dramatic way of presenting things. Of course, it goes very well on television. It sells, it appeals to a lot people, but I think it's very misleading. You don't touch nature, you just look at it. And that's why I'm still alive. I've been diving over 61 years—a lot many more years that he's been alive—and I don't mess with nature."

— Marine explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, busting on the late Crocodile Hunter


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