9/28 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Vampire Hands, Birthday Suits, and Pigeon John are just a few of the acts worth catching tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.

THESE DAYS

The Washington-based Lincoln Group, known for its role in a controversial U.S. military program that paid Iraqi newspapers for stories favorable to coalition forces, has been awarded another multimillion dollar media contract with American forces in Iraq.

The NY Daily News is reporting that "Screech," from the 1990s teen sitcom "Saved By The Bell," is shopping around a 40-minute sex tape in an effort to reignite his career.

ESPN has been accused of covering up jeers directed at former President George H. W. Bush by football fans in New Orleans during the September 25th Monday Night Football broadcast. The 24-hour sports network denies the allegation.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Kevin, Matt, and Ted blog on astronomy vs. astrology, dropping things into the toilet, and post-sex pancakes at Rambling Men.

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TIME WASTERS

Why aren't the youth-size Koren Robinson Vikings jerseys on sale? Or will they be collector's items now that he's a Packer?

Silence of the Lambs bloopers

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"This type of gauze dress... was typical of the kind worn in early 16th century Italy by women who were pregnant or who had just given birth. This is something that had never been seen up to now because the painting was always judged to be dark and difficult to examine."

— Bruno Mottin of the French Museums's Center for Research and Restoration, announcing Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa was painted to commemorate the birth of the second son of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Florentine merchant Francesco de Giocondo

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