9/29 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Did dinosaurs have a separate brain in their behinds? Why is there a "33" on Rolling Rock beer labels? You've got the questions and Cecil Adams is the man with the answers, as we welcome The Straight Dope to City Pages every Friday.

Will you be Pizzaman's friend? He's got a MySpace page.

Atmosphere, Gay Beast, and Lucero are just a few of the acts performing around town tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.

Corey Anderson has a handy guide to knowing when a GOP convention has hit your town at American Idle.

THESE DAYS

China has fired high-power lasers at U.S. spy satellites flying over its territory in what experts see as a test of Chinese ability to blind the spacecraft.

The U.S. Navy is due to leave Iceland by the end of this month, ending an American military presence dating back to 1951.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

You can get to Nordeaster Shyestviolet's blog by googling "look at my cankles" or "Blogspot doodyhead Kermit," or you can just click on this link to Is That All You've Got?

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

50 versions of The Girl from Ipanema [via Golden Fiddle]

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Trailer 1A of Casino Royale

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The Gap is not going to call that agency and say, 'Can I have a 5-year-old who looks like Dolly Parton?'"

— Monica Daniels, director of the America's Beautiful Faces pageant, on modeling scouts shying away from preteen beauty pageants


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