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CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Today we sadly bid farewell to Steve Monaco and his blog, Couch Pundit. We're going to miss the smart writing, the uncovered clips from radio and Hollywood past, and of course, the Monday Movie Quiz. (Will we ever find out who wins the last one?) We thank Steve for his wonderful work as he leaves us with Greil Monaco's Final No-Life Top 10--Couch Pundit: The Clips Episode.

What does the "K" in K mart stand for? Is Walt Disney's frozen body buried under Disneyland? 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.

THESE DAYS

Sometimes they write themselves: American Idol singer Clay Aiken is in line to be named to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Clay Jones, president of Second Glance Ministries, recently announced results of a poll conducted by ChristiaNet.com revealing 50% of all Christian men and 20% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Former Spin, Request, and Rake editor Hans Eisenbeis holds court at 89.3 The Current's rejuvenated Music Blog.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Fans of the Vikings and Prince, get your credit cards ready: The Purple Store [via Attu]

Reenactments of Mary Worth comic strips with an Ingmar Bergman vibe [via Boing Boing]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"It's bad to deny one's self, so its okay to indulge once in a while."

-- Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White, suggesting the use of strategically-placed doughnuts in the bedroom, from her book How To Set His Thighs On Fire


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