10/13 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

How do they get the M's on M&M's? Does an airplane weigh less after the passengers have eaten their meals? 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.

Shooter Jennings, Ouija Radio, and Chooglin' are just a few of the acts around town tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.

THESE DAYS

The loss of glaciers in South America and Asia due to global warming will threaten the water supplies of millions of people within a few decades, experts warn. [via Undernews]

Human Rights Watch states dogs are allowed to terrify and even bite unruly prisoners who refuse to leave their cells in five U.S. states, including Iowa and South Dakota.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Boof is a twenty-something St. Paulite who blogs on hiking in northern Minnesota, cold medicine punditry, and the occasional "crap list" at Boof's Bergblog.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

A timeline marking what would happen if humans disappeared from the Earth starting today

America's Most Fonted: The 7 Worst Fonts

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"National Christian leaders received hugs and smiles in person and then were dismissed behind their backs and described as 'ridiculous,' 'out of control,' and just plain 'goofy.'"

— author and conservative Christian David Kuo, from his book "Tempting Faith," about his years as second-in-command of President Bush's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives


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