10/24 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

The Hold Steady, Dan Israel, and Dave Holland 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

IBM filed two patent-infringement suits against Amazon.com charging the online retailer with violating at least five IBM patents over several years.

Aussie ex-pats are irate over the banning of Vegemite, because it contains folate, which in the U.S. can only be added to breads and cereals.

Thousands of U.S. troops are being barred from overseas duty because they are so deep in debt they are considered security risks, according to an Associated Press review of military records. [via Undernews]

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Goobermaster reads Ayn Rand and Diablo Cody, became an ordained minister via the internet, and names the top 12 coolest things ever (muffins?). For more, check out the newly-redesigned Goobertech.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

For the neo-con on your Christmas (yes, Christmas!) list: The Dr. Laura talking action figure [via TBogg]

Don't be a douche: Jack Black's anti-piracy PSA

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Part of me wants to shake up people's perception of me, just shove me in a blender."

— 17-year-old actor Daniel Radcliffe, on trading in his Harry Potter robes for nude scenes in next summer's London staging of "Equus"


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