10/27 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

If you have sex with a zombie are you at risk of becoming one? Why do you always see just one shoe by the side of the road? 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.

The tuba player from the Jaws theme is dead.

Stones Throw, Electric Six, and O.A.R. are just a few of the acts playing around town tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.

THESE DAYS

The Canadian government has lodged a complaint with the Bush administration over a Republican election ad that belittles Canada as a global freeloader.

The ability to detect the metallic smell left on the skin after handling iron-containing objects like coins may have evolved for a more gory purpose: to help our hunter ancestors track down wounded prey.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Zap Rowsdower from St. Paul blogs about maps on toilet seats, God and Moses debating the minimum wage, and photogenic felines Franny Rose and Ida Mae at Factions, Fashions, and Fists.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Thanks to the Southern Poverty Law Center, you can find the hate group in your area.

A list of billionaire school dropouts

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Without wanting to be derogatory in any way, sometimes it is said that all black people look the same at first glance, and the same can be said that all Chinese people can look the same to a native Scot."

— Scottish Sheriff Margaret Gimblett, clearing Hui Yu, 23, a student from Beijing, of a motoring offence after dismissing evidence from two police officers identifying him


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