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CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Chuch Terhark interviews author Chuck Klosterman at Culture To Go.

We're happy to announce the release of our new Media Taster! The City Pages Media Taster lets you actually hear the great music you read about in City Pages—just launch, click, and listen. Simply download the Media Taster and you'll automatically receive a digital mixtape of music on a semi-regular basis (including free MP3s), legal and free of charge.

THESE DAYS

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted to financial analysts that the predictions for Vista had proved 'overly optimistic' and he blamed the pirates in China, India, Brazil, Russia, and other emerging markets.

New studies of Greenland and Antarctica have forced the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to conclude there is a 50% chance that widespread ice sheet loss "may no longer be avoided" because of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Former Miami Heat star Tim Hardaway's name is off his South Dixie Highway carwash, just days after he declared on a local radio program, "I hate gay people."

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Minneapolitan J. Whitaker creates twisted and hilarious illustrations, and has some special plans for a certain inner-ring suburb coming up at fatlotion.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

A flute player named Greg Pattillo doing a beatbox version of the Inspector Gadget theme

Paperclips, weed killer bombs, casket jet-skis: The Complete List of MacGyver Episode Tricks

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"A significant number of people feel uncomfortable with a nude person running around."

— Kerry Carlson, president of the Midpeninsula Rangers Peace Officers Association, after fining Darryl Delacruz, a Silicon Valley engineer, for jogging in the nude in Fremont Older Open Space Preserve in San Jose

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