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We remember Chicago Bear record-holder Ken Kavanaugh at Corpus Obscurum.

Diablo Cody does a little Thursday night pet blogging at the Pussy Ranch.

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

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu has legally changed his name to "Troy Aumua Polamalu."

At least two people, a prison inmate and a hospitalitzed alcoholic, have become intoxicated by drinking hand-sanitizing gels, a potentially deadly habit, doctors reported Wednesday.

The producer of an all-Israeli porno movie is under attack from rabbis who object to his use of a Kosher food-certification symbol on the DVD cover. [via Defamer]

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Web designer Rett Martin, inspired by the "Overheard in" websites, delivers hilarious and weird anecdotes from users of mass transit at Bus Tales.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Help WCCO-TV reporter Jason DeRusha rename his blog. Bring in DeRusha, Bring in Da Funk? It's all yours, babe.

Helvetica: The Movie [via Fimoculous]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"It just frustrates me that most of the places where crowds are going to gather to watch this game are going to be places that are filled with alcohol and other things that are inappropriate for children. We tried to provide an alternative to that and were shut down."

— Indianapolis pastor John D. Newland, on the NFL disallowing his Fall Creek Baptist Church to host a "Super Bowl Bash" where the big game was to be projected on a screen for family viewing

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