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We remember Pearl Harbor hero August "Augie" Giusti at Corpus Obscurum.

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

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley said women who sniffed a chemical found in male sweat experienced elevated levels of an important hormone, along with higher sexual arousal, faster heart rate and other effects.

Scott Wiese, a die-hard fan of the Chicago Bears, is following through on a pledge he made in front of a crowd at a Decatur bar last Friday night to change his name to Peyton Manning if his team lost.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Posts on Menards' useful signage, Apple's aversion to yellow, and refusing a National Leadership Award at Absence of Distraction.

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TIME WASTERS

The World's Fastest Civilian Vehicles

E-mail Doktored and let him know what you'd like to see illustrated. A new requested drawing every day at I Should Draw More.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Good afternoon. As you know, Anna Nicole Smith passed away this afternoon. Over the past few years, she has suffered a number of tragedies, including the recent death of her son, Daniel. Since 1995, Anna Nicole has been in court over her late husband's estate and she was a codefendant in the recent TrimSpa class-action lawsuit... I write to gauge your interest in speaking with Michael G. Pfeifer, a member in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on the international tax issues of wealthy individuals, including pre-immigration and expatriation planning, structuring cross-border investments, international deferred compensation and retirement planning, and estate planning, including the use of domestic and foreign trusts."

— exceprt from a Levick Strategic Communications press release received 50 minutes after the Associated Press reported the death of the former Playboy model and reality TV star

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