7/19 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

We remember Will H. Schaefer, who composed background music for Hogan's Heroes, The Jetsons, The Tonight Show, The Flintstones, and more at Corpus Obscurum.

Download free MP3s from local artists such as Avenpitch, the Blind Shake, Fort Wilson Riot, Romanitca, and more at Music To Go.

THESE DAYS

A surge in the demand for ethanol—touted as a greener alternative to gasoline—could have a serious environmental downside for the Chesapeake Bay, because more farmers growing corn could mean more pollution washing off farm fields. [Related]

A study of 50,000 post-menopausal women found eating just a quarter of a grapefruit daily raised the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 30%.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Zander Cannon, Kevin Cannon, and Shad Petosky are a few of the comic conspirators features in our Comix Issue. Find more of their work, as well as tutorials, and posts about their influences at Big Time Attic.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The Sweathogs enroll at Hogwarts: Welcome Back, Potter

Peanuts painted to resemble Harry Potter, the Powerpuff Girls, Albert Einstein, and more [via Neatorama]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"If we had those 40 million children that were killed over the last 30 years, we wouldn't need the illegal immigrants to fill the jobs that they are doing today. Think about it."

— Former Texas representative Tom Delay, connecting the dots between abortion and illegal immigration in a recent speech to the College Republicans

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