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something for a friday

Soundgarden Inadvertently Reunites At Area Cinnabon

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90 days to go, and not enough beer

The only thing certain about the election cycle so far, is this. Minnesota drew the short stick on the 2008 convention circuit. Obama will wind it up in front of 70,000 in the open air of Denver’s football stadium. John … Continue reading

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..the course of human events

Wired.com ushers along our 232nd with info on how the Declaration of Independence (the document, not the idea) was preserved. Or at least, eventually preserved. If the preservationists hadn’t prevailed during the 20th century, the most important piece of parchment … Continue reading

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Rather good

A site called Environmental Graffiti posts the 30 Most Incredible Abstract Satellite Images of Earth. [via Big Contrarian]

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Snack bars, neon, summer

As noted by Wired, the drive-in theater had its 75th birthday this past week, a lifespan that seems appropriate in its stages. Launched in 1933, the drive-in blossomed during its teen, post-war years and peaked around 1958 at the tender … Continue reading

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Worth a thousand adjectives

The Chaiten Volcano in Chile erupted last month, after sleeping for 9,000 years. Being that cameras in 7,000 B.C. were of limited quality, the images from Chaiten’s latest volley are far superior. Much credit to the Boston Globe and its … Continue reading

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Minnesota Zoo summer concert lineup is out

The annual Music in the Zoo concert series provides one of the top music venues here in the Twins, combining a comfortably relaxed capacity (couple thousand at most, I believe), above-average sitelines, and the great outdoors of Minnesota summer. Try … Continue reading

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Something approximating election news with something approximating honesty

WCCO reports The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will be broadcasting from St. Paul’s History Theatre during the GOP convention in September. That’s good news – now there’ll be an entertainer to provide actual context for the coronation. ABC, FOX, … Continue reading

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Towing the broken line

The New York Times posted a strong interactive piece Sunday, on the Pentagon’s PR tactics surrounding a failing war in Iraq. Investigative reporter David Barstow weaves together documents, transcripts and video to demonstrate the manipulative relationship between Donald Rumsfeld and … Continue reading

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Longhorns and petro

My continuing fixation with all things map brings us to a per-capita carbon dioxide emissions map released by researchers at Purdue. You could draw a few things from this grid, foremost that rural America, and the West in particular, tends … Continue reading

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