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Nice to have Mary back

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:17 pm GMT -6 in Art,Pop Culture,Television at 11:17 PM

This weather, though…

Smeg

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:17 pm GMT -6 in Design,Pop Culture,Television at 10:17 PM

Was this really a brand (and did Red Dwarf steal it)?

Adam was busy

Posted Monday, July 17th, 2017 03:14 pm GMT -6 in Art,Pop Culture,Sports,Work at 3:14 PM

So much cool X Games art

Topps just made my day

Posted Sunday, July 16th, 2017 11:42 am GMT -6 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 11:42 AM

New Kenner cards are a blast from the past

It’s almost showtime

Posted Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 12:58 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Sports,Work at 12:58 PM

And I think we are mostly ready

Ms. Jackson

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 07:03 pm GMT -6 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 7:03 PM

I don’t like no nasty car, I don’t like nasty food…

Dab Cat > Grumpy Cat

Posted Monday, June 12th, 2017 07:29 pm GMT -6 in Fashion,Pop Culture,Shopping at 7:29 PM

Spotted at Target in NE

Line Starts Here

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 07:11 pm GMT -6 in Baseball,Pop Culture at 7:11 PM

The masters of sports marketing 

Simply one of the best

Posted Thursday, April 13th, 2017 02:34 pm GMT -6 in Links,Movies,Pop Culture,Video at 2:34 PM

Where’s Billy?

Posted Saturday, March 25th, 2017 05:20 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Games,Pop Culture at 5:20 PM

Billy Mitchell Pac Man Minnesota Lottery promotion @ MoA

I really miss this guy

Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 10:50 am GMT -6 in Links,Pop Culture,Television at 10:50 AM

http://www.vulture.com/2017/03/david-letterman-in-conversation.html

A Cop in Hot Pants

Posted Saturday, February 4th, 2017 11:52 pm GMT -6 in History,Pop Culture,Television at 11:52 PM

Cleaning and packing can be fun

The movie literally showed us

Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017 11:16 am GMT -6 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture at 11:16 AM

http://fxrant.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-death-star-and-final-trench-run.html

Love is All Around

Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 04:19 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 4:19 PM

Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

The moose outside should’ve told ya

Posted Thursday, December 15th, 2016 09:02 pm GMT -6 in Politics,Pop Culture,Travel at 9:02 PM

So much nationalism up here (just like 🇺🇸)

Starting to get dirty

Posted Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 06:25 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Work at 6:25 PM

SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!!

St. Paul’s Banksy

Posted Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 07:14 am GMT -6 in Art,Pop Culture at 7:14 AM

Bridge over 35E

Opus

Posted Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 03:54 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 3:54 PM

It didn’t go as hoped but that’s okay…

Jyn Erso

Posted Thursday, April 7th, 2016 08:26 am GMT -6 in Movies,Pop Culture,Quotes at 8:26 AM

This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel…

Yippee-ki-yay

Posted Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 03:28 pm GMT -6 in Business,Movies,Pop Culture,Work at 3:28 PM

Up on the roof of the IDS Tower, Minneapolis

Uncle Deadly

Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 12:10 am GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 12:10 AM

This is the third least important secret that I’m currently keeping…

Thanks a lot, John Moe

Posted Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 08:09 am GMT -6 in Links,Movies,Pop Culture at 8:09 AM

http://www.thechickening.net/

Our cruise director tonight

Posted Saturday, January 16th, 2016 08:26 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Pop Culture,Television at 8:26 PM

Lauren Tewes (aka Julie McCoy from The Love Boat) @ Mystic Lake

Making a Hamburglar

Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 08:33 am GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Television at 8:33 AM

Couldn’t resist…

Opus

Posted Monday, December 21st, 2015 08:22 am GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 8:22 AM

Hot babes. Cold cash.

Ye Old Troll

Posted Saturday, November 14th, 2015 11:38 am GMT -6 in History,Pop Culture at 11:38 AM

Minnesota State Fair Heritage and History Center

Mr. Helvetica

Posted Friday, October 23rd, 2015 10:57 am GMT -6 in Politics,Pop Culture,Quotes at 10:57 AM

Space is Waste

Hope I feel this way tomorrow

Posted Saturday, October 17th, 2015 06:52 pm GMT -6 in Design,Pop Culture,Travel at 6:52 PM

Des Moines: Hell Yes

Lost Python? Yes!!

Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 10:50 am GMT -6 in History,Links,Movies,Pop Culture,Video at 10:50 AM

WHYYYYYYYYYYY

Posted Saturday, October 10th, 2015 05:56 pm GMT -6 in Food,Pop Culture at 5:56 PM

All-day breakfast has (finally) arrived

Attack of the Gnomes

Posted Thursday, September 24th, 2015 01:14 pm GMT -6 in Holidays,Pop Culture at 1:14 PM

Marketing geniuses 

Opus

Posted Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 08:38 am GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 8:38 AM

He’s not dead. He’s just passed out from life…

Only $2.50 per slide

Posted Saturday, September 5th, 2015 01:16 pm GMT -6 in Personal,Pop Culture at 1:16 PM

The Giant Slide (from the Skyride)

This is the Droid

Posted Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 10:53 am GMT -6 in Links,Movies,Pop Culture,Shopping,Technology at 10:53 AM

http://www.sphero.com/starwars

Stuart

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2015 11:24 am GMT -6 in Movies,Pop Culture,Shopping at 11:24 AM

Best Amazon box ever

Why the long face?

Posted Friday, May 29th, 2015 01:34 pm GMT -6 in Fashion,Pop Culture at 1:34 PM

St. Paul girls are hot (Grand Avenue)

Unusual marketing partnership

Posted Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 12:39 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Pop Culture,Sports,Technology at 12:39 PM

Shaq and myVegas, together at last

Badger van down by the river

Posted Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 09:23 pm GMT -6 in Links,Pop Culture,Schools,Video at 9:23 PM

Yabba Dabba Doo Bonus

Posted Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 11:21 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Pop Culture,Television at 11:21 PM

New Flintstones slot machines @ Fortune Bay

Nick Ocean

Posted Monday, February 16th, 2015 10:56 am GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 10:56 AM

You bastard Jaws!

Pig-Pen 4 Ever

Posted Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 03:01 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Sports at 3:01 PM

Target Field, Minneapolis

Willie the Walleye

Posted Monday, February 9th, 2015 11:23 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Travel at 11:23 PM

‘Murica! Baudette, Minnesota – Walleye Capital of the World

Burt Reynolds

Posted Saturday, December 13th, 2014 01:09 am GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 1:09 AM

Yeah, Turd Ferguson, it’s a funny name…

Snow Miser

Posted Monday, December 1st, 2014 11:50 pm GMT -6 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 11:50 PM

He’s Mr. White Christmas, he’s Mr. Snow. He’s Mr. Icicle, he’s Mr. Ten Below…

Catty

Posted Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 06:16 pm GMT -6 in Casinos,Pop Culture,Television at 6:16 PM

New Batman slots from Aristocrat

James Bond

Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2014 09:15 am GMT -6 in Movies,Pop Culture,Quotes at 9:15 AM

His name’s Jaws. He kills people…

My favorite Fan Fest freebie

Posted Saturday, July 12th, 2014 12:39 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Sports at 12:39 PM

tokidoki bags @ Fan Fest

Throwback Dew

Posted Saturday, June 14th, 2014 08:32 pm GMT -6 in Food,Pop Culture at 8:32 PM

Love the bottle design

Gadzilla vs. Lite Beer

Posted Saturday, June 14th, 2014 01:18 pm GMT -6 in Food,Pop Culture at 1:18 PM

King’s Place, Miesville

Never thought this would happen

Posted Saturday, April 26th, 2014 04:09 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Technology at 4:09 PM

I was seriously beginning to wonder if they ever awarded the jackpot…

Free to a loving home

Posted Thursday, April 17th, 2014 07:36 pm GMT -6 in Friends,Movies,Pop Culture at 7:36 PM

AT-AT conquers Northeast

Welcome to Wall Drug

Posted Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 05:07 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Travel at 5:07 PM

Someday I’ll go back again and see T-Rex in the back yard

Maximum Strength

Posted Friday, March 28th, 2014 03:31 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture at 3:31 PM

Horny Goat, gas station vending machine

PHB

Posted Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 12:19 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Quotes at 12:19 PM

He’ll calm down after he drinks lunch…

Disneyland 1967

Posted Friday, February 28th, 2014 02:10 pm GMT -6 in History,Pop Culture,Travel at 2:10 PM

This was before my time – not sure where this one came from either. The first one I remember was from late 1975, which featured the U.S. bicentennial parade floats on the cover (I’ll see if I can find that one and scan it too).

After this Minnesota winter, I could really use another visit to Anaheim. More page scans after the jump.

Disneyland Hi-Lites

Posted Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 01:04 am GMT -6 in History,Pop Culture at 1:04 AM

Not sure where I got this (or what year it was published), but I think it’s pretty cool – makes me want to get back to California sooner rather than later. More pictures after the jump.

Do you know your Force Number?

Posted Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 04:33 pm GMT -6 in History,Movies,Pop Culture at 4:33 PM

Star Wars Fan Club membership card from ?

Here piggy piggy

Posted Saturday, February 15th, 2014 10:48 pm GMT -6 in Food,Pop Culture at 10:48 PM

Chef Shack Ranch, Minneapolis

Pirate swag

Posted Monday, February 10th, 2014 01:40 pm GMT -6 in Movies,Pop Culture at 1:40 PM

The key to Pirates

Gus Gus!

Posted Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 02:28 pm GMT -6 in Art,Movies,Pop Culture,Travel at 2:28 PM

D Street limited edition Vinylmation

The Fridge

Posted Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 08:54 am GMT -6 in Art,Pop Culture,Travel at 8:54 AM

Tons-o-magnets at Uncle Brian’s house, Orlando

The Bemidji Boys

Posted Thursday, December 5th, 2013 11:44 am GMT -6 in History,Pop Culture,Travel at 11:44 AM

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (and a sun dog)

Dave Chappelle at First Ave

Posted Monday, November 18th, 2013 08:01 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Pop Culture at 8:01 PM

Still catching up, so here’s the long overdue Dave Chappelle post about his late show one week ago at First Avenue in Minneapolis. I’m still in shock he did all of those shows (eight at First Ave, four more at the Pantages), followed by the late night basketball appearance at Target Center on Saturday night. It’s not totally unique (Denver got ten shows), but it was historic for First Avenue.

When this all started, it was just two nights (Monday & Tuesday), with early shows at 7pm and late shows at 10:30pm. With my work schedule, I tried right away to get tickets to the Monday early show, but they sold out first (at $55 per ticket). I did get two for the late show, which turned out to be the better value, seeing as how he performed for about three hours (we left at nearly 2:15am).

Chris Riemenschneider wrote about our show here, while his colleague Rohan Preston covered the early Monday show here (we heard that Slug from Atmosphere was at that one). I didn’t really see any reviews of the shows later in the week, but I’m sure they are out there somewhere. Everyone I know on Twitter that went later seemed to have a great time.

Chicago-based opener Azhar Muhammad Usman was really funny and a good choice to get the crowd warmed up. A DJ was playing music when the doors opened until the time Usman started his roughly 15 minute routine. A few more songs from the DJ during the brief intermission, then it was time for Dave.

It was really bizarre attending a general admission seated show at First Avenue, but I liked it. Supposedly they only sold 500 tickets for each session, which was later supplemented somehow with standing room only GA tickets (that must have been fun for the floor staff to enforce). We were lucky to be under the heaters at the front of the line and got seats in the second row.

The no pictures, no talking and no heckling signs were up everywhere and overall the crowd was well behaved. There was lots of interaction towards the end that was borderline heckling, but he brought that on himself (asking questions, taking requests, calling on individuals, etc.). I wish our audience would have asked smarter questions, but it was still cool to see him be so open.

The start of the show was a little more scripted – like a regular prepared stand up routine. He talked about the incident in Hartford, his family and even pulled out Lil Wayne a few times (the Lil Wayne CSI bit was one of my favorites of the night, as was his Eddie Vedder impersonation). We really didn’t get any of his regular Chappelle Show sketch characters, though.

As the night went on, he kept smoking and drinking and basically ran out of prepared material. The last hour or so was basically just him talking about whatever popped into his head – Purple Rain, Prince, Minneapolis, movies, strip clubs. At first I was a little disappointed to not see more prepared stuff, but after it was over, I felt like I had just hung out with a good friend all night.

He’s Rick James, bitch!

Habitual line-stepper

Posted Sunday, November 10th, 2013 12:28 pm GMT -6 in Links,Music,Pop Culture,Television at 12:28 PM

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/iuegla/chappelle-s-show-true-hollywood-stories—rick-james-pt–1

Lyle Lanley

Posted Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 03:29 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 3:29 PM

You know, a town with money’s a little like the mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it!

David Byrne on NYC

Posted Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 02:03 pm GMT -6 in Art,History,Links,Pop Culture,Travel at 2:03 PM

http://creativetimereports.org/2013/10/07/david-byrne-will-work-for-inspiration/

New office awesomeness

Posted Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 06:06 pm GMT -6 in Family,Movies,Pop Culture at 6:06 PM

Murray, kid one, kid two

Almost as good as the Weinermobile

Posted Sunday, September 29th, 2013 04:18 pm GMT -6 in Food,Pop Culture at 4:18 PM

The Peepsmobile, Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis

No Ordinary Hamster

Posted Saturday, September 21st, 2013 09:26 pm GMT -6 in Links,Pop Culture,Television,Video at 9:26 PM

Space Tower

Posted Saturday, August 31st, 2013 03:58 pm GMT -6 in Pop Culture at 3:58 PM

It’s been years since I went on that – wonder if it has AC?

 

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