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Posted Monday, August 20th, 2018 12:32 pm GMT -5 in Television,Travel at 12:32 PM

Thanks a lot, Simpsons

Originally published by DK on August 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm

A Student of History

Posted Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 12:09 am GMT -5 in History,Mini Posts,Schools,Television at 12:09 AM

Back in my high school days, I had the option to take more than your average amount of history classes: Ancient Civilizations, Western Civilizations, American Experience. St. Paul Central’s Quest program was an early precursor to AP and IB type coursework and Mr. Demers, the history teacher, was one of my all-time favorites. I also was a fan of geography, so when you mixed in the opportunity to travel that my mom’s work allowed, history literally came alive for me.

This past week I’ve been watching the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ten-part documentary on the Vietnam War. It amazes me how much I didn’t know about this historical event that played out during my lifetime – especially since my father participated in it directly (and it’s the reason I’m not a native Minnesotan). Now I’m looking forward to lunch with him and having an opportunity to ask questions about a topic we’ve never really discussed much (something I wish I’d done with my grandfather and World War II).

I found it interesting to see so many similarities between then and now politically. We like to think that our current environment is the most divisive ever, but this has really been America for a long time. As Thomas Polgar, the Saigon station chief for the C.I.A. wrote in his last cable from the embassy: “Those who fail to learn from history are forced to repeat it. Let us hope that we will not have another Vietnam experience and that we have learned our lesson.”

Note to self: research how so many Midwest politicians rose to play such prominent roles during this period of history (Humphrey and McCarthy in Minnesota, McGovern in South Dakota).

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2018 at 12:09 am

Fred Rodgers

Posted Thursday, July 5th, 2018 09:48 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:48 PM

Silence is one of the greatest gifts we have…

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2018 at 9:48 pm

Judd Apatow

Posted Saturday, May 26th, 2018 03:45 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Television at 3:45 PM

Garry was the Prince of comedy…

Originally published by DK on May 26, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Glóría Marie Delgado-Pritchett

Posted Sunday, March 18th, 2018 12:30 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 12:30 AM

White people with beards, they ruined everything…

Originally published by DK on March 18, 2018 at 12:30 am

Thanks for the memories

Posted Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 03:34 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture,Television at 3:34 PM

Bob Hope makes an appearance at the Minneapolis VA

Originally published by DK on February 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Not my best side, but OK

Posted Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 02:36 pm GMT -5 in Football,Links,Technology,Television,Work at 2:36 PM

https://www.today.com/video/this-year-s-super-bowl-stadium-flexes-its-high-tech-muscles-1153401411949

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Frigid

Posted Monday, February 5th, 2018 02:52 am GMT -5 in Football,Television,Work at 2:52 AM

This made me laugh

Originally published by DK on February 5, 2018 at 2:52 am

Enjoy the show

Posted Sunday, December 10th, 2017 01:38 pm GMT -5 in Museums,Pop Culture,Television at 1:38 PM

The 2017 British Arrows Awards, Minneapolis

Originally published by DK on December 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm

MOR FUTBAL

Posted Friday, November 24th, 2017 12:42 pm GMT -5 in Football,Television,Work at 12:42 PM

Games 15 through 21

Originally published by DK on November 24, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Nice to have Mary back

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:17 pm GMT -5 in Art,Pop Culture,Television at 11:17 PM

This weather, though…

Originally published by DK on November 14, 2017 at 11:17 pm

My favorite house guest

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 10:02 pm GMT -5 in Family,Television at 10:02 PM

Stranger Things 2 marathon for kid one

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Smeg

Posted Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 10:17 pm GMT -5 in Design,Pop Culture,Television at 10:17 PM

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

Originally published by DK on October 18, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Larry David

Posted Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 08:07 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 8:07 PM

Everyone wants to be the pickle jar hero…

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2017 at 8:07 pm

The Hound

Posted Monday, July 17th, 2017 03:46 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 3:46 PM

You think you’re fooling anyone with that topknot?

Originally published by DK on July 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Valar Morghulis

Posted Monday, July 10th, 2017 09:34 am GMT -5 in Links,Television at 9:34 AM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/entertainment/game-of-thrones/?hpid=hp_no-name_graphic-story-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

Originally published by DK on July 10, 2017 at 9:34 am

Game of Thrones Night

Posted Thursday, July 6th, 2017 08:54 pm GMT -5 in Baseball,Television at 8:54 PM

Too hot, but had to get the T-shirt (not pictured)

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Dr. Jacoby

Posted Monday, June 5th, 2017 09:39 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:39 PM

We’re sinking down deep in the mud, and the fucks are at it again!

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2017 at 9:39 pm

So beautiful (and so sad)

Posted Saturday, May 27th, 2017 12:02 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Television,Video at 12:02 PM
Originally published by DK on May 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Bigger is Better

Posted Saturday, March 25th, 2017 05:23 pm GMT -5 in Personal,Television at 5:23 PM

Taller windows; bigger TV

Originally published by DK on March 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm

I really miss this guy

Posted Monday, March 6th, 2017 10:50 am GMT -5 in Links,Pop Culture,Television at 10:50 AM

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

Originally published by DK on March 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

A Cop in Hot Pants

Posted Saturday, February 4th, 2017 11:52 pm GMT -5 in History,Pop Culture,Television at 11:52 PM

Cleaning and packing can be fun

Originally published by DK on February 4, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Love is All Around

Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 04:19 pm GMT -5 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?

Originally published by DK on January 25, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Comic Book Guy

Posted Saturday, December 17th, 2016 07:08 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 7:08 PM

If said fridge is truly smart, it will be filled with Hot Pockets and bologna by the time I get there…

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm

Phil Dunphy

Posted Friday, December 2nd, 2016 02:22 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 2:22 PM

Okay, Google, show me a video of a kangaroo playing badminton with a pirate…

Originally published by DK on December 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Bernard Lowe

Posted Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 10:33 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:33 PM

I guess people want to read about the things they want the most and experience the least…

Originally published by DK on October 22, 2016 at 10:33 pm

10K resolution is a thing?

Posted Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 09:38 am GMT -5 in Football,Links,Technology,Television,Video at 9:38 AM
Originally published by DK on October 2, 2016 at 9:38 am

Trucks in the house

Posted Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 09:30 am GMT -5 in Football,Technology,Television at 9:30 AM

Monday Night Football broadcast by ESPN

Originally published by DK on October 2, 2016 at 9:30 am

You can call me Al

Posted Monday, September 19th, 2016 02:31 am GMT -5 in Football,Television,Work at 2:31 AM

Al Michaels seems like a cool dude

Originally published by DK on September 19, 2016 at 2:31 am

Are you ready for some football?

Posted Saturday, September 17th, 2016 10:30 am GMT -5 in Football,Television,Work at 10:30 AM

Yes, I think we’re ready

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

Butt-head

Posted Monday, July 25th, 2016 08:46 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 8:46 PM

I’m being what, Ozzy?

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Shag Swag

Posted Sunday, May 8th, 2016 07:31 pm GMT -5 in Art,Fashion,Television at 7:31 PM

This used to be in my room on Lombard Avenue

Originally published by DK on May 8, 2016 at 7:31 pm

Tyrion

Posted Monday, May 2nd, 2016 08:21 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 8:21 PM

That’s what I do. I drink and I know things…

Originally published by DK on May 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Ping Pong in New York

Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2016 06:54 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Television at 6:54 AM

Originally published by DK on April 28, 2016 at 6:54 am

“Prince was the shit”

Posted Friday, April 22nd, 2016 12:48 am GMT -5 in Links,Television,Video at 12:48 AM

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/e748yj/chappelle-s-show-charlie-murphy-s-true-hollywood-stories—prince—uncensored

Originally published by DK on April 22, 2016 at 12:48 am

Hank Kingsley

Posted Thursday, March 24th, 2016 05:47 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 5:47 PM

I mean Larry is a wonderful guy, he’s kind, funny, rich – my god he’s the boss. I’d date him if I could…

Originally published by DK on March 24, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Stavros Milos

Posted Saturday, March 12th, 2016 04:43 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 4:43 PM

You don’t get to be the supermarket king of Minnesota without making a few enemies…

Originally published by DK on March 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm

My first Lowertown Line

Posted Thursday, March 10th, 2016 11:15 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music,Television at 11:15 PM

Cactus Blossoms @ TPT St. Paul with MK

Originally published by DK on March 10, 2016 at 11:15 pm

Violet

Posted Monday, March 7th, 2016 09:32 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:32 PM

It’s good to be in love, whatever age…

Originally published by DK on March 7, 2016 at 9:32 pm

Uncle Deadly

Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 12:10 am GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 12:10 AM

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

Originally published by DK on February 24, 2016 at 12:10 am

From the TV to my desk

Posted Monday, February 8th, 2016 08:03 am GMT -5 in Food,Television at 8:03 AM

Puppymonkeybaby for Midnight Grape Kickstart

Originally published by DK on February 8, 2016 at 8:03 am

Meredith

Posted Saturday, February 6th, 2016 10:53 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:53 PM

There are a lot of better places out there…

Originally published by DK on February 6, 2016 at 10:53 pm

Tom Branson

Posted Monday, February 1st, 2016 10:37 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:37 PM

Long live our own Queen Mary…

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Homer

Posted Friday, January 22nd, 2016 08:15 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 8:15 PM

Siri, tell Amazon to drone me a beer…

Originally published by DK on January 22, 2016 at 8:15 pm

Our cruise director tonight

Posted Saturday, January 16th, 2016 08:26 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Pop Culture,Television at 8:26 PM

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

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Making a Hamburglar

Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 08:33 am GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Television at 8:33 AM

Couldn’t resist…

Originally published by DK on January 6, 2016 at 8:33 am

Bubble & Squeak

Posted Sunday, December 13th, 2015 03:43 pm GMT -5 in Art,Museums,Television at 3:43 PM

The 2015 British Arrows @ Walker

Originally published by DK on December 13, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Ed Blumquist

Posted Thursday, November 19th, 2015 11:14 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 11:14 PM

Heck, hon, did you bring the deer home?

Originally published by DK on November 19, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Where My Country Gone?

Posted Sunday, November 8th, 2015 09:15 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:15 PM

Is that it, you’ve got maple fever?

Originally published by DK on November 8, 2015 at 9:15 pm

2015 Swag

Posted Thursday, October 1st, 2015 05:11 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Movies,Television,Travel at 5:11 PM

Winter is Coming

Originally published by DK on October 1, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Khaleesi loves me

Posted Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 05:17 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Television,Travel at 5:17 PM

Game of Thrones slots from ATI

Originally published by DK on September 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Kermit

Posted Friday, September 25th, 2015 08:12 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 8:12 PM

If I stand up straight, it goes away, doesn’t it?

Originally published by DK on September 25, 2015 at 8:12 pm

Animal

Posted Thursday, September 24th, 2015 10:18 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:18 PM

Too many women, too many towns…

Originally published by DK on September 24, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Bazinga!

Posted Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Television at 5:00 PM

Big Bang Theory slots coming soon – leery of the demographic fit

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The Downton Lights

Posted Sunday, August 30th, 2015 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music,Television at 6:40 PM

Chris Lynch with Anna and Mr. Bates @ the tpt stage

Originally published by DK on August 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Sookie is Mine

Posted Monday, August 17th, 2015 05:49 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Television at 5:49 PM

True Blood slots @ Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Monkey Man has arrived

Posted Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 04:08 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Television at 4:08 PM

Four new Sons of Anarchy slots @ Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Kids in the Hall at the State

Posted Friday, May 29th, 2015 07:44 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Television at 7:44 PM

Shortly after I staggered across the finish line at the Superior Spring 50K in Lutsen, I hopped in the car and drove south as fast as I legally could to catch the Kids in the Hall at the State Theater in Minneapolis. The tickets said it started at 8:00pm, so my extra slow race made it a lot tighter than I planned. Ended up missing the first two and a half sketches, but I was glad I told Colleen to drive on her own and meet me there.

We had really great seats this time: main floor center, row B, with two seats right on the aisle. That made it easy for me to sneak in with an usher during a quick break and I really liked being so close. This wasn’t really the second row (there were two rows in the orchestra pit), but it was fun to really see all of their facial expressions without having to use a pair of binoculars. We both parked at the new “secret” ramp at the end of Hennepin, since everything else was full due to the Piano Man also performing at Target Center that evening.

It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years since we saw them last at the Orpheum (April 26, 2008). It’s even harder to believe that Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson formed the troupe in 1984 (the TV show ran from 1988 to 1994). The sketches on this Tour 2015 included a mix of new, including a few of our favorite characters and sketches:

  • Charles Budderick “Buddy” Cole (Thompson)
  • Gavin (McCulloch)
  • Headcrusher Mr. Tyzik (McKinney)
  • Bruce singing The Daves I Know
  • Running Faggot

Still waiting for The Pit of Ultimate Darkness with Simon and Hecubus, but they told us at the end we may be waiting a while for the next KITH production.

Hope they don’t wait too long…

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Bloodline

Posted Sunday, May 24th, 2015 10:06 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:06 PM

We aren’t bad people, but we did a bad thing…

Originally published by DK on May 24, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Dylan/Sinatra

Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 12:13 pm GMT -5 in Music,Television at 12:13 PM

The hoot of an owl in the sky. Sad though his song, no bluer was he than I. The moon went down, stars were gone. But the sun didn’t rise with the dawn. There wasn’t a thing left to say, the night we called it a day…

Originally published by DK on May 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Malko

Posted Monday, May 18th, 2015 07:30 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 7:30 PM

The dwarf lives until we find a cock merchant…

Originally published by DK on May 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Derek

Posted Friday, April 3rd, 2015 07:11 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 7:11 PM

She’s nice inside and out, like a Cadbury’s Creme Egg…

Originally published by DK on April 3, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Homer Simpson

Posted Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 09:38 am GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 9:38 AM

You couldn’t fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had an electrified fooling machine…

Originally published by DK on April 1, 2015 at 9:38 am

Dowager Countess

Posted Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 10:00 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 10:00 PM

You know me – never complain, never explain…

Originally published by DK on March 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Yabba Dabba Doo Bonus

Posted Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 11:21 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Pop Culture,Television at 11:21 PM

New Flintstones slot machines @ Fortune Bay

Originally published by DK on February 18, 2015 at 11:21 pm

Nick Ocean

Posted Monday, February 16th, 2015 10:56 am GMT -5 in Pop Culture,Quotes,Television at 10:56 AM

You bastard Jaws!

Originally published by DK on February 16, 2015 at 10:56 am

Chief Wiggum

Posted Sunday, February 1st, 2015 12:21 pm GMT -5 in Disney,Quotes,Television at 12:21 PM

Spoken like a kid who’s never lived in a non-FastPass world…

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Violet Crawley

Posted Friday, January 30th, 2015 04:31 pm GMT -5 in Quotes,Television at 4:31 PM

…however much the couple may strive to be honest, no one is ever in possession of the facts…

Originally published by DK on January 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm

The replacement has arrived

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 08:36 am GMT -5 in Shopping,Technology,Television at 8:36 AM

First new TV in seven years

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2015 at 8:36 am

Busted

Posted Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Television at 6:33 PM

Sons of Anarchy slot machine marketing campaign from Aristocrat

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2015 at 6:33 pm
 

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