schmood1971 Posts

Dangerous backpacks?

I bike most places, and almost always wear my backpack because it has everything I might need. I decided to take in a movie at the Duluth 10 theater, and biked down as usual. Also as usual I locked my bike to the only thing within two blocks of the theater that you can lock a bike to, which is the H.C. parking sign post. I proceeded in to pay for my ticket and was informed that I couldn’t take my backpack in. That is where my beef begins.

Twelve Years a Slave

Does anybody else think that the local Marcus Theater movie selection blows?

I was really hoping to see Twelve Years a Slave on the big screen, and I was waiting patiently. Apparently it isn’t going to be shown in Duluth/Hermantown because we need Thor to be shown on seven screens instead, and because Jackass Grandpa needs to run for a month.

Did I just totally miss it or something? I at least hoped Zinema 2 would pick it up, but I haven’t seen it there either.

Looking for help mixing a CD

I know there are a lot of music recording folks out there in the PDD community, so I am posting this plea for help.

I participate in a number of drum circles with a dear friend. I had discussed making a CD of some of our sessions for her to send to her sister. My friend has fallen ill, so now time seems to be of the essence.

Duluth-area car clubs and/or meets

I would like to make some connections with local classic car folks here in Duluth/Superior, but there is a distinct lack of information about any groups on the web (probably because car guys aren’t often computer guys too). I am looking for general interest meets or clubs, as opposed to a specific make clubs or, for instance, street-rod-only clubs.

I happened by the West Duluth McDonald’s last summer and there was a group of nice cars gathered there. Is that a regular “come if you got’em” kind of event? I also know there are car shows on Superior Street, at the KIA Drag Race and in Gary during the summer, but who do you have to know to be a part of those shows?
Anybody here have affiliation with any of these groups, or contacts? Or do you just have to drive around in your awesome car and hope to get “tapped” by a scout?

For the love of music

I understand the novelty of closing a street and having live music. I applaud the city and the organizers for putting such shindigs together. However, I think that the person who decided that it is a good idea to close Superior Street downtown and in front of Fitger’s, at the same time, on a weekday, during rush hour, is a complete idiot and should be fired.

This isn’t the first time they have done that, but apparently “the decider” comes nowhere near the area during the closures, or he/she would see the traffic chaos and downright anger created by doing so.

Am I completely wrong on this, or do most people think it is acceptable to gridlock a major traffic flow for the sake of novelty? I know I could “lighten up,” and I would if I knew it was an oversight or mistake by the organizer, but really? Did ya’ not think of that?

Open Drum Circle in Duluth

When: Friday, May 6, 7-9pm.

What: An open drum circle for hand drums and percussion instruments. Un-facilitated free drumming to suit the soul. A brief (2 minute) candle lighting ceremony is held at the beginning of the event.

Where: 835 W. College St. (The Unitarian Universalist Church between UMD and St. Scholastica).

Who: Open to all abilities and intents. Open to all ages (but children should be supervised).

Why: For fun and enjoyment. To feed the spirit. To release the angst. To share and learn.

 Cost: Free.

Honking tree to become a lighthouse.

So, the DNT announced today that the felled honking tree will be re-born as a lighthouse sculpture. Gee, I bet it will be WAY neater than all the other lighthouse yard-art, trinkets, resin statuettes, and other lighthouse crap that is peddled out of Two Harbors each year. Who was the bedazzeled, animal-print wearing greyhair that made that decision? I think I would rather see the great log burned in a bonfire.