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Category: Weird Stuff

My unconventional crowd funding campaign: maternity leave! »

Hello, Duluthians! I am running an unconventional sort of crowdfunding campaign and I need your help. I’m crowdfunding my maternity leave.

My due date is today, and when the baby comes, I will begin six weeks of unpaid maternity leave. I not only have to figure out how to pay the bills while I’m off, but also how to attend my best friend’s wedding in Colorado, which I am a bridesmaid in. Saving up for this hasn’t been an option, with our budget being inadequate as it is, so I am taking a leap and trying something creative.
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10 Slo-Mo Backflips at the Rock Beach »

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Remembering duluthtourism.com »

It’s probably not worth remembering this, but an image from it resides in PDD’s archives and the controversy surrounding it occurred ten years ago this month, so we’ll give it passing mention.

There once was a satirical website at duluthtourism.com that was far more sophomoric than funny, but famously raised the ire of Duluth’s then-mayor Herb Bergson, who asked the city attorney to look into the legal means to have the site shut down.
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Park Point fox too friendly? »

Last night we had a very interesting encounter with a sweet little fox. The fox went to run in front of our truck and then changed it’s mind and cowered on the side of the road. I then grabbed out my handy dandy camera to photograph him. At first he was a little farther away and as I was snapping away he started running at me! I was actually a bit scared and I hurried up and hopped in my truck. He didn’t leave, he lingered right by our truck. It seemed like he needed or wanted something from us. I was wondering if he was hungry and looking for food. I felt that the situation was abnormal. Thoughts?

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Coaxing a half-drowned dragonfly off the camera »

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Thumbs Up Review of the Captain America Movies, plus: Race and Gender in Comic Books »

My review of Captain America 1&2 springboards into a professorial dissertation about race and gender in comic book characters.

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Grandma’s Marathon 2014 – The Double »

After seeing the post last summer about Eric Strand running the Grandma’s “Double” (3 a.m. from the finish line to the start, then runs the race) I’ve been waiting for Eric’s 2014 installment. Here it is, another excellent video showing a great inside look at the people of the race: the runners, the volunteers and the spectators. Good job, Duluth!

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Poseidon of Lester River »

  • Water-bug shadow crosses the figure @ :34
  • Minnow attack @ :43
  • Minnow head-butts a baby crayfish two times @ 1:05
  • Crayfish says aw screw it @ 1:26
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Ten Flips at the Deeps »

Gettin’ tired towards the end there.

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Benevolent God to Crayfish and Minnows of Lester River »

Two crayfish, an alpha and a beta who was a little smaller. (more…)

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Aquaman vs. Brian »

OK Brian the Slackline Master won but I risked more.

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I Found Myself Stuck in an Experimental Film »

Vincent Gargiulo here with a new short film that I shot in Duluth and Superior last June when I was in town for the Duluth is Horrible premiere. It’s part of my upcoming bigger film, Fantastic but also works as a stand-alone piece. If interested, you can watch and find out more of the bigger film at fearofdisney.com. Enjoy. Rated R for Really Artsy.

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Greetings from Duluth, GA! »

This photo is of me last April. I was driving through the Atlanta area on a road trip and had to visit our little colony of the south. It was a strange place. Has any other Duluthian ever been there?

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I cleared the harbor of ice singlehandedly. You’re welcome! »

Here’s how I did it.

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What the heck!? »

This little gem was spotted while driving up 18th Avenue East. What is happening? Does anybody have any inside information?
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A Visit to the Dollhouse Store »

Thanks to Bev at Teeny Weeny Miniature Cottage for letting me shoot this video in her store (2031 W. Superior St., Duluth).

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Playing with Late May Ice »

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Mystery Cable? »

While stopped at the stoplight at Superior Street and Second Avenue East this morning, I noticed a cable strung diagonally across the intersection. The cable is strung between Old City Hall and the Temple Opera building. It is a plain steel cable, not holding up any sort of utility cable. The cable looks fairly old, based upon the brackets fastened to the buildings. Anyone have any idea as to it’s purpose?  Lightning? Keeping one of the buildings from falling over? Old traffic signals?

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Ice Chunks Floating By »

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Tangled Rebar »

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