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August 31, 2006

Flak Jackets on Lake Superior

Did anybody read this in today's paper? Granted, the majority of the article is about Lake Michigan's zones, but there's mention of Lake Superior, too... what is up with that? Guess I'd better start wearing my flak jacket next time I go out on the water...

duluth/superior glbtqai pride starts tonight


mayor's reception & art show: unapologetic
depot great hall
5-8 pm
cash bar
2 free drink tickets & apps while they last
music by the very people

check pdd calender or www.dspride.com for full weekend schedule

August 30, 2006

Transistor End of Summer Mixer


Carmody Irish Pub & The Red Lion Lounge both nights!
Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd * 21+ * $5 for the whole weekend

10:30pm - Jerree Small Band
11:30pm - Mary Bue
12:30am - Azure Du Jour

10:00pm - Wet Dog
11:00pm - Hotel Coral Essex
12:00am - the Keep Aways

10:00pm - the Acceleratii
11:00pm - S.N.A.F.U.B.A.R.
12:30am - Crew Jones

09:30pm - the DTs
10:00pm - the Supreme Rockers
11:30pm - the Black Labels

Party Saturday

Badminton begins @ 2pm at the Gonzo Science manse and grounds, keg provided courtesy of the Transistor. After dark we will be projecting animation on the side of the little old lady's house across the street. Bring badminton racquets/birdies/h'ors d'oerves/more beer if you want (none of that required duh). See you there. Somebody be sure and tell Dana C. and Devin the Scotsman. Thank you ~

Stolen Gear

Ok, this isn't local and the chances that this stuff ends up here are pretty slim, but I got this email and feel compelled to at least try and help one of my favorite bands ever recover their gear. Last time I saw them Murph gave my 13 year-old cousin (attending his first rock show ever) his drum sticks and J gave him a pick, so please help these dudes if you can.




Dinosaur Jr.'s gear was stolen last night, Tuesday, August 26, from their trailer, which was parked outside of their hotel in Long Island City, New York.

The band humbly requests that their music industry friends and colleagues help spread the word and keep their eyes out for the stolen gear. They ask that you contact their management at 303.998.0001 with any information.

The list of missing gear and their descriptions are as follows:

1959 Fender Jazzmaster SN# 38927 - decal coming off. cracked headstock at top near low E peg. color black with purple/bluish sparkle coming through. adonized pick guard gold metal. tuneomatic bridge gold, tuning pegs gold.

1961-3 Fender Jazzmaster SN# 62012 - purple sparkle, black pickup covers. headstock repaired, a whole new piece of wood was glued on for the top part of the headstock under the tuners and up a 1/2" , along the whole top of the headstock. gold tuneomatic bridge, gold tuners

1964-5 Fender Jazzmaster SN# L21581 - orange, white pearl pickguard, stickers all over it, original tuners.

Fender Purple Jazzmaster new SN# R074329 - purple sparkle with matching headstock gold adonized guard tuneomatic bridge.

Rory Gallagher Stratocaster new SN# R25507 - has a big gold grover tuning peg on low E

Rickenbacker 197? Fireglo Bass SN# 4001 - checker-board binding.

B.C. Rich Warlock Bass SN# 4242413

[1] Paiste 20" 2002 medium
[1] Paiste 20" giant beat
[1] Paiste 20" 2002 crash
[2] Paiste 19" 2002 crash
[2] Paiste 15" 2002 sound edge top hi-hats
[1] 15" 2002 sound edge bottom hi-hats

- Also a Custom pedal board with custom audio electronics RS-10 foot controller, Teese RNC2 wah pedal, boss stage tuner, mute box, and cables

- And one black backpack with Sony headphones, tools, etc.

Finally, a serious call to action


So, I mentioned this before, but now there is a Web site dedicated to convincing the Minnesota Vikings to change their kickoff music to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song.”

Let's make this happen, for the good of humanity. Join the fight!

The Duluth Police Have A Secret Stash

From the Trib:

"...Goerdt also uncovered a dozen marijuana plants growing in western Duluth.

The pot wasn't growing off an ATV trail. And she didn't find it in the woods.

Goerdt found the marijuana growing in a planter near the front door of the West Duluth police substation.

You might say she was paying attention."

Linky goodness.

August 29, 2006

A Three Hour Tour...


Now, you too can own the SS Minnow.

August 28, 2006

Bloody Art?

Have you ever been to the Gas Light Fine Bar and Cocktail Room in Sandstone? It is housed within a cool little ... get this ... *sandstone* building ... it used to be the old bank... and has very interesting and peculiar insides... including the patrons. On this first trip... after hiking at Banning State Park... We ran into this guy... making an entire row of Bloody Mary's... now I am not an expert on the Bloody's... however, this guy appeared to have it down to an art. Fun to watch... I wonder what they taste like? I had the Guinness on tap.


Bloody Art at the Gas Light. Sandstone, MN.

Attention, People of Earth!


Talented writer/exceptional blogger/professional asskicker Christa Lawler is turning one year older this week. And we need to celebrate that. Shit, we need to celebrate in general.

Thursday, August 31 | 11-ish
The Pioneer Bar | 323 W. First Street
* Bring Money *

August 27, 2006

Through the Viewfinder.

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I am obsessed with shooting through the viewfinder of my old Duaflex camera. There are many great examples of this technique on Flickr.

Isn't it about time for a Flickr photowalk?

fourteen points...

courtesy of da plummah...


Dining Room Table For Sale.


Hello PDD land. I am selling my Dining Room table and 6 chairs. This table is solid wood and weighs a ton. The leaves on each end slide out and lock into place to allow for seating up to 10. I refinished the top a couple of years ago and overall the finish is in pretty good shape. I also reglued 5 of the 6 chairs recently but have not gotten around to replacing the fabric.

I love this table but it just doesn't fit in so well at the A-Frame and we bought a more modern table yesterday. So if you are at all interested drop me an email and I can send more photos or arrange a viewing. I am asking $600.00/b.o.

Have a good day!

August 26, 2006

Portrait of Chicken - backyard, Eugene, OR


Seeking Gram Parsons Fans


I've been asked to get the word out to local musicians about an upcoming Gram Parsons tribute show that's in the works. It's tentatively scheduled at Amazing Grace on Sunday, Nov. 5th. If you wanna participate, get in touch with Terry McCarthy at [email protected].

August 25, 2006

sex... terror... sex... terror

I’m sure people are aware that the Plan B contraceptive was just approved for over the counter sale.

So, I woke up this morning and the DNT headlines scream “Northland Divided Over Plan B” (paraphrasing). Seems “abortion rights” groups hail it as a benefit to women’s health, and “abortion foes” see it as an invitation to promiscuity.

Now see this is why I want to slap every third person I meet. 1.) This isn’t an abortion issue, it is last minute contraception. And 2) I guess this confirms it once and for all eh? People are afraid of sex. Invitation to promiscuity? Give me a break, outside of non-consensual contact there are only two legit physical reasons not to have sex, pregnancy and illness . Plan B is not designed for everyday use, but it will dramatically reduce the fear of unwanted pregnancy. Big yay for that. Adults can have that much more control over their sex lives +++. And teen sex? Guess what, it happens and will continue to happen. If you want to minimize risks, be involved in raising your kids, teach them to use condoms, and be responsible. And… oh my… this will help against that dreaded teen pregnancy won’t it? Guess people will have to find a different scapegoat other then those unwed teen moms, how will we ever be able to instantly judge the morals of girls if they can have sex AND not have children!!! OMFG. Lord knows we don’t seem to have difficulty in finding new ways to be judgmental and critical of one another, so I’m sure equilibrium will be restored soon enough

Footnotes: (1-There may be many legit mental, social and religious reasons dependant on circumstances.
2- I am aware there are sometimes physical defects that may make sex painful or impossible, but this is a rare thing and other than noting it does not apply)

August 24, 2006

alice took a powder


The State Champs rock the block today

Check out The State Champs this evening in Duluth on Superior Street near the Tech Center. 5pm to 7pm. They're gonna block the block so we can rock the rock!

Hazel's Celebrity Look-Alikes

So... a friend sent me this site: My Heritage and although you have to register to use it (it's free) they have this awesome celebrity face recognition fun thing where you upload a picture of yourself and it tells you what celebrities you look the most like... so I uploaded Hazel's picture and here is the result:

Click here to create your own Celebrity Collage on MyHeritage<br />
 - best site for your family tree and photos

I think she's destined to be a musician, what do you think?

August 23, 2006



Wednesdays at the Red Star w/ Oberg, Vincent Cadillac, myself and the closest thing you can get to legal absinthe in the States. 11pm. Wear a suit.

August 22, 2006


I need one of those, too. A cheap one. Really cheap. And big enough for a tall person. Unload it here.


I need one. Got one for sale? Let me know.


There is not many more things more fustrating than having to replace the major insides of your computer, and doing it yourself.

August 21, 2006

Hot tub?

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So I need to sell this hot tub. It's a year old and works and looks like new. Hey look it has cool LED color changing lights! I just need the cash so this is the first to go. It was $6000 new so don't get any ideas that i'm selling it for much less then that. e-mail me with any questions. [email protected]


John Holden and Ca-chee going away party.

315 N Lake Ave Apt # 328



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Swill: before & after
Paintings by Sarah Brokke
at the Washington Studios Galleries
315 N. Lake Avenue

Free Opening Reception: Friday, September 8th, 6-8pm
Exhibition up through the end of September
Gallery open Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm
You can call 218-726-0341 or email [email protected]
to set up a more convenient showing time.

Hope to see you there!

August 20, 2006

Earthbound Benefit


Earthbound Benefit - Please circulate widely!

Please join us to raise awareness and funding for the Earthbound, a gathering to bring together Native and non-Native people who share concerns about the Earth.

Sunday August, 27th
Washington Studios, 4th St. Access
315 Lake Ave. N., Duluth

We will be showing four films throughout the day. Access to the "theater" will be 20 minutes before and after each showing and throughout dinner at the fourth street entrance to the building. Suggested donation $10 (more if you can, no one will be turned away).

2:30: "Maqilapolis", about (and by) workers in Tijuana's assembly factories (68min).
4:00: "Venezuela Bolivariana: People of the Fourth World War" (90min).
5:30: Potluck Supper
7:30: "Business of Fancydancing" (100min).
9:30: TBA (Incident at Oglala or Smoke Signals or others)

The Earthbound gathering will be held on September 22-25 at YMCA Camp Warren, 3726 Miller Trunk Rd, Eveleth, MN, the event is free. Contact 1-800-619-3772 ext. 1 or http://earthboundmn.livejournal.com for more information or if you wish to make a donation.

August 18, 2006

Want to make $100???

Lydia is having a party...for her and the other girls that came here a year ago with her from China. Baci and Patrice are hosting all the families here in Duluth next Saturday (Aug. 26th) at Layfette Square on Park Point. Well, we decided that we'd like to hire someone to help us with the food -- We'll plan and go buy all the stuff but having someone to "wrangle" it would be a geat stress relief. Interested? We got a crisp c-note with your name on it..cbacigalupo_at_gmail_dot_com.

Whats that spring in your step?

Why it's this new RUBBER SIDEWALK! Save trees, $ and the planet all at the same time!


Country star accused of illegally killing tame bear
reported from Duluth, MN

Ted Nugent all of a sudden seems real honorable.

August 17, 2006

Paradise on the Dashboard



I found these two cars parked within about 50 feet of each other. I wonder if the owners will ever meet and find romance. (Or maybe they'd clash.)

Anyway, which do you find more stylin'?

"Everybody's Got the Right"

..to party.

....and to their own opinion about Renegade's production of Assassins.

Here's mine

August 16, 2006

So there is this art opening tomorrow

Pizza Lucé

opening: thursday aug 17th 7pm -9pm
show closes: sept 13th

great art from 20 lake superior underground artists, including Bridget
Riversmith, Jeredt Runions, Gary Reed...

Small job setting up a website

I'm looking for someone with experience in CMS/blog software for a small freelance job-- anyone interested? Write me for details at skilduma {at} msu {dot} edu

Merry PEZmass

I freakn' love the Duluth Public Library's annual sale! ....And I freakn' love PDD!

I got the most awesome PEZ Christmas Cards for a $1 per package (bought all 3).
It was someone who knows me from PDD that told me about them. So thank you, mystery woman!!

I also bought quite a few books...
Sale's on tomorrow, and Friday is $3 per bag day! (Thanks for the correction, Cathy)

DAI Artist Nexus

Duluth Art Institute
Artist Nexus
Meetings: Every first Wed. of the month
First Meeting: Wed., Sept. 6, 2006
6:30-8 pm
DAI Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.


network | collaborate | support | conceptualize

Meetings will have an open structure and may transform in the future, depending on the group. We encourage artists to bring ideas ranging from technical to conceptual. Bring current work or just yourself and a food to share if you wish. Everyone including artists of all ages, skill levels and mediums are welcome.

Contact: [email protected] for more info.

Image by: bathsheba.com

August 15, 2006

Hall of Mayors on the wall, who's the fairest to grace City Hall?


Ben Boo. No contest.

Roast dem beans!


We're giving the second of three public tours at work (for those who don't know: Alakef Coffee 1330 E. Superior St.) on Aug 25th at 10:00 a.m.(the next is in late Sept., if you miss this one). Pre register for the tour is required...question? register? give the office a ring @ 218.724.6849.

If you ever wanted to know how...here's a chance to find out! Impress your friends at your next party by tossing out coffee facts like marshmellows at a Grateful Dead show setbreak!

August 14, 2006

Motherfuckin' Snakes on a Motherfuckin' Ore Boat


As I'm sure you all know, the best new movie of the summer, Snakes on a Plane, is coming out on Friday. If you're as excited about this as I am, come on down to Quinlan's on Friday around 8pm so we can get good and liquored up before the show. Also, I think we should all bring some rubber snakes with us to launch onto the other movie goers at a predetermined moment. If anybody wants to dress up as a snake or a plane or Samuel L. Jackson, that would be amazing. See all you motherfuckers there.

I Need a Woodsmith

My beloved Speed Graphic is in need of a new lens board or four. They are incredibly simple to make for anyone with basic woodworking skills & tools. I've made them in the past when I've had access to nice table saws and such that are equipment with guides and whatnot, but have recently come to terms with the fact that I am completely inept with the hand tools I have available, and don't want to buy anything fancy for one little project. For someone with the materials, tools and/or skill, they shouldn't take more then an hour of your time build.

The blueprints are here (See, I said they're simple), and would be willing to exchange several of them for maybe some of my prints, or a few government issued George Washington portraits.

Art show?

So, I've been thinking. There are a lot of photographers here, of different intensities. Who would be interested in a group show? I'm thinking as many people as possible, subject matter is open, but severely limited in piece size (that's the hook, so to speak) so, dependant on number of group members you/we could have many many pieces but each would be no bigger than ...? 2x3? 4x5?
The idea being that one could cover entire wall(s) in lots of images.

Now, of course I don't have a venue, but if enough people are interested I could start digging for one.

I would hope and desire that people from all levels of picture taking would participate.

Ideally I'm thinkin' 10+ people but would consider 8 a minimal point to start with.

So… if you are interested say so below, or drop me a line at edgeways(at)gmail(dot)com.

Oh, and if any of you have suggestions as to which venues may be good to scope out (if this happens) for this I’d appreciate suggestions as well.

Just a Wesley Crusher....

If you haven't been paying attention, ST:TNG teen heartthrob Wil Wheaton has grown up and started writing, playing poker and well, being an all-around geek. I thought it would be a lot of fun to have Wil come and read from his novel "Just A Geek," so I invited him.

Now, to get him here, it's up to all of you to help vote - the more interest he sees, the more likely he will come. So Go sign up and vote! You know you want to....

Puffs, Pebbles, or Krispies?

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August 13, 2006

100,000th mile club


No way Paul! My car also made 100,000 this weekend. Somewhere in Wisconsin, I managed to capture the very moment while driving. I guess they never intended the 1989 Grand Marquis to last past 99,999 as it now looks like I'm driving a brand new car!

Milestone Missed


When you have a digital odometer, it's not as much fun to hit the 100,000-mile mark. Still, I was looking forward to it.

Then, the weekend got busy with Hairball concerts and time capsule openings and whatnot, and the next thing I knew, I had missed my car's milestone moment.

Share my pain, PDD. Share my pain.

August 12, 2006

We are not Terrorists...

While out and about on the Superior Hiking Trail near Schroeder... I happened upon a camp site... the inhabitants called us over by shouting "We are not terrorists... " It was Jimi, Ben, Tom, Levi. Fractals. Kickin' it on the SHT. We cracked open our lunch, and asked if they would play... Cool. The Fractals in the Forest. Or were they the Drunks of Hubbard? Either way, we like it just fine.


Jam Session on the SHT

The Meat Purveyors are breaking up

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The news is on their MySpace page (I'm not sure the link will work)

I was just talking about their "round and round" cover at the Hairball concert last night.

August 11, 2006

Coming to an Art Institute Near You....

So it's not until October, but it's the first day in October and it's really exciting so I'm posting it now for the sake of your calendars and I'll certainly post it later....


October 1, 2006
Duluth Art Institute's Lincoln Park Building
Time: TBA


CALVIN JOHNSON (beat happening/K records founder)


PHIL ELVERUM (the microphones/mt. eerie)

in somewhat related news
Adrian Orange/Thanksgiving is coming back to town on October 14th.
He'll be playing in our livingroom again and you should all come over.

Food on sticks

And chesse curds
And carnival rides
And barnyard animals

And Hairball
Tonight, 7 p.m.
The South St. Louis County Fair, Proctor

The ball is round...

arunlolarunabol4.jpg"The ball is round, a game lasts 90 minutes, everything else is pure theory. Off we go!"

One of my favorite movies of all time is playing at the Playground Saturday night at 7:30. Alas, I cannot go, but you should. If you have never seen Run Lola Run you really should. It really deserves to be seen on a big screen with a really good sound system, but you can see it at the Playground anyway and approximate it.

Cheaper Whale Watching

Man, I really can't compete with the Telly Savalas post.... but in the interests of public safety:

Tom: [when Kate leaves] I have done it, she is gone! Now I can raise you movies the way I want to! Mwa ha ha, ha ha, ha!
[kids stare blankly]
Tom: C'mon, Dad's in charge now, you can... eat candy for breakfast, sleep in, wear shoes in the house, it'll be great!
[kids continue to stare blankly. Tom finally gives up]
Tom: Yeah, I know, let's go outside and watch "Cheaper By The Dozen" tonight at Leif Erickson starting at 8:27pm. Don't forget to bring the blankets and bugspray!

Next week: "Sleepless in Seattle"

But let's say you don't want to watch outdoor movies... perhaps you would rather do this:

Lake Superior Whale Watching

August 10, 2006

The Holy Grail

Some time ago, Barrett set forth a challenge, promising great rewards to anyone who could locate a legendary Duluth tourism spot featuring Telly Savalas.
There was a lot of discussion about whose attic, basement or catacombs to search. Well, our Little Buddy mike has come through for all of us. He spent time that should have been spent writing health care ads digging through Howard Klatzky's basement. And he's posted not only the Telly Savales ad, but also the Gilligan and Skipper ad and 3 Al Franken/Tom Davis ads.

So Barrett, does Mike get the great rewards, or Howard?

Computer Stuff Must Go

I have a box full of computer software and hardware that I need to ditch. Where is a good place to dump this stuff? Preferbly for recycling, but I could do the safely disposing thing as well.

As an added bonus, here is something for the folks with a freaky fetish about Japenese culture.

who is the philthiest person alive???


August 09, 2006

Antiques Roadshow: Duluth Heights


While poking around in my fireplace trap, I found this can of 3.2% Fitger's Beer. Does anyone know when this was made? What about insurance value? The condition is probably 7 out of 10.

"Have you ever considered shooting Franklin Roosevelt?"

Hairball and Cheese Curds

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Hairball is playing at the South Saint Louis County Fair in Proctor this Friday, 7 p.m.

I have yet to see them, and I haven't had fried cheese curds yet this summer, so I'll be there! I think a big group of PDDers should go. What does one wear to a Hairball Concert at a county fair?

August 08, 2006

Have they ever seen the show?

Zephram Cochrane's from Colorado? Okay, fine.

The UFP Arrowhead insignia on a pre-NCC-1701 interstellar probe? I guess.

NX-01? Apologies, excuses, and a bikini-clad Vulcan.


This is asking too much.


I... I... I'm literally trembling with rage and fear... almost. It's a kind of nerd rage and dweeb fear.

(For the uninitiated, the latest entry in the ongoing and calculated destruction of the Star Trek franchise posits that Kirk and Spock meet at Starfleet Academy... and presumably have all sorts of crazy adventures. Though much of the cannon considers that Spock was the science officer under Captain Pike and possibly even Captain April, and that Spock and Captain Kirk did not meet until Kirk assumed command of the Enterprise.)


Why is it that Subway restaurant employees have stopped asking people if they want their sandwiches "for here" or "to go"? They don't even have trays at Subway anymore. All sandwiches are prepared to go, which means they wrap them in paper and shove them in a plastic bag.

You take the bag from them, walk four feet away to a table, remove the sandwich and eat it, then throw the bag away.

Sure, you can tell them not to put it in a bag, but the majority of people don't. I often don't because I forget until its too late. Besides, you shouldn't have to keep them from being wasteful. It should be up to the company to be responsible citizens, not its patrons.

It's a Moving Party!


In 30 minutes or so V-NIck and I will be taking possession of a lovely new home. At noon we are picking up a 14' moving van and we were wondering if any of you PDD'ers would like to give a helping hand around 5pm today. We should have a lions share of the work done by then but we could use some help with the furniture and such. Some sort of food and beer bribe will be offered. Plus you get an early preview of the new home and VIP status at the house warming party. We will be at 1217 E 5th St at 5pm and if we are not there just head up the hill 2 blocks to 1201 E 7th St.

OK, now we are off to sign our names a 100 times!

August 07, 2006

Why, God? Why?


NOW I'm afraid.

My son is from an alternate universe

Today’s mom-and-son morning banter:

Purple: “We need to comb your hair because it’s sticking straight up in the back; you look like a rooster.”

LP: “No I don’t. I look geeky.”
Purple: “You’ll still look geeky after we comb it.”

(Combing of hair happens)

LP: “Now I don’t look geeky AT ALL!!!”
(Stomps to couch where he sits and sulks)

LP: “You’ll never let me be a geek, dork or dweeb!!”

PDD Links

So I just made this whole new thing, and man it would be nice to get some help.

Introducing: PDD Links.

What I would like to do is provide a venue where we could literally have a link to every single website of relevance in the Twin Ports region.

Do you want to help?

Click the link to see the many ways in which you can help.

And email me with whatever ideas for improvement you might have. Let's get this party started. It's about time.

August 05, 2006

Uncle Barbie on the radio!

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Our good friend Mark aka Uncle Barbie is now part of the Mix 108FM, Morning Show with Corey & Laura as their new “Life Coach Doctor”

Just call (218) 740-2649 at 8:10 AM on Monday mornings and talk to Uncle Barbie live!
Or email your questions to mix 108 [email protected].

"Uncle Barbie will help you solve your problem, or at least mess with your mind
Till you forget the problem" -eclectic poly pair

Whoa, Nelly! Dude, take a chill pill! Settle down now, I mean really - just take it


August 04, 2006


I appeared in the breath of a river and reached out for the edges of the universe
I rattled the dry shoulders of America
I swept oceanic hands through luminescent waters
I fell drunk over major veins unstoppable
I toked on floors and backseats in hollows circled and seen
I called out for William Butters but he was gone

William Butters where are you?
We climbed ten thousand feet!
Lama Drimed’ said stop taking drugs
One Feather said the end times are near
You were captured by his illustrious van
Left gasping amid toxic dead hyenas

I was lost in America and Americans. I swallowed landscapes and lives and sought transformation without end. But I found little that was new - nothing changed but the size of trees and buildings. A billion young men bolt from home seeking enlightenment; a billion more lay their plans to unearth miracles and mishaps, stumble upon something grand, touch a mystery, make acquaintance with the spectrum of human circumstance, find his angels and invisible icons.

I met my own. Our lives mingled for a week or a month or maybe two. Lenny, the New Jersey dockworker who went to Amsterdam and lost (or found) his balance, ran naked through alleys to a tall cathedral where he received clothing and salvation. I met him wandering Arizona in search of Rainbow Tribe communion and ecstatic visions. We ate wild mushrooms, climbed to ancient petroglyphs, and I puked from the door of his car. And Victor Joshua With No Last Name. I knew a corner of his Missoula kitchen floor beside the faded fridge, under a table where I slept. Victor, star of the west, the true Beat cowboy, a storybook life completely unknown. And Jacob Israel, heir to a hotel fortune, hiked ten miles naked daily through dripping woods to a hot spring in Blue River, Oregon shouting songs and poems and epitaphs...

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John, Lilo and I are coming home August 7-10 to do some wedding stuff and need a place to stay. It seems like my dad has other company and we don't want to intrude. Any thoughts on cheap, dog friendly hotels? I would also love to hear about any fun shows happening while we are in town.

Uh... it's... it's a dinosaur!


Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates movies. God destroys movies. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates movies...
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Movies eat man. Woman inherits the earth and watches "Jurassic Park" tonight starting at 8:37pm at Leif Erickson Park.

Bring a blanket and bugspray...

Next week's movie: "Cheaper By The Dozen"

August 03, 2006

Robot Parade, Robot Parade

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There's electric cars, there's electric trains. Here comes a robot with electric brains.

Geek Prom was unit #34 in the Spirit Valley Days Parade.

We didn't have a 300-foot-tall inflatable Bilbo Baggins, but we did our best.

Our 1985 Chrysler Lebaron convertible (car courtesy of Airport Auto Sales; glasses courtesy of Doogla) features 2006 King Geek Runner-up Walter Mahake, Jr. and 2006 Queen Geek Shari Hartshorn with driver Karl Wyant. Pictured top left is Purple. Second row is Little Pez Pirate, Bad Cat! and Waldo A. Lundgren.

Oh YouTube, What Did I Do Before You?!?

Lydia Rose Bacigalupo is 2 today!


She likes airplanes, ABCs, Ketchup, Spock, and the beach. She loves Mama and Papa and Ketchup

August 02, 2006

Fight for Net Neutrality!

Leslie Hall, Peter Pan, and Tron Guy (and a few more) singing together for net neutrality!
Star Wars Kid however was conspicuously absent...

i can barely contain myself right now

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Vlogger Jailed

I wanted to get this out there for anyone that cares. It is such a shame to hear.


Josh's Blog

Give your support!!!!!

August 01, 2006

Job posting

Director of Religious Education - First Unitarian Church, Duluth Minnesota.

This is currently a part time position with potential for growth as we break ground and prepare to move into our new home.
o Recruit, orient, and support volunteers, teachers and day-care providers.
o Coordinate and develop curriculum.
o Plan special events.
o Attend meetings of the Religious Education Committee.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
-Degree in education or experience working with children.
-Basic knowledge of Unitarian Universalist curricula.
-Organizational, communication, and volunteer management skills.
-Comfort with a wide variety of religious views, initiative and ability to encourage others.

Compensation: This is a salaried position with benefits.
Contact: Personnel Committee
c/o First Unitarian Church
145 West Winona Street
Duluth, MN, 55803
Resumes must be received by August 25th.

Did You Get Your Ticket?


If only it were true. I love these "Generator" sites. The classic Church Sign Generator gave me plenty of giggles but this Concert Ticket Generator seems so real that you could probably convince people you opened up for U2 back in the 80's. Enjoy.

25 Years Ago...

Now it's crap. Then it rocked my 14 year old world.

Oh, Martha Quinn... how I long for your sassy ways.