October 2009 Posts

Gutter Politics


I cleaned the gutters on my house today and found, among the clumps of various yard waste, a flier for a school board candidate forum and a slice of bologna slathered in mustard.

Trick or treat?

Your help needed

Duluth police are looking for a vehicle that struck and critically injured a pedestrian on Rice Lake Road this morning. The driver did not stop.

Retribution Gospel Choir – New Album – Jan. 26, 2010

Retribution Gospel Choir’s new album 2 is slated to be released Jan. 26.

BOO!! Halloween Event at Lakeview Castle

Motorized Proctor Recliner Auction

[image via the DNT]

Here it is, kids. That motorized La-Z-Boy involved in the DWI scandal is up for auction on eBay.

Bid, and bid well. If you win, please come back here with your story.

Duluth Skateboarders GTFO???

Can anyone shed light on this?

UMD Fall Sustainability Fair: Nov. 4

UMD Sustainability

UMD Office of Civic Engagement

UMD Fall Sustainability Fair
When: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 10-3
Where: UMD Kirby Student Center
What: Sustainability is the balance achieved when a society is able to provide for its own needs without compromising the needs of future generations. The bi-annual UMD Sustainability Fair has been established to highlight the progress of sustainability efforts within our community. The Fall 2009 Sustainability Fair will feature panel discussions and presentations focusing on the issue of food, in conjunction with the Superior Grown Food Summit which will be held at UMD on Saturday, Nov. 14. However, sustainability encompasses multiple, overlapping issues, including: education, energy, natural resources, government, economy, health, transportation and social justice. Public and private groups representing these facets will be present to showcase their progress.

State of Minnesota too polite to ask for federal funding

Although many of its highways and bridges are in severe disrepair, the traditionally undemanding state of Minnesota isn’t comfortable asking for more interstate funding, sources reported Monday.

Read the story in the Onion.

“Duluth said it has some scrap metal we might be able to melt down to make some lamp poles.”

Duluth Halloween 2009 Party Guide

Howie Mandell (from St. Elsewhere)
Howie Mandell (from St. Elsewhere), as seen at RT Quinlan’s on Halloween of 2008

Once again, Superior Street is coming out in full-force this Halloween night, and will undoubtedly be lined with zombies, sluts, slutty zombies, and probably even a Balloon Boy or two. Every bar in town has a “Halloween bash” and costume contest, of course. But here are a few events I’m aware of that sound like they’ll rise considerably above the average Halloween party, which is something when you consider that even the average Halloween party is pretty choice.

Feel free to leave any events I’ve missed in the comments, and I’ll add them to the list. They don’t have to be in Downtown Duluth or even in Duluth at all for that matter.

Most of all, have fun, be safe, and let’s all hope the lights don’t go out again this year.

Blue Law Blues

According to estimates by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Minnesota could raise $10 million in tax revenues simply by allowing liquor stores to sell on Sundays.

Read this brief story from Saint Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report for more info.

But the real reason to allow liquor stores to sell on Sundays is because it’s stupid not to, right?

Morgan Thorson and Low – “Heaven”

I had to take a second look while reading the Arts section of the New York Times yesterday. “Gosh, that guy with the muttonchops sure looks like …” Can you guess who it is?

New York Times: “From bowling to whirling, with ecstasy in between

Two Duluth Filmmakers Added to Indie Film Night Lineup!

Duluth filmmakers Carrie Boberg and Maxwell Becker have been added to the lineup of fabulous northland media stars appearing at this year’s Indie Film Night Cinema Lounge, or, as we’re calling it this year because of its venue, ZINEMA LOUNGE. Surely you already have this on your calendar, but just in case, here’s the schedule of events for Saturday, November 7:
4:00 – How to Apply for the McKnight Screenwriting and Filmmaking Fellowships – FREE
5:00 – CINEMA LOUNGE Short Films ‘n’ meet the filmmakers – FREE
7:30 – INTO TEMPTATION ‘n’ Q&A with director Patrick Coyle – $10.00
10:00 – RECEPTION at the Zinema2!

How to find a masculine Halloween costume for your effeminate son

How To Find A Masculine Halloween Costume For Your Effeminate Son

Ubuntu Karmic Koala Release Party

The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer.  It will become Canonical’s eleventh release of the distribution and will likely be supported until April 2011.  With this newest release, Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, you will notice differences ascetically, and there are also underlying differences in the nuts-n-bolts of things.

I’m not going to make this a technical review, I’d just like to get down to the fun.

I thought it would be a good idea to get some people together for a Release Party for the northern Wisconsin/northeastern Minnesota area to celebrate this fantastic release.  Bring your friends, family, coworkers, even your boss!

Here’s some details:

  • Friday, November 6 th, 2009
  • 7pm-10pm? (or whenever)
  • The Shack @ 3301 Belknap St. Superior, WI 54880
  • You don’t have to be 21 to attend
  • Wear your Ubuntu gear if you have it, bring laughs, stories, experiences, and prepare to meet some new people
  • There is a restaurant if you’re hungry, also soda and a bar (if you’re over 21)

Please click here for a map and RSVP form.

I hope to see you there!

-Anthony Hook

Call for Artist

Q gallery

Franklin Art Center
Brainerd, Mn.

Call for artist for: 2×2 Artwork 2009
Award : Solo show
Exhibit information: janitorproductions.blogspot.com
60 spots

For Mn artist only
Sign-up by: 11/16/09