BadCat! Posts

Anyone growing grass indoors?

So first off, yes, this is an odd request. Secondly, no, I’m not looking for someone growing “grass,” I’m looking for someone who is growing grass (like the kind you’d find on your lawn) indoors.

Where in Duluth?

This episode of Where in Duluth? might be a little tricky, but I decided to add it because 1) it is on a building that faces a heavily-travelled street, and 2) it also is a perfect example of a building anomaly found in this awesome webcomic:  Subnormality.

‘Where is Duluth?’

I stumbled upon an interesting Duluth factoid, courtesy of the Futility Closet:

In 1871 the House of Representatives was considering subsidizing railroads to serve the Midwest, including tiny Duluth, Minn. Kentucky representative J. Proctor Knott rose, produced a bucket of sarcasm…

Yet, sir, had it not been for this map, kindly furnished me by the Legislature of Minnesota, I might have gone down to my obscure and humble grave in an agony of despair, because I could nowhere find Duluth. Had such been my melancholy fate, I have no doubt that with the last feeble pulsation of my breaking heart, with the last faint exhalation of my fleeting breath I should have whispered, ‘Where is Duluth?’

Little did he know that Duluth was destined for greatness thanks in part to its railroad. Full speech here (along with annotated laugh track): The Kentucky Anthology

Cinnamon Roll is a loving cat

Let me start off by saying that I am already easily amused, and the sleep deprivation is not really helping in that matter.

So, I was reading the DNT’s Pets of the Week article, and found a picture of Cinnamon Roll the cat waiting to be adopted. Most of the time, these pictures are of animals looking super cute begging to be adopted, but Cinnamon Roll’s expression made me laugh. “Adopt me, or don’t. Whatever.”

Being easily amused (refer back to point A), I whipped up some simple edits that made me laugh – maybe they’ll make you laugh too (if not, try sleep deprivation).

Give me your Twin Ports Halloween events!

I will post them on for free! If it’s a major Halloween bash or a tiny haunted garage on Halloween night, I want to add it to my site!

Post your event info as a comment in this post, or email me from the contact page.

Clean Your Closet and Help a Geek Girl

For those of you who weren’t at the last Geek Prom, I was the perpetrator of perhaps the first Geek Prom marriage proposal ever (at least that I am aware of). Adam, Crystal, & Paul were awesome enough to help me with a geeky engagement, I’m hoping that the PDD community will be awesome enough to help me create a geeky wedding.

Recommendations for Duluth Brake Mechanic?

Does anyone have any recommendations for local brake mechanics, ones that are honest/non-skeevy, but also can solve a braking-system mystery that four other mechanics have been unable to fix?

First off, I hate my car and wish it were a phoenix that would burn, and from the ashes would produce a new car. I don’t believe this is a standard feature on a Kia, so I’ll have to keep this piece of crap limping for at least another year or two (you may recall my prior bitching regarding this car).

Second, I’m afraid that if this mystery doesn’t get solved, you’ll find me and my Kia at the bottom of the lake sometime this winter.

Anyone have any good suggestions? Thanks!!! I really appreciate your advice (randomly stabbing at the yellow pages isn’t getting me anywhere).

Mysterious Metal Melodies

I hear a band playing that sounds like it’s coming from Bayfront park, but I don’t see anything on the schedule. Anyone know the mystery of the random sounds of metal washing over Lincoln Park?

Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show Tickets and/or Contest Thingy!

Were you planning on going to Friday night’s Le Cirque Rouge show but don’t have your tickets yet? You’re in luck! I’m a dumbass and accidently bought 4 tickets when I meant to buy 2! Take advantage of my error in resubmitting browser form data by winning or buying 2 tickets to Friday night’s show!

Teen zombies descend on Duluth

How did we not know about this???

Duluth News Tribune: Teen zombies descend on Duluth

Random Questions

  1. Where can I get a fresh House of Donuts style donut? I’m craving one something fierce.
  2. Are there any flea markets in the area? I used to love going to the one in Superior until it went up in a big toxic poof of smoke.
  3. Is anyone else having problems with the PDD comments RSS feed? I’m not seeing new comments and am wondering if it’s just a problem with my reader.
  4. Are there any local artists who create palladium jewelry?
  5. What weird or interesting new thing did you learn today?

Thanks for your time! Now back to your regularly scheduled PDD.

Patty Cake Cakes?

Help – it’s a birthday cake emergency!

Does Patty Cake Cakes still exist? I know they were selling out of the Piedmont Milk House, but they’re no longer there. Does anyone know of another cake-baker who makes a german chocolate cake like Patty Cake’s?

Why I love Duluth

At about 1:25 pm today, I rushed down 27th Avenue West and onto the highway, speeding toward the dentist appointment I was going to be late for. As soon as I pulled into traffic, everything slowed to a standstill. Even more confusing, I could see that all lanes were stopped, but forward of 15 cars ahead of me the road was wide open. I tried to look ahead to see what was causing the delay (and bitching that I was going to have an upset dentist waiting for me). I was looking for signs of a car accident, but didn’t see any cars out of place. A quick moving shadow drew my attention – there was a black lab running around on the highway!

Advice (and strong pain meds) wanted!

My back normally hates me, but now it’s hating me with a lot more angst than usual. Can anyone recommend a good chiropractor for a neck fix-er-up?

I’m hoping to find someone who can make my vertebrae play nice with each other, but not have them try to sell me some new-age hoo-haw or convince me to show up twice a week for the next few years. Thanks!!!

Bill and Ted’s Oil Drilling Adventure

Stupid stupid stupid oil industry! If you thought all this crap was bad today, it was equally bad in 1979 (“equally bad” as in “the exact same fucking problem”).

That was Then, This is Then

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