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Liquor Store Math

The Next Level column in this week’s Transistor answers an important question for Duluthians:

Is it worth driving to Superior to save money on off-sale alcohol?

Go Sit on a Wall photo contest winner

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Congratulations to Beverly Godfrey, who submitted this winning photo of her children in PDD’s “Go Sit on a Wall” contest. Thanks to all who participated.

Rubber Chicken Theater‘s production of “Humpty Dumpty” opens tonight.

Go Sit on a Wall – PDD Photo Contest

It’s contest time again at PDD. This one’s best suited to those of you with children in need of entertainment. The prize is four tickets to Rubber Chicken Theater‘s production of Humpty Dumpty, which runs May 22-24 and 29-31 at the Historic Scottish Rite Auditorium.

Here’s how to play:

Shoot a photo of yourself and/or friends or family members sitting on a wall. (Depictions of a great fall are optional.) E-mail the photo to contest @ perfectduluthday.com and include your telephone number. Whoever sends the best photo wins. Deadline is noon Friday, May 22.

Any questions? Direct them to the e-mail address above or use the comments section of this post. Good luck. We’ll have all the kings horses and men on standby, but keep in mind that their abilities are limited.

New PDD Feature: Rating Posts

As some of you have already figured out, we added a tool on PDD in which readers can rate how useful or enjoyable they find particular posts.

[UPDATE: Ratings were taken down 15 days after this post went up, so don’t look for them and feel stupid.]

See that row of stars at the bottom of this (and every other) post? That’s where the rating happens. All you have to do is click on the appropriate star to gauge your appreciation. The meaning behind the stars is basically this:

1 star – Lame
2 stars – Somewhat appreciated, but still kind of lame
3 stars – Above average
4 stars – Mint
5 stars – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

A NOTE ABOUT RATING THIS PARTICULAR POST: Rather than rating the quality of this post, please rate the whole idea of having ratings at all, as that will be useful to know. And feel free to comment about it as well.

Upon Reflection

The best thing I witnessed today was a child in a big, green, probably homemade helmet shouting at his friends, “Hey! Somebody punch me!”

Beat that.

Stop! Thief!

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Obligatory first tick(s) of the season post

It’s official, yesterday was the Perfect Duluth Day. The ticks are out today. I plucked off my first one at 4:35 p.m. and the second at 4:37 p.m.

And yes, I do post on PDD about ticks pretty much every  spring. It’s what I do.

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What Were You Watching?

Taviette Film Productions: Trailer 2008

Parts of this new movie were shot in Duluth.

The premiere is Saturday, May 9, 7 p.m., at the Suburban World Theatre, 3022 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. It’s free.

Homegrown Lost and Found

LOST
I dropped my camera at the Main Club last night and didn’t realize the  memory card popped out until today. Anybody find it?

FOUND
Someone lost a Nikon lens cover at the Main Club last night. It’s available at the bar.

Congratulations to Sven and Louis

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Current Duluthian Louis Jenkins was named Best Poet.

Duluth-area Auto Salvage

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For the benefit of the general public, I’m sharing the results of today’s research project, entitled Which Junkyard Will Take My Useless Old Car and What Will They Give Me For It?

There are several places that will take your car if you strip the gas tank off, drain all the fluids, etc.

If you want someone to take it as is, the closest place to Duluth is Calvary Auto & Salvage in the Rice Lake Township (4825 Rice Lake Road | 723-1294).

A little farther away is Chesney Auto Salvage in the Fredenberg Township (6250 Beaver River Road | 721-4874).

Both offered $50 for my 1990 Ford Taurus, on the conditions that I deliver it to them and bring the title.

Growler Review

brewhousegrowler48567It’s no secret that Fitger’s Brewhouse beers are outstanding, but what happens when you mix a bunch of them together?

Having recently had 11 different Brewhouse beers available at an event, I was faced at the end of the night with many growlers that had less than an inch of beer left. So a consolidation into one growler seemed like the best idea.

The answer to the question at hand is this: If Wildfire Lager is one of the beers involved in the mix, the mix will taste like Wildfire Lager.

2009 Geek Royalty

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All hail the new King and Queen of Geek Prom, James Ellingson and Rachael Gilman.

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