January 05, 2009

Congratulations Senator.

December 14, 2008

I laughed very hard!

December 09, 2008

Pinewood Racing at Carmody.


Overall winner Anthony and his Beer Truck.
Fastest car-Chad
Best in show-Starfire and his Pirate Ship car/boat.
Best paint-Carolyn and her Partridge Family Bus.
Peoples choice-Steve and the Black Cloud.
Most offensive-Dick and his Bloodstool.

More pics after the jump.

Continue reading "Pinewood Racing at Carmody." »

December 04, 2008

Buehler? Buehler?

Did anyone else hear Ken talk about soft core pornography on the news this morning? I love watching when he fills in... such great foot in mouth moments.

November 21, 2008

How many "Mike Greenmans" do you know? (besides me)

November 10, 2008

Twenty Years of Mockery

October 31, 2008

Ain't nothin' to it but to do it!

This guy is hilarious! I don't think he lifts anything under 300 pounds.

October 20, 2008

Bat Boy: The Musical! at CSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hot Chicks!


Colder by the Lake is doing the Jack Chick Plays this weekend and next. I'm assuming these plays are based on the infamous Chick tracts which are just about the most horrible form of proselytizing ever invented. And considering the cast and the director, this promises to be hilarious. I think this is a must see.

Continue reading "Hot Chicks!" »

September 26, 2008

What's that, up in the sky?

Be careful out there, folks. Lord help us if Lakitu shows up!

September 23, 2008

Comedy Show at JT's Saturday


September 11, 2008

Duluth Fail

Corner of 1st St & 8th Ave E.


September 03, 2008

We're Duluth!

T-shirt available soon at Starfire Screen Printing Co.


August 25, 2008

Relax, Costas, they didn't mention your hair.


And it really, really happened.

August 24, 2008

Usain Bolt

Hat tip to the Candidate.

August 23, 2008

Star Wars Trumpet

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Star Wars Trumpet

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August 17, 2008

Never Gonna Give You Up

Sure Shot

[I can't get the last 30 seconds to play but it looks like it's blank anyway. Enjoy. Hat tip to the Candidate.]

July 20, 2008

Bert and Ernie Rap


Wanted to make sure everybody saw this.

July 08, 2008


I really wanted to respond to Vicarious's comment about his pants with the lyrics to the Arrowhead Auto Body jingle. Unfortunately, I couldn't think of them so I went on an internet search thinking that someone somewhere has written them down and it led me to here. The man who wrote the Arrowhead Auto Body jingle. Click on "Now Hear This" and for a good chuckle, take a listen to the 3 Chevy Amigos and Laser Tennis. Many thanks to Vicarious for causing my good laugh for the day!

July 05, 2008

Blast from the past - in more ways than one

Someone posted a video on YouTube a few days ago that features footage from the KDLH and WDIO TV newscasts from the day after the 1988 fireworks explosion:

(my apologies for not embedding the video ... I have no idea how to do that and don't want to mess up the site)

There's footage of the fireworks explosion, of course... but I think getting to watch 1988-era Dennis Anderson and Michelle Lee, and the retro local news graphics, music, etc. is even better.

And, can anyone explain the WDIO station logo that seems to show a Viking staring at a boat and thinking about a paint can?

July 01, 2008

PDD Page Title????

What is the deal with's homepage title?

Perfect Duluth Day: trust funders and welfare sucking parasites

I've heard of self-loathing, but that seems a little bizarre!

June 06, 2008

Record setting bar tab.

So, did I set the one person bar tab record here on Sunday or what?

Sjixxxy's last creditcard Statement

I know the price of hops have gone up lately, but damn, should have been a notice posted or something. Must have gotten the one Breakwater White brewed from the tears of Dennis Anderson or something.

ps. The management is aware of this glitch and it is being righted. I just can't stop giggling everytime I think about the magnitude of the overcharge.

June 05, 2008

Dink Tank

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Sketch comedy at Renegade this weekend and next.

May 09, 2008

I think not.

What to you get when you mix a group of trust funders with a bunch of uneducated know if all welfare sucking parasites? PDD. Just think how much of your money is going to pay for some of these individuals housing, heating assistance, food, and unfortunately, because of our messed up system, money for drinking, drugs, and computers to spread their hate and anger.

PDD, if this is Duluth's arts culture, the city is in big trouble. It's a bunch of delinquent kids who are trying to show their parents how smart they are and failing miserably, I might add. They should go back home to mommy and daddy and enroll back in the schools they dropped out of and attend some counseling sessions to get some help with the issues that many clearly possess.

I found this on DCB. I think they're wrong. I'm probably the youngest, by far, on this website, and not even I act like ther description of PDD. Feedback?

Continue reading "I think not." »



I noticed this on the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. I enjoy reading example after example of bad punctuation, and it's nice to see my hometown represented.

May 06, 2008

"It's a Suck-Fest!"

lucie1.jpgLucie Amundson, frequent contributor to PDD, is featured on this week's In the Loop story slam about "Your Achilles' Heel" with her harrowing tale of trying to sell her home. It starts at about timecode 10:00 and runs just under 5 minutes. It's hilarious. Kudos to you, Lucie. I hope you sell your house soon so you can join us here in Duluth.

May 05, 2008

Homegrown Hijynx.




Chris Monroe Homegrown Comic Strip

Posted with permission from Monroe. Click on the strip for larger version.

April 13, 2008

Geek Prom 2008


My photos are up on Flickr. I tagged them GeekProm2008.

April 05, 2008

Best watched while drunk, if at all

April 02, 2008

Tasting Freedom.

(I dug this up while reading January's Harper's Weekly magazine in the break room today at work.)

From responses by the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, in Fort Greely, Alaska to a recent survey on new MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat).

The vanilla pudding is so good I ripped it open, licked the inside, and rolled around on top of it like a dog.

Am I supposed to add water to the peanut butter dessert?

Shitcan the meat chunk and give out more granola.

I don't personally like the cheese, but I can trade with it.

Should add Copenhagen dip.

Why in God's name would you put a vegetable in a MRE?

It sounded like a flatulence symphony in my tent all night.

The way it turned my mouth blue flooded my mind with childhood memories, and for a moment I was at peace.

March 29, 2008

Lockhorns Aloud

15232026.jpegMinneapolis Improv Artist Jill Bernard reads the Lockhorns aloud for you every weekday.

Thanks to Fuzzy for pointing me to this.

March 28, 2008

fear of girls

with geek prom coming up and the death of gygax i though it would be a good idea to present this. it may have been on here before, but it's always good for a laugh.

Continue reading "fear of girls" »

March 23, 2008

Future Scrabble Champion


Did my 3-yr-old just write fuckwad?

March 09, 2008


In response to the Kandiss Crone post, I give you:

Continue reading "NSFW..." »

March 04, 2008

every sour note ... needs a happy one

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February 29, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield.

"Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness in a quiet American suburb."

February 22, 2008

*cough cough*


You need a cup of my Java...

February 20, 2008

Brandy! Throw more brandy!

February 19, 2008

Irwin, we're gonna hafta kill him.

H R Pufnstuf, Jack Wild, and Quisp in Loves Park, IL


Continue reading "H R Pufnstuf, Jack Wild, and Quisp in Loves Park, IL" »

February 18, 2008

I await your next command, oh Ironic1!


This would make one of those great second wedding presents where the bride and groom claim they have everything they need... but do they have this?

February 17, 2008

Orangutans for you!

This is Markisa and her new baby at the Como Zoo.

February 16, 2008

Peanut Allergies PSA

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February 15, 2008

more food based wossname

Part 1

Part 2

February 14, 2008

Funny, but no. Rejected Valentines Greetings

February 12, 2008

Headline is funnier than you

On This American Life last Saturday they had stories about tough rooms. My favorite piece was the Onions headline meeting. Basically the writers pitch 600 headlines and if they get at least two votes the headline makes it to the next round. Eventually they narrow it down to 15 headlines for the week. If you have ever read The Onion it is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes.

So my challenge to you is to pitch some Onion style headlines. Leave them in the comments.

Here is my submission.

Local man buried under his RSS feeds

Come on people I know you can do better than me.

February 05, 2008

For Zoey.

January 28, 2008


Only 10 minutes left in my shift, but I had time to skim through this useful site:
Lots of government documents, including the often hillarious FCC complaints - check out this gem someone called in on the Simpsons.

January 25, 2008

Runnin' With The Devil

[via MNSpeak] I present to you the isolated David Lee Roth vocal track from "Runnin' With The Devil."


January 15, 2008

One more...


Continue reading "One more..." »

January 12, 2008

One night only

Continue reading "One night only" »

January 11, 2008

Fonzie Scheme.


January 02, 2008

Now this is funny


I just returned from a trip to California. I visited this little town near the Ynez Valley called Solvang. It is modeled after a Dutch town and is surprisingly similar to Bayfield and Grand Marais with the small cafe's and the over crowded knick knack shoppes and all things Scandinavian. I thought some of you would find the name of this store a tad humorous....enjoy!

December 24, 2007

Great White North Christmas special

December 20, 2007

Funniest Seinfeld moment

This is the link to what I think is the funniest Seinfeld moment ever. I am not quite sure how to get the actual video to appear on the site so bear with me It is the one with Mr. Bookman, the library cop grilling Jerry about a book and doing one of the finest acting jobs ever. I saw it the other night and spit the tea I was drinking out to keep it from coming out my nose. I welcome all challanges.

December 13, 2007



Cyndi Lauper | She Bop
Beck | Sexx Laws
Gene Simmons | I'm the Firestarter
Golden Earring | When the Lady Smiles

"I'm an anger swallower, and I want to fly."

December 09, 2007

Why not go for the real thing?


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December 08, 2007

The Nietzsche Family Circus

nfc.jpgMayday, you reminded me of this site that the Professor pointed out to me back in June. It randomly pairs a Family Circus panel with a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. Of course, hilarity ensues.

Not all of the pairings are great. Some are just creepy. But you can always refresh the page to get a new comic.

December 07, 2007

Death + Sex + Keeping Track of Dates = Fun


A calendar for funeral directors proves that death can be sexy too!

December 05, 2007

Anyone else think Clarice is hot?

I mean she's got those gorgeous doe eyes...dear me!

November 20, 2007

With excitement like this, who is needing enemas?


November 18, 2007


Dear Mr. Paul Lundgren,

Will you please book Leslie Hall for next years Geek Prom.

Thank you.

November 11, 2007

The Anchor Bar


Lots and lots and lots of jalapenós at The Anchor Bar

I went over across the bridge this weekend for a burger at The Anchor Bar. While there I encountered an individual eating a jalapenó burger with three patties on it. I called over to him saying, 'Hey, let me get your picture - I'm putting you on the Internet.' To which he turned, attempted to put his face around the behemoth burger and let me capture this image.

- sam_h

November 09, 2007

Blog vs. Blog


They say to write what you know, so for tonight's Out of the Hat my script features a blog off between DCB and PDD. I'm afraid I make merciless fun of both blogs. No offense, but let's face it, we are a silly lot.

You can come see the show tonight at 7pm and/or read the script on

November 08, 2007

Actors Needed

chickenhamlet2.jpgOne day commitment!

Morning: Get script.
Afternoon: Practice, practice, practice.
Evening: Perform.
Night: Party, party, party.

What could be better?

Out of the Hat 10 could use a few more actors on Friday (Nov. 9) and the more the merrier on Saturday (Nov. 10). Again, it's only a one day commitment and it's a lot of fun. Contact Brian Matuszak for more information.

Oh, and when you perform on Saturday you have a roughly 1 out of 8 chance of performing a script written by our new mayor. You have the same odds of performing a script that I've written, but don't think about that right now.

October 30, 2007

Caption This.


October 24, 2007


So, my mom had me look up some Powerball numbers for her this morning. Pretty stupid, right?

After obsessing over my awesome fantasy football team for an hour or so I got down to business.

Turns out that matching two numbers doesn't win you shit, but I got really interested in why the odds of winning the $3 prize (only matching the Powerball) are 1:68.96 instead of 1:42 and clicked on the handy little FAQ link.

The answers I got, to questions I never had and probably never will, kept me laughing for about 15 minutes. Not that the Powerball site's FAQ is all that funny, but it's just WAY more flippant and sarcastic than I was expecting (like, I think someone who might actually be fun to hang out with came up with this) .

A sample:


About 70% to 80% of purchases are computer picks. About 70% to 80% of winners are computer picks. Perhaps just one of those weird coincidences?

No, actually, fuck that. The Powerball site's FAQ is funny.

Here's another FAQ heading:


I imagine the person who put the FAQ together got really annoyed by all the emails complaining about all the damn coloreds that keep winnin' the powerballs an' why in the heyll is this? Some damned northern cunspeersy, probly.

Old folks too. They're always winning this frickin' thing!

Here's the link.

October 22, 2007

The Mouse That Snored


This contented varmint settled in for a long winter's nap inside a cabin closed for the season near the Boundary Waters.

October 17, 2007

I Love My Lips

What blog about Duluth would be complete without this cultural artifact?

October 05, 2007


But for the grace of God...

September 29, 2007

The Mercer Report

Ran into this fellow's show while up in Canada, found it fairly amusing.

September 24, 2007

Misunderstood Quote

On Sunday, the Duluth News Tribune published a feature story on the recent rampage in the Boundary Waters. The story was about the historic tensions between tourists who want to canoe in silence, and locals who were forced to stop using motorized boats when the area became an official Wilderness in 1978.

To point out a possible connection between this old feud and the men who terrorized campers last month, the DNT pulls a quote from one of the goofballs' MySpace:

On his MySpace page, Travis John Erzar describes himself as a “motor boatin son of a [expletive].”

Yeah ... uh ... that's not really a quote about motorized watercraft, as much as an often-quoted line from the movie Wedding Crashers referring to ... uh ... a different kind of "motorboating."

Every 19-year-old in northern Minnesota is laughing their ass off right now.

August 25, 2007


The deadline has passed, the entries are in and now it is your chance to vote. There are six entries in the NELS CLINE GAVE ME THE CHICKEN POX T-shirt design contest. Voting will take place by email [starfire at gmail dot com]. Send me the number of your favorite design and whether or not you might actually like to buy one. There is no obligation to purchase one but I just want to get an idea of how many to print. They will be printed in Mens and Womens sizes most likely on American Apparel T's. More details will emerge when a winner is selected. I will accept votes until Wednesday August 29th at 5PM CST.

Thanks for all the entries and good voting!







July 12, 2007

The Maria Bamford Show

[A little profanity -- maybe NSFW]

In August of 2006, comedienne Maria Bamford was onstage at the Friars Club in Los Angeles, when she suffered a nervous breakdown.

She then disappeared for three months, out of contact with friends, family and her manager Stu Golfman.

After being sighted by a homeless Comedy Central fan in Detroit, where she was selling clock radios on the sidewalk, she returned to her parents' home in [Duluth] Minnesota.

This is episode #2, which I think is the funniest.

Watch the rest of the episodes at Super Deluxe.

July 02, 2007

Be careful in Hermantown...

...they don't like you to think. On the corner of Maple Grove and Stebner.

Free Image Hosting at

Sent to me from my friend Scott.

June 16, 2007

It's Tourist Season!


For BadCat! because she made me laugh... again.

June 08, 2007

Out of the Hat Tonight and Tomorrow

othart1.jpgRenegade Comedy Theater is launching its semiannual salvo of 16 original plays tonight at their new location on 222 East Superior. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:00.

I'm writing both nights. My prompts for tonight's script were Bruce Wayne, a heart-shaped tattoo with the name "Bubba" in it, and a house where a murder took place. The twist this time is that the same prompts were given to another writer to see what he or she would do with them. Lauren Fleischman got the same prompts I did. Coincidentally, Roger Reinert and Don Ness got the same set of prompts for tonight.

If you can't come tonight or just like opening your Christmas presents early, I put my script for tonight up on my blog.

UPDATE: Here's my script for Saturday night. My prompts were the travelling TB patient, a copier machine, and in a UPS truck.

May 25, 2007

The Farce will be with us... always...

Happy Birthday Star Wars!

May 13, 2007

Preschoolers Thoughts on Aging

I laughed way to hard reading these. (It may just be funny in my head since I'm still at work from last night, plus the usual nervous laughter I tend to get when around small children)

April 26, 2007

Rain Gardens Make Me Wet - by Frida Storm

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Psst, Hey I have a confession to make! But don’t tell anyone, k? Rain gardens make me wet.

I just love the way parking lot runoff slides from the pavement into the catchment, flows through the tunnel, and then slowly penetrates the soil, caressing its way past each particle. I could totally just watch that for hours!

And I adore how young fresh plants force their succulent shoots into the ground, their bulbous rhizomes engorged with tasty nutrients. Whew, I’m starting to get flushed just thinking about it!

Once, during a super hard driving rainfall one evening last summer - bolts of lightning zig-zagging across the sky and thunder crashing over my head - I stripped down and swam naked in the rain garden. I became covered from head to toe in a thin film of hydraulic oil and other petroleum lubricants. I have to say that got me global-warmingly hot!

So yeah, rain gardens get me wet, ok? But make sure not to tell anyone, I don’t want to get a bad rep around town.

Love, Frida

A Complete History of Duluth, Abridged

April 25, 2007

I Once Was Lost, Now I'm Found!

About a year ago I submitted a funny note I found on the hillsides of Duluth to Found Magazine. On their homepage they have the find of the day and I thought my note would be perfect. Well I waited and waited and went to the site every day for a long time and figured my find didn't make the cut. Till today! You can check it out right here. Sometimes it is the simple things that can make your day.

If the note seems familiar it is because I posted it on PDD when I found it.

April 17, 2007

A Little Light Music

Local Trophy-Maker has Never Won an Award (4th alt. ending)


SUPERIOR, WI – Despite a career spanning more than eleven years in his family's trophy and plaque-making business, local businessman Gerry Irvin has himself never won any type of award. “I was never that much into sports, games, or other forms of competition I guess,” Irvin said. “I come from a pretty low-key, serene family. In fact, I think my dad was in a coma for six years. I have no idea what it's like to win one of these little plastic things I spend so much time working on.”
When asked whether he had ever even been nominated for an award - for something like his trophy-making skills for example - Mr. Irvin went to his workbench, pulled out a bottle of rum, lit a fattie, turned on Bob Marley's 'One Love', and went back to polishing a junior curling tournament trophy he was working on.

April 11, 2007

Hobbits Unite!

Aaron Ashley showed this to me tonight. I never knew the Lord of the Rings could be so fun! The dancing is TOP NOTCH!

Hobbits Unite!

Aaron Ashley showed this to me tonight. I never knew the Lord of the Rings could be so fun! The dancing is TOP NOTCH!

March 30, 2007

Line 25... There is no Line 25...


So I was doing my Minnesota State taxes and filling out form M1M and I found this line stuck in there. Anyone else find this vaguely Pythonesque? Hails of derisive laughter!

March 24, 2007

has anyone else seen this?

March 21, 2007


Because you asked for it.

February 28, 2007

Order pizza before this...

February 02, 2007

Perfect Duluth Baby...

December 26, 2006

What's Your Favorite Screwed Up Translation?


A friend of mine wanted directions for ironing a patch on a jacket translated from French to English. She went to Babblefish, and this was the result:

"To place the piece on the part has patch, rating shining underneath. To push iron strongly on the piece during 30 seconds without displacing it (to count slowly until has 30) and to proceed from grandma on the back, also during 30 seconds."

I think that's my new favorite screwed up translation. Previously it was a sign on the road leading to the fisherman's cooperative in Tulum, Mexico, which read:

"Don't litter garbage, person who is suprised littering garbage will be finded by the local authorities."

December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all!

December 22, 2006

"I find tinsel distracting."

A company in Milwaukee that makes hand-railing components is, once again, selling Festivus poles for the holidays. Which is awesome all on its own, right? But you know what makes it even awesomer? When the freakin' GOVERNOR has one!!

December 01, 2006

You gotta have a gimmick

November 02, 2006

Halp Us Jon Carry


Since their is all this talk aboot Jon Carry and what not, I thought I would join in on the posting. Beeing a member of the MN Nashunahl Gard, I found this quite amusing.

Oh, those funny Minnesoohtahns. But honestly, I don't care what he said, if it was mistake or not. I'm not bothered by it. There's waaaay more important things to give a crap about nowadays.

November 01, 2006

Fun Size

small.gifB000EOOPOY.01-A3KJJM2O7RGABN._SCMZZZZZZZ_V1140449756_.jpgQ: How can you tell that men still dominate the candy industry?

A: They call a 2 inch candy bar "fun size."

Continue reading "Fun Size" »

October 31, 2006

Out of the Hat - Actors and Techie Needed


Out of the Hat is happening this weekend (Friday and Saturday, November 3 & 4) and is looking for additional actors for both days (especially Friday) and a Techie for both days. For more information go to the Renegade website or contact Brian Matuszak directly.

Oh, and show up Friday or Saturday. This time around it will be in the Tech Village, next to, but not in, the Playground at 7pm both nights. Tickets are $15 for one night or $20 for both nights.

October 20, 2006

Turn around, Starfire

The other day LP said that I should be Starfire for Halloween "because she dresses in purple." Since we don't have cable, it took some questioning before I learned that besides being a local hipster, Starfire is also a female superhero on Teen Titans. So I went on You Tube to do some Starfire research and found this:

I found this pee-inducing FUNNY! See, in September I read at Laurie's wedding, and what I read were verses from Total Eclipse of the Heart. Now that it's over, I really, really wish I would have belted the lines even though I would have been off-key and scared Laurie's older relatives.

In regards to a Starfire costume, I would not be caught dead in such an ensamble. Unless I was 50 lbs skinnier and going to Stargate. I bet cartoon Starfire would hang-out at Stargate. And she's in love with a "titan" Robin? Really? I was always more an aquaman kind of gal. Local hipster Starfire was Aquaman at Geek Prom II. Not saying I have a crush on the in-the-flesh Starfire, just bringing this full circle.

October 14, 2006

Wild Marijuana Forests of Afghanistan

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Taliban fighters take refuge in the wild pot forests of Asia. The plants absorb heat to foil thermal imaging systems, and are too soaked with water to burn. The Canadian troops in the area are pretty tenacious though so they kept trying, with phosphorus, diesel, everything. Some brown plants on the edge caught fire, but it got the troops downwind high, so they gave up. Gives new meaning to the term, "Let's smoke 'em out."

October 05, 2006

This LOL is for you.

To the school bus driver who parked his empty bus on 4th street while he ran into Little John's market for some food, and left the stop sign and flashers running, causing a backup as the law abiding drivers who weren't sharp enough to realize it was an empty bus sat patiently for your return*. . .

This LOL is for you.

*Granted, his return did look like an "Oh shit!" shuffle, so we'll assume they were on by accident.

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”

Continue reading "Uncle Barbie on the radio!" »

June 15, 2006

Blue Man Group's Cool Toy Instruments


The Blue Man Group is releasing a kid version of their weird insturments this July. I am so getting my nephews this for Christmas! Maybe Laurie could get us an early peek!.

June 03, 2006

Out of the Hat Location Changed

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Unfortunately due to a hold up in getting the zoning for the performance space changed, Out of the Hat will be performed at Paulucci Hall in the DECC. Yeah. Meh. But there it is.

May 22, 2006

Oh Behave!


May 17, 2006

Second Annual Gonzo Science Paulding Light Expedition

This is a heads up that a few of your fellow bloggers are going camping in Paulding, Michigan this weekend, home of the mysterious "Paulding Light," which is either a ghost, a UFO, or an astounding optical anomaly. Anyway we had a blast there last year, capturing the phenomenon on video and everything. It's easy to see, it's hard to say what it is. If anyone's interested in joining us, you can google the directions yourself and meet us out there, or you can drive out with one of two caravans. Karl and Kim are leading the early wave; meet them in the Rose Garden parking lot on Friday at 3pm and tail them to Paulding. A second wave is being led out by me, Jill, The Candidate, and our ghostbuster Brianna on Saturday at 12:30pm, also from the Rose Garden lot. Bring: your car, your camping gear, food, beer and rain gear just in case.

Wall of Shame

At Palmer's in Minneapolis I saw the Wall of Shame:


It's a bunch of scraps of paper listing everyone who's 86'd and why. Some examples:
- Tall skinny ferret-faced crackhead is 86'd
- Elvis is 86'd. Says he's a Viet vet who is sic'ing the Hell's Angels on me! Also claims he used to be a bouncer here.
- Flava Flave is 86'd; short, fucked up, black. He ain't never seen a pussy.
- Fat white kid. Blond, glasses. 86'd.
- [illegible] is 86'd. Punching the bouncer five minutes before his shift starts is never a good idea.
- "Crackhead Christine," White woman, late 40's, lives on a farm in WI is 86'd for popping pills and doing drugs in restroom.
- Kilroy was here. Now he's 86'd.
- Lee; peg leg, AKA C3PO is 86'd for being creepy to men, women and retards.

May 14, 2006

Go See A Midsummer Night's Dream

Today at 2pm is your last chance! It's hands down the best entertainment bargain this weekend at only $5.

I went to see A Midsummer Night's Dream last night at Harbor City High with my parents and my kids and all of us were immensely entertained. Sure, I was worried about bringing my 8 year old to a Shakespearean play, but by scene two he was bouncing up and down in his seat and roaring with laughter. What he didn't get in the language was more than made up for by the acting. And at a total running time of an hour and forty five minutes, it was just about the right length.

Now, this is a high school production and the acting is uneven, but overall I was very, very impressed. Also, this may be the only A Midsummer Night's Dream production in the history of the play that prominently features bellydancing.

Anyway, if you are just waking up and wondering what you are going to do on this rainy Sunday, do this! You won't be disappointed.

May 04, 2006

Stephen Colbert has a HUGE pair!

If you haven't heard about Stephen Colbert's roast or haven't seen the video, you MUST check this out!
Stephen Colbert (Comedy Central) was invited to speak at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Not only is it dead-on with his roasting of Bush, but it's hysterical!

"Everybody asks for personnel changes. So the White House has personnel changes. Then you write they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. First of all, that is a terrible metaphor. This ship is not sinking. This administration is soaring. If anything, they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg."
How do I (and 43,539 other people as of 10:45 am 5/4/06) feel about it? Thank You!!!

May 03, 2006

It's a Brand New Hat!

Out of the Hat 7, June 9 & 10, is looking for writers, directors, and a whole lotta actors. Yes, you can be a part of the first production in the new Renegade facility (right next door to Carmody in case you needed more persuading). Contact Brian Matuszak if you are interested.

For those uninitiated to the ways of the hat, the writers get their prompts the night before the show, they have until the following morning to write a short (10 minute) work. The following morning the directors draw scripts from the hat. The plays are casted out of the hat. They have the morning and afternoon to get the work on its feet. It goes up that night. I think of it as the triathalon of sketch comedy.

The best thing is that it is only a one day commitment, though you have to be fully committed for that day. So, if you got the theatre bug, but don't have 6 weeks to devote to a full stage production, this is a pretty good fix.

May 02, 2006

Dr. Sphincter

Dr. Sphincter
Hey! I uploaded Dr. Sphincter's, "Rest Stop Safari" to google video. This snippet tells the tale of Dr. Sphincter and his crew heading to northern Minnesota, to visit the strip mines near Hibbing. They give great narrative of their journey along the way. The trip took place back around 1990.

A quick history for the uninitiated. Dr. Sphincter (Rich Kronfeld), had an interview show on Cable Access down in the cities during the 80s. He and others did a show, "Ozone Radio", that aired on KTCA back in 1991. Rest Stop Safari appeared on Ozone Radio. Rich Kronfeld would later appear on "Lets Bowl" on Comedy Central beginning in 2000.

You should go view, NOW. These are 21 minutes of your life that you will never regret.

April 26, 2006

Don Knotts is Dubya.

April 21, 2006

Local Sears takes Customer Satisfaction to a New Level!

20051219-Cusomter_Satifaction_Up.gifApparently the Miller Hill Mall Sears is taking customer satisfaction to a whole new level. Check out this job description for a sales associate -

Responsible for selling and servicing customers. Must be willing and able to handle customer issues that may arise on the sales floor. The associate will spend all of their time on the sales floor.

Selling customers? Servicing customers?!? I imagine that some customer issues will arise! And you have to spend all your time on the floor? Wow.

Thanks to Charlotte for bringing this to my attention.

April 12, 2006


Yes, it's eel ice cream. Yes, it's from Japan. I will not say whether it's creepy or not.
As can attest to, I love to cook. One of my favorite things to do is look up recipes on the internet. Sometimes I get really lucky and find a site like this, which begs me to share it with you all... enjoy!

April 06, 2006

Stupid Polish Things

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April 04, 2006

Schlock Mercenary Book

Schlock Mercenary Book Cover

My cousin released his first book, featuring his Schlock Mercenary web comic. Pre-orders available here. To get a feel for what you are getting, here are pages 38 through 41 in pdf format. Buy'em up, they're red hot.

Eventually that pre-order page will cease to be... then you will have to go through or something like that.

April 03, 2006

File Under Creepy Farm Things

This is a photo I actually took awhile ago outside my house. If that doesn't define creepy I don't know what does.

Truth in Advertising

Today on Rocketboom Amanda uses viral advertising against itself and produces her own commercial that may be the finest SUV commercial ever. Watch it on the Chevy site before they wise up and take it down, or check it out on today's Rocketboom. It's the last story.

I've made my own. See what you think. Make your own and post it under comments.


March 31, 2006

Renegade Finds a Home

renegade.gifI got news this morning in my in-box that Renegade Comedy Theatre, which has been in exile for a year and a half, has finally found a home downtown at 222 East Superior Street, right across from the Greysolon Plaza, formerly the St. Louis County Health Department building. They hope to start performing there in June with Out of the Hat 7. Huzzah!

March 16, 2006

Weird Cookie

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Picked up some food at Chef Yee's tonight and got this fortune. Anyone else out there have any funny/bizarre fortunes they've ever received?

March 06, 2006

Dixie Duluth

ok, so it's the georgia one, but still, her shirt says "I ♥ Duluth"

Runaway Bride Bobblehead Dolls Go Quickly

February 24, 2006

Everybody has a blog now

"In the town (Oakland) it was if the hood had struck oil. New cars, fancy clothes, fresh drippin' jeri curls and all the sex you wanted was a twenty four hour reality."

Apparently he's Too Legit to Quit

February 22, 2006

Good for them.


I love lottery stories like this. My biggest pet peeve is when someone in their 80's wins. If you are gonna win, win young I say. Congratulations you Ham Processors.

Redneck Dwarf

Okay, if you haven't played World of Warcraft you may only find Flintlocke's Guide to Azeroth mildly humorous. But if you have... do not attempt to read this comic while imbibing any liquids you don't want sprayed all over your keyboard.

You've been warned.

February 20, 2006


February 03, 2006

Changes at the New Yorker?


Somebody finally revealed the secret formula of comedy to the cartoonists at the New Yorker.
Here's more:

January 25, 2006

Zombie Fun!

I just stumbled upon a website which teaches you how to turn someone into a Freakish Zombie in 11 easy steps using Photoshop. Here is my rushed attempt to turn Alan Sparhawk into a Zombie Rawk Star. First the original photo.

Pre-Zombie Al.

Now CLICK HERE to see Zombified Al.

Who else wants to be a Zombie?

January 19, 2006

Anyone have any details (or photos) of the nude protest today?
Click me to see

January 18, 2006


searching the past and the future

I love stats. Don't you? In particular I love to see how people come to PDD. Above are the top searches which yield a PDD visit. My favorites? #19 is always a classic. I think it is a bit ironic that #9 is the band i saw before I got a #10.


January 14, 2006

LIVE Duluth skit on SNL

Hey PDDers & SNL fans!

Did anyone catch SNL tonight (Sat. 1/14)??? I was up getting a beer when they started the "Live Duluth" skit. I know they had a shot of da Bridge and somebody snowblowing, but was there anything else cool? Does anyone have or can anyone find some screen shots of that skit?

New York Times, now SNL, next THE WORLD!

January 12, 2006

hoo boy

Continuing the theam of noteworthy public figure photos. i give you ole' Rummy circa 1974


January 03, 2006

happy little clouds...

Bob Ross Rules So Hard!

This rules so much! Bob Ross, one of my favorite television personalities ever, passed to the other side a while back but his spirit lives on. Ace Hardware downtown is offering several painting classes this winter instructed by Bob Ross approved teachers. There are 4 paintings to choose from and they are offering each class twice. V-Nick and I are signed up for the February 11th Snowbound Cabin class. The best part is that it only costs $15.00. The classes last three hours and you walk away with your own Happy Little Clouds. All supplies are provided.

For more info go here. You can also call Ace Hardware at 218-722-4496.

Seriously, we should pack the 2/11/06 class with PDD'ers. Of course there will be some sweet Vlog action taking place.

December 09, 2005

Two Hat Weekends


This weekend you can go to St. Scholastica and see 8 reworked and staged Out of the Hat plays from previous shows directed by student directors at St. Scholastica on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon.

Next weekend you can go to St. Scholastica, again, and see 16 brand new Out of the Hat plays on Friday and Saturday.

December 07, 2005



This little piece of geeky awesomeness was passed on to me via e-mail, and I thought I would share it with you all. But please, people, be careful and let's just keep this among ourselves. Don't wreck PDD again.

Watch the video here.

December 06, 2005

When the @#$%^*&???

When the heck were Puke & Snot in Duluth? Am I that out of touch?

Did anybody go? How was it?

December 05, 2005

First Video

These are my little Star Wars puppies. THought I would take a shot and do a video......

Please post critiques...

November 29, 2005

F%#@ You Very Much FCC.

Fuck you very much FCC

click the pic.

RockNRollTV.NET is a new Vlog doing great work. Check out their video of the wonderfully funny Eric Idle ode to the FCC.

November 04, 2005

If that van's a-rockin'


From the FedEx "Quality P & D Learning Participant Manual," Day two, page nine, parking tips:

"8. Avoid head in parking spaces and driveways."

Hyphens. Learn to use them, people.

October 29, 2005

It Wasn't Me.

Starfire Police Sketch

Want to kill some time? Head over to this site and draw your very own police sketch.

October 24, 2005

Art + Internet = Fun

Brandon Bird:

If you like weird paintings of: Christopher Walken building robots, Abe Lincoln in a cage match, L. Ron Hubbard lounging on a couch eating funyuns and pizza, and other oddities check his page out.

These just creep me out:

October 15, 2005

Herd of Cows?

you have two cows...

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You feel guilty for being successful so you send one to the Katrina victims.
Oprah has you on her show to applaud your efforts. Barbara Streisand sings for you.

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
So? They can go screw themselves.

You have two cows.
The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.
You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

You have two cows.
The government seizes both and provides you with milk.
You wait in line for hours to get it.
It is expensive and sour.

You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull and build a herd of cows.

You have two cows.
Under the new Bush Farm Program, the government sends one to Iraq, buys the other one from you for $100, then hires Halliburton to milk it for $4,000 a day, then pours the milk down the drain.

You have two cows.
You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.
You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.
Your stock goes up.

You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows.
You go to lunch and drink wine.
Life is good.

You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.
They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.
Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

Continue reading "Herd of Cows?" »

September 29, 2005

Awwwww...that sounds nice.


You guys go ahead and watch Night of the Living Dead at the Free Range Farm. I'm not into that scary stuff, myself. I'll be enjoying a much more heartwarming picture instead.

(hosted on :: back story here :: thanks Defective Yeti)

September 24, 2005

ah... the good ol' DNT

So in today's editorial in the DNT, they consistently referred to Alexander Hamilton as being on the $20 bill.

50 non-redeemable bonus points if you can tell me who's on the $20 bill and which bill Alexander Hamilton is really on...

September 19, 2005

Amish Drive-By Shooting...

clip-clop clip-clop clip-clop clip-clop BANG! clip-clop clip-clop clip-clop clip-clop...

September 10, 2005

Zoey Look-Alike


I hope Zoey never meets this guy. It could be love at first sight!

September 09, 2005

Robot Hand does not equal Dinosaur

When I was very young, my family and I went to the Science Museum (at the old location in St. Paul). There was an exhibit there that had two mechanical hands in a glass tank that you could control by holding levers on the outside of the tank. My sister and brother grabbed them first and spent their time doing positive things like making pyramids and towers out of the foam blocks in the glass tank.
However, when I got a chance to use them, I grabbed them both and pretended they were two dinosaurs attacking each other. The two mechanical hands (and all their gears, pulleys, and cables) managed to get stuck together and no amount of dinosaur head shaking could pry them apart. It took me about 5 seconds of unsupervised time to break thousands of dollars of equipment.
For many years after, whenever I was at the Science Museum, I would point at the glass barrier now separating the two mechanical hands and say "I'm the reason for that!".
Today, I break software for a living. Apparently I'm good at breaking shit.