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Kitten runs for Hennipen County Sheriff

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United States
Currently Running ForOffice:
Hennepin County
Kitten Disobedience
Current OfficeOffice: Litter Box
State: Minnesota
District: Hennepin County
Party: Kitten Disobedience


This does raise some important questions: Where does the kitten stand on puppy rights? What is the kitten’s record on mouse enforcement? How does the kitten feel about the legalization of string?

Via BigBoxCar

Happy Valentines Day!

Image uploaded by Just A Cool Cat

I climbed to the top of a scenic overlook for this pic. I’ll bet you want flowers.

Fist Fights at TC Hip-Hop Awards

Chris Riemenschneider is reporting

I can’t remember the last time I saw a fight break out at First Avenue or even at a hip-hop concert. In fact, the last bad fight I saw was out in the Home Run Porch at a Twins game. So it’s somewhat shocking to report that last night’s TC Hip-Hop Awards at First Ave reportedly erupted into a brawl on and around the stage. It started when some bozo bum-rushed the stage after Illuminous 3’s set got delayed due to technical glitches, and host Boima Freeman started throwing punches at the guy. Franz Diego of Ill 3 recounted it this way in a Facebook posting:

Next thing I know, they get closer and the host is swinging on the man and then all hell breaks loose people rush security and the stage, grab bottles and other objects and just start punching and kicking. Well, security gets in eventually, separates folks, the curtains come down, mics unplugged and everyone is just kind of confused what just happened.

Here’s what happened. One person’s actions, or depending on how you look at it, 2 peoples action destroyed the entire event and evening for everybody, as well as the reputation of these sort of events at a place like First Ave. My disappointment is directed at the host who is always the number one person in control at an event, the control the crowd, how folks are feeling and keep things right and moving. To me, what he did was panic, in a situation where he did not know what to do, he did one of the poorest things possible and used violence.

One Strib commenter points out

Not a true showing of TC hip hop
this event has never been much of anything most of the big name acts that are deserving of an award for the past year don’t even show or aren’t provided with an award. Where was Atmosphere , POS arguably had the most well received album in Minnesota period yet he received no recognition, Brother Ali obviously made it a point to be thousands of miles away from this “premier” hip hop event. Needless to say this award show is worthless and a means for no name acts to receive recognition for the lack of publicity they’ve received the rest of the year.

posted by CityRiderRT19

I have to admit I’m suprised, in my experience, the T.C. Hip Hop community has always been a peaceful group.

Were you there?

Is this a case of one bad rapper spoils the whole bunch?

Commenter Elvis poins us to this video.

Keep your hands off my weiner.

The Strib reports on the food choices for the new Target Field and they are sounding delicious.

We’re talking pork chops on a stick, walleye on a stick and cheese curds a la State Fair. But we’re also talking wild rice soup, Juicy Lucy burgers and a Murray’s steak sandwich that marries ballpark grub with Minneapolis steakhouse fare.


Though there’s one point of contention that is getting fans all worked up.

Still undecided, however, is whether Minnesotan’s darling — the Dome Dog — will make a comeback at the new park. “It’s the Number One question that I get asked,” Spike said.


Dare the new food services mess with the the quarter pound beef hotdog known as the Dome Dog?

Should Hormel lose the battle for top dog I’ve heard some other brands tossed out there, Schweigert: Old Fashioned Coarse Ground W/Natural Casing Wieners would be delicious, but can they top the beloved Dome Dog?

What do you think?


Talking Minnesota – 01/08/2009

Ever have one of those weeks… you know, one of those weeks.

This week was one of those weeks for me. My family remains haunted by a plague of a sinus cold , I found out I was most likely investigated by the FBI due to some indescretions by our renters involving the alleged stealing of identites (thankfully not involving us or our property), and yesterday some creepy guy at the gym did the “I’m watching you” fingers to the eyes with a point at me ala Stiller and De Nero as he paused before leaving.

Yup, one of those weeks.

What could top that off?

How about the Star Tribune surveying gov candidates on substance use and mental health? Now there’s a can of worms and someone released the local heavy weights to swing it out over at Minnpost with Is the Star Tribune crazy to ask governor candidates about their mental health? and Bob Collins has a poll on the topic that almost reads like it was written by me.

After all that, plus the prior night’s, twitter talk about it I could use a drink.

Luckily Secrets of the City is there with “what’s your drink”.

In lighter news yet IamDez brings us CAPTCHA: The Movie

Speaking of Twitter Julio Ojeda-Zapata has Looking for journos on Twitter? Here is how to find them

With the weather the way it’s been maybe you need more help looking for your bike, check BuriedBikes. Is that yours?

You know what? It can’t all be bad. Let’s extend a hearty congratulations to Chuckumentary on his new job. I hear he’s been animated. Not bad for a first week.

I close it out with Military Special – “Apology”
Recorded by Todd Pitman on January 2, 2010 at the Hexagon Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


You don’t know Brett like I know Brett, by Brett Favre*


Look at me.

I mean really get a good look at me.

Do you see the pony?

That is one pretty pretty pony.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the fans for hanging in there, my “coach” (Heh) for believing, my wife for always BeInG ThErE, and last but not least my pony, Sir neigh-neigh strides and rocks.

I’d also like to remind you I, Brette Favre, have the number one selling jersey in the NFL. Sure, I also have 4000 yards for the season, the win, and some momentum going into the post season. Just think about that, the number one selling jersey. That means if you went into a room where everyone was wearing a jersey purchased in 2009, chances are it’d be my jersey.

No really. Check out this comment by my buddy Handshake 28

Peterson shook his head as he recalled the mother of a high school friend approaching him after a recent game in Houston to ask him if he could get Favre to autograph a jersey for her.

“She’s never asked me for a jersey, ever,” Peterson said. “I was like, ‘All right. I’ll see what I can do.”

For real. I’ll tell you this much about Ol’ Handshake Peterson, he *does not* have the number one selling jersey.

Now check out this quote from me, Brett America*

Favre was also asked on Wednesday if he had considered acquiring one of these items for himself.

“I don’t think you can get any,” the quarterback

You see what I did there?

*I* can’t even get my own jersey.

See that? Damn. I’m good. Oh yeah. I think my #4 jersey is rubbing against my … mmmm.

Now where was I?


Oh yeah, did you really think someone named Eli was going to beat me?

My post game prediction
Vikings: 44
Giants: Pity sexting

Go Dallas!

You know what Sun-Tzu says in the Art of War “The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities…It is best to win without fighting.”

My other game prediction:
Dallas: Win Romo style
Eagles: Tears of brotherly love
ProBowl: No one wants to go this year, except for maybe the surf and turf.


(*Brett Favre satire probably not actually written by Brett Favre)

Game Day – Vikings vs. Bears

The Vikings have been stumbling with 2 horrible performances in their last three games. Top it off with some major changes in the last month: the loss of their Defensive heart and soul E.J. Henderson, a new coach, an offensive line that refuses to block for more than one-mississippi, and you have the recipe for a team preparing to quietly slide out of the season and point to their 11 or more wins as “progress”.

Did I mention those two losses were on National TV much like tonight’s Monday Night Football appearance.

Let’s hope they hit the brakes on that slide and here are a few key factors that need to met for tonight’s W.

1) Abandon the run – Sure Chicago is allowing 128.5 rushing yards per game, but the new coach prefers to pass. When faced with a defense that makes mean faces at the running back Coach Brett America becomes prone to audible into a incomplete pass. Word out of Winter Park is that the old coach Chilly the Meek still has some power over the play calling and he needs to adjust the gameplan to exclude all run plays. Or at the very least, recognize when the new coach is getting his ass handed to him compliments of the five fat men up front and call the occasional screen play. I wish I had some stats on how many screen plays we’ve called in the last three games, but I only remember two. So let’s say, not enough.

2) Defense – Our defense has to ramp up the intesity with every single game remaining in the season. An offense wins games, but a defense wins championships and they’ve been looking more chump than champ in the last month. Sure they’ve been playing a solid three quarters, but the last time I checked an NFL game actually contains 4 or more quarters.

3) Bribe the refs – It’s no secret the NFL refs are getting better and better at deciding which major market team who wins a game. It’s also no secret they are constantly angry at the NFL over their contract and pay, so I say let’s cut out the middle man and get them on payroll. Of course, tonight that could be costly as Chicago is known for it’s organized crime and chances are they have already made some payments. That is, if there were a mob, which there isn’t.

Reports are saying weather will play a factor in tonight’s game, but those reports are bogus and should be ignored. Also, some may lead you to believe the all is harmony and rainbows between Childress and Favre, lies. If anyone tries to tell you that in person you can legally kick them in the shin and push them over.

My prediction:
Vikings: Win
Bears: Lose
Monday Night Football: Music and Announcers suck eggs.

Ho Ho Ho

This will likely be my last post till after Christmas, so have a merry one and remember Santa loves you.

How much?

So very much.

Well . . . the weather outside is frightful .. .
but Santa’s luvin’ is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Ho Ho HO
Ho Ho Ho

About Brett Favre, by Brett Favre*

Hello fans,

I know that recently there’s been a schism about whether or not I’m the coach of the Minnesota Vikings and I’m here to set the record straight, but first allow me to comment on some recent history.

When I was trying to make my decision about coming out of retirement and joining the Vikings there was much criticism about my waffling back and forth on the topic. Fans and foe alike were up in arms about my inability to make a decision and it kind of became a national joke.

Well joke no more.

I’m here to set the record straight. I’ve made up my mind and in fact yes I, Brett Favre, am now Head Coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Let’s be clear, it doesn’t stop there… I am Quarterback, captain, coach, my biggest fan and that is just the begining.

You see, as a young boy in Mississippi I had a dream about being an NFL quarterback, but once that dream was achieved I realized it has been done before. That’s when I knew I had to up my game and I became quarterback and captain of the team.

I guess it just snowballed after that, Marvel Comics made me the new Captain America, and I began singing in Captain and Tennille.

Hear me out Vikings fans only love will keep us together.

I quickly advanced from captain to coach. It started out innocently enough when I was the first stage coach to deliver mail and it grew quickly into having my own t.v. show Coach.

Can you blame a simple southern boy for now leading an empire of fashion as Coach of an elite team of handbags, shoes, and wrislets?

Yes, Minnesota fans, I am now the coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

Learn to love it.

I never really liked you anyway.

Supreme being, egoist, diva, omnipotent presence, regular guy, coach, and television sales man

Brett Favre

*Actual Favre satire probably not written by Favre

Talking Minnesotan – 12/11/2009

MPR has a picture of a man in a snowsuit and somepeople think it’s a sasquatch sighting. And here I thought dope wasn’t legal yet.

Tis the Season and How Was The Show has The Guthrie’s 2009 A CHRISTMAS CAROL by the numbers

Minnesota’s prodigal video son Chuck Olsen is in Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change Conference and he’s live tweeting the entire event. You can also follow #COP15

The uptake has video and here’s some protestors being arrested

My favorite Chuck tweet so far?

I openly questioned the value of covering any more #COP15 demonstrations. @kk notes: Coverage is valued by people outside my jaded bubble.

Here’s Chuck’s Flickr feed, check it.

Is there still a media war going on?
Minnpost interviews “a lovable little fuzz ball” and things explode. Citypages responds with flair and hyperbole The worst of MinnPost’s Michele Bachmann puff piece and once again BrauerPower is the voice of reason

You know? What’s so civil about war anyway?

So I’m going to close out with the gents from In The Loop jamming with Kermit the Frog.

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