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Well, according to the headline here at Topix, the SPPP is getting rid of Topix and going with (I guess) Facebook as their commenting system for articles. Even though the vast majority of their online subscribers didn't want this, which is readily apparent by more than just postings in their 'How to use Facebook Commenting', but in the lack of comments being made in the "FB Only" articles. But, they did it anyway. Good while it lasted, I guess. See ya, PP, don't forget to turn out the lights when you lock up.  (Jun 7, 2011 | post #1)

Here's our roundup of top 25 patios in the Twin Cities an...

I can't see how none of the Lake Minnetonka places made the list: Maynards, Bayview, St.Alban's Boathouse, Lord Fletcher's  (May 26, 2011 | post #27)

Blink-182 and Theory of a Deadman will top two package to...

Who? Just kidding, but when these bands become newsworthy "headliners " playing locally this summer, it just shows you how badly we need a decent outdoor amphitheater.  (May 25, 2011 | post #1)

Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Twins: Selig, Carew, Molitor to speak at Killeb...

The Memorial is on Thursday (an off day) and it's going to occur whether you like it or not, so it might as well be a pleasant event.  (May 23, 2011 | post #3)

Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Twins: Selig, Carew, Molitor to speak at Killeb...

Selig, Really???? I mean I know he's the commissioner, but anyone with any sort of brain knows he's going to just about be booed out of Target Field. Is that what you want at a Memorial?  (May 23, 2011 | post #1)

Twins' bats wake up, but pitching falls asleep in 9-6 loss

Murph: Where did you ever get the impression that Capps and this year's version of Nathan were "stud" closers? I don't think you could find 10 people in America that would classify Capps that way. He's a run of the mill middle relief guy that happened to get some save ops in DC and parlay that into a big contract. You do follow baseball for a living, right?  (May 22, 2011 | post #8)

Aide: Pawlenty running for president

In reality, it sounds like he's running for the Veep slot; the somewhat bland, non-polarizing "good guy" to balance the ticket.  (May 20, 2011 | post #5)

QR code contest rules

how do you enter without a smart phone? class discrimination......  (May 19, 2011 | post #1)

Win an iPod Shuffle using QR codes

I don't p*ss away over $100 a month to be able to surf and make calls, so how do I enter?  (May 19, 2011 | post #2)

Joe Soucheray: No, I'm still a man, not a woman. It's foo...

Joe, you are not too far off. I remember reading a novel as a kid that came out in 1975; The title: "Killerbowl " com/Killerbowl-Gar y-K-Wolf/dp/038504 738X The synopsis: It’s thirty years in the future. In the Boston Minutemen locker room, Street Football League quarterback T.K. Mann prepares himself for the biggest, riskiest, most dangerous game of his life. At the age of thirty-four, T.K. is the oldest player in the ultraviolent sport of Professional Street Football, a phenomenally popular twenty-four-hour-l ong athletic event combining pro football with mixed martial arts and armed combat. From its outlaw beginnings as a gang game played on urban streets, the SFL has rapidly risen to become the nation’s most popular spectator sport. On every Sunday, armed and deadly players on SFL teams main and murder one another in front of huge television audiences. The International Broadcasting Company, the network that owns exclusive telecasting rights to SFL games, is not satisfied. The network wants more viewers, more team merchandise sales, more advertisers, more profits. To get that, they need to give the fans what they want, -- more violence and more death. Even at his relatively advanced age, T.K. is still mentally sharp, still quick, still able to play the game at the highest level. But he’s old school, inclined to show mercy to injured and vanquished foes. He’s not bloodthirsty enough to please IBC. He’s not the modern-day stone cold killer IBC wants for a marquee SFL player. Pierce Spencer, arrogant, autocratic, ruthless IBC President, dreams up an ingenious scheme. He manufactures a season-long personal rivalry between T.K. and Harv Matision, the San Francisco Prospectors’ young, tough, inner-city-bred quarterback. Matision is heartless, mean, and viciously murderous, IBC’s ideal star athlete. IBC’s manipulations have all been designed to lead up to this final championship game, Mann against Matision, may the better man live. Pierce Spencer and his IBC cronies aren’t taking chances. They know the game’s outcome even before it begins. IBC plans to insure that this is T.K.’s final game. In the locker room, T.K. and his teammates go through the intensely personal rituals of men preparing to face death. Some listen to jarring rock music. Some shoot themselves up with painkillers or speed. Some, like T.K., operating under the theory that you can never be too prepared, go over their playbooks one last time. The time comes to suit up. Each player dons his lightweight body armor. Player by player they pass by the team armourer who gives each player his standard equipment, a long knife, a club, a bolo, a javelin, and to one player, a rifle. The players head for the street. The league’s championship game is being played this year In Boston, on a six block by eight block section of the downtown city. Everybody who lives there has been temporarily relocated. The two teams come out onto the eerily silent street. The Minutemen, with T.K. at the helm, and their opponents, the Harv Matision-led Prospectors, line up at the intersection of Myrtle and Garden. At the stroke of twelve midnight, the Minutemen kick off. The season’s championship game begins; the game known by street football fans around the country simply and accurately as……Killerbowl!  (May 19, 2011 | post #16)

United apologizes for reusing 9/11 flight numbers

Apologize? I don't think it's enough. All air travel should be completely suspended on 9/11 otherwise it's just too insensitive to the tragedy that occurred.  (May 18, 2011 | post #7)

Facebook article commenting: How-to and questions

and you couldn't just keep the regular "forum" link at the end of the article along with the FB one? "Geez, we'd like compare what our customers want, but let's skew it so it's a real PITA to do it the old way, so we get the results we want".  (May 17, 2011 | post #73)

Facebook article commenting: How-to and questions

Pass. MySpace, Facebook, all that crap is junk. That's for people who seem to need to know everytime someone sneezes or takes a dump, or have endless hours for trivial crap like Farmville. Why would you want to associate "real" news and information in a media like that, unless you plan on becoming a new print/web version of TMZ.....  (May 17, 2011 | post #72)

Taco Bell ads take parting shot at law firm

What were they thinking? Everybody knows that "oats" and "starch" are some of the most concentrated seasonings/flavori ngs known to man, why else would they be in there?  (Apr 20, 2011 | post #1)

If you were walking up to the plate to bat for the Minnes...

"Push It" Static-X or "N.I.B" Black Sabbath (or Primus/Ozzy version)  (Apr 8, 2011 | post #4)

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