Monthly Archives: May 2006

On The Cover of The Rolling Stone

The May edition of Rolling Stone is the magazine’s 1,000th.  The cover, which has always been an intregal part of Rolling Stone’s identity, is particularly memorable this month. It’s recalls the Beatles’ famous Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover.  The Rolling Stone’s … Continue reading

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Louie in Las Vegas

If you’re going to Las Vegas, never mind seeing Celine Dion or Barry Manilow.  Minnesota native Louie Anderson has landed a permanent engagement at the Excalibur Hotel where he is now performing nightly.  He’s there indefinitely, as they say in Vegas. … Continue reading

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Our Daily Bread

This week on television we try our hand(s) at making bread.  Not just any bread, but bread the way they bake it at the new Dakota Harvest Bakers in downtown Grand Forks. Paul Holje and lead baker Scott Peters let me … Continue reading


Marcoux Corner Live!

They are the only acappella group named after a defunct Minnesota bar–Marcoux Corner.  They have cleverly named their new live album "Marcoux Corner Live!" They’ve been together and touring the country for years.  Just when you think Marcoux Corner can’t … Continue reading


Politics & Penance

At the end of each Grand Forks City Council meeting, council members are given a minute or two to talk about anything they want–an upcoming event, a favorite charity–that sort of thing.  The council meetings are televised live on cable.  … Continue reading


Louie Louie

In the 60’s, every rock ‘n roll band was required to play "Louie Louie" at least once a night.  It was on most bands’ "set list" because rock musicians knew it would be one of the first songs requested anyway.  I once heard … Continue reading

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Dave Barry Gets A Facelift

The Dave Barry Lift Station is getting a facelift.  I know because the Dave Barry (No. 16) is MY lift station, just a couple of blocks from my house.  I drive by it every day and walk past it almost every … Continue reading



WD-40 may be second only to Duct Tape in usefulness–as far as most guys are concerned, at least.  This week on television we’re going to be talking about some those many uses (in addition to cleaning and lubricating). Loyal customers submit their … Continue reading


Casual Norwegian Sex

Norwegians lead the world in casual sex.  Seven out of 10 Norwegians have had a random sex partner, according to a copyright UPI story out of Olso.  Norway is also among the top of the list for one-night stands.   The … Continue reading


The Night Elizabeth Taylor Spit on Me

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