6/3/2005: The Morning Communique


News and commentary posted throughout the day by the City Pages staff right here at The Blotter.

Follow the Twins, Vikings, and the basketball playoffs at Balls, City Pages' new sports blog.

Sylvester Stallone is buying Ben Gay in the ten-gallon drum in preparation for Rambo IV. Details at Culture to Go.


In an attempt to appeal to more female players, the creators of computer game icon Lara Croft have re-vamped her image to remove one of her most prominent and remarked-upon features -- her generous bust.

Tucked away in the 96-page emergency military spending bill signed by President Bush this month are four paragraphs that give energy companies the right to explore for oil and gas inside a sprawling national park.

The city fathers of Knoxville, Tennessee allowed a private investigator to use municipal funds to pay for lap dances, beers, and tips to female dancers to determine if the adult establishments were adhering to city regulations.


If you can't wait for Madden 2006 to start kicking ass with the Vikings' new defense, David Erickson at Twin Cities Minnesota can assist.


Here's a photo of a row of plastic milk jugs filled with pee from a story not about a recent party at Crispin Glover's house, but about how truckers relieve themselves while driving, then launch the urine bombs out the window. Where have you gone, Iron Eyes Cody?

Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries according to 15 conservative scholars and public policy leaders

Free Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme today in honor of National Doughnut Day, which was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression and to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers who prepared doughnuts for thousands of soldiers.


"He was a peacemaker and he wanted to make a world where there was a generation of peace. And he succeeded. That is his legacy. He was a peacemaker. He was a lying, conniving, covering up peacemaker. He was not a lying, conniving drug addict like JFK, a lying, conniving war starter like LBJ, a lying, conniving seducer like Clinton -- a lying, conniving peacemaker. That is Nixon's kharma."

-- Economist and former game show host Ben Stein, sticking up for Nixon amid the "Deep Throat" news cycle

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