In Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal the 18th-century satirist famously suggested that poor children in Ireland be eaten, rather than become a burden to their parents and country. Nearly 300 years later, science journalist John Bohannon made his own modest proposal, espousing that instead of for ... More >>
Jefferson Fietek, a drama teacher at Anoka Middle School, was supposed to answer six simple questions to prove he'd watched a training presentation put out by the Anoka-Hennepin school district. The test was supposed to be easy. But the way it was written made passing impossible.
The wording of ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has a new e-mail blast out, and a new campaign "ad" on Youtube, both of which make it pretty clear that her campaign is totally, absolutely, utterly out of money. Over the last few weeks, Bachmann's fundraising e-mails have grown more desperate, and her videos are about the cheap ... More >>
In her book, Janet Boynes thanks the Bachmanns for their friendship.Defying every known authority in modern psychiatry, Michele and Marcus Bachmann are sure you can "ungay" people. In fact, they've got the ex-lesbian friend to prove it. Janet Boynes, one of Michele Bachmann's favorite converted h ... More >>
Photo by Dewey Koshenina When Baratunde Thurston took the stage in the Hilton ballroom at the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association summit yesterday, he led with a Jucy Lucy joke. "I'm in the place where they put cheese inside a hamburger," he said. "Doesn't that offend like 90% of th ... More >>
Best Mountain Lion QB everThere's a weird Vikings reunion going on west of the Sierra Nevada: Quarterback Daunte Culpepper has just signed a deal to play football under the eye of coach Dennis Green -- for the Sacramento Mountain Lions, a UFL franchise.
The first time time those two paired u ... More >>