The struggling, 0-3 Vikings are playing the struggling, 0-3 Steelers this weekend in England, in an attempt to show the mother country that American football is actually worth watching.But it appears the British are not coming around to our way of thinking.
During his tenure in Minnesota, Bryant McKinnie established an unprecedented reputation for blowing through stacks of money, eating lots of food, not paying $375,000 strip club tabs, and "running through the okra patch" on the Love Boat, among other things.SEE ALSO: Brett Favre pubes salesman shares ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --A customer at the Hopkins Main Street Dairy Queen recently wrote to the company to commend Joey, an employee who did all he could to prevent a woman from stealing cash from a blind customer, then opened his own wallet to reimburse the man when his efforts to stop the woman prov ... More >>
If the memo didn't already hit home, Justin Vernon has put Bon Iver on the back burner for the time being. As we pointed out last week, a few interviews regarding the release of Volcano Choir's Repave fingered him for the status of his most well-known project, but he seemed more excited to discuss t ... More >>
Using 2010 census data, a map showing the racial breakdown of the Twin Cities doesn't contain many surprises. To take a couple examples, the metro's African American population is concentrated in North Minneapolis, while the highest concentration of Asians is in Frogtown.SEE ALSO: Judgmental Mpls ne ... More >>
'Give us five minutes and we'll change the world.'
Chris Kluwe wanted to be in Mankato for Vikings training camp this summer, but that was no longer in the cards after the Vikes decided to go with a younger, cheaper punter.SEE ALSO: Female Strib reporter goes to woman-starved northwestern NoDak, hilarity ensues But getting released hasn't stopped th ... More >>
Yesterday, Fred Smoot held a Reddit "ask me anything" session. And of course, the first question he received was about the starring role he played in the 2005 Vikings "Love Boat" scandal.SEE ALSO: Fred Smoot reportedly pissed his pants during DWI arrestAfter calling the boat party "overrated," Smoot ... More >>
Yesterday, Dessa officially dropped "Call Off Your Ghost," the second single from the upcoming Parts of Speech. To celebrate, she took to Reddit to participate in the site's signature forum: An "AMA" -- that is, "Ask Me Anything," which is the equivalent of a no-holds Q&A between Dessa and her f ... More >>
The Onion didn't waste any time this week in ribbing Chris Kluwe. Only a day after the Vikings announced they were dropping their punter, the sports sections of the comedic newspaper published an article satirizing Kluwe's writings as an advocate for equality in sports. In the article, Onion-world ... More >>
Danny Brown's show last weekend at the Triple Rock, in which a member of the audience allegedly performed oral sex on him, has opened up a discussion about onstage sexual assault. Brown's tour mate and friend Kitty Pryde has written a lengthy piece on Vice's Noisey music blog on the incident, referr ... More >>
Live performance is an incredibly intimate bond between artists and fans, but that intimacy got busted worse than Danny Brown's front tooth during Friday's show on Minneapolis's West Bank. At minimum, the Detroit rapper led several fans at the sold-out Triple Rock Social Club to believe, and many pr ... More >>
Danny Brown With Kitty Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Friday, April 26, 2013 With squinting eyes and a smile lit up like a 1,000-watt marquee, Danny Brown began his triumphant return to the Twin Cities by issuing a warning to the sold-out crowd. "This is not a rap show. If you wanna see rappi ... More >>
Two days ago, a Best Buy employee discovered that some nerd-illiterate Nintendo R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy) owner had dropped the 1980s-era gaming system off for recycling.The employee couldn't allow the rare toy robot to get scrapped. First, he asked his boss if he could take it home, but hear ... More >>
Matt Blum's photographs of naked women have hit a nerve while granting peace of mind for their subjects
Parenting in the social media age: When your daughter "gets fresh," you don't ground her. Instead, you punish her by posting embarrassing photos of yourself and your spouse on her Facebook page.SEE ALSO: 350-pound Wisconsin man picketing restaurant after he's cut off during all-you-can-eat fish fryO ... More >>
Steve Bedrosian pitched one memorable year for the Twins, winning a World Series in Minnesota in 1991. He now lives in suburban Atlanta, where he is currently stewing over the Creepshots scandal that's erupted at his daughter's school.Earlier this month, a substitute teacher in Coweta County, Georgi ... More >>
Oakdale senior Mike Stone really wants a porn star to be his prom date. Stone's been burning up Twitter tweeting variations of "hey brenda are u booked up on may 12 ?" to different porn stars, from Brenda James to Cherie DeVille. (Not that we know anything about that!) "Mad Mike" says he's 18 ... More >>
Imgur via RedditAt least someone appreciates Joe.After going 15-3 in June, easily the best record in the majors' in that time, our gimpy Twins have fallen back to earth in a big way, dropping the last five games, including a three game sweep at the hands of the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers. The ... More >>
Late last week, Reddit broke the news of Bon Iver's sophomore album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, leaking (flooding) to the internet. A snafu somewhere along the many-linked chain of digital distribution ultimately caused Apple to make the entirety of the record available for purchase instead ... More >>
Lobbying for booze one beer at a time
Today we were surfing Reddit and came across this little gem and we're proclaiming user "DuckSauced" as the Twins fan of the season to beat so far.
A food magazine gets barbecuedUntil yesterday, Cooks Source was a sleepy, anonymous little magazine about food that was distributed for free to maybe 20,000 people in western New England. The magazine publishes quaint stories about harvest fairs, recipes, gluten-free diets, and so on. The onl ... More >>
Someone named Nick Pittsinger AKA Shamantis (or not...we'll get to that) recently took his possibly ironic love of the J. BIEBZ and unwittingly injected it into the web's jugular about 18 hours ago as of this writing. By using an open-source program called PaulStretch ("...suitable only for extre ... More >>
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