How a squad of self-appointed experts took over the billion-dollar autograph industry
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 >>
Photo by Steve Cohen for City PagesThe Doggfather gets down in MPLSFor Twin Cities rap-loving stoners, Snoop Dogg's sporadic local gigs must bring about a feeling like that of a kid on Christmas (both occasions when the tree's at the center of the party). For those dedicated fans of the slick-tal ... More >>
Kid Cudi has been making the late night talk show rounds lately in promotion of his record, Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, but the performance that caught our eye was his stop on Conan's show Monday night, where he proudly wore a vintage purple Prince t-shirt while he performed new ... More >>
Monica WrightVisit Little Pint's home on Lake PepinThis week's punishingly hot weather has us scrambling for places to cool off (or hide out) until the oppressive humidity relents. Naturally, large bodies of water are especially enticing.
Dennis Leroy Anderson and his greatest creation: A Barcalounger even a drunk can drive.For professional drunks, it is a trophy like no other: the only chair to ever land its operator a DWI.The chair has as many amenities as the average Mini Cooper. Powered by a lawnmower engine, it comes equipped ... More >>
Remember the guy who won the eBay auction for the motorized recliner involved last year in a Proctor DWI? Turns out he's not paying up on his $10,099 winning bid and the town's police chief isn't happy.
Minnesota's famed DWI motorized chair (It's not a La-Z-Boy! Don't be fooled!) has finally been sold on eBay. Final price, 64 bids later: $10,099.99.
The motorized La-Z-Boy chair that made international news when owner Dennis LeRoy Anderson was busted operating it drunk is now up for sale on eBay and the price is rising fast.
Attention old people: Don't let the Internet beat you.
Lunchbox options have expanded since the days of Garfield and Pac-Man. Check out what we found.
Perhaps Bachmann could buy the Tron plane and leave for good?
Anyone out there need a Tron-themed aircraft?
The fame of Dan Lacey pours syrup at the feet of the Old Gray Lady.
The ousted publisher goes out like a trust-fund punk
Local businesses, meet your new advertising partner: Habib
It was widely reported yesterday that St. Paul resident Lisa Perry, in the throes of a self-described "mid-life excitement," was selling all her possessions in a single eBay auction. Today, however, Perry's eBay listing abruptly vanished.
Mayor of Bogota, NJ, offended by Spanish-language billboard, husband and wife in Kansas run for same House seat, bid late and win big at eBay, make your own Chewbacca puppet, really expensive domain names, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
New Zealand for sale on eBay, GM halts production on the original Hummer, the Chinese Wikipedia, Batman sounds-effect screenshots, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
New Orleans selling school busses on eBay, NFL lineman discusses being gay, addicted and raped, the 25 best moments on Arrested Development, Jack Black as a super-smart astronaut, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
When I last passed through Memphis, TN, in 1998, the place where the legendary Stax studios once stood was a grassy, empty lot. Today the Stax Museum of American Soul Music stands there, with the adjoining Stax Music Academy serving youth in the surrounding (and still impoverished) neighborhood of S ... More >>
Tattoo gets woman bounced from Aussie airplane, Florida monastery ends up on a terrorist watch list, Dave Chappelle's block party, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Russian ligers, Shatner's kidney stone, the mental disorder quiz, the dance of the animated penguins, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...
THESE DAYS [NETHER-REGION EDITION] Brentwood, New Hampshire, police assisted ambulance and rescue personnel with a 39-year-old man who had a padlock on his testicles for two weeks. A German aid group finds the first solid proof of female circumcision in Iraq, a practice thought to be prevalent in ... More >>
[THESE DAYS] The number of Americans who oppose a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to punish flag-burning as protest is up sharply from 2004, according to a survey released by the First Amendment Center. [via Undernews] Retail giant HMV has pulled all albums and DVDs by ... More >>
This message brought to you by... In the Strib: Slow news day--a lege update. From Sunday: there are more commercials than you think embedded in your local TV news (at KARE 11, in this case); and this Sunday page 1A commercial for the war in Iraq. In the Pi-Press: Rod Grams, lonely guy. Other ... More >>
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