Two stories this week feed into the narrative of General Ongoing Awfulness. At first glance they don't seem connected, but just add a columnist who doesn't think he could get a full column out of either one, and bingo! Strange connections emerge.
Updated: December 27, 2012, - 09:18 PM
The Mary Tyler Moore house is up for sale, which means news stories reminding people we haven't had a TV show set in Minneapolis for four decades.
Updated: December 22, 2012, - 04:00 PM
Today is Dec. 21, and the world will not end.
Updated: December 20, 2012, - 08:02 PM
Bzzzzzz click! and the door's unlocked. Every time you have to get buzzed through a school door there's a fleeting moment of gratitude there's something between the kids and the monsters, and a dash of anger that the monsters exist.
Updated: December 15, 2012, - 05:13 PM
Last week we had the perfect winter storm. Perfect timing, perfect snow, perfect stage-dressing for the holidays to come. Even the next day, when you heard the car wheels spinning like the muffled cries of a mastodon knee-deep in a tar pit -- Rrrrrr! Rrrrrr! Rrrrrr! -- you felt a sense that all was right.
Updated: December 13, 2012, - 08:18 PM
If you don't hit the kettle on the way in, you want to say, "Get you on the way out." But if you hit it on the way in, you want to say, "Got you on the other side!" as you walk out.
Updated: December 08, 2012, - 05:05 PM
Trent Johnson, owner of B&J Trees, likes his job, but it's a demanding one.
Updated: December 08, 2012, - 05:02 PM
According to a spokesman for the Department of Whoa, Didn't See That Coming, the state is $1.1 billion in the hole, and there's not enough gambling money to pay for the stadium. The problem, according to one of the state reps I heard on the news:
Updated: December 06, 2012, - 08:18 PM
We are now the first state in the nation to sell lottery tickets directly at the gas pump.
Updated: December 01, 2012, - 04:21 PM