This blog covers everything except sports and gardening, unless we find a really good link about using dead professional bowlers for mulch. The author is a StarTribune columnist, has been passing off fiction and hyperbole as insight since 1997, has run his own website since the Jurassic era of AOL, and was online when today’s college sophomores were a year away from being born. So get off his lawn.

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Posted by: James Lileks under Outstate, Technology Updated: November 18, 2013 - 12:11 PM

The problem with concerts are the people who share your tastes. The ones who do stupid things that spoil it for everyone - shouting WOOO! during the quiet parts, standing on their seats so no one behind can see, throwing up, lighting shirts on fire and waving them around, fireworks, and so on. Festival seating! they called it. It was neither.

At least in those days you weren’t a risk from the band itself. This is just remarkable. The Independent:

US rapper George Watsky has apologised after performing a stage dive in London that broke a woman’s arm and gave a man muscular bruising.

The rapper was performing at Alexandra Palace in north London when he climbed up the stage on a rope before launching himself onto the audience from 30ft.

In a lengthy post on his Facebook page, Watsky apologised for his stunt and said he decided to jump due to a “huge overreach in the heat of the moment”.

Here it is. Warning: swear words, because he’s a serious artist with something to say.

He fell on the ground because people got out of the way. Most people when they see an object falling from on high will get out of the way.

HISTORY This happens when you raze the city from time to time.

Archaeologists have unearthed traces of a previously unknown, 14th-century Canaanite city buried underneath the ruins of another city in Israel.

The traces include an Egyptian amulet of Amenhotep III and several pottery vessels from the Late Bronze Age unearthed at the site of Gezer, an ancient Canaanite city.

Gezer. eh? Not Gozer? That would be the area for your ancient Sumeria devil-deities, you know. Anyway, how did they find this place?

Earlier this summer, Ortiz and his colleague Samuel Wolff of the Israel Antiquities Authority noticed traces of an even more ancient city from centuries before King Solomon's time. Among the layers was a section that dated to about the 14th century B.C., containing a scarab, or beetle, amulet from King Amenhotep III, the grandfather of King Tut. They also found shards of Philistine pottery.

Pity that Amenhotep 3 just gets mentioned as the grandfather of Tut. He ruled a long time - almost 40 years, scholars believe - and Egypt did well under his reign. Wikipedia notes that he suffered from something that was rare in ancient times: old age.

Scientists believe that in his final years he suffered from arthritis and became obese. It has generally been assumed by some scholars that Amenhotep requested and received from his father-in-law Tushratta of Mitanni, a statue of Ishtar of Nineveh—a healing goddess—in order to cure him of his various ailments which included painful abscesses in his teeth.

A forensic examination of his mummy shows that he was probably in constant pain during his final years due to his worn, and cavity-pitted teeth.

Ouch.

TV From Hollywood Reporter:

Two months after the crime drama’s second cancelation, The Killing is being resurrected for a fourth season at Netflix. The streaming service, which stepped up to make the last revival feasible, will air six episodes, which will be billed as the series’ “final season.”

The series' stars Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos will return, with the show set to explore a new case.

Six episodes is just about enough. The series was so much better in its third season; leaner and richer, and Kinnaman dialed back the sneezy qualities.

CHECKING IN Let’s revisit the strange blog that barfs up random search terms with a Minnesota flavor. Mo link; don’t want to send it a jot of traffic, let alone an iota. Today’s subject: Northfield!

Take a cruise while you are facing a DWI in Minnesota, plate impoundment may seem like one of this people, go and have an abundance of character and charm. Finding fun, variety, value and making lasting memories with a DWI.

That’s one way of putting it. Now, strap in and prepare for whiplash:

Other liberal arts schools in Minnesota can be easier if you elect to stack your personal injury protection, but your car gets damaged. You will find existing homes in Minnesota, there is so much more to discover in the northfield minnesota news off season, when the crazy Brett Favre rumors started swirling. Was he coming out of retirement? Is he injured or is he healthy and ready to play? Just when it seemed like he was finally done considering it, he changed his mind again and showed up to 275% of the smaller Minnesota casinos.

Easy to see how someone could stumble across this page and think “finally, my source for quality legal advice.”

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