April 27, 2007

"Too wierd to live, too rare to die" - HST

Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) visited the high school where he taught before becoming the first public servant in the United States Congress. His visit was chronicled locally and nationally, setting the stage for today's battle. The arena is a "series of tubes" called "internets." The cage is the fence around the fourth estate. It's about to get biblical as David, played by Dan Linehan, weighing in as a 2005 graduate of St. Thomas University and representing the Mankato Free Press, takes on Goliath, evinced by Columbia University journalism professor Samuel Freedman and representing the New York Times. Officiating tonight's bout is perennial University of Minnesota senior Andrew Eggenberger. "Protect yer subjunctives boys, cuz i'm gonna let this one go 'til acute Carpal Tunnel gives one of y'all apoplexy. Let's get ready to journaaaaaaaaaaal!"

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January 24, 2007

Frats vs. Geeks

From headquarters:
Star Tribune article acknowlegdes the departure of colleague Steve Perry, editor of City Pages, who was often critical of Minneapolis' so-called minor-major. City pages devotes a cover story and supplement to the Strib's hasty and reportedly cheap sale.
From the trenches:
Steve Perry gets into a electro-mediated row with Monica Moses over a not-for-publication letter to the editor, which, to everyone's surprise *irony*, wound up on the local blogosphere.

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