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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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February 5, 2007

The Man who would be Kennedy

The premise of this article seems inane at first glance. After all, who would have cared what Michael Dukakis was doing with his time in 1990? (I was busy planning an assault on the technodrome in dimension-X) However, this article reveals and documents the cultural phenomenon of ostracizing losers, which has characterized the Democratic party in the past few decades. It also features reflective and interesting reporting. Plus, by giving a nod to the "also-rans," I'll feel like I'm doing Fritz a solid. See you at Kowalski's, Homey.

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January 22, 2007

John Harvey Kellogg Rides Again

This article, on the precipitous rise of probiotic foods in the US marketplace, calls to mind the yogurt enemas of the old Battle Creek Sanitarium. It has taken about a century, but Kellogg's has finally brought an version to market that can be taken orally. Cheers.

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