The White Belt Thread, Revisited

Breaking news: Twin Cities now ranks only 16th on latest Hipster scall, according to City Pages Blotter post.

I blame Max and Coco’s move to Hollywood. And the smoking ban.

—This unearthed thread sees the light of day after this tweet:

[posted by justplainbob]

MNSpeak Lame Update

Hi everyone! Ya’ll happy? Yeah? Cool? Love the new MNSpeak?

OK. So, neither do I. Here’s the deal:

- I have to schedule a meeting with local editors for top level categories: music, politics, art, culture, snark, NSFW, Debt Ceilings, other stuff. Editors have been identified.

- We need to rejigger Tumblr to a new template that takes in categories

- We need to launch said template

- Editors will begin posting

- Awesomeness will abide

- Truth and meaning will be yours

- Beers

All good? We cool?


The Posting

(My sincere apologize to Poe) (submitted to MNSpeak by ‘2oldfarts’)

Once upon a MNSpeak early, where I pondered weak from Surly,

Over many a quaint and curious postings of forgotten lore,

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at the MNSpeak door.
`’Tis some lurker,’ I then uttered, ` rapping at the MNSpeak door -
Only this, and nothing more.’

There I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl and fiery glare now burned into the MNSpeak door;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion’s velvet lining that the computer-light gloated o’er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the computer-light gloating o’er,
benot a lurker, ah, nevermore!

`Be that word your sign of parting, and now get to posting!’ I shrieked upstarting -
`Get thee back onto thy keyboard and away the Night’s Plutonian shore!
Leave no shadow as a token by your lurking of which I’ve spoken!
Leave the MNSpeak door unbroken! - quit thy lurking by the door!
Take the sneak from out thy heart, and take thy form from off the door!’
Then be a lurker, `Nevermore.’

Is this a homophobic statement? Sexist? Just uncalled for? You decide!

Cee Lo wasn’t a fan of Andrea Swensson’s review and tweets this in response.

@gimme_noise I respect your criticism but be fair! People enjoyed last night!I’m guessing ur gay?and my masculinity offended u?well f—-k U! less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply Cee Lo Green CeeLoGreen

He then later assumes she is a he.

Say what?

Say what?

MinnPost’s Max Sparber has a nice play-by-play here: “How to create a public-relations disaster: Cee Lo Green and Twitter" — nice to have because Green has since deleted all his tweets on the subject.

Get Your Cute On

Too Much Cute

Video: Como Zoo Welcomes Newborn Bison

The Como Zoo welcomed a new arrival born this morning. “Aunt Bea”, a two-year old bison taken in by the Como Zoo in November, gave birth today at 11:10a.m in the bison yard. The baby bison is now on display to the public, who can follow the bison as it practices to stand on its own.

And like many of the MNSpeak readers “The sex of the bison is still unknown at this time.”

Light Rail Cost Less Than The Bus?

Photo by David Joles

That’s the headline on this Strib story today. The electric-powered trains also help reduce air pollution emissions along its route, which is one reason I likes the shiny new choo-choo, too.