Nye's loses its star, the airline monopoly in the Twin Cities, racism and the false police report, the obligatory Super Bowl ad post, and hunting via the Internet
An idea worth considering in Minnesota.
In Boston, the nation's snow capital these days, a lawmaker is tired of driving behind people who haven't cleared their cars of snow, and getting snow-bombed.
"We actually had in committee hearings in the last legislative session people who came in and testified who were physically injured in accidents where big chunks of ice came off from commercial vehicles, came through the windshield and seriously injured people, including in one case shearing somebody's ear right off," Rep. Cleon Turner told WBZ Radio.
Turner has filed a bill making it a crime to drive without clearing all the snow off a vehicle. Violations would cost $500.
There's good reason for this, of course, and the early line on Twitter is that this is a good idea for Minnesota. But "snow bombs" have their place. They're perfect, for example, for people who have run out of "blue juice."(14 Comments)
Necessity birthed a new fashion in Egypt today as tens of thousands of protesters hit the streets again, many prepared to be hit...
It's taken us a little while today to dig into the crowded closet where we keep 44 years of history at Minnesota Public Radio. So I didn't have this in time for this morning's Five By Eight, lamenting the end of an era in Minneapolis with the retirement of Lou Snider of Nye's Polinaise Room.
But we've found a segment we did with her in 1996, for a series called "Odd Jobs," in which people describe what they do for a living:
By the way, Odd Jobs was tailor-made for News Cut, but it was ahead of its time. If you'd be interested in telling me about the unique job you have, contact me.
(h/t: Sylvia Mohn)(2 Comments)
Perhaps you know the type. They got tickets weeks ago to the Super Bowl, and spent an inordinate amount of time working into the conversation the fact they were going to a warm, sunny place in the dead of winter... and you weren't.
The current temperature in Dallas, Texas, the site of Sunday's Super Bowl: 27 degrees.
The current temperature in Minneapolis: 34 degrees.
We should feel sorry for them.(1 Comments)