Minneapolis Michael

Aug 23, 2012 9:23pm
gq:

Gen-Xer Paul Ryan Probably Hasn’t Smoked Pot, and That’s a Problem
Paul Ryan, “the first Gen-X candidate,” was 19 when the Berlin Wall came down, draft age during the first Gulf War, 21 when Nevermind dropped. All of which makes him a contemporary of many of us who work on and read GQ. Which got us wondering, what kind of a dude is Paul Ryan? Would we want to go to Coachella with this fella? More precisely: has he ever been stoned to the bejeezus belt?

gq:

Gen-Xer Paul Ryan Probably Hasn’t Smoked Pot, and That’s a Problem

Paul Ryan, “the first Gen-X candidate,” was 19 when the Berlin Wall came down, draft age during the first Gulf War, 21 when Nevermind dropped. All of which makes him a contemporary of many of us who work on and read GQ. Which got us wondering, what kind of a dude is Paul Ryan? Would we want to go to Coachella with this fella? More precisely: has he ever been stoned to the bejeezus belt?

May 20, 2011 2:17pm
getbangedon:

Kevin Durant dunks on Brendan Haywood: The Poster.
A step-by-step run through of the violence.
(Image via @NBA_Photos)

THUNDER UP.

getbangedon:

Kevin Durant dunks on Brendan Haywood: The Poster.

A step-by-step run through of the violence.

(Image via @NBA_Photos)

THUNDER UP.

(Source: getbangedon, via nbaoffseason)

May 16, 2011 4:36pm
Taj over Flash.

Taj over Flash.

May 16, 2011 4:31pm
gotemcoach:

He stays fly.  That’s no lie.  Eventually, you’ll notice.
Got ‘Em

gotemcoach:

He stays fly.  That’s no lie.  Eventually, you’ll notice.

Got ‘Em

Apr 5, 2011 3:38pm
I’m not exaggerating in calling this a landmark in the annals of crapitude and dick jokes and the fine corporate art of farting in the audience’s face. It’s easily one of the worst films I’ve ever seen in my life. - WELLS (!!!) on Your Highness.
Mar 30, 2011 10:33am
nbaoffseason:

The resemblance is uncanny (via @russbengtson)
russbengtson:

Yo Money, it’s GOTTA be the shoes!

nbaoffseason:

The resemblance is uncanny (via @russbengtson)

russbengtson:

Yo Money, it’s GOTTA be the shoes!

Mar 21, 2011 10:09am
newyorker:

In this week’s issue: Evan Osnos on the earthquake in Japan. James Surowiecki on disaster economics. Ben McGrath on Barry Bonds. Alexandra Jacobs on Spanx. Malcolm Gladwell on Helena Rubinstein. Peter Schjeldahl on “Bye Bye Kitty!!!”

Beautiful cover. Can’t wait to read Osnos on Japan’s earthquake and McGrath on Bonds (!).

newyorker:

In this week’s issue: Evan Osnos on the earthquake in Japan. James Surowiecki on disaster economics. Ben McGrath on Barry Bonds. Alexandra Jacobs on Spanx. Malcolm Gladwell on Helena Rubinstein. Peter Schjeldahl on “Bye Bye Kitty!!!”

Beautiful cover. Can’t wait to read Osnos on Japan’s earthquake and McGrath on Bonds (!).

Mar 20, 2011 12:48pm

Reading the Sunday Times So You Don’t Have To (Even Though You Should): 3.20.11

Let’s see if I can remember how to read a bike. With the impending paywall, let’s also see if I was a year too early with this little thing.

THE FRONT PAGE

Allies Open Air Assault on Qaddafi’s Forces - Unless you were deep in an NCAA-induced coma yesterday, you know that Allied Forces began Operation ‘Odyssey Dawn’ in Libya in an attempt to stop Col. Khaddafy from using air power against his fellow countrymen. What you probably didn’t know is that Gaddafi wrote President Obama a letter before the military action began. It read, in part:

“I have said to you before that even if Libya and the United States enter into war, God forbid, you will always remain my son, and I have all the love for you as a son, and I do not want your image to change with me…”

Kaddafi is Barack’s father? Get Fox News on this!

Quinoa’s Global Success Creates Quandary at Home - Hey hipsters, mix in some brown rice once in awhile; you’re forcing Bolivians to eat cheaper, processed foods like normal Americans. Note for trivia nerds: Quinoa, often thought to be a grain, is actually a chenopod, related to spinach and beets.

SUNDAY BUSINESS

The Wristwatch is Reimagined. Will Young Shoppers Care? - In a word, no. Marshal Cohen, chief retail analyst of the NPD Group, has it absolutely correct:

The MetaWatch, he said, “was the right idea — five years ago.”

Catherine Moellering, executive vice president at Tobe, a retail consulting firm, also nails it:

…Ms. Moellering sees young consumers paying less attention not only to watches, but also to the entire world of fashion. Fashion “is not as exciting as technology,” she said. “No store at the mall is as full as the Apple Store.”

I’ve got a different take: I don’t want more technology on my wrist, no matter how cool it is. I want a badass, classic Breitling.

WEEK IN REVIEW

Teaching to the Text Message - The most thought-provoking piece of the week. Instead of fighting culture, why not embrace it?

"…learning how to write concisely, to express one key detail succinctly and eloquently, is an incredibly useful skill, and more in tune with most students’ daily chatter, as well as the world’s conversation. The photo caption has never been more vital."

 

Feb 22, 2011 3:06pm

Phish Summer 2011 Tour from Phish on Vimeo.

One of the best days of the year: Phish announces summer tour dates.

Feb 14, 2011 8:03pm
In 1983 or thereabouts I started counting everyone I’d ‘been’ with and came up with a tally of around 175. - WELLS (!!!)

So best!

(Source: whatevs)

Feb 11, 2011 11:21pm
Gratuitous Post of Yourself Posing With an Olympic Torch Friday.

Gratuitous Post of Yourself Posing With an Olympic Torch Friday.

Feb 10, 2011 2:45pm
I suspected right away that the shadowed woman in the car wasn’t Finke…She has the eyes of someone cautious, uncertain, a little bit scared of things. Like someone who works in a pet hospital or a beauty salon. Or who sits around the house and does nothing while her husband works. - WELLS!! (on The Daily’s alleged Finke photo)
Feb 9, 2011 10:08am
Come to Minneapolis on your next book tour, pretty please, Jason. We love you here. And by we I mean me. I’m not like that dude who is stalking Zuckerberg, I promise. -

This is a comment made by minneapolismichael in response to this post in which I touched upon all the cities I’ve visited in support of the book.

(via jasonmulgrew)

I’ve been reading Mulgrew for YEARS, so I’m going to need a minute here.

Feb 4, 2011 7:04pm
nbaoffseason:

Word on the street(Twitter) is that Kevin Love has been named as Yao Ming’s replacement for the Western Conf. All-Stars.



#FreeLove for everybody!!

nbaoffseason:

Word on the street(Twitter) is that Kevin Love has been named as Yao Ming’s replacement for the Western Conf. All-Stars.

#FreeLove for everybody!!

Feb 3, 2011 4:32pm
nbaoffseason:

For everyone that wanted to know where to buy the Michael Jordan Macbook skin:
Buy Here -> [Where to get the Jordan Macbook Sticker]

nbaoffseason:

For everyone that wanted to know where to buy the Michael Jordan Macbook skin:

Buy Here -> [Where to get the Jordan Macbook Sticker]

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