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13 Dec 2010 11:19


Culture: Ford Field: People line up en masse for free Vikings/Giants tickets

  • Why are these guys so happy? They lined up in the bitter cold at Ford Field in Detroit this morning to score neutral-site tickets to the Minnesota Vikings/New York Giants game hastily scheduled there tonight, in the wake of that whole Metrodome collapse thang. Brett Favre may or may not be playing tonight; if he doesn’t, an epic consecutive-games streak goes away. source

12 Dec 2010 11:33


U.S.: So, here’s what the Metrodome looks like right now (holy crap)

To emphasize: The Metrodome isn’t technically a dome anymore. It’s a platter. The dome is dead. There is no dome. It’s been lost in the snow. source

22 Feb 2010 09:36


Offbeat: Post-drip blues: Minneapolis lady gets insane water bill

  • $1,595 the size of one poor Minneapolis woman’s massive water bill; “My heart just dropped,” she said
  • 194,484 number of gallons of water that is; the city says it’s accurate and she probably has a leak source

23 Oct 2009 09:47


U.S.: 150 miles later, these pilots are looking kind of silly

  • They were in a heated discussion over airline policy and they lost situational awareness.
  • The National Transportation Safety Board • Describing how a Northwest Airlines plane managed to fly 150 miles away from the runway it was supposed to land last night. The plane, headed to Minneapolis, was supposed to land at its destination at 8:01 p.m., but instead landed at 9:15 p.m. To be a fly on the wall of that plane after those idiots realized what they did. • source

06 Oct 2009 21:40