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by luciensar
Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Should terrorists be tax exempt?
Replies: 11
Views: 3648

Re: Let me break it down for you.

Yes, the Salem witch trials were held in this country, and yes they were perpetuated by the church. Hundreds of women were burned at the steak in the name of God. A) It's "stake", not "steak". Spelling it incorrectly completely deflates your argument. B) Technically, the salem witch trials were not...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Bad Behavior
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Bad Behavior

I was thinking about Randy Moss earlier, and something occured to me. I still can't quite wrap my head around why the Vikings traded him. He was guilty of some very bad behavior, but is that really a sound reason to trade a player? I mean, it's one thing if they're all drugged up or comitting violen...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Good and evil
Replies: 25
Views: 5683

Re: Things Behind the Sun

If I understand you correctly, this means you wouldn't characterize Mengele's experiments as "more evil" than "good." Is that correct? Correct. I don't think that anything can be described as being "more evil" or "more good". However, I also place morality and ethics as being different from good an...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: The Don?
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

I really don't see much that's horrible about Trump. I mean, he's got a string of failed marriages, but so do many people who are clearly workaholics - and he is. He's made his fortune by being an extremely good businessman, which is better than you can say about a lot of this country's rich and fam...
by luciensar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Education overrated
Replies: 15
Views: 3978

Re: Education overrated

... I leaped into a culture of classes, constant study, peers the age of my children ... This might be the problem - your age has become a liability. If you are young and fresh out of school, you may have a better chance landing the entry level job you are looking for. You can't blame business' nee...
by luciensar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Luck is Finally on Vikings' Side
Replies: 6
Views: 2167

Terry wrote:Oh well, Chidress will need time to mature as a head coach.
That's what people said about Tice.

And Dennis Green.
by luciensar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Good and evil
Replies: 25
Views: 5683

To prevent the good, is to do evil. To prevent the evil, is to do good. This is very abstract and it depends on whom you are talking to. Bin Laden is doing evil to us, but he is doing good to his followers. Iraqi insurgents are doing evil to our troops, but they are doing good to those on their sid...
by luciensar
Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Movie Alone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

Not only do I see movies alone, I once saw the same movie alone, 5 nights in a row. When Run Lola Run was showing at the Parkway theater (which is one of the most beautiful in the city, really), I went every night of the week it was there. I don't think more than a dozen other people saw it that wee...
by luciensar
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: New Drink - Cocaine
Replies: 1
Views: 973

I shamelessly say that yes, I would try it.
by luciensar
Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Movie Alone?
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

I've gone to movies alone many times. I don't particularly like it when the people I'm with talk during the movie anyway, so it's not much different. I can focus on the movie and not be distracted.
by luciensar
Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Good and evil
Replies: 25
Views: 5683

I don't think it's possible to quantify "good" and "evil" within something. You can't put a percentage on it. And because of that, you can't say something is "more evil" or "more good". Not because it's impossible to decide whether an action was morally wrong or right (which is different from good a...
by luciensar
Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Luck is Finally on Vikings' Side
Replies: 6
Views: 2167

I wouldn't be disappointed to be proven wrong, but I don't think this season's Vikes have a shot at 10-6, let alone 16-0. It's nice when luck helps pull things together, but you can't win a whole season on luck. And also, luck doesn't breed confidence in the same way that a hard-fought win will. The...
by luciensar
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Movie Quotes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1767

"If you are looking for something, your chances of finding it are very slim. Because of all the things in the world, you're only looking for one of them. But if you go looking for anything at all, your chances of finding it are very good. Because, of all things in the world, you're bound to find som...
by luciensar
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Locker Rooms
Replies: 1
Views: 929

I'm pretty sure I was only ever in the locker room maybe two or three times. I skipped a lot of gym classes in high school to hang out in the computer lab.
by luciensar
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Good and evil
Replies: 25
Views: 5683

I'm told that I asked my parents this question when I was about five years old. The answer they gave me was that concepts like "good" and "evil" have no tangible definitions. There is nobody and nothing that is wholly good or wholly evil. Not even actions. Even the most horrific things ever done hav...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Did Jesus belong in the Nut House?
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

The psychiatric community is all too ready to give names and titles to conditions which are incredibly common. But hey, that's their job. Nobody complains when zoologists divide up species of cattle into hundreds of subgroups by saying "hey, they're all just cows". That being said, Intermittent Expl...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Most Overrated Minneapolis St Paul Restaurants
Replies: 32
Views: 19485

animal innards are consider delicacies in Asian cuisines, but a lot of people here don't find it tempting to eat liver, heart or stomach. But if you're going to an Asian place to eat, then you obviously want to try some Asian food. I mean, I don't go into an Indian restaurant and request that my ch...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Muslims Need Thicker Skin
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

Everytime anyone says something about Islam, you see all the nutheads shouting, waving their fists and burning flags on the street. By doing so, are they showing the world what Islam stands for or are they proving that Muslims are peace-loving? Or are you seeing the same stock footage provided to y...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Christians can't fight?
Replies: 11
Views: 3650

I have no personal moral stance that says killing is always wrong. I refuse to see the world in that kind of stark contrast. However, that doesn't mean I would ever go to war. Defending a country carries many more options than just getting a gun and a helmet and going - ironically - somewhere else t...
by luciensar
Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Muslims Need Thicker Skin
Replies: 4
Views: 1957

Firstly, it's not all muslims who reacted that way to the cartoons. I'm sure plenty of them were able to laugh at themselves (and the writers) and just brush it off. On the other hand, they have a pretty hard time keeping up the PR lately as a group. Some of it is the kind of bad press that just can...
by luciensar
Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: 2 for 1...
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

Yes, but there's extremely examples that could prove anything. I mean, if the number is in the dozens, it might raise an eyebrow. If it's in the hundreds, I go running the other direction.
by luciensar
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Astrology?
Replies: 3
Views: 1585

Bunk. There are forces in the world that are invisible and powerful, but astrology isn't one of them.
by luciensar
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: A Handshake?
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

I shook hands with the Queen of Norway. That was pretty cool.
by luciensar
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Where & when did you hear the 9/11 attacks?
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

For the few days before 9/11, my roommate at the time had been waking me up with fake news stories every morning, coincidentaly. One morning it was that aliens had landed in St. Paul, one morning it was that the US had declared war on Canada and so forth. So when he woke me up on 9/11 with the news,...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Ready for Winter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

I rather enjoy the cold. It's much easier to bundle up than cool off, after all.
by luciensar
Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Has 9/11 Changed Your Life?
Replies: 3
Views: 1386

I feel like the impact of 9/11 on my life has mostly been in how I am forced to react to other people. For some people it was a completely life-changing experience. Some of them through personal tragedy and some because it acted as a galvanizing force that made them super patriotic and in some cases...
by luciensar
Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Bottled Water - $10 Billion Scam
Replies: 9
Views: 3573

Pen and Teller did a great episode of their show, Bullshit!, in which they took a very close look at the "purity" of bottled water and found that it was on average no more pure and in some cases far less pure than tap water.
by luciensar
Sun Sep 10, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Question of the Day
Replies: 31
Views: 8869

dorajar wrote:Today's question:

Do you think it's right for NASCAR to have Liquor Ads on their Cars?
I don't know about right, but it's funny in a Darwinian sort of way.
by luciensar
Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Question of the Day
Replies: 31
Views: 8869

There's definitely times when plastic surgery is acceptable. For one thing, if someone is (for instance) burned in a fire. But I think even some vanity plastic surgery is okay. I mean, it's their own body to do with as they choose. There's certainly a level of plastic surgery that I find disgusting,...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Islamic Stereotyping
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

How about Dubai? They are most definitely our friend and ally. Besides supporting the war on terror, they also support peace. They contributed heavily to peace efforts in Lebanon and have been our allies since long before the "war on terror". The proof for claims that Christianity of all sorts is no...
by luciensar
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Oxymoron: Gay Republican
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

If it was just a religious issue, then I don't think there would be nearly as much uproar, but it's not. The civil side of it is what people want changed. I don't think there are really that many people out there who think that the Pope is going to decide that gay marriage is okay for Catholics for ...
by luciensar
Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Why do they spend money on that?
Replies: 0
Views: 1208

Why do they spend money on that?

Have you ever come across a website and said to yourself, "wow - people actually spend money to keep that running." It happens to me a lot. For instance, have you ever wanted to know more about rhubarb? http://www.rhubarbinfo.com Anyone else have some silly sites they've come across that just don't ...
by luciensar
Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Are You Vacation Deprived?
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

I haven't taken a real vacation in a very, very long time. I've taken trips elsewhere, but not a vacation. Maybe I just don't have quite as stressful a life as many people, but a vacation has never seemed necessary. All the same, there's a definite need in the back of my mind for some time on a beac...
by luciensar
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Islamic Stereotyping
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Islamic Stereotyping

I am completely fed up with the stereotyping of Islam as some violent cult of fanatics. It seems like all the news ever tells people about Islam is related to terrorist leaders. They never talk about the huge majority of muslims who are peaceful and well cultured. They completely ignore the fact tha...
by luciensar
Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Altogether one of the best sites around
Replies: 1
Views: 1352

Altogether one of the best sites around

It's hardly news, but some people still ahve never gotten on this bandwagon. http://www.somethingawful.com is often hilarious and quite frequently crude and absurd. I highly recommend the Comedy Goldmine and Photoshop Phriday sections. Enough ridiculous stuff to keep you laughing for hours, trust me.
by luciensar
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: City of Fakes
Replies: 11
Views: 8996

Voo wrote:"WHO LIKES WICKER??"
Wow I just laughed milk out of my nose. You hit that nail right on the head :)
by luciensar
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:22 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Paradise Now
Replies: 0
Views: 1360

Paradise Now

A while ago I watched a really excellent movie called 'Paradise Now'. It's about two Palestinian men who get recruited to become suicide bombers in Tel Aviv. The whole movie does an excellent job of showing the kind of emotion that's involved in something like that, while not trying to be biased to ...
by luciensar
Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Question of the Day
Topic: Who would you call?
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

My best friend. And that's about it, really.
by luciensar
Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Jokes, Humor, Something Interesting ...
Topic: Natalie Portman's SNL Rap
Replies: 2
Views: 2065

You know me all too well :)

I am in full agreement that everyone should watch this. It's among the funniest things I've seen in years.
by luciensar
Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Stem Cell advances and setbacks
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Stem Cell advances and setbacks

A Massachusetts company - Advanced Cell Technology - has recently made a breakthrough in the creation of stem cells without destroying the embryo from which it was created. It seems like this should be the sort of thing that people on both sides of the debate can be happy about. Those who are intere...
by luciensar
Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Hey Baldy! Why'd you shave your head?
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

I've shaved my head many times and I'm not bald or going bald. Having a shaven head is a hairstyle just like any other. Some people look good without hair. Some people look terrible without hair. Just like any hairstyle. Just like baldness makes some guys look horrible and it makes others look digni...
by luciensar
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Best hometown hero?
Replies: 15
Views: 4137

Don't forget Steel Shank (or whatever the respective members are doing these days) and Semisonic for that list.
by luciensar
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Best hometown hero?
Replies: 15
Views: 4137

I think Prince's freakishness is totally a product of Minnesotanism. And I don't think he's quite so much of a freak as people like to think either. I've met him and (briefly) talked to him, and he was actually fairly down to earth. He's got some eccentricities, but he's got the money to afford them.
by luciensar
Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Love Talk
Topic: Straightest Guy Hit on by Gay
Replies: 30
Views: 12268

If you hit on a girl and she turned out to be a lesbian, do you think she should be offended? Or does this apply only to you and your vaguely homophobic attitude?
by luciensar
Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Newspapers
Replies: 7
Views: 2544

Newspapers

So I was sitting here reading a newspaper (Strib to be exact) and it occured to me that nobody does this anymore. When I buy a newspaper at the store (haven't had a subscription since my NY Times subscription lapsed last year), people look at me strangely. I've heard that studies show that the reaso...
by luciensar
Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Gawking
Replies: 15
Views: 4160

It occurs to me that I'm sure a lot of the people who see accidents realize that if they so much as bump into a paramedic or something, they're probably going to get sued by the victim. To say nothing of actually trying to help them. Chalk it up as another horrible side effect of our culture of liti...
by luciensar
Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Best Minneapolis St Paul Restaurants for a Date
Replies: 15
Views: 21334

Vincent is fantastic. I haven't had any dates there, but I've gone to lunch there a couple times. I've been extremely pleased, if a bit anxious about how much I was spending on lunch.
by luciensar
Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Most Overrated Minneapolis St Paul Restaurants
Replies: 32
Views: 19485

I've heard that about Solera. Frankly, if I want Spanish food, I'll find someone doing it authentically in a small restaurant. I don't go downtown to some glizted up place if I want the real thing. Same reason I wouldn't go to The Local if all I wanted was a Guinness.
by luciensar
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Hookers everywhere!
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

I've never noticed it being that bad in downtown. I mean, I've seen cities where it's bad. And Minneapolis is not bad. Could be that it's gotten worse recently though, I haven't been downtown in a while.
by luciensar
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Most Overrated Minneapolis St Paul Restaurants
Replies: 32
Views: 19485

I totally agree about Stella's and Seafood Palace. Both are wonderful. Before Stella's become a hot spot, I spent a goodly number of friday afternoons there enjoying the happy hour and free buffet.
by luciensar
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: The Gangs of MPLS
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

If I remember correctly from another post, Minneapolis has spent a lot of time recently without a chief of Police. That certainly seems to be a factor. In fact, I hear a lot on the news about St. Paul's anti-gang units. Hardly ever hear about that in Minneapolis. We're the fun free-wheeling side of ...
by luciensar
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Best Minneapolis St Paul Restaurants for a Date
Replies: 15
Views: 21334

Melting Pot in Minneapolis

I really don't think it gets much better than Melting Pot in downtown Minneapolis. If you've never had really good fondue, it's absolutely worth every penny. The portions are fantastic and everything is delicious. And the waitstaff understands that a lot of the people who come in really don't know w...
by luciensar
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Which TC Suburb Do You Hate The Most?
Replies: 8
Views: 4076

I've always hated Richfield. Something about it has always just seemed to be a barnacle hanging off the back end of Minneapolis. The whole town just seems run down and struggling to find any identity whatsoever. I guess that could apply to a lot of suburbs though.
by luciensar
Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Murderers & Other "Gentlemen"
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

It's a sign of the times that attorneys don't *want* to know if their clients are guilty or innocent. They just want to find the right set of facts to prove their side. It's just one more job that used to mean something but now is just a job.
by luciensar
Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Vikings 2006: Over before it begins?
Replies: 1
Views: 1308

Vikings 2006: Over before it begins?

The Vikings have suffered their first exhibition loss under Brad Childress. We lost a first round draft pick to an injury. And the coaching doesn't look like it can pick up the slack. The Vikings have hardly been the team to watch for a number of years now. But this season looks like it will be even...
by luciensar
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Coffee experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 2712

The house you're referring to is Uncommon Grounds. I've always like the atmosphere in there but everything just seemed a little expensive and somehow pretentious to me. I'd prefer to go a block further down hennipen to Plan B.
by luciensar
Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Gawking
Replies: 15
Views: 4160

Well, the middle ages might be a bit of a stretch as personal horror was just a lot more common back then. Seeing someone dead in the street wasn't really uncommon. The one thing the middle ages did have over us though is a sense of community. If one of your neighbors got hurt, the community would h...
by luciensar
Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Love Talk
Topic: Straightest Guy Hit on by Gay
Replies: 30
Views: 12268

It's happened to me before, and I've always felt flattered. Assuming that gay people have some unerring gaydar is pretty silly. The only people who seem to have a problem in this situation are straight men, though. I've never known a straight girl who got upset when another girl hit on her. And I've...
by luciensar
Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Crime & Punishment
Topic: Psychopathic Editors at the Strib
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

While I fully agree with what you're saying about race being mentioned, the thing about the cocker spaniel does actually make sense. Not everybody knows what a cocker spaniel is, but a description of the dog is something everyone can understand.
by luciensar
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Megabus
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

A friend of mine recently tried the Megabus to Chicago and had nothing but good things to say about it. It's a pretty strong recomendation since she usually flies to Chicago for her frequent visits. With the price that cheap it almost seems too good to be true, though.
by luciensar
Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Gawking
Replies: 15
Views: 4160

Well here's an example: I've never seen someone get shot in person. This is not a part of my personal experience in any way. Due to television, however, I do not think I would react terribly strongly to it. At least, probably not as much as I should. I've seen thousands and thousands of gunshot woun...
by luciensar
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Love Talk
Topic: Ugh. Love Talk.
Replies: 8
Views: 3373

Just make sure that in your effort to never be close to that kind of situation again that you don't prevent yourself from being close to a good one.
by luciensar
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Gawking
Replies: 15
Views: 4160

I think desensitzation plays a part, though. I mean, if I hear the sound of a car crash out the window, I look out as a reflex. I'm not looking out to see if I can help, I'm looking out to see what happened - to be a spectator. Should the need arise to do something about it, I'm capable of that. How...
by luciensar
Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Gawking
Replies: 15
Views: 4160

Sure, I'm not suggesting that they should all crowd around and say "are you okay"? But these people were somewhere in between that and fading completely to the background. They were in the way enough that they had to move as a group when the ambulance showed up, but not so much so that they were bre...
by luciensar
Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Best hometown hero?
Replies: 15
Views: 4137

Since Dylan just seems to be a shoe-in for the greater Minnesota vote, it seems like it's best to limit it to Minneapolis. Or at least the twin cities. That's the trouble with having one superstar of Dylan's quality. He tops so many lists that it's hard to escape his shadow.
by luciensar
Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Squid is for perverts
Replies: 1
Views: 1889

I've always felt that way about mushrooms, but it's more of an allergy than anything else. Enjoying food is all about texture for me. And fungus just doesn't work.
by luciensar
Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Jokes, Humor, Something Interesting ...
Topic: Darth Vader: smartass
Replies: 0
Views: 1923

Darth Vader: smartass

Any Star Wars fan will greatly enjoy this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K698uM0083Y

And even if you're not a fan of the franchise, it's quite funny. It'd had me chuckling for a couple days now.
by luciensar
Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Best hometown hero?
Replies: 15
Views: 4137

Re: Prince is a FREAK!

I really don't understand why there are so many Prince fans. I know it is so un-Minnesotan to say this, but to me, Prince looks like a freak, sounds like a freak, and behave likea a freak. I guess I'd call him a Minnesota freak. I think that may be part of the appeal. He's a freak, but he's our fre...
by luciensar
Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Sports & Outdoors
Topic: Twins back on the right track? Or more of the same?
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Twins back on the right track? Or more of the same?

The twins won an impressive game against the Blue Jays today, 5-0. But is this a sign of a real turnaround, or was there just something in the air today? The Twins have been outscored 45-3 in their last five home games. Despite that, they're only two and a half games out of the wild card hunt. But i...
by luciensar
Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture
Topic: Best hometown hero?
Replies: 15
Views: 4137

Best hometown hero?

So who's the best musician to come out of this area? There's a lot of big stars with roots in the twin cities. Even the ones who seem to want to distance themselves can't escape the clutches of an area where local celebrities are treasured as a rarity. For pure artistic talent and sheer crowd-pleasi...
by luciensar
Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Downtown streets are packed
Replies: 0
Views: 2009

Downtown streets are packed

Even since the smoking ban went into effect, it seems like the streets of downtown are packed with people sitting outside. At lunch time or dinner time, it seems like the patio seating that every restaurant along Nicollet mall uses pushes further and further out into the sidewalk. Sometimes it seems...
by luciensar
Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Most Overrated Minneapolis St Paul Restaurants
Replies: 32
Views: 19485

The building Duplex is in was, until about 7 months ago, a coffee house. The building seemed a lot more appropriate for that sort of thing. It was one of my frequent haunts as far as coffee houses go. I've recently become very disappointed by Black Forest Inn. I used to love everything about that pl...
by luciensar
Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Jokes, Humor, Something Interesting ...
Topic: White Squirrel Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 4808

I had a friend who grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Apparently in Cedar Rapids, they only have grey squirrels. When she came to visit me up here she was astounded by our oh-so-exotic brown squirrels. I guess it just goes to show that anything can be astounding if you see it for the first time.
by luciensar
Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: What's on Your Mind
Topic: Gawking
Replies: 15
Views: 4160

Gawking

While I was over in Dinkytown today I saw a woman crash her bike. She was riding up the street and a guy in a car opened his door and she smashed right into it. The crunching noise was terrible. A couple of people nearby rushed over, but the number of people who just stood there and watched was kind...
by luciensar
Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Love Talk
Topic: Ugh. Love Talk.
Replies: 8
Views: 3373

I can't find anything in what you said that would make me feel any compassion for this man. I've dated some pretty screwed up girls and my heart goes out to you. What you have here is someone who is sliding down the slope of being incapable of truth. To himself, to you and to anyone else. He's found...