Behold the IceCar!

Yesterday, I drove from Chicago to Minneapolis, a road trip of about 380 miles or so. If you also live in the Midwest, you’ll know full well that yesterday also happened to be the day a giant ice storm coated several states in snow and ice. Driving along I-94 yesterday was …

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Why You Shouldn’t Drink and Blog

I had a beeeeeeer! A beer that’s a brew, babeeee! I’ve drank enough for two, babeee! Though I think that’s too few… but babeee… I feeeeeel SWELL! I feel GREAT! Gotta be on a podcast at eight! Starting beer! Starting now! Honey, EV-RY THING’S COMING UP BOOZES! BA-DAH! BA-DAH!  

Big Fun Logo Funtime!

So, tonight there’s this new thing at the Bryant Lake Bowl: Big Fun Radio Funtime! It’s the first of several new shows pouring out of the new Fearless Comedy Productions folks, whereupon local comedy people make an old-timey radio show in front of your eyes and ears. I am told that …

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Mama and Feminist Horror

Mama, the new horror film from producer Guillermo del Toro, comes out today, and I do recommend giving it a look. Here’s why: 1) It’s a cracker of a horror film. Once the movie gets going, nearly every scene delivers a new, creepy element. In fact, the creep-factor delivery is …

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PowerPoint Karaoke TONIGHT!

That’s right! PowerPoint Karaoke takes the stage again tonight at the Bryant Lake Bowl! Thursday, January 17th Bryant Lake Bowl 10:00pm (doors at 9:30pm) $7 at the door / $5 with a Fringe button We weren’t able to have our usual last-Thursday-of-the-month timeslot in January, so we’re taking over the …

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Drinking with Geeks

Depending on the crowd you fly with, Drinking with Geeks is either a) a raucus and borderline illegal panel at CONvergence, b) a monthly gathering of the nerd herd at a local Minneapolis bar, or c) a title you know nothing about, and yet are intrigued by. Regardless of whether …

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Fearless Comedy and Dirty Music

The Fearless Comedy Launch Party on Saturday night was wildly successful. The room was packed for five hours as a stream of entertainment and beer washed over the crowd. I also hear that a healthy stream of money washed from the crowd back to the entertainers, which is as it should …

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PowerPoint Karaoke Is Fearless Tonight!

That’s right! TONIGHT PowerPoint Karaoke joins forces with the shiny-new Fearless Comedy production company at their launch party! Join us! Saturday, January 12th Amsterdam Bar and Hall 6:00pm until late $20 suggested donation PowerPoint Karaoke will go on sometime around 10:30pm, but before that will be a parade of locally-grown …

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Should I do a weekly column?

It struck me this morning that the Minneapolis / St. Paul area currently has a great array of art house / single screen / non-first-run movie theaters, certainly more than I was aware of when I was growing up in this town. The Heights regularly shows vintage films between showings of first-run movies. …

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TWO PowerPoint Karaokes in ONE WEEK!

That’s right! This week is your chance to see PowerPoint Karaoke TWICE! PPK THE FIRST: Saturday, January 12th, at the Fearless Comedy Launch Party Amsterdam Bar and Hall 6:00pm until late $20 suggested donation The sparkling-new Fearless Comedy production company is opening its tenure on the Twin Cities comedy scene with a …

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