Oooo… It’s Friday the 13th!
And here’s a funny pic re-posted on Aaron’s Hotlinks:
August 13, 2010
August 13, 2010 at 8:22 am
Anybody got that guy with the signs number – I need some weeding done but I surely don’t want to pay for it?
August 13, 2010 at 8:46 am
Thank you, Cristina. I needed a laugh!
August 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm
This weeks news from Wisconsin: http://tinyurl.com/2crncb3
Man leaves coffin in yard of ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. Yells “What do you want on your tombstone?” as he drove away.
Earlier in the week, he had left a snake cutin half on her car.
OK. Strib reported that he actually said headstone, not tombstone. That would have been too perfect.
August 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm
MNspeak is for sale. Maybe it should just be ended? Discuss.
August 13, 2010 at 2:02 pm
August 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm
He does this about once a month, Cristina. Whenever there isn’t enough comments on the Open Thread
August 13, 2010 at 2:28 pm
I offered 500 bucks and a half eaten hot pocket…apparently that isn’t the going rate?
August 13, 2010 at 2:36 pm
I’m not kidding. When MNspeak started there was no Facebook, no Twitter and nascent social media. If you saw an interesting local news article you could go here to share it and talk about stuff. Now you can go to all those places, share stuff to and from them, and talk with way more people.
So what’s the point of this any more then? The “community” aspect has all but disappeared, posting articles seems to have sharply decreased, and getting something posted is not instant like with social media sites. You have to submit it to someone, who then posts it. That’s like 1950s stuff by comparison.
Maybe it’s time to say the run is over, have a last evar happy hour and call it. The world has moved on. It’s okay for things to die.
August 13, 2010 at 2:51 pm
Who’s holding the gun to your head forcing you to stay here, kevin?
Just because you don’t find value in something, doesn’t mean others can’t.
August 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm
None of my Facebook or Twitter feeds are especially Twin Cities-centric, so it’s still more convenient to come around here to skip rocks across the pond or do a cannonball off the high dive.
August 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm
Those cannonballs are really annoying.
August 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm
I have a Facebook account. I’m not so good at it, and my Facebook friends post a lot mundane personal details I’m really not interested in.
August 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm
If its they’re birthday, I’m compelled to say “Happy Birthday,” or Congratulations on some insignificant circumstance of their lives. The Rat can say: “I don’t care about that shit.”
August 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm
Those cannonballs are really annoying.
Oh, a little water never hurt anyone … except the Wicked Witch of the West.
August 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm
I still find some value in the site, it’s just several marks less than it used to be. If I came across the site now for the first time, I wouldn’t visit again. There used to be threads with hundreds of comments. Now 50 is a lot. I’m suggesting it’s worth thinking about calling it a good run while it lasted.
August 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm
Kwatt no doubt this site missed the boat in regards to social media…hell even a twitter bar on the side with a list of commenters tweets under the recent comments would have been something at least.
August 13, 2010 at 7:03 pm
“Kwatt no doubt this site missed the boat in regards to social media…”
Maybe much to its credit. The fact that liberals are terrible at talk radio, is a credit to liberals. Good for them!
August 13, 2010 at 7:35 pm
The fact that liberals are terrible at talk radio, is a credit to liberals.
I guess they like thinking for themselves. 😉
August 13, 2010 at 8:52 pm
Really, I don’t need further merger of my social media and interneting. MNSpeak was fine on a social media standpoint. People move on, it happens. MNSpeak is still fun to drop in on occassionally. Just because one class graduated, doesn’t mean that the school should be torn down.
August 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm
“I guess they like thinking for themselves.”
You might be guessing wrong.
August 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm
@Rat: Probably not. The liberals I know are curious people. They aren’t prone to regurgitate “talking points” a la Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, et al. in place of their acquired knowledge.
August 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm
I just think liberal viewpoints are more nuanced and can’t be broken down into simple black and white, right and wrong. And absolutes tend to work well on talk radio. Maybe you can say that’s liberals “aren’t prone to regurgitate talking points.” I might have even believed you some point in the not-so-distant past.
And I think conservatives are more drawn to the talk radio genre. Everybody is good at something, and they’re good at that.
August 15, 2010 at 9:14 am
@Rat: I try not to categorize people as liberals or conservatives (really, I do, but not always with success) because those labels have had a way of changing political parties over the years. E.g., the GOP was the party that freed the slaves and kept the Union intact (Lincoln), that championed anti-trust legislation at the start of the 20th century (TR Roosevelt). Today’s GOP would consider those platforms to be too progressive (and, hence, liberal) for their tastes. (I’m trusting that there isn’t anyone voting a GOP ticket today, of course, that would endorse a return to slavery but some of the Teabag rhetoric makes me wonder.)
August 16, 2010 at 10:36 am
What’s the difference between a Corvette and a porcupine?
The Corvette has the pricks on the inside.
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