Category: Skunch

  • 2011 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    In case you weren\’t aware, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts starting giving out the \”Mark Twain Prize for American Humor\” in 1998. The intent of the prize is honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to American humor.

  • New State Fair Foods

    The Minnesota State Fair has announced the new foods that can be found at this years fair. Last year I did a review of fair food, but it looks like I will have more work to do this year!

  • MN State Fair 2010 – Day 2

    I know I\’m a bit tardy in updating my state fair food cheat sheet, but this should still be helpful for 2011 and just for posterity\’s sake.

  • MN State Fair 2010 – Day 1

    Yesterday was Day 1 of the 2010 State Fair as well as Day 1 for myself. I\’ll be attending again next Thursday. This isn\’t because I have a undying love affair with travel to Falcon Heights, it\’s because I\’ve had/have inlaws in town who are fascinated with this unique slice of Americana.

  • The Great Minnesota Photo Scavenger Hunt

    Tomorrow is the first day of the 2010 Minnesota State Fair. I will be in attendance and hope to get back on the SP bandwagon by giving a full rundown of the fair (both my visits this year) on the site, but in the meantime, thanks to Jill for sharing her annual Photo Scavenger Hunt.…

  • F***in\’ Brilliant

    The headline on Yahoo! News read: “Mass. mom mixed on FCC indecency ruling.” If you hadn’t heard, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the FCC\’s indecency policy on \”fleeting expletives\” was unconstitutional.

  • Classic Minnesota

    I\’d like to paraphrase the 15-second promo for one of our news stations that I heard the other night. I feel that it captures the essence of how ridiculous Minnesota can get sometimes. (Picture these bullet points appearing on screen along with the perky anchorwoman.) \”Here are some of the stories we\’re working on for…

  • The Shortest Possible Game of Monopoly

    Detailed here: Two players, four turns, and according to the accompanying YouTube video, doable in 21 seconds. Honestly, if this had any chance of happening on a consistent basis, I might be more inclined to play it. Instead, as we all know, Monopoly ruins families.

  • Life of Dilbert

    One of our executives has asked me to do some work which is keeping me busy as of late. I\’ve been asked to do an application assessment to identify where we have duplicative systems in our environment that satisfy the same business capability but in different segements. Essentially this work is a rehash of work…

  • Sunglasses Found!

    My long personal nightmare is over! The best pair of sunglasses I ever owned have been found! Shown here in one of their last known photographs, the sunglasses were long assumed to have found a watery grave at the bottom of Lake Minnetonka, or had perhaps been unwittingly discarded at the side of some unknown…