Thursday, March 31, 2011

Local Coffee Shop Gets The Weirdest Review

Whilst searching for coffee shops in the area, Tumblr user Life Buoy came across this. LOL!!
Submitted by @marrina.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

They Think Jane Eyre Is Based On a Book

...but they're not sure. LOL of the day.
Taken by Erica at Uptown Theatre.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Susan Lucci coming to the MOA

Blackmail! Secret babies! Murder! Well, Susan Lucci's autobiography may not read quite as dramatically as her character Erica Kane on All My Children - the most famous soap opera character EVER - her life story is still more interesting than most. She'll be shopping her new memoir, All My Life, at the Mall of America on April 2 at 1 p.m. in the Best Buy Rotunda.

Diddy Can't Wait to Visit Minneapolis

"Attention Minneapolis! This is a message for you, you , you and only you!" says Diddy in a video message to his Minnesota fans that just hit the web. Diddy is kicking off his Diddy Dirty Money tour in with an Epic show on April 13th. Yes, it's happening at the Epic and it's going to be epic.

Via City Pages.
Submitted by @marrina.

Monday, March 28, 2011

This Week in (Uploaded) Pictures

More beautiful b&w shots by Daniel Peet.

Sohail Justin Akhavein really knows how to style a cat photo.

Hilary Weeks stumbles upon a super classy vignette. We can dig it.

Katie Murphy went to one heck of a party!

All the kids went to see Dam Funk at TML this Saturday.

David Enblom takes a walking tour of the Twin Cities and gets some fantastic art shots.

Shad Petosky had a busy week. First, he went to L.A. for the "Super" movie premiere (Shad's interactive company, PUNY, did all the animation for the film!).

And then Shad returned to Minneapolis only to have his wife give birth to an adorable baby girl named Violet (pictured here with big bro Dimitri). Congrats, Shad!

Photographer Stephanie Colgan takes a trip to San Fran and gets some cool, arty shots.

The Beard-Off at the Turf Club appeared to be a smashing success. Full slideshow by Nikki Miller at City Pages here.

Zeus Jones' Christian Erickson was a judge for the Nerdery's 24-Hour web challenge, where he snapped some fun shots.

Things get out of hand at Lush during the TUSH: Underwear Auction for charity!

Robyne Robinson travels to Greece, sees a mini-riot, and snaps the fuzz.

Brenda Karunya Peters uploads some cool shots from Downtown St. Paul. Like button!

Doomtree's Dessa (and P.O.S., not pictured) visit FAIR Crystal 8th graders and give 'em a lesson in being awesome.

Weird/amazing shot by Christina Rimstad.

Allen Christian snaps some cool pix at In the Heart of the Beast's "Stromboli's Medicine Show". We're not sure what's going on here, but we like it.

METRO Mag fashion editor and Art of Wore blogger Mary O'Regan thumbs her nose at winter in her latest blog post.

Mercurial Rage frontman Michael Grey strikes a pose with his daughter. Rock n' roll/adorb!

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weekend Twitterings

Celebrity tweets praising MPLS are always good and we had 2 great ones this weekend. Add that to the mix of tweets about epic beards and you've got this week's edition of Weekend Twitterings!

Wait, what?

And here is your winner!

This event was a big success, according to those present and Patton Oswalt himself.


Amy went to see the Rural Alberta Advantage.



To some people, all musicians look the same.


Web designers= rock stars.


It means your husband, aka @brokenhalo is hungry.


Adding to our wish list now: pink bathtub.


Submitted by @marrina.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Video: "Crank Dat Gopherboy"

We just stumbled across this hilariously bad YouTube video on Lords of Apathy blog, which has this to say: "Sometimes I see/ hear something that's so embarrassingly shitty that it sends chills down my spine. This is one of those times." 'Nuff said.

Via Lords of Apathy

Submitted by @jahnapeloquin

Hastings 3000 in New York Times SXSW style slideshow

OMG! Local guitar god Hastings 3000 is featured in the New York Times' SXSW street fashion slideshow. He played on the streets of Austin during the festival last week with his remote speaker and electric guitar, complete with dapper white suit and gas mask.

[Image by Ben Sklar for the New York Times]

Via @nytimesfashion

Submitted by @jahnapeloquin

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Explore Minnesota with Solid Gold and Joe Mauer

We looove the Explore Minnesota’s new TV spot featuring Solid Gold and Joe Mauer, amongst other (less famous) characters. Watch out for the guy who says "nothing rhymes with capita" and the guy who pulls of the perfect Buster Keaton stunt.

Via Deets After Dark via Explore Minnesota.

Submitted by @marrina.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tell us how you really feel about this weather

We laughed so hard while reading comments on this post on Pioneer Press Facebook page. It is a simple question: What single word would you use to describe today's weather?

Some comments are obvious, but some are just plain nonsense (read:awesome). Our favorite must be "Uncle". We have no idea where that one came from. Strong contenders for second and third favorite would be "TWINS" and "lamb?"

Via @AmyPioneerPress.

Submitted by @marrina.

MPLS Instagram Meetup

The hottest iPhone photo app of the moment must be Instagram. You know, the one that makes your friends' photos look like they were shot with a Polaroid camera. Trust us, it's cool. Accordingly, it was only a matter of time before there was an Instagram meetup for us (fake) vintage photo enthusiasts: The Depot Tavern is hosting one on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m.

We did some browsing for Minnesota users, via web.stagram and (yes, those are actual URL's) and here's what we found:
Via andydavid14.

Via aplalklug.

Via bucklavah.
Via jonctack.

Photo by jlynn.

Submitted by @marrina.

MTV Hearts Doomtree

They do, they do! Here, see for yourself: MTV featured Doomtree as no.1 band SXSW Band You Need to Know saying:

Dessa, P.O.S, Cecil Otter, Mike Michtlan, SIMS and the rest of the Doomtree crew blew up like a Dumpster full of dynamite, showcasing enough collective energy, rhythm, hustle and flow to make us wonder why these guys (and girl!) aren't playing the Super Bowl halftime show.

Good job guys!

Via MTV Buzzworthy.

Submited by @marrina.

Monday, March 21, 2011

This Week in (Uploaded) Pictures

Robyn Lewis snaps some great pix at SXSW for LOL/OMG. Read all her celeb-filled, rock n' roll recaps and see more pics here.

Oh, just a few of Jake Rudh's friends hanging out at First Avenue for the Transmission 10-Year Anniversary. Slideshow by Dave Eckblad at City Pages here.

Kelsey Johnston visits the home studio of jewelry maven, Stephanie Lake. Full interview and slideshow at Secrets of the City here.

Jenn Cress burns stuff.

Is Dom Davis an angel?

Mike Minehart captures Mark Mallman hanging from the 7th Street Entry rafters.

Danielle Morris snaps Hastings 3000 playing an impromptu street show at SXSW.

Rhea Pappas and friends play with projections.

A mini-photo essay on the home and workspace of artist Michael Thomsen

Olivia Brown is one step ahead of spring!

Artist Caitlin Carolczak celebrates her birthday like a lady (with champagne).

Kailen Nelson gets down at Recess at the Varsity. Photo by Anthem Heart.

Gorilla Yogis took over the First Ave mainroom on Saturday morning for a mASS workout sesh (yes, we're immature).

Tom Oszman, Kari Schuster, and Matt Vannelli make a pit stop at the Southfork Ranch (from the show "Dallas") during their trip to TX.

Paul Sieka stumbles upon the tree from hell. #cool

l'etoile's Beth Hammarlund tries to climb inside a bear suit backstage at the Guthrie Theater. Photo by Sean Smuda.

Scott Seekins goes Greek at the MIA. More photo booth pics via flickr here.

Doomtree slays at SXSW. Full slideshow at City Pages here.

St. Paddy's Day...American-style by Bigboxcar.

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