Have you heard of OMG Transit? It’s this real-time mobile site that shows you the nearest bus stops. AND tells you which buses stop there. AND tells you when the next bus stops there. It’s super cool, and so is its creator, Matt Decuir, who happens to be the guest on episode 6 of the Last Week in MPLS podcast. Check it out.
Emily Nussbaum on the disappointing season finale of HBO’s “True Detective”: http://nyr.kr/1dItFpi
“It’s no fun to pan a show that people love (pleasure is an argument for itself, after all). But I’ll certainly be relieved when this series stops blocking people’s view of the other television that’s out there.”
Emily Nussbaum, you’re kinda being negative, and I just really don’t need that in my life right now.
But some local nostalgia buffs are stopping the project, saying the house is a historical resource.
It’s not a historical resource. The siding is vinyl. The porch has been enclosed. I personally don’t know what finials, friezes, dormer gable detailing, or flared belt courses are, but on this house they’ve all been altered or removed. Three fires have gutted most of the interior. We have historic houses in the Wedge, but the experts say the potential historical district is southeast of this property.
It’s time to let this building go, and to welcome the next generation of good buildings in Minneapolis.
Sixteen months ago, we got a cat. Here are ten pictures I took of her. Sometimes she’s a little jerk, but she’s always our little jerk.
How do you sell a lot of oversized station wagons? Give them military names, I guess.
- Escalade — the scaling of fortified walls using ladders, as a form of military attack.
- Raider — a person who attacks an enemy in the enemy’s territory; a marauder.
- Humvee — a type of four-wheel-drive all-terrain military vehicle.
- Patrol — a person or group of people sent to keep watch over an area, esp. a detachment of guards or police.
- Trooper — a private soldier in a cavalry, armored, or airborne unit.
- Commander — a person in authority, esp. over a body of troops or a military operation.
- Harrier — a person who engages in persistent attacks on others or incursions into their land.
- Samurai — a member of a powerful military caste in feudal Japan, esp. a member of the class of military retainers of the daimyos.
- Scout — a soldier or other person sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather information about the enemy’s position, strength, or movements.
- Armada — a fleet of warships.