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Slow news day

30 Apr

Headline in today's paper: "Dog content to rest while owner gardens"

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iPods in “Heaven”

22 Feb

The Des Moines Register profiles the many Iowans getting down with their iPods.

Currently playing in iTunes: The Rubberband Man by The Spinners

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Bombycilla cedrorum

17 Feb

This afternoon while waiting for the bus I saw something that made me quite happy.  The tree next to the bus stop was overrun with Cedar Waxwings.  The birds were a bit scarce as I walked by and got the camera out, but a pair of brave souls returned in time for to snap a picture.  The robins were out too.

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Bombycilla cedrorum

17 Feb

This afternoon while waiting for the bus I saw something that made me quite happy.  The tree next to the bus stop was overrun with Cedar Waxwings.  The birds were a bit scarce as I walked by and got the camera out, but a pair of brave souls returned in time for to snap a picture.  The robins were out too.

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Drink the Kool-Aide

22 Jan

Does anyone else find this advertisement for a local Christian student group a little disturbing? I think the metaphor is unintentional, but do you really want to equate God with drinking Kool-Aide?

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Linfield bigger in Midwest than Montana

12 Dec

I'm not really sure why, but in this morning's Cedar Rapids Gazette Linfield's victory over Rowan in the NCAA Division III semi-finals got top billing in the NCAA football playoffs story. The story was actually three briefs on three semi-final games under a common headline: "Linfield blanks Profs for shot at D-III title." I guess it was because the QB set the NCAA single season TD record or something. Still, it is a surprise to see your small college alma mater mentioned in a medium-sized headline in a Midwestern paper since Montana's victory in NCAA Division I-AA was bigger news in terms of the size of the schools. I guess Linfield is just cooler.

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No Farmers here

5 Dec

Some Social Scientists over at the Iowa Cow College did a survey and discovered that  Iowa Farmers are telling their kids not to follow in their footsteps.  Go figure.

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