Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Klosterman in the Onion

Chuck may now hold the title of Most Famous Living Person From North Dakota, though his fame seems confined to other music critics and recent and current English majors. Phil Jackson still probably has the edge, and I don't really see Louise Erdrich gaining, at least not outside the New York Times Book Review set.

Chuck Klosterman talks to the Onion AV Club

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Glad they spelled "Bismarck" right

Two dudes, hitchhiking to every U.S. state capital, pass through Bismarck. What do they do for money? How do two people travel so far for so long without strangling each other? What would they be doing if there were no internet?

Hitch50 in Bismarck

Monday, November 06, 2006

Jesus Camp Update

Jesus leaves town. Or at least the Devils Lake Bible camp documented in the film "Jesus Camp." It's closing up shop following criticism of inappropriate indoctrination methods. Via con Dios, Jesus.

Jesus Camp shuts down

Again, note the spelling of "Devil's Lake." Damn them, in a manner of speaking.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Don't Shake Your Fist at Rush

Williston resident defends Limbaugh in a letter to the Washington Post. Rush stuck his neck out to question a man with a dibilitating disease. Such courage!

Saturday's WaPo letters (third one down)

A Little Dunk

WDAY radio host Scott Hennen gets a scoop when he gets Dick Cheney to seemingly acknowledge that water-boarding is a good and useful interrogation tool. Then he invites him to come hunting in North Dakota. Um, way to go Scott.

White House interview transcript

Article from the Christian Science Monitor

Monday, October 23, 2006

Byron on Colbert

Ah, another timely post. Only three weeks late.

Byron Dorgan seems competant discussing protectionism on the Colbert Report. However, I fault him for not disabusing Colbert of the perception that the Badlands are confined to South Dakota. Damn you, South Dakota, and your slick publicity.

Sen. Dorgan on Colbert's show, via YouTube

Watch it before it's yanked for copyright infringement. Or watch the other BD clips (if you're into that sort of thing).

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ex-Iraqi NoDak Transplant Makes NY Times

Yesterday's news today! Not much actual N.D. content, but I always wondered where those resettled refugees ended up after moving far, far from wherever they were settled in North Dakota.

NY Times: For Recruiter, Saying "Go Army" Is a Hard Job

Monday, September 25, 2006

We might as well start here.

In the words of dead newscaster (and Velva native) Eric Severeid, North Dakota is "a large rectangular blank spot in the nation's mind."

For the 99 percent of everyone who have the same concept of the place, they now have this to help fill the gaps in their North Dakota knowledge. Whatever happened to comfortably dull Lutheranism and Catholicism? Apparently things have changed around Devils Lake (former abode of the Satans).

Plus, a Washington Post article, including prayer before a life-size George Bush cut-out. Also misspells Devils Lake. Lazy East Coast solipsism.

Jesus Camp: The Movie

Tongues of Fire (Washington Post)