Thursday, April 19, 2007


I was reading this Strib article about a new Vikings stadium DT and it ended with this quote:

The Vikings will probably play at the University of Minnesota's new stadium after the Twins' 2009 season, when the Metrodome is likely to be razed.

This is the first I've heard about the Vikes playing on campus and the Dome "likely" coming down in '09. Am I that out of the loop or is this news?


Thursday, April 12, 2007

It takes all kinds

I just decided that this saying, "It takes all kinds", is quite annoying. I know what it means. I know that old people like to say it. I'm just saying that I don't like it, and hope that my generation can retire it.

PS It was reading this Bus Tales story that broke the camel's back on this phrase.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Barney Wisdom

(discussing if the strippers Barney books for bachelor parties are attractive)

Barney: You think the girls I pick aren't hot enough? Alright, fine, the stripper at Stuart's bachelor party was a 15.

Ted: She was 15?

Barney: A 15. Like in blackjack.

Ted: As in, not sure whether you'd hit it.

Barney: Exactly.

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Wedding protection

My new car/home ins company, Travelers, is advertising its Wedding Insurance in a oh so tactful way - using quotes like the following:

"You've put so much into your wedding…your heart, your time, and your money. But what if the bridal salon loses your dress? Or your caterer backs out? Or severe weather rolls in? Wedding insurance can protect your special day."

Because, of course, saying "Or what if he backs out a month before the wedding?" just wouldn't work, even thought that's probably why some people will buy the policy.

There must be a marketing term for ignoring a targeted audience when advertising a product because no one wants to admit that's why they buy the product...

UPDATE: I lied. I read the FAQs and if "you and your fiance decide not to get married" the policy doesn't cover it.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

Status update

I'm headed home to MN tomorrow (Tues). I'm sad to go, as usual. I heart London.

We saw the Harry Potter play Equus tonight. He wasn't naked very long.

Istanbul was fun. If I didn't suck I'd have pix posted by now but you know.

Don't let me forget to file my taxes once I get home. Top of my to do list.