Monday, November 13, 2006

Top 11 Things We Like About The Star Tribune.

A Strib fanboy over at PL has listed his reasons why the paper is not really, like, that bad and stuff.

We agree. Here are the Top 11 things we like about it.

11. Able to keep up with the minutiae of The Gnat that is not covered in The Bleat

10. Their endorsement for State Auditor (whatever that is)

09. Constant reminder of the wise choice it was not to live in Minnepeapolis

08. Jon Bream's deep understanding of what old people listen to

07. Strib fashion and style editors let us know something is out when they start reporting that its in (usually twelve to eighteen months late)

06. The State Fair cartoon piece that run EVERY year with the same jokes about typical Minnesotans eating too much and wearing t-shirts with slogans never gets old

05. The annual turkey coloring contest

04. Reading Bloghouse allows us to skip reading any of the local lefty blogs

03. CJ's column keeps us up to date on who the local weekend TV anchors are dating (the latest is that Robyne Robinson is dating the MPLS fire department)

02. Promotion of alternative lifestyles lets normal Minnesotans see how whacked-out these people really are

01. The white space


Anonymous MFB said...

Don't have to tolerate gratuitous bragging about Pulitzer Prizes the paper was recently been awarded (easy since they haven't won one since 1990).

8:45 AM  
Blogger SurfingKC said...

You forgot Ugly, Stupid and Dis-respectful!

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Yeah, but in my world out here in CA, the extra Gnat minutae makes up for all the baaadd stuff.

Then again, I don't get the paper and Lileks is online, so my opinion is moot.

But any newspaper that has Lileks running has to have someredeeming social qualities.

2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bummer about Robyne

11:34 PM  

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