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Friday, November 24, 2006

City Pages -- Is it legal?

I had to google City Pages as I have not seen the story referenced below. I wouldn't even know where or how to get an actual copy of City Pages. Is it like knowing how to buy pot? I wouldn't have a clue how to do that either.

So I found City Pages online. No kegger story. I think there was a story on how I could buy pot. And the lovely Live Nude Weblog was available. Next to the City Pages Personals. Hmmmm. City Pages Personals. Next to the events column featuring persons of heavily metalled membranes and random hair chunks. I didn't go there. The City Pages Personals gentlemen (may I call them gentlemen?) probably enjoy a slightly different culture (the kind in a petri dish). I imagine they make use of [street terms] as does City Pages itself.

Perhaps Courier A and Retorte would care to slog through City Pages online to find the kegger story for our reading pleasure. We'd also like to know exactly what you were doing to cause a paper copy of City Pages to find its way into your hands.

Blogger Courier A said...

It wouldn't be true to use the standard response to defend my interest in such an unciviized rag. I don't buy it for the articles; you can get it for free. I pick it up to find out the self-absorbed, knee-jerk liberal reaction to the rest of the world. Occasionally, they stumble into and uncover some interesting information in their own surroundings that the more conventional media outlets have neglected. They are too self-absorbed, however, to ever have anything meaningful to say about international relations. I also occasionally get info. from them about local shows and entertainment.

I skip the "personals" section, though, because there is nothing that a married conservative would ever gain from a personal relationship with a rabid fan of the gospel according to City Pages.

You will search in vain if you're looking for a "Spawn of McClung" story; my piece was fully inspired in this case by the cover photo and the caption inside the cover. I would rank it as the second most memorable City Pages cover ever, with the caricature of Gov. Pawlenty as a flasher being the most memorable.

By the way, I would not be opposed to restricting minors' access to the City Pages rag. But since I hear from other bloggers that the youth of today don't read papers, surely that would be a waste of effort, right?

9:48 AM, November 25, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

Libertarianism is a much more attractive concept when one is not subjected to the libertine sector of society. Nevertheless, I would defend to my death (that's just an expression) City Pages' right to publish. I'll just confine myself to cozy little Excelsior and be blissfully ignorant of the "culture" deprived me.

My disapproval of the rag is mildly exaggerated. There was a time when I did occasionally read the thing. I cannot for the life of me now recall why.

3:36 PM, November 25, 2006  
Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

Every major city has these free "alternative" newspapers which are invariably very leftist. It is at least somewhat ironic that for all the liberal whining about how we exploit women, an indispensable source of revenue for these rags is the large number of ads for "escorts."

"Alternative weeklies: Pimping our way to a better world."

8:45 AM, November 26, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

It's ironic that the "alternative" paper is leftist, as in alternative to what? An "alternative" paper in this town would more correctly be to the right of me.

1:41 PM, November 26, 2006  
Anonymous sloanasaurus said...

The Radicals at City Pages probably see the Star and Sickle as their arch conservative enemy - I suppose because the Strib has in the past printed Letters to the Editor from the likes of Lance Rimpi.

10:41 PM, November 26, 2006  
Blogger King Oliver said...

Perhaps someone can shed light on why all these left-wing urban rags are identical in viewpoint, voice, chosen subject matter, kind of advertising, graphics, format, and target audience? Are they part of a syndicate of some kind? It is hard to believe such uniformity could result purely spontaneously.

5:53 PM, November 29, 2006  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

I always found it odd that they were delivered by black helicopters.

3:05 PM, November 30, 2006  

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