2020-05-20

Carbucks! #2



Here's another episode of Carbucks! The Web Series. It's a short but sweet morality tale.

Enjoy!

2020-05-19

Carbucks! #1




Nothing beats the smell of frustrated coffee consumers in the morning, and so I have taken to watching the state's worst Starbucks drive-thru in my spare time.

Here's a taste of the action. Enjoy!



2020-05-18

Signs of the Times #166

PLEASE
DON'T BLOCK
WALKWAY

[Boulevard. Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul.]

WE [heart]
OUR 
MAILMEN

[Window. Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul.]

MAKE A POM POM
TO DECORATE OUR
COFFEEHOUSE and GET
A FREE COUPON FOR
ICE CREAM!

[Door. Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul.]

FREE SCRAP
METAL [hand sign]

[Cardboard. West Midway, Saint Paul.]

WET
PAINT!

[Porch. Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul.]

DUCT
TAPE
BANDIT

[Bench. Selby Avenue, Saint Paul.]

 Tape!

[Beg button. University Avenue, Saint Paul.]

ATC
FOR
OUR
Ch DR N

[Alley. Frogtown, Saint Paul.]

2020-05-15

Join me for a Virtual Book Talk on "Closing Time" Next Wednesday


My co-author Andy Sturdevant and I will be doing a virtual book talk next Wednesday, discussing our book Closing Time, a history of Twin Cities bars. We'll be streaming it live on Facebook, and you are welcome to join and watch and even leave comments about how horrible we are. I think we'll be discussing our hopes and fears for bars in the age of COVID.



Join us live on Minnesota Historical Society's Facebook page for an evening with one or both of the authors of "Closing Time: Saloons, Taverns, Dives, and Watering Holes of the Twin Cities".https://www.facebook.com/minnesotahistoricalsociety/live 
The book is an entertaining journey into the highs, lows, bright spots, and dark corners of the Twin Cities’ most famous and infamous drinking establishments—history viewed from the barstool.
http://www.mnhs.org/event/8478


If you have questions you'd like to ask, please leave them in the comments!

2020-05-14

Signs of the Times: COVID Edition #1

 HAVE THESE?
IF SO, PLEASE 
WEAR THEM

[Express Bike Shop, Saint Paul.]

HATE is ALSO a VIRUS
TOASTED stands with U, just 6ft apart
COVID-19
IS SOME
REAL SH•T!
Cover ur fricken mouth
LOVE U BUT, BUY YR STUFF & LEAVE
NO SOCK or DIRTY $$
STAND BACK 6FT, PLAYA
U COUGHT, U DIE
Drink responsibly, YOLO!
BE NICE or GET OUT

[Toasted Wine and Spirits, Saint Paul.]

COVID 19 CAUSING YOUR FAMILY
FINANCIAL HARDSHIP? IF SO ASK YOUR
CASHIER AND HE OR SHE MAY BE ABLE TO
HELP. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO 
THIS EFFORT TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS
SUFFERING HARDSHIP, YOU CAN DONATE
TO YOUR CASHIER

[Cooper's Foods, Saint Paul.]

Minimum Guidelines at cash Counter
(to cope with Covid-19)

1. Keep distance a little more than usual.

2. Less talk than you like to.

Thank you for your help.

[Kim's Asian Market, Saint Paul.]

 One Party at
A Time for Your
Safety and ours.

-thank-

[SugaRush Donuts, Saint Paul.]

Hand Sanitizer
on the table
Please help yourself
when you open the door.

Thanks.

[Cha Yes Bubble Tea, Saint Paul.]

 2 POR FAMILIA

Max 20 People in Store

Face Masks Encouraged

Please keep 6' Distance

Respect Door Atteendant

[El Burrito Mercado, Saint Paul.]

In light of COVID-19
for everyone's safety:
please remain behind the pickup
table and keep a distance of at
least 6 feet from others
We will be with you shortly

Thank You!!

[Regina's Fine Candies, Saint Paul.]