Category Archives: Minnesota
Worth watching (warning strong language).
Whether you are from Minnesota or not, these 5 homegrown podcasts will entertain you.
The affable Weinhagen uses his chops as a comedian, arts journalist and dad to make this Tuesday staple a freewheeling riff on local arts and kid-rearing that feels like a good hang with a buddy at the park as the kids romp. Listen in as Weinhagen pumps up the various local arts scenes, and compares parenting notes with writers, comics, playwrights, actors, musicians, and himself.
Designed for Gen Xers, this politically incorrect podcast featuring childhood friends Frank & JJ Bugs from South Minneapolis, highlights a humorous mix politics, celebrity gossip, entertainment news, sports, parenting, weird stuff, mixed with local commentary. This podcast is only a year old, so now is a great time to be one of the early adopters no matter what your age or background.
Hard to believe that maverick Mischke’s traveling circus is but a year-and-a-half old; his music- and sound-affects-flecked treks in and around St. Paul and Minneapolis and on to Kansas and Nashville have borne terrific yarns and newsworthy notes, and his recent greatest-hits package from his freewheeling nights at KSTP remind the faithful of his rare spoken-word talents and provide a promise of much more to come. Dude’s a poet, rocker, and writer of the first order, and we’re lucky to have him – now just a click away any time of the day or night.
The KQRS King of morning radio set up The Tom Barnard Network. This podcast is the kinder, more conversational version of Barnard, though one wishes it would more often stretch beyond the same drive-time snoozathon that is The KQ Morning Show.
A fun, irreverent and bipartisan look at Minnesota and national politics. Two Liberals and Two Conservatives debate the issues of the day with humor and vigor.
For Cyber Monday, Target.com offered 15%t off of any items online to all shoppers. Too bad Target’s site couldn’t quite handle the traffic.
Bottom line is that Target wasn’t prepared and hasn’t done a good job of creating a good online shopping experience. Here are 3 ways they failed.
Fail #1 – Many had to wait all day just to add items to their online shopping cart. Instead they got a message like the one pictured above. This drove countless people to Amazon.com (including myself).
Fail #2 – Additionally, some users found that items they wanted on the site were not eligible for shipping! Umm, why show items for sale on an e-commerce site if you don’t ship those items?
Fail #3 – 15% may not have been a deal anyway.
The first picture is a screen capture of Target’s Web site yesterday during their 15% off store-wide special for Cyber Monday. (Price of the item I was looking at is $439.99)
The second one is a screen capture from their Web site today (AFTER, the day after their store-wide “special”. (Price of the item I was looking at is back to the normal price of $399.99). SCAM!
Yes, I know that the 15% off would have resulted in price slightly lower than the standard price anyway, but it’s misleading to arbitrarily raise the price on specific items during the sale day.