Minnesota lice

I’d be willing to bet the Star Tribune would never have bumped Lileks off his column had he been, oh, let’s say, a transsexual sportswriter.

I console myself with the thought of, say, Norm Coleman dispatched to Zimbabwe to cover Robert Mugabe — in the Strib tradition, with two coats of whitewash.

Bonus quote from Bill Peschel:

This is like taking a Kentucky Derby winner and having it pull a cart.

Incidentally, the old Star-Journal and Tribune ad Lileks is using for Bleat art this week boasts daily circulation of 400,000. Currently, the Strib claims 361,172. Somehow I don’t think this is going to help.


  1. Jeffro »

    7 May 2007 · 4:55 pm

    Hopefully Lileks finds a better gig and blows the Strib off. What were they thinking? Apparently, they weren’t.

  2. Matt »

    7 May 2007 · 9:17 pm

    Indeed. If I were you two, I’d call the Strib up right now and cancel your subscriptions.

  3. RebeccaH »

    7 May 2007 · 9:21 pm

    Lileks will land on his feet. The Strib? On their ass.

  4. CGHill »

    7 May 2007 · 9:30 pm

    We’ll see how quickly they delete a website registration. My guess is they’re loath to give up sending out those three or four spams a week. (Five since April 30, if anyone is keeping score. Besides me, I mean.)

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