Click here for editorial explaining (to the degree I can explain it right now) why this blog is "chilled" in its free speech. Readers and supporters are directed to the PayPal button to the right to help me eventually achieve a thawing spell, or so I hope.
In the meantime, I recommend my frustrated readers go to North Vent Facebook Forum for a pep-inducing addictive fix of North Minneapolis information and opinion. (For now, wait until THAT forum is chilled, too, and I can totally see the writing on the wall)
But I am being careful over there at North Vent too, because I am CHILLED. Mostly I am just pressing the "like" button now and then.
But recently my "$10 Johnny Northside donations fun rider" (who is getting this second ride for free, I guess, what a bargain!) gave me some feedback by email on this odd First Amendment situation, as follows...
To which JNS blog says:
Ah, yes, my "archive of pics." I could just be like a French mime who doesn't use words but paints pictures with his hands, only I would be pressing the "upload" button over and over again instead of stroking invisible cats...
Well, I do have some interesting and exclusive photos taken of a recent murder scene but...not publishing those.
My new mottos:
If it bleeds, it doesn't lead; in fact it isn't even allowed in line.
If it bleeds, it better have a belt to tie around the injured limb because I ain't helping and maybe getting hepatitis or worse.
If it bleeds, well, that's what Band-Aids are for, not what blogs are for. I don't even have adhesive strips and I'm sure not sterile.
If it bleeds, oh god, I can't stand the sight of blood. (Soft gurgle-y wretching sound)
Murder? Controversy? Crime? Malfeasance with neighborhood monies? In my neighborhood?
I don't see any evidence of it on this blog at this particular moment, do you?
The best I can come up with for an interesting "archive" photo is this sad little googly-eyed robot I saw recently at Ax-Man Surplus in St. Paul.
Oops. I called him "googly-eyed" and he's WEARING A SIGN that says he's "fragile" and be nice to him.
STEPPED IN IT AGAIN!!!!
I must be soooooooooooo careful not to offend ANYBODY who MIGHT TAKE OFFENSE.
Not somebody who is RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE, not somebody who HAS THEIR OWN BLOG, not somebody who is CHARGED WITH A CRIME OR CONVICTED OF ONE, not NOBODY.
I am chilled so hard I fear my fingers will break off on the keyboard like icicles...
Tinkle, pink pink plonk.