Jimmiesaurus

Dinosaur Terrorizes Very Small Part Of Newsroom

So, I bought a dinosaur today. It’s actually a Jimmiesaurus, meaning that its colors are those of Jamestown College. It matches my desktop, so I put him on top of it. Kids are selling them, as well as a few other neat things, at the Mini-Society Summer Camp this week. The idea is for students…
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Halloween: Rapidly Becoming Truly Scary

Halloween might be the scariest holiday out there, at least for women and girls. The above image came from a Tumblr blog (warning: profanity). I can’t say that I’ve ever watched Sesame Street, but Cookie Monster doesn’t look like the kid on the left, does it? Cookie Monster looks like the kid on the right.…
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Property Taxes: Whose Money Is In The Bucket?

I’ve had a few questions about several stories I’ve written about property taxes, and I would like to share with you my bucket analogy, which simplifies some of the complex things that determine a person’s property taxes. Imagine a bucket. This bucket represents a single local taxing entity’s levy for a single year, payable the…
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Why The Internet Will Fail

From a now-hilarious 1995 Newsweek article: Then there’s cyberbusiness. We’re promised instant catalog shopping–just point and click for great deals. We’ll order airline tickets over the network, make restaurant reservations and negotiate sales contracts. Stores will become obselete. There are quite a few other, equally giggleworthy quotes in this article, but it just goes to…
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Worthington Of The Past

I have a google alert set for Worthington, Minnesota, so I get little emails that tell me whenever Worthington is mentioned in a new website. This time, I happened to have gotten two alerts on eBay sales postcards of the Worthington area. (Note that I’m not promoting eBay or the sellers of these postcards, as I have no idea…
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