The blog shortcut, September 8 edition

Blink and you'll miss it.

Today in Backbeat Online:Over the Weekend: Blink-182 at Fiddler's Green. • Over the Weekend: Fell at Larimer Lounge. • Over the Weekend: Ween at Red Rocks. • Over the Weekend: Warlock Pinchers (almost) reunion at 3 Kings Tavern. • Get the Heyday on your iPhone.

Today in Cafe Society:Milking It: Cap'n Crunch's Race Car Crunch. • Tavern Hospitality Group introduces its own stimulus package. • Behind the bar at Root Down with Anika Zappe. • Guess where I'm eating?Jack-n-Grill brings his burrito bomb to German TV.

Today in The Latest Word:Bad timing for Obama speech at one local high school. • Ronald Reagan's speech to schoolchildren: Eddie Murphy and Tokyo Disneyland good, dictatorships and drugs bad. • Is Richard Quinn the next Brandon Marshall?Party time in Fort Collins after CSU beat CU -- and before the rubber bullets started flying. • Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: The Sunnyside of North Denver. We'll take ours Sunnyside-up.

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