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The LoopHole is a place for conversation linked to the Minnesota Public Radio program In the Loop.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: In the Loop, MPR

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The Island Uighur Welcome Song (VIDEO!) on Jun 23, 2009 in china, guantanamo, horwich, in the loop, music, parody, song, uighurFrom our latest podcast... Been thinking about those formerly-of-Guantanamo-Bay-non-enemy-combatant Uighurs who are most likely headed for two distant tropical islands that were willing to take them in....



Does China really hate porn *that* much? on Jun 17, 2009 in China, culture, James Farrer, porn, pornography, sexLast week China announced plans to force all computers sold in it's borders to run an Internet filter called "Green Dam Youth Escort". Their reason? Not blocking political info . . . they say they are after porn. Sure, plenty...



The Island Uigher Welcome Song! on Jun 16, 2009 in bermuda, guantanamo bay, palau, refugees, uighurI've been thinking a lot about these Uighur "non-enemy-combatants" from Guantanamo who have been accepted by two tropical islands, Bermuda and Palau. Hence our latest "news-tune." (With apologies for my attempt to craft some kind...



Meet Spiderbaby, my new Facebook Friend on Jun 15, 2009Here's the first taste of a new occasional segment, in which I set out to actually meet people who friend me on Facebook. First up is Terrance Griep, aka Tommy "Spiderbaby" Saturday, recently named the Twin Cities best Professional...



In The Loop: Behind the Music (the North Korea medley) on Jun 9, 2009 in brittney spears, carousel, jeff horwich, kim jong il, loop, music song, north korea, nuclear, oops I did it again, sound of music, whitesnakeEver wonder how I record the music for the show? No? Are you sure? Well, even so, I videoed (just using my webcam) the process of recording the "user generated" North Korea parody medley from our recent episode. This one...



Blues Traveler + North Korea = "The Nuke" on Jun 8, 2009 in Blues Traveler, North Korea, Nuke, music, parodyWow. A killer North Korea nukes parody written and performed by two Loopsters from Fergus Falls, MN. Jessica Sundheim wrote the lyrics and Joy Ohlsen provides the vocals. They riff on the Blues Traveler song "Hook" turning it into "Nuk...