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I am sick of the Sheep Fuxors or whatever thread. Lets talk about Minnesota. Is it just Canada-south? Are we actually nice? Why do I need to have 12 feet of personal space? Things of this nature.

From the musical taste as superiority thread in ilm (hope the people I quoted don't mind):

i have a natural impulse i think not to offend (and also to feel really self conscious)
-- M@tt He1geson

I think this is the MN Manifesto.
-- VengaDan Perry

It's true. Or maybe it's just me. I don't know.

(ps I'd like to apologize for starting this thread)

christhamrin (christhamrin), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 05:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Does Canada have a Mall Of The Canadas?

donut bitch (donut), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 05:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Paul Wellstone was from Minnesota - automatically classic. (Even deducting points for Jesse Ventura.)

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 05:37 (fifteen years ago) link

I think they have a bigger mall than the Mall of America (MOA). But I have to pay more for my weed I betcha.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 05:37 (fifteen years ago) link

It could have a Mall of the Americas, everything from Alaska and Newfoundland to Tierra dl Fuego being in the Americas

Ed (dali), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 05:38 (fifteen years ago) link

Paul Wellstone was a good guy and very principled. I agreed w/almost none of his ideology, but I was planning on voting for him because I knew he'd rip into the War on Iraq. Conscience of a Liberal was a good read too.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 05:40 (fifteen years ago) link

At the West Edmonton Mall, in Edmonton, Alberta, there is a small plaque near the front entrance that reads: "Fuck Minnesota"

Huck, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 05:43 (fifteen years ago) link

Thats mean.

All the hippies at my school that dream of moving to Canada will be saddened by this information.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 05:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha, that's great Huck.
It's really strange, the things that people have been mentioning: trying not to offend, being really self-conscious, needing a huge amount of personal space, are things that I personally very strongly identify with, but when I walk around every day and look at other Minnesotans in the street I see none of this in anyone else. I seriously doubt that I look as outgoing to all of them as they do to me (at the one MinneapolisFAP I attended I was gently chided for putting my hood up all the time, I wonder if they knew it was cause I was really self-conscious), so what's going on?

Dan I. (Dan I.), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 05:55 (fifteen years ago) link

CLASSIC

cinniblount (James Blount), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 06:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Music = lots of classicness
Sven and Ole jokes = total dud.
Prarie Home Companion = total dud.
Lake Minnetonka/Edina/North Oaks/etc = dud.
endless surbubs = dud.
liquor store closed on sunday/no alcohol sold in grocery stores = dud.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 06:18 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.wlra.us/hb/hbpaulbunyan2.jpg

IN THE HOUSE!!1

Dan I. (Dan I.), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 06:19 (fifteen years ago) link

It's really strange, the things that people have been mentioning[...]when I walk around every day and look at other Minnesotans in the street I see none of this in anyone else.

I was thinking this when composing the thread.

christhamrin (christhamrin), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 06:22 (fifteen years ago) link

we have busses!

g--ff (gcannon), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 06:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Finally! Thank God. I was about to flunk out of school from skipping class every day cause I couldn't get a ride.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 06:43 (fifteen years ago) link

Prince, Dylan, and The Replacements? So classic.

Sym (shmuel), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 06:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Classic for these reasons:
my people
Carleton College
Southdale, the birthplace of postmodernism.
City Pages
The Vietnamese and Mexican food
Walker Art Center
First Avenue
Skyways
All the lakes in Mpls. except for Nokomis
North of the river/south of the river divide, just like London, only diff is that if you are female and living in Shakopee etc. you still style your hair with THE CLAW.
If nuclear bombs rain down on Edina, leave the Convention Grill the fuck alone.
Hating Edina with especial force is just what you do when you are from St. Louis Park, especially if you are Jewish. The Coen Bros. are also from St.Louis Park, and they make digs on Edina in Fargo.
Lake Minnetonka is gorgeous though a bit West Egg. According to my grandmother, those great big mansions were merely the 'lake homes' of yer Pillsburys etc.
Excelsior is pretty classic, the friendliest town on the lake. My dad spent his childhood in Excelsior, where the amusement park was until 1976. My uncle used to be in charge of running the fireworks there.
Blount, my aunt and uncle live *on* Lake Minnetonka and have this beautiful chrome/wood early '60s speedboat which they ride to brunch in Wayzata, passing stoner party islands used by my cousin and the H*U*G*E mansion occupied by my aunt's grandparents back in the day. It took about five minutes to pass the house and grounds and a lot longer for my aunt to shut up about that house.
Summit Avenue in St Paul (where my dad spent the rest of his childhood)
Ragstock
Byerly's (where me and friends played Mink Coats v. Squirt Guns)
Minnesota State Fair and snack opportunities therein

Dud:
Snow
St. Olaf College
Lutherans (aka 'lobotomy for religious reasons')
Mosquitoes AND midges (gnats) in summer
Knowing how to use jumper cables and snow-shovels
Racism towards Viets, especially Hmongs, and Mexicans and Somalis
The NW suburbs: Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Robbinsdale
Morbidly obese Minnesotans at State Fair in their thousands

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 07:34 (fifteen years ago) link

I used to think that Prairie Home Companion was pretty carp, too, until I gave the music a good listen.

jim wentworth (wench), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 07:45 (fifteen years ago) link

Dud: Minnesota Vikings, lutefisk, Ole and Sven jokes, slowly dying old mining towns up in the Iron Range

Classic: Low, the Cows, Duluth, Ironworld, the International Wolf Center, the World's Largest Hockey Stick

http://www.wlra.us/wl/th/wlhstick1.jpg

daria g (daria g), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 07:51 (fifteen years ago) link

The Bruins could have used that stick last night. How much is the rental next April/May?

jim wentworth (wench), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 07:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Daria, do not diss the Vikings. Mike Tice is my sister's lovely friend and a classic.

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 07:58 (fifteen years ago) link

If Paul Bunyan showed up in Boston with the world's largest hockey stick that would be, like, wicked awesome.

As for the Vikings, I just like making fun of my dad's team as they choke in the playoffs year after year.. oh jeez, ya know dey won't win da Sooper Bowl so why not root for de Packers der. It would be cool if they did pull it out, but I tend to be pessimistic.

daria g (daria g), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 08:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Poor Vikings. It's like they feel that winning a title would be too much like showing off.

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 08:08 (fifteen years ago) link

I wasn't around when he played of course, but when I went through a phase of reading up on football history I always thought it was such a damn shame that Fran Tarkenton never won one.

daria g (daria g), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 09:02 (fifteen years ago) link

I was! My doctor's son was Jeff Wright and played with him as a linebacker, I think.

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 09:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Paul Wellstone was a good guy and very principled

Except for when he pledged to only serve one term. But Wellstone is classic for that campaign bus.

Classic:
Hating all those cake-eaters in Edina
Hating the Bears
Hating the Packers
Lord Fletchers (hey, my aunt & uncle live on Minnetonka, too...and so did I 30 years ago)
Uptown
The Replacements
Prince
St. Paul
10,000 lakes
Boundary Waters
CP & the Strib (except for CJ)
that free zoo in that park that I can't remember the name of

Dud:
8 months of winter
mosquitos
SPAM
1am last call

don atwater weiner, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 10:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Hating all those cake-eaters in Edina means that when your team full of Jewish math geeks and Lutheran human beer kegs beats them at football, chocolate cupcakes are served free to all students and the big cheer at pep rallies is OFF WITH THEIR HEADS.

This is also the gateway into teaching the French Revolution in St. Louis Park. Believe.

Lake Minnetonka must have a ley-line that acts exclusively as a preppy magnet.

Minnesota is a great place to grow up, but people like me need bigger cities than Minneapolis.

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 12:03 (fifteen years ago) link

I forgot to mention broomball and snowmobiles, which are at least as classic as high point beer.

The problem with Minneapolis is the same with most large modern cities--there's not much density to it. It's all sprawl. Which is also part of its charm.

don atwater weiner, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 12:15 (fifteen years ago) link

The Twin Cities is a FANTASTIC place to grow up, even if you do get stuck out in the woods off a dirt road (which was still kind of classic because it was only 40 minutes outside of downton St. Paul).

Also, SPAM IS CLASSIC.

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 12:56 (fifteen years ago) link

CLASSIC:

-Lots of friends there
-Had some good gigs, at the Times and Cabooze and whatnot
-Lots of cool restaurants, and I love going to Maria's or Triple Rock for breakfast
-Halal markets that sell camel meat
-That Sun Ray sign on the way into St. Paul that's had the 'y' out for years, so it says "SUN RA"
-Happy Apple

DUD:

-Asshole drivers, for real
-I can't stand finding my way around Mpls, I've gotten lost there more than anywhere else and (partly as a result of being lost and stressed) gotten in my only car accident, which is still causing me financial trouble
-Driving from Wisconsin to Minnesota is most mind-numbing drive imaginable, and it's just long enough to feel really long but too short to settle into 'driving all day' mode.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:18 (fifteen years ago) link

I bought a pair of flip-flops at that mall in Edina.

hstencil, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:27 (fifteen years ago) link

My friend got married in Edina. It was seemed okay. Flyte Tyme Studios is there, right?

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Prince, Dylan, and The Replacements? So classic.

You forgot MATOS. KCLASSIC.

Jeanne Fury (Jeanne Fury), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Edina used to have a shop where you could buy Bermuda bag covers and 'duck shoes' called McMuffees. The town itself is named after Edinburgh (Edina is the Latin name) and even has its very own Morningside. It is the land of the DAR soccer/hockey mom. I'll check on where Flyte Tyme is but let's just say...highly unlikely, more likely to be Eden Prairie.

Minneapolis road rage is among the most passive-aggressive in the world.

I miss Dayton's, the Lincoln Del, and Excelsior Amusement Park.

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:41 (fifteen years ago) link

I should clarify that these are the only places I've been in Minnesota:

First Avenue/7th Street Entry
some restaurant a couple blocks away
some hotel (maybe it was by the airport?)
the mall in Edina
a gas station somewhere between Minneapolis and Moorhead
a Target somewhere between Minneapolis and Moorhead
a dumpy bar in Moorhead
some restaurant that kinda sucked in Moorhead
a Days Inn in Moorhead (we snuck into the pool later that night)
a Chinese buffet place in Moorhead
yet another gas station

hstencil, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:44 (fifteen years ago) link

I'd like to see more of the state.

hstencil, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, Flyte Tyme's website says its in Edina.

Also, Husker Du.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Classic for these reasons:
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Carleton College
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Dud:
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St. Olaf College
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Hah


pholm, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:50 (fifteen years ago) link

a gas station somewhere between Minneapolis and Moorhead
a Target somewhere between Minneapolis and Moorhead
a dumpy bar in Moorhead
some restaurant that kinda sucked in Moorhead

I'd like to see more of the state.

Well you pretty much covered everything between Minneapolis and Moorhead (as well as Moorhead) so you can check that off the list.

pholm, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:53 (fifteen years ago) link

But if you ever have to make the drive again tune into St. Cloud State's radio station KVSC (88.1 FM and kvsc.org streams it online). Probably the best college station in the state and on a good day you can get it almost as far west as Alexandria on I-94.

pholm, Wednesday, 21 April 2004 13:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I have yet to see one mention of MST3K here. I am disappointed in you all.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 14:35 (fifteen years ago) link

Mike's not that funny anymore.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 14:39 (fifteen years ago) link

It's not a matter of timeliness or current incarnation, otherwise why bring up the Replacements?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 14:41 (fifteen years ago) link

kqrs: dud

g--ff (gcannon), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 14:52 (fifteen years ago) link

haha radioK-CLASSIC, right nate?

g--ff (gcannon), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 14:53 (fifteen years ago) link

So did any of you ever turn your knob to BOB?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 14:53 (fifteen years ago) link

kqrs: dud

Yet, somehow at the same time: Classic.

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 14:54 (fifteen years ago) link

ok ok: aerosmith, heart, billy squier: classic

tom bernard: racist.

g--ff (gcannon), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 14:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Hey Don that zoo you're thinking of is the Como Zoo; I live a couple miles away from it and it is great. Also, in a lot of places (maybe it's just in Minneapolis? I don't know) the bars are now open until 2am. As if I ever go out.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 15:17 (fifteen years ago) link

One bad thing about Como is that it's a zoo in the old-school sense of the word. It has really tiny enclosures compared to most zoos proper these days.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 15:18 (fifteen years ago) link

omg is this his twitter

https://twitter.com/themoderngent

ffffffu

goole, Thursday, 1 February 2018 20:18 (one year ago) link

his picture, lol

#VAwine is happenin & delicious, but is it ageable?? Askd & answrd in my latest 4 @Decanter. https://t.co/lJLnXsehVx pic.twitter.com/8FHtYdcpvU

— TheModernGent (@themoderngent) May 22, 2017

mh, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:38 (one year ago) link

still with the fin, ok

goole, Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:20 (one year ago) link

ok lol

Selling snowballs to tourists... genius.

Brianna Sudrla, center, of Chicago laughed after buying a "real Minnesota snowball" for from a vending machine in the alley behind the Hewing Hotel. Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune #SuperBowl #BoldNorth @StarTribune pic.twitter.com/Fxe9CRAddU

— Anthony Soufflé (@AnthonySouffle) February 1, 2018

goole, Thursday, 1 February 2018 22:28 (one year ago) link

ooh fun, look: a "local ratio"!

As you listen to the MPR request for funds remember how they treated Garrison Keillor.

— Phyllis Kahn (@PhyllisKahn) February 7, 2018

goole, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:29 (one year ago) link

brb sending MPR some money

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:31 (one year ago) link

eh I do think keillor kind of got fucked

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:35 (one year ago) link

nah he's a fuckin creep

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:36 (one year ago) link

MPR interviewed nearly every person they could possibly interview, and they decided divorcing themselves from him was justified as far as I've read? I mean, this was the result after mediation:

On January 23, 2018, MPR reported further on the investigation after interviewing almost 60 people who had worked with Keillor. The story described other alleged sexual misconduct by Keillor, and a $16,000 payment to a woman who was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement to prevent her from talking about her time at MPR (she refused and never deposited the check).

He still has his Writer's Almanac thing, they just decided not to distribute it for him anymore.

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

yes, the initial public disclosure-response cycle of this thing was heavily colored by the station's relative tight-lipped approach about what they had found -- at first stated only 1 person complaining -- and keillor's description of 'putting a hand on a back'

more recently a fuller description of MPR's investigation and what they turned up looks a lot uglier

goole, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:50 (one year ago) link

i want a venn diagram of keillor truthers, franken truthers and woody allen truthers. old white liberals can get pretty defensive, turns out!

goole, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 21:51 (one year ago) link

I was impressed by how thoroughly MPR did it and how robust it seemed, at least from the outside

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 22:01 (one year ago) link

i was not aware of the more recent info, goole. that certainly changes things.

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 22:06 (one year ago) link

yeah i haven't seen much commentary giving them credit for this

xp the rundown is here

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/23/keillor-workplace

goole, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 22:08 (one year ago) link

thx, adding to pocket

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 22:10 (one year ago) link

When I've felt the most estranged ever were the 1.5 years I lived in Minnesota, during college.

Maybe it's not a coincidence that this is where I am? (He wrote, knowing many local people read this board)

― eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Saturday, February 17, 2018 3:24 PM (five hours ago)

what up

j., Sunday, 18 February 2018 03:32 (one year ago) link

I'm doing the best I can

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 18 February 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

city's changing, man

Now accepting credit cards. Don’t hate us. Also, come enjoy this beautiful patio.

— Palmer’s Bar (@MplsPalmers) May 17, 2018

goole, Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:24 (one year ago) link

daaaaang

gbx, Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

this is deeply sad

http://www.citypages.com/news/who-is-jimmy-robinson/483985811

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:05 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

http://www.startribune.com/hymie-s-records-a-famed-spot-for-vinyl-in-minneapolis-is-for-sale/489026981/

Just found out about this today. I hope the owners get their wish to sell it to someone who'll keep the store going, but I'm not sure how realistic that is.

kitchen person, Thursday, 26 July 2018 02:45 (one year ago) link

Maybe my favorite record store. Irene is such a friendly, mild-mannered dog. I do hope they find someone to keep up the good work.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 26 July 2018 16:25 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

in case anyone's in the market, the house down the road from where i grew up is for sale

iirc no one actually lived in it when i was a kid, and it was known throughout the township as 'the castle'. trespassing there to merely see it was a rite of passage. i went there once with my friend and my dog and we rang a bell that was for some reason built into the west end of the building, and the groundskeeper came out and yelled at us. my dog got into it with his, and ultimately we high-tailed it out of there before he could call our parents. then we walked home along the railroad bed next to the river. this concludes my YA coming of age story.

http://www.citypages.com/arts/wanna-buy-a-whimsical-1920s-mini-castle-on-the-st-croix-river/494815311

gbx, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 18:06 (ten months ago) link

that kitchen looks like it needs to be gutted and totally redone

does anyone remember that weird house in MN for sale that was like a bond villain lair? everything was pink and made of stones and mirrors and overstuffed with chinese characters everywhere. there was a thread on the modern radio board for it i believe

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 18:25 (ten months ago) link

Does the booze come with it?

http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/ctyp-st-croix-mansion-11d.jpg

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Tuesday, 2 October 2018 18:45 (ten months ago) link

My MN hometown has a Frank Lloyd Wright house that’s been on the market for about three years.

suzy, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 18:50 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

"what was it like, moving to Minnesota?" pic.twitter.com/B3yk1l6wPD

— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) December 6, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 6 December 2018 23:19 (eight months ago) link

https://www.twincities.com/2018/12/06/mark-dayton-this-isnt-how-i-planned-on-going-out-as-governor/

He said he will move into an apartment in Minneapolis after he vacates the Governor’s Residence in St. Paul. But when asked what he plans to do next, he replied, “I really don’t know.”

j., Friday, 7 December 2018 01:03 (eight months ago) link

i like dayton... the video of him collapsing during his state of the state address was really fucking depressing. hope he rebounds

global tetrahedron, Friday, 7 December 2018 01:08 (eight months ago) link

Terry Evans applies makeup to Reform Party candidate Jesse Ventura's head while Gubernatorial candidates Norm Coleman and Hubert Humphrey III prepare for their last debate at KTCA in St. Paul on Friday, Oct. 30, 1998. (@CarlosGphoto/@StarTribune) pic.twitter.com/8e1BX5Q0Yq

— Vintage Minnesota (@VintageMinn) December 20, 2018

j., Thursday, 20 December 2018 16:25 (eight months ago) link

five months pass...

This winter was terrible.
This spring is terrible.
This summer is going to be terrible.
This state is terrible.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 24 May 2019 14:53 (two months ago) link

the weather is really making it hard to keep your head up

summer sucks!! blue blob map is our savior!

j., Friday, 24 May 2019 15:20 (two months ago) link

I'm fine with below average temperatures in July, but also this:

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/lead01/off01_prcp.gif

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 24 May 2019 16:46 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Mankato be like 😈🤪🍻

Duluth be like 🐶🏒🏕🌅

Bemidji be like 🐻🎣🌲

Winona be like 🏞🏥💁🏻‍♀️

UMN be like 🐹🌃〽️

St. Cloud be like 🐺🚨💩🔫

St. Thomas be like 😼✝️💵

St. John’s be like 🙏🏼🌾💤

NDSU be like 🐮🌽🏈

UND be like ❄️✈️🍺

— yeah (@SamSchuneman) June 30, 2019

... (Eazy), Monday, 1 July 2019 04:51 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

"gently flavored food"

goole, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:02 (two weeks ago) link

you know...it was objectively bad but I kind of wanted it to be there forever

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:37 (two weeks ago) link

I’m still mourning Cafe Di Napoli tbh.

suzy, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:54 (two weeks ago) link

POUR OUT ANOTHER

End of an era: Minneapolis’ last Perkins has closed https://t.co/1QHIdCD5eC pic.twitter.com/75GOuphZIS

— City Pages (@citypages) July 27, 2019

... (Eazy), Friday, 9 August 2019 06:00 (one week ago) link

Dang. Are there still any Embers open?

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Friday, 9 August 2019 11:50 (one week ago) link

The Edina Hwy 100/Vernon Perkins of my adolescent memories is spitting distance from Minneapolis and is still open.

suzy, Friday, 9 August 2019 11:53 (one week ago) link

wait what

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 9 August 2019 13:01 (one week ago) link

Thinking of how different Perkins locations bring me back to different times.

Burnsville Parkway and 35W: getting toys from the wishing well, swarms of post-church churchgoers if we tried to go on a Sunday.

494 and France: hanging out with the first people I knew online (local-dial-up bulletin boards). Lots of goths. One large group ditched without paying and somehow left me there (maybe I’d gone to the bathroom?).

Riverside and 94: mid-20s, I had written/directed a two-actor play, and we would bring our friends there after the show, in good spirits. And Rocky Horror pre-gaming a decade before that.

And then people-watching at the Embers on Hennepin after First Avenue and whatever.

... (Eazy), Friday, 9 August 2019 15:15 (one week ago) link

I got hired to hostess the Excelsior Boulevard Perkins and quit after the training day because they wanted me to walk in the door, already in uniform. Pay was minimum wage with no share of tips. Even my mom was like, ‘will they be punching you in before you get on the bus in that?

suzy, Friday, 9 August 2019 17:06 (one week ago) link

wow

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 12 August 2019 21:09 (one week ago) link

A sheriff’s deputy dispatched to the home late that morning saw “Death Parde God Hell” spray-painted in red on the front screen door

hell yea

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Monday, 12 August 2019 21:18 (one week ago) link

The last sentence reveal of the song title is just wow
Also... 59 going on 99 my god

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Monday, 12 August 2019 22:51 (one week ago) link


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