I found this sign at the entrance to a residential street in Southeast Minneapolis. Apparently, the neighbors take the directives on their Do Not Enter signs very seriously.
Did’ja ever notice when a fan runs out onto the field during a Twins game that the television broadcasters Dick Bremer and Bert Blyleven tsk tsk the fan for such a foolish move and talk about what a wrong thing it is to do? One time, Bremer even went so far as to suggest that the fans were booing the break in the action when you could actually hear them cheering. Whatever. That’s his job, I guess.
I think most fans are like me: They find it a welcome and amusing diversion. That’s why the following video from a Houston Astros game this year is so awesome: It shows a great fan escape and the crowd reacting with enthusiasm.
Found at YouTube from megamark09 via Arik Hanson.
On Wednesday, I noted Minnesota’s not-so-encouraging demographic destiny but today I bring you good news: When climate change slowly does us all in, we Minnesotans will be sitting on the real estate least susceptible to its ravages. Of course, we’ll probably have to raise an army to defend ourselves against everyone else who wants to move in. But hey, we’ve got time.
This map shows local vulnerability of human populations to climate change based on ecological and demographic models is depicted by regions in red which are expected to be most negatively affected by climate change. White regions correspond to human density values of zero in the global population database. Read all about it at Futurity.
Love it! Twins catcher Joe Mauer makes fun of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu over his high voice and his Head & Shoulders commercials…in this Head & Shoulders commercial. Mauer ought not quit his day job; he’s a far better hitter than he is an actor. Found at YouTube from headandshoulders.
Did Vince McMahon start a football league? Cause the Lingerie Football League would seem to be right in his wheelhouse. Regardless, Minnesota will soon get a taste of what nightwear on the gridiron is all about. And from the looks of it, it could be awfully entertaining.
These girls can play them some football!
They’ll play at the Target Center. They haven’t got a name yet but you can submit your suggestion to LFLinMinnesota@LFLUS.com and if it’s picked, you’ll win season tickets for life. Open tryouts will be announced shortly. (If you want to get some practice in before the tryout, we play every Saturday afternoon at the Northeast Minneapolis Athletic Fields. Just saying.) The season home opener is scheduled for October 1, 2011. Found at YouTube from LingerieFootball.
According to Total Beauty, Minneapolis, Minnesota is the 9th vainest city in the United States. Here’s why:
When it’s frostbite weather outside just about 85 percent of the year, it’s no wonder these Minnesotans spend a lot of time and dough their looks. That kind of cold wreaks havoc on hair, skin and nails. At last count (in 2002, the latest Census data available), there were 1343 “personal care” businesses in the City of Lakes, more than a thousand of which were hair salons. See what cities are vainer than Minneapolis.
More evidence that the notion of the mashup is taking hold in the mainstream culture. The Bryant Lake Bowl is currently showing Michael Bay’s Super Mario Armageddon, a mashed up play featuring the video game sensibilities of Super Mario Bros depicted in the film direction style of Michael Bay.
Here’s Bryant Lake Bowl’s description: Action movies and video games collide in a mushroom cloud of funny! Imagine the biggest video game ever! As told by the biggest director ever!! In the biggest way ever!!! Now imagine all that squeezed onto a 9 x 22 foot stage in the back of a bowling alley.
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