Pop Culture

Jamaican + Russian = Minnesotan?? WTF, Volkswagon?!? [VIDEO]

February 3, 2013
Jamaican + Russian = Minnesotan?? WTF, Volkswagon?!? [VIDEO]

Volkswagon’s Super Bowl ad features an office worker who sounds like a Jamaican who has lived for many years in Russia…but he’s supposed to be a Minnesotan!

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Young Adult by Diablo Cody

December 28, 2011
Young Adult by Diablo Cody

Charlize Theron’s performance in Diablo Cody’s Young Adult is fantastic, which I expected. I didn’t expect, however, to see that it was shot in Minneapolis.

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Miss Minnesota Believes Evolution Should Be Taught

June 23, 2011
Miss Minnesota Believes Evolution Should Be Taught

Miss Minnesota, Brittany Thelemann, believes evolution should be taught in school. Good for her!

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Pawlenty’s Debate Performance Skewered By Colbert

June 19, 2011
Tim Pawlenty On Colbert Report

This is pretty funny. Stephen Colbert lampoons Tim Pawlenty’s GOP debate performance.

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OVO by Cirque Du Soleil

June 7, 2011
OVO by Cirque Du Soleil

David Erickson reviews a performance of OVO by Cirque du Soleil at Mall of America.

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Minneapolis: The New Gayness

May 11, 2011
Daily Show - Minneapolis Gayest City

The Daily Show explains how Minneapolis dethroned San Fransisco as the gay capital of America.

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Steely Dan, Marc Anthony, Train & Maroon 5 Added To State Fair Lineup

April 7, 2011
Steely Dan, Marc Anthony, Train & Maroon 5 Added To State Fair Lineup

Steely Dan, Train, Maroon 5 and Marc Anthony have been added to the Minnesota State Fair lineup this summer.

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Joe Mauer Mocks Troy Polamalu

March 28, 2011
Joe Mauer Mocks Troy Polamalu

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.

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Theater In The Mashup: Michael Bay’s Super Mario Armageddon At Bryant Lake Bowl

March 20, 2011
Michael Bay’s Super Mario Armageddon At Bryant Lake Bowl

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.

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Freedom Crispies!

March 17, 2011
We don't need no stinkin' FRENCH Crispies!

We don’t need no stinkin’ FRENCH Crispies!

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