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! C’mon, Volkswagon; you don’t expect your ad agency to do even just a tiny bit of research to get the accent correct, don’tchknow?!? Found at YouTube from Volkswagen.
Chris Menning has conclusively demonstrated that we Minnesotans are the hippest in all of the land with Google Insights for Search data showing that the most searches for the word “hipster” come from Minnesota. If you might be wondering if that simply means that we don’t quite know what hipsters are, take a look at Menning’s supporting evidence.
I watched Young Adult on Christmas Day and I did like it a lot. Charlize Theron’s performance is fantastic, which I expected. I didn’t expect, however, to see that it was shot in Minneapolis. Didn’t even know until I saw the credits that the movie was written by Minneapolis’ own Diablo Cody, so there you go.
As I said, it’s a good movie but the following trailer really doesn’t do it justice or even represent it accurately. While Young Adult does have it’s funny moments, it is actually quite depressing…but then aren’t all the good stories? Found at YouTube from YoungAdultMovie.
Twins centerfielder Ben Revere kicks it into high gear and takes a tumble on his way to third base.
I recently spotted this New York State Certified Escort vehicle in downtown Minneapolis. I thought it was odd for a vehicle to bear an official seal declaring it as such and it prompted me to question just what is a Certified Escort Vehicle? Who or what do they escort and why do they require a Certified Vehicle? If you can enlighten me, please do so in the comments.
Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven, a former Minnesota Twins pitcher and their current television color commentator had a habit of circling fans on screen. And fans, of course, have reacted by bringing Circle Me, Bert! signs to the ballpark.
This is pretty funny. Stephen Colbert lampoons Tim Pawlenty’s GOP debate performance. Found at Comedy Central.