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.
Top Minnesota Thanksgiving traditions infographic from Neighbors, Inc.
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Mr. Neiman’s kinetic, quickly executed paintings and drawings, many of them published in Playboy, offered his fans gaudily colored visual reports on heavyweight boxing matches, Super Bowl games and Olympic contests, as well as social panoramas like the horse races at Deauville, France, and the Cannes Film Festival.
Quite consciously, he cast himself in the mold of French Impressionists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir and Degas, chroniclers of public life who found rich social material at racetracks, dance halls and cafes.
LeRoy Neiman Painting of Minnesota Twins Hall Of Famer Harmon Killebrew
LeRoy Neiman Self-Portrait
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.
My buddy Chris and I used to canoe down Rice Creek all the time as teens, except we’d do it in the summer and at night, to give it the Swamp Thing feel.
We’d start at Old Highway 8 and County Road H in New Brighton, across from The Mermaid, and paddle down Rice Creek, across Long Lake, and we’d hit shore at Chris’ home along Rice Creek near Silver Lake Road.
Minnesota is the third-fastest warming state in the Union, according to a new report by Climate Central.
Global warming isn’t uniform. The continental U.S. has warmed by about 1.3°F over the past 100 years, but the temperature increase hasn’t been the same everywhere: some places have warmed more than others, some less, and some not much at all. Natural variability explains some of the differences, and air pollution with fine aerosols screening incoming solar radiation could also be a factor. Read the rest at Climate Central.