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.
Minnesota Thanksgiving Traditions [INFOGRAPHIC]
Top Minnesota Thanksgiving traditions infographic from Neighbors, Inc.
Two Twins Championships = No Riots [PIC]
Hey San Francisco…this is supposed to be a happy occasion! Rioting is not appropriate behavior after your Giants win a World Series Championship…drinking is. Mellow out! (Photo courtesy y entonces)
My Walk To End Hunger [VIDEO]
This year I am participating in the Walk To End Hunger on behalf of Neighbors, Inc. on Thanksgiving morning at the Mall of America. If you’ve enjoyed any of my content over the years, either at this blog, or at my e-Strategy Marketing Blog or my Videolicious.tv or Audiolicious.tv blogs or at my Minnesota Vikings Chat blog, please take a moment to show your appreciation by sponsoring my walk for at least $25. Everyone who sponsors me will get a report on the insights I gained and the lessons I learned marketing the Walk. CLICK HERE To Sponsor my Walk!
Minnesota Zombie Pub Crawl
Minnesota is the birthplace of the Zombie Pub Crawl, which has taken place every October since 2005. People dress up as zombies and crawl the Twin Cities’ bars. Here’s a taste of what it’s like, courtesy Pioneer Press tech columnist Julio Ojeda-Zapata. Found at YouTube from ojezap.
7 Amazing Duluth, Minnesota Flooding Videos
French River Flooding
Found at YouTube from PlumeriaPenguin.
Jet Skiing The 2012 Duluth Flood
Epic but WARNING: NSFW. Found at YouTube from hinks11b.
Duluth Flooding Inside The City
Found at YouTube from superior1759.
Flooding At Cascade Park & First Avenue West
Found at YouTube from OnlyFootprints1.
Highway 53 between Hanes & Millerhill Mall
Found at YouTube from KassunM.
Chester Creek, St. Marie, 7th Avenue & Whole Foods
Found at YouTube from merivasiii.
Lester River/Lester Park & 60th Street Bridge
Found at YouTube from MrSwansonite.
LeRoy Neiman, American Impressionist
Saint Paul artist LeRoy Neimman, considered the American impressionist, died Wednesday at 91 years of age. From the New York Times:
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
Minnesotans Are The Hippest
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.
Canoeing Down Rice Creek
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.
Found at YouTube from MinnesotaDNR.
Minnesota Is 3rd-Fastest Warming State
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.