A report on the conditions in Minnesota

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Friday, January 31, 2014 - 03:34 pm:

Cousin Dale just sent this to me

Subject: Minnessssoooota !


Minnesota became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858 and was originally
settled by a lost tribe of Norwegians seeking refuge from the searing
heat of Wisconsin 's winters.

Minnesota gets it's name from the Sioux Indian word "mah-nee-soo-tah,"
meaning, "No, really... They eat fish soaked in lye."

The state song of Minnesota is "Someday the Vikings will... Aw, never mind."

The Mall of America in Bloomington , Minnesota covers 9.5 million
square feet and has enough space to hold 185,000 idiot teenagers
yapping away on cell phones.

Madison, Minnesota is known as "the lutefisk capital of the world."
Avoid this city at all costs.

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was set in Minneapolis , Minnesota , and
was Mary's first real acting job since leaving the "Dick van Dyke
Show. The show about a single woman's struggle to find happiness in
the big city was originally titled "Life Without Dick," but that was
changed for some reason.

Downtown Minneapolis has an enclosed skyway system covering 52 blocks,
allowing people to live, work, eat, and sleep without ever going
outside. The only downside to this is that a Norwegian occasionally
turns up missing.

Cartoonist Charles M. Shultz was born in Minneapolis , Minnesota and
grew up in St. Paul. He was the only artist to accurately depict the
perfectly circular heads of Minnesota natives.

The Hormel Company of Austin , Minnesota produces 6 million cans of
Spam a year, even though no one actually eats it. Spam is a prized
food in Japan & Hawaii--Spam sushi !

Minnesota license plates are blue & white and contain the phrase
"Blizzards on the 4th of July - you get used to it."

Frank C. Mars, founder of the Mars Candy Co. was born in Newport,
Minnesota . His 3 Musketeers candy bar originally contained three bars
in one wrapper, each filled with a different flavor of nougat :
chocolate, Spam and lutefisk.

Tonka trucks continue to be manufactured in Minnetonka, Minnesota,
despite the thousands of GI Joe dolls killed by them annually in
rollover accidents. No airbags, no seat belts. These things are
deathtraps, I tell ya!

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder was raised at Walnut Grove, Minnesota, and
was famous for writing the "Little House" series of books, as well as
inventing the "Spam diet" which consists of looking at a plate of Spam
until you lose your appetite. Much like the "lutefisk diet"

The snowmobile was invented in Roseau , Minnesota so as to allow
families a means of attending 4th of July picnics

Minnesotans are almost indistinguishable from Wisconsinites. The only
way to tell them apart is to ask if they voted for Mondale in '84.

Now... it's up to you to forward this to all your friends If one of
them does not forward it to others, he / she will be given an entrance
pin to attend the Eelpout Festival in Walker, MN....in February --

Cold is a relative thing ya know....

At 65 degrees, Arizonans turn on the heat. People in Minnesota plant gardens.
At 60, Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Minnesota sunbathe.
At 50, Italian & English cars won't start. People in Minnesota drive
with the windows down..
At 40, Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.
At 35, New York landlords finally turn up the heat. People in
Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.
At 20, People in Miami all die. Minnesotans close their windows.
At 0, Californians fly away to Mexico . People in Minnesota get out
their winter coats.
At 10 below zero, Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in
Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.
At 20 below, Washington DC runs out of hot air. (Ya think? Nah.).
People in Minnesota let their dogs sleep indoors.
At 30 below, Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Minnesotans get
upset because they can't start the snowmobile.
At 40 below, ALL atomic motion stops. People in Minnesota start
saying..."Cold enough for ya, eh?"
At 50 below, hell freezes over. Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Friday, January 31, 2014 - 04:23 pm:

I heard that a woman from Minnesota married a Palestinian. They had a son and named him Yasser Youbetcha... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Friday, January 31, 2014 - 04:44 pm:

A fellow that I used to work with in the Seattle area, grew up in Minnesota, and he told me that his dad pretty much "summed it up" with the comment,....."yeah, a year in Minnesota is pretty much 9 months of winter, and 3 months of damned tough sledding!"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kevin Whelihan on Friday, January 31, 2014 - 09:39 pm:

Look, I'm right over the border in far northern WI. It's not all that bad. Most of us true Jackpine Savages burn wood, so propane shortages don't affect us. I still go outside and play fetch with my dog at 10 below, plow snow on the for wheeler, haul in wood, and take a few snowmobile runs. You can either complain about winter, or get out and play in it. This is a beautiful place to live in all seasons. As far lutefisk goes: I've tried it once and never again!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Friday, January 31, 2014 - 10:07 pm:

actually big snow storms can be fun. we just dont bunch up like they do in atlanta


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joseph Geisler on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 12:33 am:

You guys are COOL...no really!
Mayo is my place where I get my work ups done. Great place and I have been there in the winters. They just get the snow plows out at 4:00 am! You can hear them running. Luckily I don't drive while at the Mayo though. I just use the underground. Nothing like Atlanta though! In Atlanta you freeze!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eugene Adams on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 01:00 am:

Lutefisk
Logan couldn't eat it either.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUzQoDXH-04 1 min 45 sec
I guess you have to grow up with it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 08:29 am:

We sold a fire truck to a small town in Minnesota last week. I guess they made it back aint heard from them.Drove it home from here in nc.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Derek Kiefer - Mantorville, MN on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 08:36 am:

Those are all 100% true. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Byrne - Racine, MN on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 10:08 am:

Derek is correct!


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