What items best represent minnesota?

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hazel
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What items best represent minnesota?

Post by hazel » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:47 pm

http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/st ... +%20People
An article about what items that showcase Minnesota should be included in a Republican National Convention welcome kit. Some of the suggestions include; lead free vension sasuage, some taconite pellets and my favorite, an ear of corn slathered in E85. What would you include?

thrice
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Post by thrice » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:01 am

Those things are so bulky. How about little charm bracelets for everyone, with little symbols you can hang from them to represent Minnesota?

I'm thinking about a little cross, a cat 'o ninetails, and a pulpit. That would represent martyrdom and self flagellation for every social injustice that has ever been committed, and a bully pulpit to lecture everyone else on their guilt for same- all without ever having done a damn thing about them. Sums up the smug, self satisfied attitude of enlightened Mea Culpa that's so common here. Sure helps us feel good and noble about accepting our sinful responsibility while enabling us to feel so much better than those poor schmucks that don't.
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dorajar
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Post by dorajar » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:12 am

Wow, thrice! That's a pretty jaded view of our lovely home state!

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Post by praecorloth » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:26 am

I'd give 'em a big piece o' granite. Just because it's cumbersome.

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Post by dorajar » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:28 am

praecorloth wrote:I'd give 'em a big piece o' granite. Just because it's cumbersome.
:lol: That's more like it, Praecor!

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Post by thrice » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:57 am

dorajar wrote:Wow, thrice! That's a pretty jaded view of our lovely home state!
You're right. It's an attitude certainly not exclusive to Minnesotans. They're just really, really good at it.

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