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    Oct 26, 2011 3:33 PM GMT
    To answer your question- yes, we talk like the movie Fargo.

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    Oct 26, 2011 6:38 PM GMT
    where's Minnesota?
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    tailgater_3 saidwhere's Minnesota?
    Somewhere cold. The men look good here though. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    Have you eaten lutefisk with lefse?

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    Oct 27, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    Do people regularly eat Surströmming in Minnesota?



    (The dude at 1:52 is smokin hot!)



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    Oct 27, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    Is it true that you can reach St. Olaf by train from Minneapolis to Tyler's Landing, changing at St. Gustav with the final leg completed by toboggan?
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    Oct 27, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    Marry me?
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    Oct 27, 2011 8:06 AM GMT
    yup, you do talk like the movie Fargo. And you are full of Scandinavians.. and you are very nice people icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 28, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    GreenHopper saidand you are very nice people icon_smile.gif
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    GAMRican saidHave you eaten lutefisk with lefse?



    Lutefisk- no. Lefse- oh god yes. Oddly enough one of my friends came straight out of Norway and she loves it. All of her friends hate it out there, but she likes it.

    GAMRican saidDo people regularly eat Surströmming in Minnesota?



    (The dude at 1:52 is smokin hot!)





    Huh? I'm part Norwegian and Swedish and I've never heard of it.

    Balljunkie saidIs it true that you can reach St. Olaf by train from Minneapolis to Tyler's Landing, changing at St. Gustav with the final leg completed by toboggan?


    I wouldn't know because I rarely ever hear about said Train or even St. Olaf.

    JP85257 saidMarry me?


    Wrong state.
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    Oct 28, 2011 9:07 PM GMT


    Minnesotans? Why are all the sotans small? Do they not come in large sizes too? And what exactly is a sotan?

    -Canoodlians

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    Oct 28, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    meninlove said

    Minnesotans? Why are all the sotans small? Do they not come in large sizes too? And what exactly is a sotan?

    -Canoodlians



    We have a preference to be pale because we're so close to the arctic. That's why it's mini, and we're not as sotan as you think. Actually- only the nouveau riche kids from Hennepin County do that shit thanks to the popularity of Jersey Shore, but everybody else just laughs at them and asks them if they're from Loompaland.

    Trollileo saidDoes everyone play hockey there or just Emilio Estevez?


    I sure as hell didn't, so I think it was just Emilio Estevez. It's popular here, yes. Sadly, so is the bad hair that goes along with it. We're talking hair so bad that Anduru would desperately buy a one-way plane ticket back the moment he steps foot in the airport.
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    Oct 28, 2011 11:22 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said

    GAMRican saidDo people regularly eat Surströmming in Minnesota?



    (The dude at 1:52 is smokin hot!)

    ...



    Huh? I'm part Norwegian and Swedish and I've never heard of it.
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    Oh my! You must simply touch base with your roots and enjoy a can with tuunbrod, chopped almond potatos, spring onion, sour cream, and a good hard cheese.
    surstromming_gomma_222.gif


    The bulging of the can is a very good sign! It means that the anerobic fermentation has been robust and that you can be assured of cultural authenticity!
    Surstromming1.jpg

    When you pierce the can, get close and inhale deeply to enjoy the unique and unforgettable olfactory experience which comes from a year of "mellowing in the can".

    I hope that you will consider reconnecting with your Swedish roots and report back to us (ideally with video) on your experience!
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 28, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    Uffda, I grew up in Minnesota as well. Sometimes go up nort to the cabin up by White Bear Lake yah in the summer. And in winter, we'd gather around at Sunday potlucks with hotdish and cheesy potatoes.

    I kinda miss it icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 28, 2011 11:36 PM GMT
    How do I get a date with Eric Decker? What do you put in the water to produce Eric Deckers since there is more than one that are equally as hot?

    P.S. St. Olaf is where Rose Nylund is from.
  • DarkSensation

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    Oct 29, 2011 2:48 AM GMT


    What do you really do during the cold ?
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    Oct 29, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    BernieKosar saidHow do I get a date with Eric Decker? What do you put in the water to produce Eric Deckers since there is more than one that are equally as hot?

    P.S. St. Olaf is where Rose Nylund is from.


    1) I think 3M developed a chemical and dumped it in the river. My aunt works for them, so I'll ask.
    2) I think I told you that I have a connection- in that I'm facebook friends with Derek Domino, who is now a rookie for the Broncos.
    3) Gotcha.

    DarkSensation said

    What do you really do during the cold ?


    We go about our normal day, but freeze our nipples off in the process.

    venue35 saidHave you ever seen Prince?


    No, but my mom, who worked as a pharmacist, has filled out his father's prescription. Prince has a fascination with purple, his dad loved orange. True story.

    dancedancekj saidUffda, I grew up in Minnesota as well. Sometimes go up nort to the cabin up by White Bear Lake yah in the summer. And in winter, we'd gather around at Sunday potlucks with hotdish and cheesy potatoes.

    I kinda miss it icon_sad.gif


    Ahh- I remember Sunday dinners at my grandparents'. Pork, homemade bread, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy and corn.
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    Oct 29, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    Bullwinklemoos said

    GAMRican saidDo people regularly eat Surströmming in Minnesota?



    (The dude at 1:52 is smokin hot!)

    ...



    Huh? I'm part Norwegian and Swedish and I've never heard of it.
    ...


    Oh my! You must simply touch base with your roots and enjoy a can with tuunbrod, chopped almond potatos, spring onion, sour cream, and a good hard cheese.
    surstromming_gomma_222.gif


    The bulging of the can is a very good sign! It means that the anerobic fermentation has been robust and that you can be assured of cultural authenticity!
    Surstromming1.jpg

    When you pierce the can, get close and inhale deeply to enjoy the unique and unforgettable olfactory experience which comes from a year of "mellowing in the can".

    I hope that you will consider reconnecting with your Swedish roots and report back to us (ideally with video) on your experience!


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    Oct 29, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    meninlove said

    Minnesotans? Why are all the sotans small? Do they not come in large sizes too? And what exactly is a sotan?

    -Canoodlians



    We have a preference to be pale because we're so close to the arctic. That's why it's mini, and we're not as sotan as you think. Actually- only the nouveau riche kids from Hennepin County do that shit thanks to the popularity of Jersey Shore, but everybody else just laughs at them and asks them if they're from Loompaland.

    Trollileo saidDoes everyone play hockey there or just Emilio Estevez?


    I sure as hell didn't, so I think it was just Emilio Estevez. It's popular here, yes. Sadly, so is the bad hair that goes along with it. We're talking hair so bad that Anduru would desperately buy a one-way plane ticket back the moment he steps foot in the airport.



    ....omg I seriously loled and then loled again.

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    Oct 29, 2011 5:21 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidDoes everyone play hockey there or just Emilio Estevez?


    I'd like to think that Hockey IS really popular here. I feel like 70% of the population knows the rules/can play and then like 50% can actually skate well. Its a blast!
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    Oct 29, 2011 1:10 PM GMT
    MarchinOn said
    Trollileo saidDoes everyone play hockey there or just Emilio Estevez?


    I'd like to think that Hockey IS really popular here. I feel like 70% of the population knows the rules/can play and then like 50% can actually skate well. Its a blast!
    I was teased a lot in school because I couldn't skate.

    Actually it was because I was fat. icon_sad.gif True story.

    TheGuyNextDoor saidDid you make one of those videos in the threads before? Love to hear your accent!

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    Accent? I don't think I have an accent.
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    Oct 29, 2011 1:49 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    MarchinOn said
    Trollileo saidDoes everyone play hockey there or just Emilio Estevez?


    I'd like to think that Hockey IS really popular here. I feel like 70% of the population knows the rules/can play and then like 50% can actually skate well. Its a blast!
    I was teased a lot in school because I couldn't skate.

    Actually it was because I was fat. icon_sad.gif True story.


    Haha well, the whole "Minnesota Nice" thing IS just a facade icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 29, 2011 4:54 PM GMT
    MarchinOn said
    Bullwinklemoos said
    MarchinOn said
    Trollileo saidDoes everyone play hockey there or just Emilio Estevez?


    I'd like to think that Hockey IS really popular here. I feel like 70% of the population knows the rules/can play and then like 50% can actually skate well. Its a blast!
    I was teased a lot in school because I couldn't skate.

    Actually it was because I was fat. icon_sad.gif True story.


    Haha well, the whole "Minnesota Nice" thing IS just a facade icon_lol.gif
    True story. I can be very nice, but sometimes that 'n' part needs to come off, and not too many people are fond of that.
  • sportsguysd7

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    Oct 29, 2011 5:37 PM GMT
    We actually don't all talk like the movie Fargo, though it is common among those over 60.

    95% of Minnesotans have never eaten Lutefisk.

    The part about the Sunday dinners is true. Usually with the Vikings on somewhere in the background.

    Is is the State of Hockey, but I'd say a majority of people have never played, even if they follow it.
  • Suetonius

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    Oct 29, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    1. Where is Lake Wobegon?

    2. Is rømmegrøt served in any restaurants there?
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    Suetonius said1. Where is Lake Wobegon?

    2. Is rømmegrøt served in any restaurants there?


    To answer your questions:

    1) I'm not sure, but I think it's somewhere close to Frostbite Falls
    2) Um... what?
    3) And the below are the serious answers to compliment my tongue-in-cheek answers:

    sportsguysd7 saidWe actually don't all talk like the movie Fargo, though it is common among those over 60.

    95% of Minnesotans have never eaten Lutefisk.

    The part about the Sunday dinners is true. Usually with the Vikings on somewhere in the background.

    Is is the State of Hockey, but I'd say a majority of people have never played, even if they follow it.