Anatomy of a Scene
Commenter Stu: A parody of the NYT Minneapolis dating story, using local sports bloggers
6 Oct On a Saturday night in Minneapolis, some bar-hoppers are looking for a fun time, some are looking for their soul mate. And some are looking for someone to cuddle up with in the winter months. In any case, “Minnesota Nice,” a term for the good-natured character of the locals, is evident even among the. 8 Oct This New York Times article chronicling the dating habits of Minneapolis residents is missing a few key elements of our *wonderful* dating scene. Here are my thoughts on the article and what they left out: Minnesota nice? People are jerks here just like everywhere else – except when your car gets stuck in. 8 Oct Here's this weird story from the New York Times about the Minneapolis dating scene. The lives depicted therein do not appeal to me, though that is no surprise given the fact that I'm wearing khaki pants in my country office right now. As soul- sucking and vacuous as all this seems to me, the story is intended.
It is one of the best things you will ever read. Everything is a parody, of course, but all of the parties in it have consented to have their names used.
As night-life emissaries go, one could do better than Aaron Gleeman, a year-old Minnetonka sports blogger who wearily told a recent visitor about everything from a baseball statistic called FIP Fielding Independent Pitching to what women want, something Mr. It was a rainy night in mid-September, and the specter of other bloggers and sports enthusiasts, which some residents without hesitation say are just the very worst kind of people, was already looming over the throng.
For patrons of this Uptown bar, none of whom can surf and are uniformly terrified of open water or displaying their ghostly pallor in a swimsuit, this song is a haunting reminder of a life spent not yelling at sports on go here in bars.
Wessel, who was wearing his shock of brown hair piled atop his head like a Jenga tower made out of Muppet fur. His friend Michael Rand has a name for the kind of guys who patronize a bar rather than experience the many other cultural options Minneapolis has to offer.
Rand, 36, an aspiring digital editor at a local newspaper. Later that night, while Mr. Gleeman was smoking outside, the woman approached him and said, as he remembered it: Just so you know for next time. This Saturday night ended, as so many do, back at Mr. In the background, the Xbox was on the flat-screen, and Messrs.
It was nearly 3 a. Wessel had said earlier in the night came to mind. I remember going to Uptown when I was in high school. Michael Rand started RandBall with hopes that he could convince the world to love jumpsuits as much as he does. So far, he's only succeeded in using the word "redacted" a lot.
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Wessel had said earlier in the night came to mind. He and some friends were planning to move on to their next destination: Just so you know for next time. Thanks for letting me comment. This Saturday night ended, as so many do, back at Mr.
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