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  •  Listening is good (10+ / 0-)

    I want to rec for the great warmth this gave me today. My husband's family comes from Norway, and we would love to go to the small town that bears his name. I often say I thought my in-laws were a bit odd until I began listening to Garrison Keillor and realized there were whole states and countries of them.

    I've still never learned to flip a jello mold onto a plate without breaking it and have dared to show up at church without a hot dish or bars, but I've never stopped appreciating my wonderful Norwegian relatives.

    Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.

    by MrMichaelMT on Wed Oct 07, 2009 at 03:21:51 AM PDT

    •  I like Garrison Keillor (3+ / 0-)
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      borkitekt, Lashe, mayim

      and I especially like the line, "All the children are above average."

      It doesn't make sense, but yet it makes sense somehow.

      And I love a good hot dish.

      And GO TWINS! Beat those Yankees.

      I'm in Seattle now, but I grew up in Minnesota. And I went to St. Olaf College. And both of my parents went to St. Olaf (and two of my grandparents, too).

      Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

      by Dbug on Wed Oct 07, 2009 at 03:45:53 AM PDT

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      •  Can't feel too Twinny today (2+ / 0-)
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        as I'm from Detroit. But I do love a good hot dish--the midwest invention to share a lot of food but not too much meat.

        In the airport in Iowa City (the home of the ACT) they had a chart showing all their children WERE above average. That, of course, is a function of how they norm the tests.

        For those of you who realize that Fargo is a comedy, not a murder mystery, I wish you Oof-dah this morning.

        Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur.

        by MrMichaelMT on Wed Oct 07, 2009 at 04:21:52 AM PDT

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        •  The Tigers played their hearts out, (1+ / 0-)
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          but the Twins beat them. It was a great game.

          I hope we can beat NY.

          But you guys played your hearts out and I respect you.

          Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

          by Dbug on Wed Oct 07, 2009 at 04:28:47 AM PDT

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      •  learn something new every day (0+ / 0-)

        always thought "St. Olaf" was an invention by the Golden Girls writers :)

        "There is nothing like having to correct the spelling when somebody paints 'faggot' across your garage door." - Leon Carp

        by hpchicago on Wed Oct 07, 2009 at 08:40:47 AM PDT

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