The usual U.S. signs of ‘no shirt, no shoes, no service’ have added disclaimers in Minnesota implying that people carrying concealed weapons, a.k.a. guns, (hard to carry a concealed crossbow) are not welcome in most places of business. I think that rather takes the fun out of it. One of former governor Jesse
"the Bod" "the Mind" Ventura’s legacies in this fine state is to allow regular humans to carry guns in their pockets, socks, bras, etc. It was pointed out (quite vehemently, I might add) that not just ANYONE can get permission to do this. This, naturally, makes me want to see if I could (being ‘not just anyone’). Does give one pause in a crowd…..
Along with gun-toting, the locals have taken to dropping Mentos into cola bottles to watch the eruptions. Apparently it has become quite the thing and there are lots of videos, websites, etc.
Seems like the waste of perfectly good junk food….but we did have to give it a go….Notice that we used a generic cola….
There is, of course, argument over which is better Coke or Pepsi. Not to drink, silly, but which makes the higher geyser!
Coke doesn’t need anymore hype. Collecting is big in the U.S. If one is good, 100 must be better. There is a whole town (Stillwater) devoted to people and their collections: antiques, books, old records, stamps, coins, etc.; all the usual stuff. But, in recent years, marketers have wanted to bring the joy of collecting down a notch, so the average person can participate freely without spending
a lot much cash….on a single object. We now can collect: beanie babies, sno-babies, decorative plates (in a series, of course), to name but a few; or, as in the picture, complete villages of (insert theme here). This is a photo of a small part of the Coca-Cola Christmas village. Price for a complete village: around $5,000.00. That’s along way from a $6.99 Beanie Baby.
And who can forget the beloved ‘Walter the Farting Dog’? What the F_? This is new. Whatever happened to Beatrix Potter? I wasn’t even allowed to say ‘fart’ let alone read books about it. This is just one of a series about Walter.
A new method of teaching reading with ‘potty humor’? Will little boys learn to read if they can giggle over the words? Is America growing up and no longer making red-faced fun over body functions….naw, they’re still laughing behind the (book) covers.
Last, but not least, is the picture that I embarrassed my family taking….of the monstrous Shrimp Cocktail.
Aren’t they just humongous? They are considered finger food so there were no utensils available for cutting – and no place to cut them anyway. Just dip and eat. At least it was all mine so I could double-dip all I wanted….