7 Things Minnesotans Need to Stop Doing

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Wendy.

Minnesotans are good people. Considerate and polite, they show a genuine concern for nature, and display a marked enthusiasm for beef and dairy products. Minnesotans invented Scotch tape and the Bundt cake pan. Our university performed both the first open-heart surgery and bone-marrow transplant in the entire country. Weird Al Yankovic wrote a song about our gigantic twine ball, and another about our famous canned meat product, Spam.

Yes, these are truly the markings of good folk.

But then there's a bunch of extremely annoying and strange things that people do here that the rest of the country looks at with a furrowed brow and a wince. Although the faithfully Minnesotan thing would be to smile awkwardly and ignore these troublesome traits, there comes a time when some problems need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the spotlight.

So for the advancement of our culture, here are seven things that Minnesotans need to stop doing.

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Five weird celebrities from the Twin Cities

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When it comes to homegrown celebrities, Minnesota isn't lacking in any department. There's Bob Dylan and Prince in the musical section, Kevin McHale and Joe Mauer in sports, and even Al Franken and Jesse Ventura in politics. But what people may not realize is that there's a whole other echelon of "celebrity," one that spawned from the Land of 10,000 Lakes like a lump of expired SPAM. These are the weird, fringe celebrities. The ones that we can claim, but aren't always sure if we should.  

Here are the five weird Minnesota celebrities who might not make it into the Minnesota Hall of Fame, but won't be forgotten anytime soon.

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The five saddest (and most awesome) celebrity softball fails

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The eyes of the sports world are about to be on Minneapolis, with the MLB All-Star festivities kicking off this weekend.

Between the Home Run Derby, the Futures Game, and the All-Star Game itself, this weekend is a dream for any baseball fan. There's one game, however, that overshadows all of these events: the annual Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.

This Sunday, some of the greatest legends in baseball history like Jim Thome, Ozzie Smith, and Rickey Henderson will join celebrities like Nelly and Andrew Zimmern for what will likely be the most confusing afternoon of sports action we'll see all year.

To prepare you for the awesome invasion of mid-level famous folks, this week we've compiled five of the saddest -- and most amazing -- celebrity softball fails in history. And yes, it includes Tone-Loc.

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Photoshopped Target model flaunts her long arms on Ellen

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Ellen wonders whose arms naturally fall like that...
A couple weeks ago, Target came under fire for photoshopping the heck out of a swimsuit model on its website. From the scariest-looking thigh gap ever to the pointy remains of her thinned out torso in her armpit, Target botched the job and tried to forget about it by taking the suit off their site.

Since then, Target has been mum about the situation, but this week, the model in question appeared on Ellen.

See also:
Target scrubs website of photoshop fail involving model's crotch


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Jason Wu hoarder sues Target

Categories: Fashion, WTF
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L-R: From Target's Kevin Wu lookbook, Kevin Wills
We all know that Black Friday can result in some intense shopping situations. Apparently, things can also get rough when you head to a store and attempt to purchase every single item of a highly coveted clothing collection for sale.

When Kevin Wills and his now ex-wife managed to grab and purchase almost every Jason Wu item in a Miami Target the day the designs were released, other shoppers hoping to check out the new duds apparently did not react well, resorting to name-calling and shopping-cart intimidation. Wills is now suing the chain for emotional distress, negligence, and false imprisonment.

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No Pants Light Rail Ride 2014 this Sunday

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Pantsless folks from last year's No Pants Light Rail Ride
It's that time of year again, when breath hangs foggily in the air, the snow seems like it'll never melt, and there's a ton of people on the light rail sans pants.

This weekend, folks will take to the light rail in droves, only to remove their bottoms and chill in their undies for the annual No Pants Light Rail Ride.

See also:
No Pants Light Rail Ride 2013 [Slideshow]
Freedom from Pants Bike Ride [Slideshow]

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An open letter to James Franco: Do the Double Dick Dude

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Publicity photo. Franco in Interior. Leather Bar.

James,

By now, your buddies have forwarded you the Reddit Ask Me Anything where a 24-year-old man with Diphallia -- a.k.a. two penises -- says he wants to give you a facial. Say yes.

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Merry Catmas: Lil Bub sits in front of fireplace, yule log returns to TV

Categories: Cats, Holidays, WTF
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Forget Christmas specials and movies. The yearly airing of the yule-log fire is a special tradition for folks without fireplaces (or too lazy to use it), pyromaniacs, and those who need something pleasant in the background while making cookies. It will triumphantly return again tonight to bring you some holiday cheer (or something to stare at during awkward family moments).

Meanwhile, for those who prefer a purring cat in front of their fire-themed videos, Lil Bub's owner has uploaded an hour-long YouTube clip featuring the little kitty in front of a roaring fireplace. As usual, he seems pretty happy about it.

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Star Wars Holiday Special: The best epic fail ever

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The best epic fail... ever
There's failure, and then there's epic failure.

Take the failure of 2011's Green Lantern, for example. While the movie managed to lose millions of dollars, no one was mentally scarred watching Ryan Reynolds in a pair of green tights, and a few critics even gave it a wary thumbs up. It's a failure, but not an epic one. In order for a movie to fail epically, it needs to be apparent that the creators gave it their all, and not only did they fall short, but their best efforts are now destined to be fodder for laughter.

Arguably, the greatest epic fail in pop-culture history fell from a greater height. It came crashing down, in fact, with a star-studded cast from a galaxy far, far away. Yes, we're talking about the Star Wars Holiday Special.


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Varsity Theater wins America's Best Bathroom 2013

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Photos courtesy of the Varsity Theater
Best. Bathroom. Ever.
It's an unusual honor, but one to be proud of: The Varsity Theater in Dinkytown Minneapolis has been named America's Best Bathroom of 2013 by bathroom product supplier Cintas Corporation.

The fab bathroom will now be inducted into the uber-prestigious Hall of Fame. This is the first win for Minnesota, although the Walker Art Center was a previous nominee.

See also:
The Varsity is up for America's Best Bathroom 2013

Walker Art Center a candidate for best bathroom (2012)

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