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Perfect Duluth Day’s Best Videos of 2008

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Thousand-foot Shitter
Northland’s NewsCenter reporter Julie Pearce got a little tongue-tied trying to describe The Walter J. McCarthy Jr., a thousand-foot-long ship that bottomed out in the Duluth Harbor. Originally posted Jan. 23, 2008.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL-7e-FXfBY

Madeline Island Ice-road Adventures
Tomasz and Laura Majewski share a favorite northern Wisconsin pastime. Originally posted March 4, 2008.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sGvOkaIkSI

And on the 7th Day, God Rocked (Movie Trailer)
Clips from Duluth’s finest mockumentary. Originally posted April 4, 2008.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIr7Y6j-Uaw

Best Watched While Drunk
After a few Drambuie’s at the Red Star Lounge, Berv gets a little clammy. Originally posted April 5, 2008.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTeuqYYQV20

Another Weather Event: Storm Sailing
Shot near Cornucopia, this video contains more F-bombs than the usual PDD fare, but as the original post notes it’s “for good reason.” Originally posted July 10, 2008.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3Bhs3cUgZg

Duluth: The Movie Trailer
Panned by critics for its cheesiness, this Visit Duluth production is still pretty cool. Originally posted July 29, 2008.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B3F2IAfUIo

Fred Tyson and Burly Burlesque sing “Ninja”
The production value of this video isn’t the best, but the production value of Fred Tyson’s 50th birthday party was off the charts. Originally posted July 29, 2008.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41ex3_9vzHY

Illgen Falls Huckamania
A crew of Duluth kayakers takes on Illgen Falls on the Baptism River. In addition to shots of plunging the falls, the video reveals the preparation necessary to gather the footage. Originally posted Sept. 6, 2008.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eafwhudg1nw

Vodafone Fold
This ad for the international cell phone company Vodafone features the song “1922,” by Duluth’s Charlie Parr. Originally posted Oct. 14, 2008.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXxHtt8gppU

Green Living
This video was produced by Renegade Comedy Theater’s Dink Tank for its sketch comedy show, A Special Holiday Special. Originally posted Dec. 5, 2008.

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