Perfect Duluth Day’s Best Videos of 2008

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.


Madeline Island Ice-road Adventures

Tomasz and Laura share a favorite northern Wisconsin pastime.

Originally posted March 4, 2008.


And on the 7th Day, God Rocked (Movie Trailer)

Clips from Duluth’s finest mockumentary.

Originally posted April 4, 2008.


Best Watched While Drunk

After a few Drambuie’s at the Red Star Lounge, Berv gets a little clammy.

Originally posted April 5, 2008.


Spring Surfing in Minnesota

A spring snowstorm produces quality waves at one of the longest lefts on the Great Lakes. Music by Charlie Parr.

Originally posted April 28, 2008.


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.


Duluth: The Movie Trailer

Panned by critics for its cheesiness, this Visit Duluth production is still pretty cool.

Originally posted July 29, 2008.


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.


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.


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.


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.