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Comment on Duluth Brand Parodies: Derogatory Wordplay in Dull-youth by Paul Lundgren

Ahh, yes. Satan’s Residence. That’s a classic. It’s added to the list now. Thanks!

Comment on Perfect Duluth Day Outdoor Summer Concert Primer 2024 by thelod

Superior Porchfest 2024 Summer Series:

June 27 -- North End
6 PM -- 8 PM at 1011 Weeks w/ Breanne Marie and the Front Porch Sinners
6 PM -- 8 PM at 1102 Clough w/ Gina Lee
6 PM -- 8 PM at Pheonix Villa 1100 Weeks w/ Sidestreet Detour
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Comment on Perfect Duluth Day Outdoor Summer Concert Primer 2024 by thelod

Superior Porchfest

June 21 -- “Make Music Day” aka “Make Music Superior”. This is an ever changing line up. So see the most current line up at:

Comment on Duluth Brand Parodies: Derogatory Wordplay in Dull-youth by Paul Lundgren

I just remembered that people used to refer to the Duluth band Crazy Betty as “Lazy Sweaty.”

There must be more local band-brand parodies, but they aren’t immediately jumping to the front of my mind, other than that Father Hennepin is sometimes r...

Comment on Duluth Brand Parodies: Derogatory Wordplay in Dull-youth by Paul Lundgren

I kind of wanted it to be a fancy term like “dysphemistic wordplay,” but that doesn’t really seem to describe it as well as “brand parody,” so for now I’m going with brand parody.

Comment on Duluth Brand Parodies: Derogatory Wordplay in Dull-youth by Matthew James

ChatGPT tells me it’s called ‘dysphemistic wordplay,’ so yeah, I think we need a better term.

Comment on Duluth Brand Parodies: Derogatory Wordplay in Dull-youth by Tony D.

There is a word, or at least a phrase: Brand Parody or Trademark parody (and I would consider a community’s name its “brand”). “Trademark parodies are a form of humorous or satirical commentary that uses a well-known trademark in a playful or crit...

Comment on Duluth Brand Parodies: Derogatory Wordplay in Dull-youth by Paul Lundgren

“Parody” seems accurate, and yet not quite right. There should be a word for this specific type of parody. Maybe it’s up to us to invent that word.

Comment on Duluth Brand Parodies: Derogatory Wordplay in Dull-youth by Tony D.

How about “parody”? “An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.”

Comment on Mark’s Great Duluth Alley Rally Urban Mountain Biking Route by Matthew James

Chester Park Drive has always been my favorite part of biking down the hill from UMD. I had no idea there was an alley behind it. I’ll have to give that route a try at some point, presumably after checking my brakes.

Comment on Garbage, Dog Turds and Polyethylene Owls by Matthew James

In terms of shopping bags, Duluth has the distinct advantage of having not just one but two local manufacturers of incredibly durable, high quality canvas bags — Duluth Pack and Frost River. My large backpack has been in a canoe in the Boundary Wa...

Comment on Mystery Photo: Miss Norton by Matthew James

I uploaded a zoomed-in section of the Withee banner to ChatGPT and together we seem to agree on a reasonable interpretation: FARMER’S FESTIVAL SEPT 20 1913.

The only photos I could find online were from the 1910 and 1912 Withee Farmer’s Festivals...

Comment on Build a Goddamn Bob Dylan Statue Already by Derek Montgomery

@kingfish, the only thing offensive here is the lack of Bob Dylan statues in Duluth.

Comment on 50 Below advice by mattcintosh

Doing a little more research, it seems even ARI isnt even around anymore; it is now Dealer Spike.

The websites weren’t something that anyone could throw together. They were e-commerce websites with tens of thousands of products that could be orde...

Comment on 50 Below advice by mattcintosh

As for an epilogue…

I posted a few times above with a different username. I worked there from 2006 to January 2014 when I, and a bunch of others were let go. Unlike other jobs, I started at $9/hour and ended at 18/hour. The raises were nice. I the...

Comment on Build a Goddamn Bob Dylan Statue Already by Kingfish

Must you cheapen and degrade yourself by using “Godd#*m” in the headline? That word is highly offensive to so many readers. It completely diminishes your point.

Comment on Build a Goddamn Bob Dylan Statue Already by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

@MATTHEW JAMES: This is a surprisingly good idea
@T. HEINONEN: lmfao

Comment on Build a Goddamn Bob Dylan Statue Already by Matthew James

If the biggest concern is all the money and hassle of having to remove any given statue when a protesting group deems it problematic, why don’t we just get ahead of the curve on the Daniel Greysolon Sieur du Luth statue on the UMD campus and swap ...

Comment on Build a Goddamn Bob Dylan Statue Already by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

Wake me when Maria Bamford becomes the idol of millions and is compared to Homer and Blake.

Comment on Build a Goddamn Bob Dylan Statue Already by Paddy

Nice. The problem with statues is they cost a lot of money, and in 20 more years when we find out that Dylan stole all of his lyrics, angry mobs will want to tear it down. I suppose if we build it out of something easily recyclable it might be oka...

Comment on Jesus Christ Meets Bob Dylan in a Hotel Room in Tucson, 1978 by sam knutson

Oh man!
I love this.
Hozana to Jim Richardson in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.

Comment on Jesus Christ Meets Bob Dylan in a Hotel Room in Tucson, 1978 by accipiterbuteo

“Jesus: You’re Jewish, Bob. It’s like having partial coverage.”

One of many great lines in this piece. Thanks Jim.

Comment on Jesus Christ Meets Bob Dylan in a Hotel Room in Tucson, 1978 by Joe Z

Sorry I wasted time to view this. I promise to do better.

Comment on The Will and the Way by cosmojr

I tried ordering via duluthleaders.com but I get an error. Any clues on where to get a copy?

Comment on The Will and the Way by Matthew James

The acknowledgments page also has some more specific information about how it was funded and produced. I do remember enjoying reading it but my bookmark says that I stopped midway through Chapter 16, so thanks for the reminder to pick it back up.
 

Comment on The Will and the Way by Paul Lundgren

A very basic background on the book can be found in the opening paragraph of a Duluth News Tribune opinion piece from 2014 written by the book’s co-publisher, Donn Larson:

When Duluth business leader Monnie Goldfine and I published “The Will and t...

Comment on Bob Dylan on Duluth and Minnesota by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

@ACCIPITERBUTEO: Tell me about it…

@LAGER_MAN: One hears about the 1999 shout out but I had not grokked this Mimi bit — hilarious!