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Comment on Last Chance Liquor and the Pawnbroker, 2011/2021 by toyota200x

So very sad to see these historic builds hit with the wrecking ball. Thank you for the post & photos, Paul.

I loved the spiral staircase that went into the basement of Last Chance.

Comment on Time Capsule Needed by Paul Lundgren

At the PDD Headquarters, T-shirts are retired in a ceremonial thumbtacking to the garage ceiling. When Karpeles comes calling, it’ll be a bugger getting them down.

Comment on Wouldn’t we all rather have sex in Duluth? by Buzzard

Might not have been sex but I can document the times that I was f***ed over in Duluth.

Comment on Time Capsule Needed by Beverly

Splatter more bleach on it so it looks like you meant to do that.

Comment on The Scandia Fisheries, Duluth, Minn. by Matthijs

Thanks for digging up the photo. I never would have guessed that pickerel ad had connections to some more recent Duluth cultural history. That fish and font are certainly not the most obvious Duluth references and it looks like a visual joke that...

Comment on Bob Dylan’s Last Hit by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

Hi Kodiak — According the wiki which cites two sources, Bob Dylan was born at St. Mary’s and did not become a mafia hitman

Comment on The Scandia Fisheries, Duluth, Minn. by Barrett Chase

Speaking of Starfire shirts, this sign was the basis of a Father Hennepin T-shirt, modeled here by Starfire in 2006. I took these photos at Grandma’s Grand Avenue Cafe, where the sign on the right hung.
 

Comment on The Scandia Fisheries, Duluth, Minn. by Buzzard

Before electronic graphic design made misuse of fonts a daily disaster, this Cooper-like font maybe created in the 1920s resided in California job boxes at letterpress printers across northern Minnesota. My knowledge base of fonts began in the ear...

Comment on Postcard from the Incline Railway with View of Minnesota Point by Kodiak

Should have kept the Incline. Ever ridden a funicular? A blast!

Comment on Duluth Electric Fetus merchandise up for auction by Kodiak

Sad to see its demise. Now what? Best Buy? NOT!

Comment on MPR on Climate Migration and Duluth by Kodiak

1. Stop apologizing for the cold weather in Duluth. The climate is moderated by Lake Superior.

2. There is no refuge from climate change. It’s a global phenomenon and very destructive everywhere.

So you can’t localize a global phenomenon and esc...

Comment on Reconstructing a literary history of Duluth: Calyx Press by Kodiak

McKenzie Maps, a Duluth topographic maps publisher.

“Duluth” by Gore Vidal.

A cottage industry publishing house in the 1990s. Can’t recall name.

Comment on The Scandia Fisheries, Duluth, Minn. by Kodiak

A very progressive font “New winter caught.” Popular in the 1970s. Duluth had a humming fishing industry. Keep the heritage alive!

Comment on Mystery Photo: Ekstrom Wedding by hbh1

The Ekstroms were married on June 29, 1901 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, when Hilda (nee Nelson) was sixteen and Hans Berger was twenty-eight. Berger was a baker at the Central Co-op (in Superior). Berger immigrated from Sweden in 1896. Hans Berg...

Comment on Guide to Duluth-area Podcasts in 2021 by Paul Lundgren

New as of Oct. 8:

Never Picked
Banished from the land of cubicles, Eddy Gilmore’s living rests upon three legs: art, urban farming and writing. His podcast is centered on the philosophy that “anything worth doing is worth doing poorly, at first.”...

Comment on Video Archive: Bayfield Apple Festival of 1980 by K. Praslowicz

0:45 Does the Apple Dumpling Gang still run the streets in Bayfield?

Comment on Sky-Diver and Cold Turkey by Paul Lundgren

Ah, I didn’t put that together, even though the back of the card indicates it was “Printed by CB Cards.” Makowski’s nerd points multiply.

Comment on Sky-Diver and Cold Turkey by mlatsch

I think (from the numbered frequency channels and the absence of an alphanumeric call sign) this is a CB QSL card; though it looks like the same person used both CB and ham radio.

Comment on Video Archive: Bayfield Apple Festival of 1980 by Helmut Flaag

The clothing and hair styles all check out. Period correct.

Comment on Guide to Duluth-area Podcasts in 2021 by Paul Lundgren

I haven’t had time to delve into NerdSloth, and Thunder Bay is just a touch out of PDD’s territory, but I added the Movie Doods to the list.

And here’s a new one as of Aug. 17:

For the Love of Duluth
Hosts Tom Jamison and Yvonne Myers talk with g...

Comment on Occultists Deny “Glensheen Denies Occult Rituals” Story by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

(Hi Derek -- The decoder ring to the article is that it, and the article it spun off of, are jokes interspersed with actual occult information, but don’t tell anyone at Glensheen or anyone at the Aleister Crowley Society)

Comment on Occultists Deny “Glensheen Denies Occult Rituals” Story by derek mahle

I couldn’t follow this article at all. Seems like an interesting subject tho

Comment on Crime by Shane Bauer

Fantastic.
(May have spent as much time on this comment as you spent on this essay, and all I can come up with is fantastic).
Thank you!

Comment on Crime by David Syring

You are killing me, Anna! This paragraph is pure gold:

“Every kid knows how to hanker: childhood is approximately 30 percent hankering, actually (coming in right behind sleeping and right above fart-related activities). We get so much practice do...

Comment on Selective Focus: Minnesota Fall Colors 2021 by Buzzard

Shoreline abuse in the heart of Lefty Country.

Comment on Postcard from the Incline Railway with View of Minnesota Point by Ghist1

The main question here: Did Miss Reed ever get together with Mr. McMannis? It appears not. In 1908, she married a draughtsman named Arlington Dingledine in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Comment on Minnesota’s Mountain-biking Trail Boom by Dave Sorensen

I appreciate how polite and considerate the COGGS trail riders are toward old duffers on foot.

Comment on My Favorite Writers/Biggest Influences: William S. Burroughs by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)

Verushka -- Thanks for commenting. Off the top of my head, mention of the abuse Burroughs suffered is mentioned in (I think) the bio Literary Outlaw, and I think Barry Miles mentions it in Beat Hotel, and Burroughs himself makes an account of it i...

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