Comments for Perfect Duluth Day
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.
LOL. Buzzard for the win.
Might not have been sex but I can document the times that I was f***ed over in Duluth.
Maybe a proper Christian burial?
Splatter more bleach on it so it looks like you meant to do that.
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...
Hi Kodiak — According the wiki which cites two sources, Bob Dylan was born at St. Mary’s and did not become a mafia hitman
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.
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...
Should have kept the Incline. Ever ridden a funicular? A blast!
Sad to see its demise. Now what? Best Buy? NOT!
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...
Wasn’t it St Luke’s?
McKenzie Maps, a Duluth topographic maps publisher.
“Duluth” by Gore Vidal.
A cottage industry publishing house in the 1990s. Can’t recall name.
A very progressive font “New winter caught.” Popular in the 1970s. Duluth had a humming fishing industry. Keep the heritage alive!
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...
I enjoyed this too much.
0:45 Does the Apple Dumpling Gang still run the streets in Bayfield?
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.
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.
The clothing and hair styles all check out. Period correct.
Cue Greg Brown:
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)
I couldn’t follow this article at all. Seems like an interesting subject tho
(May have spent as much time on this comment as you spent on this essay, and all I can come up with is fantastic).
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...
Shoreline abuse in the heart of Lefty Country.
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.
This is all very interesting. A Wobbly college here? Wow.
I appreciate how polite and considerate the COGGS trail riders are toward old duffers on foot.
Comment on Preservation group lists ‘most endangered places’ in Duluth by Jim Richardson (aka Lake Superior Aquaman)
Give me a sledgehammer, I will knock down the Kozy myself for free.
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...