Move over, New York. Here come the Tw...

Move over, New York. Here come the Twin Cities. Local trendsetters are staking their claims in th...

There are 32 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 11, 2011, titled Move over, New York. Here come the Twin Cities. Local trendsetters are staking their claims in th.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

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merle

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Apr 11, 2011
Of course it doesn't match up with the Standard Hotel, NYC, as much as the MPLS wannabees wish, but if one could only get that cardboard slinky off her, it wouldn't matter much anyway...
Santa Claus

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Apr 11, 2011
Minnesota is a jovial protuburance of ancient gustatory Lutheran exuberance, combined with a gentle dollop of blind ignorance, the type of which is enough to make the casual observer tend to a shade an envious green.

The hubris which places the ax to the root of the immigrant is breathtaking.

Upon further observation, however, the superficial archness of traditional Minnesotans is but a pale mimic and precursor of the decadence from which they had hoped to devolve.
Continence

Cold Spring, MN

#3 Apr 12, 2011
Santa Claus wrote:
Minnesota is a jovial protuburance of ancient gustatory Lutheran exuberance, combined with a gentle dollop of blind ignorance, the type of which is enough to make the casual observer tend to a shade an envious green.
The hubris which places the ax to the root of the immigrant is breathtaking.
Upon further observation, however, the superficial archness of traditional Minnesotans is but a pale mimic and precursor of the decadence from which they had hoped to devolve.
Dang, I guess Minnesotans "have been told".

Superficiality has been predomininant in the culture here ever since I have been here....(on and off for almost 6 decades).

A great observation....wannabee's tend to try and present well.

"precursor of the decadence from which they had hoped to devolve"

The empty materialism, and childlike ignorance of the Minnesota elitist culture, as represented by the veneer dress, is a reflection of the snobbery found in many of the "Progressives" in Minnesota that do not hesitate to impugn others, particularily them there "Southerners", as they warn us all that without the confiscation and expenditure of their neighbors wealth, "we" could end up just like "them".
sle

United States

#4 Apr 12, 2011
finally this useless sanctuary city (freebees for freeloading illegals) has something to be so proud of...what a joke!
Big Roy

New Richmond, WI

#5 Apr 12, 2011
Oh please Minny the new New York,get over yourselves you are not even close. This town is the city that never even woke up while NY never sleeps. Minneaplois isn't even close to Hoboken NJ.
Woody Allen

Guntown, MS

#6 Apr 12, 2011
...and I thought that I had a great sense of humor! This article cracks me up.
Cory in St Paul

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Apr 12, 2011
Pah-Leeze! What a dumb story. I'm sure Vera Wang and Kate Spade are shaking in their boots. I love Minneapolis/St.Paul, don't get me wrong. But.......really? Move over, NY? Have you been to SoHo?
Cory in St Paul

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 12, 2011
I will state that the hipsters here are much more annoying.

Since: Jul 10

White Bear Lake, MN

#9 Apr 12, 2011
For the Twin Cities to aspire to be New York-like is not necessarily a good thing. New York is filled with pushy, snobbish, in-your-face people who think anybody who live father west than New Jersey is worthy of derision.
Gus

Newington, CT

#10 Apr 12, 2011
The pictures just show that all this "fashion show" was was a bunch of fat chicks with no fashion sense showing off really ugly cloths.
Now Now

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Apr 12, 2011
What did Minnesota ever do to y'all? So, if I'm hearing what you negative posters are saying,(correct me if I'm wrong, I am a local after all), is that any effort to express ourselves creatively in whatever market place, will be greeted with wholesale derision. As far as all of this "wannabe" chatter, if we wanted to be "LIKE" NYC we'd be there. How is it exactly that creative expression can only be taken seriously on the island of Manhattan?

As far as the whole "fat chick" thing, do you not have something better to do? Might I suggest a little break from the hubris to express yourselves creatively? Or is derision and negative response to others creativity your only passion?
Continence

Cold Spring, MN

#13 Apr 12, 2011
Now Now wrote:
What did Minnesota ever do to y'all? So, if I'm hearing what you negative posters are saying,(correct me if I'm wrong, I am a local after all), is that any effort to express ourselves creatively in whatever market place, will be greeted with wholesale derision. As far as all of this "wannabe" chatter, if we wanted to be "LIKE" NYC we'd be there. How is it exactly that creative expression can only be taken seriously on the island of Manhattan?
As far as the whole "fat chick" thing, do you not have something better to do? Might I suggest a little break from the hubris to express yourselves creatively? Or is derision and negative response to others creativity your only passion?
"creative expression"

Cavewomyn scratched creative expression in sandstone caves.......creative expression is expressed by putting a crucifix a in pee jar.
Creative expression is whatever I want it to be...and it is empty of substance.
I have creative expression's posted on my fridge from my Grandchildren.

There is nothing wrong with "creative expression", but its only value is intrinsic.

Adherents to a lifestyle of "creative expression", should be identified for what they are....children still drawing pictures for Mommy and Daddy's fridge.

Toss um some change on the sreet corner, but do not support them with the taxpayers wealth.
REALLY

Irving, TX

#14 Apr 12, 2011
Seriously, some of you people just don't get it. I am originally from the Twin Cities and lived in NYC for years. We have the best of both worlds here - a clean city, good people, nice living...but an art and music scene that rivals major metropolitan areas. Yes we are obviously not NYC, but really...all these complainers should really move and let's see how much you like it somewhere else.
REALLY

Irving, TX

#15 Apr 12, 2011
merle wrote:
Of course it doesn't match up with the Standard Hotel, NYC, as much as the MPLS wannabees wish, but if one could only get that cardboard slinky off her, it wouldn't matter much anyway...
Merle, have you been to the Chambers Hotel downtown? Have you stayed at the Graves Hotel. You are an idiot. Minneapolis will never be NY and we aren't trying to be. Stay in NM Santa Claus.
Charlie W

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Apr 12, 2011
Now Now wrote:
As far as the whole "fat chick" thing, do you not have something better to do? Might I suggest a little break from the hubris to express yourselves creatively? Or is derision and negative response to others creativity your only passion?
I think Twins Cities women have cornered the Muffin Top designer-jean market (That and the adjustable waist polyester pant market). You know..."rubenesque": Another way of saying "fat".
America Adrift

United States

#18 Apr 12, 2011
This story illustrates the psychological problem Minnesotans have in the 21st century. On the one hand, Minnesotans want to cut taxes and close its state borders like we're North and South Dakota. On the other hand, we're trying to compare ourselves to New York City, which is huge, multicultural, open bordered, and has a lot of taxes. We can't have it both ways. If we want to be as important as New York City, then we've got to allow talent to come here and grow the state, even if it means higher taxes and living with people that can't speak English or appear to be criminals. If we don't want that, then send people to New York and turn yourself into the third Dakota State.
America Adrift

United States

#20 Apr 12, 2011
Charlie W wrote:
<quoted text> So.. increasing taxes will bring more talent and desirable skills to the TC? Thanks for speaking English.
Charlie, you apparently can't read because I clearly said, New York is open to all people regardless of color, ethnicity or language barrier. Because New York is open to several people, unlike Minnesota, they have acquired a ton of talent that keeps New York one of the top places in America to visit. That place my friend is not your Minnesota. So get over yourself.

And yes, New York has several corporations, some of them the largest in the world, like NBC, Macy's, etc. And they PAY a lot of taxes there. So no, small taxes DOES NOT always equal to better business climate. But, you're typical Minnesota - not open to other ideas, or other people, you're going to ram this point home and Minnesota will still be sitting here, viewed by the country, for what it is, a bunch of hard headed Scandinavians freezing their butts off, on a chunk of ice floating to the Artic Circle.

And if you think people don't think that about Minnesota now, think again. Get your head out of your booty, humble yourself, and remember this country was great BEFORE YOU AND MINNESOTA got here.
AnjaEm

Eau Claire, WI

#21 Apr 12, 2011
Looks like Santa got a new thesaurus for Christmas!

Just what we need - more emphasis on appearances. Commercialism is toasting our heritage.

Since we aren't NYC and since expending money, time and energy on immitating others is a shallow pursuit, how about building on the qualities that once made MN a healthy state?

I'm thinking things like an appreciation of the natural beauty of our state, of thrift and preservation. Of integrity of character and perserverance. Of independence and pride.

Guess inner qualities don't sell...
The Real Le Jumbo

Glendale, AZ

#22 Apr 12, 2011
America Adrift wrote:
<quoted text>
Charlie, you apparently can't read because I clearly said, New York is open to all people regardless of color, ethnicity or language barrier. Because New York is open to several people, unlike Minnesota, they have acquired a ton of talent that keeps New York one of the top places in America to visit. That place my friend is not your Minnesota. So get over yourself.
And yes, New York has several corporations, some of them the largest in the world, like NBC, Macy's, etc. And they PAY a lot of taxes there. So no, small taxes DOES NOT always equal to better business climate. But, you're typical Minnesota - not open to other ideas, or other people, you're going to ram this point home and Minnesota will still be sitting here, viewed by the country, for what it is, a bunch of hard headed Scandinavians freezing their butts off, on a chunk of ice floating to the Artic Circle.
And if you think people don't think that about Minnesota now, think again. Get your head out of your booty, humble yourself, and remember this country was great BEFORE YOU AND MINNESOTA got here.
I hope you people who read this thread are not puzzled by all the posts containing the same message that appears to be coming from a variety of people and from many different places on the globe.
The truth is that they are all coming from me, Le Jumbo. You see, I have a full time job with the SEIU backed by George Soros, with the task of filling up as many boards as possible with left wing messages which are supplied to me from the SEIU Information Board.
To do this job, I have adopted hundreds of names,backed by many proxy sites all over the world.
As you can imagine, i have generated many objectors to my tactics of cutting and pasting long left wing diatribes. I have learned to deal with them by stealing the identities of those objectors and posting fulsome crap in their name.
Many would call me a lowlife for doing these things, but remember that I was unemployed until one of the Soros backed organizations offered me this job, and I will be forever grateful.
Crabman

United States

#24 Apr 12, 2011
hahaha! Love it!

I thought I would be the only one saying "OH PUHLEESE!" but it looks like a lot of you beat me to it.

Seriously... good for the designers and the restaurant-owners etc but Move Over NYC???

(in my NYC voice)
Hey... U talkin' to me?? You frickin' kiddin me right now? Geddafugouttahere
(/NYC voice)

Seriously... what is this obsession that MN and Minnesotans have with being validated at every turn in life??

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