Saturday, June 7, 2008


Minneapolis is a great city. They're beginning to build a public wireless network that's available in parks downtown (although you still have to pay for it). They tend to have outdoor music festivals every weekend in the summer (because it's so cold the rest of the year). There's a great exhibit at the Walker Art Center about the great suburbia with a fake basement (complete with wood paneling, green shag carpet, and bean bags) that features the following video, a tribute to a Minnesota suburb known as West St. Paul which I find both brilliant and hilarious:

I do have one complaint, though. Minneapolis is no different than any other city in this one regard: street harassment is just as rampant. This morning as I walked down the streets of downtown Minneapolis two men stopped as I walked by to stare and then asked both "What's your name?" and "Do you want to make some money?" Gross.

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