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I was at my vets today getting my dog groomed and updated on her shots and my vet and I were talking about this and that. She asked how my recent trip to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester was, my son has a bit of a high blood pressure problem and we were seeing a specialist there for a second opinion, and she was asking me how I liked it, I replied I would love to move back to Minnesota and especially Minneapolis, but Rochester would be good too, just some where closer to Minneapolis. I then told her that I grew up in Minneapolis and have a strong desire to move back and she said, you know what since I met you I thought you looked like someone who lives in Minneapolis.

Whether your a darksider or not do you think people from Minneapolis have a specific look?

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Having been raised in Texas, I would say the only thing I have noticed is that he women here tend to be a bit meatier
However, that might be because Dallas has a long history of being founded on "new money"
This means that the Barbie doll standards (even before there was a Barbie doll) have been kept for generations by trophy wives that do not need to exhibit the normal traits of sucessful reproduction due to their not having to work at survival
There are very few good looking heavy chicks in Dallas (most are white trash)
They're all over the place here
Do you think it is because the people who survive here are generally from a, how shall I say, "healthier stock"?
This is an aspect of Mpls that I enjoy very much

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Well, this my friend is touchy ground, but I would hasten to say that that "stock" you refer to could be the ancestory. Scandinavian, German, you know good strong women. Damn I sound like sexist pig, but my wife is of scandinavian decent and while she thinks she is over weight, I just remind her of her 1. heritage, gotta love those viking women (not the football team but the Erik the Red varity) 2. The Venus di Milo, the perfect female form. She's got some meat on her bones. And honestly she isn't over weight.

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hm. I think possibly the weather (and the fact that we can and do wear lots of sweaters and ankle length things for half the year at least) contribute. also, imported methamphetamine is harder to come by.

equally, I'd say people are altogether (on average) bigger and taller. I was relatively tall even for a man when I lived in Albuquerque. not so here. there are lots of short guys here of course too, but the only place I have seen so many folks over 6' and anyone over 6'6" was in Germany. Hamburg specifically.

I also recall just after moving here from ABQ being a little weirded out at how many blond children there were, and how few dark-headed ones.


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If I ever stopped dying my hair, I would have the Nordic/Germanic, stereotypical Minnesotan look. It's much more common outside of the metro area than in.


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well, less annecdotally, I can say that Minnesota is about as white a place as I have ever seen. including prep school.
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html I'm surprised at what a very low percentage of the population is identified as American Indian here.

I would guess however that the vet meant that grown up people who dress like beatniks and art students probably look like they're from "the Cities." do you ever get static for dyeing your hair and being a grown man, Haakon? even in town now and then walking around with two or three other people wearing black I've been stopped and asked if we were some kind of club or band or gang. pretty funny.


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Whether your a darksider or not do you think people from Minneapolis have a specific look?


Don't forget the accent. Every state or any place has their own accent. You said you grew up in Minneapolis, so you probably still have that accent and you probably still use certain words that used only in Minnesota. That would be my guess.


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I'm surprised at what a very low percentage of the population is identified as American Indian here.


That's no shocker
Native Americans are slowly dissappearing
People think that there are lots of Indians in Texas but, to put it bluntly, white people killed them all and shipped the survivors to concentration camps called reservations in Oklahoma

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do you ever get static for dyeing your hair and being a grown man, Haakon? even in town now and then walking around with two or three other people wearing black I've been stopped and asked if we were some kind of club or band or gang. pretty funny.


I can't speak for Haakon, but I don't get any flack and I'm almost 40
I dye my hair because it is a boring brown
Once I started to see some stray grey hairs at my temples, I started leaving that area un-dyed
It would be cool to have black and grey hair
I can't say if I look any different than a Minnesotan but I do carry myself a bit differently (which makes people think I belong backstage when I just wandered back there)

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do you ever get static for dyeing your hair and being a grown man, Haakon? even in town now and then walking around with two or three other people wearing black I've been stopped and asked if we were some kind of club or band or gang. pretty funny.



As my hair is just dyed black, with dark red undertones, I don't get that question much. Most people think it's my real hair, as they are always amazed my son has bright blonde hair. "Does he get that from his mom?" "Well, both his mom and I are actually blondes." Then I have to show them the base of my roots to prove it.

I haven't gotten the "are you in a band/cult/club question for a while. My favorite was the woman who asked my friends and I if we were "real." We just said "no." She seemed perfectly fine with that response.


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Haakon -- good answer. maybe she thought you were hallucinations.

I used to make costume jewelry of cast bronze or silver shaped like fantastical creatures -- dragons, mermaids, etc. we sold it at festivals and events; we learned not to try craft fairs, because most of them had audiences expecting things more like quilted potholders and dolls and sponge-painted wooden tulips. many times people there would ask me if my wares were "real." I was never sure exactly what they were asking -- is it really a dragon? is it really a brooch? is it gold and ruby? is it bronze and garnet? will it fall apart/turn to leaves tomorrow morning?

I liked that they asked, though. I liked them a lot more than the ones that would say, "well, this is SAY-tanic."



it's interesting to hear what is especially Minneapolitan or Minnesotan, judged from the outside. I wonder how different the distinguishing features are from a Texan perspective than from an Iowan one.


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Whether your a darksider or not do you think people from Minneapolis have a specific look?


Don't forget the accent. Every state or any place has their own accent. You said you grew up in Minneapolis, so you probably still have that accent and you probably still use certain words that used only in Minnesota. That would be my guess.


I've been in the land of Corn long enough now that the accent isn't as heavy as it used to be, but if I talk to any of my friends from the Cities on the phone or spend even five minutes there it comes back hard and heavy.

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I don't know how I could "look like" I live in Minneapolis. The concept escapes me. I'm originally from New York, and I know my attitude doesn't sit well with some Midwesterners, which is commonly heard out of a lot of transplants from the east coast. But as far as looks go? I look like I'm of Irish descent. As the years pass my look seems to be hardening (which may have quite a bit to do with my job). I don't think this locality in particular has a lot of effect on my "look."


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I don't look like a Minnesotan too, especially when I talk, but this place definitely changed me a little bit. When 5 years after moving here I visited my friends in New York City they looked at me like I came from the different planet or something (with respect):). That was funny.


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Haakon -- good answer. maybe she thought you were hallucinations.


Well, she was quite old, and had probably come to grips with the fact that her grip on reality was shaky.

When there were a thousand goths down in New Orleans, for Convergence 5, several of us got asked on a street car if we were some sort of group, there for a convention. I just said "yes, we're Jehova's Wtnesses." Once again, the answer completely satisfied the people.


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I don't know how I could "look like" I live in Minneapolis. The concept escapes me. I'm originally from New York, and I know my attitude doesn't sit well with some Midwesterners, which is commonly heard out of a lot of transplants from the east coast. But as far as looks go? I look like I'm of Irish descent. As the years pass my look seems to be hardening (which may have quite a bit to do with my job). I don't think this locality in particular has a lot of effect on my "look."



It might not be the fact that you're tall or blond, but the way you dress. I went to work in a small town in Iowa last summer for the weekend and the people there knew I was from Minneapolis, just the way I dressed. People In smaller towns tend to dress the same, mainly because they don't have access to a variety of places to shop or they just don't care.

That's just my guess.

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I don't know how I could "look like" I live in Minneapolis. The concept escapes me. I'm originally from New York, and I know my attitude doesn't sit well with some Midwesterners, which is commonly heard out of a lot of transplants from the east coast. But as far as looks go? I look like I'm of Irish descent. As the years pass my look seems to be hardening (which may have quite a bit to do with my job). I don't think this locality in particular has a lot of effect on my "look."



It might not be the fact that you're tall or blond, but the way you dress. I went to work in a small town in Iowa last summer for the weekend and the people there knew I was from Minneapolis, just the way I dressed. People In smaller towns tend to dress the same, mainly because they don't have access to a variety of places to shop or they just don't care.

That's just my guess.


And a damn good one too. I've always dressed a bit different than the rest of the Iowan's around me so that might be why the tend to get the hint that I'm from Minneapolis originally.

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I've always dressed a bit different than the rest of the Iowan's around me so that might be why the tend to get the hint that I'm from Minneapolis originally.

You's wearin' pants 'stead o' overalls, y'all must be one o' them city slickers.


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I was at my vets today getting my dog groomed and updated on her shots and my vet and I were talking about this and that. She asked how my recent trip to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester was, my son has a bit of a high blood pressure problem and we were seeing a specialist there for a second opinion, and she was asking me how I liked it, I replied I would love to move back to Minnesota and especially Minneapolis, but Rochester would be good too, just some where closer to Minneapolis. I then told her that I grew up in Minneapolis and have a strong desire to move back and she said, you know what since I met you I thought you looked like someone who lives in Minneapolis.

Whether your a darksider or not do you think people from Minneapolis have a specific look?


To state the obvious: there are a lot of german/scandinavian folks here. Beyond that, MPLS seems like a fairly laid back town (in attire etc). I could not really discern a *specific* look. I have tended to stay around Loring Park and Uptown, however. I am sometimes mistaken for german/scandinavian based on a stereotype of how they look. People seem to know I'm not "from" here fairly quickly (I can't lose the damn Cali "accent" haha), but I feel a strong connection as my grandparents immigrated to St. Paul. I would imagine MPLS would be a possible guess were I to go to smaller towns in the midwest.

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New Yorkers always think I'm either from LA or a local. 8)


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I don't know how I could "look like" I live in Minneapolis. The concept escapes me. I'm originally from New York, and I know my attitude doesn't sit well with some Midwesterners, which is commonly heard out of a lot of transplants from the east coast. But as far as looks go? I look like I'm of Irish descent. As the years pass my look seems to be hardening (which may have quite a bit to do with my job). I don't think this locality in particular has a lot of effect on my "look."


I only get a real sense after talking to someone. MPLS has a different feel from both coasts. How does your 'tude set ppl off? You seem pretty straightforward and on the level to me (albeit I'm from the other coast) Folks see u as too extreme in that sense?

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Yeah, but people here don't want you to be straightforward and honest. They want you to be "tactful" and agreeable. All the time. No matter what. And "tactful" means never say anything critical or potentially inflammatory. Unfortunately, I possess little of this thing called "tact." I'm honest, and I'm vocal about it. That's what we're like on the East Coast. We aren't a bunch of pandering pansies like the people out here.

If I say, "Y'know, that outfit really doesn't look great on you, and I don't care for the way you're styling your hair," I'm not being rude, I'm being honest and straightforward. It's not an attempt to belittle you, and it should be taken for what it is, which is my opinion, and not a judgment of who you are as a person. What I'm apparently supposed to say is, "You look FANTASTIC, and not at all like a walking cliche!" People here want you to lie to them, pretty much all the time. People here are soft and fragile. I think it's part of the passive/aggressive thing I hear about all the time but don't fully understand. I still don't have a solid definition of just what "passive/aggressive" even is. It just seems like a needlessly contradicting term that's inherently nonsensical.


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Yeah, but people here don't want you to be straightforward and honest. They want you to be "tactful" and agreeable. All the time. No matter what. And "tactful" means never say anything critical or potentially inflammatory. Unfortunately, I possess little of this thing called "tact." I'm honest, and I'm vocal about it. That's what we're like on the East Coast. We aren't a bunch of pandering pansies like the people out here.

If I say, "Y'know, that outfit really doesn't look great on you, and I don't care for the way you're styling your hair," I'm not being rude, I'm being honest and straightforward. It's not an attempt to belittle you, and it should be taken for what it is, which is my opinion, and not a judgment of who you are as a person. What I'm apparently supposed to say is, "You look FANTASTIC, and not at all like a walking cliche!" People here want you to lie to them, pretty much all the time. People here are soft and fragile. I think it's part of the passive/aggressive thing I hear about all the time but don't fully understand. I still don't have a solid definition of just what "passive/aggressive" even is. It just seems like a needlessly contradicting term that's inherently nonsensical.


haha damn. I experienced the same thing before I even got into town. I'm used to just going off the cuff. We have a piss fight, we get over it. I hear the term "passive-aggressive" when I ask about "Minnesota Nice". I've toned down since I've been here. I just don't really care enough to break the veneer. I wouldn't lie to ppl though either. I guess I've met some atypical folks. We shoot the shit. Agree. Disagree. I know what "passive-aggressive" is in the sense: if I see it I could tell you. It seems really personal here though. In the Bay Area, it was generally about politics. Having said all that, I still dig the city. It's just a factor you deal with when you have to cross that bridge (so to speak)

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I'm honest, and I'm vocal about it. That's what we're like on the East Coast. We aren't a bunch of pandering pansies like the people out here.


How old were you when you left New York?


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I'll agree with devil on this lying thing. I too lack that thing called "tact". I've made a lot of girls cry over the years, not on purpose but because I didn't use that tact thing everyone values so much. It also almost got me taken out by the Secret Service during the last presidental campaign and John Kerry was a mere 10 feet away from me. That's a story for another day though!

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+jamison+ wrote:
How old were you when you left New York?


...I wouldn't try to get too technical in this debate if I were you. For a really brash guy he doesn't take criticism very well.


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...I wouldn't try to get too technical in this debate if I were you. For a really brash guy he doesn't take criticism very well.


Your right, I hope he doesn't get mad. Growing up on the mean streets of New York he's probably got a terrible temper like Woody Allen, Tiny Tim, Barry Manilow, and other famous tough guys from the Big (mouth) Apple.


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To be fair, he does at least do something with that as a talent. Which is why this board is still going, in part.


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To be fair, he does at least do something with that as a talent. Which is why this board is still going, in part.


I know, I'm just teasing him. As for his part in keeping this board afloat, I don't think he would have been able to manage it without his mafia connections.


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We moved out here when I was in grade school. But we went back multiple times every year, since all our family is still there. I like it here much better. NY is a great place to visit, but it's impossible to make a decent living and get anywhere. My family makes about what I make, and I'm doing much better than they are.

And criticism isn't a problem for me. I take it all the time. Outright attacks that are emotional and not well thought out are the problem. I take the cornered animal posturing in these situations, essentially because I know there's little logic behind them.

Oh, and my mafia ties are mostly all dead or "relocated" by now. ;D


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yes, dear. your posture looks illogical to me too. and your manners are still appalling. I hear it's part of your charm.


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When there were a thousand goths down in New Orleans, for Convergence 5, several of us got asked on a street car if we were some sort of group, there for a convention.


funny. when we were there we got asked for directions and where the visitors booth was.

I was once told "you look like your from uptown" but then again i was on a party boat in the middle of Lake Minnetonka. (PS: don't ask, haha)


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heh. i was told i looked like an "uptown girl" before. i was offended.


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was it by billy joel, tho? coz thats ok.

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Interesting topic.

I'll have to disagree with the connection between Scandinavian ethnicity and "looking like you're from Minneapolis". I've been tagged many times as being from this area because of the way I look and I'm about as far from Scandinavian as you can get. Personally, I think it's a couple of things that create a regional "look":

1). Minnesota Nice - That general friendliness people here have? That creates a body language and facial expressions unique to this area. While there are exceptions, just look at stereotypical Californians, with their carefully crafted facades, or stereotypical New Yorkers, with their brusqueness. People don't have to open their mouth to give an impression of where they might be from.

2). Function over Fashion - While this is not to say that people here are unfashionable, we tend to think more about what we wear in relation to our environment. In this state, if you do not pay attention to the weather and dress appropriately, it will cost you dearly. Just watch the tourists darting around the parking ramps in the middle of January. They obviously do not understand, nor are they prepared for, the extreme fluctuations in weather. Whether we have snow and -20 degrees, or a heat index of 110 degrees with tornado warnings, people here take it all in stride. Looking comfortable, no matter what the weather, is something else that sets people from this region apart from those who are not.


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Interesting topic.

I'll have to disagree with the connection between Scandinavian ethnicity and "looking like you're from Minneapolis". I've been tagged many times as being from this area because of the way I look and I'm about as far from Scandinavian as you can get. Personally, I think it's a couple of things that create a regional "look":

1). Minnesota Nice - That general friendliness people here have? That creates a body language and facial expressions unique to this area. While there are exceptions, just look at stereotypical Californians, with their carefully crafted facades, or stereotypical New Yorkers, with their brusqueness. People don't have to open their mouth to give an impression of where they might be from.

2). Function over Fashion - While this is not to say that people here are unfashionable, we tend to think more about what we wear in relation to our environment. In this state, if you do not pay attention to the weather and dress appropriately, it will cost you dearly. Just watch the tourists darting around the parking ramps in the middle of January. They obviously do not understand, nor are they prepared for, the extreme fluctuations in weather. Whether we have snow and -20 degrees, or a heat index of 110 degrees with tornado warnings, people here take it all in stride. Looking comfortable, no matter what the weather, is something else that sets people from this region apart from those who are not.


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like an extra from a music video set.

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like an extra from a music video set.


Glam I take it. Some are. I think the media influence coming out of L.A. is just as prevalent (if not more) in other parts of the country though. L.A. folks definitely dress up more though.

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New Yorkers always think I'm either from LA or a local. 8)


LOL! I doubt that.

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Oh, boy. I was trying to illustrate using media stereotype without offending. Okay, here goes:

I would say that the California stereotype would center on Southern California and include conspicuous hyper-materialism, with a lot of time and effort expended in an effort to exude wealth and affluence, as well as connectedness and influence. Minnesota has Fargo as its albatross; I suppose California has...I don't know...The O.C.?

Remember, I'm just using general terms and media stereotypes here to discuss a point. I know the difference between truth and reality, and I'm not trying to say that these stereotypes are the reality.


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Oh, boy. I was trying to illustrate using media stereotype without offending. Okay, here goes:

I would say that the California stereotype would center on Southern California and include conspicuous hyper-materialism, with a lot of time and effort expended in an effort to exude wealth and affluence, as well as connectedness and influence. Minnesota has Fargo as its albatross; I suppose California has...I don't know...The O.C.?

Remember, I'm just using general terms and media stereotypes here to discuss a point. I know the difference between truth and reality, and I'm not trying to say that these stereotypes are the reality.


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haha it's cool man. I like to poke fun at Cali myself (I'm "native" haha) I just wasn't sure what you meant. There are folks like that there.

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If Im in any rural or suburban area, the locals ask me if I'm from the (whatever major city is close by). I guess I look "street".

My mom lives in Southern Ill, where there is 1 major store (Walmart) within many miles. Everyone in this town shops there and all rock Walmart clothing. Truth!!! Makes Polter sad =(


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My mother was a fashion designer & I've spent much time in Europe... so it must have "rubbed off". 8)


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My mother was a fashion designer & I've spent much time in Europe... so it must have "rubbed off". 8)




Not to be mean but your mom is one of the worst dressers in Minnesota. She looks like a bag lady or dirty hippie.



And I hardly consider black jeans and a black t-shirt to be considered a cool look. And that's all I really ever see you wear. Ok, once in a while you'll mix it up. I'd like to see you wear a kilt or a black skirt, LOL!

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Kilts are for idiots and pervs.

Seriously. The only reason kilts were invented was because the Scots figured out that the sound of a fly being unzipped scared the sheep away.

Guys look fucking stupid in kilts. They look like pederasts. This is just my opinion, but its true.


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Kilts are for idiots and pervs.

Seriously. The only reason kilts were invented was because the Scots figured out that the sound of a fly being unzipped scared the sheep away.

Guys look fucking stupid in kilts. They look like pederasts. This is just my opinion, but its true.


What if you have scots in the fam. though? Those things are comfortable if nothing else.

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Guys look fucking stupid in kilts.


There are plenty of boys who do look very, very stupid wearing a kilt, or another kind of skirt. It is not the skirt, really. It's about comfort and dignity. The look of insecure terror that so many boys exhibit while wearing a trendy pleated man-skirt is what is really so silly. Even with arms crossed and a tough look, daring anyone to point or laugh or criticize... Afraid to walk or climb or sit, lest someone get a view... Secretly terrified of someone else finding out what is under there? There are some boys who just don't care, and act no differently without fabric between their legs than they act with their legs in the tubes of pants. Ball shot! (Like a panty shot! but, oh, g,',d NO!!!) Whatever. Why stare if you don't want to see?

Kilts were invented in the time before zippers, before scissors, before the technology of the sewing needle was perfected. There were shearing knives, spindles, and belts. Hardly anyone wears their kilt like that today, though, just as few people really believe that wearing pants is unmanly.

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What if you have scots in the fam. though?


Your problems might be greater than what sort of clothes you've got on.

That is my opinion... but it is true.


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Guys look fucking stupid in kilts.


There are plenty of boys who do look very, very stupid wearing a kilt, or another kind of skirt. It is not the skirt, really. It's about comfort and dignity. The look of insecure terror that so many boys exhibit while wearing a trendy pleated man-skirt is what is really so silly. Even with arms crossed and a tough look, daring anyone to point or laugh or criticize... Afraid to walk or climb or sit, lest someone get a view... Secretly terrified of someone else finding out what is under there? There are some boys who just don't care, and act no differently without fabric between their legs than they act with their legs in the tubes of pants. Ball shot! (Like a panty shot! but, oh, g,',d NO!!!) Whatever. Why stare if you don't want to see?

Kilts were invented in the time before zippers, before scissors, before the technology of the sewing needle was perfected. There were shearing knives, spindles, and belts. Hardly anyone wears their kilt like that today, though, just as few people really believe that wearing pants is unmanly.

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What if you have scots in the fam. though?


Your problems might be greater than what sort of clothes you've got on.

That is my opinion... but it is true.


hehe I was kinda joking but the scots insist its true.


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My mother was a fashion designer & I've spent much time in Europe... so it must have "rubbed off". 8)


All my Goth friends in HS kept hitting on my mom, she was quite the babe even after having 4 kids (so I couldn't blame them.)

I think she is proud to have a son that has style & culture, not a greasy long haired hippy dork look. 8)


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My mother was a fashion designer & I've spent much time in Europe... so it must have "rubbed off". 8)


All my Goth friends in HS kept hitting on my mom, she was quite the babe even after having 4 kids (so I couldn't blame them.)

I think she is proud to have a son that has style & culture, not a greasy long haired hippy dork look. 8)


LOL! I never said you'd look good in a kilt, just thought it'd be funny.

Your mom aged terrible and lets see these pics of her when you were in HS. I think you're friends were playing a very bad joke on you. LOL!

I'm sure she's REALLY proud of her republican son. Wasn't questioning that.

Have a nice day! :)

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Zzzzzing!


gotta love redghost. oh the things she can say all with a smile on her face.

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Yep. I think I look like I'm from here. Even though I'm not Lutheran.


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New Yorkers always think I'm either from LA or a local. 8)


Aside from my keen stlye-ish ways, I think, New Yorkers & SF folk are impressed by my confidence & winning attitude. Character sez way more about people than thier looks or what they wear. Cultured people understand this, ever see Top Model? The contestants w/ a fake smile never win. :D


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When I was in middle school, my friend's dad told me I looked like I belonged at MCAD. It was a little sad, because I already wanted to skip the rest, completely skip high school, and just do art. MCAD was like the monastery attached by gerbil tubes to the church called the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where I spent a lot of time. When I actaully got to high school, which was also in Minneapolis, art was ever more difficult to access than before. Then my science teacher said, as an insult, that I belonged at the arts high school. I had never heard of such a thing before, but I was curious, and found out, and went there instead, which was not in Minneapolis, but not far (out 55, near the pound).
Everywhere else I've been since then, with one exception, people assumed I was from there. Ohio, Mexico, Nebraska, Ireland, Colorado, nobody thinks anything until I talk, and then comes the, "You're not from here..." ('S Meiriceánach!) The one exception is Georgia. Somehow, they all knew I was a Northrener. Maybe the ghosts whispered, told them I was personally responsible for The War Between The States ("there was nothing 'civil' about that war"). It was a Minnesotan who proposed the war, the first man to enlist in the Union Army was a (different) Minnesotan... Georgia was bad enough, but South Carolina was a little scary, in the white towns. I wasn't exactly a Yankee, but something similar, maybe worse.
I probably look a bit like a street urchin, which isn't a look that changes drastically with changes in latitude & longitude. That I'm not particularly identifiable as being from here is a little awkward now that I am here...


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When I was in middle school, my friend's dad told me I looked like I belonged at MCAD. It was a little sad, because I already wanted to skip the rest, completely skip high school, and just do art. MCAD was like the monastery attached by gerbil tubes to the church called the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where I spent a lot of time. When I actaully got to high school, which was also in Minneapolis, art was ever more difficult to access than before. Then my science teacher said, as an insult, that I belonged at the arts high school. I had never heard of such a thing before, but I was curious, and found out, and went there instead, which was not in Minneapolis, but not far (out 55, near the pound).
Everywhere else I've been since then, with one exception, people assumed I was from there. Ohio, Mexico, Nebraska, Ireland, Colorado, nobody thinks anything until I talk, and then comes the, "You're not from here..." ('S Meiriceánach!) The one exception is Georgia. Somehow, they all knew I was a Northrener. Maybe the ghosts whispered, told them I was personally responsible for The War Between The States ("there was nothing 'civil' about that war"). It was a Minnesotan who proposed the war, the first man to enlist in the Union Army was a (different) Minnesotan... Georgia was bad enough, but South Carolina was a little scary, in the white towns. I wasn't exactly a Yankee, but something similar, maybe worse.
I probably look a bit like a street urchin, which isn't a look that changes drastically with changes in latitude & longitude. That I'm not particularly identifiable as being from here is a little awkward now that I am here...



yay for the Arts High School. i went there as well.

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When I was in middle school, my friend's dad told me I looked like I belonged at MCAD. It was a little sad, because I already wanted to skip the rest, completely skip high school, and just do art. MCAD was like the monastery attached by gerbil tubes to the church called the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where I spent a lot of time. When I actaully got to high school, which was also in Minneapolis, art was ever more difficult to access than before. Then my science teacher said, as an insult, that I belonged at the arts high school. I had never heard of such a thing before, but I was curious, and found out, and went there instead, which was not in Minneapolis, but not far (out 55, near the pound).
Everywhere else I've been since then, with one exception, people assumed I was from there. Ohio, Mexico, Nebraska, Ireland, Colorado, nobody thinks anything until I talk, and then comes the, "You're not from here..." ('S Meiriceánach!) The one exception is Georgia. Somehow, they all knew I was a Northrener. Maybe the ghosts whispered, told them I was personally responsible for The War Between The States ("there was nothing 'civil' about that war"). It was a Minnesotan who proposed the war, the first man to enlist in the Union Army was a (different) Minnesotan... Georgia was bad enough, but South Carolina was a little scary, in the white towns. I wasn't exactly a Yankee, but something similar, maybe worse.
I probably look a bit like a street urchin, which isn't a look that changes drastically with changes in latitude & longitude. That I'm not particularly identifiable as being from here is a little awkward now that I am here...



yay for the Arts High School. i went there as well.


Yay indeed. :) I went to the Arts School too and I graduated, but it was back in my country.


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New Yorkers always think I'm either from LA or a local. 8)


Aside from my keen stlye-ish ways, I think, New Yorkers & SF folk are impressed by my confidence & winning attitude. Character sez way more about people than thier looks or what they wear. Cultured people understand this, ever see Top Model? The contestants w/ a fake smile never win. :D


I do certainly agree more with your style than your politics. All that is true and well said.


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I do certainly agree more with your style than your politics. All that is true and well said.


Thx!

Fashion & style, I'll be the first to admit it's over rated.... like spelling is. :P


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New Yorkers always think I'm either from LA or a local. 8)


Aside from my keen stlye-ish ways, I think, New Yorkers & SF folk are impressed by my confidence & winning attitude. Character sez way more about people than thier looks or what they wear. Cultured people understand this, ever see Top Model? The contestants w/ a fake smile never win. :D


Bay Area Folks would like how nothing seems to phase you. You'd run into a lot of politics you didn't like, if you maintain composure they respect you. Don't dress up as a clown though@! :P

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How's about a zombie clown? 8)

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