Thursday, November 30, 2006

move over keillor

I used to read Garrison Keillor years ago, but I reached a point where I wanted more realism to my humor. Some grit. I wanted the person telling the story to know it was real and to have lived it. and then there was that whole lawsuit thing that came up last year when keillor threatened to sue mnspeak for selling t shirts that said PRAIRIE HO COMPANION.


but anyway...


I've always wanted to be a curmudgeon, and was disappointed to find that this is something only bestowed upon men. i find that sexist.

but anyway...

enough about me. there's a new curmudgeon in St. Paul and he goes by the name of Hulles. i don't know if he's old enough to actually be a curmudgeon, but i think with the right frame of mind even a teenager can be one.

but anyway...
this is one of the funniest things i've read in a long time:

funny stuff

and i think it really captures the minnesota state of mind. nothing is a big deal even when it is a big deal.

15 comments:

Sandra Ruttan said...

Women can't be curmudgeons?

I expect a full rant on sexism by the weekend Anne.

anne frasier said...

sandra, i'm preparing protest signs as we speak. ;)

Kelly Parra said...

stop using such big words. I didn't make it to college and I had to look that one up. haha. kidding! And believe me, women have to be able to be curmedgeon. It happens to me at least once a month.

Heather Harper said...

I saw a t-shirt online once with a really cool, descriptive name for lovers of books...of course I can't remember the name, but I remember that I wanted the shirt. But when I looked up the name on Wikipedia, the name referred to a gentleman only society.

So no shirt for me.

(And I apologize for my lack of mental clarity this evening. Blame it on the wine.)

anne frasier said...

kelly, LOL to both comments. and we need a new way to talk about PMS! i love it. :D

heather: cheers. ;)

Dee said...

wine solves so many problems *sigh*.

anne frasier said...

and chocolate. don't forget chocolate. and fuzzy pink bunnies.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Since when can't women be curmudgeons? It's the 21st Century! Women can be whatever they want.

Hell, my great grandmother qualified as a curmudgeon, and she was a Chinese wildcat with a voice that would shatter glass and the attitude to use it.

Women can't be curmudgeons? Please.

Hulles said...

It's an obscure fact-like thing that there was once a word "curmudgeoness." This understandably fell out of favor in today's more politically sensitive society. Plus, natural selection was no doubt involved because any guy who used it was beaten to death by the grumpy old woman to whom he referred.

So sure, you nice ladies can be curmudgeons if you want to. The pay's pretty crummy though, I have to warn you in advance.

And Anne, thanks lots. Hopefully the check I sent you will clear without any embarrassing problems. XOXO.

Hulles said...

And Heather, honey, stop drinking wine and put a shirt on. That's how I met your mother.

Dee said...

Anne, I know I don't live in Minnesota, but I live in Iowa. And Minnesota grew out of the top of Iowa, so that should count for something...right?!? I want to be a curmudgeon too...please, please, pppppppleaseeeeeeeee?!?

anne frasier said...

stephen, maybe this can be a unisex word like hero and actor. but for some reason women calling themselves actors always kind of pissed me off.

hulles, the check bounced like a superball, but it's the thought that counts.

dee, maybe we need a society for female curmudgeons. although we'd probably kill one another. but now i'm imagining a blog for female curmudgeons where we can bitch about anything and everything. i think it has promise....

Daniel Hatadi said...

None of this 'maybe' stuff! A real curmudgeon like yourself wouldn't let something like tradition or a pesky dictionary definition get in the way of curmedgeonanities!

Fssle, rssle, grmble, mmble.

anne frasier said...

daniel, i can see i'm going to have to work on that in order to reach 100%. :D

bekbek said...

The curmudgeonly state has long been my quest in life. I've made some good stabs at it lately, too, I'd have to say. But I, too, was thrown when I checked the dictionary.

It makes the quest that much more exciting, though. ;-)