“When you want something, you just go get it.”
Getting circled by Bert.
Minnesota is famous for its Scandinavians, but actually the single most populous ethnic group in the state isn’t Swedes, Norwegians, or Finns: it’s Germans, and the epicenter of Gopher State Germanness is New Ulm.
When you’re in Duluth, it’s worth driving over to Superior, Wisconsin just so you can say you crossed the Dick Bong Bridge.
Vladimir Putin could basically take out all of Manhattan right now if he happened to feel like it. He just could.
It doesn’t help that most people who use the Internet aren’t that good at it
“The fact that Cuba has a lower infant mortality rate than the U.S. is due to magic Caribbean winds.”
A past that lets you get drunk quickly during games of Never Have I Ever.
If one group is better at detecting situation-specific relational cues than another, that group is going to do better in a medium defined by webs of relationships.
It’s understandable that boomers might resent being mocked on the internet—after all, they invented the damn thing.