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Duluth Trading Co. has opened up their flagship store in my backyard. It seems like a bold move to put your first and only store in Mt. Horeb, WI, (population 7000) but they must know what they're doing....

My friend has invited me to see what the store's all about this upcoming week, so I'll report back after we see what there is to see. I was contemplating posting their "cure for plumber's butt" video, but this particular radio spot seemed so...regional...I had to choose it instead.

In GhosTV, when I read Jacob's sister Barbara talking, she pretty much sounds like the "you betcha" chick and she cracks me up every time. People from WI, MN and maybe the U.P. will get it. No doubt everyone else is "huh?" Unless they've seen Fargo multiple times. (I put Jacob's origins somewhere between Fennimore and Prairie du Chien, BTW).



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Dec. 6th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
LOL great commercial. I loved Fargo, and have a deep fear of wood chippers because of it ;o)
I look forward to reading GhostTV
Dec. 6th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
A healthy fear of a wood chipper is never a bad thing.
Dec. 6th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
Very true. And I saw an interesting case once on Forensic Files (I think) about a wood chipper in Conn.(I think). Somebody offed someone, put them through a wood chipper - aimed at whatever river was in the area. And the police recovered a few chips which turned out to be teeth bits and caught the guy. It was very interesting.
Dec. 6th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
I've seen Fargo multiple times! And I'm squeeing right now at the teaser that we'll see more of Jacobs family.
Dec. 6th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
HAHA, inadvertent teaser!
Dec. 6th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
Haha I was stationed with a guy from the U.P. He use to crack me up with his colloquialisms:) Of course, as I was picking on him, he was picking on me (I'm originally from MS:)

On another note, just got done rereading all the Psycop books (again) in preparation for GhosTV...
Dec. 6th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I love hearing about re-reads!

I've only been to the U.P. once, many moons ago. Maybe next summer I'll drive up and see what there is to see.
Dec. 6th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
So are those pants made from the materials used to make fire hoses? I guess they would be pretty tough. The commercial was kind of funny. When I worked as a nursing aide at a retirement community, one of the nurses was from Wisconsin, and we definitely noticed her accent.
Dec. 6th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
They appear to make clothing for people who work so hard their clothes wear out. I don't know what that's like, ha ha.

When I lived in Buffalo we could always tell the Pennsylvanians because they said "warsh." Maybe those are mostly the Pennsylvania Dutch. I would imagine the minute regionalisms are pretty much lost on any non-American. (Maybe Canucks can hear 'em.)

I was just laughing at a really specific Milwaukee regionalism I snuck into Sweet Oblivion...probably no one noticed it but me ;-)
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