You might just be from Michigan if you …

Published 8:48 am Thursday, February 5, 2009

I received an e-mail the other day about being from Michigan. You know the ones that always follow with a bunch of funny examples of stuff you go through if you are from Michigan. I was amazed at how the same exact jokes apply to Minnesota.

Listed here please place Minnesota in the spot of Minnesota and you will see what I mean.

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in Michigan.

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If you’re proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because it is the coldest spot in the nation, you might live in Michigan.

If you have worn shorts and a coat at the same time, you might live in Michigan.

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches, you might live in Michigan.

You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

You often switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day.

You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.

You see people wearing camouflage or hunter’s orange at social events (including weddings).

You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.

You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

Down south to you means Iowa.

A brat is something you eat.

Your Fourth of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

You find zero degrees “a little chilly.”

You know what a Yooper is.

So, you can see after growing up in Michigan, why I like Minnesota so much.

While we are talking about different states, I also heard a very funny joke about another state:

What do you call it when a 100 people in John Deere tractors are circling the local McDonald’s?

Answer: Prom night in Iowa.

Now that’s funny!

Super Bowl forecast

Well football season is wrapped up and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ are the champs. My prediction for the 2010 Super Bowl is the Green Bay Packers. They are very well rested and hey look at what the Arizona Cardinals did to turn things around. Go Packers!

I thought the Super Bowl commercials were pretty funny this year.

My top five were:

5. E-Trade baby-that is always just funny.

4. Pepsi’s Bob Dylan “Forever Young” song-not funny, but just awesome as that is one of my favorite songs.

3. Bud Light’s at the business meeting-I love when he gets thrown out the window! Too Funny!

2. Careerbuilder’s ad about new job-Punching the koala bear was hilarious!

1. Doritos-The snowglobe/crystal ball getting thrown into the glass case of Doritos was my highlight this year. Also the follow up-ouch!

Tribune Publisher Scott Schmeltzer’s column appears every Thursday.