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If Everyone Did These 20 Things, MSP Would Be a Much Better Place

Published On 05/13/2015 Published On 05/13/2015

Seems like these days everybody has an idea about what would make the world a better place. Well, we don't know about the whole wide world, but we do know that -- even though it's a pretty great already -- if everyone did these 20 things MSP would sure be a much better place...
 

1. Stop trying to turn left from Hennepin onto Franklin

Where are you even going when you do that? You don't need Sebastian Joes Ice Cream right now, fatty.
 

2. Vary your work hours

There's no reason we all have to try to go to work at 8am, there're only a handful of ways into Downtown Minneapolis for Chrissake!
 

3. Only walk on the sidewalk and only bike in the bike lanes

We have such beautiful infrastructure for both of those things, so why must we waste it?

Flickr/steve lyon

4. Wear deodorant to the State Fair

Just think how much greater the Great Minnesota Get Together would be if it smelled like it should -- fried food -- instead of sweat.
 

5. Stop complaining about potholes...

... and just start filling them in yourself. Complaining clearly hasn't worked, so adopt a pothole it is. Kidding... sort of.
 

6. Pick up your dog's poop

We're looking at you dude who puts the bag on his hand and pretends to pick up the poop but really doesn't.
 

7. Stop encouraging Michele Bachmann

The entire world thanks you in advance.

Flickr/Bill Roehl

8. Eat at :D-Spot at least once per month

Not only would everyone be super satisfied by eating brilliant wings on a regular basis, they would also ensure that Darin Koch's strip mall wing Valhalla keeps on keeping on, and wing people need that damn place too much for it not to.
 

9. Quit being snobby about craft beer

Craft beer has become standard fare in this town so lose the 'tude cicerone dude.
 

10. Stop calling it the State of Hockey

We're as proud of our hockey heritage as anyone, but let's be honest here, we haven't done anything to renew that nickname for a long, long time.

Flickr/August Schwerdfeger

11. Go to Minnehaha Falls on weekdays

We all love the Falls, but we can't all go on Saturday lest we all have to drive around for an hour to park and wait in three-hour-long lines at Sea Salt.
 

12. Leave poor Adrian Peterson alone already

Just kidding. Dude totally deserves your ridicule.
 

13. Stop wearing Adrian Peterson jerseys

We understand you sank a lot of money into that pro-stock jersey with the tight sleeve cuffs, but c'mon man!

Flickr/Robert Engberg

14. Go camping

There're so many good, fairly easy-to-get-to camping grounds within an hour of the urban core. Put all that Heritage outdoor wear to use, son.
 

15. Buy a "bump" with your beer

It remains to be seen if MSP would actually be better if everyone ordered a shot of whiskey with their beer, but it wouldn't hurt to try.
 

16. Chose day trips to Hudson instead of Stillwater

Because in Hudson you can drink a ton of 'Sconi beers you can't get in Minnesota while looking at the same river.

JOY SUMMERS/Thrillist

17. Eat more Parlour burgers

They're the best burgers in the Twin Cities and they make everyone who eats them happy. How could this possibly be a problem?
 

18. Stop complaining about extreme weather

Too cold in winter? Too hot in summer? Duh! This is not perfectly temperate San Diego, people. You know this by now.
 

19. Cut Joe Mauer some slack

Sure he gets paid a pretty penny, but the hometown boy's stuck it out through some tough times with the Twins, and they might finally be turning things around. Hahaha... sure they will. But hey, still lay off the guy.
 

20. Go to all the Cities' lakes

Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet are not the only two lakes. Use them all and we will all be happier.

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