Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yooper Temperature Conversion Chart

50 above - New Yorkers try to turn on the heat - Yoopers plant gardens
40 above - Californians shiver uncontrollably - Yoopers sunbathe
35 above - Italian cars won't start - Yoopers drive with the windows down
32 above - Distilled water freezes - Lake Superior water gets thicker
20 above - Floridians wear coats, gloves, hats - Yoopers throw on a T- shirt, maybe
15 above - Californians begin to evacuate the state - Yoopers go swimming
0 - NY landlords turn on the heat - Yoopers have the last cook-out before it gets cold
10 below - People in Miami cease to exist - Yoopers lick the flagpole
20 below - Californians fly away to Mexico - Yoopers throw on a light jacket
40 below - Hollywood disintegrates - Yoopers rent some videos
60 below - Mt. St. Helens freezes - U.P. Girl Scouts begin selling cookies door-to-door
80 below - Polar bears evacuate Antarctica - U.P. Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival"
100 below - Santa Claus abandons the North Pole - Yoopers pull down their earflaps
173 below - Ethyl alcohol freezes - Yoopers get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg
297 below - Microbial life survives on dairy products - U.P. cows complain of farmers with cold hands
460 below - ALL atomic motion stops - Yoopers start saying... "Cold 'nuff for ya?"
500 below - Hell freezes over - The Detroit Lions win the Super Bowl

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Creation of the U.P.

Da Creation of Da Upper Peninsula

In the beginning dere was nuttin'.

    On da FIRST day, God created da UP. On da SECOND day, He created da partridge, da deer, da bear, da fish, and da ducks. On da THIRD day, He said "Let dere be Yoopers to roam da Upper Peninsula." On da FOURTH day, God created da udder world down below. On da FIFTH day, He said "Let dere be trolls to live in da udder world down below." On da SIXTH day, He created da bridge, so da trolls would have a way to get to heaven.
      God saw it was good and on da SEVENTH day, He went huntin'.

NPR Yooper Coverage

Some NPR links that relate to the U.P. and Yoopers

NPR : what's a yooper?
A trip up north 
Visitors welcome, just don't stay 
The civil war that you never heard about 
U.P. county tops state unemployment rate 

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yooper Nation Welcomes You

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