#bragMPLS: Top 10 tweets
Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Bureau
A few months ago, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges declared this week "The Best Week of Bragging about Minneapolis Ever." The idea, of course, was to get people talking about all the cool things our city has to be proud of -- not that Minneapolitans don't do that all the time anyway.
In any event, what better place to brag than Twitter, where hashtags and a 140-character limit mean you can find all the best #bragMPLS zingers in one convenient place! Below the jump are the 10 most entertaining tweets we've seen on the topic this week.
Bonus entries: some funny ones came our way after yours truly took Twin Cities Twitter to task for not realizing its full potential with the #bragMPLS bit:
-- Jim Hammerand (@mspbjHammer) July 17, 2014
And with regard to that crazy SuperAmerica brawl:
-- Mike (@paleotectonics) July 17, 2014
Now on to the top 10:
10. Some were about the weather, of course:
Not trying to brag, but we only had 53 below zero days so far this year in Minneapolis. #bragMPLS
-- Annette Weston (@blondenewschick) July 15, 2014
-- Ken Simons (@kensimons) July 16, 2014
8. But it isn't always so unpleasant outside in the City of Lakes:
-- Sarah McKenzie (@smckenzie21) July 15, 2014
7. Others were neighborhood specific:
Outside of Uptown, you can urinate pretty much anywhere with no consequence. #bragmpls
-- kevin sawyer (@tpwk) July 15, 2014
"That's a lotta lotta tax money standing there doing nothing." -drunk guy's sober assessment of heavy law presence downtown #bragMPLS
-- C. Riemenschneider (@ChrisRstrib) July 16, 2014
(For the top five, click to page two.)
Minneapolis has some of the most innovative sarcastic tweeters in the nation. #bragMPLS
-- Jason DeRusha (@DeRushaJ) July 14, 2014
4. Or addressed current events:
-- Jenn Schaal (@JennSchaal) July 16, 2014
3. Some pined for the good ol' days:
How are we supposed to #bragMPLS when this is the same city that allowed Cowboy Slims to close?
-- Dana Wessel (@DanaWessel) July 15, 2014
We used to have the last multipurpose domed stadium built in America, and it was paid for. #bragMPLS
-- Chris Steller (@chris_steller) July 14, 2014
1. But our personal favorite dealt with a development dinosaur:
-- Wilhelm Davis (@WilhelmDavis) July 14, 2014
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