Minnesota YouTube vids: Best of 2010
What a year.
Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey wanted to be our governor. We got a brand spankin' new Twins ballpark. Michele Bachmann took the tingle out of Chris Matthews. And the Metrodome roof collapsed in the Blizzard of 2010.
All of that and more was caught on video. Take a look at 10 of the most memorable moments, and offer your own suggestions.
Jonathon Sharkey wants to be our vampire governor Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey brought a strong family values platform to the 2010 race for governor, but he got run out of town before his campaign really caught fire.
PZ Myers addresses the idiots on the Internet PZ Myers, the University of Minnesota-Morris biologist, blogger and outspoken atheist, talks about how to combat anti-science idiots on the Internet.
Al Franken tells Jason Mattera to "shut up right now" about monkey bars Conservative activist Jason Mattera tries to sandbag Franken with some bosh about "$7 billion to fund jungle gyms" in the health care bill. Matera thinks this is good PR.
Target Field flash mob breaks into song Take me out to the ballpark. The real ballpark. The one where we clap when it rains. The one where Minnesotans break into dance -- in public.
Army skydiver snags flagpole before Twins loss to Rangers Also in baseball news: A group of the Army's elite skydivers were drifting down into the Ballpark in Arlington as a display stunt when one of them fetched up on a flag pole.
Tom Emmer doused with 2,000 pennies Tom Emmer raised eyebrows when he said that he knows of waiters who make $100,000, so Robert Erickson dumped a 2,000-penny tip on him in protest.
Joel Rosenberg pulls six guns and a knife out of his pants Our friendly neighborhood fantasy author and firearms instructor demonstrates his Second Amendment prowess as Neil Young sings, "Down by the river, I shot my baby."
The revenge of Michele Bachmann "We're coming out of our trance, really we're coming out of our nightmare. I think that people are thrilled tonight," the congresswoman told Hardballer Chris Matthews the night of her re-election. "I imagine that thrill is probably not quite so tingly on your leg anymore."
Blizzard People: Too much coffee, man This guy was either off his meds or over-sampling the espresso. If Labrador puppies could talk, this is what they'd sound like.
Metrodome Collapse: The view from inside It starts with water dripping in, then an ominous sagging, before a hole rips in the roof and tons of snow dumps onto the immaculately groomed Mall of America field. The roof deflates and the skylights sag. You have to see it to believe it.
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