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Metrodome Roof Collapse!

I was in Minneapolis earlier this year and loved it. I says to myself I says, “Why wouldn’t EVERYONE want to live here? Great art, music, theater…lovely architecture, nice folks…” I had been performing during a warmer month. This video shows WHY most people are not designed to handle the kind of nut-punching weathertastrophes Minnie/St. Paul can deal.

PS – Please don’t use the comment thread to post your hilarious sports-team related barbs/jokes. I don’t understand or give a shit about sports so you will be wasting your immense writing talents.

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  • I’ve lived in Montreal for the past 5 or so years, and I spend six months every year wondering “why would I ever leave this place?” and the other six months wondering “why don’t I live anywhere but here?” The needle recently shifted to the ugly side. Hurry up, summer, I can’t take much more of this!

  • Louis
    maybe you can just go to wikipedia and only look up stuff that YOU like to see written down in front of you.
    should Hardwick let “nambla” in here to share their interests?
    and yes i am saying that sports are akin to man-boy-love.
    Hardwick is no spring chicken, did you think you were going to change a lifelong disdain for sports by correcting him on his blog?
    should i find something better to do with my time?
    no! i’m at work, i’m getting paid to do this, i maximize excel every time I hear a noise!
    (i am in no way trolling i am just making comedic observations. i know and love louis. we have been friends for many years. and aside from needing a shoulder to cry on more often than i’d like, hes a real stand up guy and a true sports fan)

  • First off, this is an extremely cool video, that I posted as soon as I saw it on tv yesterday. But I do have a problem with this article, and it has to do with the P.S. It’s had me stewing for the last few hours, but this is a subject that has bothering me since I was a little kid. (I see that someone else posted above some rather harsh comments, but I’d rather hash out a sensible response. Sorry about the length.)

    Sports represent alot of things to alot of people: For some, its a connection to their past: growing up, some children witnessed their parents, or grandparents watching and rooting for certain teams, and now that those people are gone, their children feel a connection by watching and rooting for the same teams. Some people feel a certain pride in their city, state, or country, and by watching a sport, and cheering with your neighbors for a similar team, brings you together as a community. Some people like the math and probabilities behind the game and nerd out over the statistics, using them to try to predict outcomes, or influence strategy. The point is, there are lots of reasons to like sports, and some of them fit right in to the gaming culture of modern nerdism.

    Personally, I will say that being a very nerdy kid, and in to sports (playing and watching), was, perhaps, an even more difficult existence than just being a nerd. I had very few friends growing up because of the mutually exclusive stereotype that sports and nerds don’t go together. The “jocks” wouldn’t hang out with me because I was into “weird” music, like Tool, and my favorite movie was this movie that no one had ever heard about, called Brazil. The nerds wouldn’t hang out with me because they thought that since I played sports, it made me “popular,” or even worse, that I was just putting on a facade so that I could eventually become one of the popular kids.

    In the end, and I’m pretty sure I’ve heard you mention this on the podcast from time to time, you say you’d like to have a more inclusive community, without all of the stupid stereotyping and trolling that goes along with much of the internet; somewhere that everyone felt welcome. By saying, “I don’t understand or give a shit,” you are contradicting your mission statement and excluding some of the coolest people out there.

  • that weather is nothing. thats what happens when your make a roof out of fabrics. f*cking retarded design. haha have fun when your team moves to L.A. people of Minnesota.

  • I love you Hardwick. you say you hate sports but lets be honest. you participate in the sport of “who do you know” or “6 degrees of Chris Hardwick” every week on your podcast. i love the podcast but like clockwork almost every week you do this thing with your guest and it makes me feel like I’m privy to a type of Hollywood talk that i could not care less about..You ARE tailoring this show to cater to specifically me right? i understand your need to find common ground with someone but your approach makes you sound like two popular kids vetting each other on peers in their scene. don’t feel bad though, your really good at it. now whenever i see my girlfriends celebrity magazines laying around the house i occasionally flip through it and daydream about you having lunch with this guy or carpooling with that girl. whenever celebrity’s have kids i imagine that your the first person they call to babysit. and that you eulogize at every celebrity suicide.
    next time you feel compelled to play that game on your show you should switch it up, you could play “i’m so popular Hollywood will forgive me for…”

    seriously though, i love your podcast and stand up! and i am completely aware that its so easy for me to criticize when you don’t even know if I’m wearing pants , have man boobs, or masturbatory injury that could be cannon fodder for your verbal menace. I completely understand if you at all feel compelled to share that “you know my mom”.
    your acquaintance
    corey ferreira

  • I love you Hardwick. you say you hate sports but lets be honest. you participate in the sport of “who do you know” or “6 degrees of Chris Hardwick” every week on your podcast. i love the podcast but like clockwork almost every week you do this thing with your guest and it makes me feel like I’m privy to a type of Hollywood talk that i could not care less about..You ARE tailoring this show to cater to specifically me right? i understand your need to find common ground with someone but your approach makes you sound like two popular kids vetting each other on peers in their scene. don’t feel bad though, your really good at it. now whenever i see my girlfriends celebrity magazines laying around the house i occasionally flip through it and daydream about you having lunch with this guy or carpooling with that girl. whenever celebrity’s have kids i imagine that your the first person they call to babysit. and that you eulogize at every celebrity suicide.
    next time you feel compelled to play that game on your show you should switch it up, you could play “i’m so popular Hollywood will for give me for…”

    seriously though, i love your podcast and stand up! and i am completely aware that its so easy for me to criticize when you don’t even know if I’m wearing pants , have man boobs, or masturbatory injury that could be cannon fodder for your verbal menace. I completely understand if you at all feel compelled to share that “you know my mom”.
    your acquaintance
    corey ferreira

  • Whose the guy running as it starts to give way… and more importantly.. WTF are you doing standing there in the first place when the Gladd bag they call a roof is leaking because of the tons of snow on top?!?

  • I’m with you on the sports (“I don’t understand or give a shit about sports” — Although I understand some of it better than I admit) but the vid is awesome.

  • Nut punching is an extremely accurate description of our weather. I was surprised to see the roof caved in this morning–I live a block away and you can see the Metrodome from my window… The footage is real.

    Why do I live here? Oh yeah… for about two weeks a year- this place is heaven. :)