1. Bruce says

    I note that most Minnesota snowplow voters do not show the loyalty to Minnesota indicated by the UMM Prof from PA, UT, Or, and WA. No names won that explicitly reference MN that I can see.

  2. PaulBC says

    @4 @5 Betty White was also a regular on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which was set in Minneapolis.

  3. Reginald Selkirk says

    @4: “The Big LePlowski” – the Coen brothers are from St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
    Also “The Blizzard of Oz” – Judy Garland was from Grand Rapids.

  4. littlejohn says

    Am I the only person who remembers when local TV newscasters insisted on calling snow “white stuff”? Did no one suggest “Betty Whitestuff”? Don’t misunderstand, “white stuff” was an abomination. I’ve worked for papers where we offered a prize for the first reader to report the use of “white stuff.” The winner always won on the first day the weathercaster so much as mentioned the possibility. Then we killed them.

  5. xohjoh2n says


    No “Plowee McPlowface”? :(

    It already won first place last year, so is no longer available for use.

    They could however have gone for the full set: Icy McIceface, Snowy McSnowface, Salty McSaltface…

  6. larpar says

    I’m sure there won’t be any distracted drivers trying to read the name of the plow during a blizzard.

  7. call me mark says

    Oh the five-year-old is back.

    What I don’t understand is “peter1” must spend hours and hours in its pointless masturbation over this blog and its commenters, and when PZ gets round to it it will take him but a few minutes to remove them all and ol’ petey will get blocked. Again.

    That level of obsession ain’t healthy petey. Get help.

  8. John Morales says

    Being a regular at Pharyngula is like voluntarily entering a psychiatric ward and enjoying the experience.


    Says the troll that has already made umpteen IDs so as to get a session of posting in Pharyngula before the hammer comes down.

    (Irony is not dead)

  9. Samuel Vimes says

    @John Morales
    You said a mouthful. Granted, I’m not the most active regular, but that sad little fellow makes more posts here in a day than I do in a month.