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    Quote Originally Posted by dback_5 View Post
    I have lived in both Des Moines and Minneapolis for at least more than 4 years at a time. There is really not that much difference in the people. Even most of the people in Minneapolis are transplants from smaller towns and grew up in a rural environment. The largest difference you will see though is if you go downtown Minneapolis and spend 6 dollars a beer you will experience a much higher rate of douchebaggery than you will in downtown des moines. So, in reference to Steve. If you have ever lived in Minneapolis/St Paul before you would know that a lot of the population is from rural communities from Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin as much of the population of Wisconsin West of Eau Claire come to Minneapolis looking for work. Iowa people may not be more urban than people in Minnesota, but they certainly arent any less either. Grandparents have lived in the Rochester, MN area for my entire life as well which is another city center and possibly the only other one Minnesota has. They are by no stretch of the imagination urban there either. My guess is that the Minnesota and Iowa wrestlers get their "attitude" from their coaches. And also from the hardwork that they have had to go through growing up just living in the environment they are in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstrong View Post
    My 2 older brothers used to fashion make shift bridles out of twine string from the baler and we'd ride the holsteins... well, mainly me. They seemed to think it was in all of our best interest for the smallest kid to do the riding. I've learned a number of things from these experiences. Don't trust older brothers who have any kind of a sense of humor, twine is not as strong as leather, a full size cow is a lot bigger than a 120 lb kid, cows have a giant very hard bony spine and surprisingly bony upper ribs, when they step on you it hurts like bejeezus, and mainly...

    Don't ride cows. Just don't.
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    I know that its possible to feed horses apples until they are sick....I also know that the owners of said horses get pissed off when you monkey with their horses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    I know that its possible to feed horses apples until they are sick....I also know that the owners of said horses get pissed off when you monkey with their horses.
    Okay, maybe it's time for someone to start compiling these into a book! Hey, it's a way to make money.

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    One time, the farmer I was working for and I were throwing silage down the same chute that you use to climb to the top of the silo (from the inside). We threw so much down there that we found out that when we went back down that we had clogged the chute and couldnt get out. This was before cell phones. We thought we were stuck inside the silo. Fornutnately there was just enough silage left in the silo that I could stand on his shoulders and jump to grab onto the "rafters" and climb to the opening in the top of the silo. The opening was old and rusted in it's place. Luckily I was just skinny enough to fit through it and climb down the outside of the silo and unclog the chute. It's very hard to climb down the outside of a silo when you are exhausted from work and your legs are shaking out of fear of slipping, falling and dieing.

    PS, Chop was making a right hand turn out of a farm drive onto a gravel road once and missed the road and flipped the tractor right into the ditch. Broke the axle.

    Oh, and the only way he would help bail hay was if he got to drive the tractor all day. Otherwise it was too hard of work and he was going to stay home and play tecmobowl. We quit calling him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    One time, the farmer I was working for and I were throwing silage down the same chute that you use to climb to the top of the silo (from the inside). We threw so much down there that we found out that when we went back down that we had clogged the chute and couldnt get out. This was before cell phones. We thought we were stuck inside the silo. Fornutnately there was just enough silage left in the silo that I could stand on his shoulders and jump to grab onto the "rafters" and climb to the opening in the top of the silo. The opening was old and rusted in it's place. Luckily I was just skinny enough to fit through it and climb down the outside of the silo and unclog the chute. It's very hard to climb down the outside of a silo when you are exhausted from work and your legs are shaking out of fear of slipping, falling and dieing.

    PS, Chop was making a right hand turn out of a farm drive onto a gravel road once and missed the road and flipped the tractor right into the ditch. Broke the axle.

    Oh, and the only way he would help bail hay was if he got to drive the tractor all day. Otherwise it was too hard of work and he was going to stay home and play tecmobowl. We quit calling him.
    I love these... It will take about 60 of them to make a book. Anybody want to try a shot at the title? I'm thinking something like "How Wrestlers Get Their Attitude". Give it a shot. But until we have at least sixty I won't be able to offer it to any publishers. And by the way, I don't care if we do or not. This is just a great string to read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Eisenhauer View Post
    Wow! You somehow miss the word "almost" in my original post; don't address the issue of your statement of the relative sizes of St. Paul and Des Moines being incorrect; and make up some stupid statement about yourself (which I certainly didn't say) that looks more true than it may actually be based on the content of your post in an attempt to be clever and/or to deflect attention from the facts. It's a winner.

    The whole thing started with you "learnin'" people from Minnesota about how Iowa is more urban than Minnesota, which is a silly statement when you look at actual facts. You can understand how they'd be confused as to how a state with a population just over 3 million is so much more urban than a state with a population of just over 5.3 million -especially when Minnesota has two cities with populations well in excess of the largest city in Iowa.

    Why can't you just admit you were wrong instead?

    Wiltz - EVERY "metro area population" is greater than the population of the core city.
    Here was my original statement: "I like to remind my Minnesota friends back home that we have more large urban areas in Iowa than they have in Minnesota, yet even Minnesotans think that Iowa is 'all rural'."

    I then went onto list how many urban areas that Minnesota has compared to Iowa. Is six a larger number than four to you?

    Care to learn me where I'm wrong with that statement? That was ALL that I was saying, and I didn't nor couldn't care less about the "size" of the communities. As a basic rule, I cut it off at about 60,000 when I counted the number of cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dback_5 View Post
    Grandparents have lived in the Rochester, MN area for my entire life as well which is another city center and possibly the only other one Minnesota has. They are by no stretch of the imagination urban there either.
    I grew up In Rochester, have lived there most of my life, and still have all of my family there.

    You are correct; Rochester is FAR from an urban feel, and is truly about as redneck as any city comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpeake7 View Post
    I love these... It will take about 60 of them to make a book. Anybody want to try a shot at the title? I'm thinking something like "How Wrestlers Get Their Attitude". Give it a shot. But until we have at least sixty I won't be able to offer it to any publishers. And by the way, I don't care if we do or not. This is just a great string to read.
    I like "Farming for Dummies"
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