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Massive earthquakes in Chile and Japan have been found
the dramatic increase in violent quakes around fracking's
largely unregulated wastewater injection wells observed in the Midwest in the past two years
, where injected water acts as a lubricant for geological faults
that were previously thought to be "dead" or stable for millions of years.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Sep 1, 2013 -
How do you define the Midwest?
As part of their exhibit Reinvention in the Urban Midwest
(in most-certainly-not-in-the-Midwest Boston) Sasaki has created an online tool for people to contribute what the boundaries of the Midwest are for them. Results
can be sorted by respondents' percentage of time spent in the Midwest and state of birth. An Atlantic Cities
article shows one writer's opinion, and also links to Bill Rankin's similar Midwest mapping
project on his always-excellent Radical Cartography site. An excerpt
from The Midwest: God's Gift to Planet Earth
has a more irreverent take on mapping the region.
posted by andrewesque
on Jul 24, 2013 -
I grew up in Minnesota, home of a particular passive-aggressive communication style which is summed up nicely by this chart and subsequent comments
. Of particular import is the difference between "that's different" and "that's sure different" (though there isn't mention of "that's real different," which I think means just about the same thing) and examples of Minnesota Enthusiastic Neutral.
Also worth noting is the classic book by sometime A Prairie Home Companion regular Howard Mohr, How to Talk Minnesotan
. [more inside]
posted by larrybob
on Jan 13, 2013 -
In a first-person tale of woe, a beleaguered New Yorker stranded in the Land of Lard related his struggle to find adequate vegetarian options
[NYT link, featuring obligatory pic of sullen, obese Midwesterners]. Reactions came swiftly, albeit indirectly
[also NYT] since, curiously, the article itself lacks a comment section. Best comment: the one touting the multiple and tasty options, including veggie dogs and veggie chili on coney dogs, at the dive bar just across the street from the KC Star.
Despite an apparent unfamiliarity with such staples as grilled cheese sandwiches, the cub reporter's failure probably won't keep him down for long. [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Jan 11, 2012 -
"When we started Windy City, it was a means to an end, because there wasn't a distributor in Chicago that wanted to touch craft beer," Mr. Ebel says. "We went around to bars and they said, 'Great beer. How many free cases can you give me?' We just had to walk out of those accounts, set a price, and stick to it. And nobody asks us that anymore."
Pay-to-play contreversy in the Chicago beer scene
, with appearances from a who's who of Midwest beermeisters: Tracy Hurst of Metropolitan Brewing Co.
, Deb Carey of New Glarus Brewing Co.
, the Ebel Brothers of Two Brothers Brewing Co.
, and Josh Hall of Goose Island Brewing Company
posted by d1rge
on Nov 22, 2010 -
Lie Down for America
, by Thomas Frank. "'How can anyone who has ever worked for someone else vote Republican?' she asked. How could so many people get it so wrong?"
posted by semmi
on Oct 18, 2004 -
had been one of the most successful architects of the late nineteenth century, working at the forefront of early skyscraper design
. But by the turn of the century, his distinctive style had fallen out of fashion, and his major commissions dried up. Sullivan took jobs where he could find them, and between 1908 and 1919 designed small banks in eight midwest towns. Tiny yet elegant, they are sometimes referred to as his "jewel boxes
." See examples in Owatonna, Minnesota
; Grinnell, Iowa
; West Lafayette, Indiana
; Sidney, Ohio
; and Columbus, Wisconsin
posted by Aaaugh!
on Feb 16, 2003 -
If you live in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky or Pennsylvania (“the Euchre belt”) Euchre
might be a familiar pastime or at least well, familiar. The game is not exclusive to those areas but is most concentrated in the Midwest. It used to be one of the most popular card games the U.S.
but lost out to bridge. Today the game has somewhat of a cult following in Midwest towns and especially on college campuses
. It is a fast paced thinking game that combines strategy
and skill with luck that can eat away hours of a person’s life. If you have never played the game I encourage you to read an introduction
and try yahoo games
. (I hope this is not too common to bring up, but I rarely see anyone playing online not from the states listed above.) Warning popups.
posted by Recockulous
on Nov 6, 2002 -
Midwest gas prices
declaired unfair. I guess, you know, $1.80 a gallon was fair, ok even, but $2.15 isn't. Take your time. no really.
posted by tiaka
on Jun 13, 2000 -