March 26, 2016

"15 ways to tell you're a Wisconsinite."

#15: "Wearing shorts on a 50-degree day with snow on the ground just feels right."

18 comments:

Patrick said...

#3: Yup. An Old Fashioned requires decent bourbon unless you're in WI or from WI. Hard to get a decent one outside of WI anyway.

Curious George said...

"#12. You make an annual pilgrimage Up North."

More of an Illinois thing. And a Wisconsinite would say "Up Nort hey dare"

Phil 3:14 said...

Wait a minute. The picture shows a runner. That's par for the course anywhere. If the temperature is 50 and you're running, then it feels like 75.

AllenS said...

In song form.

CG nailed it with "Up Nort".

MadisonMan said...

I know I'm swimming upstream, but there is nothing worse than a click-through-able list. I won't do it.

One page or nothing.

Bob Boyd said...

Ways to tell if you are a Wisconsinite:

You seem to attract a lot of angry horn blares when you're driving in another state.

Rob McLean said...

Most of these (except for the ones involving cheese and the Packers) could apply to Michiganders (of which I am one).

EDH said...

You mean shorts and Diabetic Edema socks with Extra Wide Feet and Calves.

FIFY.

Bruce Hayden said...

Some of it is unique to Wisconsin, but some just to cold country. Was in Boulder, CO a week or two ago to so my kid, and surprising how many there were walking (and not jogging) in the high forties in temperature. I suspect that the temperature that people will wear shorts in depends on how cold the location is, and that often means how far north. At college in the North Country of NY, 50 or so was when bare legs emerged from the winter, with guys wearing shorts and the girls wearing dresses and skirts (without tights, etc. underneath). My understanding (never having lived in WI, and visited there only sporadically) is that it isn't as cold a state as some of the other states even nearby (yes, I am thinking of Minnesota, but also maybe the Michigan UP).

Every place has its unique look though. I remember driving back to CO from DC some decades ago, and saw some guy in cut offs and hiking boots, without a shirt, hitchhiking west on I-70. I think that I was still in PA at the time. Sure enough, he was heading to Colorado, and it turned out to Breckenridge, some 20 miles from where I was headed.

Some of the stuff though is probably really indicative of Wisconsin. We have known forever about its cheese, and everything associated with cheese. And, some of the rest of the stuff was just weird. I don't think that I could really handle the wild sports spectator stuff, unless I had maybe grown up with it. Why would anyone in their right mind older than maybe 13 paint their face for a football game?

Patrick said...

I agree with MadisonMan. This list, however, had the advantage of just a slide show, so the entire page didn't have to reload for each item.

The Cracker Emcee said...


"Ways to tell if you are a Wisconsinite:

You seem to attract a lot of angry horn blares when you're driving in another state"

I laughed because this is true for Washington as well. Compared to most Eastern states, Washingtonians are stoically reluctant to hit the horn. Outside of Seattle, anyway.

Curious George said...

You know you're a Wisconsinite when you think it's okay to sit in the goddamn left lane on I94 all the way from Madison to Milwaukee because you are doing one mile over the speed limit.

jacksonjay said...

I wonder if Dilbert wears short pants?
Is my son John allowed to wear short pants?

dreams said...

Middle age couples out and about with the woman almost invariably wearing jeans and the man wearing shorts just seems not right to me.

Meade said...

@MadisonMan, the link goes to just one of the pages.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

You know you're a Wisconsinite when you think it's okay to sit in the goddamn left lane on I94 all the way from Madison to Milwaukee because you are doing one mile over the speed limit.

This aggravating behavior applies to Washington as well. When I visit home (Seattle) after years of driving in Texas I want to murder everyone else on the road.

Char Char Binks said...

When in doubt, I just look at my driver's license.

Unknown said...

men in pants?