Multimedia The Minnesota judgment hammer Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint By David Gillette | 02/03/2014 The summoning of our fair state’s name abroad stirs images of a tragic Hobbit living beneath a glacier. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint Name: Email: Comment: Get MinnPost in your email inbox: Sign up You can also learn about all our free newsletter options. Comments (2) Submitted by Doug Gray on 02/03/2014 - 11:17 am. hammer time I went to school in upstate New York, where the prevailing theory was that nothing actually existed west of, say, Ohio and that “people from Minnesota” were in reality part of a covert operation to force Eastern schoolchildren to learn pointless geography. Later I met several Minnesotans in the U.S. Foreign Service and overseas; our idea was that Minnesotans either joined the Foreign Service or the Foreign Legion in order to escape ice dams and such. Log in to Reply Submitted by Pat Brady on 02/04/2014 - 08:31 am. geography lesson Received a email from a tour guide I met in Istanbul Turkey last October. He wanted to know if I was ok in January, with all the snow he saw on an international weather report about MN. Yesterday I received another email and he wondered if winter is over in MN? I don’t have the heart to tell him that it snowed last May. Reminds me of a joke. Tourist in MN: What do you all do around here in the summer? Minnesotan: Well, if it fall on a Sunday we usually have a picnic! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.