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Continued: Humorous Minneapolis map draws sharp criticism

  • Article by: BILL WARD , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 29, 2013 - 10:20 AM

The Minneapolis map, like the others, included some profanity. Ironically, the local mapmaker said she had received more praise for identifying “that f---ing Kmart” on Lake Street than she did complaints about the north Minneapolis comments.

She should have anticipated some brickbats, said local comedian Rox Tarrant.

“The late [comedian] Wild Bill Bauer once told me if you don’t offend at least one person in the audience, you haven’t done your job,” she said. “I do think Minnesotans, from a regional perspective, are overly concerned about saying something that may offend.”

Which can happen even for those with the best of intentions, as Hansen recounted.

“I once had a woman tell me after a show that she was bothered by my self-deprecating jokes about my own weight,” he said. “She then added that I didn’t need to make fun of myself because ‘You are very smart for your size.’ ”

 

Bill Ward • 612-673-7643

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