This weekend is one of the few weekends in the year that I look forward to with much anticipation: Sons of Munich! The others are Maibock and Trivia.
Sure, it's just a glorified kegger wrapped in all sorts of pomp & circumstance with a variety show in the middle, but it the best party I've ever been to. Everything about it is magical, from the land to the lake, up the hill at the Schwartzwald and down to the main gate, but it is especially about the people. This party has been happening annually for over 30 years, we call it "post doctoral" partying. Our friend Pete, who had his rookie year last year, said it best when he said, "Every party I've ever been to is a piece of shit compared to this."
The rules are simple: only those who have been attending for four years can bring anyone new (a "rookie") to the party, once you're there you don't leave - all food & drink is provided, if you see someone who needs help, help them, i…
Where do you get your
To be honest with you, I was
raised Roman Catholic and most of my morals come from there. However,
one doesn't need to be religious, or to believe in some sort of
Divine Punishment to know that killing, stealing and fucking your
neighbor's wife are all shitty things to do. And there are plenty of
cultures that came up with societal rules with absolutely no exposure
to the Judeo-Christian God.
You'll grow out of your
I'm 50. I've been an atheist
longer than I was Catholic.
So you want to outlaw
Not at all. I'd prefer if
you kept your religion out of my politics, however.
You're what's wrong
That is an offensive
statement without any merit.
95% of the world
believes in God. Doesn't that say something?
Ah, the old vox populi!
That doesn't prove anything. 95% of the world could believe in
unicorns, but it wouldn't make them real.
It takes just as much
faith to be…
Wow. I'm just stunned. Anyone who has had anything to do with community theater in St. Cloud in the past 20 years has worked in some capacity with Seth Parent. And I am sure there are many people who drive around here who saw him riding around on his custom 3-wheel motorcycle with the quarter-barrel beer kegs as gas tanks.
Seth always got the bad guy roles. Well, just look at him, the dark eyes, the goatee, the dark hair... he also had a love of medieval weaponry and a penchant for magic. He made a great bad guy. But he also had a funny, intelligent part that we all got to see in rehearsal and read in his writing.
When he wasn't acting he worked. When I first met him he was working as a skinner at the Long Prairie slaughterhouse. He had to quit when his wrists just couldn't stand the strain anymore, I don't think anyone had thought of carpel tunnel syndrome back in those days. So he left the glamorous world of the abattoir for the bindery at Quebecor. I didn…