Monday, September 11, 2006

Proud to Be A Minnesotan

Once again, Lexis's "Fact or Fiction" has provided a more compelling incite into our legal system than my classes have. This time, it has taught me that the legislature of my great state... the only state to actually vote for Mondale for President... has an "Official State Muffin" and it is Blueberry.1

This led me to several observations/questions.
First, why did they waste the time to even consider a law declaring an official "State Muffin"?

Second, what else did they consider besides blueberry? Was there actual debate over which muffin will be the "official" one? ("Blueberry," "NO! Bran, we need more fiber in our diets!" "I prefer lemon poppy seed" "Shut up, opium boy!")

Third, what muffin, besides blueberry, would be able to establish enough of a consensus to be the official state muffin? Maybe chocolate-chocolate chip... but probably there would be some health freaks who couldn't imagine a chocolate muffin representing their state.

Finally, how can anyone deny that Minnesota is a great state? We have an official muffin. This week, muffins. Next week, official hot breakfast beverage (my vote: mochachino).

1See MINN. STAT. ยง 1.1496 (2005) ("The blueberry muffin is adopted as the official muffin of the state of Minnesota.")


At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We also have an official drink: milk.

At 10:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ran across the same question on Lexis and was wondering if there was something further in the statute that said the muffin had to be made with butter from Minnesota or Wisconsin cows...

To be fair, the butter IS better up there.

Missing my summer officemate

At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

check your spelling on your authors (right sidebar)


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