Friday, February 23, 2007

A Town Called Nimrod

Nimrod. It’s a place many would love to call home. Or not.

I passed this sign on the way up to visit clients in Bemidji, MN and I have to say, I found it particularly odd that someone would name a town “Nimrod” unless of course they had a really poor sense of humor or some sort of self-hatred disorder.

“Hi, I’m Jenni and I live in Nimrod, MN…By choice.”

Yeah, not so much.

So when I arrived home I decided to do some research and I Googled “Nimrod, MN” and this is what I found.

“Nimrod is a city in Wadena County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 75 at the 2000 census.
Nimrod is one of the smallest incorporated towns in Minnesota. It is included on most major maps…”

Ah, HA! Apparently 75 Nimrods live in Nimrod…I wonder if they have a Mayor? If not, I wonder if they need one…Or if they’ve ever had any applicants. Afterall, being the mayor of Nimord would not only carry with it an AWESOME title, but the praise and distinction of being a mayor in an incorporated town that is included on MOST major maps…but not all of them.

The demographics are even more surprising, according to Wikipedia, “As of the census2 of 2000, there were 75 people, 35 households, and 17 families residing in the city...The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.”

Now here’s a surprise, the racial makeup of Nimrod is "100% white."

I don’t know one brotha who would be caught dead living in a town called Nimrod…As a matter of fact, I think you’d most probably have a better chance getting him to move to “Cracker” or possibly “Honkey.”

Definitely not Nimrod.

But the best part of Nimrod is that apparantly THIS GUY lives there. Go figure.

A true Nimrod from Nimord. How special, and at the same time, mind-numbingly ironic.

And if you thought that was great, check this out. Apparantly there was a book about “The Chronicles of Life in Nimrod, MN.” That unfortunately is now out of print…Here is the cover:

I can’t even begin to make this up. The people from Nimrod wrote a book about their life and on the cover they chose to put a huge fuscia ass in a pink flamingo-filled garden.

First of all, are those skorts? Secondly, Do you think this poor woman knows that her picture (in that compromising weed-pulling positon) was chosen to dawn the cover of a book about her town? Is it also OK to assume that if she did know, she would think twice about bending over in public during daylight ever again?

Could Nimrod quite possibly be some obscure city between Canada and Oz?

I’m beginning to wonder myself.


Bud said...

This is so hard to believe but there it is. The cover of that book kind of says a lot, doesn't it? Are they all so clueless that nobody ever petitioned to change the name?

Steph said...

Maybe she's not pulling weeds. Yeah...maybe the Nimrod Chronicles is actually a book about a small cultish town and their deviant sexual exploits. That would explain so much in that picture. It would also explain why my ex-boyfriend is bragging about it on his Myspace profile.

And I miss you too! I'll call you soon. :)

Danika said...

HA HA HA!!! Mark from Nimrod is totally my new boyfriend...

Love how he used "custom glitter text" to specify that Who He Wants To Meet is "100% HOT... chicks" and 'chicks' is totally an afterthought.

Grad School Reject said...

If you ever want to start a "Honkytown" I will move there and vote for you to be mayor.

NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

If I were black I'd move to Nimrod, and have a shirt printed that said, "I am THE Black Nimrod."

mysterygirl! said...

This is too much fun. Maybe the people of Nimrod invented those lawn ornaments that look like a lady in a polka-dot dress bending over...

Jenni for mayor of Honkytown!

LZ Blogger said...

Hey there's an idea... get all the Nomrods to actually move there... No wait that's already happend but it's called Washington D.C.! ~ jb///

flea said...

hahahaha who would've thought? i never would've? and i love how she's bending over to pull weeds on the cover, "classy"

Momentary Academic said...

Excellent post. Nimrod. hahahaha! *breathe* hahahahahaha!

heather k said...

We have to drive through Nimrod to get to my mom-in-law's cabin...admittedly, I let out a "Jennifer Loskota snort" everytime we pass the sign for Nimrod.

Brynne said...

Nimrod...it just flows off the tongue!

Anonymous said...

OK, I must know - since I am the real Jennifer Loskota.......how do you know about the snort, except maybe you are the Heather and Jen from Aramark?? I'm dying to know! LOL

snort snort