After our civilization disappears and the planet eventually recovers and its new inhabitants dig to learn more about the species that once roamed the globe, maybe they’ll find this:
It was a smelt festival in Duluth, which celebrates the small fish that people used to eat fresh from roadside stands.
The smelt with the Prince theme?
“Last year I was inspired because there was a Smelt Queen and I thought there should be a Prince Smelt,” Becca DeBoer told the Duluth News Tribune, calling it an homage to the singer.
Would that violate the law the Minnesota Legislature is kicking around to protect the likeness of Prince?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.