According to Google Analytics, which are far from
perfect, the only state in the union never to have visited Haglund's Heel is
North Dakota. What gives? Haglund has driven across North Dakota several times
and can attest to the beauty of the state and the efficiency of its interstate
system. He's never made a joke about Fargo or the associated charming accent.
He will always respect and admire the moose.
Haglund recognizes that North Dakota has a few issues
that perhaps it should focus on more than reading this blog. Why, just
yesterday he read a survey in the April issue of Vanity Fair which suggested
that a lot of people in the U.S., Democrats and Republicans alike, think it
would be a good idea to combine the two Dakotas into one state. Can you
imagine? The single name "Dakota" sure does have more sex appeal and impact
than "North Dakota" or "South Dakota." Just listen:
"Where'ya from?" "Dakota." or "Where'ya from?" "North Dakota." Why
didn't anyone think of combining these states before?
The reported results of the VF survey were a little
sketchy and they were definitely pitched more toward entertainment than substantive analysis; so it was with some relief that Haglund fanned back a few
pages (pp. 69-70) to see a couple of pictures of some real life serious pitching
with The Great Mariano Riveradecked out in a Canali collection that will be
flying off the racks in all stores everywhere by noon tomorrow. Holy moly, what
an impossibly handsome guy, and does he ever relate to the camera with that
smile. If those pictures don't start the whole city's Yankee Hormones raging
for the season, nothing will. The size of his right paw makes the baseball look
like a ping pong ball.
Turn the page and there's another set of impressive paws
– those of Mikhail Baryshnikovin the Louis Vuitton ad with Annie Leibovitz.
Misha stands atop a pair of bear paws that are less than pretty but they support
an easy, elegant posture that brings back so many wonderful memories. The ad
directs the viewer tolouisvuittonjourneys.comwhere there is a brief sit down
discussion between Misha and Annie about dance photography, aging, and
choreo-graphic collaboration. "I really hate dance photography," he says. Go
Come to Haglund, North Dakota. Here's a link to the famous moose
ballet video, Dance at the Sprinkler. The Corps de Meese is pretty young, but shows great spirit and