Minneapolis city councilmen are largely crazy. It’s not the city that does it to them; it’s the other way around. They also seem to be having some sort of competition.
Peacocking was a popular trend for about 5 minutes that was reputed to get you more attention. The new trend is to be an actual peacock. Unfortunately, you can’t fly on airplanes as a peacock, but at least you’ve got those feathers. Also, hotel room prices tend to be fairly gougeworthy during major events like the Super Bowl, but there’s always something for a semi-reasonable amount.
It’s surprisingly common to be hit by a train even with all our modern safety measures. It’s much less common to be shot in a formal duel. Even if you win you’ll go to prison, so if someone calls you a rascal, just ignore them.