Every Friday on GoMN.com Dana Wessel answers your questions. Music, sports, pop culture, whatever you want. Have a question? You can tweet them to @DanaWessel or email him at Dana@GoMN.com.

Looking for some cool stuff to do this weekend? We are throwing another Go Show Friday at First Ave with Superorganism. Get your tickets and come party.

Also, Go Radio will be hanging out at the Uptown Art Fair all weekend. We are going to set up shop in the Lotus parking lot. DJs spinning tunes, brews, lots of fun. Can’t wait to see you all this weekend.

Alright, onto the questions!

Q: Dude get on Fortnite already. – JJ

I can’t. I just can’t. I know how this will end. My wife went out of town the other weekend and I sat there on the couch thinking about finally trying it. After some soul-searching I decided I just can’t do it. I am going to get obsessed with this game. It will start innocently enough. I will be intrigued when I start, get frustrated that I suck so I obsess over it, then before I know it I will be spending tons of money on armor, guns and crap all while screaming at 10-year olds through a headset.

I have an addictive personality when it comes to video games and completion. I have been playing Zelda: Breath of the Wild for over a year now. I have long beat the game but keep playing it to complete mundane tasks like fully leveling up armor and finding those little seeds that look like poop. I go all-in. Once a girlfriend and I got into this dumb farming game on our phones and had competing farms with each other. Started as kind of a joke, something fun to do on the phone, but before I knew it was paying money to download extra fertilizer and setting alarms in the middle of the night so I could harvest crops at peak times. It was ridiculous.

So no, I am not gonna go chasing Fortnite, I am going to stick to the Marios and Contras I am used to.

Q: So I just went to the Target Center LifeTime…turned the corner and the whole AC Milan team was there working out.  Unfortunately, I’m not a big soccer guy so probably don’t realize how big of a deal that it. What would Dana have done in that situation? – Pat

Ah, I don’t think I would have bugged them. Annoying them during a team workout doesn’t seem like something they would be too thrilled about. That’s one of the things those European soccer teams love about doing preseason in America — they can go incognito for the most part. Plus, I am not all that passionate about AC Milan, if it were Chelsea I would have probably breathlessly ran up to players a decade younger than me and asked them awkward questions. So I guess I am kinda glad that wasn’t the case.

I think there should be a few guidelines when it comes to bugging celebrities. Obviously it’s your life and you can do what you want, but here are my thoughts on the matter:

  • Don’t bug them if they are eating at a restaurant. If they are walking in or out? Sure, I guess. But don’t go slide into their booth for a selfie while they are mid-wing. Let them eat. Let them enjoy their company.
  • Leave them alone if they are with their kids. That should just be common sense.
  • Go for the selfie or whatever if you see them at the thing they are famous for. Example, I saw Landon Donovan at a Minnesota United event where he was flown in to basically be Landon Donovan and talk to people. I had no problem asking him for a picture. It’s why he was there. Same if you see a band after a show or a player after a ball game. That’s all fair game.
  • Don’t lay flat on your back and shimmy under the bathroom stall for a selfie while they are using the toilet. Again, kinda common sense.
  • Don’t overstay your welcome. You can probably read their body language pretty well once they are over the selfie/hello interaction they had with you. Don’t linger or ask if they want to come home to your place for Fig Newtons and Red Bull.

Q: Are hot dogs a junk food or a meal? – Anna

Just like a lot of things in life Anna I think it all depends on the specifics of the situation.

Are you at one of those trendy bars that serves the fancy kinda gourmet hotdogs loaded with toppings that comes with a side of something like, say,  kettle chips? Well, that my friend is considered a meal.

However, is it 2am and you just got home from the bar and you are standing in front of the microwave staring at it like a zombie waiting for the timer to reach zero on a handful of Oscar Meyer weiners that you shoved in there sans plate and you plan on eating them with your bare hands? Well, Anna, that is junk food. But also kind of heroic? I’ll let you decide.

Everything in between those two extreme scenarios will be judged on a case-by-case basis.

Q: I saw your tweet about [Brian] Dozier. Going to miss him so much I just loved him. Any other thoughts on the trade in general? – Andi

It is a tough situation. I understand the business behind the move. It all makes sense. Dozier’s contract is up, might as well get something for him. Doesn’t mean you aren’t bummed to see a guy as good as Dozier leave. I was lucky enough to spend some time around him over the years at the station and I can honestly say he is one of the nicest dudes ever — not just “nicest baseball player” — nicest dudes ever.

It is perfectly acceptable to be bummed out as a fan when your favorite player leaves, even if it was a smart business decision. The so called “smart” fans like to criticize others for getting emotional. Don’t let them.

Q: Why don’t people meet in super cute ways like in the movies? My friends and I were talking the other day and it seems like every guy we meet is either while drinking at a bar or on Tinder. Uksdfksdi9eaiejga bah. Thanks. – Amanda

This question immediately reminded me of a time in college when I started seeing a girl I met at this now-closed party bar called Bootleggers. I was going to meet up with her one night and be introduced to her friends for the first time.

“Oh, don’t tell them we met at Bootleggers,” she told me. “That’s just trashy.”

For whatever reason it has long been a thing that couples want to have a perfect meeting story and are embarrassed to say they met over Fireball shots. I get it, I guess. They even made an entire How I Met Your Mother episode about it.

But the bottom line is that the easiest way possible to meet someone is to do it at a bar or on an app. We like things that are easy and simple. Doing it any differently requires a lot more work. You see someone cute at a coffee shop reading your favorite book ever? It’s on you to do the rest. The universe is only going to take things so far. Fortune favors the bold and all that.

Alright, that’ll do it for this week. Let’s all raise a tall glass of orange juice and toast to the weekend! Summer is wrapping up. Make the last few weeks count.

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