Here is a Yooper (UP'er = Upper Peninsula Michigan resident) joke for you guys:
Day of Judgment!
A curious fellow died one day and found himself waiting in the long line of judgment. As he stood there he noticed that some souls were allowed to march right through the pearly gates into Heaven. Others though, were led over to Satan who threw them into the burning pit. But every so often, instead of hurling a poor soul into the fire, Satan would toss a soul off to one side into a small pile. After watching Satan do this several times, the fellow's curiosity got the best of him. So he strolled over and asked Satan what he was doing. "Excuse me, Prince of Darkness," he said. "I'm waiting in line for judgment, but I couldn't help wondering, why are you tossing those people aside instead of flinging them into the Fires of Hell with the others?" "Ah, those . . ." Satan said with a groan. "They're all Yoopers. They're still too cold and wet to burn."
Here is one of the best Michigan jokes I've ever come across.
Two guys from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan die and wake up in Hell. The next day the Devil stops in to check on them and sees them dressed in parkas, mittens and bomber hats warming themselves around the fire. The Devil asks them, "What are you doing? Isn't it hot enough for you?" The guys reply,"Vell, ya know, we're from nordern Michigan, the land and of snow and ice and cold. We're just happy for a chance to warm up a little bit, ya know." The Devil decides that these two aren't miserable enough and turns up the heat.The next morning he stops in again and there they are, still dressed in parkas, hats and mittens. The Devil asks them again, "Its awfully hot down here, can't you guys feel that?"
Again the two guys reply, "Vell, like we told you yesterday, we're from nordern Michigan, the land of snow and ice ! and cold.We're just happy for a chance to warm up a vee bit, ya know."
This gets the Devil quite steamed so he decides to fix the two guys.He cranks the heat up as high as it will go. The people are wailing and screaming every where. He stops by the room with the two guys from Michigan and finds them in light jackets and hats, grilling walleye and drinking beer. The Devil is astonished, "Everyone down here is in abject misery, and you two seem to be enjoying yourself."
The two Michiganders reply, "Vell, ya know, we don't get too much varm weather up dere in da UP, we've just got to have a fish fry when the veather's this nice."
The Devil is absolutely furious; he can hardly see straight. Finally he comes up with the answer. The two guys love the heat because they have been cold all their lives. The Devil decides to turn all the heat off in Hell. The next morning, the temperature is below zero, icicles are hanging everywhere, people are shivering so bad that they are unable to wail,moan and gnash their teeth. The Devil smiles and heads for the room with theMichiganders.gets there and finds them back in their parkas, bomber hats, and mittens. They are jumping up and down, cheering, yelling and screaming like mad men. The Devil is dumb founded, "I don't understand, when I turn up the heat you're happy. Now its freezing cold and you're still happy. What is wrong with you two?"
The Michiganders look at the Devil in surprise, "Vell, don't ya know, if Hell froze over dat must mean da Lions von da super bowl.