leberknodelsüppe: good for your soul | 8:05 pm | 5 October 2010
TWEET: Also: Wisconsinites never … | 4:25 pm | 31 August 2010
Also: Wisconsinites never use the term “Sconnie.” Ever. RT @ebertchicago Chicagoans never use the word “Chitown.” Ever.
TWEET: A Shakespeare in … | 3:39 am | 19 August 2010
Metafilter 10th party | 2:14 pm | 18 July 2009
See you at MetaFilter 10th anniversary party in Madison, WI: http://bit.ly/mefi10madison #mefi10
here we go again, winter | 5:18 pm | 22 December 2008
my new job | 9:36 am | 3 September 2008
bryant’s is back! | 2:49 pm | 17 July 2008
the cheese goes in bloody marys, by the way | 7:09 am | 3 June 2008
the winter that would not give up | 2:57 am | 28 April 2008
It. Is. Fucking. Snowing. Outside.
OFFICIALLY SPRING! | 6:47 pm | 10 March 2008
ZOMG OUR MAYOR ROCKS. If they sell souvenier copies of this, I’m framing one:
“Whereas, the winter of 2007-2008 will go down as one of the most severe in Madison history with record snowfall, strong winds, freezing rain, below zero temperatures and now, on top of it all, Brett Favre retires (for cryin’ out loud), and
“Whereas, these conditions make us better, hardier people of higher character than our friends who have fled to places like Florida where they can’t even get a primary election right; and
“Whereas, even with those advantages, we’ve had ENOUGH already; and
“Whereas, Madison has never been a community that simply accepts the status quo whether that be the results of national elections, the realities of nuclear fallout, general market conditions, or, for that matter, mere astronomical forces; and
“Whereas, Spring is a state of mind brought on by the thought of paddle sports and the sight of sleek new canoes and other cool canoe gear;, and
“Whereas, Madison has been described as so many square miles surrounded by reality; and
“Whereas, Madison has been growing at a nice pace which must mean that reality is therefore shrinking; and
“Whereas, reality is overrated.
“Now, therefore, be it resolved that Spring officially begins in the City of Madison at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9.”
first sign of spring!! | 4:09 pm | 29 February 2008
The annual will-Favre-retire-or-won’t-he? BS-fest has begun! This means that surely these nine feet of snow will melt someday, eventually… I hope.
taking a good thing too far | 6:27 am | 17 January 2008
mystery pizza phenomenon | 6:26 am |
Pizza takes better if it’s cut in squares. Why?
cats and dogs living together | 7:48 am | 7 January 2008
So I’m getting ready to get ready for work, and it’s even darker than usual for a winter morning, and I’m starting to wonder if the clocks are wrong. And then I hear this rumbling and figure it’s another snow plow, but realize that’d be like, the tenth snow plow in fifteen minutes.
WE’RE HAVING A THUNDERSTORM.
SUBURPIA IS BACK! | 4:55 pm | 4 January 2008
“Take the twisty off, lower the bag and start eating down,’ Foley told one customer after handing her a sandwich. ‘Don’t take it out of the bag.'” EXACTLY.
Suburpia finally re-(re-re-)opens. Whew! I almost drove to Milwaukee the other day but found out it wasn’t open yet. Back when I worked at the Journal, they had just reopened the first time down on Plankinton, and my friend D was practically hyperventilating about it, and couldn’t believe I’d never had one.* I thought she was crazy, but those sandwiches were as addictive as promised.
For years I’ve wondered about those secret spices. I think soy sauce and celery salt play a part, as do the cut of the onions. We’ll have to get to Milwaukee again soon.
*There had been one on Brady when I first moved to Milwaukee, but what did I know? and it closed fairly soon after that.
user experience + football | 11:14 am | 13 November 2007
Lambeau Field #1 in fan-experience rating. I don’t know how they got $30 for parking, though. We went to the Chargers game this year and felt quite spendy paying $15, but they were also offering tailgating and a bathroom!
#85 . | 8:47 am | 22 October 2007
Max McGee died this weekend, in typical Max McGee fashion — he was up on his roof, with a leaf-blower, and fell. The dumb dummy! Can you imagine what his wife was thinking? Mostly distraught, I suppose, but there HAD to be a part of her thinking, I fucking told him that would happen. He was a great character and a good man, and we’ll miss him.
Here are some choice quotes, which text really can’t do justice to —
“So, where do does dew come from? The ground, or the sky?”
“When it’s third-and-10, you can take the milk drinkers and I’ll take the whiskey drinkers every time.”
“I waddled in about 7:30 in the morning, and I could barely stand up for the kickoff.”
“What’d happen if I put my microphone in my beer?”
John Madden + my new happy place | 10:48 am | 24 August 2007
My new happy place? Is imagining a whole football team of Brett Favre clones, playing against another football team made of Brett Favre clones.
The Muffler Man wants to say hello to you. | 9:51 am | 2 July 2007
15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct | 11:35 am | 20 June 2007
We went to the Brewers-Giants game last night, and had a great time. Hats, bratwursts, expensive beer, and omg, the Brewers won. However… the amount, volume, and vitriol of the boos and taunts delivered to Barry Bonds (we were in the third-base bleachers) was so nasty that now I’m rooting for the guy! Don’t be mean.
The banners that just had * on them were pretty clever, though…
snow days | 7:02 pm | 1 March 2007
Wow, I think I sound bitter and cutty today. It’s probably just living on ice planet Hoth starting to get to me. I’m looking forward to spring.
We got 15-24 inches of snow last weekend, and then we got some more:
Here’s the view from my window at work (hey, at least I’ve got a window, right?!):
Our snowman has a much better attitude. Yay, snowman.
thin ice | 6:46 am | 29 January 2007
It used to be that some yahoo falling through the ice was the first sign of spring here, like robins are for less ice-fishing states. This winter* has been pretty warm; Lake Monona only froze recently, and not very much. News trucks are now driving into the icy waters to warn others of the danger.
OK, it’s 12°F right now, but this is a new thing
Halloween TiVo Alert! | 1:16 pm | 31 October 2006
Mark Borchardt and Mike Shank (“American Movie” and “Coven“) are hosting a Halloween showing of “Night of the Living Dead” tonight on G4. They’ll also be airing Mark’s 1984 classic, “I Blow Up.”
If you’re in Milwaukee tonight, they’re looking for people to show up as zombies to be extras in the “live” movie Mark’s making.
Beerfest: The Dude Abides | 3:29 pm | 14 August 2006
Milwaukee Admirals: You’re on notice! | 7:47 am | 3 August 2006
The Milwaukee Admirals got a hideous new logo which, given this article, not a rebranding of the team on their own but merely as a brand extension of the agency and it’s dick-tastic sounding owner and his obsession with skeletons. Great jorb.
Via number-one hockey fan CzelticGirl
playing telephone | 2:37 pm | 27 April 2006
To be all retroswank with my new phone, I thought I’d look up a better way to give out the number on the Telephone EXchange Names Project. According to the Ma Bell recommendation list, our options are:
When I was laying in bed the other night thinking about this, I mistakenly thought that ALlerton would be awesome, as the next digits are one and zero, so you could say “ALlerTEN” and go on with the number, but I was half asleep and so wholly wrong. I’m afraid that CLearwater would be a bit of a fudge given the muck in the lakes over the summer, but it seems to be the best option, since there’s no mountains here, and I hated those stupid big red dog books. Though a CLinton number would be sweet, politically. Any votes?
indecision 2006 (Green Bay edition) | 1:10 pm | 17 April 2006
While the Green and Gold lie dormant | 10:45 am | 24 March 2006
Things to do in Green Bay when the Packers are dead. Also, toilet-papering the coaches and players homes props up the local economy.