…You might start to realize that the people you\’ve been drinking with actually stink. From our friends in Scotland: A PUB regular has been barred from his favourite Dunfermline boozer for indiscriminate wind breaking. Management at the bar say Stewart Laidlaw \”revels\” in his bouts of flatulence and other punters have almost been sick after […]
I apologize for presenting you with this tough choice, but you may have to put off watching American Idol tonight in order to watch this debate on campaign finance reform. Since FEC vs. Wisconsin Right to Life is slated for oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 25th, this debate is timely – […]
I was talking with one of my guys in the Capitol the other day, and he mentioned that his office was getting a lot of calls opposing Governor Doyle\’s proposed $1.25 cigarette tax increase. Apparently, some stores are passing out cards with their cigarettes that say \”call your legislator and oppose the increased cigarette tax.\” […]
I figured since I\’m watching American Idol tonight, I might as well live blog it. Following the show, I plan on drowning myself by immersing my head in mayonnaise. It\’s Gwen Stefani night, and I\’m not sure what that really means. They are doing her songs, or songs that Gwen likes, or songs that she\’s […]
I can\’t tell you how happy I was to find this clip on YouTube. One of my favorite songs ever off my favorite album ever. The music and video are about a second off, but you get the picture.
I was amused by reading Jeff Van Gundy’s recent proposal to allow all NBA teams into the draft lottery. Why? Because he thinks the current lottery rewards losing, and that teams may tank near the end of the year to have a better chance at a good pick. And guess what team he played last […]
My latest column on the Wisconsin Supreme Court race is up at WPRI. Check it out.
Recently the Associated Press reported that a court in New Delhi has banned cigarette smoking and cell phone usage while driving a vehicle. They assume that these acts distract people from driving safely. So if we\’re going to ban distractions behind the wheel, shouldn\’t we ban radios, passengers, eating and even roadside advertising? In the […]
In 1939, legendary French director Jean Renoir released “Rules of The Game,” a film that still frequently resides at the top of many “Greatest Movies in History” lists. The film was a madcap satire of French society in the late 1930s, portraying the governing class as crude, oversexed, and naïve to the realities of the world. When […]
As I mentioned in the State Journal story about me, I have a younger sister who is being deployed to Iraq. As luck would have it, she spent a week at Ft. McCoy before being shipped out this week, so I was able to drive up and see her for a couple hours on Saturday […]
I\’ve said in the past that I actually do genuinely feel sorry for gays and lesbians, as their potential pool of lovers is so much smaller. Which makes this story all the more sad. Even though this woman got scammed, I empathize with her. Although the Dukes of Hazzard scene is priceless.
Yesterday, WPRI released my study on cable competition. Articles on the study appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the Racine Journal Times (same AP story, complete with entertaining reader comments). I also appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, which can be heard here. Fox 6 news in Milwaukee also ran […]
Some of you may remember my post about perennial Madison mayoral candidate and noted crazy person Will Sandstrom at the old blog. Well, someone sent me his blog, complete with a 33,000 word post – so make yourself a sandwich, sit down, and enjoy! Oh, and keep in mind – 2.6% of voters in Madison […]
So for Christmas last year, I got my wife a year long \”wine of the month\” membership at Barriques. It\’s actually great – they do a really good job picking out wines, although the downside is that you have to go to the store and pick them up once a month. I was working late […]
The South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, remains one of the great events that I have yet to attend. And it\’s killing me, as my hipster cred is eroding with every year I fail to make the trip. Anyway, my friend Stephen Thompson, now online music editor at NPR, spent the last few days […]