Transcending Time and Space

I mentioned a few posts ago that I recently spent some time at the State Historical Society combing through old microfilm for some work research.  There really can be no more entertaining endeavor than sitting for hours soaking in the zeitgeist of some past era as told by the newspapers of that time. In my […]

Killin\’ Time

If you\’re at work, counting down the minutes until Christmas, then waste some time perusing The Smoking Gun\’s Top 20 Mugshots of the Year.  Also, check out this short movie, which played before Wall-E in theaters.  It\’s a big hit in my household: You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

Bank It: I Am an Idiot

This afternoon, I had to run to the bank to deposit one of my meager paychecks.  When I got out on the road, I grew very worried.  Every road in Madison was jam-packed with cars.  I wanted to know what I was missing – it looked exactly like it would look if there were an […]

Who Am I?

TAKE A GUESS: My team has lost three of its last four games, dropping out of the playoffs – during which time I have thrown exactly one touchdown and six interceptions.  The one game we did win was on a fluke miracle defensive touchdown against the Bills when they inexplicably tried to throw the ball […]

I Rule the Road

I\’m not usually one to blow my own horn (which I don\’t think is legal in Wisconsin anymore), but I do have to admit – I am the greatest snow driver of all time.  I consider those of you who stay home because a little snow falls to be weak of spirit and onion-deficient.  My […]

Crying Out for an Answer

I was reading  some old newspaper microfilm in the State Historical Society the other day, doing some research for work.  As long as I was there, I thought I\’d look up the press account from a family tragedy that befell us in 1977.  And I have to admit it – going back and thinking about […]

A Conversation with Sven and Ole

Ole: Well, Sven, now that my Democrats are fully in charge of this state, we\’re finally gonna see some changes around here. Sven: I\’m not really into politics, Ole.  Howdya mean things\’ll be different? Ole: Well for starters, we Democrats are finally gonna do something to stop people, especially the teenagers, from smoking.  Our Governor […]

The Kids Are Alright

Each year, the senior class at the UW-Madison Journalism School issues a magazine they call \”Curb\” that serves as their class project.  This year, they honored me by publishing a story about blogging featuring yours truly: Christian Schneider led a double political life. By day, he was a diligent aide to a Republican state senator. […]

Trouble Brewin\’ for the Yankees

From the New York Post: Prior to Yankee GM Brian Cashman\’s meeting with CC Sabathia yesterday in Las Vegas, there was a feeling in the baseball universe the stud free-agent lefty would eventually re-sign with the Brewers. Since the Yankees\’ six-year, $140 million has been in front of Sabathia for more than a month, there […]