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2013-09-21 08:17:27 AM  
I am sure. And don't call me serious.

Wait
 
2013-09-21 08:46:14 AM  
Shirley, why can't you be so serious.

Ummm...
 
2013-09-21 08:50:47 AM  
I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.
 
2013-09-21 09:14:46 AM  

johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.


No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?
 
2013-09-21 09:40:58 AM  

sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?


WZAZ the station where Disco Lives Forever!
 
2013-09-21 10:04:24 AM  
Robert Hays needs just a little more makeup in that picture. Yikes.
 
2013-09-21 10:14:35 AM  
It's worse than Detroit.
 
2013-09-21 10:14:50 AM  

sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?


The Wisconsin Dells AND the House on the Rock!
 
2013-09-21 10:15:49 AM  

sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?


A lot of forests, rivers, lakes, and prairie that makes for good hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.  Hard to find anything else like that in the region.  Certainly not in any of the states that border Wisconsin.
 
2013-09-21 10:20:05 AM  

sno man: No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?


The Bronze Fonz, a bronze statue of Henry Winkler in his role as Arthur Fonzarelli on Happy Days, is in Milwaukee.
 
2013-09-21 10:21:19 AM  
Well the airplane directors/writers were from Wisconsin (Jim Abrahams and the Zuckers ), so it's not that random. The other cool thing we owe Jim Abrahams is the re-emergence of the ketogenic diet for childhood epilepsy (http://www.charliefoundation.org/index.php).
 
2013-09-21 10:21:24 AM  

sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?


Beeeeeeer.....

/want a Leine now
 
2013-09-21 10:36:18 AM  
So is Detroit going to use actors  from  "A Fist Full of Yen" (from the Kentucky Fried Movie)?
 
2013-09-21 10:55:01 AM  
....and Leon's getting lllllaaaarrrrggggeeerrr!
 
2013-09-21 10:57:02 AM  

Bermuda59: So is Detroit going to use actors  from  "A Fist Full of Yen" (from the Kentucky Fried Movie)?


Big Jim Slade should be busting in at any time here.
 
2013-09-21 10:57:29 AM  
I think the should use "have you see ever seen a grown man naked" part in the ads.
 
2013-09-21 10:59:55 AM  

empres77: sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?

Beeeeeeer.....

/want a Leine now


Thanks for that, now it's almost 10 am and I want a Leinie's Honey Weiss.

As for what else we have, like other's have mentioned there's things like Wisconsin Dells, which is basically an entire city devoted to water parks and amusement parks. Seriously, that's the entire town. Various attractions, multiple water/amusement parks, mini golf and go-kart parks, etc. There's the fact that many cities and towns have their own little brew-pubs or breweries. Loads of rivers and lakes to do stuff on or in. Cheese!

Sure a fair number of the residents are a bit redneck and insular, but no place is perfect.
 
2013-09-21 11:05:54 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: As for what else we have, like other's have mentioned there's things like Wisconsin Dells, which is basically an entire city devoted to water parks and amusement parks. Seriously, that's the entire town. Various attractions, multiple water/amusement parks, mini golf and go-kart parks, etc


You're forgetting the best part for Farkers, the foreign students they bring in every summer to work.  If you wanted fairly inexpensive eastern European tail and avoiding a solicitation charge it's the way to go.

/Just don't go north of Chubby's
//Then it becomes 'Deliverance' minus the banjos.
///Glad I got outta there...
 
2013-09-21 11:15:50 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Dingleberry Dickwad: As for what else we have, like other's have mentioned there's things like Wisconsin Dells, which is basically an entire city devoted to water parks and amusement parks. Seriously, that's the entire town. Various attractions, multiple water/amusement parks, mini golf and go-kart parks, etc

You're forgetting the best part for Farkers, the foreign students they bring in every summer to work.  If you wanted fairly inexpensive eastern European tail and avoiding a solicitation charge it's the way to go.

/Just don't go north of Chubby's
//Then it becomes 'Deliverance' minus the banjos.
///Glad I got outta there...


Adams County does have a bit of a rep, but sad to say a lot of the state is like that if you go North past the central Wisconsin area. Had no idea about the foreign students though, but that might be because I'm only ever in the Dells to work on something for a day, or with my kid for a day at one of the parks.
 
2013-09-21 11:19:31 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: There's the fact that many cities and towns have their own little brew-pubs or breweries.


Cool.  Was it always that way, and we hadn't heard of them because they were eclipsed by the megabreweries, or is a recent resurgence when craft brewing became cool again?
 
2013-09-21 11:29:38 AM  
A tourism ad?  What is it?
 
2013-09-21 11:31:25 AM  

flondrix: Dingleberry Dickwad: There's the fact that many cities and towns have their own little brew-pubs or breweries.

Cool.  Was it always that way, and we hadn't heard of them because they were eclipsed by the megabreweries, or is a recent resurgence when craft brewing became cool again?


I think it's a little of both. A lot of the brew pubs and breweries have been around for a while, but I think the knowledge of them is getting out more because of craft brewing becoming popular again. Here's a list of breweries and brew pubs. I know some will say "Well that's not really a lot". Keep in mind that Wisconsin isn't exactly a large or largely populated state. Most cities/towns have less than 20k or so people, and a huge number don't break the 10k mark unless we're talking about a few of the well known larger cities.
 
2013-09-21 11:36:01 AM  
Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.
 
2013-09-21 11:36:31 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Adams County does have a bit of a rep, but sad to say a lot of the state is like that if you go North past the central Wisconsin area. Had no idea about the foreign students though, but that might be because I'm only ever in the Dells to work on something for a day, or with my kid for a day at one of the parks.


Both Adams and Juneau county deserve their reps.  These days unless you're looking for meth cookers, prisons or white trash there isn't much for you.

As for the foreigners with the small towns it's tough to drum up enough of a labor force to sustain what the businesses in the Dells need.  I drove 28 miles each way during my summer breaks and it was still a better deal than working back where I was.  They got it worse, however.  Back when I was working there they paid $3500 and were promised they could see the country on their time off.  Well, they got here and discovered they needed to work two jobs 6 days a week just to come out reasonably ahead.  As for seeing the country... you're in the middle of Wisconsin so good luck with that.  At least they were awesome to party with.
 
2013-09-21 11:40:41 AM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Dingleberry Dickwad: Adams County does have a bit of a rep, but sad to say a lot of the state is like that if you go North past the central Wisconsin area. Had no idea about the foreign students though, but that might be because I'm only ever in the Dells to work on something for a day, or with my kid for a day at one of the parks.

Both Adams and Juneau county deserve their reps.  These days unless you're looking for meth cookers, prisons or white trash there isn't much for you.

As for the foreigners with the small towns it's tough to drum up enough of a labor force to sustain what the businesses in the Dells need.  I drove 28 miles each way during my summer breaks and it was still a better deal than working back where I was.  They got it worse, however.  Back when I was working there they paid $3500 and were promised they could see the country on their time off.  Well, they got here and discovered they needed to work two jobs 6 days a week just to come out reasonably ahead.  As for seeing the country... you're in the middle of Wisconsin so good luck with that.  At least they were awesome to party with.


Can't speak for Juneau county since I don't really go there much except for work that brings me to a lot of different places through out the central and some northern parts of the state. I live in Wood county right near the border to Adams county so I hear a lot about it.
 
2013-09-21 11:47:42 AM  

Robo Beat: sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?

A lot of forests, rivers, lakes, and prairie that makes for good hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.  Hard to find anything else like that in the region.  Certainly not in any of the states that border Wisconsin.


Not sure if serious, but it's true.  Illinois, most of Minnesota, and even Wisconsin south of Madison/Milwaukee are on one huge glacial outwash plain.  Flat, not particularly forested (even before whitey), and few lakes.

Past the moraine border into Wisconsin, in areas that would have been underneath glaciers 20,000 years ago, are, as noted, hills, forests, rivers, lakes, and some other interesting geological areas like the Dells.

ykonline.yksd.com

 /this message sponsored in part by the UWSP Geography program
 
2013-09-21 11:49:37 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-21 11:57:20 AM  

John Nash: Not sure if serious, but it's true. Illinois, most of Minnesota, and even Wisconsin south of Madison/Milwaukee are on one huge glacial outwash plain. Flat, not particularly forested (even before whitey), and few lakes.


Not sure if serious:
farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2013-09-21 12:06:09 PM  

Mentat: A tourism ad?  What is it?


It's way to get more people from out of town to spend money here, but that's not...

Oh, wait. I guess it IS what's important right now.
 
2013-09-21 12:14:05 PM  

Mugato: I am sure. And don't call me serious.

Wait


Is it okay to call you by your first name, Yahoo?
 
2013-09-21 12:33:26 PM  

flondrix: John Nash: Not sure if serious, but it's true. Illinois, most of Minnesota, and even Wisconsin south of Madison/Milwaukee are on one huge glacial outwash plain. Flat, not particularly forested (even before whitey), and few lakes.

Not sure if serious:
[farm5.static.flickr.com image 500x313]


Yes, mostly in that far north area that nobody wants to drive to.  Also Wisconsin claims 15,000 lakes, more than Minnesota.  That number is somewhat dubious, but as a ratio to land area Wisconsin still wins.
 
2013-09-21 12:37:58 PM  

John Nash: Robo Beat: sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?

A lot of forests, rivers, lakes, and prairie that makes for good hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.  Hard to find anything else like that in the region.  Certainly not in any of the states that border Wisconsin.

Not sure if serious, but it's true.  Illinois, most of Minnesota, and even Wisconsin south of Madison/Milwaukee are on one huge glacial outwash plain.  Flat, not particularly forested (even before whitey), and few lakes.

Past the moraine border into Wisconsin, in areas that would have been underneath glaciers 20,000 years ago, are, as noted, hills, forests, rivers, lakes, and some other interesting geological areas like the Dells.

[ykonline.yksd.com image 450x378]

 /this message sponsored in part by the UWSP Geography program


It's flatter than piss on a plate where I live in Essex County, Ontario. Lots of sand and gravel pits too.
 
2013-09-21 12:44:50 PM  
There's the giant muskie statue in Hayward, WI.
 
2013-09-21 01:01:42 PM  
Don't call me surely, Don't f**k with me, ahaaaa.
 
2013-09-21 01:14:50 PM  
Otto's looking pretty good. I wonder if he's had any work done?
 
2013-09-21 01:19:29 PM  
Leslie Nielsen did spots for Arizona department of transportation and a couple of local banks here in phoenix for YEARS before he died.
Some of em were damn funny too.

/I like the one with him driving around and alice cooper being a cop
 
2013-09-21 01:30:16 PM  
Have you BEEN to Wisconsin?
 
2013-09-21 01:47:44 PM  

John Nash: flondrix: John Nash: Not sure if serious, but it's true. Illinois, most of Minnesota, and even Wisconsin south of Madison/Milwaukee are on one huge glacial outwash plain. Flat, not particularly forested (even before whitey), and few lakes.

Not sure if serious:
[farm5.static.flickr.com image 500x313]

Yes, mostly in that far north area that nobody wants to drive to.  Also Wisconsin claims 15,000 lakes, more than Minnesota.  That number is somewhat dubious, but as a ratio to land area Wisconsin still wins.


I'm no geology student, but it seems like there *might* be some lakes just to the east of Wisconsin.
 
2013-09-21 01:48:40 PM  

katerbug72: It's flatter than piss on a plate where I live in Essex County, Ontario. Lots of sand and gravel pits too.


As a local, I now need to incorporate that exact description into daily conversation.

/But we've got a metric f*ckload of turbines out here in the county, so there's that
//Oh, right... Shirley, don't call me it, etc.
 
2013-09-21 02:18:41 PM  
Has anyone mentioned the Dickeyville Grotto?
 
2013-09-21 03:33:21 PM  

ds_4815: katerbug72: It's flatter than piss on a plate where I live in Essex County, Ontario. Lots of sand and gravel pits too.

As a local, I now need to incorporate that exact description into daily conversation.

/But we've got a metric f*ckload of turbines out here in the county, so there's that
//Oh, right... Shirley, don't call me it, etc.


Oh yes, don't get me started on the damn turbines. Our power goes out more than ever now and the noise from those things is awful some days. The closest one is about 900m from my house.
 
2013-09-21 04:12:10 PM  

John Nash: Robo Beat: sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?

A lot of forests, rivers, lakes, and prairie that makes for good hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.  Hard to find anything else like that in the region.  Certainly not in any of the states that border Wisconsin.

Not sure if serious, but it's true.  Illinois, most of Minnesota, and even Wisconsin south of Madison/Milwaukee are on one huge glacial outwash plain.  Flat, not particularly forested (even before whitey), and few lakes.

Past the moraine border into Wisconsin, in areas that would have been underneath glaciers 20,000 years ago, are, as noted, hills, forests, rivers, lakes, and some other interesting geological areas like the Dells.

[ykonline.yksd.com image 450x378]

 /this message sponsored in part by the UWSP Geography program


The driftless area of southwestern WI is also incredibly beautiful, especially Grant, Iowa, and LaFayette counties. There are deep carved river valleys but enough good grazing land that the best cheese is produced there. Canoeing or kayaking down the Wisconsin River from Sauk City to where it meets the Mississippi is one of the most beautiful trips you can take.
 
2013-09-21 04:28:29 PM  
I would expect nothing less now than to see the Bradley Center having a retired jersey #33 Murdock hanging from it's rafters.
 
2013-09-21 04:39:58 PM  
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop promoting Wisconsin tourism!
 
2013-09-21 04:50:52 PM  

Mega Steve: sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?

The Wisconsin Dells AND the House on the Rock!


Beer! And also those things, which are awesome.

/had his wedding in and around the Dells over the summer.
 
2013-09-21 05:40:49 PM  
We also got some amazing Indian casinos!
 
2013-09-21 07:11:09 PM  
One of the greatest comedies ever. There's no one that can do what Leslie Nielson did.
 
2013-09-21 07:12:38 PM  
I've only seen the one with Julie Haggerty.
 
2013-09-21 07:36:55 PM  

sno man: johnryan51: I wonder if the tea party is scaring away tourists? They seem desperate.

No offense to any Cheese Heads here, but other than a couple of FLW buildings and cheese, what else have they got?


It's a different kind of tourism altogether.
 
2013-09-21 08:14:36 PM  
Want to thank all the Wisconsinites (!?)
Had been planning a long weekend trip to Chicago with a day trip up for a spin through Taliesin, and the Johnson Wax Building this fall, but I think you've sold an over-night and second day! For what that's worth....
 
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