Friday, March 27, 2015

Split Allegiances

Last night was thrilling, as a basketball fan. I was emotionally invested in three of the four games airing last night, as I am a joint Wisconsin Badgers/Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan, and I may or may not have had something riding on the Arizona-Xavier game. (Legally speaking, of course.)

It made for an interesting evening. I love this Wisconsin Badgers team, and have watched probably 99%  of their action this season. I’m all in. It’s easy to be a fan of this team, and given the fact that so many people from around the state and around the community are Badgers fans as well, it’s fun to root for them.

I’m also a Notre Dame fan, stemming from my childhood. My dad is a Domer, so I was raised cheering for ol’ Notre Dame. I think they are extremely well coached and likable as well, and the fact that they took down the likes of Duke and UNC in the ACC Tournament doesn’t hurt. I’ve never really seen a direct conflict of interest in my household, because the two teams rarely if ever play each other. They’re one game away now, but with Arizona and Kentucky in the way, I’m not sure they are destined to meet-up, and cause an rift in the Callaway household.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inside the Park Nachos

As if my arteries weren't clogged enough as it is, the Brewers have to go and do something like this. Let's be fair: I'd eat just about anything crusted in Doritos.

Yahoo! describes it like this:

Nachos are great, but they are a difficult item to eat on the go. And, if you're anything like me, you need to consume your ballpark food the instant it's placed in your hand. With nachos on a stick, that's no longer a problem!

The 'Inside the Park Nachos' are packed with taco meat and crusted with Doritos. That will be topped with cheese sauce and sour cream, and will be served with salsa. 

They're also debuting a brat that apparently "has everything":

This brat has everything: fries, gravy, cheese curds and sauerkraut are placed on the dog. That gets covered with cheese sauce, fried jalapenos, sour cream and chives.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Catfish Catasrophe

Over the past few years, we've all learned the digital term for catfished and how it basically means being deceived and led on by a person over the internet.

This...is much more literal. And appropriate, I suppose, given that it is a Lenten Friday.


Somehow, someway, all of the fish survived. I don't like fish. I would have noped out of there pretty quick.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fireworks Display

Ever wonder what the police do with all those fireworks they confiscate? No? Well you're about to find out anyways.



20,000 pounds is 10 tons, in case you were wondering. Three and a half days to explode them all seems like a great use of taxpayer money, although you can't really keep explosives sitting in a warehouse, I suppose.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cheese

Apparently there is a company out of North Carolina whose sole job is asking people stupid questions. It's called Public Policy Polling, and they asked 1,071 Wisconsin voters to answer various questions about sports, food and pop culture in this glorious state. The answers were...boring.

From the PPP report:

-There actually is one thing in Wisconsin (narrowly) more popular than Aaron Rodgers: cheese. 80% of voters in the state have a favorable opinion of cheese to only 5% with a negative one. Beer is popular too, with a 65/24 favorability rating. But it can't match up to cheese- when asked which of the two they like better 66% of voters pick cheese to only 23% for beer.

WHO DOESN'T LIKE CHEESE? Unless you're lactose intolerant or something like that, YOU BETTER BE EATING CHEESE EVERY DAMN DAY.

All this proves is that I think we found the 5% of people that should find a new state to live in.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cost Map

Someone had way too much time on their hands compiling this, but the results are fantastic.

This dude presented the question "How much does _______ cost in" and then added every state, and shared his results here. 

full-map

Wisconsin's and Minnesota's answers are kind of boring. Connecticut, on the other hand, wants to research exactly how much that hooker is going to cost them.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Secret Service

This story is something else. Mostly funny, if you ask me.

Per the Washington Post:

Two Secret Service agents suspected of driving under the influence and striking a White House security barricade disrupted an active bomb investigation and may have driven over the suspicious package itself, according to current and former government officials familiar with the incident.

Secret Service officers on duty considered the agents’ behavior to be erratic and suspected they were drunk, according to current and former officials familiar with the incident.

An agency official said the two employees had been moved to “non-supervisory, non-operational assignments.” They were not put on administrative leave, which has been a typical procedure when agents are under investigation for alleged misconduct.