Thursday, May 29, 2014

What a Wednesday.

It's not often that you get to fly in a World War II bomber, but I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do so yesterday.

It was incredible.

I also got to meet AJ Hawk, which was pretty cool too.

They had us put on headphones, but we weren't supposed to talk.

La Crosse is pretty sweet looking from up above. But don't touch anything you're not supposed to.

See more this weekend at Airfest! 

Friday, May 23, 2014


What about this could possibly be relaxing?

From Yahoo! UK

Fearless tourists are taking up a slithering spa treatment with a difference - by receiving massages from four giant pythons.

Visitors to Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines can undergo a ’sssspa treatment’ from the deadly snakes which measure up to five metres long.

The four Burmese pythons slither across participants for up to 15 minutes - and the snakes are fed 10 chickens beforehand to curb any hunger pangs.

The terrifying treatment is free for zoo visitors, and is apparently beneficial because the snakes’ slithering is therapeutic and calming.

Zoo bosses also claim the flickering of the snakes’ tongue on skin mimics a tickling sensation.

Pythons eating 10 chickens? That's kind of impressive. But who in their right mind would do this? HOW COULD THIS BE EVEN A LITTLE RELAXING? 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Not exactly "rail" whiskey

This certainly might be of interest to you if you are a whiskey aficionado...

From Scotland Now:

A bottle of 50 year old Glenfiddich and a bottle of The Macallan Millennium Decanter 50 year old are the star lots in Bonhams next Whisky sale which will take place in Edinburgh on Wednesday 18 June.

The Glenfiddich was bottled in 1991 and is numbered ‘5’.

It comes in a wooden presentation case accompanied by a certificate and is estimated at £12,000-14,000.

The bottle of The Macallan Millennium was distilled in 1949 and bottled in 1999. It comes in a Caithness glass decanter accompanied by a stopper and in its own fitted oak presentation case. It too is estimated at £12,000-14,000.

The Macallan Millenium

In case you were wondering, that's about $23k to $24k.

Holy crap.

I bought my best friend a $100 bottle of whiskey as a congratulations for graduating dental school. Now I feel like a cheapskate. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More evidence that Delaware is the worst

I made an East Coast road trip a few years back and it was highly enjoyable, except for about the hour or so we spent in Delaware.

Delaware is the worst.

Their tolls are expensive, their questionable gas station food made me queasy and it rained while I was there.

Not my favorite state.

This is classic Delaware.

20 Million Bees Swarm Delaware Highway After Tractor-Trailer Crash

From NBC Philadelphia:

The big rig, which was holding about 20 million bees in 460 boxes, overturned on the state Route 896 northbound on-ramp to I-95 northbound in Newark shortly after 6 p.m., according to officials.

It would take nearly 13 hours to clean-up the mess.

The best line is that the bees were described as "thirsty... disoriented and angry."

Yikes. Remind me never to go to Delaware again.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Battle gore deodorant?

Some of the most interesting marketing campaigns can be related to tourism. Wisconsin has a pretty new one that features the cast of "Airplane!" but I think they've been outdone by our friends overseas.

A tourism agency in York, England has developed a new line of body sprays for men meant to "capture the aromas of Viking-era York and the fierce raiders that conquered the city." The body spray has been dubbed "Norse Power" comes in a variety of scents including battle gore, sweat, pine, meat, mead, seawater, and smoke.

That's a bit of a change from the "Clean Comfort" or "Artic Rush" or whatever I use now. And I don't know why this would make me want to go to England.

Monday, May 19, 2014


I had the opportunity to head down to Wrigley Field yesterday for the Brewers vs Cubs game yesterday and let me tell you...Wrigley isn't all that impressive.

First thing, it kind of comes out of nowhere. Not that that's bad, but we were walking down the street and then all of a sudden, boom, there it is.

It's obviously older, which means that things aren't designed ideally. I wanted to get up, go to the bathroom, get a beer and a hotdog, and it felt like that took forever.

There's no jumbotron, which isn't the worst thing in the world, but I like to know some of the statistics from the game without having to go searching for it.

It was cool and nostalgic, but as far as baseball goes, it felt like a minor league park.

One thing that I was impressed by was the bar district surrounding the park, Wrigleyville.

We got some food after the game and watched the end of the Blackhawks game, and it was very enjoyable.

I may sound bitter because the Brewers lost, and that's true, but I think I can look at it pretty objectively. Plus, it's a long drive.

I'm glad I got to check it off my bucket list, but I'm not really dying to go back.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Best Commencement Speech Ever

Love me some Jay Bilas, and this is why.

Don't click on that porn link, kids.

Monday, May 12, 2014

CC Sabathia

I was at the Brewers-Yankees game on Saturday to see old friend CC Sabathia take the mound for New York. I was really proud to be a Milwaukee fan that day, because the multiple standing ovations that the crowd gave Sabathia made me feel that they get it. By "it" I mean what it means to be a fan, understanding his impact on the franchise and how it helped further develop where the Brewers have come to of recent. He was only a member of the franchise for a short time, but his performances over that three month span won't be forgotten anytime soon by Milwaukee. He got a loud standing ovation when he came to bat the first time, and then received a healthy applause when he was pulled from the game. He didn't acknowledge the crowd - which isn't surprising, given a) he was the visitor and b) his team was losing - but it was still cool to see. I'll always have a special place in my fanhood heart for CC and have never begrudged him for moving on to a big payday. He's always going to have a small but significant place in Brewers history, and it was cool to see a sellout crowd acknowledge that almost six years later.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I need a pitchfork for these waffles

Here's how you know you're in the South.

Police in Georgia are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a Waffle House with a pitchfork. According to WSB-TV, police say Jeff Wooten used the farm tool to herd employees and customers at the Atlanta-area restaurant into a back room so he could get to the register. But the pitchfork didn't help him crack it open, so he picked up the entire register and walked out. As he was making his getaway, the 50-year-old suspect reportedly dropped the pitchfork. A woman picked it up and began beating Wooten with it, but he was still able to make his escape.

Every line in that story keeps getting better and better. You can't make this stuff up. Welcome to Georgia!