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Wed
05
Sep

Let's wave goodbye to The Wave

Some things just won't die when they should.

There I was at Miller Park on Sunday watching my Milwaukee Brewers put the finishing touches on yet another Chernobylesque meltdown when somebody decided it would be a great idea to start The Wave.

Tue
14
Aug

Bada bing, I'm a New Yorker now

There's something about New York City that transforms you. On his first day, a Midwestern tourist is unnerved by all the noise and commotion, and can hardly muster the courage to order a knish from a street vendor. But after a week in town - Bada bing!

Wed
01
Aug

Victims steal an armed robber's heart

We know what you think about those of us in the news media.

Tue
17
Jul

Bigfoot is among friends here

The Midwest is said to be home to many mythical creatures, from the jackalope to the rural Democrat to the world champion Chicago Cubs. But now researchers hope to find another legendary creature in our hinterland: Bigfoot.

Fri
06
Jul

My little angel, the church hellion

Every church has its designated hellion.

He's the little boy who cuts up during Sunday services, stealing the show from the hapless pastor.

Tue
26
Jun

A man's license to grill

It's summertime in the Upper Midwest, and suddenly all the men are interested in making dinner.

It's a short-lived spectacle, like Halley's Comet or David Hasselhoff being released from rehab.

Tue
12
Jun

God to Ben: You're old

MEMORANDUM

TO: Ben Bromley

FROM: God (Yes, "that" God)

RE: Acting your age

Ben:

Mon
21
May

A rash of scratch golfers

Every now and then I feel the itch to come out of retirement and resume playing golf. But according to a new survey, scratching that itch would only make things worse.

Tue
08
May

This spells trouble for parents

Well, I don't know what we're going to do now.

Before, Wendy and I could discuss delicate topics in front of the kids by S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G O-U-T the G-R-O-W-N-U-P W-O-R-D-S. But now that our kindergartner Claire is learning to S-P-E-L-L, Mom and Dad are S-C-R-E-W-E-D.

Tue
24
Apr

We become our parents

Parenting was easier before I had children. Because back then, I had all the answers.

A few years of experience has taught me I don't know diddley-poo.

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