Archive for January 19th, 2008



“Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”
-Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann:


Just got a new football for my wife. Great trade.


Two boys were walking in Green Bay when, from out of nowhere, a large vicious dog began attacking one of the boys.  Undaunted the other little boy ran over to a fence, tore out a board from the fence and proceeded to hit the dog until it was dead thus saving his friends life.  A reporter witnessed the whole thing and ran up to the little boy saying, “That’s the bravest thing I’ve ever seen a little boy do.  I’m going to write a story in the newspaper about you.  Hmmm, let’s see…the title will be ‘Young Packer Fan Saves Best Friend.'”

“Oh sir, I’m not a Packers fan,” stated the little boy.

“Oh,” stated the reporter.  “I just thought with this being Green Bay everyone was a Packers fan.  How about, “Vikings Fan Saves Pal — Kills Dog.'”

“Oh sir, I’m not a Vikings fan either.”

“Oh,” answered the reporter.  “I just thought everyone up here rooted for the Packers or the Vikings.  You do like football?”

“Yes sir,” answered the little boy.

“Who’s your favorite team?”  Asked the reporter.

“I’m a Dallas Cowboy fan,” stated the boy proudly.

The headline for the story read:  Redneck Delinquent Kills Beloved Family Pet.


War Zone

Al Davis had finally put together the perfect Oakland Raiders team for ’98. The only thing he was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges, and even the high schools, and he couldn’t find a quarterback that would ensure a SuperBowl win.
Then one night, watching CNN, he saw a war zone in Bosnia. In the background, out of the corner of his eye, he spotted a young Bosnian soldier with a truly incredible arm. He threw a hand grenade straight into a 15th story window 200 yards away! He threw another grenade into a group of about 10 soldiers a good 110 yards away! A car passes going 80 miles (120 km) an hour, and he send another grenade right into the barely open window. “I’ve got to get this guy,” Al says to himself, “He has the perfect arm!”
So he brings him to the States and teaches him the game of football. Predictably, the young man breaks all the NFL records for completed passes, and the Raiders go on to win the SuperBowl.
The young Bosnian is lionized as the Great Hero of SuperBowl XXXIII, and when Al asks him what he wants, all the young man wants to do is to call his mother.
“Mom,” the young man says into the receiver, “I just won the SuperBowl.”
“I don’t want to talk to you, ” the old woman says, “You deserted us. You’re not my son.”
“I don’t think you understand, mother.” the young man pleads, “I just won the greatest sporting event in the world. I’m in the middle of thousands of adoring fans.”
“No, let me tell you,” the mother implores. “At this very moment, there are gun shots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and this week your sister was attacked in broad daylight…”
The old lady pauses, then says through her tears, “I’ll never forgive you for moving us to Oakland!”


What about Iowa?

Q: Why doesn’t Iowa have a professional football team?

A: Because Minnesota would want one too.


You might be from Wisconsin if…

You define summer as three months of bad sledding.

Your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar.

Snow tires come standard on all your cars.

You refer to the Packers as “we”.

At least 50% of your relatives work on a dairy farm.

You can make sense out of the words “UPNORT” and “BATREE”.

Your have ever gotten frostbitten and sunburned in the same week.

You can identify a Michigan accent.

You know what “cow-tipping” is.

You learned to drive a tractor before the training wheels were off your bike.

“Down south” to you means Chicago.

Traveling coast to coast means going from Superior to Milwaukee.

The “big three” means Miller, Old Milwaukee and PBR.

A brat is something that you eat.

You have no problems spelling “Milwaukee”.

You consider Madison “exotic”.

You got a passport to go to Minnesota.

Your idea of foreign culture is listening to Da Yoopers.

You don’t have a coughing fit from one sip of PBR.

You’ve seen a hodag.

You used to think Deer Season was included as an official school holiday.

You know that Gotham is a real city.

You can actually pronounce and spell Oconomowoc and Menomonie.

You know what a bubbler is.

The snow on your roof in August weighs more than you do.

Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a cow next to your blue spruce.

Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new machine shed.

Your Friday night out is taking your girlfriend shining for deer.

You go out for fish fry every Friday.

You go to work in a snowsuit every morning and return home wearing shorts.

When you tell someone where you are from they say: “I thought that was part of Canada”.

Bernie Brewer is your idol because he gets to dive into a giant beer mug.

Your idea of the seasons is Winter, Spring, the 4th of July and Fall.

You know how to polka.

Your idea of diversity is having black, brown and white cows.

You drink “soda” and refer to your father as “pop”.

Formal wear is a flannel shirt, blue jeans and a BLACK baseball cap.

You tried to tap the “Worlds Largest Six Pack”.

Your children describe their summer vacation our of state as a “trip to Door County”.

You are unaware that there is a legal drinking age.

You go to Florida to get a tan in August.

You caught a fish in Lake Michigan that glowed in the dark.

You define the swimming season as “Labor Day Weekend”.

Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

You know where the city of Waunaukee is AND can pronounce it.

You can visit Luxemborg, Holland, Balgium, Denmark and Poland all in the same afternoon.

You decided to have a picnic this summer because it fell on a weekend.

You actually know what Schaeffer’s Beer is and you like it.

You know what Euchre and Sheepshead are.

You have been involved in a “drive-by hay bailing”.

Two words: “Leinenkugels Beer”.

Your refer to stop lights as “stop & go lights”.


On This Day 1-19-08: Helter Skelter

1793 – King Louis XVI was tried by the French Convention, found guilty of treason and sentenced to the guillotine.

1861 – Georgia seceded from the Union.

1883 – Thomas Edison’s first village electric lighting system using overhead wires began operation in Roselle, NJ.

1937 – Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record. He flew from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

1942 – The Japanese invaded Burma (later Myanmar).

1953 – Sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. were tuned to CBS-TV, as Lucy Ricardo, of “I Love Lucy,” gave birth to a baby boy.

1955 – U.S. President Eisenhower allowed a filmed news conference to be used on television (and in movie newsreels) for the first time.

1969 – In protest against the Russian invasion of 1968, Czech student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague’s Wenceslas Square.

1971 – At the Charles Manson murder trial, the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” was played. At the scene of one of his gruesome murders, the words “helter skelter” were written on a mirror.

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.”
– Jonas Salk

From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment.
Charles Manson

You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody’s crazy.
Charles Manson

Helter Skelter

When I get to the bottom
I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and turn
and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Do you don’t you want me to love you
I’m coming down fast but I’m miles above you
Tell me tell me come on tell me the answer
and you may be a lover but you ain’t no dancer
Go helter skelter
helter skelter
helter skelter
Yeah, hu, hu
I will you won’t you want me to make you
I’m coming down fast but don’t let me break you
Tell me tell me tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain’t no dancer
Look out
Helter skelter
helter skelter
helter skelter
Yeah, hu, hu
Look out cause here she comes
When I get to the bottom
I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and turn
and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Well will you won’t you want me to make you
I’m coming down fast but don’t let me break you
Tell me tell me tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain’t no dancer
Look out
Helter skelter
helter skelter
helter skelter
Yeah, hu,
Helter Skelter
She’s coming down fast
Yes she is
Yes she is
coming down fast

Lyrics for Helter Skelter from:

January 2008

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