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The death of the funeral, courtesy of the selfie.
The death of the funeral, courtesy of the selfie. (Photo: shutterstock.com)

The death of a funeral: Funeral selfies

I'm not that old, even as an '80s baby.

I get technology. I embrace it. It's amazing. I work at a digital media company, after all.

I have not been a fan of all social media however, and I often caution college journalists about what they post and where when speaking to them about their future in the business.

There are definitely things that you should not do, nor share.

This Tumblr is one of them: Selfies at Funerals.

Yes. Selfies at funerals.

Look, I get it. You're a kid. Or, in your 20s ... and you're bored at some funeral. You kinda-sorta knew the deceased (or in some cases, it was grandma). You've been dragged along by mom and dad. I get it. You don't want to be there.

You've got a smartphone. Play Candy Crush on silent. Facebook all you want. Tweet til your heart's content.

But ... a selfie? Oy.

 

Donald Driver retired in February. Should the Packers call him back now that injuries are mounting?
Donald Driver retired in February. Should the Packers call him back now that injuries are mounting? (Photo: Tyler Gajewski / Green Bay Packers)

Should the Packers call on Driver?

Green Bay Packers legend Donald Driver retired in February, bringing to an end a 14-year career that saw him catch 743 passes for over 10,000 yards and 61 touchdowns.

The 38-year-old wide receiver only caught eight passes in 13 games last year and the Packers showed no interest in bringing him back. So, Driver announced his retirement despite saying he wanted to play until he was 40.

Now, with injuries to James Jones and Randall Cobb, the Packers are thin at wide receiver. Jarrett Boykin and Jordy Nelson are the only traditional wideouts who are healthy and Myles White is the only receiver on the practice squad.

Should the Packers reach out to a man who is good in the locker room and knows the offense to fill the void?

Here's the latest on the knee injuries to Jones and Cobb:

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A bowl of mac 'n' cheese at Comet Cafe is my happy place.
A bowl of mac 'n' cheese at Comet Cafe is my happy place.

My happy place: In a bowl of mac 'n' cheese at Comet

For the seventh straight year, October is Dining Month on OnMilwaukee.com, presented by the restaurants of Potawatomi. All month, we're stuffed with restaurant reviews, delectable features, chef profiles and unique articles on everything food, as well as the winners of our "Best of Dining 2013."

I'm not a "foodie" by any stretch. I like food. I eat it. I enjoy it. But few dishes really make me happy. OK, only ONE dish makes me absolutely giddy. And that's the mac & cheese at The Comet Cafe.

I was introduced to the cafe and the dish by my then-girlfriend (now wife) when she moved to Milwaukee.

I'm a "cheeseburger" guy, and it's always my "go to" selection at most places. But, she insisted I try the mac 'n' cheese at Comet the first time we went. Over the years I've had most everything else on the menu, but at least every other time I have to order that wonderful, wonderful dish.

I can't put my finger on why I like it so much, why I actually get a taste for it and periodically make us go just so I can order it.

Perhaps it's because the dish is so large I know I'll have leftovers for lunch the next day. Perhaps it's because the cheese is so thick I have to use a knife to separate it from my spoon. Maybe it's because the noodles are hearty.

Whatever it is, I love it. It's the ultimate "OnMilwaukee.com recommends" for me. I mention it to any athlete that asks me where to go or what to eat, to any out-of-towner, anyone.

So now, I mention it to you. And if you have had it before, go have it again. I am.

 

Marquette freshman Henry Klongland from Stoughton and the rest of the Golden Eagles will test their games against the best at Erin Hills.
Marquette freshman Henry Klongland from Stoughton and the rest of the Golden Eagles will test their games against the best at Erin Hills. (Photo: Marquette Athletics)

Erin Hills and Marquette host unique golf event this weekend

Make no mistake, we're in the heart of football season. Basketball is around the corner. But the Marquette University men's golf team and Erin Hills have teamed to host some of the nation's best collegiate golfers this weekend at the future U.S. Open site.

The Golden Eagles are the host program at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate, which begins competition Sunday through Tuesday.

This is the first college tournament hosted by Erin Hills, which hosted the 2011 U.S. Amateur and is the site of the 2017 U.S. Open will present an incredible challenge to these players, which includes reigning U.S. Amateur champ Evan Fitzgerald of Northwestern University.

Now, this type of thing might not normally pop up on your sporting radar, or be something you think about going to, but if you love golf (and many of you do) it's worth making the trip.

1. You get to see Erin Hills in a championship setup after it's matured a bit. The course was stressed to the max just to host the U.S. Amateur, whereas now there have been two years of growth leading up to this.

2. Chances are, some of these players will be making names for themselves on the PGA Tour within the next two years, and maybe by the time the U.S. Open comes back in 2017.

3. You get an opportunity to support amateur golf. Now, these guys play a game we're unfamiliar with. They're given access to courses and equipment we aren't. But, they still are amateurs, and most won't be touring professionals. This is a great chance to see guys play for their schools, and for the love of the game.

The other thing I like most about this event is the initiative Erin Hills management is taking in giving up its course and preparing a championship for an amateur event. Also, I give them and Marquette University credit for bringing these warm weather programs to the Midwest. Too often our region is disparaged in terms of quality of golf, and the quality of golfers we produce.

It's just a perception, but often that perception becomes a reality…

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