Are you exhausted by Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the media hullabaloo constantly around it? Do you have about ten free seconds of time to waste? Then you might just love TrumpDonald.org.
The premise is simple: There's Donald Trump in the middle of the page, you are a trumpet and when you click, you blast Donald Trump â€“ and his infamous toupee â€“ with a glorious honk from any angle you want. Sometimes confetti even pops out!
It's a surprisingly cathartic ten seconds worth of entertainment.Â
Next question for the site: If Donald Trump eventually loses or drops out of the race, will the trumpet sounds be replaced by sad trumpet "womp womp" sounds? This is important.
Bad news, Wisconsin: As it turns out, we've been enabling one of the world's greatest drug addictions of all this time. We've basically been Johnny Depp in "Blow" â€“ but with blocks of colby instead of piles of cocaine. Forget Tony Montana in "Scarface," and say hello to Tony Fontina in "Sargentoface."
Indeed, according to a recent study from researchers at the University of Michigan published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine, cheese triggers the same part of the brain as several hard drugs do.Â
In the study, 500 students were asked to fill out a questionnaire about food cravings, and the results showed the top-ranking foods â€“ with pizza, duh, taking the top spot â€“ all contained cheese. Â The researchers' final verdict was that fatty, processed foods are more likely to cause addiction.Â
But why was cheese in particular highlighted as our food drug of choice? As it turns out, all dairy products contain a chemical called casein, which triggers a feeling of euphoria in your brain's opioid receptors similar to that of drug addiction. Thanks to the cheese-making process, however, the chemical becomes even more concentrated in solid cheeses, making you deeply crave those curds.Â
The goal of the study, however, wasn't simply to give you a decent and scientifically viable excuse for why you ate that entire appetizer of cheesy garlic bread (it was for the entire table, man).Â
"This is a first step towards identifying specific foods, and properties of foods, which can trigger this addictive response," said Nicola Avena, a co-author of the study, to The Evening Standard.Â "This could help change the way we approach obesity treatment. It may not be a simple matter of 'cutting back' on certain foods, but rather, adopting methods used to curtail smoking, drinking and drug use."
As for us proud cheese-slinging folks in Wisconsin? Well, suddenly the phrase "cheesehead" takes on a kind of dark meaning, doesn't it?
Last summer, the Milwaukee Brewers and Miller Park started a postgame concert series, featuring performances by Joe Nichols, O.A.R. and the Goo Goo Dolls. And with an obvious rebuilding Brewers' season on deck for 2016, it's no surprise that, this morning, they announced the concert series would return with a duo of shows to distract from all the losingÂ entertain fans.
The first postgame concert will feature "Honey, I'm Good" pop singer and Summerfest DJ P Hilty opener Andy Grammer on Saturday, May 14, while later in the season, country star Kip Moore will take the stage for the second show on Saturday, Aug. 27.Â Moore played The Rave last month.Â
Both shows â€“ which are set to begin 30 minutes after the end of the game â€“ are free for fans with a valid ticket for that evening's game. However, there will also be a presale starting Friday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. for concert tickets, including seats in the Loge Infield Box for $49 and a special VIP ticket package that includes a Club Outfield Box ticket for the game and a Field Pass for $89. The VIP ticket package is the only way to guarantee field access for the postgame concert. The presale will run until Friday, Feb. 12 at 11:59 p.m.
For more information or to secure your tickets, visit the Brewers' website.
On the baseball side of things, the 2016 season starts for the Milwaukee Brewers at home on Opening Day â€“ Monday, April 4 â€“ against the San Francisco Giants.Â
As we speak, my bucket list is in the process of becoming one entry shorter.
I am currently on a plane to Utah, about to attend my first ever Sundance Film Festival in Park City. And even though this yearâ€™s festival is reaching its end â€“ the final day is Sunday â€“ the buzz and excitement surrounding the movies showing is still high. Iâ€™ll be seeing as much as I can, both on screen and off, and sharing my reviews and takeaways right here at OnMilwaukee and on Twitter over the weekend.
But before my plane ride ends and the film fun begins, here are 10 movies Iâ€™ll be keeping my eye on this weekend â€“ and you should be keeping an eye on the rest of the year.
1. "The Birth of a Nation"
If you name your movie "The Birth of a Nation" â€“ only the title of one of the most influential and important films in the history of the medium â€“ youâ€™re going to get peopleâ€™s attention. And if you name your Nat Turner slave revolt movie "The Birth of a Nation" â€“ only the title of arguably one of the most famously racist films in the history of the medium â€“ youâ€™re going to get ALL of the attention.
Well, thatâ€™s what star and director Nate Parker ("Beyond the Lights") did, and judging from the early responses to the film, the final product sounds as good as it does bold. Itâ€™s definitely a frontrunner for some of Sundanceâ€™s awards â€“ and some Oscars come next year. Fox Searchlight bought up the film for a now Sundance record $17.5 million, and with that big of a pricetag, one imagines the studio has big plans and expectations for Parkerâ€™s movie.Â
On July 15, 1974, Florida TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck committed suicide during a live television broadcast. Her tragic story of battling depression takes center stage in "Christine," a drama about the newswomanâ€™s final days. Itâ€™s hard to say Iâ€™m excited for a movie that sounds this grim and emotionally draining, but itâ€™s certainly an intriguing and potent story. Plus, after years of being…