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Flowers just weren't gonna cut it.
Flowers just weren't gonna cut it. (Photo: Christina Patrick)

Meet the "Brady Street cheater"

Last Saturday was a 50-something degree day that was perfect for biking, grilling, the St. Patrick’s parade and, apparently, confessing your sins at a busy intersection wearing nothing but tighty-whities.

103.7 KISS-FM was one of the first to post a photo of the phenomenon but I had to track down the man who quickly became hashtagged as #bradystreetcheater and, thanks to the miracle of Facebook, I found Dane Jensen.

Jensen says he was, indeed, the "Brady Street cheater" and that he spent about 30 minutes standing at the intersection of Brady and Van Buren Streets holding a self-made sign reading "I cheated because I'm a douche." 

"I did it because I cheated on someone," says Jensen. "It did produce the desired results; however, I was asked to respect the anonymity of the other members involved."

File this one away, fellas, for when you reallllllly eff up. But I might recommend boxers.

If Howard Shultz visits Milwaukee it might be in part due to the shooting of Dontre Hamilton near a Starbucks.
If Howard Shultz visits Milwaukee it might be in part due to the shooting of Dontre Hamilton near a Starbucks.

Is the Starbucks CEO coming to Milwaukee?

According to an employee of the Starbucks at 17980 W. Bluemound Road, CEO Howard Schultz is scheduled to visit the store and hold a meeting for employees only at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 790 N. Van Buren St., on Wednesday, April 1.

"This is hypothetically speaking," says the employee. "It could change at any time."

Yesterday, Starbucks – in partnership with USA TODAY – announced it will encourage baristas at 12,000 Starbucks locations to start customer conversation on the topic of race by writing the words "Race Together" on the coffee cups.

It is believed Schultz is visiting areas with particularly challenged race relations and chose Milwaukee because of the recent shooting of Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park which features a Starbucks.

At the time of this report, Starbucks media did not respond to a request for confirmation, but stay tuned to OnMilwaukee.com for more information about this when it becomes available.

Turtle sundae time?
Turtle sundae time?

9 cool Milwaukee business signs

Signs are important because they often lure us, or don't lure us, into businesses. Milwaukee has some great ones. Chime in with your favorites.

Ambassador Hotel
2308 W. Wisconsin Ave.


The Avalon
2473 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.


Bob's Bait Shop
1126 S. 108th St. (closed)


Lulu

2265 S. Howell Ave.


Grand Studio Photography
539 W. Mitchell St.


Leon's Frozen Custard

3131 S. 27th St.


Magikist Rug Cleaning
1844 W. Fond du Lac Ave.


Mamie's

3300 W. National Ave.


Nite Owl Drive-In

830 E. Layton Ave.

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Thanks, Bob. And cheese.
Thanks, Bob. And cheese. (Photo: Facebook)

Bob gets beer: a beautiful social media moment on Brady Street

In my line of work, I get faced with what I call "Milwaukee entertainment emergencies." This means that sometimes I drop what I'm doing and respond to breaking news. I’ve run into restaurants wearing my ugly glasses and "indoor pants" for a scoop; I’ve taken a sleeping toddler into a noisy bar to grab a quote.

It’s not always like this, luckily for my sleeping children, but when duty calls, I do what I gotta do. And I’m just crazy enough to love it.

Earlier this week, I was knocking out an article at a Brady Street bar and I realized I didn’t have a photo card reader. At first, I thought I was going to have to go all the way back to my Walker’s Point home to get one, which would mean the article would get posted a half hour later than I planned.

Instead, my partner posted to social media, asking if anyone in the Brady Street area had a photo card reader, and within five minutes, Facebook friend (and now real-life friend) Bob Gregory was there, smiling with a card reader in hand.

The story was posted within minutes. Milwaukee got its entertainment news. And Bob got a beer.