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Kooky Cooky House returns

Published Oct. 22, 2014

Many Milwaukeeans who grew up in the `60s, `70s and `80s remember the Kooky Cooky House - an electronic gingerbread cookie factory that featured dozens of moving parts - that was located in the now defunct Capitol Court Mall. This year, an updated Kooky Cooky House returns to Discovery World.


Hundreds of Santas to cycle for spirits, support and ska

Published Nov. 25, 2013

The Santa Rampage is an annual event in Milwaukee that has reached cult-status, featuring hundreds of people in Santa suits - as well as a wide swath of various holiday-themed costumes - riding their bicycles through the city. The occasion is so beloved that even the dodgy weather of the season typically does not detract from the merriment or the number of riders who participate in these festivities.


Featured bartender: Bill "Messy" Mesenbrink from Johnson's Green 7

Published June 22, 2013

"Everyone calls me 'Messy' or 'Santa,'" says Bill Mesenbrink during a recent visit to Johnson's Green 7, a Glendale bar and restaurant that's been around - and family-owned - for 51 years. Mesenbrink is enjoying retirement as a golfer, bartender and a booked-solid Santa Claus.


Hey Santa! I owe you one

Published Dec. 20, 2012

Not to be confused with THE Christmas story, I would like to conclude the year with a Christmas story. And a lighthearted, silly little one at that.

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Binder Finder

Tuesday August 28th, 2012 – Milwaukee, WI    Just when I think I’m finally getting myself organized and putting a plan together, along comes an unforeseen glitch to throw everything off course. Isn’t that just about how life works for us all to a certain degree? It&...

Atheist Or Agnostic?

Monday April 25th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL   I’m having all kinds of God issues again. Yesterday was Easter, and I’m just not feeling it when it comes to anything pertaining to religion on any level. I think it’s all a mammoth humbug. I don’t know if I’m an ath...

Cruise Ship Christmas

Saturday December 25th, 2010 - Somewhere At Sea   Christmas Day. Off. It’s always a day off, just a matter of where I spend it. I don’t think I’ve ever had a gig on Christmas Day, and the more I think about it last night was the very first time I’d ever worked on...

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