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  • March Movie Madness - The ELITE 8

    Posted by Corey Carter

    Here are the FINAL 8 Movies left...as voted by you??

    Any early predictions on the winner??


    March Movie Madness

    Elite 8

    Thurs.  4/4/13

    (Text Keywords in BOLD)


    “Murphy Region”

    8am:  Back to the Future vs. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off



    “Otis Region”

    10am:  Caddyshack vs. Ghost Busters



    “Jake Kelly Region”

    Noon:  The Hangover vs. National Lampoon’s FAMILY Vacation



    “Nick Region”

    2pm:  Bridesmaids vs. National Lampoons CHRISTMAS Vacation

  • Summerfest Ground Stage Headliners - Lewis Black (VIDEO)

    Posted by Corey Carter




    MILWAUKEE (April 4, 2013) – Summerfest officials are excited to announce several headlining acts that will perform at Summerfest 2013.  Imagine Dragons, Billy Idol, Diplo, LL Cool J, Dropkick Murphys and Alice Cooper are among the added headliners to take the stage at “The World’s Largest Music Festival.”  The announcement was premiered nationally via video on Usatoday.com and hosted by comedian Lewis Black.  The complete 6-minute video can be viewed at Usatoday.com/life and Summerfest.com.  News outlets are encouraged to repost and share the link on their websites.

    Today’s announcement includes the addition of the following Grounds Stage Headliners:

    Imagine Dragons Billy Idol Diplo Alice Cooper
    Dispatch Pretty Lights Dropkick Murphys Alex Clare
    LL Cool J Empire of the Sun AWOLNATION The Mavericks
    MGMT Grouplove Bad Religion Dr. John
    Silversun Pickups Styx Chevy Metal Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Dark Star Orchestra Trampled by Turtles Atlas Genius Pat Benetar
    Neon Trees Switchfoot Phil Vassar O.A.R.
    The Neighbourhood Social Distortion Cake Robert DeLong
    Femi Kuti REO Speedwagon Amadou & Mariam The Spinners
    Atmosphere Craig Morgan twenty one pilots Kip Moore
    Loverboy Morris Day & The Time The Airborne Toxic Event Blues Traveler
    Jana Kramer Drowning Pool Buddy Guy Foreigner
    K'NAAN Timeflies Willy Porter Terrance Simien
    Barenaked Ladies Skillet Less Than Jake Gavin DeGraw
    Yeasayer Guster Youngblood Hawke Capital Cities
    The Features Brandi Carlile Lewis Black  

    Performance dates, times and stage locations as well as additional headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Fest-goers can save money with Advanced Sale General Admission tickets and great ticket pass options, most of which can be purchased now at Summerfest.com with no incremental service fees. 

    • Advanced Sale discounted offers include a $15 General Admission ticket ($17 value), an $8 Weekday Admission ticket valid Tuesday – Friday, prior to 4:00 pm ($10 value) and a “3 for $39” multi-day pass, valid for one general admission per day on three different days of the festival ($51 value).
    • The widely popular “11-Day Power Pass” presented by Pick ’n Save with Coffee Mate and Palermo’s is available for purchase at an amazingly low price of only $60 exclusively at 69 Pick ’n Save locations across southeastern Wisconsin now through May 31.  A complete list of locations can be found at Summerfest.com.
    • Festival fans can enjoy extreme savings on weekdays and parking with ease when they purchase the new “Summerfest Weekday Value Pass” for only $20 at Summerfest.com now through June 2.  

    Support acts for the Marcus Amphitheater FUN. headlining performance have also been announced and will include Walk The Moon and Family of the Year.  Tickets for the Thursday, June 27 show are currently on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

    Additionally, The Avett Brothers and Violent Femmes will co-headline the Marcus Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 26 with special guests Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Ivan & Alyosha at 7:00 pm. 

    The North Carolina based Avett Brothers have risen in popularity since the release of their 2012 album The Carpenter which debuted at Number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 in September 2012 and was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 55th Annual Grammys.  Combining bluegrass, country, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk and more their hits include "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise", “I And Love And You” and “Live and Die.”  The band is made up of brothers Scott and Seth Avett playing the banjo and guitar respectively along with Bob Crawford on stand-up bass as well as other touring members.

    Famed Wisconsin rockers, Violent Femmes have not played together in six years but will make select appearances together this summer including their stop at Summerfest.  Founded in 1980, the Femmes are an old time singing group in the sixties mold, comprised of guitarist and songwriter Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie and drummer Victor DeLorenzo.  During the course of their career the band released eight studio albums and fifteen singles including well-known songs “Blister in the Sun”, “Kiss Off”, “Add It Up” and “Gone Daddy Gone.”  Violent Femmes went on to become one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the 1980s, selling over nine million albums by 2005.

    Special guest, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros released their debut album Up From Below in 2009 which featured hits like “Home”, “40 Day Dream” and “Janglin”.  The 10 member troupe has spent the past few years touring the world and winning over audiences and most recently released their follow up album Here in 2012 featuring “Man On Fire” and “That’s What’s Up.”

    Tickets for the June 26 show go on sale Friday, April 12 at 11:00 am and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line). Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home. Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

    Summerfest 2013 will take place June 26 - 30 and July 2 - 7, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 1. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.comFacebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.

  • Gamblers Dairy Challenge WINNERS! ((VIDEO))

    Posted by Corey Carter

    So me, Jake and Intern Tanner took part in the "Dairy Challenge" at the Gamblers Hockey game this past weekend...and we somehow won!  Not sure how...but here is the video.  Intern Tanner literally thought it was "diary" night, not "dairy" night.


  • March Movie Madness - Here are the SWEET 16 (remaining movies)

    Posted by Corey Carter

    WIXX March Movie Madness 2013

    “Sweet Sixteen” 

    **Text Keywords in Bold**

    Tues. 4/2: 

     “Murphy Region”

    8a-10am:  Back To The Future vs. Meatballs

    10a-Noon:  American Pie vs. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


    “Otis Region”

    Noon-2p:  Caddy Shack vs. The Breakfast Club

    2p-4p:  Planes, Trains & Automobiles vs. Ghosts Busters


    Wed. 4/3: 

    “Jake Kelly Region”

    8a-10am:  The Hangover vs. Austin Powers International Man of Mystery

    10am-Noon:  National Lampoons Family Vacation vs. The 40-Year Old Virgin


    “Nick Region”

    Noon-2p:  Brides Maids vs. Liar, Liar 

    2p-4p:  National Lampoons Christmas Vacation vs. Animal House

  • HILARIOUS! That Guy from the Funny AT&T Kids Commercials (VIDEO)

    Posted by Corey Carter

    I laugh out loud at EVERY one of those commercials!  They've been on a LOT during the NCAA Basketball tournament.  My wife rolls her eyes, but anyway, the guy's name is Beck Bennett and there is a reason why he's SO good at keeping a straight face....he has his own web series...HILARIOUS!!


  • GMail Changes Coming - Here They Are...

    Posted by Corey Carter

    If you use Gmail, there will be some rather dramatic changes coming soon, this quick video lays it out pretty well:



    Hahaha!  April Fools!  I love that the company that practically owns the world has a sense of humor too!

  • SNEAK PEAK - The TimberRattlers NEW Mascot

    Posted by Corey Carter

    All you TimberRattler Baseball Fans are excited it's FINALLY starting to warm up.  If you've driven past T-Ratts Stadium recently, you've noticed the massive renovation project being done to the seating area. 

    Check out the video with the latest progress...and look for the NEW TimberRattlers mascot (in addition to "Fang") in a few of the shots!

    He'll make his OFFICIAL debut on April 2nd..but check out this video:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/P2BbrCuPMUc?list=PLxZFbFwtJqA5YE_JCvKTMOsTgvg2XEe7W" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> 

  • Find Me!! ((PIC))

    Posted by Corey Carter

    There is actually a person hiding somewhere in this picture.  Can you find him??

    Wow...this guy is GOOD!  

    ((Or has good photoshop on his computer!!)

    Find Me

  • Dresses That Maria Had a Problem w/her 4yr Old Daughter Wearing

    Posted by Corey Carter
  • Green Bay Phoenix - National Women's Basketball Champion!! (Sort of...)

    Posted by Corey Carter

    In our tournament, teams progress based on their multiyear Academic Progress Rate, an NCAA measure of their classroom  performance. When two teams with perfect APRs meet, we turn to the NCAA's  Graduation Success Rate, which measures the proportion of athletes on track to  matriculate within six years. If teams mirror one another on that score -- and a  handful did this year -- our ultimate tiebreaker is the federal graduation rate.

    Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/03/19/2013-march-madness-academic-bracket-womens-edition#ixzz2O0u1f4H0
    Inside Higher Ed


    Read more HERE:  http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/03/19/2013-march-madness-academic-bracket-womens-edition


    Academic Bracket

  • My Annoying Fast-Food Customer Service Story from the Weekend

    Posted by Corey Carter

    Over the weekend we spent some time with my sister and brother-in-laws and their kids a hotel playing in the pool.

    When we got home we called to make sure everyone got home safe, etc...and this story came up from their ride home:

    They decided to stop at a fast-food restaurant and go in for lunch.  While my sister-in-law brought her 4-year old daughter into the bathroom, they could clearly hear somebody vomiting in the stall next to them.  It sounded pretty "violent" so they did their business and left the bathroom.

    As they were walking out of the bathroom, they noticed that it was an employee of the restaurant that was in the stall vomiting.  This employee continued to go back to the restaurant kitchen area, and when she turned around, my sister-in-law noticed it was the employee that had prepared their meal. 

    She brought this up to her husband who at that point stopped eating (they all did) tossed their remaining food in the garbage and went to the next restaurant across the street and had lunch there instead.

    My brother-in-law wanted to bring it up to the manager on duty, but didn't want to "scare" the other customers in the restaurant and cause a scene, so he instead waiting and called once he had left the restaurant.

    After explaining what had happened to the manager, he asked for a refund, which the manager did not give them and basically told him that they weren't entitled to anything for witnessing this, as the employee did not have the flu, but was suffering from "morning sickness" as she was pregnant.

    This obviously frustrating my brother-in-law, but not to the point where they did anything about it and they just left it at that.  I'm sure they will have trouble going back to that particular chain of restaurants in the future...

    SO...I'm not a medical expert, but whether somebody has the flu or not, there are still chances that when somebody vomits, they could spread sickness, etc...right???

    HOWEVER, my wife had BAD morning sickness through a large part of both of her pregnancies, so I can see where morning sickness isn't always an excuse to call-in sick to work.  In fact, in some cases, I could see, where it wouldn't be a realistic option, based on how often the sickness happens and how flexible (or unflexible) the employer is. 

    What would you have done in this situtation?

    Did my brother-in-law over-react?