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nov 29th 2010
Kevin Revolinski -- The Mad Traveler -- comes back to the area next week. He's making stops in Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan to sign his book "The Wisconsin Beer Guide: A Travel Companion". This would make a great Christmas gift for the beer enthusiast in your life. His schedule is at his website.
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nov 25th 2010
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nov 17th 2010
It's official, ladies! Ryan Reynolds has been named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive for 2010. The guy who's about to become The Green Lantern has come a long way considering how he looked when I first saw him on television.

Back in 1990 or 1991 when I was living on my own in Marshfield, I'd drag myself out of bed Saturday morning and flip on Nickelodeon at 11am for my guilty pleasure, a Canadian soap opera for young people called "Fifteen". This thespian train wreck was horrible but yet -- like many disasters -- I couldn't tear myself away. Each week I'd try to shake off the previous night's hangover by watching this cluster. After Nick found that they too couldn't stomach "Fifteen", they dropped it and I was forced to move on. Years later I started watching ABC's "Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place" and realized that one of the characters looked very familiar. It took a while but I figured out that Ryan Reynolds on "Two Guys" was one of the kids on "Fifteen".

Of course, Reynolds moved on since then ("Van Wilder" but if you've never seen the really early days of "The Sexiest Man Alive", enjoy these clips from "Fifteen" featuring a teenaged Ryan Reynolds and bask in the bad. (I especially like the breathy blonde. Is she whispering?)

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nov 12th 2010

Open those checkbooks, WAPL faithful! Here's your chance to own what seems to be a historic and influential album (according to the listed price) thanks to eBay! And if you're really that tempted to use the "Buy It Now" feature, hold off until you talk to me. I have a copy of this piece of WAPL history that I'll sell you. And a bridge.
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