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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6000 on: July 30, 2016, 12:46:16 PM »
For all intents and purposes, Fordboy is simply a lost tribesman with an unfortunate postal code, causing him to suffer the indignities of a quasi-professional football team and unpedigreed breweries.  Yet we in Wisconsin recognize the sojourner, the outcast, the refugee, and we raise our glasses to the truly brave, who live in a state where any governor has an opportunity to achieve a career guaranteeing lifetime employment - albeit stamping license plates . . .



"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6001 on: July 30, 2016, 11:13:55 PM »
Sheesh... we're not done celebrating the 400th page- and we're already onto 401. :roll:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6002 on: July 31, 2016, 10:17:53 AM »
Was in a little brewpub in nowhere south Oklahoma meeting my youngest for lunch and a beer.... Yes it was a 4.5 hour drive for  both of us....

Their menu included a variety of great sounding beers, I had the stout, very nice... one thing I noticed on the menu was a note that flavored water was available at the back bar... away from the real beer drinkers...
flavors listed... coors, coors lite, bud, bud lite, miller..... well you get the idea, the yellow fizzy beers that are, like my buddy Ross says... like having sex in a canoe... f'ing near water.
I guess a trip to see Chris and Mark should go on my list  :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6003 on: July 31, 2016, 11:17:07 AM »

I guess a trip to see Chris and Mark should go on my list  :cheers:

Open arms and open bottles await you upon your arrival.  :cheers:
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6004 on: August 04, 2016, 08:14:24 AM »

I guess a trip to see Chris and Mark should go on my list  :cheers:

Open arms and open bottles await you upon your arrival.  :cheers:

Bob,

Some directions:

North of the cheddar curtain:    Pale to amber and hoppy . . . . .   when out of the "good stuff",   PBR or Old Style . . . . . .

South of the cheddar curtain:    Dark and malty, possible hints of Bourbon or other whisky. . . . .   When out of the "good stuff",  we head to Binnies' Beverage Depot for more of the good stuff . . . . . . .

Awaiting your arrival . . . . .

 :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6005 on: August 04, 2016, 08:15:40 AM »
midget,

Any progress on piston?

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6006 on: August 04, 2016, 08:54:16 AM »

I guess a trip to see Chris and Mark should go on my list  :cheers:

Open arms and open bottles await you upon your arrival.  :cheers:

Now that's a good buddy!!!!! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6007 on: August 05, 2016, 06:55:46 AM »
midget,

Any progress on piston?

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F/B

midget,

Are you ill?    Overworked?     Over-Shattered?

https://www.facebook.com/shatteredmilwaukee/info/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

Or are you just "Wisconsinbly"

Inquiring minds want to know . . . . . .

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6008 on: August 10, 2016, 11:55:24 PM »


Any progress on piston?


Are you ill?    Overworked?     Over-Shattered?

https://www.facebook.com/shatteredmilwaukee/info/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

Or are you just "Wisconsinbly"

Inquiring minds want to know . . . . . .

 :cheers:
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I'm still staring at the boxed-up piston mold, and I have yet to mock up the front end of the K.  I've got to get the Midget presentable for the Milwaukee Concours d'Elegance on the 27th - and before you get to thinking I'm puttin' on airs, keep in mind that elegance in Milwaukee is an undented beer can.

And yes, we're playing this Friday -

https://www.facebook.com/events/1153646734677770/

after which I have to strike the PA, head up to Monotonous Falls, catch just enough sleep to make me cranky and set up 3 PA systems for the annual "Wheeling for Healing" event which kicks off at 7:00 in the morning -

http://www.froedtert.com/community-memorial/foundation/special-events

Last week was the S.C. Johnson company picnic, traffic court this morning, tomorrow is training on "workman's comp and medical leave - uses and abuses" - setup for the Westmoor Country Club annual swim show Friday morning - an Esther Williamsesque affair - then set up for the Shattered show with a forecast of 85 and thunderstorms - an outside gig, of course.

I'm the one who wanted to be in show business . . . but Dodge near everybody I want to hang out with is in Wendover this weekend.

The good news is that I've finally resourced a human, he starts on the 29th, and I have had a bit of help from a Naval Reserve friend of mine these last two weeks before he heads out to New Orleans for duty.  The breathing room has let me catch up with my HR duties, which have been centered around an internal I-9 audit, but I see a glimpse of normalcy on the horizon.

I've got a ticket to the Brewers/Braves game tomorrow afternoon - stop by the shop - I won't be able to use it.  Free to a good home.

"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6009 on: August 11, 2016, 12:06:44 AM »
Chris, PM sent, but you just answered my question, dang, no Speedweek for you.   :x

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6010 on: August 11, 2016, 12:18:25 AM »
Chris, PM sent, but you just answered my question, dang, no Speedweek for you.   :x

I was initially screwed on this week starting in March, and it simply got worse as the summer progressed. 

Pass on a howdy to Gus - will he be running this year?
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We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6011 on: August 11, 2016, 12:25:40 AM »
Gus will not be running unless someone loans him a ride (he is bringing his gear). 

We have a project in the works but it will probably debut about the same time as the "K".

  Don

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6012 on: August 16, 2016, 11:36:11 PM »
I just wanted to thank everyone who has been in touch regarding the recent events here in Milwaukee.

Indeed, they were close to home - about 13 blocks away.

We're fine, and have had absolutely no trouble, but the citizens in my neighborhood are hurting.  

What you've seen on the television, the internet and in the papers was substantially true, but as a member of the Sherman Park neighborhood for better than 21 years, I can say that what the camera crews captured is certainly not representative of the community of committed neighbors and friends I share this area with.

One of the businesses on Burleigh that I have mentioned from time to time is Reynolds' Pasties.  They are at 35th and Burleigh - right at the epicenter of much of the mayhem.  While Slim may argue with me on this point, they make the best darned Pasty in the upper Midwest.  They've been around since 1956, and survived this riot unscathed - and undaunted.

Today I bought lunch for a number of my fellow employees from Reynolds' for very selfish reasons - they're a pillar in the Sherman Park neighborhood, the food is first rate, and I don't want them leaving.



 
« Last Edit: August 17, 2016, 11:02:16 AM by Milwaukee Midget »
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!

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Re: Milwaukee Midget
« Reply #6013 on: August 16, 2016, 11:39:50 PM »
Looks pastylicious.  :cheers: Hang in there. Wayno

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« Reply #6014 on: August 16, 2016, 11:45:32 PM »
Looks pastylicious.  :cheers: Hang in there. Wayno

Darned near as good as the fridge-ribs at the Rodge Mahal!  :cheers:

Wayno - see you on the 11th.
"Problems are almost always a sign of progress."  Harold Bettes
Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

We are NOT rebuilding . . . We are reloading.

GOD SAVE MG - The Queen can take care of herself!