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TABLEÖFCÖNTENTS THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU OKTOBERFEST: A BRIEF HISTORY
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In last week's Second Supper we incorrectly listed the Milwaukee Bucks’ opponent for their October 10 game at the La Crosse Center. They will actually be playing the Dallas Mavericks. We apologize to the Monta Ellis fans. Maura Henn took the Mississippi Valley Mayhem team photograph that ran in last week’s issue. See more of her work at www.the-littledeer.deviantart.com. Cover: Miss Oktoberfest Katie Ekern photographed by Sarah Morgan Photo Bingo: Designed by Rick Serdynski
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firstname.lastname@example.org I filled up my gas tank the other day and it cost me $48.79. Now I don’t know if any of you are aware of this, but that’s a lot of freaking money! And I still had a quarter of a tank when I made my stop at Kwik Trip! So needless to say, I’ve been driving a little less these days and I’m planning very selectively when I will leave the La Crosse city limits this semester. Halloween in Madison? I think not:We have liquor and freaks here. This past weekend, however, I made the sacrifice to drive the two and a half hours home. Odd timing I know, school’s only been in session for a few weeks. So what would prompt me to head home and waste the gas when I surely can’t be homesick yet? Sauerkraut and poppy seeds, that’s what. This weekend in my hometown was the Czech harvest festival known as Dozinky Days. We don’t do any harvesting of crops, but we eat a lot of Czech food and drink in the middle of Main Street. They should pretty much call it Awesome Days because…well, it’s awesome. This year especially, the awesomeness of Dozinky was taken to the extreme because I had the opportunity to work during the times when I wouldn’t have been doing anything anyway to make some extra coin. Now I know that work and Dozinky don’t normally mix, but this wasn’t just your normal type of job. Usually at the golf course I work at, I stand behind a counter and check golfers in for their rounds; not much fun if you ask me. But this weekend, my boss needed someone to drive the beverage cart around for two huge tournaments they had scheduled. The weather was beautiful and the people in these tournaments were in the mood to get trashed for some odd reason. I sold a lot of beer and got tipped like I was taking my top off (though I clearly did not).
I did sort of feel like a golf course prostitute at one point in time, though, because this guy tipped me just to give him a hug. He kept saying “Hug me harder. Harder! Wow, you smell good!” It was really weird and highly inappropriate but he had a five out and I couldn’t refuse Mr. Lincoln. Not only did I learn that everyone has their price that day, but apparently mine is fairly low. With all the extra money I made on Friday afternoon from selling my body to drunken middle-aged men, I was in the mood to catch up with some high school friends and acquaintances. Lucky for me, Dozinky/Awesome Days anticipates this mood because on Friday night they close down Main Street and have a classic car cruise. No one goes to look at the cars, and they’re off the road by 7 anyway, but they keep the street closed for basically the rest of the weekend and Friday night becomes one big block party. It’s amazing the difference a year makes, though, since last year at Dozinky Days I had the best time of my life at Cruise Night. Literally, I thought I could die the next day a happy girl; how young and foolish I was. Don’t get me wrong, I had a lot of fun this year seeing everyone and drinking openly on the street with cops just ambling around. It just wasn’t the very best moment of my life for ever and ever. Last year at Dozinky I had never set foot in a bar before so I thought it was ridiculously cool to bar hop on Cruise Night. Now that I’ve been down to the bars in La Crosse, little old Simon’s Bar and City Club just don’t seem all that hip. Some guy tried to grind up on me in one bar like it was a high school dance and I looked over to find that I did, in fact, graduate with him.Then I was walking out of another bar when some guy punched me in the arm (hard, too) and said, “Hey, you’re sexy!” Honestly? Is that the best pick-up line he could come up with?! I never thought I’d say this, but the drunk guys in downtown La Crosse seem like perfect gentlemen in comparison to the small town folk where I come from. Props, men of La Crosse. By far the very best part of Dozinky though, is Saturday where there are food stands lining the street and a classic American parade drifts by around noon. V-dawg bought me a cup of vomachka soup, a pork burger with sauerkraut smothered over it and some homemade bread pudding. And on top of all of that good stuff, my mom bought me a pack of poppyseed kolacky from the local Czech bakery to take back to La Crosse with me! Awesome food for an awesome town festival; it just doesn’t get more American than this folks. Even when gas reaches a gazillion dollars a barrel, I will drive home for Dozinky days. There are just some sacrifices that a good Czech girl has to make.
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The hand That feeds you By Adam Bissen
firstname.lastname@example.org The mood around the office has been anxious these last couple weeks as staffer after staffer asked “What are we going to do for Oktoberfest?” You may have been experiencing similar emotions, but our concerns didn’t involve ordering kegs, meeting friends or having a party — at least not directly. No, up here in Second Supper central we’ve been pondering the cover for this week’s issue. Did you like the pretty young lady in the traditional German dress smiling at you under our logo? Good, we thought that would be a nice representation of what Oktoberfest in La Crosse can stand for. It’s certainly the image sold by Oktoberfest, USA, marketed by the La Crosse Visitor’s Bureau and endorsed by all the area colleges. Depending on your level of cynicism, a non-drinking Oktoberfest could also be considered a complete farce, and historically it’s been Second Supper’s role to call out that hypocrisy. We certainly did last year. Although it’s exactly one year old, the 2007 Oktoberfest cover is probably the most memorable thing this newspaper has ever printed. For about half a year I heard comments on it weekly, and for a good amount of the La Crosse area it’s still the most visceral image they have of Second Supper. Here in the office I think we’ve all moved beyond that a while ago, but sadly Oktoberfest in La Crosse means a time to revisit old ghosts. I’m sure a lot of readers looked at the image above this column and recoiled as they did a year ago: Here we go again. Supposedly that cover shocked La Crosse, disgusted advertisers and turned an entire college population against us.We’re assuming, of course, since we received nary an e-mail on it, only second-hand accounts and comments like “I thought it was cool, but I can’t believe you’d actually print that!” Well, we did print it. We stood by it then as a shock to society, and I’m just as proud of it today. If you forgot about the cover, can’t read the font above or — perish the thought — want to hear our own interpretation of our work, I’ll break it down for you. The cover of Second Supper Vol. 7, Iss. 88 depicts a hand bedecked in a traditional Oktoberfest drinking glove emerging from the Mississippi River. I guess several readers interpreted the hand as actually sinking into the river, which is a bit more macabre, but I don’t expect people to do a directional analysis of water droplets, and besides, I think the cover is powerful enough to stand on its own terms. For those blessed enough to live in the La Crosse media vacuum over the past decade, the significance of the picture is pretty clear. It refers to our notorious streak of river drownings, the nine college-age men who’ve died in the Mississippi River in the past 11 years, all of whom had blood-alcohol contents well beyond the level of simple impairment. It’s a sad trend, to be sure, and it’s pathetic that people regard it as our only national claim to fame, but without much else to talk about, people in La Crosse tend to dwell. It was our intention to cover that story in a new way, because obviously the old newspaper articles and handwringing didn’t work. The only other text on our Oktober-
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fest 2007 cover read “La Crosse Drinking Culture Alive & We l l .” Even today that joke La Crosse is black Drinking Culture as obsidAlive & Well Oktoberfest 2007 ian, but it’s dark humor that sticks and works to drive home a point. Yeah it’s a little obscene that 100,000 people come here each year for a beer-drinking festival — no matter how else La Crosse seeks to couch it — right alongside a landmark that’s been home to nine binge drinking deaths. There was a minor furor when our cover came out last September. There were stories about it on the local TV news and radio, college students apparently threw our papers away by the hundreds and UW-La Crosse chancellor Joe Gow made an official statement denouncing our editorial tactics. Yes, that surprised me, but I won’t say it bothered me too much. What was worse was when Christopher Melancon, age 24, drank himself to three times the legal limit, toppled over the Cass Street bridge and drowned in the Mississippi River while our cover was still on newsstands, waving at passersby. It’s a strange way to be vindicated, and it’s hard to find any irony darker than that. Thus came our dilemma in choosing a cover for Oktoberfest 2008. People still remember the ’07 “hand cover” vividly, and I’ll still see it around town, taped up in the apartments and bars of people who seemed to appreciate our point. So I asked my staff: “Do we really need to make another argument on the dangers of binge drinking, or is the whole river killing thing played out?” Well, Second Supper writers are a lot of things, but they’re certainly not dull or humorless. I heard pitches to recreate last year’s cover, this time holding up two beers, an “OK” sign or perhaps a middle finger. During the Michael Phelps madness, some thought it would be funny to line up the staff in Speedos and lederhosen at the Riverside Park levy, maybe caption it “On your mark …” Ultimately we thought it would be best to put the past behind us (this navel-gazing column notwithstanding). Last year’s Oktoberfest issue was just the fifth paper Second Supper published in its current, “serious” format, and truthfully we were struggling to find our voice and our footing back then.The fallout from our “hand cover” helps define the pull-few-punches paper we are today. Put simply, we don’t make our points the same way as everybody else, and we try not to be too high flying for our own good. So let me be clear: Friends, neighbors, visitors, have fun these next two weeks, but be sensible at the party. In 2007, Second Supper had to resist the temptation to say “I told you so.” In 2008, please don’t make us ask “Why didn’t we do more?” Volume 7 Issue 88
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The last weekend of September is upon us, and we La Crosse residents know what that means: Friends from out of town have already reserved their spot on our couches; we've already placed our order for a keg (or two) of Märzen-style beer; the bars are stocked to the brim and ready to open early; and local businesses are putting finishing touches on their floats all in preparation for La Crosse's most prodigious — and favorite — celebration: Oktoberfest! Soon our downtown streets will be filled with locals and tourists alike, all intermingling in revelry and Gemütlichkeit with mass amounts of bratwurst, sauerkraut, parade action, Mardi Gras beads and, of course, beer. Though your eyes may deceive you, Oktoberfest is not just another excuse to drink. Like they say around Christmas, there's a reason for the season. So read on, and you'll see how a region rich in German heritage — and German brewing heritage, at that — makes La Crosse's Oktoberfest one of the most lauded around. History books take us back to Munich, Germany in October of 1810. That's when Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of SaxonyHildburghausen. To celebrate the royal event, the citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates. Five days later, the newlyweds organized a horse race to further the celebration. Because of this, the actual date of the first Oktoberfest sometimes shifts between October 12 and the 17, but, in any case, 1810 marks the birth year of the hugely popular event. Throughout the years that followed, more and more amusements were added to continue to build the grandeur that is Oktoberfest. To boost agriculture in Bavaria — the state where Munich lies — an agricultural show was added during the second year of the fest. In 1835, the first parade took place, with more than 8,000
Munich residents marching in traditional costumes from Maximilian Strasse to the Wies'n, or fest fields. By the end of the 19th century, bratwurst stands had opened, beer booths morphed into beer tents, carousels and swings were added and bands enhanced the merriment with traditional music. Eventually, as the fest grew in length the opening date was pushed back to late September, simply because the early autumn weather was nicer. (Tell that to your friends when they lament that "Oktoberfest" makes no sense.) These days, much like our tradition of tapping the Golden Keg, the original Oktoberfest kicks off at noon with a 12-gun salute and the tapping of the first keg of Oktoberfest beer by the current Mayor of Munich with the cry "O'zapft is! (It's tapped!)." The celebration in Munich is the largest festival in the world; in 2007 alone there were six and a half million visitors — 72 percent of whom are from Bavaria. La Crosse's history with the event began 150 years after the Ludwig and Therese got married. Though our city doesn't quite see six million visitors, it is one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in North America. In 1960, civic leaders in La Crosse agreed that our city needed some sort of community-wide activity to bring its citizens together. While many ideas were tossed around, including bringing back a winter festival, two employees of G. Heileman Brewing Company, who were of German origin, suggested a celebration similar to Munich's yearly Oktoberfest. Officials around town accepted this idea, for the main reason that October marks the end of the harvest season as well as the beginning of winter. They believed an autumn festival would help La Crosse adapt to the idea of another long winter. Since its kick-off in 1961, the Oktoberfest held right here in La Crosse is still one of the only authentic Old World folk festivals held annually in the United States. In fact — our celebration, combining old traditional German style with an Americanized twist, made it into USA Today's top 10 Oktoberfest celebrations in the world. Oktoberfest, USA remains a non-profit organization, and hundreds of local businesses, groups and local residents put in countless hours volunteering their time, energy and even donated goods, just so that we can enjoy one last hurrah before a long, cold winter sets in. So grab a brat and a brew, and sing Ein Prosit to the royal marriage. Raise your mugs in respect to our area's proud German heritage, because without it we'd be celebrating just another ol' weekend in La Crosse.
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Welcome, my fellow La Crossinites to the Oktoberfest issue of Smock Talk! In honor of the holiday that I’m sure most of us will be experiencing this weekend, I’m here to talk about the effects that ethanol (a.k.a. alcohol or, as it is sometimes called, that sweet ambrosia from the gods) has on the human body. I know what you’re thinking, my dear readers: “But Ben, I know that if I drink enough of this liquid awesomeness, I’ll simply feel invincible in a few hours, followed by feeling really shitty for the next day or so.” Well, I’m here to let you know exactly why we feel so great the night of, and why we all wonder where that great feeling went with the next day. So join me, my dear readers, into a venture into the wonderful world of alcohol! First of all, the primary agent that we know modern day alcohol to be is simply ethanol. C2H5OH. And that’s it.When the body encounters ethanol in the system, it passes through the system to the best filter nature has yet been able to devise, the liver. From there, the ethanol is broken down to acetaldehyde (CH3CHO). This little bitch is the primary chemical responsible for becoming sick while one is drinking, as the conversion of ethanol into acetaldehyde taxes the body of necessary B12 vitamins, water and other nutrients. The body ultimately converts the acetaldehyde into acetic acid. The reason that acetaldehyde is so tumultuous, is that the very nature of this chemical causes it to be 10 to 30 times for toxic than the alcohol that you ingest, which is also converted by the liver into harmless acetic acid. Acetaldehyde by itself causes sweating, nausea and vomiting in bouts of extreme drunkenness. So let’s get into how alcohol makes us feel like the superman that we are. As we consume more and more amounts of alcohol, it begins to sensitize an area of the brain, which makes it more receptive to the neurotransmitter glutamate. The areas of the brain which are particularly affected influence the areas which are responsible for thinking and pleasure seeking. And if you think that you yourself may
be a “talkative” drunk, or have meet someone like yourself, rest assured. Alcohol is responsible for making people have a more animated effect in speech and movement, which is simply the result of the brain dealing with increased levels of metabolism in areas of the brain that are typically associated with movement and speech. And for you newbie drinkers out there who feel like even a sip of alcohol will set you over the edge, there’s a viable excuse you can use in every situation where your lack of Irishness has come in question. Some ethnic groups produce more alcohol dehydrogenase than others, causing them to feel the effects of a hangover much earlier on than their fellow revelers. This results in an increase of the circumstance of hangovers that exist in the group. Don’t worry though, because the people who deal with this lack of enzyme are much less likely to become alcoholics. So as we’re getting our drink on, we often hear from our fellow partiers that it’s time to take a long, slow drink of water. This is because alcohol is a known diuretic, which causes the inhibition of ADH (antiduretic hormone). Basically, the more alcohol you drink over the course of an evening, the more your body believes that your body has too much water in its system, and needs to immediately ”relieve” itself into the environment. So, if you want to prevent yourself from pissin’ your pants this Oktoberfest weekend, I suggest that you monitor your drinks and try to keep your bladder in check. Remember; alcohol is working against you! The last affect of alcohol I’d like to share with you kiddies goes by the name of the Mallanby effect. This effect basically states that you will begin to feel the effects of alcohol before you have your very first sip of that fine Oktoberfest bier. This happens because the selfperceptions of imbibing alcohol result in an individual change of their perceived state before you began drinking alcohol. Due to this effect, they tend to overestimate the effects of alcohol within their system. Well, there it is, my kiddies; the effects of alcohol within your body in a nutshell. My only hope is that the majority of you don’t abuse this information and I won't have to read a police blotter about your body being found on the shore of Pettibone Beach sometime next week. Remember, with a chemical compound like alcohol comes great responsibility. Take care, kiddies! And have a great Oktoberfest!
Sober Oktober wanted to help out you could replace all the soap in the dispenser at your favorite restaurant with something like maple syrup. Good for the environment and your hands! 5. Poo-Lette. Kind of like Roulette, but with horse poop. You draw a grid on the street with chalk with numbers in each square, and people place bets on which square the horse is going to lay one down in. I haven’t made any money yet, but I still have to hold true to my good old lucky number 11.
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firstname.lastname@example.org It is Oktoberfest season, and we all know what that means. There are many reasons to celebrate, and many ways to do it. The most popular way involves imbibing a fermented drink that puts a smile on your face. But if you chose not to engage in the drink consumption in question, I have complied a list of alternatives to the “make me happy” drink. (Just so we’re clear, I’m talking about beer here, kids) 1. Do your homework. No, really, I’m not being sarcastic. All the other kids on campus are going to be slacking due to the head trauma that is a hangover.Your teacher will be so impressed that you are on top of your game that she/he will give everyone else a pop quiz, except you, just to teach them a lesson.
6. The Bend and Snap.You think you know what I’m talking about, but you’d be wrong. Get a roll of coins and a bag of rubber bands. At random (when a cute girl in a short skirt walks by) toss out a coin towards the feet of the crowed. (I have seem this, it works) it will hit someone in the feet. They will look down at the coin, then up and around to see where it came from. (get the rubber band ready) When the coast is clear, they bend over to pick it up, when they do, snap ‘em in the butt with the rubber band. That will teach the greedy mofos! 7. Random acts of crazy. This is my specialty! Walk up to a drunk, one that doesn’t look like they could beat you up too bad, and look them square in the eyes and say, “Ferrets are my friend” and walk away. Don’t even give them time to think, just leave. 8. Go to your local, open-real-late coffeehouse and loiter! Just sit in one of the chairs and contemplate the meaning of life.
3. Go to the laundromat. When people aren’t looking, be a nice guy and put their wet clothes in the dryer. Don’t go doing anything silly and tell them that you helped, because the true measure of a man is what he does when no one is looking.
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There are probably a lot of normal things you could do instead of drinking at the fest, but honestly, mine are more fun and whimsical. Happy Sober Oktober!
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cliners a few years back. Those guys may have provided the derring-do, but Bannon’s college offered the banner-making. That’s what led up to one fateful morning four years ago — it could have been three years ago; Bannon doesn’t remember — when he and Paul jumped onto the parade route, Two Guys With A Banner flapping proudly on an autumn morn. The pair weren’t invited guests, but they were sure loved by everyone at the parade. “That first year was probably one of the best times because we were so nervous about it,” Bannon recalled. “Then after the parade we were really flying high because it went over so well.” While they did that first year “guerilla style,” they’ve begun paying parade fees and have been official entrants ever since. “We’re not out to be showmen or anything,” Bannon attests, but they just have so much fun marching in the parade. At least it appears that way, and Bannon admits that he’s just too polite to turn down a friendly “Prost!” For optimal effect, the two guys like to position themselves in one of the later ranks of the parade, their joke setup by dozens of Boy Scouts who march before them toting official banners. Also, Bannon shares, “by then people are kind of loosened up from celebrating.” At first Bannon thought it would be a one-and-done-type deal. He and Paul would do the parade, get some yuks and quit while they were on top. “But every year the response we get is cool, so we’ll just keep doing it as long as it’s fun and we don’t feel like wearing it out.” So this year check out Two Guys and a Banner, marching in the Maple Leaf Parade at position number 123. If you raise a glass, they’ll probably cheers you back, a degree of Oktoberfest spirit that earns them audience-favorite status year after year. They haven’t won any “official” parade awards yet, but Bannon says it could happen one of these days. The two guys just need to get their banner up to the starting line in time for judging. “We usually have so much fun Friday night,” Bannon says, “that it’s hard to make it by 8 a.m.”
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Director: Courtney Hunt Cast: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott Writer: Courtney Hunt
reservation that spans from New York into Canada. Lila introduces Ray to the lucrative business of trafficking illegal immigrants, hiding them in the trunk of her car as she drives from Canada to the US over the frozen river. The police can't touch them because the river and both of its banks exist on Mohawk territory; the police, however, are the least of their problems. Ray singlehandedly supports two boys, one a young child and the other a pyromaniacal teen; meanwhile, her husband has hopped a bus to — she can only assume — Atlantic City. Lila, on the other hand, lost custody of her son when her husband was killed on a trafficking run. These women's struggles run parallel, intersecting only narrowly in the end. Neither uses nor exploits the other, rather the need to get by despite extraneous circumstances drives the two women into a mutual agreement that what they're doing is for the better. As a result, Hunt has created two of the most compelling female leads in recent cinema, indie or otherwise. Frozen River at once makes the possibilities of the human condition both bleak and compelling, a testament to Hunt's ability to articulate the struggle of motherhood in the face of societal oppression without a result that is overtly melodramatic or contrived. — Nick Cabreza
Virtually every event in writer/director Courtney Hunt's Frozen River originates in the characters acting out of severe desperation. Comparable to the quandaries of Charlize Theron in Monster and Tilda Swinton in The Deep End, the plight of Melissa Leo's female protagonist Ray Eddy occurs out of the need to survive in an environment with few opportunities to lead a decent life. Here the environment is New York State along the Canadian border, buried under snow and ice in the days leading up to Christmas. The overwhelming bleakness coating the lives of the characters in Frozen River finds a workable conceit in the title's namesake, a solid body of water over which it's not uncommon for cars, or even 18-wheelers, to pass. Even in her first feature, Hunt proves she's capable of allowing setting and character to coexist and develop naturally, the key to which is allowing the film to remain quiet and simple, not unlike the struggles people encounter every day in real life. Leo's performance is supplemented, and in many ways equally matched, by that of Misty Upham's Lila, a woman living on the Mohawk
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Oh, come on. Like you wouldn’t see a book with monkeys on the cover and snatch it up. Though it’s disappointing to find out that the monkeys in question are of the sinister human design — with nary a glop of flung feces in the tale — Bad Monkeys is a kickass work of scifi noir with the brain twisting curves of Fight Club. God and the devil aren’t explicitly mentioned in the story, but the biblical, black-andwhite sense of good vs. evil runs an ironic path through the narrative. Parallel to this is an examination of technology and its use to monitor and control an unaware public. In Bad Monkeys, Big Brother is working both sides of the fence. The Organization (good guys) and the Troop (bad guys) have both covered the world with invisible cameras and other devices, creating a surveillance so complete that not only do they know what one is reading, but what parts of those books one pores over. Of course, critical points in the story have the bad guys jamming those devices and causing tension, while the heroes save their sinister tech for the end. Matt Ruff emphasizes the struggle between good and evil at the expense of the control versus freedom question, but remains aware of technology’s danger throughout. In an interview that comes with the book, he states
that what makes the Organization so effective is not the technology it uses but the incorruptible people behind it. Furthermore, Ruff sees the technology question as what one does with the gathered information, not the data itself. As the layers of protagonist Jane Charlotte’s life get peeled away and revisited, the technology becomes the main character, it aims unclear. Consequently, the events are less important. Jane Charlotte, by all accounts, is a charismatic, but unpleasant person to know. But the surveillance tapes always convey that first, before she is forced to confront her unearthed sins. Either the Eye in the Sky is heroic, or it’s a witch hunter – and in Charlotte’s case, it’s likely both – but the underlying fact is that in this world, nobody is truly free. An introductory quote from H.L. Mencken states it well: “Conscience: the inner voice that warns us someone may be looking.” Similarly, the story’s ending is too deus ex machina, though in some ways it makes sense. While the wrap-up is meant to display “the futility of evil,” the true message conveyed is that evil is only futile if good has obtained the proper upgrades. Nonetheless, this is a fun and surreal trip, and as my inner dialogue has hopefully shown, a thought-provoking one as well. — Brett Emerson
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Slipknot — All Hope is Gone I remember my scoffing anticipation for Slipknot’s Vol. 3, an album which promised to be a stunning crap maelstrom. Upon first listen I found my position reinforced, yet as I listened to the disc more, I began to appreciate its unexpected maturity. I consider it the best Slipknot album made. This album, however, is that stunning crap maelstrom. It’s hard, but that’s to be expected, and the execution doesn’t push any boundaries. It’s soft, but in a contrived rock ballad way. The lead track, “Psychosocial,” has the same chugging choruses that dirty-rancid bands like Union Underground were choking on a decade ago. It’s a cesspool song, the worst of a lot of bad. The only song that has any weight at all is “Snuff,” a slow acoustic that builds into a symphonic ending. But that’s it. Everything else disappoints. If all hope isn’t gone, it’s certainly fading. — Brett Emerson
Octoberfest Beer Bell’s Brewery Comstock, Michigan First things first, we’ve got to address the name. If you’re a regular reader of this column — or even just a weekend visitor for our fair municipal fall festival — you should be able to spot the typo in Bell’s Octoberfest Beer.That’s right, that pesky little “c.” Even my Microsoft Word spellchecker knows that Oktoberfest comes with a “k,” and the error would prove telling from the almost always solid Bell’s Brewery. Prior to picking up this six-pack, I don’t know that I’ve ever had a beer from Bell’s that was anything less than exemplary. I compliment them for going the traditional route in brewing this Oktoberfest, but the final taste shows it to need a more thorough review than Appearance: 8 just some cursory copyediting. Aroma: 8 The letdown in Taste: 6 taste is doubly surprising given the Mouthfeel: 6 beauty that pours into a pint glass. Drinkability: 6 The Octoberfest is a lustrous ochre color with a fizzy, Total: 32 malted milk-like head that bubbles
two fingers high before disappearing into a thin ring. For about 30 seconds it has the most beautiful head I’ve seen this side Scarlet Johansen, but when racing carbonation gives way to cloying film, a beer drinker sets himself up for disappointment. Holding it to the nose, one can tell brewmaster Jerry Bell went the traditional route on this Oktoberfest, not a given considering his brewery’s risk-taking successes. It smells as a lager should — rich and earthy with bready notes predominating — which makes it more surprising when it splashes across the tongue like water. There’s almost no initial flavor, and while the malted barley does give a nice bread pudding taste to the cheeks, it’s hard not to be disappointed by the thin palette. Some hidden hops do give the Octoberfest a refreshing finish, but these are the sorts of surprises one would compliment in a macrobrewer — not a taste leader like Bell’s. Ironically enough, this Octoberfest is only OK. — Adam Bissen
Electric Six — Flashy Speaking of song sequels, does anyone remember clamoring for a follow-up to “Gay Bar?” Because it’s here. And the title, “Gay Bar Part Two,” is sung in its entirety. It makes me kind of angry. While it’s followed by a neat ditty about Formula 409, the majority of this album is a collection of unimpressive would-be rock anthems that sound like the work of a slightly above par bar band. All the beeps and whistles can’t church that up. The absurdly rock “Graphic Designer” and flamenco peacock piece “Heavy Woman” are better than the usual dregs in here, but even these tunes are dragged by Dick Valentine’s hey-dude growls and terrible lyrics (“He’s the X-Box to your Atari”? Really?) Sometimes Valentine slips into a pseudo-Tom Jones swing and throws out a little hope, but never with enough consistency. Maybe if Electric Six did a cover of “Delilah” this album would have merited some attention, but as it stands it’s synthed-up boring. — Brett Emerson
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Second Supper vol. 8, issue 133
I'm Jonesin' for a Crossword Answers to Issue 132's "Shrinkage"
"On an Axis"--from one end to the other. By Matt Jones Across 1 Messy entree 5 ___ Lingus (Irish carrier) 8 Apres-ski drinks 14 Name of a lake and canal 15 Wheat-based Japanese noodles 17 Newspaper publisher William Randolph ___ 18 Cincinnati home of the Musketeers 21 McDonald's magnate Ray 22 Gangster's gun 23 Potting need 24 Technique used by photocopiers 28 Tubular pasta 29 Smog watchers: abbr. 30 It'll be taken in January 2009 31 Mimic 33 Cones' mates, in the retina 35 Alley ___ 37 Bikini, for one 40 Actor who played George Mason on "24"
44 California town with an accidentally palindromic bakery 45 Squeeze (out) 46 Disneyland memento 48 Prefix meaning "within" 50 Took way too much
53 Spinach or onion, e.g. 54 Attractive 57 Marvel Comics series, as of February 2008 60 Clapton or Cartman 61 Gnarls Barkley lead singer ___-Lo
62 Charlie Chaplin wife O'Neill 63 Official press group of the Chinese government 69 "Try not to cause ___" 70 Like some pregnancies 71 Luke Skywalker's
sister 72 Liam in the upcoming "Lincoln" 73 Super Bowl scores, for short 74 Spend some time in the tub Down 1 Oscar winner Harrison 2 NPR "Science Friday" host Flatow 3 1990s R&B group Bell ___ DeVoe 4 Official timekeeper of the Nagano Winter Olympics 5 Luminescent phenomenon 6 One with a teaching degree 7 Harry and Hermione's friend 8 Wyatt's piggish brother, in "Weird Science" 9 "Love, Reign ___ Me" (the Who song) 10 Dish in its own dish 11 Constellation with a belt 12 Sean of "Lord of
the Rings" 13 Arrange hair 16 Near 19 Therefore 20 "___ Con Dios" 24 Generation ___ 25 Adhesive resin 26 Fly under the ___ 27 Suffix after "xeno" or "germo" 28 Wentz of Fall Out Boy 32 Golfer Se Ri ___ 34 Star-bellied Seuss characters 36 Black tea variety 38 "You can ___ horse to water..." 39 Song snippet 41 Fashion design label headquartered in Manhattan 42 Grab a bite 43 Like Rudolph 47 Operative 49 Teamed beasts 51 Modern-day cash advances 52 Former Communist leader ___ Xiaoping 54 Steve Martin, by birth 55 Get up
56 Subsequently 58 Bump into 59 Scottish Highlanders 61 Columnist Herb who coined the word "beatnik" 64 Card game with four colors 65 Like fresh paint 66 Role for Keanu 67 Govt. group with a Director 68 Have a gabfest
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September 25, 2008
Happenings classifieds 2001 18ft Bayliner ski boat snap fit cover, 125hp Mercury, ski pylon 608-385-5315, $9400 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport blue, cd, pl, pw, 262-893-8313, $5900 Oak Entertainment Center Glass Doors 262-8938313, $150 King pillow top mattress set in Package, $255, Full Sized Set $120 Deliverable 608-3994494 Queen pillow top mattress set Brand New Still in Plastic, Can Deliver 608-399-4494 80 acres of hunting land Trophy bucks & turkeys, etc. Can build on it. $4400 per acre.
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ongoing events SOCRATES CAFE
Every Monday Acoustic Cafe Winona, Minn. 8 p.m. Philosophical discussion group YOGA
Every Tuesday Bluffland Bloom & Brew La Crosse approx. 7 p.m. All ages, skill levels welcome Donations gladly accepted FIGURE DRAWING
Every Wednesday GREEN BAY ST. STUDIO La Crosse 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., cost is $4
ongoing events POETRY READING
upcoming events OKTOBERFEST BURGERMEISTER BREAKFAST
Bluffland Bloom & Brew La Crosse Begins at dusk Open mic reading, come to read or just to watch. Free and open to all ages.
WINONA AREA PEACEMAKERS VIGIL
Every Thursday Central Park Winona, Minn. 4:30 p.m.
La Crosse Center 608-784-3378 www.oktoberfestusa.com ARTS ON THE RIVER ART FAIR Trempealeau Hotel 608-534-6898 www.trempealeauhotel.com 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Arts, music and food on the Mississippi!
Every Sunday Sobieski Park Winona, Minn. 2 p.m. Free food and talent
upcoming events JIM BRICKMAN CONCERT
September 25 Viterbo University Fine Arts Center, 929 Jackson Street 608-796-3100 www.viterbo.edu/fac $37/$35/$30 CRANBERRY FESTIVAL
September 26 - 28 Warrens 608-378-4200 www.cranfest.com Largest Cranberry Festival in the world and has been ranked among the top 100 events in the nation. Over 1000 booths of arts and crafts, antique and flea markets and farmers market. OKTOBERFEST FESTMASTER'S BALL
September 26 La Crosse Center (see page 17 for more info) HEIDAL SPELMANNSLAG AND FOLKDANCERS
September 27 Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, Hwy PI, 3 miles North of Coon Valley 608-452-3424 www.norskedalen.org 7 p.m. Heidal Violin Player and Folkdancer Concert. Coming from Heidal and Ringebu in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway.
LIGHT ON THE LAND FORESRY FIELD DAYS
October 3 - 4 Norskedalen Heritage & Nature Center, 3 miles north of Coon Valley on Hwy PI 608-452-3424 www.norskedalen.org 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day. Forestry advice and workshops along with a showcase of actual equipment such as chainsaws, wood stoves, winches, firewood processors, etc. Demonstrations on crop tree release, reforestation techniques, horse-logging, log defects, how to set up a timber sale, and more demos that will be useful to landowners and others who are concerned with managing forested land will be put on by professionals who work in the profession ALL HERONS FLOCKING TO THE PUMP HOUSE
October 4 - 6
camping GOOSE ISLAND 3 mi. south of La Crosse on Hwy 35 W6488 County Road GI Stoddard, WI 608-788-7018 Open until October 30 VETERANS MEMORIAL 9 mi. east of La Crosse on Hwy 16 N4668 County Road VP West Salem, WI 608 786-4011 Open until October 15 WHISPERING PINES 15 minutes north of La Crosse, on Hwy 53 925 Dana Ln. Holmen, WI 608-526-2152 NESHONOC LAKESIDE CAMP RESORT N5334 Neshonoc Rd. West Salem, WI 608-786-1792 PETTIBONE PARK RESORT 333 Park Plaza Dr. La Crosse, WI 608-782-5858 GREAT RIVER BLUFFS STATE PARK 43605 Kipp Drive Winona, MN 507-643-6849 BEAVER CREEK VALLEY 15954 County 1 Caledonia, MN 507-724-2107
Pump House Regional Arts Center 608-785-1434 All of the herons will be together on display at the Pump House from Noon-4 p.m.
JOHN A. LATSCH PARK From Winona go approximately 12 miles northwest on U.S. Highway 61. (507-643-6849
FALL OPEN HOUSE AND PUMPKIN HARVEST FESTIVAL
A SEASON OF ART
September 21 Down a Country Road, 2 miles east of Cashton along Hwy 33 608-654-5318 www.downacountryroad.com 10 a.m - 5 p.m. Check our Website for details! FLEA MARKET AT THE LA CROSSE CENTER October 5 300 Harborview Plaza 608-797-6647 www.lacrossecenter.com
art exhibits First Saturday in June - Sept. 7203 N. Shore Drive, County Z Brice Prairie, on Lake Onalaska. (Look for the white barn) Enjoy extraordinary shopping at an outdoor art fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SIGNING STATEMENT: MODERN DRAWING
through October 11 Pump House (La Crosse) collaborative exhibition of work by local up-and-coming artists Matt Duckett, Jennifer L Bushman, and Erich Boldt.
Commonweal Theatre 208 Parkway Avenue North Lanesboro, MN 800-657-7025 www.commonwealtheatre.org Dreams and dreamers figure prominently in this 1940s comedy. Running from May 31-October 25. SOMETHING'S AFOOT
La Crosse Community Theatre October 24-26, 30-November 2, and 6-8 2008 at 7:30 p.m., November 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Musical spoof about the detective genre, based mostly on works by Agatha Christie, involves a group of people invited to the estate of Lord Dudley Rancour. When the host is found dead, all race to discover whodunit. Chaos ensues as one after another the guests are killed. A comical journey with a surprise twist at the end.
farmers' markets CAMERON PARK Every Friday, May - October 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Downtown La Crosse Fresh produce, pasture-raised buffalo and beef, honey, maple syrup, plants, artists, handmade jewelry, paintings, beeswax candles, live performances and more! BRIDGEVIEW PLAZA Every Wednesday, June - Oct. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bridgeview Plaza parking lot Northside of La Crosse LA CROSSE COUNTY Every Saturday, June - Oct. 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. County parking lot Downtown La Crosse CROSSING MEADOWS Every Sunday, June - Oct. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Festival Foods parking lot Onalaska WINONA Every Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - noon Every Wednesday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. May - October Downtown Winona Fresh produce, plants, eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, elk & buffalo meat, bakery. jams, pickles, honey, decorative gourds, wreaths & Indian corn. Our herbalists bring salves, teas, & catnip.
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COMMUNITY SERVICE [ Area food & drink specials ] LA CROSSE All Star Lanes 4735 4735 Mormon Mormon Coulee Coulee
Alpine AlumniInn W5715 Bliss st. rd. 620 Gillette
Alumni Beef & Etc.
620 st. st. 1203Gillette La Crosse
33 games games for for $5 $5 starts at 8 starts at 8 p.m. p.m.
33 games games for for $5 $5 starts at 8 starts at 8 p.m. p.m.
$7 four cans special 8 bucket p.m. - close beer pong
5-8 p.m. 16oz Sirloin $7, Blue Cheese Stuffed Sirloin $8, Jack Daniels Tips $8, 22oz T Bone $9.75, $1 shots doc and cherry doc 8 p.m. - close
Italian beef w/dog Beer Pong $7.00 meal: $6.69 4 Cans 8-close Pizza Puff meal: $4.49
16oz top sirloin $7 22oz tbone meatball sandwich 9.75 sutffed sirloin 8 meal: $6.69 jack daniels tips 8 $1 shots of Doctor, cherry doctor 2 Chicago dogs- 8-cl meal: Happy hour 4-6 $1.75 cans, $2 $5.89 mix drinks
Bud Night 6 - CL: $1.75 bottles $5 pitchers
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 33 games games for for $5 $5 starts at 7 starts at 7 p.m. p.m.
Import Import night night starts starts at at 77 p.m. p.m.
Cosmic Cosmic Bowl Bowl & & Karaoke starts Karaoke starts at at 99 p.m. p.m.
Cosmic Cosmic Bowl Bowl starts starts at at 99 p.m. p.m.
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. hard or soft shell tacos $1
5-8 p.m. BBQ coun6 - CL try style ribs $5, $2.50 Sparks euchre tourney 7:30
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. AUCE Wings $5, Bingo $2 Silos BOGO $1 cherry bombs
5-83-7 p.m. fishhappy dinnerhour $5.25
2-8 p.m. AUCE wings $5
grilled chicken sand$5 wichbbq meal:ribs $5.29and fries Polish sausage meal:
hamburger AUCE wings or $5.00 cheeseburger free crazy bingomeal: $3.89 buy one cherry bomb Italian Beef w/dog get one$7.89 for $1 meal:
pepper & egg sandwich batterfried cod, fries, meal: $5.00 beans, and garlic bread Italian sausage meal: $5.50 $6.69
Italian beef meal: $6.69 2 Chicago dog meal: $5.89
Italian beef meal: $1 softshell tacos $6.69 $1 shots of doctor, Chicagodoctor chili dog: cherry $3.89
2 for 1 cans & bottles during closed Packer games
1/4 barrel $2.50 giveaway Blatz vs. Old Style 8-11 $1 burgers pitchers
Beef & Etc. Bruisers
$1 off apps Happy Hour All Day
meatball Kids Eatsandwich Free With meal: $6.15 Adult 2$3.00 dogs meal: 5.25 Long $Islands
Mexi-Night - $1 $6.15 Soft Shell Tacos Chicago chili dog: $2.50 Margaritas $3.45
free pitcher of beer or soda with large pizza
meat or marinara spaghetti: Martini$3.45 Madness Italian sausage: $4.95 $2 off all martinis
$1.25 make your own tacos, $4.75 taco salad closed $2 $2.25 margaritas, off large taco pizza
12 - 7: closed 2-4-1 rails $2.50 beers
7- CL: Margarita $2.50 Monday Blatz $2.50 vs. Old Style pitchers (rocks only)
3- CL: 2 Beers, 1 topping pizza Thirsty $11 Tuesday
1203 La Crosse st. 620 Cass st.
Big TheAl’s Cavalier 115 3rdave. st. 114 S5th
Brothers Chances R 306 417 Pearl Jay st.st.
The Cavalier CheapShots 114 318 5th Pearlave. st.
CheapShots Chuck’s 318 Pearl st. 1101 La Crosse st.
Chuck’s Coconut Joe’s 1101 La Crosse st. 223 Pearl st.
7 - CL $1 domestic 12 oz $2 Stoli mixers 7 - CL $3.00 Domestic Pitchers, $1 domestic 12 oz $2.00 Shots mixers of Cuervo, $2 Stoli Rumpleminz, Goldschlager
$3.00 Domestic Pitchers, $2.00 Shots of Cuervo, closed Rumpleminz, Goldschlager
Buck Buck Night Night starts starts at at 66 p.m. p.m.
Barrel Inn Brothers 2005 Westst. ave. 306 Pearl
bucket night $1.50 U-Call-Its 6 for $9 Stat Fantasy Football party! Italian beef meal:
10 cent wings (9 - CL) $1.25AUCD High Life bottles $1.50 rail mixers
3 p.m. - midnight 25Wristband cent hotNight wings Win a 32" LCD TV! $1 Final shots of Dr. Week!
$4.50 Open at 9 a.m. pitchers Open at 1domestic p.m. Join us for the barrel parties atgame costat 2:30
grilled chicken sandwich2-4-1 meal:Burgers $5.29 Kul Light Pitchers Polish sausage meal: $3.99 $3.00
hamburger meal: $3.69Rib Nite cheeseburger meal: Beer Pong @10 p.m. $3.89
$2.25 burgers, $2.60 HAPPY HOUR 4 cheeseburgers, $2 off Dr.$1 shots large $1 pizza, fries $3 Jager Bombs with any pizza
-FREE 7 with entree or
soup or salad bar
50 cent taps 4 - 7 $6.75 (increases cents per shrimp50dinner hour) $1 rails
2 for sandwich until1 3 p.m. ($3.95 bytaps itself)
HAPPY HOUR 3 PM - 8 PM 7- CL:
10 cent wings (9 - CL) Ladies' Night $1 High Life bottles $1.25 beers & rails $1.50 rail mixers $2 Guinness pints
pepper & egg sandwich meal: $4.50, fish Fish Fry sandwich meal: $4.99, Italian sausage meal: $6.15
7- CL: Guys' Night Wristband $1.25 Night beers & rails
$3.00 Captain 10 - mixers/ CL: mojitos $1.50 rails $2 Cherry Bombs $1 Bazooka Joes
7 - midnight 7 - midnight 7 - CL 7 - HOUR midnight 4 - 7 Happy Hour HAPPY 50 cent taps 4 - 7 Ladies: 2 for 1 $2 Malibu Tequila’s & salsa, $1 rail mixers Martinichips Madness $1 Dr. shots 12 -507 cents per (increases 2 formadness 1 closed Guys: $1.50 Coors $2 pineapple $2 $2.50 $2 mixers hour) $2Coronas, off all martinis $3Bacardi Jager Bombs taps $1 rails and Kul Light bottles upsidedown cake Mike’s, Mike-arita 7 - $1.00 midnight 7 - midnight 7 - CL All day, everyday: 7 - midnight Shots of Doctor, $2.00 Cherry Bombs, $1.75 Silos of Busch Light/Coors 2 taps, for $1 1 $2 Malibu madness Tequila’s chips & salsa, $.50Ladies: $1 rail mixers domestic $2.00 Cruzan Rum Mixers, Mexican Monday Guys: $1.50 Coors $2 pineapple $2 Coronas, $2.50 $2 Bacardi mixers microbrews, $3 domestic $2.50 Jameson Shots, $3.00 $2.00 Captain Mixers $2.00 Corona, $3.00 Patron Shots pitchers, microbrew Mixers and Kul$6Light bottles upsidedown cake Corona Cuervo Mike’s,Light, Mike-arita Mexican Monday $2.00 Corona, closed Corona Light, Cuervo
$.50 domestic taps, $1 $2 bottles, import taps, microbrews, $3 domestic beer pong, apps, single pitchers, $6 microbrew shot mixers, featured pitchers shots, and 50 cent taps $2 Tuesdays, including $2 bottles, import taps, Topless beer pong, apps, single Tuesday shot mixers, featured shots, and 50 cent taps
BUFFALO, SMOKEY BBQ, PLAIN $1.00 PABST AND PABST LIGHT $3.00 Patron Shots BOTTLES$1.50 ROLLING ROCK BOTTLES $2.25 BUD LIGHTS $1.00 SHOT OF THENIGHT-$1.25/LB WEEK WING BUFFALO, SMOKEY BBQ, PLAIN Ladies $1.00 PABST ANDNight PABST LIGHT BOTTLES$1.50 ROLLING buy one, get one ROCK free BOTTLES wearBUD a bikini, free $2.25 LIGHTS drink $1.00 SHOT OF THE WEEK
$2.00 Cruzan Rum Mixers, Night $2.50 Jameson Shots, $3.00 $5 COLLEGE I.D. Mixers
$3.00 JAGER BOMBS
$9 general public Wristband Night Karaoke $5 I.D. $1COLLEGE shot specials $9 general public
$2.50 JUMBO CAPTAIN AND live DJ FLAVORED BACARDI Karaoke MIXERS $1 shot specials $3.00 JAGER BOMBS
Dan’s Place The Elite
$4 full pint Irish Car Bomb
$1 dollar Kul Light burgers cans
Topless dollar Tuesday burgers
Night EarlyLadies Bird Special buy one, get one free 20% off dinner items wear bikini, drink free 3:00 -a 5:30 p.m.
Karaoke Happy Hour 4-6 $1 shot specials $1.75 domestics
liveFish DJ $1 shot specials Fry
chicken chicken & & veggie veggie fajitas fajitas for for two two
football football night night domestic domestic beer: beer: $1.50 $1.50 Mexican Mexican beer: beer: $2.00 $2.00
chicken chicken primavera primavera
shrimp shrimp burrito burrito
chili chili verde verde
Ask Ask server server for for details details
Build Build your your own own Bloody Bloody Mary Mary 16oz 16oz Mug Mug -- $4.00 $4.00
Homemade Homemade Pizza Pizza & & PItcher PItcher of of Beer Beer $9.00 $9.00
5200 5200 Mormon Mormon Coulee Coulee
N3287 N3287 County County OA OA
Goal Post Goal Postrd. 1904 Campbell
1904 Campbell rd. $5.99 $5.99 gyro friesgyro & soda fries & soda
1908 Campbell rd.
Huck Finn’s The Helm 127 108 Marina 3rd st dr.
Football Sunday Bloody Mary 11-7 happy hour, free specials food, $1.50 bloody, 1/2 10pitchers - 2 DTB price
$3 bloodys $1.75 domestic JB’s Jai's Speakeasy Bar $1 priced-to-move
717 168 Rose Rose st. st.
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$1.75 domestic $2 Guinness all day bottles
reservations Karaoke available
HAPPY HAPPY HOUR HOUR EVERYDAY EVERYDAY 33 -- 66
$1.25 $1.25 BURGERS BURGERS
Bucket Bucket of of Domestic Domestic Cans Cans 55 for for $9.00 $9.00
25 25 Cent Cent Wings Wings
HAPPY HAPPY HOUR HOUR 66 AM AM -- 99 AM AM
Gracie’s Gracie’s 1908 Campbell rd.
$2.00 Malibu, $2.50 Jaeger, $3.00 Jaeger Bombs
$2.50 JUMBO CAPTAIN AND $2.00 Malibu, $2.50 Jaeger,
$1 closed Kul Light cans
$3.00 Happy Bacardi Hour mixers/ mojitos 12 - 7 $2 Cherry 50 centsBombs off most $1 Bazooka Joes items
$3.00 Jaeger Bombs $2.00 Captain Mixers FLAVORED BACARDI MIXERS
$4 fullclosed pint Irish Car Bomb
411 412 3rd Mainst.st.
$1.50 bloody marys 11 a.m. - 4 p.m
WING$2.00 NIGHT-$1.25/LB All day, everyday: $1.00 Shots of Doctor, Cherry Bombs, $1.75 Silos of Busch Light/Coors $2 Tuesdays, including Wristband
Coconut Joe’s Dan’s Place 223 411 Pearl 3rd st.st.
Italian beef meal: $6.15 $3 bloodys 2 Chicago dog meal: 'til noon $3.45
beer pong 6 p.m. beer pong p.m. $8.95 16 oz6 steak $8.95 16 oz steak
free wings 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. free wings 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
HAPPY HAPPY HOUR HOUR 55 p.m. p.m. -- 10 10 p.m. p.m.
Buy one gyro Buyget one gyro one get one half price half price
free baklava, ice free baklava, ice cream or sundae cream or sundae with meal with meal
$1.25 domestic taps $1.25 taps buy domestic one burger buy one burger get one half price get one half price
HAPPY HOUR 9Thursday - 11 2-CL Thirsty All day (everyday!) specials EVERYDAY 3 -7 and 3 12 oz. dom. taps $2 $1.25 Old Style Light $1 vodka drinks $1.50 LAX Lager/Light $1 12 oz taps $1 shots of Dr. Ladies' night 7-CL $2 Boddington's HAPPY HOUR 5 $1.75 domestic 50 cents off all drinks buy one, get one rails English Pub Ale 7-CL andbottles dom. bottles ALL DAY
HAPPY HAPPY HOUR HOUR 33 -- 88
$8.95 16 oz. steak $8.95 16 oz. steak $8.95 1/2 lb. fish platter $8.95 1/2 lb. fish platter
ALL DAY buy one appetizer GREEK GREEK ALL DAY appetizer price buy one half appetizer get one price appetizer half half price with meal get one half price with meal
$2 Irish Car Bombs (go out the Irish way) 7-CL
All your fav drinks at low prices
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday & drink specials ] COMMUNITY SERVICE [ Area food
LA CROSSE JB’s Speakeasy 717 Rose st.
The Joint 324 Jay st.
$1.75 domestic bottles
123 3rd st.
1128 La Crosse st.
$1.75 domestic bottles
HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 4 - 8, $2 domestic beer and rail drinks ALL DAY, EVERYDAY $1 shots of Dr.
223 Pearl st.
$1.75 domestic bottles
come in and find out ... you’ll be glad you did 9-cl- NBC night. (Night Before Class) $3 pitchers of the beast Happy Hour 4-9 p.m.
closed 9-cl$3.50 Domestic pitchers
HAPPY HOUR 5 - 7
$1.00 off all Irish shots $2.50 pints of Guinness $3.00 imperial pints
$2 Love Stories $5 Wu Tang Teas $1 shots of the DOC!
closed $1 taps $1 rails 1/2 price Tequila
9-cl- $1 rails, $2.50 pitchers, Beer Pong
WING NIGHT $2 SVEDKA MIXERS $2.50 JACK MIXERS $2.25 BUD LIGHTS $2 SHOTS OF ALL DOCTOR FLAVORS
AFTER COMEDY: PINT NIGHT $1 PINTS OF RAILS MIXERS AND DOMESTIC TAPS $2 PINTS OF CALL MIXERS AND IMPORT TAPS $3 PINTS OF TOP SHELF MIXERS
KARAOKE $2 double rails, $3 double calls, $2 ALL bottles
Wristband Night and Beer Pong Tourney
9-cl $2 pitchers miller lite til midnight. After midnight $2 ucall its
9-cl $1.25 rails, $1.75 bottles/cans
$2 SHOTS OF GOLDSCHLAGER $5 DOUBLE VODKA ENERGY DRINK
Open at 3 p.m.
Open at 9 a.m.
join us for the game at 2:30
9-cl -$2 captain mixers, 9-cl $2 bacardi mixers, $2 bottles/cans, $3 jager $2 domestic pints, $1.50 shots blackberry brandy bombs
HAPPY HOUR 3 - 6
3264 George st.
Price by Dice
214 Main St
In John's Bar 109 3rd st. N
Ringside 223 Pearl st.
Chef specials daily Mighty Meatball sub $6
3119 State rd.
breakfast buffet $9.95 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$1 Shot Night
120 S 3rd st.
Sports Nut 801 Rose st.
Tailgators 1019 S 10th st.
Top Shots 137 S 4th st.
Yesterdays 317 Pearl st.
Crescent Inn 444 Chestnut st.
WINONA Brothers 129 W 3rd st.
Godfather’s 30 Walnut st.
2 for 1 Happy Hour ALL NIGHT LONG
happy hour all day
Karaoke @ 10 p.m. 2-4-1 Happy Hour 5 - 10 AUCD Rail mixers @ 10 p.m.
Karaoke @ 10 p.m. 2-4-1 Happy Hour 5 - 10 $1 Pabst cans, Dr. shots @ 10 p.m.
chicken parmesan sub $6
Italian sandwich w/banana peppers and parmesan &6
$2 mixers, taps, bottles $1.00 OFF YOUR CHOICE OF FOOD
2-4-1 Happy Hour 3 - 9 Best Damned DJ'S @ 10 p.m.
2-4-1 Happy Hour 3 - 8 Best Damned DJ'S @ 10 p.m.
Chicken salad on rye w/ lettuce, tomato, onion $5 $5.99 FISH SANDWICH FOR LUNCH, $6.99 FISH SANDWICH FOR DINNER, $9.99 ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY ALL DAY
happy hour all day long! $1.00 OFF WILD WINGS, $1.00 PHILLY STEAK AND CHEESE.
LUNCH BUFFET $6.45 LUNCH SPECIALS CHANGE DAILY Ask Nicely See What Happens
Tie Tuesday Great Prices For Sharp Dressers
$4 domestic pitchers
$1 Rails, $1.50 Pint Taps, $3 Long Island Pints 15 cent wings
$2.50 Bacardi Mixers, $3 Long Island Pints 12 oz. T-Bone $8.99
HAPPY HOUR 10 AM - 12, 4 PM - 6 PM $2 Bacardi mixers
$2 Spotted Cow & DT Brown pints
$1.50 Bud/Miller Lite/ PBR taps all day $1.75 rails 10 - 1
$2 domestic bottles 7 - 12, $2.50 Skyy/ Absolute mixers 10-1 $2 Dr. drinks
$1 Point special bottles
$2.50 pints Bass & Guinness
$1.75 domestic bottles
$2.25 Pearl st. pints $1.50 PBR bottles
$2 Rolling Rocks $2 domestic beer
8 - CL $1.50 rails $1.75 Bud cans
$1 shots of Dr. $2.50 Polish
Southwest chicken pita $5
HAPPY HOUR 4 PM - 7 PM $1.00 OFF CHICKEN HOOP DAY!! MAKE PHILLY, $1.00 OFF YOUR SHOT AND CHEESE CURDS YOUR ENTRÉE IS FREE!
$1.75 light taps and Dr. shots
Fiesta Night 7 - 12 $2 tequila shots $2.50 margaritas
2-4-1 Happy Hour 5 - 10 $2 Capt. mixers $1.75 domestic beer, $1.50 Rails, $1 Pabst cans @ 10 p.m.
$1 domestic taps $3 Jager Bombs
Bucket Night 5 for $9 5 domestic bottles for $10, $2 Bacardi mixers, $1.50 rail vodka mixers 10 -1
2 for 1 anything 9 p.m. - close Fantasy Football stat party!
family buffet 5 -8 kids under 10 pay .45 cents per year of age
any jumbo, large, or large 1 topping pizza medium pizza up to 5 $9.99 toppings: $11.99 (get 2nd large for $5)
10 cent wings, $3 filled mug ($1 tap refills, $2 rail refills) $1 High Life bottles/kamikaze shots
$1 Dr. shots $3 16 oz Captain mixers
$2 Long Islands, PBR bottles, Captain mixers
15 cent wings
$1 Dr. shots $3 16 oz Captain mixers
$2.75 deluxe Bloodys ‘til 7, $5 lite pitchers 7 - 12
$1.75 rails $1 PBR mugs
Thursday $1 O-Bombs/ Bazooka Joes, Wristband Night Win a 32" LCD TV!
Saturday $2.50 Captain $2.50 Jager Bombs & Polish
$2 u-call-it (except top shelf)
3 - 8pm 1.00 off anything that Pours
$1 martinis $2 mojitos $3 margaritas & Michelob Golden pitchers
Fish Fry $6.95
$2.50 Bacardi Mixers, $3 Long Island Pints
$2.50 Three Olives Vodkas $2 Cherry & Jäger Bombs
$2.50 Bacardi Drinks $2 Cherry & Jäger Bombs
Thursday, September 25
Monday, September 29
Kreekside Adam Palm
George St. Pub Adam Palm’s Open Jam
Ringside Comedy Night Dan’s Place Live DJ
The Recovery Room Live DJ Nutbush Live DJ Popcorn Tavern Nick Shattuck Nighthawks Dave Orr's Damn Jam (gear provided, no cover)
Loons The Remainders Player’s Live DJ Nutbush Live DJ Popcorn Tavern Shoeless Revolution w/ Public Property
Popcorn Tavern Shawn's open jam w/ Up & Coming
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Tuesday, September 30
Popcorn Tavern Paulie
Alumni Open Jam
Wednesday, October 1 9:00 10:00 10:00
SS Oktoberfest grounds Three Beers 'Til Dubuque Finalist competition for lead singer 4:00 - 7:00 Loon’s Comedy Night
Nighthawks Irene Keenan Jr.
Coconut’s Live DJ
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Popcorn Tavern Dave’s Open Jam
Nutbush Live DJ
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Sunday, September 28
Nutbush Live DJ
Friday, September 26
Popcorn Tavern The New Blend
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Baghdad SCUBA Review The Yokanizu Project
High Noon Saloon
Damien Jurado Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Memorial Union Terrace
Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime Scotty Don't Majestic Theatre
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