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NAME: Andrea Byrne, 27 BIRTHPLACE: La Crosse, Wis. CURRENT JOB: Resident care assistant, student DREAM JOB: Manager of a community center for the arts COVETED SUPERPOWER: The ability to manipulate and change people's minds DREAM VACATION: Thailand FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT: Yoko's House FAVORITE BAR IN TOWN: The Popcorn Tavern 3 MOVIES YOU’D TAKE ON A DESERTED ISLAND: Grumpy Old Men, Final Destination III, Empire Records 3 BOOKS YOU’D TAKE TO PRISON: Mutant Message From Down Under, Ishmael, The Giving Tree

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1. Toothbrushes 2. Black-and-orange peanut butter candies 3. Candied apples 4. Bottle Caps 5. Bible tracts 6. Fruit 7. Peppermints

1. Sarah Palin People invited to the Second 2. Heath Ledger's Joker Supper Halloween party 3. Obama Girl 4. The Messiah (Brett Favre) 1. Bob Dylan 5. Miss Teen South Carolina 2. Dan Breeden 6. Forlorn stock trader 7. Whatever Britney Spears looks like 3. Chip DeNure 4. The city attorney who these days dismissed our noise violation 5. Mike Huebsch 6. Rocky Rococo 7. Wilie Nelson

3 CDs YOU’D TAKE ON A ROAD TRIP: Anything from Heiruspecs, Rise Against! and Otis Redding IF YOU COULD PLAY ANY INSTRUMENT PERFECTLY, WHAT WOULD IT BE? The congas WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKETS RIGHT NOW? A lighter HOW DO YOU KNOW STACI? I know her through everyone else.




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Dorothy said it, “there’s no place like home.” This saying rings true for college kids especially because no other place on earth is as loved and as hated as their parents’ house. It really is an odd mixture of feelings. As I packed up my bags for my trip back to my good old home in Minnesota, my roommate asked me why I was going home for the weekend and I didn’t really have an answer for her. I just did because I felt like it, and I did need to get my winter coat anyway, which turned out to be just in time seeing as how the high today was 34. Sick. I pulled up to my house late in the evening on Thursday (no class on Fridays, remember, because I’m awesome) with no real expectations for the weekend. My parents were out at some dinner party they had had planned for weeks so my mom had made Sloppy Joe’s for me to heat up. God bless that Midwestern woman’s heart. My brother and I then proceeded to spend the rest of the night watching the Minnesota Wild take on the Buffalo Sabers. The Wild had a disappointing loss in overtime since they gave up three goals in the course of about two minutes and were undefeated up until that point. It was like taking a bullet; the state of hockey was not very happy that night. Little did I know however, that my entire weekend would be sports-centered just like Thursday night. For the record, I don’t like sports. I enjoy golfing and playing volleyball, just like every other girl at UW-L (I’m referring to only the volleyball here, it takes a special kind of woman to golf, obviously), but that’s it. So this whole weekend turned out to be absolute torture. My mother and I did go shopping on Friday which was nice; mostly because I made out like a bandit that day with not one, not two, but three new pairs of shoes. But honestly, I really needed them all for various reasons. After our

long day of stimulating the economy, my mother and I returned home to find the living room completely controlled by the Y-chromosomes in our family. V-dawg and my brother were yelling at the TV about two different games they had playing on the split screen. I don’t even think either game was with any team from Minnesota, they were just watching sports for fun, I guess. I read a book. Every other time I’ve come home for a random weekend, Saturday has always been a relaxing day where we normally go and see a movie as a family; cute, huh? This is perhaps my favorite part about going home because going to the movies these days costs an arm and leg with ticket prices at around $9; I know I’ve bitched about this in print before, but I really need all of my limbs to function on a daily basis. This Saturday was different though, and not in so much of a good way. My mom had to work at two and V-dawg got the great idea to go watch my cousin play football. Unfortunately, I was forced to go with V-dawg and although he did buy my ticket, it was not to a blockbuster. Not that I don’t love my cousin or anything, but it was around 40 degrees that day and windy as hell. I literally threw my neck out from trying to flick my hair in the right spot after every time the wind blew it in my face. In hindsight, it would have been a good idea to put my hair in a ponytail, or I don’t know, a hat. Honestly though, my cousin plays for a private college in the Twin Cities and I’ve seen some of his teammates before; they’re mostly all hot. I had to look my best. Specifically, I pretty much fell in love with 15 and 24, they were exceptionally good looking; I would date either of them. And that’s really all I did for the rest of the game: searching out the hottest guys on my cousin's team along the sidelines and stealing V-dawg’s program to look up their name, age, weight and hometown just in case I really wanted to stalk them. I don’t think that’s the point of going to watch a football game but hey, I had fun. Watching hotties 15 and 24 running around the field wasn’t bad, and I do actually enjoy watching hockey (shh, don’t tell) but on the way home from the football game on Saturday, V-dawg actually listened to the Minnesota Gopher football game on the radio. There is nothing worse than listening to sports on the radio because you can’t see anything! Isn’t that sort of the point of sports? I thought I would finally get to turn the real radio on after the game ended and the Gophers won, but oh no! V-dawg just had to listen to the post-game show which I would say is borderline child abuse. I don’t think I’ll be going home anytime soon besides major holidays and I’m seriously starting to think Thanksgiving in La Crosse might be nice. After all, there is non-stop football on and I just don’t know if I can handle any more.




The Son of Halloween

Y M A R K S By Brett Emerson

brett.emerson@secondsupper.com I was half in the bag, a zombie with bunny ears when I called my old man. When he answered, I swore at him with good cheer. With typical whooping magnanimity, the old man returned the greeting. He and I performed our catchup, talked of our usual games, how they had changed and how they never would. Even when I spent two months on his living room floor in Phoenix, I never met the old man’s girlfriend. She never existed. So it must have been a good sign that, on this night, they had gone into the arid outside to dine and celebrate. “So,” I asked, “did you make out with her?” The old man’s blush came through the speaker, mixed into a coughing affirmation. I didn’t bother to cover the phone when I raised my head and screamed, “Hey, everyone! My dad made out with a girl tonight!” The whole bar cheered, and my dad laughed. Halloween is one of my least favorite holidays. Yeah, the guy wearing a gasmask and a dress in this picture hates Halloween.There are reasons, chief of which involves a case of personal apocalypse. Beyond autobiography, however, I dislike the holiday because it’s another day of token behavior, as St. Patrick’s Day is to kilts and Valentine’s Day is to faked orgasms. In this case, the lip service is weirdness. The same costume one wears on Halloween will draw sneers on any other. Well, I do weird, and I do it on my schedule. This column’s picture came from the first day of spring. My friend smeared himself into clown face.We drank heavily. Sandwiches were eaten from my pants. It was terrific. Additionally, I dislike how the Cult of Tim Burton has turned Halloween into a Hallmark Holiday, how parental psychosis has cut the nuts out of trick-or-treating, and how many broads eschew even token creativity in favor of the Drunken Slut costume (which can be worn any other day of the year, you know). For a holiday that’s meant to be frightening and shocking and fun, Halloween is boring as hell. But the end day of October does hold one bright facet that all these irritations can’t scratch away. Halloween is my old man’s birthday. As such, the day offers me something else, a sideways tradition, an escape hatch from the



normal abnormality. I’m glad for it, even though I don’t always perform the birthday harassment. Then again, he rarely remembers my birthday at all – and for two birthdays straight gave me a card which read “Happy 5th Birthday!” The same card. Stories like this have given my dad legendary currency among me and my friends. We have a habit of remaking our surroundings to fit our skewed imaginations, as evidenced by our willingness to speak to glossy paper Asian doctors as guardian angels. Due to my old man’s life as a rambling gambler, we have rechristened him as the Ace of Clubs, rendered his likeness in many video games and set him loose to whip ass. Appropriately, his initials actually spell ACE. Unlike Carl Winslow, another one of our old men, one who half-smiles as he shakes his head at our antics, my dad has no idea of this obscure form of filial piety, no inkling of the myth he has become. Kids with absent parents have the luxury of creating them, and though my family was somewhat nuclear, we all were absent. Throughout my childhood the myth was building of this man who lived and died by big blinds and the river’s fortune. To me, the old man was the avatar of freedom. But the week following his mother’s death, we went on a gambling road trip, and I saw the reality. Gary, Indiana is hell on earth. Surrounded by the rusted corpses of school buses arose a neon tower, holding back the Chicago pay-toilet horizon. At 23 and just out of college, this was the first casino I had ever entered. As I’d discover, it was a polished work of purgatory – at best, a shrine to desperation. Each man of its congregation secretly prayed to be Kenny Rogers, each woman prayed for The Gambler to take her away. I felt dirty. Soon, I felt bored. But the old man was locked on. For hours I watched him duel the ranch owner from Malcolm in the Middle, and my existence was nonexistent. After ages, we escaped.Well, I escaped. He just left. We spent the night in a seedy hotel, infested with red-dressed prostitutes who lurked outside our windows while the old man and I watched a Tom Selleck prison film. I began to question his compulsions, oblivious to the irony that I had brought a duffel bag full of video games with, in case I suffered a fragment of boredom, a stray thought. The week came to a head at a horsetrack in the west, following 14 hours and a public urination debacle. We screamed at each other, and drove back to my mom’s place in silence. The next time I saw him was that Halloween, after he returned to Phoenix and I moved to California. He met me in Sky Harbor while goblins roamed the streets, and I claimed my dead grandmother’s station wagon. The next Halloween, I drove it back to Phoenix, as part of that whole personal apocalypse. Our selfabsorptions did not mix, though he was kind. I think I like my old man better as a myth, which isn’t surprising, because I’m afraid of his reality, that I’ll inherit all his flaws. Then again, I like everything better in theory, as fiction. Including myself. So this Halloween, I will likely call my dad, and harass him in the usual fashion, secure in the myth, reinforcing all illusions. And I will be wearing the best costume ever. Me.

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Biden: My costume choices were pretty limited. But after listening to most of my detractors talk about how much I like to ramble, I decided to go as a “talking head.” So I decided to go as David Byrne, minus the coke habit.

benjamin.clark@secondsupper.com Our scene begins with a swanky Halloween party thrown for members of Washington’s political elite. The scene opens in the front parlor of the house owned by our host, Joe the Plumber, who has brought forth all of the candidates to mingle and to get the straight scoop on each of their policies.The beginning of the scene has the characters in dark, only revealing their figures. Their costumes are unknown to the audience.

McCain: Isn’t that kind of…elitist. Biden: Hey, this must be the place! Palin:…I don’t get it. McCain: Don’t worry about it, MILF, I mean, umm, RUNNING MATE! *wipes sweat from his forehead*

Barack Obama and Joe Biden walk into the house, almost a half-hour late.

Palin: So, Barack, what are you going as?

Biden: I told you we shouldn’t have stayed at that rally for that long. Now we’re late for the party!

Obama: You know. These are times of change that are coming to the country, and these are times that we need to embrace. To hope in. To believe that everything will get better. This is the point were we say “We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

Obama:You know that we need to get as many potential voters vying for us as possible. I mean, what happens if we hit Election Day and bam! Our projected 250-plus electoral votes are suddenly gone. It’s the Bradley effect in full swing, baby! *lights cigarette* So what’s this cat’s name anyway? What’s the big deal?

McCain: So…you're going as the president from Independence Day?

Biden: Uhhhh…well, it’s, ummm. Well, it’s Sam Wurzelbacher’s house. You know, Joe the Plumber? The one who called you out on your tax plan, and as you laid out your plan, you fucking called him out on his shit right there on the spot? I mean, if you watch the video, you can watch him wipe away the flop sweat from his forehead.

Obama: Why not? I’m pretty much already there. way to the front to greet their perspective opponents as they enter the house.

“Land of Confusion” video or what?

At this point, our guests’ host arrives and introduces himself to the growing crowd of influential political insiders. He greets the crowd with a smile.

McCain:Yeah! It was a steal!

Obama: Yeah Biden. I KNOW who the guy is. Why are we going again?

McCain: Biden! Obama! My friends! I’ve never been happier to see a group of socialists make it to the party of the year!

Biden: Well, McCain and Palin are there right now as we speak, getting drunk and proving themselves to be more badass than we are.

Palin:You betcha’! Obama: Uhhh, thanks. So, what are your guys' costumes for the night?

Obama: Well, fuck. We better get there pronto! Biden: Don’t worry, we’re already here. You see, it’s got the same name as his business: “Al’s Poop Palace”

McCain: Well, since I’m going as the superduper-master-reformer of the whole world, I decided to go as the most radical, the most influential, the most change-able reformer of all reformers who ever reformed…Reagan.

Our heroes enter Al’s Poop Palace and are immediately greeted by a mob of people in a variety of costumes. John McCain and Sarah Palin make their

Biden: Oh, yeah! I THOUGHT I recognized that face…Did you just get the puppet from the

Group in unison: JOE!!! Obama: Ugh, neat. How about you Governor Palin, what’s your costume supposed to be? Palin: Well, I’ll give you the straight talk right here, Barack. I’m here to give the American people the straight talk that they deserve, and doggonit, that’s what I’m going to do. Plus, I wanted to give a shout-out back to my old days of being an Alaskan sportscaster…so I went as an Alaskan Husky!

Plumber: Well, howdy gang. Sure is good to see all of you…even though, you guys…you know, kind of ruined my life. McCain: Well, that’s bound to happen, Joe. And I appreciate you taking one for the ol’ Gipper here…heh? Heh?! HEH?!?

Biden: Wow, what a bitch!

Plumber: Yeah…at least Reagan wasn’t a godless socialist who was hell-bent on taking every dime of my earnings from my hands.

Palin: Thank you, Joe!

Biden: Yeah…I can relate to somebody taking

McCain: So, uhhh, what are you guys going as?

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Biden: Jeez, John, you should have added some Fixodent to your dentures before you went out…

Palin:You’re such a crybaby, Joe! Obama:: Hey now...no need to be sling that name calling around.

Obama *turning to the crowd*: I guess there’s no way he’ll be able to sink his teeth into the nasty problems of big government now!

Plumber: Hey guys, I don’t mean to interrupt, but I brought out a tub to play “bobbing for apples!”

Obama smiles and tries to act clever.

Palin: O GOD APLS….appers.

Palin: I…I don’t…I don’t get it.

Obama: Hey, I’ve got an idea…how about instead of bobbing for apples, we simply take the apples out of the tub and give them out to everybody here at the party. That way, everybody wins and there are no sore losers!

Obama: Ahhh forget it…where’s the booze?

McCain:That sounds like loser speak to me! I’ve worked DAMNED hard for my apples, and dagnabbit, I’m going to enjoy every bite I take!

Biden: Dammit, Barack…

Joe the Plumber runs back into the room, holding an envelope high over his head. There’s an obvious look of success on his face…vindication, if you want to call it that. Plumber: Hey guys! I’ve got great news!

there, I felt that neither of you really cared for me. In fact, I got the distinct opinion that both of you were simply using me as political leverage against each other as a sick method to gain a slight advantage over the other. It's almost like, you know, neither one of you really considered me to be a real human being, despite my political beliefs. The group stands in solemn silence, realizing the errors of their ways in the spirit of their campaigning. Palin: Gee...I've never thought about it before. I mean, after all the news stories I read about the debate (and believe me, I read ALL of them.) I just always considered you to be just your average Joe, struggling to survive. Obama: Yeah, Joe. I know I gave you a straight answer that day about my tax plans, but I never knew how all of that media attention would bother you. We're sorry.

Palin: Bristol’s baby was stillborn!!?! McCain starts to bob for apples, and suddenly snaps his head back in a fast, sudden motion.

Biden and McCain:Yeah...sorry, Joe. Plumber: Even better! I just got my professional license in the mail…now I’m a real plumber!!

Palin: Oh golly-gee-willigers! What’s wrong? Palin & McCain: Wa-Hoo!! McCain *in visible anguish*: O GAWD. Mah teef…mah teef are gone! Ohh mah teef are gone!

Biden & Obama: …That’s…awesome Joe. Plumber: Gee, thanks guys.You know, for a while

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Joe: Hey...that's OK, guys. As long as history doesn't view my videotaped testimony as being completely opinion-based and totally onesided, I feel that my opinions were vindicated. If I knew that my name were to become synonymous with history for being involved in one of the most ignorant statements issued with the

whole 2008 election. Obama: Yeah, Joe...I wouldn't...uhhh...I wouldn't worry about it. Biden: Hey, what's that over there? The whole gang turns around to see Biden is referring to. In the corner they see a stage and a band set up. Palin: Oh My Jeebuz! McCain: It's...It's... Biden: I know who it is! It's...it's the.... Obama: It's...Wisconsin's greatest band to offer thus far! It's the BoDeans! The BoDeans then take the stage and play our heroes out in a dance scene that shan't be forgotten for times to come. The scene ends with the group doing that Charlie Brown Christmas Special dance (you know the one…the one with all the jumping up and down in the same space that makes you forget for a few minutes that the whole point of the damned special is to shove Schultz’s weird brand of Christianity down your throat). The camera zooms out from Joe the Plumber's house with a full moon lighting up Toledo.

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Dear Bob, How's it going Bob! Man, I am super stoked that you are going to be playing a concert here in La Crosse. I've been way into your music since I was in high school. I've got about 30 of your albums. My parents listened to you a ton when I was a kid too, so I kind of grew up with your music. You rock! When you are in town, we should get together and do an interview for the Second Supper. We could hang out too, maybe go get lunch at Hooters? Do you like nachos? We could totally order some. Dang, I can't wait to meet you. Shuggypop Yo Bob, Hey man, I tried adding you on myspace the other day. I guess you haven't checked it lately or something. Are you on Facebook? Last night I watched that movie about you called I'm Not There. I have no clue what was going on in that flick. Did you understand it? So, Second Supper is going to be throwing an 80's night dance party at Players the day after your concert. You should stick around town for an extra day and come party with us. I'll start telling everybody that you are going to be there hanging out. Get back at me. Shuggypop What's up Bob, Does it get hard having Rolling Stone magazine telling everybody how you are the greatest for the past 40 years? They sure are all up on your nutsack. How does a person become a voice of a generation anyways? That whole love affair makes me think of Brett Favre. John Madden would be Rolling Stone magazine telling everybody of the greatness, and the people of Wisconsin would be the baby boomers worshipping the hallowed ground that's walked upon. When Bruce Springsteen came along and the record companies said you were washed up and wanted to replace you with the new talent, did all that fellatiating you got over the years go to your head and make you a total diva like Favre was with the Packers? I'm glad you never called the Lions coach like a bitter old man and kept your dignity intact. Maybe Favre should find Jesus to cope like you did. Holla back. Shuggypop Hey Bob, How's it going? I keep seeing commercials linking Barack Obama to that guy William Ayers. Do you like that his group got their name Weathermen from a lyric in your song Subterranean Homesick Blues? That sort of makes you the patron saint of William Ayers. Here at the Second Supper house, we have a local TV weatherman who is our patron saint. Have you ever heard of Dan Breeden? I bet that someday Breeden will replace Al Roker on the Today Show and of course we'll miss his local coverage. So if you are the patron saint of Ayers, that makes you the spiritual godfather of Barack Obama, right? I recently heard that the Weathermen idolized the Black Panthers and were trying hard to be like them. When I was growing up, we'd call wannabes like that wiggers. Do you think in twenty-five years another disgraced wigger, perhaps Vanilla Ice, will launch the political career of a future President? Hit me back soon, alright? Shuggypop

Hey Bob, I was just wondering, if you could be either a unicorn or a dragon, which one would you rather be? Shuggypop Sup Bob, I've been kind of emo today. I heard through the grapevine that a local morning radio jock has been dissing me and doesn't like my articles. My grandma told me that he is probably just an unhappy man and doesn't like his job or something. How could he not like his job though? He gets paid to play Nickelback songs, for crying out loud. What could be cooler than that? He probably got free tickets to the Buckcherry concert too. I bet he'll even get to hang out with the band. Talk about a sweet job and a guy who's got it all. I'm bummed that this guy doesn't like me. What should I do? Maria Pint told me that he doesn't like her either, and everybody in La Crosse likes Maria Pint. What is wrong with this guy? Maybe he is just pissed that Second Supper took it to him at a local chili cook-off competition the other week. Maybe I should start listening to his show and write a weekly fan page to him in the paper or something. Do you think that would make him start liking me? Can't wait to hear back from you. Shuggypop Bob, I've sent you half a dozen emails and haven't heard back from you yet. You're starting to make me feel like Stan from that Eminem song where that dude gets all obsessed and drives off a bridge with his dead wife in his trunk or something like that. It's cool if you don't have time for lunch while you are here, maybe we could just go get some ice cream at The Pearl instead. I wish you'd reply to me so I know how to plan our afternoon together. Tila Tequila ignored all the emails I used to send to her a bunch of years ago too, and you are way cooler than Tila Tequila. She's pretty lame actually. Do you think she is hot? Her MTV show has to be one of the most annoying things I've ever seen. Do you ever watch TV. Write me back so we can set up an interview time. Shuggypop Wazzup Bobby D, Do you have an opinion on clowns? I know some people are really freaked out about them. They don't really bother me. I was thinking about being that clown from the Stephen King movie It for Halloween. I used to watch the Bozo Show when I was a kid and would practice playing the grand prize game down in my basement with some empty buckets. I totally could have won the ten-speed bike and 50 dollar bill. So I'm assuming you haven't gotten back to me yet because you have to ask your managers how much free time you'll have for hanging out with me, right? I guess I'll just keep emailing you until I hear back. I could always just hang out in your dressing room waiting for you if that would be easier. I could show up in my Halloween costume too. I'll be waitingâ&#x20AC;Ś Shuggypop Bob Dylan will perform at the La Crosse Center Wednesday, November 5, at 7:30 p.m.

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So Lady Ella...: Learning the Wiccan Haloween By Kelly Sampson

kelly.sampson@secondsupper.com When I was given the opportunity to interview a Wiccan high priestess, you better believe that I jumped on the opportunity like a cat jumps on one of those fluffy feather toys that you use to go fishing for cats. It’s a safe bet to say that I was looking forward to learning more about how a Wiccan would celebrate Halloween. I came to find out though, that Wiccans don’t celebrate Halloween. They, instead, celebrate the Samhain, which is pronounced "Soween." It’s Celtic. So I got to sit down with Lady Ella of Brooklyn, New York by way of the Internet and telephone, and I’ll tell you, it was a one-of-a-kind experience that left me with a smile on my face. Second Supper: So Lady Ella, what is Samhain?

Lady Ella: Samhain is the celebration to honor and mark the final harvest of the year as well as the dead and is considered the Pagan “New Year.”

sometimes it is tangible and is made with salt or chalk, and other times it is cast on the floor with the tip of a sword. It serves as protection. The Coven meets in the center. The size can vary depending on the size of the coven.

SS: When is it celebrated? SS: What is a coven? LE: On the 31st of October and the 1st of November, with emphasis on midnight of the 31st. Here’s the thing, at midnight the veil of the two worlds, Light and Dark, is the thinnest, so you want to start the circle at 11:30 and have it go till 12:30. For that hour, when the dead come to walk the earth, you set out empty places at the table to invite them to sit with you. SS: What is a circle? LE: When I say a circle, I’m talking about just that. It’s a circle drawn on the floor in a room,

LE: It’s a group of people who have been initiated into the religion. There are many covens; they are the equivalent of a congregation of a church. There are all-women covens, all-men, men and women together. There are gay covens. They are made to suit the members. SS: Typically who would want to celebrate this festival? LE: The Celtic people, the Gaels, Irish, Scottish Welsh, Manx, Bretons, Galicians, Asturians and Wiccans [Neo-Pagans]. SS: When was it first started? LE: Oh, Samhain has been celebrated for thousands of years No one really knows when it was started. It was passed down through the generations through word of mouth. It is older then written communications, and many of the traditions remain the same even today. SS: What kind of traditions? LE: Different covens have different traditions and the circle is always necessary, the components of the circle ritual vary as well; these are things which, again, are decided on by the coven. In my coven we decide whether or not we will fast for the day preceding the Sabbat. We also take a ritual cleansing bath and ritually cleanse our homes. SS: Is there anything that has to be done a certain way? LE: We never forget our ancestors, so we use this night, when the veil is at its thinnest between the world of dark and the world of light, to call upon them to join in our celebrations, as they are truly the “Guests of Honor.”

ebration. Lists are drawn up regarding every aspect of the celebration. Plans for the Samhain Altar, which color candles and cloth are to be used, which fruits will be offered, who will assist the High Priestess [me], as well as lists of the recently departed to be called into the sacred circle at midnight. Much cleaning takes place to get my home and sanctuary ready for our biggest celebration of the year. Shopping, of course, for any necessary items, is always fun and adds to the building excitement. Particular chores are assigned to the coven members and then the actual work begins. SS: What kind of food would you eat far Samhain? LE:Typically the menu for the celebration in my coven is without meat. Dishes such as lasagna, Eggplant Parmegiana, Hummus and Baked Ziti are greatly enjoyed along with copious amounts of cider and home-baked breads, menus are decided early, as well as who will cook what and who will bring what. SS: Can you describe a typical Samhain celebration from start to finish? LE: Oh, no. It is a sacred ceremony, only those who have been initiated into the coven are privileged to such information. I wish I could, but really I can’t, it would be a violation of a sacred trust that the coven has entrusted in me. SS: Fair enough. Is there anything that you want to say about Samhain, that wasn't already covered? LE: Bobbing for apples and carving Jack-o-lanterns are always planned for the party following the circle ritual, and everyone eats and has a great time. Trick-or-treaters are also important to me personally, so I always try to have something really special for them. Always made by hand and always given with the Brightest of Blessings. To you too I wish “Good Samhain”. May the New Year be filled with all the wonders of the universe.

SS: How do you prepare? LE: As a Wiccan, my preparations for Samhain begin in early September; normally the coven meets to decide what we will do for our cel-

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The poetry of bad sci-fi monster movies let’s take a look at some bad “alien invasion” science-fiction movies…

By Don Lacoss

Contributing writer In the early 1940s, the notorious surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel was bumming around Hollywood, trying to find work producing new Spanish-language re-makes of hit movies for export to Mexico and South America. This meant that he watched a lot of mass-produced cinematic product of various quality. Reflecting on all the different kinds of films he had seen, he said: “The worst movies I've ever seen in my life always have five minutes that are marvelous. But the best, the most highly-praised films, have barely five minutes that are even worthwhile. What this means is that in all films, good or bad — and beyond and despite the intentions of directors — cinematic poetry struggles to come to the surface and reveal itself.” As a longtime fan of campy, cheesy, lowbudget bad-movie schlock — especially horror and science-fiction flicks of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s — I’ve always found Buñuel’s comment to be completely accurate. Because expectations for these movies are so abysmally low, Hollywood industrialists seem to ignore them, and they exist under the radar of normal and safe movie product. As a consequence, and because these films need to be made quickly and cheaply, these movies sometimes deliver some deeply strange and fantastically subversive messages and images. Right now, the top movie in the U.S. is High School Musical 3; this is a very carefully assembled commodity, manufactured by well-paid professionals who are managed by committees of Disney business executives, marketing experts and accountants that have carefully researched, calculated and engineered the formula for their success under predictable marketplace conditions. But these indie films are done by the seat of someone’s pants, giving the filmmakers just a little bit more freedom when it comes to imagination, improvisation, intuition and lucky accidents.This might explain how some of the most ragged, haphazard and stupid movies ever made somehow manage to deliver brief iridescent flashes of staggering, hypnotic, jaw-dropping genius. For examples,

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Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959, directed by Ed Wood, Jr.): Shot in five days with money connived from a Southern Baptist church, Plan 9 is an alien invasion involving the re-animation of the dead, starring a professional wrestler and footage of a 3-year-dead morphine-addicted Bela Lugosi. People say that Plan 9 is the worst cinematic achievement in Hollywood history; I say “Horseshit.” Plan 9 isn’t the worst movie ever — hell, it’s not even Ed Wood’s worst movie, or the worst movie on this list. Sure, it’s cheap, clumsy and unintentionally hilarious, but its wildly incompetent production can’t obscure the fact that there’s a sincere, visionary dedication to the art of the movies going on here. Wood’s movies were obsessive labors of love created by a guy who didn’t let the fact that he couldn’t get financial backing or the respect of the movie industry slow him down (a theme covered in Tim Burton’s excellent Ed Wood [1994]). For all of its excruciating failure, Plan 9 is thoroughly entertaining, highly recommended and totally punk rock. The Giant Spider Invasion (1975, directed by Bill Rebane): This sci-fi horror flick concerns dog-sized spiders from another dimension terrorizing folks in Gleason and Merrill, Wisconsin (all of whom are so unappealing as characters that you will cheer for the spiders) following the opening of a meteor shower-induced black hole. Lincoln County local “Wild Bill” Rebane covered a Volkswagen Beetle in fake tarantula fur, outfitted it with huge puppet legs and drove it backwards so that the tail lights could be the giant spider’s scary red eyes as it chases people down the street in the center of town like a deranged predatory parade float — the word “incredible” just doesn’t cover the experience of seeing it in action. It’s a mess of movie, but a lot of frantic fun — it made a ton of money on the rural drive-in circuit in the mid-1970s, was shown on late-night network TV a bunch of

times, was mocked by Mystery Science Theater about ten years ago and is still beloved by badmovie junkies everywhere. I guarantee that this is the best monster movie with scenes shot in the old UW-Stevens Point planetarium that you’ll ever see. It Conquered the World (1956, directed by Roger Corman): The plot involves an intelligent alien vegetable-life form from Venus that’s using mind-control bat creatures to zombify the townspeople — a pretty common paranoid storyline for a '50s sci-fi movie, but ICtW deserves special attention for its unforgettable monster.The costume was designed by the great Paul Blaisdell, a do-it-yourself monster-maker whose specialty was creating creatures that you’ve never ever seen on screen before, and doing it on a tight schedule and below budget. Blaisdell’s cheapjack mash-ups of plywood, molded latex rubber, glue and carpet foam are so singularly imaginative and so wildly goofy that they’re nearly iconic in terms of oldschool movie monsters, and the critter from Venus in ICtW is no exception. After reading the script, Blaisdell pictured it to be a “hyperintelligent perambulating toadstool,” but on screen it looks like an over-sized rubber sea cucumber with eyes, fangs, and wildly flailing arms. The scene where the astrophysicist-hero attacks the monster’s face with a blowtorch is so sublime that the images will be etched into your memory for the rest of your days. Robot Monster (1953, directed by Phil Tucker): Horror novelist Stephen King said he realized that this was “among the finest terrible movies ever made” after smoking a lot of pot while watching it on TV. Filmed in four days, Robot Monster is about the last remaining family of humans on Earth struggling against a merciless, genocidal being from the Moon. The story is told from the point of view of a young boy, which may explain why the alien is a lumbering stunt man wearing a silly gorilla suit and a plastic space helmet with a TV aerial on top, and why it uses a World War II Army surplus radio/bubble machine to communicate with

the Moon’s totalitarian dictator. Movie-criticturned-neoconservative-culture-cop Michael Medved has trashed this movie and its director for 20 years for “sheer stupidity” and “bizarre artistic pretensions,” yet Medved’s own spittleflecked gibberish about “intelligent design” and “Islamofascism” on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show makes Robot Monster seem coolly logical and sensible in comparison. I, for one, welcome our new gorilla-suited, space-helmeted overlords. The Creeping Terror (1964, directed by Arthur J. Nelson, a.k.a. “Vic Savage”): This goddamn movie is pitilessly awful. It was made at the Spahn Ranch in California (four years before the Manson “Family” moved in) over the course of a few weekends for $5,000, but I’d guess that most of that money was spent on something other than the motion picture. Huge chunks of the dialogue are missing, so some ridiculous post-production voice-over narration is used to paraphrase the missing conversations as well as fill in the expository blanks in the narrative. And then there’s the extraterrestrial: a rubber-tubing-and-yarn-andleaf-and-twig-covered nappy shag rug large enough to cover the three or four guys it is thrown over, but not big enough to hide their shoes. More shuffling than creeping, the sluglike Terror devours a bunch of people who flop down onto the ground in front of it and then obligingly slither and squeeze their way into its mouth-slit to a kind of Cookie Monster-style “OM NOM NOM NOM!” sound-effect noise — apparently, these invertebrate things are advance scouts collecting biological samples from Earth by ravenously chowing down on random organisms and then beaming the analysis results from their digestive tracts back to their home planet a million light years away. The Creeping Terror will ruin you and make you feel like you’ve swallowed crazy pills; Beverly Hills Chihuahua will mildly divert your attention for a couple hours and then remain completely forgotten until the sequel comes out.

October 30, 2008


Tunneling under La Crosse

By Emily Faeth

emily.faeth@secondsupper.com Did Al Capone's cronies once transport their illegal wares underneath the watchful eye of the local police? Did errant husbands find their way into the arms of hired lovers; did they trudge through dim, dank passageways below the streets of downtown La Crosse? For as long as I can remember, I've heard whispers drift through conversations: rumors that below street level in downtown La Crosse lay a labyrinth of brick tunnels connecting the oldest of the buildings in the district. To put this local legend to the test, Second Supper assembled its own team of myth busters to explore the

darkest crevices of old downtown. We began our search at the Casino bar. Rumored to be one of the few remaining locations in which to enter the tunnels, we quickly learned that the fabled passageways were, in most cases, actually vaults built as extensions to the buildings downtown. Proceeding down the modest steps into the basement, we could clearly see the areas in question. A vaulted brick archway led to a small enclosure used nowadays as beer storage. But the structure's age is evident in the dust and grime of the decades. "Eighteen-seventy-eight, yes, they're 130 years old. Originally they were mostly used for storing coal," says Don Padesky, owner of the Casino bar. Regarding the fables painting these passages as transports to the legendary bordellos of downtown? "Baloney," says Padesky. "They were used to store supplies, period." But others shed a different light on the city's underground. In the bustling era in which La Crosse blossomed as a community, bordellos and bars dominated downtown. La Crosse was notorious for its nightlife, and the train station at Second and Pearl streets emptied visitors into a virtual den of id and sin daily. The

community flourished, and during the mid- to late-1800s, many of the buildings so familiar to us today were erected. Says longtime community resident Roger Plesha, "The tunnels were definitely used for heating purposes, storage and heats vents, that sort of thing...but things changed during the Prohibition. In a lot of cases [the tunnels] became a place for people to walk through without being detected.Yes, they were used for storage," he continues, "but most of them were connected." The vault beneath Casino bar offered prime views of the architecture of old La Crosse, but we were enclosed: I had to see if there was any truth regarding the the tales of the tunnels connecting the buildings of historic downtown. We moved next door to Jeff and Jim's Pizza; the staff were happy to host our team below street level. We traipsed down the steps, my editor, Radar and I, and our host directed us toward the southwest corner. Our guide led us to a small passageway, almost hidden behind pizza purveyor paraphernalia. The dramatic brick archways were absent this time, but our sense of curiosity remained high. We three entered the foreboding space. I cracked open a beer. "What's Halloween," I thought, "without some celebration?" In retrospect, I realize I may have been personifying a cliche. I may not have been able to fulfill my assignment had I not been armed from the get-go with the liquid courage so prevalent in our community â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the same culture supposedly supported by the subliminal structure we downtown-dwellers tread upon every day. According to most local authorities, the tunnels below downtown La Crosse were used primarily as storage facilities for coal, wood and merchandise â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that much is clear. It was easier for suppliers to access the vaults via the sidewalks, says Padesky.What remains muddied is the history regarding the passages' secondary purposes. "They did interconnect.The Pearl Ice Cream shop used to be Bill and Roses' [tavern]," says Satori Arts owner John Satory. "Story goes, a lot of guys would go over there, and their wives would get word of it. So the guys would go down below and cut through and enter my building [on Second and Pearl]. They'd cut through, and there were steps back up to floor level. There were a lot of interconnections.

"But not all the vaults connect. Don Padesky's are the most beautiful, probably, that we still have. They connected to the gas, the sewer, storage, everything," says Satory. "Pearl Street was certainly known for its bordellos, for its nightlife." The final place our fearless team visited was the Rivoli Theater. We followed our host down the stairs into the bowels of the building, and the laugh track from the evening's film provided an eerie soundtrack to our exploits. Upon entering the tunnels, we paused for the obligatory photo-op. Crawling amid those passages, though, I could feel the dust crumbling around me and somehow sensed that those who had constructed these passages did not intend for a groups of youths to naively explore the innards of La Crosse. For some reason, though, we continued on. It was black as pitch: I have poor vision and my flashlight wasn't working properly, but I groped on hands and knees as the twisting, changing tunnels informed me of my direction. There was no light, and my hands were scraped innumerable times as I sought the proper holdings in my quest. The tunnel began to narrow, though. Radar asked me if I could turn around; I couldn't. The tunnel from which we had come had turned into a heating duct; I was no longer concerned with the ghostly voices I might hear. I was concerned with the ghostly voices my friends and I could become if we didn't leave immediately. My friends helped to brush the dust out of my hair, and I still bear the grime of the ages beneath my fingernails. Now that I'm safe, and it's time for a reality check: Tunnels under La Crosse? Check. Passageways for illicit activity? Maybe. Creepy experience? Definitely. Decent article? Happy Halloween!

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Got any ghost stories?: A survey of haunted downtown THE RIVOLI Chris Kelley

BODEGA John Kelly

SS: Have you ever seen any ghosts here?

SS: In your eight years here, have you noticed any spooky occurrences at the Bodega?

CK: I haven’t seen anything personally, but I’ve heard that people have seen a younger girl, maybe 10- 12-years-old, something like that. She’s just in the bathroom and she looks lost. I guess a few people have the same kind of story where they try to ask her if she needs help or anything like that, and then she just turns and walks out of the bathroom. Then they follow her out of the bathroom

JK: No. SS: Nothing? No scary noises? No hauntings? JK: [shakes head]

and she’s gone. SS:You’re the first downtown business to not be haunted. Supper:You’ve heard that from a couple people? CK: A couple different places. A couple people, they know the owners and their daughter had a story about it. I guess she saw this girl and then she just disappeared. And then the girl that saw the supposed ghost, she went home and went into her bed and she wouldn’t get out of her bed for like three days. That’s one someone told me.

JK: Well, supposedly the place is haunted. Supposedly one of the former owners hung himself upstairs, and he’s been haunting. But I’ve personally never seen anything. SS: Have other employees seen anything?

Supper: Whoa, that’s a good ghost story.

JK: A guy who used to work here, he’s a lawyer in town now — won’t give his name; protect the innocent. He was manager at the time, just before I worked here. And he had closed the bar on a Saturday, like three, four in the morning. He had to come back and stock in the morning. So he was the last guy out, then he comes in. We’ve got a cooler downstairs right underneath the kitchen, and against the door there was a two-by-four at an angle with a stack of bricks. He’s like: Well, that’s weird. So he moves all this stuff, pulls out the box full of beer, brings it upstairs, sets it in the bar, walks back downstairs, and it’s all been put back the way it was.

CK:Yeah, That’s all I know.

SS: Whoa! How’d he respond to that?

SS: Any theories about why this happens? CK: I have no idea. That’s a good question. I haven’t heard anything about anyone dying here or anything like that. I don’t know — they say she looks like she’s dressed in like ‘30s attire.

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JK: He thought it was pretty fucking weird. He got a little freaked out, but he had stuff to do, so I guess he moved it again and it didn’t happen again.

SS: What kind of ghost stories do you have coming out of this shop?

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NC: Just like random things that will move.There’s some sounds. I never really see anything, really, but it’s kind of creepy.

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Interview with Shoeless Revolution as guitarist Eric Streske and saxophonist Jim Paela (in from across town) to sip gin and tonics, talk jazz, marginalize Minneapolis and plan costumes for the big Halloween show. SS: You guys all went to music school at UW-L. Having played in big bands together, do you think that affects the music you make? Jack Sabol-Williams: Yeah, I definitely think so.

By Adam Bissen

adam.bissen@secondsupper.com “Shoeless Revolution will return to La Crosse this weekend.” I still have to catch myself each time I write that sentence. For over three years, the septet has been an integral part of the La Crosse music scene — and not just because its members play in a dozen other bands. They were campus favorites, downtown mainstays and touring ambassadors, yet now that its members started cycling through the UW-La Crosse school of music, over half the band has left town. They’re still playing, as ambitious as ever; they’re just split between home camps in Milwaukee, the Twin Cities and La Crosse. To learn their new reality, Second Supper took a booth at the Casio with keyboardist Jack Sabol-Williams (in from Minneapolis) as well

Eric Streske: It makes it a lot easier to be in a band, because you’ve already had the connection of playing together.You already have that relationship issue down before you even get together to play. JSW: Things move really smoothly when we do rehearse. In our songwriting we all have a process.We all have a really good understanding of musical theory, like how certain chord progressions work, so that kind of stuff moves really quick. We don’t really have to teach each other a lot of that.We can kind of just spout stuff out and keep going. SS:When forming the band, did you try to mimic that big band training? I mean, what do you guys have, like seven people on stage? ES: I think a lot of our music comes from the

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training we have playing with jazz: improvisation and just how arrangements are done with big bands. I think we use that and bring it into our own songwriting. JSW: On a lot of our stuff, improvisation is a big thing. We’re not a jamband — we want to stress that. We don’t go off in a tangent world and stuff, usually. Jim Piela: Sometimes we do. [to Williams:] Sorry. JSW: But we try to keep things structured, which kind of has that jazz sort of feel. A lot of our songs, when we play them the solos are always usually the same length so we really know precisely where things go. JP: Yeah, it’s not like those solos are there just to be there, just to — I hate to say this about jambands, but just to take up time. They want to convey an emotion of groove. But when we solo it’s more about building the energy and having a complete statement about what we want to say in our solo. It’s not about that groove in the solo. That’s the same idea in a big band. A big band doesn’t have soloist that just keep playing through the whole thing. They have section, section, solo section, so they move on. Our solos are directional towards the conclusion. SS: So has it always been the plan to move the band up to the Twin Cities? JSW: We’ve brought a lot of the band up there. The hard thing about playing in a new city — like coming from here where our shows are packed houses and just a ton of fun and we know everybody because they’re all people we went to school with or know from La Crosse — and then to play up in the Cities where you’re virtually unknown, we’ve had a lot of tough shows where it’s just, you know, nothing doing. You’ve just got to play your ass off and try for the best. ES: Yeah, it’s been rough. And we’ve been kind of working on getting up there, but it’s just not going to work for everybody. That’s kind of what's happening.

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JSW: The hardest thing that I’ve found is that we became, basically, like a small family. We spent every day together in the van, at each other’s houses, and just going from that to just like not seeing each other for weeks at a time, it’s weird. We became really close and just had a lot of fun. That for me was the biggest break, just missing the people that we were with all the time. SS: What’s it like going to a city for the first time, where you haven’t played it before? ES: It’s kind of depressing, a little bit. JSW: Sometimes. ES: For me, I’d love to just, like, play La Crosse and not play another gig for two weeks. If we were to play like in La Crosse on a Friday and go to Minneapolis on a Saturday, it’s completely different. Like we’ll pack the Popcorn in La Crosse, know everybody, and the crowd is awesome. Then you’ll go up to Minneapolis and you’ll maybe see ten people that you know, if you’re lucky. So it’s just kind of a shock a little bit, because you go from a night like La Crosse to Minneapolis and it does get a little depressing.

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I've puked from illness, from alcohol and from carnival rides, but I've never puked as a result of watching a motion picture. Fifteen minutes into Pride and Glory, I felt like puking. Why? Because the camera work for Pride and Glory is shakier than Elvis Presley's hips. Did the cameraman have Parkinson's? Was the movie filmed during an earthquake? (California has a lot of those.) The first scene covers a football game in eye-joggling fashion, and the second follows police officers as they peruse a murder scene, the camera bobbing and weaving behind them the entire way. Does this hyper-violent camera work make the action "realer"? Does it make viewers feel like they're "in the action"? In actuality, the super-shaky camera is the filmmakers' attempt to make Pride and Glory feel less mediocre than it actually is. Pride and Glory's mediocrity begins with its premise: you have a good cop (Edward Norton) and a bad cop (Colin Farrell), and they just so happen to be brothers-in-law; oh, and the good cop's dad is the chief. The good cop has a chance to take down the bad cop, but

should he? Should he risk the integrity of both the force and his family by turning in the bad cop and his cohorts, or should he preserve the force's image and ignore the corruption? Loyalty vs. justice, brother vs. brother—we've seen these conflicts before, particularly in Pride and Glory's own trailer, which sums up the film so nicely that you're probably better off watching it instead of the full movie. Colin Farrell's depiction of a corrupt cop might be the one saving grace to this routine cop drama, though it's hard to understand why he took this role after pulling his name from the muck with In Bruges. The movie was co-written by Joe Carnahan, whose credentials include both a well-handled, gritty police drama (Narc) and a style-overkill fluff flick (Smokin' Aces). There's no telling which co-writer threw in all the police drama clichés, like thick tough guy accents, profuse f-bombs, sketchy mustaches, quick tempers (coupled with lots of shoving and screaming), and work dealings spilling over into home/family life. Maybe the generic plot is just as guilty as the camera of putting me on the brink of hurling all over the theater. — Nick Cabreza

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Yeah, the title is rather arresting, isn’t it? Yet despite this book’s promotion as a child’s introduction to the touchy subject of an illicit substance, I get the feeling that this book will find more space within the ad-hoc libraries of stoners and burnouts. High Times, naturally, gave the book big press. It’s unsurprising that there is an agenda here, no less glaring than kids’ books such as the subsequent “Help! Mom! There Are Liberals under My Bed.” No matter how well-intentioned the story may be, its message goes beyond educational purposes and into propaganda. Taking into account a child’s overwhelming enthusiasm at coming into undiscovered ideas and concepts, young Jackie takes a rather unrealistic leap into the Cannabis Cause. By story’s end, she pledges to devote her life to its legalization. The parents nod and wink at the girl’s enthusiasm, knowing that there are all sorts of other ways to make one’s mark on the world. My question is: if it’s just a plant, then why talk about pot at all? Why defend it? Why condemn it? There’s a dangerous perpetuation of the stereotype that marijuana is an all-consuming part of the lives of those who smoke it, something to defend against the pigs with selfrighteous indignation and ignorance. For example, there’s a stark omission in this supposedly

evenhanded tale — not one broke-ass, blearyeyed, weeks-unwashed pothead is shown. They’re out there! Besides the obvious message that drugs aren’t for kids, there’s not one word of the negative consequences of smoking dope, besides the fact that it’s illegal. Has Mr. Cortes never had pothead roommates? If not, he’s a lucky bastard. It’s oversights like this that make me wonder how much of the pothead status quo is simply reactive posturing against authority. How many issues of Weed World or High Times have been outsold by Cigar Aficionado or Modern Drunkard? Could a book titled “It’s Just a Beer” be anything but an Alcoholics Anonymous self-help book? If pot was legal, would this book even exist? I doubt it. While Mr. Cortes may have the right intention in attempting to present an alternative discourse against tired old “Just Say No,” his execution falls short. That’s not to dismiss the argument, but to say that it could be better presented. It also doesn’t help that Jackie and her mom take this journey dressed as a Samurai and Sgt. Pepper’s rear admiral, respectively. The excuse given is that it was Halloween. There isn’t a jack-o-lantern in sight, nor anyone else in costume. Nice try, dopers! — Brett Emerson

Cult Classics The Monster Squad (1987) Directed by: Fred Dekker Starring: Andre Gower, Ryan Lambert, Brent Chalem Written by: Shane Black, Fred Dekker This is one of the greatest monster movies of all time! It’s an '80s masterpiece, pitting a group of foul-mouthed kids against the forces of cinematic darkness. While Dracula sets to work regrouping the old monster gang, the kids are doing a little recruiting of their own. Fat Kid Horace gets saved from bully peril by Rudy the resident badass, and brings his savior up to the clubhouse, where Rudy stays for the voyeurism. Meanwhile, the feared and legendary Scary German Guy turns out to be not so scary. The old guy even invites the Squad in for pie! There’s a poignant moment following this delicious exchange, when Scary German Guy tells the kids that he knows something about monsters, and reveals a concentration camp tattoo to the camera as they leave. It’s a beautiful moment that rivals the best of Schindler’s List. But neither of these acquisitions is as shocking as when the little sister shows up with Frankenstein’s Monster in tow. Confident in their newfound strength, the Monster Squad takes the fight to Dracula and his minions. Following a Christlike montage accompanied by Michael Sembello’s magnificent “Rock until You Drop,” the squad raids Drac’s ramshackle house. The kids soon find themselves over-

matched. In despair, the Monster Squad resorts to awesomeness! In one of cinema’s finest moments, Fat Kid flails toward the Wolfman and delivers one of the greatest kicks to the groin ever! Wolfman slumps to the ground, and Fat Kid, staring in disbelief, whispers some Shakespeare: “Wolfman’s got nards!” Our dread vampire, however, will not take defeat lying down. In revenge, Dracula resorts to a tactic which has never before or since appeared in vampire lore. He starts throwing dynamite! Everywhere! It seems this version of Old Vlad has a problem with high explosives. He might need counseling. Appropriately, the human form of the Wolfman was played by Jon Gries, who breathed majesty into the role of Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite. Go figure. As expected, monsters and childrens have their final fallout. Dracula calls a little girl a bitch before unleashing a monster hiss upon her. Fat Kid goes berserk with a shotgun. And Rudy proves why he’s the most badass of all. The Monster Squad rocks it wild like the Creature coming out of the Black Lagoon! — Brett Emerson

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Reviews: your guide to consumption Fireside Nut Brown Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Albums B.B King – One Kind Favor The lord and master of the blues has little to be down about, if the constant quality of his music is any indication. Ignoring this trifling matter, the 83-year-old continues to belt out sonic gravity, untarnished by any amount of time or success. King charges into his latest offering without belaboring an introduction. Its first track is the album’s most morbid, it’s most fatalistic. You don’t bring out a title like “See that My Grave is Kept Clean” to sing about puppies. King largely keeps this collection on a slower keel, choosing stomp over speed. The orchestration at his back is both minimalist and elegant, providing just the right accents to King’s head-back wails and weaving guitars. By himself, King could carry this entire album. With accompaniment this smooth, it becomes even greater. There are no missteps; each track is as intense as anything the man has ever wrought. — Brett Emerson

Uh Huh Her – Common Reaction On Common Reaction, Uh Huh Her takes an array of the usual played out themes — pop music ridden with '80s synths, brooding basslines and guitars, and writhing girl-on-satin-sheets enunciation — and produces a work that is strikingly listenable. Many of the components may not be original, yet they are combined with such skill that this may be ignored. The only obvious drawback on this work is that the vocals get overly vampy at times, as though one could see the pouting lips they slinked out from. This especially comes out alongside the buzz-bass and synth-strings of “Explode,” which is easily the album’s most forward track. In comparison, the appropriately wistful “Dreamer” closes the album with pathos and desperation. In between, the meat of Common Reaction is bright, clear, well-formed, yet difficult to pin down. The end result is more than a mere tribute to its parts. — Brett Emerson

Oh, the tribulations of reviewing a new Leinenkugel’s beer. On the one hand I’m optimistic: Leinenkugel’s has been a standby for as long as I’ve been sipping suds, and a few of their early brands are practically studies in clean brewing. But lately I’ve learned not to be too trusting of the Leine’s logo. Although its baseball-jersey script and outwardly racist logo evoke a more traditional time, its recent brand experiments have been largely audience-mooching fruit hybrids and unfulfilling lagers. It was with some trepidation, then, that I took home the Fireside Nut Brown. I love the nut brown style — and this beer has such a poetic name — so I could trust Leinenkugel’s to not sling just another gimmicky beer. Right? Well, I’ve tipped back about a dozen of the Fireside Nut Browns Appearance: 5 in the fortnight they’ve been available Aroma: 7 in La Crosse, and I still can’t tell if they Taste: 7 should be considered flavorful or fake. Mouthfeel: 6 In the conventional setting, the Drinkability: 8 Fireside looks perfectly alright, a nice orange beer with a Total: 33 frothy grey head. Yet

hold it to the light, and it looks exactly like maple syrup — exactly like maple syrup! — and that sets the proper tone for the drink that is to come. Lifting it to the nose, I was whisked back to the smell of breakfast cereals I enjoyed when I was 10, mostly those crammed with brown sugar and vanilla extracts. The Fireside hits the tongue smoothly, gliding across the taste buds on semi-sweet malts. From there, the beer just moves through different shades of deliciousness, from Nutella to cream soda to baker’s chocolate. The mouthfeel could be thicker, but it’s highly drinkable — at least if you’re the type who could eat three mapleglazed donuts. Leine’s Original it ain’t. It’s more like a Kwik Trip Cappuccino: highly tasty but a long ways from authentic. — Adam Bissen

The Architects – Vice There’s nothing glaringly bad about this collection of dirty rock anthems, even if it doubles as a lack of anything exceptional. In the Architects’ notes and words runs a clear transcript of their quest for bouncy, punked out guitar glory. Accordingly, the band emulates their idols, but does nothing to advance the formula. Brandon Phillips spends a fair amount of time channeling the pipes of Mike Ness; the comparison is obvious in tracks like “Daddy Wore Black” and “Mrs. Doyle,” the latter track going so far as to lionize “Orange County love” — though the Architects hail from Missouri. Certainly, this is a band that is inflating its credibility, but the music is functional and not horribly asinine, so dig in if you want more of the same. — Brett Emerson

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upcoming events HAUNTED STUDIO COSTUME PARTY

November 1 Green Bay Street Studio 8:00 p.m. greenbaystreetstudio.blogspot.com You'll see the studio as you've never before seen it. There will be art on display (as well as things too frightening to mention) and there will be beer on tap (so no goblins under 21, please). Costumes will be mandatory, and if it's good enough, there might even be something in the cards for you at the studio! ART EXPERIENCE '08

until November 14 Greenman Music Hall,Viroqua (in Public Market Main Street Station, 215 South Main Street) 608-637-1912 Eighteen artists from La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon Counties present new works in a variety of media that engage with election-year political, social, and cultural issues and concerns. HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA November 8th 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Fellowship Hall 2nd Street, Alma, WI Crafters and vendors will be available to help you do Holiday shopping while avoiding the crowds. Stop by to find great deals and support local businesses. Free Admission and Free Massages (5-10 minutes)! Donations to the Alma Food Pantry will be accepted as well. For more information contact Andrea Goeldner: 608-685-4356 or andreagoeldner@hotmail.com Vendors Needed!

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YMCA, 1140 Main Street, La Crosse 608-782-9622 ext 287 Community members are invited to visit our open house. There is no guest pass fee to visit this day, so come on in!

Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center 5:30 to 9 p.m. each night Join us for a ½ mile hike through the woods and cornfields, past hundreds of carved jack-o-lanterns, where you will encounter frightening happenings along the way! Also enjoy treats and cider at the homestead afterwards. There will be many haunted buildings to explore! Hikes until 7 will be less scary for kids and the faint of heart, but hikes after 7 will be SUPER horrifying! Reservations required, please call Norskedalen at (608) 452-3424 If you are reserving after the 15th, it will be $7 per person.

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November 14 608-784-0440 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. www.historicdowntownlacrosse. com Special sales and refreshments at many downtown businesses! Featuring trolley rides and gift wrapping!

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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

Pump House (La Crosse) McConnell alludes to the unseen forces of life. Light, color and poetry of form convey the states of being that lead to all creation.

CROSSING MEADOWS Every Sunday, June - Oct. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Festival Foods parking lot Onalaska

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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.

October 16 - November 8 Sui Conrad combines photogravure manipulation and different intaglio techniques to represent the imagery of the lakes and sloughs of the river. Also includes navigational charts referencing the areas that the imagery was taken from.

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GHOSTS, cont. Future Sons by Noah Singer DEL’S Chip Troka SS: Got any ghost stories? Chip Troka: I’ve had a buddy, he was leaving this bar. It was about bartime, and we were both sitting outside, waiting for him. He came in to get his coat and he heard the bottles move. He turned around and nobody’s there. So he stopped and got his coat, looked back, heard something again, and he watched the bottles move. He came back out, white as a ghost. He was scarred shitless. He’s like: I’m not going back in. Don’t ever make me do that again. We’ve seen weird shit happen. Luke’s seen his breath in the women’s bathroom in the mirror. It was a nice day out, you know, it was about fall. He went in there and he breathed out and seen his breath. He’s like: What was that? He was scared shitless. I guess him and even Irene Keenan Jr. have had experiences after bartime. They started seeing stuff inside, just flashes. It was pretty cool, I guess. THE STARLITE LOUNGE Tryn Pelto SS: We’ve already been to five different businesses downtown, and literally every one of them has a story of ghosts. Do you notice anything creepy up here? Tryn Pelto: It’s definitely rumored that this place is haunted. I personally am terrified of anything haunted, and I’ve worked here a long time and I think maybe the ghosts respect that. Because I heard something once and then never again; that was probably about three or four years ago. It could just be stereo equipment — we did have a band up here that night — but we were sitting here and all of a sudden the music went quiet and a voice came up over the loud speaker.We thought it was a cable or something that had gone out, and it kept doing it and doing it. We never found out where it was coming from, and they said downstairs at Buzzard Billy’s a similar incident had occurred. They have satellite radio, and a woman’s voice came on over the speakers saying “Why are you all laughing at me?” SS: Whoa! TP: I wasn’t here then, so I don’t know how authentic that one is, but we definitely heard something that one night. Other people say that downstairs at Buzzard’s they sometimes hear stuff in the basement or the beer cooler. But as far as up here goes, if there is a ghost, it’s pretty nice, and it leaves me alone.

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Alpine AlumniInn

$7 four cans special 8 bucket p.m. - close beer pong

Alumni House Animal 620 Gillette st.

Beer Pong $7.00 4 Cans 8-close $1.00 Domestic Silos

W5715 Bliss st. rd. 620 Gillette

110 3rd st.

Barrel Inn Beef & ave. Etc. 2005 West

1203 La Crosse st.

Beef & Etc. Barrel Innst. 1203 La Crosse 2005 West ave.

Big Al’s Brothers 115 S 3rd st. 306 Pearl st.

Brothers Bruisers 306 Pearl st. 620 Cass st.

The The Cavalier Cavalier 114 5th ave.

$2.50 Jack Daniel Mixers $2.00 Goldschlager

2 for 1 cans &

Italian beef w/dog bottles meal: $6.69during Packer games Pizza Puff meal: $4.49

417 Jay st.

CheapShots Chuck’s 318 Pearl st. 1101 La Crosse st.

Chuck’s Joe’s Coconut 1101Pearl La Crosse st. 223 st.

Bud Night 6 - CL: $1.75 bottles $5 pitchers

16oz top sirloin $7 22oz tbone 9.75 sutffed sirloin 8 jack daniels tipsTaps 8 $1 shots of $1 Domestic Doctor, cherry doctor - 8-cl $2 Craft Import Taps Happy $1.75 cans, $2 $2.50 hour Vodka4-6Mixers mix drinks

$1 Shot Menu

1/4 barrel meatball sandwich giveaway meal: $6.69 8-11 $1 burgers 2 Chicago dogs meal:

$5.89 meatball sandwich Burgers 2 for 1 bottles and cans meal:Buck $6.15 1/4 Barrel during the game 2 dogs meal:giveaway $ 5.25 2.25 for mini pitcher

free pitcher of beer or soda with large closed pizza

during Monday night football

meat or marinara spaghetti: $3.45 $2.50 Italian sausage: $4.95 Blatz vs. Old Style pitchers

$1closed off apps Happy Hour All Day

Kids Eat$2.50 Free With Blatz vs. Old Style Adult pitchers $3.00 Long Islands Martini Ladies' Night Martini Madness James Martini: vodka, triple $2 off all martinis

114 5th ave.

CheapShots Chances R 318 Pearl st.

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

sec, orange juice

712- CL - 7: $1 domestic 12 oz 2-4-1 rails $2 Stoli mixers

$2.50 beers 7 - CL

$3.00 Domestic Pitchers, $1 domestic 12 oz $2.00 Shots of Cuervo, $2 StoliGoldschlager mixers Rumpleminz,

closed $3 Pitchers 1.75 Rails

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

$1 softshell tacos Happy Hour 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. M-FAUCE wings $5.00 $5 bbq ribs and free crazy bingo $1 Domestic Silos fries buySee one $2.50 Premium Silos ourcherry Ad for allbomb of $2.50 Three Olive Mixers the for great$1 deals get one

$2.50 Select imports/craft $1 shots of doctor, Beers cherry doctor $2.50 Top shelf Mixers $2 Mich Golden bottles

$2. Goldschlager

3 p.m. - midnight

grilled$6.00 chicken sandwich meal: $5.29 AUCD

Italian beefnight meal: bucket $6.69 6 for $9 Chicago chili dog: $3.89 beef meal: Italian $6.15 Bucket Night beers Chicago chili6dog: $3.45 for $9

hamburger or 25 cent hot wings cheeseburger meal: $3.89 $1 shots of Dr. Italian Beef w/dog hamburger meal: $7.89meal: $3.69 cheeseburger meal: 25 cent wings Dollar $3.89 shots of Doctor

Polish sausage meal: $4.49 chicken sandgrilled wich meal: $5.29 Polish AUCDsausage Taps andmeal: Rails $3.99 8-1 $6

soup or salad bar $1.25 make your own $2.25 burgers, $2.60 FREE with entree or 3 - 8cheeseburgers, p.m. 1/2 off anything that pours tacos, $4.75 taco salad $2 off $1.50 U-Call-Its $2 10 cent wings - CL) sandwich untilBuster 3 p.m. $2.25 margaritas, large pizza, $1(9fries $3.50 Price $1.25 High Life bottles Football ($3.95 by itself) offFantasy large taco pizzaStat with any pizza Wristband & Wristband $1.50 rail mixers

party!

night

HAPPY HOUR 3 PM - 8 PM

Thirsty - $1 Mexi-Night Tuesday Soft Shell Tacos $2.50 Margaritas

10 cent wings (9 - CL) $12-4-1 High Life bottles Burgers $1.50Light rail mixers Kul Pitchers $2 Guinness pints

Wristband Rib Nite Night Beer Pong @10 p.m.

$3.00

$1 Dr. 6- shots 8 $3 $1.50 Jager Bombs taps

6closed - 8 p.m. $1.50 rails/domestics

7 - midnight 7 - CL 7- CL: 3- CL: Ladies: 2 for 1 Tequila’s chips & salsa, Margarita Monday 2 Beers, 1 topping pizza Guys: $1.50 Coors $2 Coronas, $2.50 $2.50 $11 and Kul Light bottles Mike’s, Mike-arita (rocks only)

$1.25 beers & rails

$.50 Ladies: domestic2taps, for$11 microbrews, $3 domestic Guys: $1.50 Coors pitchers, $6 microbrew and Kul Light bottles pitchers

$2 Malibu $2.00 Cruzan madness Rum Mixers, $2.50$2 Jameson Shots, $3.00 pineapple Mixers

$1 rail mixers $3.00 Patron Shots $2 Bacardi mixers

FiestaHollow Mexicana Fox 5200 Mormon Coulee

chicken & veggie fajitasown Build your for Mary two Bloody 16oz Mug - $4.00

football night domestic beer:Pizza $1.50 Homemade Mexican beer: $2.00 & PItcher of Beer

HAPPY HOURshrimp EVERYDAY 3 - 6 chili chicken burrito verde primavera $1.25 Bucket of Domestic 25 Cent Wings BURGERS Cans 5 for $9.00

Build your own Bloody Mary 16oz Mug - $4.00

Homemade Pizza & PItcher of Beer $9.00 $5.99 $5.99 gyro gyro fries fries & & soda soda

1908 Campbell rd.

Huck Finn’s Howie's

127 dr. st. 1128Marina La Crosse

9-clNBC Mary night. (Night Bloody Before Class) $3 pitchspecials ers of the beast - 2 4-9 p.m. Happy10 Hour

Football Sunday $1.75 domestic JB’s Speakeasy 11-7 happy hour, free The Helm bottles 717 Rose st. food, $1.50 bloody, 1/2

108 3rd st price pitchers DTB Second Supper vol. 8, issue 138

$1 Bazooka Joes

$3.00 Captain mixers/ mojitos Fish Fry $2 Cherry Bombs $1 Bazooka Joes

$1 Bazooka Joes

$3.00 Bacardi mixers/ mojitos $3 bloodys $2 Cherry Bombs $1 Bazooka 'til Joes noon

50 cent taps 4 - 7 (increases 50 cents per Great drinks! hour) $1 rails

10 - CL: $1.50 rails Hour 12 - 7

$2.00 Captain Mixers

Great drinks!

50

Happy Hour 12 - 7 cents off most items

$2.00 Malibu, $2.50 Jaeger, $3.00 Jaeger Bombs

upsidedown cake

chicken Topless primavera Tuesday

Gracie’s Gracie’s 1908 Campbell rd.

$1.50 $6.75 bloody marys $3 Three Olivesdinner mixers/ mojitos $3 Bacardi mixers/ mojitos shrimp 11 a.m. - 4 p.m $2 Cherry bombs $2 Cherry bombs

WING NIGHT-$1.25/LB $2 Tuesdays, including Wristband All day Everyday: $1 Doctor $2 Silos. M-F: Happy HourBBQ, 2-6PLAIN $.50 off everything but the daily special$2.50 JUMBO CAPTAIN AND BUFFALO, SMOKEY $2 bottles, import taps, $1.00 PABST AND PABST LIGHT all day buy 1 get one DoNight After Class $3 Ladies' Nite out 1.50 Raill $.50 pong, taps Domestic 3.00 BOTTLES$1.50 ROCK Coming ROLLING Soon: Ring beer apps, single FLAVORED BACARDI MIXERS Guys'closed Nite out 1.50 silos mestic beer Holmen Meat $5 COLLEGE I.D. Pitchers $1.75 Rails BOTTLES mixers/ $2.50 X bombs pitchers Locker Jerky Raffle shot mixers, featured Toss $2.25 BUD LIGHTS $1.00 SHOT $3.00 JAGER BOMBS $9 general public shots, and 50 cent taps OF THENIGHT-$1.25/LB WEEK WING $2 Tuesdays, including Wristband BUFFALO, SMOKEY BBQ, PLAIN $1 Ladies Night $2 bottles, import taps, $1.00 PABST AND PABST LIGHT Topless $2.50 JUMBO CAPTAIN AND Karaoke live DJ Night buy one, get one free Kul Light Karaoke BOTTLES$1.50 ROLLING ROCK closed beer pong, apps, single Tuesday $1 shot specials $1 shot specials $5 COLLEGE I.D. FLAVORED BACARDI MIXERS BOTTLES wear a bikini, drink free shot mixers, featured cans $2.25 BUD LIGHTS $1.00 SHOT $9 general public $3.00 JAGER BOMBS shots, and 50 cent taps OF THE WEEK

football $1 night domestic Kul beer: Light $1.50 Mexicancans beer: $2.00

N3287 County rd. OA 1904 Campbell

$4.50

beers & rails 7 -$1.00 midnight 7 - midnight 7 - CL All day, everyday: Shots of Doctor, $2.00 Cherry Bombs, $1.75 Silos of Busch Light/Coors 7 - midnight Happy

Tequila’s chips & salsa, Mexican Monday $2.00 Corona, $2 Coronas, $2.50 Corona Light, Cuervo Mike’s, Mike-arita

$2.50 X-Rated Mixers $2 Captain Mixers $2 Premium Grain Belt $2 Snake Bites

pepper & egg sandwich Italian beef meal: domestic pitchers $6.69 meal: $5.00 barrel parties2 Chicago at cost dog meal: Italian sausage meal: pepper & egg sandwich $5.89 $6.69 Italian beef meal: meal: $4.50, fish $6.15 sandwich meal: $4.99, 2 Chicago dog meal: $4.50 domestic pitchers Pitcher and Pizza $10 Italian sausage meal: $3.45 $6.15

7 - midnight 7- CL: $2 Malibu madness Guys' Night $2 pineapple $1.25 upsidedown cake

7 - midnight 7- CL: $1 rail mixers Ladies' Night $2 Bacardi mixers

chicken$4 & veggie full fajitas pint Irish for Bomb two Car

Fox Hollow Goal Post

Dad's Beer"

for 1 $5 All 2Mojitos taps

Fiesta Dan’s Mexicana Place

N3287 County OA

batterfried cod, fries, $2.50 Bomb Shots beans, and garlic bread $2.50 Ketel One Mixers $5.50 $2 Retro Beers "Your

HAPPY HOUR 4 - 7

$4 full pint Irish closed Car Bomb

5200 Mormon Coulee 411 3rd st.

Saturday

Buck Buck Night Night starts starts at at 66 p.m. p.m.

Coconut Joe’s Dan’s Place 223 3rd Pearlst.st. 411

Friday

$9.00

9-cl$3.50 Domestic pitchers $1.75 domestic bottles

shrimp Ladies Night buy one, get one free burrito wear a bikini, drink free

chili Karaoke verde $1 shot specials

Asklive server DJ for details $1 shot specials Ask server for details

HAPPY HOUR EVERYDAY 3 - 6

HAPPY HOUR 6 AM - 9 AM

$1.25 beer pong 6 p.m. $8.95 16 oz steak BURGERS

free wings 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Bucket of Domestic Cans 5 for $9.00

25 CentHOUR Wings HAPPY

Buy Buy one one gyro gyro get get one one half half price price

free free baklava, baklava, ice ice cream cream or or sundae sundae with with meal meal

$1.25 $1.25 domestic domestic taps taps buy buy one one burger burger get get one one half half price price

HAPPY HOUR 9-cl- $1 rails, $2.50 pitchers, Beer Pong All day (everyday!) $1.75 domesticspecials $1.25 Old Style Light bottles $1.50 LAX Lager/Light $1 shots of Dr.

$5 AUCD

HAPPY HOUR 3 - 8 $8.95 16 oz. steak $8.95 1/2 lb. fish platter

5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

EVERYDAY 3 -7 9-cl and$1.25 9 - 11 rails, $1.75 bottles/cans

Karaoke

GREEK GREEK ALL ALL DAY DAY buy buy one one appetizer appetizer appetizer half price appetizer half price get one half price get one half price with meal with meal 9-cl -$2 captain mixers, $2 bottles/cans, $3 jager bombs

9-cl $2 bacardi mixers, $2 domestic pints, $1.50 shots blackberry brandy

HAPPY HOUR2-CL 5-7 Thirsty Thursday 3 12 oz. dom. taps $2 $1 vodka drinks $1 12 oz taps

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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday & drink specials ] COMMUNITY SERVICE [ Area food

LA CROSSE Jai's Bar 168 Rose st.

JB’s Speakeasy 717 Rose st.

The Joint 324 Jay st.

Legend’s

Happy Hour 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. everyday. $1.50 rails & domestics

$3 bloodys $1 priced-to-move bottles

$1.75 domestic bottles

$1.75 domestic bottles

1/2 off Pearl Street pitchers during Packer game

4 - 8 p.m. Bacardi $3 doubles/pints

closed

223 Pearl st.

The Library 123 3rd st.

$2 Guinness all day

come in and find out ... you’ll be glad you did

closed closed

Ladies' night 7-CL buy one, get one rails and dom. bottles

$1.75 domestic bottles

$2 Boddington's English Pub Ale ALL DAY

50 cents off all drinks 7-CL

$1.00 off all Irish shots $2.50 pints of Guinness $3.00 imperial pints

every day $1 shots of Doc

$1 taps $1 rails 1/2 price Tequila

All your fav drinks at low prices

HAPPY HOUR 5 - 7

4 - 8 p.m. domestic bottles/rails $1.75

closed

$2 Irish Car Bombs (go out the Irish way) 7-CL

4 - 8 p.m. domestic bottles/rails $1.75

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

5 - 7 p.m. 2-4-1 happy hour

great drinks!

$2 SHOTS OF GOLDSCHLAGER $5 DOUBLE VODKA ENERGY DRINK $3 Bacardi mixers $3 jumbo Long Islands

$3 Three Olives mixers $3 jumbo Long Islands

HAPPY HOUR 3 - 6

Nutbush

3264 George st.

Players

Price by Dice

214 Main St

Ralph's

In John's Bar 109 3rd st. N

Ringside 223 Pearl st.

Schmidty’s

Chef specials daily Mighty Meatball sub $6

open 11 - 6

3119 State rd.

breakfast buffet $9.95 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Shooter’s

$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.

LA CRESCENT

Crescent Inn 444 Chestnut st.

WINONA Brothers 129 W 3rd st.

Godfather’s 30 Walnut st. 25

2 for 1 Happy Hour ALL NIGHT LONG

happy hour all day

open 4-9

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

open 11 - 6

double $6.50

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 $6.99 FISH SANDWICH FOR LUNCH, $7.99 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

Buck Burgers

Tacos $1.25

$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

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday

$2 Rolling Rocks $2 domestic beer

8 - CL $1.50 rails $1.75 Bud cans

$1 shots of Dr. $2.50 Polish

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday Wednesday

closed

Southwest chicken pita $5

HAPPY HOUR 4 PM - 7 PM cheeseburger HOOP DAY!! MAKE YOUR SHOT AND 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

15 cent wings

$1 Dr. shots $3 16 oz Captain mixers

$2 Long Islands, PBR bottles, Captain mixers

$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

Friday

Saturday $2.50 Captain $2.50 Jager Bombs & Polish

$2 u-call-it (except top shelf)

Thursday

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

$1 O-Bombs/ Bazooka Joes, Wristband Night

Friday

Saturday

$2.50 Three Olives Vodkas $2 Cherry & Jäger Bombs

$2.50 Bacardi Drinks $2 Cherry & Jäger Bombs

October 30, 2008


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Entertainment Directory 10/30 - 11/5

Thursday, October 30

Sunday, November 2

Kreekside Irene Keenan Jr.

7:00

Popcorn Tavern Som'n Jazz

Bluffland All ages Open Mic

8:00

Ringside Comedy Night

8:00

Dan’s Place Live DJ

9:00

The Recovery Room Live DJ

9:00

Popcorn Tavern Paulie

10:00

10:00

Winona

George St. Pub Adam Palm’s Open Jam

9:00

Nutbush Live DJ

10:00

10:00 10:00

10:00

Alumni Brownie's Open Jam

Nutbush Live DJ

10:00

Wednesday, November 5

Popcorn Tavern T.U.G.G.

10:00

Loon’s Comedy Night

8:30

Library Karaoke

9:00

Nighthawks Irene Keenan Jr.

9:00

10:00

Concordia Ballroom Smokin' Bandits, Nick Shattuck, Shoeless Revolution 7:00 Saturday, November 1 Bluffland TBA local musician Players Live DJ Nutbush Live DJ

10-midnight 10:00

27,069

Eric Sommer (DC Blues)

10:00

Coconut’s Live DJ

10:00

Longhorn Karaoke

10:00

Player’s Karaoke

10:00

Popcorn Tavern Brownie's Open Jam

10:00

Wed-Fri 10/29-31

Ed's (no-name) Bar

Tequila Mockingbird, Thumbelina, Grotesk, "smashing pumpkins" Ed's (no-name) Bar

Player’s Live DJ

The Joint Halloween party Moon Boot Posse

population

Dead 'n Dirty Bike Club Haunted House DDBC Bicycle Co-op

Tuesday, November 4

Popcorn Tavern Paulie

Friday, October 31

Just A Roadie Away...

Monday, November 3

Popcorn Tavern Shawn's open jam w/ Up & Coming

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Thur. 10/30 Fri. 10/31

Hallowinona w/Fat Maw Rooney, Northwoods Band Draught Haus

Sat. 11/1

Election Party w/ hors d'oeuvres, huge screen results music by: Manfort, JimSecond Trouten, Dan & Dusty supper Ed's (no-name) Bar

Tues. 11/4

10:00

Nighthawks Cheech's Super Deece Band 10:00 JB'S Speakeasy Orwell withSilentium Inferus (Halloween metalvol. show) 10:00 Second Supper 8, issue 138

Got a show? Let us know! We'll put it in, yo. copyeditor@secondsupper.com

Tickets still available at La Crosse Center Box Office Charge-By-Phone: 608-789-4545 or online at ticketmaster.com A JAM PRODUCTION

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SHOELESS, cont from p. 17. JSW: A little. That’s the slap in the face right there. JP: See, I just don’t get that. A show is a show. It’s like I’m not there for them. It’s really narcissistic but they’re there for us; they’re there to hear us. If there’s five people, well damn — let’s play to those five people and let’s kick their asses. If there’s 500 people, then let’s kick 500 people’s asses.

ES: It can be all-ages. Plus they are still serving alcohol.We’re getting food brought in. It’s going to be a big, long show, but we’re going to have food there to keep people in. SS: Are you talking, like, skinless grapes for eyes and spaghetti for brains? JSW: I don’t know if the food’s going to be themed at all. JP: It’s going to be marijuana themed.

SS: Let’s talk about this Halloween show. You guys booked out the Concordia Ballroom. Had you checked it out before? ES: We kind of ran out of venues. JSW: Yeah, we were looking for a place that could hold a decent amount of people, that wasn’t ridiculously expensive, and that was kind of close to downtown and campus. ES: And would be all-ages. That was a big thing that we wanted to do, get it to be all-ages. JSW: We tried the City Brewery, but they were booked. We tried to do it at the Riv — which would’ve been crazy — but they wouldn’t do it.Then someone was like “Try the Concordia.” It’s that old-timey looking place. It was cheap to rent. We can have like 250 people there, like in the room. That’s the fire code.

JSW:We’ve been trying to put a show together with the Smokin’ Bandits for a while. They’re all good friends of ours. We played the Bandit County Fair with them last summer, and just had a blast. We’ve always been talking about it, and then [snaps fingers] Halloween’s on a Friday: Let’s do something together!

JSW: We’re just going to do the standard thing. Have a costume contest. We’re going to be giving away some stuff.

JSW: Oh, definitely. Most definitely.

JP: Door prize one: Night with a band member.

JSW: Oh, we’re dressing up.

ES: Door prize two: Night with a band member and a CD. Door prize three: a night with a bouncer.

ES: Are we?

JSW: So stuff like that. We’re just going to get together and have a fun time in a place that’s relaxing and not downtown. It will be interesting.

ES: Oh. Thanks for telling me.

SS: Are you going to keep it relaxing, or are you going to hang some skeletons up from the rafters?

JP: Well, they wouldn’t be surprises if we told you. You are going to report this in a newspaper, aren’t you? Jeez!

JSW:Well, we’ll hang some stuff. We’re not ruling out decorating, but personally I think the Concordia is kinda creepy enough. I don’t really know if decorating is necessary.

JSW: Oh, there will be surprises. Someone’s going to get naked!

ES: Of course, they do have kind of strict standards.

ES: It may be Jim.

JSW: Yeah, they do, actually. No tape and no tacks.

SS:You got any Halloween surprises lined up?

ES: Not for the bands.

JSW:Yeah, dude.

JP: Well, I’ll just go as myself. That’s pretty scary as it is. [cackles] Catch Shoeless in La Crosse on Halloween night at the Concordia Ballroom with Smokin' Bandits and Nick Shattuck.The fun starts at 8:00 p.m.

JSW: Hopefully not. SS: Costumes? Are there costumes encouraged?

ES: But we don’t know.

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