punchlines at picnics on top of shipping containers in warehouses amongst the constantly cresting wake of post-industrialized here/now
Here is the flyer for the first battle. My homie Emphr vs. Able.
can’t wait for this
Winters are hard for me. This one was especially difficult and fraught with car troubles. I’m the kind of person that needs to have something happening constantly because the monotony will drive me absolutely insane and coupled with the cabin fever I start having mock weddings for the toaster and blender. You can see why I made the choice to join Anime Milwaukee’s staff.
Our city needs something more than sports and beer though. I can’t tell you how many times I go back to my hometown (Washington, DC) and I hear my share of comments regarding cheese, beer and the Green Bay Packers. We’re so much more and we need to define ourselves. I had the opportunity to help define our city as more than a bunch of drunk cheeseheads with funny accents in the form of Anime Milwaukee. I went to the convention last year and it was amazing. If you look at how much they’ve grown since their birth, a small college club to a massive convention with over 6 thousand people, you can see why I had the instinct to get on this ship. The climate has changed over the last ten years. Growing up an 80s kid I remember how taboo it was to like comic books. I moved to the suburbs and it became Abercrombie and Fitch and sports sports sports nonstop. It felt good to be on the front lines of one of the biggest and most economically significant “nerd” events in our city (1.5 million dollars in tax revenue is what I heard).
And it’s more than just an Anime Convention to me. It’s a convention of people being themselves. People don’t realize how much self expression has grown in the last 10 years. All these people that attended have their 9-5 jobs that they have to go back to but for one weekend its okay for a grown man to wear a furry suit or tight boy shorts with Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time on them. The point is, get weird Milwaukee. I would be running across that skywalk and I’d see the Bradley Center (or is it BMO Harris now? I can’t keep track of all these sponsors) and remember my boring times at the Bucks stadium. The die hard fans will get upset about sports teams leaving but there are other forms of tax revenue to be made. I’m seeing Brew City Bruisers ads on buses now and I friggin love that. It’s not 1950 anymore, we should be changing and updating what our mainstream entertainment is. It’s important for cultural development.
Get weird, get creative, and you’re not alone. We need that as a city.
OMC: …What’s the craziest thing you’ve witnessed in your bar?
AB: Dangling feet in the window – someone climbed the building!
TD: Too many to count … and most shouldn’t be repeated. Maybe when a girl used a hiball glass and an ashtray at the same time to get her point across to a girl. The point being that she didn’t like her…
Shout out to my friend Tabitha!
This month’s issue of XXL celebrates Beats Electronics with the first ever magazine cover featuring Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Eminem.
why does Dr. Dre look like he’s going to read/erase my mind with his mental abilities?