Summit Up 7-12-10: Especially for Wiscos who like skulls |

Summit Up 7-12-10: Especially for Wiscos who like skulls

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Did you know you can search for old songs from any genre and time period, and you’ll actually find it on youtube? It’s amazing.

We’ve been searching for EVERYTHING – from old-time rock n’roller Buddy Holly to the dancy “Music Sounds Better with You.”

We suggest everyone with Internet check it out, at least once, in the near future.


This one goes out to all those Wisconsin transplants living in the High Country (especially ones who like skulls).

Wiskullsin, a Milwaukee-based T-shirt designer, sells clothes for a certain type of Wisco folk. You know, the kind with an edge.

Its top-selling shirt features a skull shaped like the state of Wisconsin. You can get it in man sizes, lady sizes – hey, you can even get it on underwear.

And we love it. We want, like, 10. Of everything.

So, check it out –

It’s Wisconsin pride, man, for those who can’t stomach wearing another Badgers sweatshirt.

Buy one. If you dare.


And in dirty, stinky news (for a good cause), it recently came to our attention that Jill Benbow was crowned winner of the Shower Strike fundraiser through Well Aware, an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit collecting money to build wells in Kenya. Benbow vowed not to shower for a week – or until she raised $1,000 for well-building efforts – in mid-June.

Benbow wrote: “It went really well. In the end, I raised right around $1,800 and was crowned the shower strike ‘queen’ for raising the most money. As a whole Well Aware raised in the $30K range, which will pay for the upcoming well that is will be dug in August and extra money for the next project/fourth well.”

Congrats, Jill!

For more information on Well Aware, visit


We also recently got a Thank a Teacher Alert!! Thank a Teacher Alert!! This falls into a new category. One we hadn’t even heard of before. So, here it goes.

“Many years ago, in fourth grade, Mrs. Eustis caught The Ric throwing spitballs. As an 8-year-old criminal, I was ‘asked’ to stay after school and manufacture and distribute about the room my ‘product’ followed by cleanup. It was my first experience with the concept of ‘fear of punishment is a deterrent to crime.’ Clearly, Mrs. Eustis saved me from a life of crime. Well, I’d love to stay and chat but I see some bad girls and boys are not sitting quietly and coloring inside the lines. This will hurt me more than them but it’s for their own good! Thank you Mrs. Eustis, wherever you are!”

This note was signed, “The Ric.”


We’re out, decked out in skulls. Milwaukee-born and oh-so proud. Every been there? It’s a little dirty, definitely fun and we like it.

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