Can we knock it off with all of this “ghost hunter” garbage?
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- Silk East prepares for third licensing hearing, hopes to finally make it rain downtown
- City of Milwaukee planning new and exciting ways to ticket your car
- The Milwaukee streetcar project is still happening, whether you like it or not
- Prove you love Milwaukee by donating to a worthwhile local Kickstarter campaign for a change
- Cruel and vengeful God chuckles softly to self, announces first Summerfest headliner
Since sifting through dull newspapers, hyperbolic blogs, and overflowing RSS feeds for meaningful news can be an arduous process, News Net catches and compiles both the amusing and the significant reports that were overlooked throughout the week.
• Nothing grinds our gears more than so-called “ghost hunters.” When they’re not “busy” stumbling around drafty basements or looking for new “members,” these dopey “investigators” like to charge $25 for personal appearances. Earlier this week, WUWM’s Lake Effect chatted with the members of the Chicago Paranormal Detectives. The team will be in town tonight for a sure-to-be-depressing “meet-and-greet” at the Brumder Mansion. (What, not the Pfister?)
• Remember that time Gov. Scott Walker saved the state all of $2,000 by canning the Wisconsin Poet Laureate? Well, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters announced earlier this week that it would be picking up the steep tab, thus restoring the honorary position.
• It’s time to block off yet another summer weekend: The new SoundTown Music & Camping Festival will be held in Somerset, Wisconsin August 18-19. Bands scheduled to perform include The Flaming Lips, The New Pornographers, Doug E. Fresh, and Slick Rick.
• In case you happen to live under a rock, and/or have male genitalia, America is in love with Bridesmaids. And hey, it takes place in Milwaukee! (Only a few exterior establishing shots were actually filmed here.) OnMilwaukee.com has more on our recent brush with celluloid greatness.
• Karaoke in West Bend could lead to a regional competition that will be featured in an ABC television show called Karaoke Battle U.S.A., says Tap Milwaukee. Well, that sure beats the other reason West Bend has been in the news lately...
• Milwaukee’s own Stagediver is performing at this weekend’s Blip Festival in New York City. OnMilwaukee.com’s JC Poppe has more details.
• Oh, and in case that whole rapture thing actually happens this weekend: Good luck!