Occupy Milwaukee is over, or didn’t you get that memo?
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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.
• Even though the Occupy Milwaukee movement came and went last weekend, at least one protestor didn’t get the Facebook event update. According to the Journal Sentinel, a 25-year-old man was arrested Thursday after walking into the downtown branch of M&I and yelling “something to the effect of ‘this is a hostile takeover’ causing at least one clerk in the bank to believe that they were being robbed.” As of press time, The Man is still winning, and Hot Chicks Of Occupy Wall Street still exists. Sigh.
• The Travel Channel’s delightfully titled Food Paradise: Big Beef Bonanza dropped by Ward’s House Of Prime Rib last weekend, reports the Journal Sentinel. The beef-crazy program filmed a segment where three certifiable crazy people—i.e. diners—attempted to each eat a 160-ounce steak. (That’s 10 pounds, folks.) Incredibly, one diner managed to accomplish this mammoth feat in roughly 30 minutes, and no one died.
• Looking to get your dance on this Saturday? Be sure to check out Debo Band at the Pitman Theater. The funky fun begins at 8 p.m., and it shouldn’t be missed.
• The fine folks from Red Letter Media began unveiling the 20th episode of their hilarious Half In The Bag. Part One takes on the forgettable Anna Faris rom-com What’s Your Number?, while the upcoming Part Two looks at—what else?—The Black Ninja.
• The abrupt end to the Brewers’ incredible 2011 season still stings, but according to the Journal Sentinel, the team’s TV ratings were up 63 percent. That’s some consolation, right?
• September’s Made In Milwaukee festival in Cathedral Square was dampened by rain, so organizers have decided to put together a Made In Milwaukee Rain Check Event Nov. 23 at Turner Hall. The Journal Sentinel has more details.
• Former Packers offensive lineman Gale Gillingham died Thursday, reports the Journal Sentinel. Gillingham played with the team from 1966-74, and again in 1976. He was induced into the Packers Hall Of Fame in 1982.
• The A.V. Club was sad to learn that John Okopinski, the longtime owner of Riverwest’s Polish Falcon, died late last week. In an online obituary, Okopinski’s wife and son “thank all their dear friends at the Falcon Bowl for their love and support. Prost.”