Friday, July 19th, 2019

My wife and I had a reminder today that, now that my Waukesha Freeman column is gone, some of you don’t get to read as much Wiggy wisdom as you’d like. I’m going to try to keep this page updated more with my latest work. In the meantime, you can always find me at […]

The best mea culpa from a poll analyst yet:   No, I didn’t predict that the Republican Party would lose its fucking mind. — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) May 5, 2016 Hey, neither did I, but I’m losing my mind, too, after what happened Tuesday. Print this entry

The low information voter: RT @CitizenDino "I support @Westlund4WI because she is smart, makes me laugh when I see her & likes good music. #TeamKelly" #WinWithWestlund — KHARY PENEBAKER (@kharyp) September 24, 2014 I don’t know what’s sadder. The original Tweet, or the Westlund campaign thinking the endorsement was worth re-tweeting. Print this entry

Perhaps Ira Glass believed that line about Shakespeare being better in the original Klingon. Same thing with the great Mark Rylance shows this yr: fantastic acting, surprisingly funny, but Shakespeare is not relatable, unemotional. — Ira Glass (@iraglass) July 28, 2014 @dpecs that maybe Shakespeare sucks — Ira Glass (@iraglass) July 28, 2014 John Podhoretz, […]

I think even the most partisan Republican has to laugh at this: Not surprisingly, when everyone started to make fun of it Haley’s people pulled it down. Alas, too late, too late. The full sentence is supposed to read, “We will no longer educate children based on where they are born.” Print this entry

You’ll have to check the White House twitter feed to learn the secret stuff like the names of station chiefs. We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet. — CIA (@CIA) June 6, 2014 Print this entry

How thin-skinned are they at the dead tree Journal Sentinel? Ask one little question and, bam! I’m blocked on Twitter. I asked, So, did @onewisconsinnow lie to @jasonmdstein about @rightwisconsin and @dailytakes ? Will the JS editors care? — james wigderson (@jwigderson) January 21, 2014 (Asking whether the editors care is, admittedly, a rhetorical […]

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I was not able to make it myself to the GuitarTown unveiling after my recent health scare, but it does not look like there was a lot of excitement on Twitter: Of course, it’s hard to generate Twitter buzz when the last tweet by the organizers was June 5th. Print this entry

@woodhouseb Your literacy incredible. Your lack of verbs wonderful. Your position untenable. Your self-awareness negligible. — John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) May 29, 2013 And no, it wasn’t directed at me. Print this entry