Cartoons Cause Riots in Wisconsin

I really enjoyed this piece on cartoons insulting Vince Lombardi causing riots in Wisconsin. The satire is a very indirect comment on the Danish cartoon controversy, and part of my enjoyment is that I went to school in Wisconsin and the author seems to really know the area.

Protestors demonstrated against the images throughout the Badger State yesterday, with violent egging and cow-tipping incidents reported in Oconomowac, Pewaukee, Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Antigo, Oshkosh, Waubeno, Wauwautosa, Waunewoc, Wyocena, Waubeka, and Washawonamowackapeepee.

I actually recognize some of those towns. I can vouch that Oconomowac and Wauwautosa are real places. I suspect that Washawonamowackapeepee is just humorous exaggeration, but you never know with Wisconsin.

I also really enjoyed casting a Dallas Cowboy fan as the villian.

In November, Davidson — a self-described diehard Dallas Cowboys fan —
made a fateful decision that would alter his life and whose reverberations are currently shaking the foundations of two societies. “The Appleby’s in Frisco has two big screens, and I liked going there Sunday for the Cowboy games,” Davidson explained. “But one weekend there was this annoying bunch of Wisconsin immigrant idiots with foam rubber cheese wedge hats, screaming for the Packers on the
other screen.”

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2 Responses to “Cartoons Cause Riots in Wisconsin”

  1. Mispellings of glorious Wisconsin names though: There are only o’s in Oconomowoc, 5 of them – you used to be able to address mail to 5 O’s and have it get there before this town became a gentryfied exurb of Milwaukee. Wauwatosa, no second u – Tosa is another inner Milwaukee suburb… every other name except the last no problem – been to them all.

    A Wisonsinite who hates cheese hats (but likes cheese).

  2. Ach Wisconsinite!

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