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A Muggle's Look at Harry Potter 7 1/2

A Muggle’s Look at Harry Potter 7 1/2

"It All Ends" boasts a pale faced Neville up aloft my local AMC's fresh-plastered promo posters. In case you're over thirty or have somehow, like me, failed to leap aboard the Potter-Train (they started sometime back around eighth grade), Neville’s just one of the lads at Hogwarts Academy for Wizards—like...
A Night With: Conflict of Interest

A Night With: Conflict of Interest

Katie Bolin kicks off our "A Night With" local artist series with a journey deep into the Twin Cities' hip hop underground.
Ayn's Stupid Legacy

Ayn’s Stupid Legacy

The film adaptation of Ayn Rand's Objectivist novel Atlas Shrugged releases its first part today. CJ Krueger on what it can do for the Tea Party.
Milwaukee's Crazy-Bad Problem

Milwaukee’s Crazy-Bad Problem

When Scott Walker slashed the budget for Milwaukee County Behavioral Health and then appointed the world's second biggest moron to run it, chaos ensued.

While You Were Tweeping – 5/2/11

A prince gets married, the bad guy is dead. It's a real Disney weekend here on earth. #osama #obl
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iAm Me 

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Who Said It?: Glenn Beck or a Psych Patient?

 

Glenn Beck is a nutcase. So are my patients. So, who said it? Glenn Beck or a delusional, aggressive, paranoid individual with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder and anti-social personality disorder tendencies?

”I’m thinking about killing [him], and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. … No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong?”  READ MORE

Talk About Something Else, Donald Trump

Is Donald Trump’s birther debate annoying the shit out of anyone else? CNN seems pret-ty sick of it too, having reportedly conducted their own investigation:

“A new CNN investigation reveals what most analysts have been saying since the “birther” controversy erupted during the 2008 presidential campaign: Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Period.”

Honestly, with the state of our national debt, revolutions erupting all over the middle east, and more social problems than ever (hello gay marriage, be legal already please,) the redundant and already proven birth certificate debate is the LEAST of our worries. Why doesn’t Trump, I don’t know, talk about how he’s going to “fix our country” if he becomes president? Or there are always his inevitable plans to document his entire presidency with a show on NBC and eventually try to take over the world.

Plus, if Michele Bachmann is distancing herself from this debate, you are seriously nuts, Mr. Trump.

Let’s hear something else, Donny.

What do you think about Trump’s possible bid for presidency?

Midwasted’s Cultural Kitchen: Let’s Hash This Out

Sweet, Spicey and Won't Pit Neighbor Against Neighbor

Both sides of the fence have submitted paperwork to force recall elections for Wisconsin state senators. I, personally, am shocked that Republicans were able to collect enough signatures but fair is fair. I guess this means Wisconsinites will be hashing out their differences this summer. Will Democrats take back control of the state senate, essentially squashing Scott Walker’s power trip? Will Republicans gain more seats and silence working class families? Or, will everything stay exactly the same? Only time will tell. Hashing out differences can be stressful, and this summer will undoubtedly be a long, expensive, drawn out battle. For a better hash, try this recipe for breakfast sweet potato hash. I promise it is cheaper than a recall election and far less bitter.  READ MORE

While You Were Tweeping – 4/21/11

#ifitwasuptome college wud be super dumb cheap.!! #smdh
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jamila carter

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Announcing PeerValidated

Some close and personal friends of Midwasted have launched a music blog called PeerValidated. Based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the website is “dedicated to promoting the burgeoning independent music scene of the Chippewa Valley.”

If you’re a fan of any of the bands coming out of what has become a bonafide cultural hotspot, be sure to make PeerValidated a regular stop on your daily internet adventures. Tell ’em Midwasted sent you, maybe we’ll get some sort of kickback. Know of any other Midwestern culture blogs? Leave a link in the comments below.

While You Were Tweeping – 4/20/11


“While You Were Tweeping” is a presentation of the top five topics that trended on Twitter while you were probably asleep. READ MORE

While You Were Tweeping – 4/19/11

@ UGHHH FOLLOW ME ! #treyfollowmenext im cryingg rightt noww . smh

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BlueCheddar On Scott Walker’s D.C. Trip

Progressive Wisconsin Blog BlueCheddar has an article up that rounds up some of the best moments from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s testimony in Washington D.C.

First grilling of the season. And they’re all sooooooo good. You can’t enjoy just one. But if there were only one to take in, I would select Gwen Moore’s. She is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Catch the full post, with video!, right here.

While You Were Tweeping – 4/18/11

#shutyodumbassup if u think wining putting "lol" in a online argument makes u win

“While You Were Tweeping” is a presentation of the top five topics that trended on Twitter while you were probably asleep. READ MORE

Who Said It? Michele Bachmann or a Psych Patient

In case you haven’t read anything else I have posted on this lovely website, I am a nurse and I work in a psychiatric inpatient hospital. I deal with some seriously ill people. And seriously ill people say the darndest things. I was trying to figure out how I could share with all of you the funny from the funny farm while making it relevant and then I came up this: Who Said It? In what (I hope) will be a daily piece, I will leave you a quote or two and you can guess if it was said by a conservative pundit or one of my patients! It isn’t as easy as it sounds. READ MORE

While You Were Tweeping – 4/14/11

#youlookedgooduntil your spirit on the inside showed it's true colors, like a wolf n sheep's clothing.
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perry jones

“While You Were Tweeping” is a presentation of the top five topics that trended on Twitter while you were probably asleep. READ MORE