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Halloween always reminds me that another wintertime is right around the corner down the block. And this season I plan on practicing what-you-call your “safe winter.” Read more

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So listen, for those who think voter suppression is not a thing, I got news for you’s. Just the other day, I received from a high friend in a place a copy of a literacy test with math that Republicans would like to shove up your blue heinie by ... Read more

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Art for Art's Sake

So, I’m over-due to meet with my campaign brain trust over by the Uptowner tavern/charm school at the Hysteric Corner of Center & Humboldt—where today is always at least a day before tomorrow, and yesterday may gosh darn well be today... Read more

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Hey, I’ve gotten the message from a couple, three readers that there have not been enough jokes gracing this page of late, boo-hoo. Since I’ve got nothing better to do, what say we dip into Art’s Gag Bag and you’s can quit your complaining. Read more

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So listen, I live Downtown and I haven’t had a nearly copacetic night’s sleep since late spring on account of all the goddamn seagulls we got down here squawking their asses off morning, noon and night, what the fock. Read more

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So listen, what with the school days back on the docket for our youth, I surely do hope that the Badger State educational standards for our young Einsteins includes those grim Grimm brothers’ fairy tales for the learning. Read more

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Cripes, I don’t think I’ve seen a motion picture in the theater since Leaving Las Vegas around 1995. Read more

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Cripes, back to school and Labor Day, already? And after that, next holiday you get the day off to go by your relatives and drink their liquor is way not ’til Thanksgiving, what the fock. Read more

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With the Irish Fest down by the lakefront ’tis this weekend, I thought it a nice thing to share a little story with you’s afflicted with affection for “Ye Auld Sot,” and it goes something like this... Read more

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I was watching the debates the other night and I thought that if Joe Biden’s campaign craps out, he ought to get into the entertainment industry ’cause I sure as hell can see him as the goofy neighbor on some kind of stupid-ass TV sitcom, ain’a? Read more

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Me and the fellas plan to gather to plan out our trip to the Wisconsin State Fair that starts this week. Read more

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Speaking of longtime big-time ideas, how ’bout at the French Fest why not periodically let loose a couple, three rampaging bulls at the swell corner of Jefferson & Wells so as to attract the wealthy international traveler bent on confronting death? Read more

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Now, about Trumple-thinskin’s jewel of a July 4 speech and how our Revolutionary War army took over the airports to help us turn the tide, I’m reminded of the words of the late, great philosopher and sage, George Gobel ... Read more

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With the Democratic debates underway, I need time to be mulling who I’d fancy as No. 2 on the Kumbalek president ticket. I also need time to ponder whether or not I’d consider the No. 2 spot on somebody else’s focking ticket. Read more

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Since being rather new and somewhat clueless as to the appropriate lifestyle of being an “old fart,” I found myself on a pleasant Sunday afternoon wondering just what the fock to do. Shortly, I had an “aha” moment. Golf! Yes sir, watch golf on TV. Read more

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June 21 is the first—not the last—focking day of summer with way too many to follow, chock-packed with heat, stupidity, racket and bugs. Read more

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Well well, another Father’s Day right around the corner, which as tradition dictates, I must say that what with the bad rap fathers have got in the press and on the TV for far too long, I’m surprised the day is celebrated at all. Read more

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Anyways, I got to say, again, that now we’re post-Memorial Day, we got the goddamn summer season smacking us square in the face. All that racket. All that festive ethnic hoopla. And all the knuckleheads complaining about the mosquitos and the ... Read more

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It’s that time of year again that finds me pounding the pavement trying to get one of these commencement speaker gigs, what the fock. Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I’ve heard it’s never too early to fire up a presidential campaign, so with 2020 in sight I figure,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, as right-wing cracker-jackanape jackboots goose-step inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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The Green Bay Packers are poised to return the Lombardi Trophy to Titletown. Read more

A&E Feature

I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I hear that the orange circus peanut we call president of the United States passed,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? Listen, as the poet from out of St. Louis, Eliot what’s-his-name, once said, “April is the cruellest month." Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So the springtime is here to stay, I hear. We’ll see about that. I’ll tell you, mine own two personal signs that spring is truly h,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? You know, what with these despotic days we’re having in the Land of the Free, sometimes a guy or,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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The Milwaukee Brewers rebuild could be on the fast track toward contending for the playoffs. Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, first, a message to our young men struck with the March Madness out there on the hardwood in the Apple this weekend: “GO BADGERS," you betcha. Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a?   So listen, as a guy of Polish plus who-knows-what-the-fock heritage, you won’t ca,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz, another official Presidents Day has come and gone and if you’re like me, it’s all downhill from here. To me and the guys, Presidents Da,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I got one hot tip for you’s who may be still steamed by having to cool your heels in long lines whenever you go to vote o,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, the other night I dreamt that I was me in an alternate universe, or maybe it was alter,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, last night as I fell asleep whilst waiting for the knock at the door that would begin my deportation proce,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? And so once again, I am forced to say this, what the fock: Yes, I hear America’s Dairyland desp,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? Listen, first thing here is a “thank you” to reader Yvonne for her very nice note, and abso-f,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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Art Kumbalek shares his wisdom on Art for Art's Sake. Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, this old year 2016 is practically expired and I’m thinking the less said about it the better. Try as I might, I can’t t,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So yeah, I’ve been a tad light on the receiving end of Christmas cards this year, what the fock. The other day, the,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh man manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, a hearty “thank you” I’m sending to my faithful reader Ingrid Mae for the fab,Art for Art's Sake Read more

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