Introducing (well it’s been on Youtube for a week) the “Cheeseheads: The Documentary” Movie Trailer, affectionately titled “A Brief History Of Wisconsin”. It’s a lot of fun, says many great things about Wisconsin, and poses the deeper question of what exactly a Cheesehead is. Of course I leave you hanging, but that’s the whole point of … Continue reading
WQOW News 18 out of Eau Claire showed us some love when they did a piece on the documentary over the weekend, thanks to reporter Emma Wheeler. Not only did we get a really good piece that captures (if briefly) the essence of what the film is about, but we got the lead story for … Continue reading
Yes, he did let me on his show, but we’re old friends, and he does show up in the documentary several times, so it seems a fair exchange. Had a great time talking with him about the documentary. You can check out the interview at the link below. More to come as the media … Continue reading
The title says it rather clearly, these are ten shots of some of the wonderful oddities I’ve encountered in my travels around Wisconsin making this documentary (that is now finished, working on release screenings and dates for this fall). There’s a little note below each photo to let you know a bit about it. * … Continue reading
I shot these quite some time ago, but just found them. While the interior tour of House On The Rock is used in the documentary (to humorous and a bit eery effect), only a smidgen of the exterior, also an awesome place to visit, is used. That place just keeps going and going. Enjoy, and … Continue reading
Only fitting, considering he was and will always be the Wizard Of Waukesha.
I met Tim at his studio in Sturgeon Bay and found out that he was also one of the originators of the Ducktape Guys and their series of humorous books on all the things you can do with duck tape (and it’s a lot). Google them when you get the chance, but meanwhile, enjoy some of … Continue reading
Interestingly, there is a duel Cheesehead connection to the recently published Nickolas Butler debut novel “Shotgun Lovesongs”, that being that the author lives in Northern Wisconsin (in a rural area next door to a buffalo farm), and that the books cover photo was taken by, well, me, also from Wisconsin and a proud Cheesehead. The … Continue reading
These are some killer awesome shots of Falling Water, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most notorious creations, and how it was affected by the arctic vortex of 2014. You can check out the article here via Rare Arctic Freeze Hits Frank Lloyd Wright Creation Fallingwater.
Oh the Cheesehead sense of humor, especially when it’s true. NFC North Champs for the Forth straight year. And the badass King Of The North comic book cover below (I wish we could find out who the artist is), well enough said… * * * * * * NOTE: Used for promotional purposes only. I … Continue reading
Who knew Old Wisconsin, Piggly Wiggly, Sargento, Kohler, & about a zillion other great companies are headquartered in Sheyboygan. Well anyone who lives there, I suppose, but there’s a lot of great manufacturing out of the sleepy coastal town (a couple of examples below). We also had the great pleasure of interviewing the troup putting … Continue reading
Here’s a cool book I cam across on Amazon (via someone else sending it to me)… “Wisconsin Supper Clubs is a resource for and about supper clubs throughout Wisconsin that includes beautiful photographs of the unique supper club interiors, proprietors, and customers, as well as fascinating archival materials. Also recorded in this book are the regional … Continue reading
Since Wisconsin does have an intimate and direct connection with Tolkien, Lord Of The Rings, and The Hobbit, that being the original manuscripts are permenantly archived at Marquette University, it only seems fitting to re-post this rather humorous page from a fellow Cheesehead who’s site is well worth checking out for his sense of humor … Continue reading
Our dear friend and fellow artist Christine Mount Kapp has entered the world of blogging and you should check it out. Christine has interviewed for the documentary and will be involved in other aspects of it as we near completion in post-production. While her work is Americana, it speaks strongly of Wisconsin culture as well and … Continue reading
For all of us who understand what being a Cheesehead is all about, this video really captures the mood of it in a satirical way. Lots of fun thanks to Abbey Starr, a fellow Cheesehead pursuing the dream of proving to the world that we Wisconsinites love to make fun of ourselves and each other… … Continue reading
This is a particularly interesting video about what happens when political correctness gets in the way of free speach. It’s involves Professor James Miller at U.W. Stout and his love of the Joss Wheadon classic TV show “Firefly”, and features an interview with author (and brilliant thinker) Neil Gaiman, as well as ample footage shot … Continue reading