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March 5th, 2006

On the current state of the Wisconsin blogosphere, viagra buy patient Jessica McBride recently observed:

“There is quite an us-versus-them clique mentality developing, cialis usa and it feels a bit like high school.”

Of course it’s high school, Jessica.

Let me break it down for you:

Charlie Sykes
Jessica McBride

John McAdams
Ann Althouse

Dennis York

Owen and Jed at Boots and Sabers

THE GEEKS/NERDS (Said with nothing but respect guys.)
Nick Schweitzer
Tom McMahon


Rick Esenberg


James Wigderson



AND THE STONERS (I’m not saying they use drugs, but they always sound a little high to me.)
Jay Bullock
Jim McGulgan

Further proof?

Well, we spend all day passing notes to each other, most of us think we’re smarter than we really are and anyone who doesn’t go to our “high school” has no clue we even exist. :)

My appologies to everyone I missed. No slights intended.

Entry Filed under: Media,Milwaukee,Observations

43 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Wm. Clement  |  March 5th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    Umm, Elliot, you don’t exist. Yet, in my reality, I believe in you. I’m about as anonymous as one can get, yet you are a daily staple of my mind. How’s THAT for brown nosing? LOL

  • 2. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2006 at 12:51 pm

    I wasn’t sure where to put you, Mr. Clement. Any suggestions?

  • 3. Wm. Clement  |  March 5th, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    Class Clown?? LOL Seriously, I’, not in the same league with you guys. I’m blog lite to your Newcastle Brown Ale. If you haven’t noticed, I like to tweak people from time to time. You folks have better skills at finding and reporting, as well as better writing skills. I know where I stand, or sit.;-).

  • 4. Casper  |  March 5th, 2006 at 1:24 pm

    Awwww man…debate team?

  • 5. Wm. Clement  |  March 5th, 2006 at 1:32 pm

    No doubt, Casper. I had you pegged for Homecoming… King. Yea, that’s it. King.

  • 6. folkbum  |  March 5th, 2006 at 1:41 pm

    Hey, man, wanna try a hit? The first one’s free, man, free.

  • 7. Dennis York  |  March 5th, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    It should surprise no one that I actually was class clown in high school. And I just missed out on “most likely never to grow up” to a dude that wore aluminum foil on his head to school.

  • 8. Owen  |  March 5th, 2006 at 1:48 pm

    Everybody’s doing it. It’ll make you feel good….

    Don’t make me stick you in a locker, folkbum.

    I’m off to the locker room to snap my buddies in the ass with a towel.

  • 9. Casper  |  March 5th, 2006 at 1:58 pm

    Jay, that sounds more like college to me. At least what I remember of it.

    Wait…I did go to college, didn’t I?

  • 10. Nick  |  March 5th, 2006 at 2:20 pm

    Great… 10 years after I graduating high school I figured I could have gotten rid of the nerd label. Guess its harder to shake than I thought. Doing triathlons doesn’t qualify me as a jock huh?

  • 11. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    Does it help that you’re the CAPTAIN of the Debate Team, Cas? ;)

  • 12. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2006 at 2:42 pm

    I fenced in college, Owen. Anyone who can swing a saber is a jock.

    (And also likely to be full out gonzo insane. Those sabers hurt like hell. I preferred epee myself. But I always respected the gorillas with the sabers. ;)

  • 13. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    Yikes! It’s York!

  • 14. Wm. Clement  |  March 5th, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    I didn’t go to college, but I did some Kendo. Played d-end in h.s. Can I hang with the jocks? I can snap a mean towel!

  • 15. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2006 at 2:51 pm

    Nick, a nerd with muscles is still a nerd. And be proud. As we all know, the geeks shall inherit the earth. (Or something like that.)

  • 16. Rick  |  March 5th, 2006 at 2:58 pm

    Well, I did marry the prom queen. I mean, she was the prom queen at an all girls’ high school, but that still counts right?

  • 17. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    I think that actually counts double, Rick.

  • 18. Patrick  |  March 5th, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    I’m the kid that skipped out of school that day ;-)

  • 19. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2006 at 3:59 pm

    Ack. How could I haved missed Patrick?

    I think the AV Club is still available. ;)

  • 20. Sean Hackbarth  |  March 5th, 2006 at 5:26 pm

    I played football in high school. Really! They even put me on the offensive line. [Those of you who have met me stop laughing and get up off the floor.]

    For the record I only debated once in high school. It was a fun if strange experience.

    I’ll sum up my high school fame in two words: “Academic Decathalon.” Begin snickering now.

  • 21. steveegg  |  March 5th, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    You missed Class Tough.

  • 22. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2006 at 5:56 pm

    Are you volunteering, Steve?

  • 23. steveegg  |  March 5th, 2006 at 6:08 pm

    Well, I’ve got the Louisville Slugger, and I’m not afraid to use it.

  • 24. james wigderson  |  March 5th, 2006 at 6:41 pm

    I was on the math team. Best in the city at one point.
    Second smartest kid in school.

    Then I discovered alcohol in college.

  • 25. Nick  |  March 5th, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    And what’s wrong with the Debate Team Casper? I was ON the debate team in high school!

  • 26. Administrator  |  March 5th, 2006 at 7:44 pm

    I missed Steve at Letters in Bottles, too.

    Sorry, man.

    Like I said, no slight intended to anyone I missed.

    (That said, having been missed on several lists myself, I know how it feels.)

  • 27. grumps  |  March 5th, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    Nicely done. I’m honored to be in such fine company on the debate team. Which of us are “Pro” and which “Anti?”

  • 28. Sean Hackbarth  |  March 5th, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    Who of us sneak out behind the school for a cigarette?

  • 29. triticale  |  March 5th, 2006 at 10:36 pm

    I was, when in high school, class clown, stoner (there were, at least back then, no such thing as a moderate discreet user) and, as Owen noted, the kid who got beat up all the time.

  • 30. Tim Rock  |  March 5th, 2006 at 10:37 pm

    I majored in foosball first semester in college…second….

  • 31. Dean  |  March 5th, 2006 at 11:52 pm

    Debate team. My wife would soooo say that’s right :-)

    grumps, I’ll take either side ;-)

  • 32. Dean  |  March 6th, 2006 at 12:04 am

    Nick, you would be one of those rare jock-nerds (nerd-jocks). I was sort of one. Of course, that was before “nerd” or “geek” was invented!

  • 33. Aaron  |  March 6th, 2006 at 1:02 am

    And what’s wrong with the Debate Team Casper? I was ON the debate team in high school!

    Way to shake that nerd label, Nick!

    BTW: I was on the stage crew. And, I had a reputation for being a little different.

  • 34. Jenna  |  March 6th, 2006 at 8:01 am

    And, I had a reputation for being a little different.

    Wow…that’s a shock.

  • 35. Chris  |  March 6th, 2006 at 10:27 am

    Somewhere my mohter has pictures of me with a Mohawk hair cut in my Senior year lol I can live with my label.

  • 36. Max Power  |  March 6th, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    I would be going for some hybrid of class clown and nerd. Maybe the upperclassmen don’t recognize us freshman yet.

  • 37. Lisa  |  March 6th, 2006 at 5:53 pm

    I’ll take AV club before nerd.

    Cute Post!!

  • 38. Clint  |  March 6th, 2006 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks Elliot –

    IRL I was in the Theater, Chess Club, Swim, and the Wall Flower Club. In college I was an alcoholic, I mean, I wasn’t in any clubs.

  • 39. Belle  |  March 7th, 2006 at 1:04 am

    It was really just an honor to be nominated…

  • 40. addy  |  March 7th, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Just like it was in highschool the first time….I don’t fit in any of those catagories. Yet I apply to all of them!

    Great post Elliot!

    Aaron is really more of the class nerd though

  • 41. Christ  |  March 7th, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    No, I’m sorry, but Sykes is the Professor and McBride is the class suck-up.

  • 42. Administrator  |  March 7th, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    I’m not much for anonymous comments, but “Christ” left an email address of wwjd@heaven.com.

    Anyone who goes to that much trouble to comment anonymously deserves not to have His comment deleted.

  • 43. From Where I Sit » &hellip  |  March 12th, 2006 at 1:11 am

    […] Right now it mostly feels like a cross between a freshman bull session, the last year in high school, and an internet bulletin board. […]

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