Belgium tourist boards latch on to catch craze on social media

Written by Reuters Media Express Thursday, 26 November 2015 06:36

Belgium's tourist boards have latched onto a social media craze of cats that gave Brussels light relief during a tense five-day security lockdown in the wake of militant attacks in Paris.

No zombie apocalypse for Wisconsin, just casket falling from boat

Written by Brendan O'Brien,
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 17:19

Authorities said on a zombie apocalypse had not occurred in central Wisconsin despite the discovery of an empty casket along a rural highway earlier this month.

Dog named ‘Trigger’ shoots hunter in the foot

Written by Mary Wisniewski
Thursday, 29 October 2015 07:24

A dog named Trigger shot his 25-year-old owner in the foot in a bizarre accident that had Indiana officials earlier this week reminding hunters to take safety lessons.

Trump, El Chapo among most popular Halloween costumes in Mexico

Written by The AP Monday, 19 October 2015 12:11

Two of the hottest Halloween costumes in Mexico this year are the country's most wanted man — and arguably its most hated.

Striped prison jumpers and detailed latex masks representing the mustachioed, twice-escaped drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are selling like hotcakes ahead of the late October holiday, according to Diego Esponda, CEO of costume maker Caretas REV.

Man ejected from football game sends police 240 doughnuts

Written by Todd Richmond,
AP writer
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 16:28

A California man sent 20 dozen coconut doughnuts to police officers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as payback for getting kicked out of a Badger football game.

Donald Trump suggests maybe boycotting Starbucks over red cup design

Written by The Associated Press Tuesday, 10 November 2015 07:40

Donald Trump is suggesting boycotting Starbucks over the minimalist design of its annual holiday cups.

"Did you read about Starbucks? No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks," Trump told a capacity crowd of thousands gathered to hear him speak at a pre-debate rally in Springfield, Illinois on Nov. 9.

They believe: Bigfoot enthusiasts gather at retreat to swap stories

Associated Press
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:53

Bigfoot believers gathered over the weekend in western New York, convinced the legendary Sasquatch has left its footprints all over the region.

About 100 people sported buttons saying “I believe” and swapped stories at the fourth annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo.

Police: Florida woman live streams while driving drunk

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 14 October 2015 07:43

Authorities say 911 calls from concerned viewers led to the arrest of a Florida woman who was streaming live video of herself while driving drunk.

Lakeland police report 23-year-old Whitney Beall was using the social media app Periscope as she was driving over the weekend. The video shows her saying several times that she was drunk. She also said she had a flat tire and didn't know where she was.

WiGWAG gets ready for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday

Written by Lisa Neff,
Louis Weisberg
and Matthew Reddin
Staff writers
Friday, 20 November 2015 12:39

OffTheWagonShop.com specializes in the unique and, well, the unwanted gift — like the gift exchange goodie for the office guy who still gets a kick out of tricking people into saying “underwear.” OffTheWagon’s “funny underwear gifts” selection includes Instant Underpants, which retails for $3.99. Compressed into a compact pellet, the underpants expand in water. Uh, oh. Emergency Underpants are packed in a little tin that fits easily in a front pocket. Allegedly great for on-the-go emergencies — or overnighters.

WiGWAG: The one about smoking and guns

Written by Lisa Neff, Louis Weisberg,
Matthew Reddin
Thursday, 05 November 2015 19:48

An elderly couple participating in a citizen lobby day to promote gun control at the Capitol in Madison got a big surprise when they called on state Rep. Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh. He pulled out his wallet to show them his gun permit and then showed them his piece. Terrified, the couple fled his office and notified security. Shraa later denied handling his gun in the couple’s presence. Shraa is one of the Legislature’s most outspoken pro-gun advocates.

WiGWAG: WESTBORO V. KIM DAVIS and other wigs and wags

Written by Lisa Neff,
Louis Weisberg
and Matthew Reddin
Staff writers
Thursday, 22 October 2015 22:58

The media harlots of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were not about to let the Kim Davis controversy go without getting in on the publicity. Davis glowed in the national spotlight in September by going to jail rather than issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing her religious beliefs. Westboro members staged a protest at the office of the “fake Christian” (their words), accusing her of adultery, divorce and general harlotry — and not of the media kind.

Playboy to cease publishing full nudity

Written by The AP Tuesday, 13 October 2015 10:10

Playboy is about to find out how many people really do read it for the articles.

The magazine that helped usher in the sexual revolution in the 1950s and '60s by bringing nudity into living rooms - or at least sock drawers - all over America announced Tuesday that it will no longer run photos of completely naked women.