Deep-fried Romantic

  • Ladies and Gentlemen, the Turducken Meatloaf

    The Deep-Fried Romantic returns for a holiday special which requires the use of the "Perfect Meatloaf Pan" (As Seen on TV) and some specific ingredients.

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    the Coupon Wars

    Clipping coupons may be a thing of the past, as dozens of daily bargains from local restaurants, spas, and shops flood our inboxes.

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    The State of Karaoke

    To my fellow Milwaukeeans who worried the grand tradition of unabashed singing was dead: Have no fear. Underground Karaoke is coming this weekend.

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    Now with 300% more video

    Get Xtranormal and a little freaky this week as DFR wonders: Will the next great auteur come out of the amateur video wasteland?

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    Where are they now?

    Two years and 45 low-culture slap happy columns later, we look back with wonder at this slice of Americana and any changes that may happened.

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    Candy Cane Lane

    Celebrating 25 years of running up the electric bill and warming souls, this winter wonderland collects for the MACC Fund and sets an artistic tableau.

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    It’s a Wet Nap World

    I can't tell if the marriage of paper goods and liquid product is actually greener for the environment, but it certainly feeds our need for convenience.

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    Project Winter Beard is a Go

    It's that time of year when men from the Midwest bond over the primal, almost feral desire for facial hair.

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    The Trouble with “Best of” Lists

    Everyone has their favorite local establishment and publications make a mint off declaring "The Best" - so how does low culture choice often win out anyway?

  • Deep-Fried Romantic takes in a Packers game

    To outsiders, saying you come from Wisconsin but haven't been inside Lambeau Field is strange. But natives know it's a hard ticket to get.

  • Deep-Fried Romantic finds a father figure

    Louis CK, as predicted, brought down the house at the Riverside Saturday. But it's a lasting feeling that brings us here today.

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    Oh, Despicable Them

    Despite previews luring us to an exciting fall TV season, we're still in the summer doldrums of trashy "reality" shows and hackneyed talent competitions.