Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week.
• Imagine Kraftwerk played by a kindergartener. Imagine a John Carpenter soundtrack piped through a Commodore 64. Imagine the late/great Daniel Johnston getting ahold of a busted synth and trying to sell you a couch and matching love seat. Those hypothetical sounds will get you close—but not all the way—to the very real, very perplexing jingle that accompanied commercials for Milwaukee’s Gordon Furniture throughout the 1980s. Here it is, for no reason at all:
And now on to some news we missed this week…
• Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, freelancers: Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport can’t pay Milwaukee County parks for its upcoming parks-inspired beer garden, but it can totally pay in EXPOSURE. [BizTimes]
• Forever-popular Milwaukee Journal Sentinel musin’s-and-thinkin’s columnist Jim Stingl is among the latest crop of JS staff to accept a voluntary buyout. Somewhere, that guy who has “Welcome to Cleveland” painted on his roof holds back a tear. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• The Bay View location of Fuji Poke, 2121 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., is closed. A new tenant will take over soon. [Urban Milwaukee]
• According to drinks writer Robert Simonson, Goodkind’s Pira Pira cocktail is one of the top 10 cocktails of 2019. Congrats to Goodkind and bartender Katie Rose! [Punch]
• New REYNA song/video! [V Magazine]
• There’s a Baby Yoda mural on the outside of Hotel Madrid, 600 S. Sixth St., and Milwaukee Magazine is all about it you guys! [Milwaukee Magazine]
• Paloma Taco & Tequila is coming to 5419 W. North Ave. It will serve tacos. [OnMilwaukee]
• American Family Insurance will establish a Milwaukee office at the former Mandel Graphic Solutions plant, 1319 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. [Milwaukee Business Journal]
• The folks behind the all-important push to install programmable lights on the Hoan Bridge are launching a program so students can learn how to program said programmable lights. Light The Hoan, meet…Code The Hoan. [Urban Milwaukee]
• “I think she would win, and I think she would be a hell of a great governor if she was elected.” So said former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at a recent Milwaukee Press Club luncheon. He was talking about former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. lol [Wisconsin Public Radio]
• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!