Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Milwaukee Has Certainly Had Its Share of Visitors

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Wayne Campbell: So, do you come to Milwaukee often?
Alice Cooper: Well, I’m a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting here in the late 16th century.
Pete: Hey, isn’t “Milwaukee” an Indian name?
Alice Cooper: Yes, Pete, it is. In fact, it’s pronounced “mill-e-wah-que,” which is Algonquin for “the good land.”
Wayne Campbell: I was not aware of that.
Alice Cooper: I think one of the most interesting things about Milwaukee is that it’s the only American city to elect three Socialist mayors.
Wayne Campbell: [to the camera] Does this guy know how to party or what?

I’m off to Mill-e-wah-que for a conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies on Debt; my paper is “Debt, Theft, Permaculture: Justice and Ecological Scale.” Blogging will be very light. I’ll be back blogging at better-than-full-strength on Monday.

Written by gerrycanavan

April 29, 2010 at 8:20 am

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  1. Yeah, I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t say Milwaukee normally, EVER.

    Sheryl

    April 29, 2010 at 9:16 am


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