Milwaukee, immortalized on film

Greetings from the only city in the National League that doesn’t have a Westin. … Last night, as I was driving the rental car from the airport to the rather shopworn Sheraton Brookfield in Brookfield, Wis., the same hotel where I ALWAYS stay here, I suddenly remember one of my favorite scenes from one of my all-time favorite movies, a little British comedy called Love, Actually, which was released in 2003 and which most of you have probably seen. For those who haven’t, it had a huge, ensemble cast and about a dozen different plotlines, some of which intersected and some of which didn’t. One of the ones that was just kind of floating out there unattached was this one about this guy named Colin, who had no luck whatsoever with women, so he decides he’s going to move to the U.S. on the theory that American women will be impressed by his British accent. So he informs his best buddy in the car one day that “I’m off in three weeks for a place called … WISCONSIN!!! Wisconsin babes, HERE COMES COLIN!!!!!” So the guy lands in Milwaukee, jumps in a cab, says “Take me to an American bar, ANY American bar,” and the cabbie obliges. So Colin walks into a bar and orders a Budweiser (which in real life is a huge no-no in Milwaukee, but this was a movie), and he immediately meets these three Wisconsin babes, played by Ivana Milicevic, January Jones and Elisha Cuthbert, and of course, he ends up going home with all of them, and when he gets there, a fourth roommate, played by Shannon Elizabeth, also comes home. … So the point of this story — and yes, there is one — is, NOTHING LIKE THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME IN MILWAUKEE. And I have been coming here for a long, long time. Go figure.

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  • TeamHasHoles

    Ummm Tony… NOTHING LIKE THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ANYONE (especially in Milwaukee).

    By the way, good luck (but not too much good luck) to last year’s NL rookie of the year and fellow Granada Hills High School graduate Ryan Braun. The valley has always been a hotbed for ML baseball talent and Ryan’s no exception!

  • Denton True

    Yeah but Tony, were you rocking the goatee in Wisconsin all those previous times? Milwaukee chicks can’t resist the goat. Wear it proudly.

    **ThurmanMunsonFlightSchool is now retired**

  • KevinS

    “So the point of this story — and yes, there is one — is, NOTHING LIKE THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO ME IN MILWAUKEE.”

    Dude… you like NEED a British accent! Duh!!

  • Tony Jackson

    Denton, I LOVE your new handle — but then, I know what it means. I’m wondering how many other people know. If you do, speak up.

  • Tony Jackson

    Oh, and yes, by my official tally, this is the third trip into Milwaukee since giving birth to the goat.

  • KevinS

    Had to Wiki “Denton True”. Had no idea that was “Cy” Young’s real name.

    Denton True “Cy” Young… a cool fact to know. Thanks guys!