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Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

Tosa Trivia and the Mayoral Race - Winner!

Friends, Go - Pack, Just For Fun, Politics-Tosa, Strange But True, Tosa Trivia

For details on the winning submission go to the bottom of the post-

Before you get your undies in a knot thinking I am pandering with another acid witticism in the title of this post -

I am not.

Take note that Tosa Trivia sometimes gets more views than anything I have to say about the mayoral race.

I think that speaks volumes about where Tosans place their priorities.  But I digress.

I hope you find today's trivia to be challenging.

If you can correctly identify the answer there is a very valuable prize up for grabs.

No run-of-the-mill mouse pad or coffee mug from WauwatosaNOW.

Instead you could win a certain highly prized and coveted mayoral yard sign.

Visitors to the TTS know what I am talking about.

Nope, not a Stepaniak yard sign.

No, not a Didier yard sign.

You can win your very own Joeythelovesponge For Mayor yard sign!


Imagine being the first person on your block to have one of these.

If I had one, I would be afraid to stick it in the yard for fear that one or the other of the two other Tosa candidates might swipe it when I wasn't looking.  They would be jealous.

Incidentally, Joeythelovesponge claims to be the third candidate for mayor of Tosa Town.

In the interest of full and fair disclosure I will remind you readers that Joey did make a campaign promise of sorts - that if elected - I would get to be the town Jaegermeister.

That is a sorely tempting proposition which would seriously stretch the elaborate and carefully-enforced Blogger Code of Ethics. (All 200,000+ entries thereof).

Alas, Joey didn't get his important mayoral paperwork in on time so he will not be on the ballot and thankfully I will not be ethically-challenged.

Seriously, a trip to Joey's website might prove to be a source of entertainment. 

There is Joey's Repository of Haiku

If you visit Joey's Store of Trinkets you can purchase all manner of Joey stuff - including the entire clothing line.

There is a good cause involved as well.

Joey has promised that all profits from the sale of Joey stuff go to the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation.  Not my promise, his.

The purchase of Joey stuff might actually be a productive use of your own money that is being returned to you under the guise of economic relief.

Brett Favre's wife + breast cancer = noble cause

In my view - much better than letting Washington spend it.


Ok - here's the trivia question:

In 1976, what emporium of fine dining was located at 93rd and Bluemound?

(Alright, I know it's not exactly Tosa - but it's close enough)

Submit your entries and I'll publish them along with the correct answer in a couple of days.

The first correct answer wins the authentic Joeythelovesponge mayoral yard sign.

(Wouldn't it be ironic if one or the other of the two candidates won this sign with a correct submission?)


Note to Joey - I hope you appreciate any increased traffic from this shameless, cheap, obtuse and blatantly commercial endorsement I am giving you and the Joey stuff I purchased this past weekend.  I'm going to take some hits for this. Someone is going to call me a Joeythelovesponge flack.

Good luck with your write-in campaign.

Gotta run, I hear incoming....


The correct answer is-


TOSAQT got it correctly...

Yep. One of these.  This picture is of the Chips in Merrill, WI

In 1976, five hamburgers and your choice of two small drinks or a large order of fries would set you back $1.49.

QT - Contact me as to how you want to take delivery of your valuable prize. 

Are you candidate Didier?

Maybe candidate Stepaniak?

I wonder?   Congrats.  Tom

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