Gas Pains

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.


Gas Pains, Just For Fun, Personal, Strange But True

Did you ever Google yourself?

You know - plugging your name into Google and searching to see what you get.

The American Dialect Society voted Googlegänger as winner of the Most Creative category for 2007 words.

How gratifying to know that this generally nonproductive office pastime now has a name.

So here goes:

If you Google Thomas Gaertner here's what you get.

One of the hits is for this guy.  Go ahead - click on the link - Thomas Gärtner.   

Alright.  Doesn't this guy bear an uncanny similarity to someone else we know?

Is it possible the three of us are related?

Did someone get separated at birth?

Or is this coincidence?

If you have any plausible theories feel free to post them and I'll publish them all in a couple of days.


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