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2009-03-31 11:55:52

A Wisconsin high school has altered its school song to remove gender-specific references and apply the song to sports other than football. Waupun High School Principal Jeff Finstad said he realized there was a problem with the song when he printed out the lyrics for a group of students who wanted to paint them on a gym wall, The Reporter newspaper in Fon du Lac, Wis., said. The song urged fellows to fight and made specific references only to the sport of football, the principal said. I'm not...

2008-07-03 21:00:14

By Doug Moe, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 3--When Andy Moore turned 50 last year, he asked his wife and kids to give him a banjo. On Wednesday, Moore said: "Is there any better definition of a midlife crisis than learning to play the banjo? " Moore is actually too busy to have a midlife crisis. While he continues as producer of "Here and Now, " Wisconsin Public Television 's weekly public affairs program, Moore earlier this year launched a weekly music show, the "30 Minute Music...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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