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by spanky
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Does Mohs still have the city's best interests in mind?
Replies: 13
Views: 2852

Re: Does Mohs still have the city's best interests in mind?

Still? Did he ever have the city's best interests in mind?
by spanky
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Why put the train station at the airport?
Replies: 173
Views: 16455

Re: Why put the train station at the airport?

Serving a regional airport with a regional train makes no sense. You're kidding. No. I'm dead serious - and right. Multi-modal transit stations connect a varying hierarchy of multiple modes, not duplicative modes - clearly. Regional to regional direct connections (i.e. same location) are exactly th...
by spanky
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:55 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Why put the train station at the airport?
Replies: 173
Views: 16455

Re: Why put the train station at the airport?

The bus hubs bring-in far more people than a railroad depot will. Do you see significant economic development around the city's four bus hubs? I'm not condemning your theory, I don't know, but I'm skeptical. When the city commits significant economic development efforts with a planning vision we do...
by spanky
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Edgewater Reconsideration?
Replies: 154
Views: 13843

Re: Edgewater Reconsideration?

Lots of NGL haters, but I like that building. I used to live right across the street at 1 E Gilman (the greatest building in all of Madison, IMO, Capitol included). The old Vilas mansion was lovely, but something about NGL's unapologetically rectangular stance and deep, cozy overhang has always app...
by spanky
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Why put the train station at the airport?
Replies: 173
Views: 16455

Re: Why put the train station at the airport?

Pleasant walk. Nice bike ride. I don't think either one is a very good location. Neither is near anything. Unless Marling lumber is a big tourist attraction I don't know about. Why not the Kohl center or the new Union south? They're actually near things people come to Madison for. One of the key id...
by spanky
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: Sick Cow
Replies: 8
Views: 1741

Sick Cow

Has anyone else noticed that trains passing through the city have a new spooky, moaning, wounded cat-like horn pitch as they slowly maneuver through downtown?
by spanky
Wed May 13, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Beer, wine & cocktails
Topic: Coffee, what are you drinking?
Replies: 132
Views: 18336

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

weak folger's. actually it's closer to coffee-flavored warm water.
by spanky
Fri May 01, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Any thoughts on why this once lively forum is now dead?
Replies: 137
Views: 10562

Re: Any thoughts on why this once lively forum is now dead?

jjoyce wrote:So Forum is "dead"? The numbers say otherwise.
Anyway, TDPF isn't as lively as it once was...


Hmmmmm....
by spanky
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Catch All
Topic: Blunt, broken bones but not broken down...
Replies: 31
Views: 4898

Re: Blunt, mowed down

Chuck_Schick wrote:Wow. All the best,
C.S.

This is a potent scrip, we don't see Chuck very often these days so do him proud - get well soon Blunt!
by spanky
Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Central Library Proposal
Replies: 116
Views: 14694

Re: Central Library Proposal

FYI - we added new posts describing the top design advantages of the Fiore-Irgens proposal and detailing the daylighting considerations. http://madisoncentrallibrary.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Thanks to Mr. Kunkler and Mr. Holzhauer for the information provided on ...
by spanky
Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: Ugly New House on Willy Street
Replies: 52
Views: 10800

Re: Ugly New House on Willy Street

It was the Landmarks Commission, not MNA that changed the roofline based on staff comments. The house is in the Third Lake Ridge Historic District. Todd Barnett is the architect. Everyone I've talked too in the n'hood thinks the house looks really cool... I like it. I have to say I liked it better ...
by spanky
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Central Library Proposal
Replies: 116
Views: 14694

Re: Central Library Proposal

The Fiore proposal is FAR superior in my opinion (based on the limited information provided to date). Here's why: 1) It is a much more aesthetically pleasing design. (I do agree with snoqueen regarding heat gain and shading of the southeast facing facade, I would recommend sunshades and screening at...
by spanky
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: Grade the plowing
Replies: 15
Views: 2179

Re: Grade the plowing

I live downtown, and drove to work safely and uneventfully Friday morning. The plows had been hard at work and there were mountains of snow all over downtown on my way to work - but there was a clear path of travel and I didn't get stuck once in my rear wheel drive car. I have a private parking spot...
by spanky
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Town Vibe
Topic: What are those huge barrels on Lake Monona?
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: What are those huge barrels on Lake Monona?

reggaefresh wrote:Anyone know about the huge floating barrels placed on Lake Monona near Law Park?


My guess is you are referring to the moorings for the fence installed annually to keep people from walking on the thin ice resulting from MG&E's warm water output into the lake.
by spanky
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Restaurant News & Reviews
Topic: Monroe Street Bistro - worst dining experience
Replies: 44
Views: 8371

Re: Monroe Street Bistro - worst dining experience

I enjoy massive burgers dripping with fixin's as much as the next guy, but often I want something smaller and simpler. Where can I get a humble diner-style burger? Just a slim patty with mustard, ketchup, pickles and onions. The kind of burger that Wimpy feasts upon in Popeye comics. Something you ...

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