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What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby cxl01 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:01 pm

Hell, skip Madison altogether and go visit Chicago.
Or better yet, visit New York City.

Seems like every time I’m trying to enjoy something in Madison, there’s always some whiner from one of those places complaining that the same activity is so much better there.

Might as well beat 'em to the punch, and just visit a large metropolitan area in the first place!
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby Petro » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:28 pm

cxl01 wrote:Hell, skip Madison altogether and go visit Chicago.
Or better yet, visit New York City.

Seems like every time I’m trying to enjoy something in Madison, there’s always some whiner from one of those places complaining that the same activity is so much better there.

Might as well beat 'em to the punch, and just visit a large metropolitan area in the first place!


You seem angry.

You also seem to think that your own complaints are somehow more valuable than the "whiners" of which you speak, when your post only serves to broaden the audience of their comments.

You're not part of the solution.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby ilikebeans » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:23 am

cxl01 wrote:Seems like every time I’m trying to enjoy something in Madison, there’s always some whiner from one of those places complaining that the same activity is so much better there.

Point out to them how far away those major cities are, how many more (millions) people there are to contend with, the difficulty in travel, and the friggin' COST of enjoying those cities.

Then ignore them and enjoy what we have.

(But go visit those cities anyway.)
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby cxl01 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:19 am

Petro wrote:You seem angry.

You also seem to think that your own complaints are somehow more valuable than the "whiners" of which you speak, when your post only serves to broaden the audience of their comments.

You're not part of the solution.

Thou doth protest too much, methinks:

http://www.thedailypage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49595&p=616667#p616667
Petro wrote:The problem with an italian beef in this town is the bread.

http://www.thedailypage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=43981&p=586484#p586484
Petro wrote:That's the thing that irks me about sushi in this town - it's just not that good.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby cxl01 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:23 am

ilikebeans wrote:Point out to them how far away those major cities are, how many more (millions) people there are to contend with, the difficulty in travel, and the friggin' COST of enjoying those cities.

Then ignore them and enjoy what we have.

(But go visit those cities anyway.)

Agreed.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby Goober McTuber » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:43 am

buckyor wrote:
scratch wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:my best recommendation is to skip The Great Dane, and find Ale Asylum instead.


Absolutely could not agree more.

I know I'm in the minority here, but I've found the beer I've tried from Ale Asylum to be completely underwhelming. Except for the truly awful Supper Club, I'll take any Capital brew instead every single day.



It's just a matter of personal preferences, but I've tried every single beer that Ale Asylum produces and they are all good. Being a bit of a hophead, I prefer Pale Ales and IPAs, and the Ballistic and Satisfaction Jackson are spectacular. I'd put them right up there with anything I've had from Bell's or Three Floyds. I think it's all about not being so timid with both the hops and the malt.

I've tried to find a Capital beer I like, but with no success to date. I've also had a difficult time getting really excited about New Glarus' beers, though I finally got around to trying the Moon Man Pale Ale. It's a good lawn mowing/yard working beer in that I found I could easily drink 4 of them while working up a sweat. Almost like a Pale Ale light.

To get back to the theme of this thread, I'd skip posting at the Daily Page and hit Orton Fest.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby Petro » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:44 pm

cxl01 wrote:Thou doth protest too much, methinks:

http://www.thedailypage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49595&p=616667#p616667
Petro wrote:The problem with an italian beef in this town is the bread.

http://www.thedailypage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=43981&p=586484#p586484
Petro wrote:That's the thing that irks me about sushi in this town - it's just not that good.


I appreciate you finding my well thought-out, salient points in reference to topics where I've gone out of my way to find something specific in the Madison area and found the local offerings lacking; despite the fact that they have nothing to do with your argument, of course.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby Vinnie P » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:58 pm

Personally i don't see any reason to visit here except to see family and friends. On the other hand, there is a major advantage to actually living here: cheap housing.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby AaronTheSnob » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:12 pm

I never really think about it much since I live here, but whenever people from out of town come to visit, I realize how little there really is to see and do in Madison. I'm often at my wit's end trying to keep people entertained.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby cattyrood » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:23 pm

Marvell, I miss you! CatttyR.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby supaunknown » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:49 pm

What not to do: hang out with negative Madison-hatin' Nancys.
I understand the point of the thread, but isn't "everything sucks!" being a tad harsh?

What not to do:
Drive on the beltline near South Towne during a hot summer day.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:16 pm

Rent a canoe in Vilas Park and tool around Lake Wingra. Take the Better Lou if you don't want to paddle and tour Lake Monona.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Take the Better Lou

Is that like the secret menu at In-n-Out?

"Hi, I'd like two tickets for the..."

[leans in close to ticket-taker, looks around]

"...Better Lou."
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby Detritus » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:24 pm

Whatever you do, don't spend the afternoon on the Union Terrace under the big oak with a pitcher of beer in front of you. That's my gig.
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Re: What to do/not to do while visiting Madison

Postby supaunknown » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:38 pm

depinmad wrote:i love supper club. am i in a minority about that?

No, but you should be. I think Capital probably captured exactly what they were going for: yellow swill that tastes like it came straight from a rural bar's dirty-lined tap. Leine-a-like?
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