BARABOO — The trouble with ridiculing Wisconsinites is we don’t realize we’re being put down. In fact, we take most insults as compliments.
We can be a backward lot. This explains why we call freezing January temperatures “fishing weather.”
It also explains why, when our neighbors to the south derisively dubbed us “cheeseheads,” we didn’t know enough to feel hurt. Instead, we embraced the nickname and started wearing foam cheese wedges on our heads.
Wisconsinites accepted with that same lack of self-consciousness last week’s news that America’s Dairyland is home to more than half the drunkest cities in America. I wonder if people in Appleton, the city anointed drunkest of them all, are spilling out of the taverns and on to the streets, wearing foam fingers and chanting “We’re No. 1!”
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