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Con Chapman

Con Chapman
Boston, Massachusetts, US of A
September 28
. . . is the author of over fifty books--some with paper!--available on and elsewhere.


APRIL 23, 2012 8:05AM

Wisconsin on High Alert as Arbor Day Approaches

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MADISON, Wisconsin.  On the heels of a U.S. government report that Wisconsin leads the nation in adult drunken drivers, state police began to assemble here early today to keep crowds forming for traditional Arbor Day festivities from spiraling out of control when beer drinkers celebrating the state's number one status are added to the mix.

"When the cheese starts to fly, we start shooting--got it?"

"Wisconsinites will not tolerate lawlessness unless there's a Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl victory to go along with it," said Rebecca Kleefisch, who is the state's Lieutenant Governor and not its official fish.  "Any attempt to turn over cheese delivery trucks will be met with swift and deadly force."

Confiscated cheese:  Street value, $34.50.

Arbor Day is a holiday celebrated on the last Friday in April on which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees.  It originated in Nebraska, but the locus was moved to Wisconsin after it was discovered that in Nebraska wheat is considered a tree.  The state song of Wisconsin is "In Heaven There is No Beer, That's Why We Drink it Here."

Packer fans tailgating:  "Let me give you my recipe for Bears' Fan Flambe."

The government report found the upper Midwest to have the worst drunken-driving record in the country, and Wisconsin leading the pack with 25% of adults having driven under the influence of alcohol.  "We're number 1," Appleton, Wisconsin residents chanted when the results were announced, pouring into the streets with pitchers of beer in their hands to set fire to grain silos and vacant parking lots. 

"Here's one without any trees!"

Arbor Day celebrations tend to get out of hand if crowds of horticulturists are not contained, according to Wisconsin State Trooper Jim Hampe.  "You give a guy a shovel, a bag of fertilizer and a can of Heileman's Special Export Beer," he says, shaking his head, "and anything can happen."

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Sending to my Packer buddies. I expect a cheesy reply.
( I know I'm not funny...but I try)
Wisconsin--America's stove mitten.
Cheese, beer and trees. Hmmmm. Let's build a tree fort for Arbor Day!
But that would mean you'd . . . cut down trees.
So instead--make your fort of cheese!
I like beer. I like cheese. I live on a mountain surrounded by a forest... are they coming to get me?
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
Watch out for people carrying cheese toast! Do these people eat cheese toast? As for Arbor Day, my allergies salute you!
Umm . . . cheese toast.
Miller Lite--the beer so smooth you can drink it while driving.
Milwaukee's Finest - oxymoron?
. . . or something more sinister?