First, a My Two Cents update. Regular listener--and Winnebago County Board Supervisor--Bill Wingren sent me an e-mail yesterday telling me that he forwarded my Two Cents from Tuesday about a distracted deputy driving well below the posted speed limit on highway 41 the night before to Sheriff Mike Brooks himself. At Tuesday night's Board meeting, Bill says the Sheriff knew which deputy I was talking about and that the deputy would be "disciplined". Wingren says the Sheriff would not issue a citation because then I would "have to testify". I'd be more than happy to come to court and recount the same thing I said on the air. We were doing well below the speed limit and I could see the deputy working on the laptop in his squad. It would probably help if the driver of the white car that blew by us--then slowed down when he or she realized it was a cop holding up traffic--also came to court to testify. But I didn't catch their license plate number. As I told Bill in my response to his e-mail, I will now be driving exactly the speed limit at all times in Winnebago County, after checking to make sure that all lights are working properly and that I remain in the center of my lane and signal all turns at least a quarter mile before making them.
Anyway, on to today's real topic....
My wife and I watch the Biggest Loser on NBC. Fans of the show will know that there is a mother and daughter team on there from the Shiocton area. In this week's episode, the teams were sent home for a week to see if they could handle being back in the "real world" and keep to their diet and exercise routines. The challenge this week was to run a half marathon. The local team was filmed running their 13-miles at the Kolf Sports Center here in Oshkosh. The only problem is that when they switched from team to team in their final production of the show, NBC used this "Google Earth"-like sattelite-image effect--and they kept zooming in on "Green Bay, Wisconsin".
Now if NBC had actually used Google Earth, they would have noticed that Oshkosh is about 55-miles away from Green Bay--and is in no way a suburb of that city. Maybe they thought viewers wouldn't notice the big "UW Oshkosh Titans" logo on the wall as the women ran the track. No wonder Oshkosh residents struggle to take pride in where they live--the rest of the world thinks we live in Green Bay.