What Happened to Milwaukee’s Signature Yeast Smell?

Anyone who grew up in Milwaukee or who lived here before 2005 may remember a pungent yeast smell in the Menomonee Valley, around I-94.

Listener Dan Dickover of Bay View was one of those people. He moved to the city in 1997, and asked Bubbler Talk: “For the last few years I haven’t really smelled that smell anymore, so I was wondering why that is.”

Source: Bubbler Talk

Was the smell bread baking, beer brewing?

Was the smell bread baking, beer brewing?

Kraft Koogle Peanut Butter Spread

Koogle was a flavored peanut spread marketed by Kraft, introduced in 1971. It was available in several flavors, including chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and banana.  I remember banana peanut butter Koogle sandwiches when I was a kid.  Many of Koogle’s TV commercials featured the product’s mascot, an over-sized puppet costume in the abstract form of a giant jar with spinning eyeballs and a “jive” voice similar to that of then-popular radio disc jockey Wolfman Jack. In the premiere commercial the mascot danced to a jingle, “Pea-nutty-koogle with the koo-koo-koogly eyes,” which was modeled on Billy Rose’s 1923 hit song “Barney Google (with the Goo-Goo-Googly Eyes)”.

Backyard Worlds: The Search For Planet 9

We need your help searching for new objects at the edges of our solar system. In this project, we’ll ask you to help us distinguish real celestial objects from image artifacts in data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. The real objects are brown dwarfs and low-mass stars, the Sun’s nearest neighbors. You may find an object closer than Proxima Centauri (the closest star to the Sun) or even discover the Sun’s hypothesized ninth planet, which models suggest might appear in these images.

Source: Backyard Worlds: Planet 9

Dragon Magazine Archive

Dragon is the official magazine for source material for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game and associated products. TSR, Inc. originally launched the monthly printed magazine in 1976 to succeed the company’s earlier publication, The Strategic Review.

Source: Annarchive