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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

UPDATE: Culinary no-no #178

Culinary no-no's


My latest Culinary no-no, #178 if you’re keeping score, dealt with Neanderthals who refuse to take off their hats in restaurants, or anytime that matter when they’re indoors, and general sloppiness. I wrote:


Two couples stroll into the restaurant my family and I were at. The women were dressed casually. But looked nice. Their guys were sartorially bankrupt.

One of them looked like he picked his clothes out of a huge ball of old stuff piled high in the middle of his bedroom. Making matters worse was the old, dirty, grubby baseball cap he refused to take off when seated.

The second guy was one of those weasel types, about 5 foot nothin’, 98 pounds soakin’ wet, tattoos all over his arms, and he wore black horn rimmed glasses and one of those Frank Sinatra fedora hats circa 1955. I bet he lives a stone’s throw from Brady Street.

Did he take his hat off? Are you kiddin’ me?”

That was last Sunday.

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal delved into the growing trend of men who have no clue about hat etiquette. The newspaper stumbled up one Hector Ramirez, the future of America, brain dead:

Hector Ramirez sort of knows, from watching old movies, that men are supposed to take off their hats when indoors. But the 19-year-old Brown University student wears fedoras in class—with jeans—anyway.

‘If I'm wearing a hat and it's part of my look, I don't think I should have to take it off,’ he says. On a recent trip to New York, an usher at a church had to remind him to take off his fedora. ‘I was wearing it all day and I guess I kind of just forgot I had it on’.”


Oy vey.

Read the Wall Street piece here.

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