Even though we’ve barely recovered from our most recent visit, it’s time to grab a bib and head back over to the Department of Outrageously Overindulgent Bloody Marys

Last week we posted about an amazingly over the top Bloody Mary created by Sarah Jayne Pickart at O’Davey’s Irish Pub in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Sarah works at O’Davey’s on the first Sunday of every month. The pub doesn’t open until 11am, but eager patrons start queueing outside as early as 8am in hopes of getting their eager hands on one of Sarah’s awesome creations.

"While there, she works up between 100 and 150 very insane Marys, each of which 1) gets loaded with more food than most people eat in a day, 2) follows a changing theme (next month’s is “Props to the Pig”), and 3) COSTS FIVE FRIGGIN’ DOLLARS. God bless you, Midwest.”

It seems that the folks over at Thrillist were so impressed with Sarah’s Milwaukee Brewer’s Bloody Mary that they challenged her to outdo herself, and boy did she ever succeed. Behold the glorious monstrosity that is the “”Wisconsinite Delight" Bloody Mary.

Here is a complete list of ingredients (It’s a doozy):

  • Ketel One
  • Homemade tomato mix
  • 1 blue-cheese-stuffed olive
  • 1 garlic olive
  • 1 pimento-stuffed olive
  • String beans
  • Sugar snap peas 
  • Broccoli
  • 1 stalk of celery 
  • Green onions
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 cucumber slice 
  • 1 radish
  • 1 sprig of dill
  • Pickled baby corn
  • Pickled green beans 
  • Pickled asparagus
  • 1 pickled Brussels sprout 
  • 1 pickled carrot
  • 1 pickled mushroom
  • 1 pickled onion 
  • Pickled garlic
  • Pickled cauliflower
  • 1 pickled pickle 
  • Dill cheese curds 
  • 1 venison stick
  • Beer salami
  • Corn on the cob
  • Roasted asparagus
  • 1 BBQ rib
  • A skewer loaded with prime rib, baby potatoes, and mushrooms
  • A triple-decker fish sandwich
  • A homemade bacon-wrapped jalapeno popper
  • A miniature brat with all the trimmings 
  • A bison-and-bacon cheeseburger
  • 1 chicken wing 
  • More bacon
  • 1 slice of freshly buttered rye bread 
  • Pepper jack
  • Cranberry cheddar
  • Mozzarella cheese whip
  • Coleslaw
  • Potato salad 
  • A ham roll-up 
  • Pepperoncini

And remember, it only costs $5:

"…despite giving away a shopping cart for $5, thanks to the crowds, they make more money on the days Sarah’s making bloody magic than the days she’s not."

Sarah Jayne Pickart, the Geyser of Awesome salutes you!

If there’s a bloody mary out there that doesn’t pale in comparison to this one, we’d love to see it.

Photos by Eric Miller.

[via Thrillist]


In February 2014, Fond du Lac High School’s school-sponsored Cardinal Columns published a feature article by senior Tanvi Kumar titled “The Rape Joke”, documenting Rape Culture in school and its effects on students who are survivors of sexual abuse.

The article, a relevant, compelling and exceptionally well-written piece, became a topic of conversation among students, teachers, and classes. So much so, that the only feedback received by the Cardinal Columns staff was purely positive. 

However, Dr. James Sebert, the Fond du Lac School District Superintendent, didn’t find the article favorable. In particular, he found it too negative, not representative of the school body, and felt it didn’t need to be in the paper. He was so displeased by it that he actually enacted new guidelines adding detail to existing policy.

The new guidelines (found in School Board Policy 9.1052) ensures articles such as The Rape Joke would not be published in the future. This ensures that any article he or Principal Jon Wiltzius doesn’t like, will not see the light of day.

Board Policy 9.1052 — Student Publications states:

  • All school-sponsored publications shall be subject to review by the principal prior to print and publication. The principal may refuse to publish any materials that substantially interfere with the educational process, educational environment, or rights of other students, or materials that may be reasonably perceived to associate the school with any position other than neutrality on matters of political controversy. In addition, the principal may refuse to publish any materials that are poorly written, inadequately researched, false, defamatory or libelous, vulgar or profane, unsuitable for immature audiences, or biased or prejudiced. The principal’s decision is subject to final review by the Superintendent. 

This would be somewhat justified if the law was broken or significant harm was done, but nothing of that nature resulted. In reality, “The Rape Joke” had an incredibly positive effect, allowing an open forum for discussion about sexual abuse, a subject found to be especially taboo in an educational setting such as high school. 

The staff of Cardinal Columns did nothing wrong. The matter, of which has a large impact on much of the student body, was reported on professionally, insightfully, and honestly. In addition to this, there were additional resources and contact information to supply survivors of sexual abuse with the information to get any necessary assistance.

Not only does this policy stop students from writing hard-hitting news stories in the future, but it’s also a loss for those affected by serious issues (such as sexual abuse) that could be deemed “unsuitable for immature audiences”.

Cardinal Columns Petition - We are accepting anybody’s signatures, and we will also be going to the city council to get a professional petition to get signed by the students/teachers in our school as well. All help is welcomed!


I am a writer at the Cardinal Columns and my classmates and I are passionate about the work that we put into every piece of writing that we have. We need help, Tumblr. I understand you’re busy talking about your fandoms and feminism, but please take the time to help us out. Dr. Sebert wants to hide such hard, truthful articles in the future (such as my school bullying article, a student depression article, homosexuality article, etc.) Please message me if you have any questions.


Advertisements from Wisconsin city directories, 1857-1921.

  1. Brigham and Co’s Fond du Lac Directory for 1857-58, Fond du Lac Public Library
  2. Madison City Directory and Business Advertiser for 1871-2, Madison Public Library
  3. Wright’s Directory of Appleton for 1887-88, Appleton Public Library
  4. Eau Claire City Directory 1899-1900L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire
  5. Wisconsin Rapids Directory, 1921, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids

see more: http://recollectionwisconsin.org/stories-from-city-directories

We’ve found a new addition for our collection of Outrageously Overindulgent Bloody Marys. This one comes with appetizers, lunch, snacks, nibbles, and more snacks. It’s the work of Midwestern food wizards at O’Davey’s Irish Pub located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

This ultimate hangover cure is topped with an extensive beer chaser consisting of pop corn, bacon, peanuts, beans, sausage, pretzel, sliders, a pickle and (this is Wisconsin after all) a cracker and cheese curd. Plus a Brewers flag.

"That’s amazing. I’m coming to America just for these," a reader remarked in the Reddit forum.

An Australian commented: “As an Aussie, I can’t help but look at that and think… ‘Is this actually a thing??’ Are you serious? You can actually order that?”

It sure is. And it’s awesome. Just make sure you’ve got a few friends to share it with and some Tums on hand for later.

[via Neatorama]


Truck tips, spills milk on highways 23, 151 in Fond du Lac, WI

From the Fond du Lac Reporter (4/3):

A dairy truck that overturned at Highways 23 and 151 Thursday morning may have spilled more than 5,000 gallons of milk.

The Fond du Lac Fire Department and city ambulance responded to a report of a tractor-trailer laying on its side at 10:59 a.m. on the southbound entrance to 151. The driver was transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said Troy Haase, Fond du Lac Fire Department Division Chief of Fire Prevention.

“It appears that he was coming west on 23 and was going to go south on 151. When he turned the corner he tipped over,” Haase said. “There were roughly 5,000 gallons (of milk). It probably didn’t spill all of it.”

Milk pooled into a ditch at the side of the road and tenders from the Town of Fond du Lac and Lamartine were called to assist in the cleanup. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol also assisted at the scene.

Milk flowing was flowing into a culvert that goes under the road but is unlikely to reach a waterway where it could poison fish.

“There was some oil leaking and that is under control,” Haase said. “We are trying to contain the milk as well. They are trying to dam up the ditches.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Only in Wisconsin