This week's most-read article on CapTimes.com included several intriguing elements: a party bus, Comedy Central celebrities and a UW-Madison alum.
Rob Thomas brought them all together, detailing a ride-along in the party bus around Madison with the creators of Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” as they promoted their new Netflix movie, “Game Over, Man!”
The former “Workaholics” trio includes Adam Devine, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm. Holm graduated from UW-Madison in 2003, and pointed out some of his fondest college memories along the ride.
“He had vivid memories of slinging kegs for the store, including 185 during the Mifflin Street Block Party, leaving him so exhausted that he was too tired to go out and party after his shift ended,” Thomas wrote.
Read on to learn more about Holm’s haunts and interactions with shrewd businessman “Macaroni Tony.”
Another top read this week was Pat Schneider’s cover story offering a behind-the-scenes look at how donors reacted to word that the UW-Madison would end its full-time MBA program.
Emails between Dean Anne Massey, donors and alumni show a donor backlash before the UW withdrew the proposal.
“I am dumbfounded by this apology and the decision to continue to dismantle the (full-time MBA) regardless of the negative reaction that you, and we, have all experienced. It is one thing to stick your foot in your mouth. It is quite another to continue to gnaw on that foot,” wrote John Oros, a WSB alumnus and co-chair of the school’s fundraising campaign.
Other top reads this week look at the Assembly-approved school safety bills, question the legitimacy of frequent winners of the Wisconsin lottery and detail the competing endorsements for the Dane County Circuit Court election.