Friday, August 25

At Least They're #1 At Something.

Drink up, Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Is Named ‘Drunkest City.’

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee has been ranked by Forbes.com as "America's Drunkest City" on a list of 35 major metropolitan areas ranked for their drinking habits.

Forbes said Tuesday it used numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rank cities in five areas: state laws, number of drinkers, number of heavy drinkers, number of binge drinkers and alcoholism.

Minneapolis-St. Paul was ranked second overall; followed by Columbus, Ohio; Boston; Austin, Texas; Chicago; Cleveland; Pittsburgh and then Philadelphia and Providence, R.I., in a tie for ninth.

Rick DeMeyer, 28, said Wednesday as he was celebrating his birthday at G-Daddy's BBC he could understand Milwaukee's ranking.

"I have had people stay with me from London and Chicago, and they can't get over how much we drink," he said. "I guess we do."

But officials at Visit Milwaukee, the area's convention and visitors bureau, contend that the city has come a long way in ridding itself of its beer-guzzling image.

Milwaukeeans have plenty of other ways to entertain themselves without drinking alcohol, said Dave Fantle, a spokesman for the group. He noted a new convention center and baseball park had been built and the Milwaukee Art Museum expanded in recent years.

"We've gone from Brew City to new city," he said.

Thursday, August 24

Don't You Know Who I Used To Be?

I am somebody!

Yes, I made this.

Yes, I'll be turning it into a poster and selling it at the CDP Webstore. You really should stop buy and purchase something from there. Madden 'o7 is out now, and quite frankly, I don't want to pay for it with my own money.

Let's move on. I wanted to bring you up to speed on what to expect from the CDP over the next few weeks. As the summer dwindles away, the CDP is getting ready to launch into the fall TV season with a slew of new material. I've been jacking myself up on multivitamins and Red Bull just to get back into proper Blogging shape.

First off, the CDP Fall TV Preview arrives next week. It's huge, ambitious and huge. If it looks interesting and is airing on TV this season, I'll be talking about it. I'll also be letting you know what the absolute worst new shows on television are as well, saving you from wasting as much time as I tend to do on a daily basis. Look out for that, it's gunna destroy you.

Outside of the CDP, me and the Missus are moving to a new place on September 1. This is obviously going to take a lot of work and whatnot, so I won't have a lot of time to post during the month of September. So it makes sense that I'll be taking on my most ambitious project yet during that time. Wha? Zuh?

You see, I will be devoting the entire month of September to the Top 30 CDP Posts Of All Time. There will be posts every single day of the month, counting down the best the CDP has ever had to offer over the last few years and 430-some posts. This will all culminate at the end of the month with the #1 post of all time and the long-awaited LOST SEASON THREE PREVIEW, launching us head-first into the fall TV season.

The countdown was chosen by the only person that matters- me. To recap:

Next Week - CDP Fall TV Preview.
All September - CDP Top 30 Posts Of All Time.
September 29 - Lost: Season Three Preview.
October 6 - The Return Of Lost Friday.

Don't you be goin' nowhere. Sound off in the comments section and tell me how good my marketing skills are. Then, head on over to the CDP Webstore for some swag.

Tuesday, August 22

The CDP Webstore!

Free balloons for the kids!

After 2.5 years, the merch has finally arrived. Click on the above banner to be instantly transported to a land of CDP goodness. Shirts, hats, stickers, novetly totes; it's all here at the CDP Webstore!

See something you like? Buy it! Have an idea for something you want? Let me know and I'll make it for you. Simple as that. Check it out and sound off in the comments section; feedback is greatly appreciated.

Personally, I'm buying one of everything, and I suggest you do the same. Thank you for your support.

-The CDP.

Monday, August 21

Monday Morning Mini-Donut Hangover.

See you in your nightmares!

First off, a little housecleaning. Literal and figurative. Then the big news.

1. The CDP Fall TV Preview will arrive at the end of the month. It will give you the lowdown on over 60 new and returning shows, along with the Patent Pending brilliance and wit that only the CDP can provide. Don't choose what you want to watch; let me do it for you.

This also signals the official end of the summer, and a rebirth of fast and furious CDP updating. Thanks for sticking it out with me during the dry spells. I know it got pretty bad for a while.

2. Supersystem, Cursive and Of Montreal all have albums coming out on Tuesday; along with Madden NFL '07 for all major gaming systems. Is this the quickest way to spend $100 at Best Buy? Giddy-up.

3. Me and the Missus are starting to move things into our new place. If anything interesting happens (eg. I drop the treadmill on my ween somehow), you'll be the first to know. I'll be taking photos that will arrive on whatever day I'm too lazy to be funny. Like today.

4. Merch should be ready to roll in less than a week. The Missus has been helping me out, and the current stuff is looking pretty good. I wanted to make sure this got done before the thousands of Lost fans started flocking back here in October. Speaking of which, the Season Two DVD comes out on September 5, giving you plenty of time to re-live the last season once or twice before the premiere. Otherwise, the LOST: CDP SEASON THREE PREVIEW will arrive shortly thereafter.

According to the Lost writers, EVERY hanging question from Season Two will be answered by the sixth episode of Season Three (the last episode before their extended break). Mercy me.

Okay, enough of that. Let's get down to bidness.

Evan.

Meet Evan. He's the newest addition to the CDP family, and this is the first photo of him ever taken. Share collective "ooooh's" and "ahhhh's" in the comments section.

Him and Mom are doing just fine, he has a full head of brown hair and weighs in at a staggering 5 pounds, 11 ounces. I'll offer up no more personal details, other than the fact that Mom was in labor for 21 hours. I'm sure she'll love me saying that. I'm officially an uncle, yo.

He is also the Official Spokesbaby of the CDP. Accept no substitutes!