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Happy fifth birthday to Dave Mustaine’s stupid fucking tweet about the Wisconsin Capitol

Happy fifth birthday to Dave Mustaine’s stupid fucking tweet about the Wisconsin Capitol

And a joyous Cool Building Day 2018 to one and all! (State Capitol photo by Barry Dale Gilfry on Flickr.)

It’s never gonna get old. Ever. Right up until the moment I die, I will carry the pure stupid joy of it in my heart.

On November 24, 2013, Megadeth leader, Metallica co-founder, award winning vintner, documentary scene-stealer, and noted prick Dave Mustaine looked out his window in the Madison Concourse Hotel and summoned his keen powers of observation:

It’s not the dumbest thing this preening thrash-metal seahorse of a man has ever said, not by far. Sometimes you have a brain fart and can’t put two and two together when you’re obviously staring at a be-domed seat of government. The road wears a person down.

The pioneering architect George B. Post didn’t even live to see the Capitol building finished. He had to take it on faith that people would "get it." Sometimes faith is misplaced. But we really are lucky to have the glorious Capitol that we do. Let’s treat Cool Building Day as an annual call to see it through fresh eyes, even if they are the eyes of an angry idiot.

A Madison thing we're listening to: Thatslife's "21•25" EP

A Madison thing we're listening to: Thatslife's "21•25" EP

Lakeside Press will close at the end of 2018

Lakeside Press will close at the end of 2018

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