Wisconsin may be getting the Statue of Liberty back:
The Hoofers, the UW-Madison's outdoor recreation club, is hoping to bring back the iconic faux statue as part of its Winter Carnival Feb. 16-21.

"It's looking more and more like it's going to happen," said Kyle Olson, the Hoofer Council president and a UW-Madison senior. "There's a lot of excitement about it."

The Pail and Shovel Party is pretty well-known, but I didn't know this:
Varjian [one of the Pail and Shovel founders] became a high school math teacher in his native New Jersey. Mallon went on to create the cult sci-fi spoof "Mystery Science Theater 3000."