Mikey Kusnecki is a die hard, beer loving, Milwaukee-native, who you surely know from his popular stint as a television host on the canceled hit television show "Mikey Kusnecki's Packer and Beer Forum."
He is a character I created back in college for my final biology experiment, when I created a HOW-TO video on home brewing beer, and studied the various chemical properties of yeast within the "yeast pitching" process (yeah, they obviously encourage a creative slant to biology in art school, but this was still pushing the envelope). Anyhow, the video was a hoot to make, and despite Mikey's character, I still managed to fill the video with an informed overview of the beer-brewing process.
More recently, I think I decided to bring this character back as both an outlet to my circumstances of living in a basement in North Dakota for the time being. I can also entirely get behind the notion that Mikey's character allows me to embrace my roots as a mid-westerner, that through my relentless traveling I have come to embrace, while still opposing in many ways. It's a love hate relationship, and as much as I might oppose certain aspects of life there, I have roots I will never cut in my wonderful city, Milwaukee, and wherever I go, I will never lose my mid-west pride.
The video is a little slow paced for the Youtube generation, but to cut it up, and make it catchy enough for kids now'a days, I would have had to sacrifice the ultimate subtleties that make Mikey a true character, paying true homage to the mid-west. Like it or not America- this one's for my homies.