Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
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Vampire-Based Entertainment

From time to time, particularly when it is taking off for the rest of the day, The Awl offers its space to normal, everyday people with a perspective on national issues. Today, we're pleased to once again present you with Walt Fruttinger, an Applebee's franchisee who at this time has some thoughts about the kids today.

If you lick your index finger and hold it up to the winds of pop culture at the moment, you're going to find a strong current of vampire blowing your way. Fanged creatures are all over the place right now, and most of them are "teenaged" creatures who are "hot" aimed at hordes [...]

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Health Care For Everyone

From time to time, The Awl offers its space to normal, everyday people with a perspective on national issues. Today, we're pleased to once again present you with Walt Fruttinger, an Applebee's franchisee who has some incisive thoughts about health care.

I've been unable (thus far) to secure the opportunity to have Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino make love to a woman in my Applebee's franchise after hours, but am still thankful to The Awl for giving me a forum to communicate my ideas. As a Montana-based entrepreneur, you must know that good ideas and brilliant notions come to me in convulsive waves and shudders. So here's some [...]

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Guest Op Ed By Walt Fruttinger, Applebee's Franchisee

From time to time, The Awl offers its space to normal, everyday people with a perspective on national issues. Walt Fruttinger, an Applebee's franchisee, would like to address Rick Pitino's recent admission of a sexual liaison with a woman, Karen Sypher, who was not his wife, in a Louisville restaurant, after hours, on August 1st, 2003. Following the tryst, Mr. Pitino, who coaches the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team, paid $3000 for Mrs. Sypher to have an abortion; then she married the team's equipment manager. Recently, Mr. Pitino believed Mrs. Sypher (who is now getting divorced) was trying to extort hush money from him. Mrs. Sypher claimed that Mr. [...]

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