I fondly recall the Rod Stewart song "What's Made Milwaukee Famous Has Made a Loser Out of Me." I used to hum it quite frequently when I first sobered up.

But there's another reason for Milwaukee being famous, and no, it's not the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Have you ever heard of the world's one and only National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum that claims to have 10,000 bobbleheads, including a life-sized one?

The list of nodding bobbleheads is endless, from Jesus to Frank Robb and Gator. Remember the guy who caught that alligator swimming around Chicago scaring the living bejeebers out of folks? Both the gator and Frank are depicted on one.

But now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci's face will soon be on a bobblehead that shows the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases demonstrating how to "flatten the curve" in the coronavirus outbreak. The museum chose Dr. Fauci because most consider him a plain spoken hero.

He was on Fox and Friends recently and said it was a nice gesture, but he had other things to worry about. The museum plans to donate $5 out of every $25 to the American Hospital Association in support of the group's efforts to supply health care workers with masks and other personal protective equipment, and Fauci thought that was a great idea.

Bobbleheads make for unique gifts. There are lots of companies that make them for wedding parties, couples, work associates or anyone you like. Just send in a photo and they're not that expensive. There used to be a "Philzy" bobblehead of me at the Shawmut Diner, but somebody ran off with it, thank goodness.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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