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Samsung: My love for you is strong and it's time you knew

Samsung: My love for you is strong and it's time you knew
Note: This post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly Blogapalooz-Hour. Blogapalooz-Hour is a writing challenege where a random topic is picked and all ChicagoNow writers have exactly one hour to write a post and hit publish. This month’s topic is: “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” Dear Samsung, I am writing... Read more »

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Going South of I-80 with Erin Skibinski

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Going South of I-80 with Erin Skibinski
Note: This post is part of a ChicagoNow series where the bloggers interview each other in order to get to know them better. When Erin Skibinski says she lives in Chicago’s far southern suburbs, she is not lying. If you go out past Blue Island, Oak Forest, Harvey, and every other suburb us Chicagoans consider... Read more »

SELF Magazine needs to look beyond photo incident

SELF Magazine needs to look beyond photo incident
One of the big stories this week that made everyone ask “Are you f’ing kidding me?” was SELF Magazine making fun of a woman battling cancer. SELF got permission to use a photo (pictured above) of Monika Allen wearing a tutu while running the L.A. Marthon. What the magazine neglected to tell her though, was... Read more »
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Who is the worst weatherperson in Chicago?

Who is the worst weatherperson in Chicago?
WGN’s Larry Potash asked this morning on his Facebook page “Who do you think is the worst weatherman in Chicago?”. The answers to his question were completely varied, including people claiming they all sucked, that it got me thinking who do people really think is the worst weatherperson in Chicago. For that reason, I decided... Read more »

First Kiss Parodies: Cute, gross, and hilarious

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We'll start with the original ad for those that have not seen it.
By now, most people have seen the First Kiss ad that has gone viral. Also by now, most people have made a parody of the First Kiss ad. So, let us all agree to just stop making parodies of it now. It has gone too far. Just stop it. Of course, for those that haven’t... Read more »

Be more than your job!

Be more than your job!
Something has been bothering me lately, so I’m going to be a little preachy today. Too many times I hear people identify themselves only as their position at work. I recently asked someone about them self, and their reply was “I’m a (insert job title here).” I probed further because I already knew what they... Read more »
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is ready to invade your brain

Last night I had the great pleasure of watching the World Premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey at the Adler Planetarium. The Adler was one of just 10 places in the Country that was chosen to host the event, which was billed as the largest premiere for a television series in history. Cosmos, for those that do... Read more »

Chicago: Move out, or don't

Chicago: Move out, or don't
While most people that live in Chicago love to bitch about it, we all have one thing in common, we all love our City. Though we bitch about the cold, traffic, crime, and even how dirty Lake Michigan is, most of us would not trade it for the world; however, Cities Journal thinks we should... Read more »

Joe Walsh goes after LGBTs, Al Sharpton, and Trevon Martin

Former Congressman Joe Walsh has apparently finally gone off the deep end, not that he had far to go. He went on Twitter last night to claim that gay people have become “constitutional terrorists”. The LGBT community has become nothing more than a group of constitutional terrorists #tcot — Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) February 25, 2014... Read more »
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Donna Day: Help fight childhood cancer

Donna Day: Help fight childhood cancer
In case you were not aware, today is Donna Day. Who is Donna, you ask? Donna is the daughter of Mary Tyler Mom. Fortunately, I have the blessing of knowing Donna’s mom, and I can tell you she does a lot of good work for a lot of children with cancer. Unfortunately, I only know... Read more »
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