Archive for October 2009

How to play a Halloween computer prank

I love a good prank, and this one has some serious potential.* How To Play a Halloween Computer PrankUploaded by Howcast. – Discover more college videos. This is mean. But it’s also funny and easily reversible! And, funny and easily undone trumps mean any day. *If you do this prank to a writer on deadline,... Read more »

The Week in Review

In the spirit of Halloween… We asked you to send in your “Costume Fails and Favorites” from the weekend, so make sure to take pictures and send them to us… Still haven’t decided what you’ll be sporting on Saturday night? Curt Wagner of Show Patrol and Carey Kirby of Frugalista both shared costume ideas worthy... Read more »

Send Your Costume Fails and Favorites

Hey Chicagoans, over the next few days you’re going to see all sorts of costumes, both awesome (see left) and failures (as on the right. We want to see them. Email us any costume photos you take and we’ll post them in our ChicagoNow photo gallery.
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Halloween cocktails, anyone?

Photo/MarthaStewart.com Gross-out factorRecipeZaar is serving up a user-generated list of Halloween and otherwise creepy cocktails including “sewer water” (yick!), “mold” (ew!), “broken leg” (ow!), and the “black cat” (black vodka? Why not?). While Martha Stewart offers some Halloween-party-riffic drink recipes on her website such as the green kiwi cocktails served in chemistry flasks. Fret not:... Read more »

Recall of Plum Organics baby food

Plum Organics has announced a baby food recall under a possible botulism contamination. The company is recalling carrot and apple pouch food items. Although no illnesses have been reported, Plum Organics announced the voluntary product recall this morning, indicating the products did not meet safety standards. On Plum Organics Twitter-stream, the company wrote this morning:... Read more »

Mars handing out free chocolate today in Pioneer Court

Who doesn’t love chocolate? OK, maybe some people, but for all those chocoholics, Mars will be offering **free candy** in Pioneer Court today, just outside 401 N. Michigan Ave. M&M’s, Snickers, Milky Way, Twix, Dove and 3 Musketeers…more than 50,000 samples will be given away. The event lasts until 6 p.m. today. It was planned... Read more »
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