The Chill is a collection of reflections and ramblings on arts, entertainment, and current events.

The blog discusses broad issues with an occasionally local focus.

The blog is not joking. Just joking, it is joking. Just joking, it's not joking.

Jake Grubman was born at an important moment.

He has been told he looks like Tom Hanks, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, one of the guys from LMFAO, Carlito Caribbean Cool, and the Kennedys.

He once saw C.M. Punk outside of Quimby's bookstore in Wicker Park.

He once ate eight slices of Giordano's deep dish pizza to win a free t-shirt, valued at over $7.

He once lived in Wheeling, IL, and now lives at the corner of preparation and opportunity.

He loves beagles. He loves burritos. He loves Sosa.

In a minute, he will be a middle-aged prodigy.