Tag: Top 10 list

Dear Celebrity: I’m too young to be your pen pal

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas split: http://bit.ly/15JEPFK
My first child recently turned three months, but behaviorally, he has gone straight from newborn to man of letters. I am partly to blame...

Bears preseason finale: Critical Qs for pointless game

As every concussed Chicago Bears player will eventually tell you, Thursday night is their final pointless Bears preseason game of the year. Or as their future class-action personal injury lawyers will call it: Exhibit A...

10 Digital Billboards You Won’t See in Chicago

How can one man representing the Midway Airport area hold the entire state and its financial sanity hostage?
Chicago: “Hog butcher for the world, tool maker, stacker of wheat” and now... builder of billboards? That’s the grand ambition of Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
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CEO Compensation: 10 Habits of Highly Overpaid Individuals

LEADER OF THE PACK: Ellison’s list-topping executive pay was up 24% in 2012, despite  a 22% decline in shareholder return. This included $1.5 million to cover his home security needs.
With vacation-house season now in full key-party swing, The New York Times has published its annual list of best compensated CEOs in America.The good news: the median compensation of the 200 richest CEOs leaped by 16% in 2012 to reach $16 million...

Edward Snowden in Russia: 10 tarmac time-killers

Edward Snowden gives new meaning to the phrase “fleeing from justice.” In the 2½ weeks since outing himself as an NSA leaker, he slummed it for several days in a luxury Hong Kong hotel, then probably crashed on the futon of a Chinese online gaming buddy, and is now impersonating a college backpacker who lost his passport at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport...

FluffingtonPost’s 100th Blog: It’s all about me

Today marks a double milestone for The FluffingtonPost: both my 100th humor blog and 1-year anniversary since joining ChicagoNow.com. So in the tradition of any long-running sitcom...
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Eight Dumb Lives Saved by NSA Spying

President Obama continues defending NSA surveillance of Americans’ phone and Internet activities on the grounds the programs “save lives.” However, the Administration remains largely mum on specific examples, making it impossible to judge whether the lives saved were really worth it...

Blackhawks Down: 10 quick & funny Game 4 adjustments

The Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup ambitions were dealt a serious blow Monday night. The Boston Bruins won 2-0 to take a 2 games to 1 lead in the best of 7 series. Here are 10 adjustments Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville must implement before Wednesday’s game to avoid becoming the second coming of the 1945 Chicago Cubs...

Post-Cinco de Mayo, U.S. Alcoholics Look Ahead to Chechen Independence Day

As biodegrading landfill agents do their magic on cheap Cinco de Mayo sombreros, the nation’s 14 million alcoholics have turned their attention to the next great foreign holiday appropriated for American insobriety: Chechen Independence Day...
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Cubs Opening Day Countdown: 10 Funniest Promos for 2013

Cubs fans: With Opening Day around the corner, can anyone confirm if we’ve set a record for the earliest date when Cubs Nation unanimously intones “What Until Next Season”? But Bill Veeck taught us even bad baseball can be fun with the right promotions. So here are the 10 best 2013 Cubs promotions: Monday, April... Read more »