Archive for September 2011

"Catching Hell", An Ode to Bartman and the 2003 Chicago Cubs

"Catching Hell", An Ode to Bartman and the 2003 Chicago Cubs
If you live in Chicago and are a Cubs fan, I’m sure you’ll already be glued to your TV tonight at 7pm, watching ESPN’s latest “30 for 30″ documentary named “Catching Hell”. “Catching Hell”, Oscar Award Winning Director’s Alex Gibney’s revist to the 2003 Cubs and Chicago’s public enemy #1, Steve Bartman. In reading a... Read more »

"It's On Like Donkey Kong": Our Favorite Digital Monkey Turns 30

"It's On Like Donkey Kong": Our Favorite Digital Monkey Turns 30
Being that I’m newly married and fresh off my honeymoon, what is a better way to spend a Saturday? Celebrating Donkey Kong’s 30th Birthday and revisiting my favorite college arcade, Star Worlds Arcade in Dekalb. Dekalb is about an hour west of Chicago and the home of Northern Illinois University, my Alma mater. My friends Dan and Nicole... Read more »

Is Netflix (or Quikster) On It's Way Up Or Out? A Love Letter From A Former Customer...

Is Netflix (or Quikster) On It's Way Up Or Out? A Love Letter From A Former Customer...
“I messed up” Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, wrote in a recent blog post on the Netflix website. That’s right you did…you’ve probably managed to lose more customers for a single company in the shortest period of time than anyone else in history.  I’m sure it’s not all your fault, but being that you gave... Read more »
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Peyton Manning & Wedding's Don't Mix Very Well

Peyton Manning & Wedding's Don't Mix Very Well
It’s the truth…I swear! (My apologies to Mr. Manning as I’m sure he’s very delightful in person and great at weddings) But it’s tough to find out the news that he’s out of action for at least 2-3 months now and what that does to my fantasy football team. (I know Arian Foster called out... Read more »

'Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs' Said Man On I-65 Sunday

'Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs' Said Man On I-65 Sunday
It’s only fitting that for my 100th post on ChicagoNow.com I was able to find an absolutely insane true news bite, here’s the headline… Sword-wielding man arrested on interstate: I’m ‘Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs’ Your probably saying…”Matt, you’re full of horse manure”, but the best part is this story is 100% fact. I happened upon this... Read more »

Wedding Buzz...Eight Days Till My Wedding

Wedding Buzz...Eight Days Till My Wedding
It’s the last Friday I’ll be at work before my wedding and it seems like every time I walk into our Research & Development lab, I field some question about my upcoming wedding. Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing because I’ll be sure that I know where I’ll be from 5pm on Friday till... Read more »
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