A Very Puterbaugh Comedy Expo

A Very Puterbaugh Comedy Expo
Only one thing could have actually been better than host Tommy McNamara’s intro of Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow coming to the stage.  Instead, Tiffany and Danielle Puterbaugh took the mic’s and destroyed anyone’s chance of having a bad time.  Up just before Brooklyn headliner, Phoebe Robinson, The Puterbaugh Sisters flanked the only two-mic setup... Read more »

Sports and Their Social Media Equivalences

Sports and Their Social Media Equivalences
1. Facebook = Baseball: Old people are really into it and think it is way more relevant than it really is, but nobody under 30 is even using it anymore.   2. WhatsApp = Soccer:  Everyone in the rest of the world uses it everyday, but nobody in America even knows it exists.   3. Instagram = NBA: Neither looks as good... Read more »

6 Positive Aspects of Frigid Weather

<strong>Making static electricity makes you feel like you're creating lighting, is empowering</strong> <br><br>The first time I ever coughed into my flannel sheets (while wearing flannel pajamas) and made static electricity, I was flabbergasted. I did it again to see if it was real, and after I found out it was, I walked into my parents' bedroom and woke up my mom to tell her. <br><br> Coughing lightning would be a major achievment for people of any age, but doing so already by the age of 8 made me feel extra important. <br><br> Then my mom told me it's normal when it's that dry outside and I was fine and should go back to bed. <br><br> Did that put a damper on my lightning-coughing glee? Sure, but not so much so that I don't still do it and get a kick out of it every single time.
If every day of our Chicago winter featured temperatures in the 70′s and heavy sunshine we’d still complain. We’d complain that we didn’t have a real winter, that we never had a significant snowfall,  never had an excuse to make chili while wearing our favorite wool socks, or we’d complain that weren’t able to use... Read more »
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8 Most Difficult Adjustments to Starting a new job

8 Most Difficult Adjustments to Starting a new job
Two weeks ago I started a new job and was very happy about it. Ok, enough pleasantries. While I am glad about my new job, adjusting to starting a new job has presented a few unpleasantries that I should have seen coming but totally didn’t. The most difficult aspects of starting the new job seem... Read more »

Awarding Excellence in Andydom: The Andy Awards

Awarding Excellence in Andydom: The Andy Awards
I thought it was time to honor some famous Andys with the Andy Awards. At first it may seem like these are awards were arbitrarily made up and awarded to every famous I could think of, and that is exactly correct. So here are the 11 Best Andys I could think of.

Top 6 Randys of TV and Cinema

<strong>#6 Randy "The Macho Man" Savage</strong><br><br> Not only is he a randy savage, but he is also a macho man on top of that. <br><br>Mr. Savage was a household name in the early 90's and It's fair to say that every male between the ages of 25 and 36 has imitated the Macho Man in one way or another- possibly with a flying elbow, an "Oooh Oooh yee--uh", a "Snap into a Slim Jim!" or pointing to your cheek where you want the Lovely Elizabeth to kiss you. In a world filled with randy savages, he was truly a macho man.
While Randy is a pretty common name here in the States it is rarely used for TV and movie characters. It’s possible that producers avoid the name for fear it will alienate British audiences since Randy means something like “amorous” or “frisky” over there, or maybe they avoid naming anyone else Randy because they know... Read more »
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Top 4 Vins in America

<strong>#4 Vin Diesel</strong><br><br> Even though his real name is Mark Sinclair, I still felt he earned a spot on this list.  It may also be worth noting that every Vin I could think of made this list.
How many Vins can you name? Not a Vince, Vincent or Vint, but Vin. I was able to come up with only four, so I ranked them.

8 Reasons to do a Jigsaw Puzzle This Christmas Season

8 Reasons to do a Jigsaw Puzzle This Christmas Season
Growing up, my family always did Christmas-themed jigsaw puzzles and then as I got older I realized that wasn’t the case for everyone, and in fact, VERY few people do them. I love ‘em, so I’m here to evangelize their merits. Here are 8 reasons to do a puzzle this Christmas season. 1. They are... Read more »

Substitutes for Saying "Jesus Christ", Ranked

Substitutes for Saying "Jesus Christ", Ranked
Christmas is coming up and you know what that means: Santa and God are both monitoring your behavior and deciding what kind of presents you deserve on Christmas. Since that means that this is the worst time of year to get caught taking the Lord’s name in vain, I cobbled together a handy list of... Read more »
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Apology Day: My Made-up Holiday for Blogapalooz-hour

Apology Day: My Made-up Holiday for Blogapalooz-hour
A writing challenge was issued to ChicagoNow writers to create a holiday that should exist, and we have one hour to do it. My idea is Contrition Day. It’s not just a day where you sit (or kneel or pray) around feeling guilty for the wrongs you have committed, but a day where you actually... Read more »