Archive for August 2011

5 Must See Early-In-T​he-Day Bands at North Coast

“Like” us on Facebook. Nobody needs to tell you to go to North Coast to see Wiz, Guetta, Rusko, Van Ghost, or Common.  That’s why you probably bought the ticket in the first place.  But here’s a list of 5 bands that hit the stage earlier in the day that you absolutely cannot miss.  And don’t... Read more »

Top 5 Obscure North Coast Rivalries

“Like” us on Facebook. Back in the old days of Rivalfish, I used to do a weekly piece called “Ladies Love Obscure Rivalries”.  It tackled ground breaking  topics such as: “College vs. The Real World”, “Ultimate Frisbee vs. Hacky Sack” and “Baseball Players vs. Water Coolers.”  You can’t see any of these old Hemingway-esque pieces... Read more »

Twelve Habits of the Bad Neighbor

A wise man once said, “You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have, the facts of life.” I think it was George Clooney. He may as well have been talking about neighborhoods, as one of the facts of life is that as much as there are good... Read more »
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Finally! The World's First Triple Entendre!

Finally! The World's First Triple Entendre!
    I  admit this is totally uncool, but I think it technically works as a triple entendre so please let me know if you think it qualifies.  Oh seriously though, you’ll feel nerdier after you read it and think about it. So I apologize for that. Let us imagine I am an inventive and... Read more »

Four Reasons to Bookend North Coast Music Festival with House of Blues shows

Four Reasons to Bookend North Coast Music Festival with House of Blues shows
Some endeavors start out anew, and turn out to totally blow. Think about The Cornballer on Arrested Development, Subprime Mortgages (depending on who you ask), or even The Baby Cage (Oh, haven’t heard of it? It’s just a cage you put your baby in if your apartment is too small for him to fit. Wait?... Read more »

5 Reasons to go to North Coast Music Festival

“Like” us Facebook Twitter If you are a hardcore music fan or festival rat, this list does not apply to you because you’ve already been ranting and raving about North Coast to everyone you know.  This list is for you normal folk out there that are more likely to go to Lollapalooza or whatever Dave... Read more »
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3 Quick Thoughts on the Chicago Sports Weekend

3.  Are their any good looking Cardinals fans?  I just got off a Red Line train full of Cardinals fans going to watch their average baseball team play our joke of a baseball team, and I rediscovered the Cards fanbase is incredibly white and not sexy.   They are sorta look like the Tea Party of... Read more »

5 Awesome Takeaways from MTV's The Challenge: Rivals

After the emotional rollercoaster of watching the amazing C.T. and his lap dog  get eliminated last night, I barely was able to drag myself out of bed and get to work.  You just don’t bounce back from that.  I haven’t felt this down since the day I heard T.J. was in a coma.   Anyway, here are the 5... Read more »

Not Jaywalking is for Conformists: 6 Reasons I Love Jaywalking

Not Jaywalking is for Conformists: 6 Reasons I Love Jaywalking
“An unjust law is no law at all.” -Saint Augustine Our government enforces a myriad of important laws and regulations. It also enforces at least one pointless law- Jaywalking. The following six reasons are why I’m an ardent believer in jaywalking. 1. It’s Efficient Maybe the store I want to go to is in the... Read more »
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Dos and Don'ts for New College Roommates

All across the country, a new crop of college students prepares for a brand new way of life. Adjusting to a roommate (or roommates) can be one of the most difficult parts of that new life. It’s always stressful dealing with another person’s quirks and idiosyncrasies, but now the solution isn’t as simple as just... Read more »