Archive for September 2013

6 Ways Wes Welker Should Answer the Manning vs. Brady Question

6 Ways Wes Welker Should Answer the Manning vs. Brady Question
As the only player (so far) to catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, Wes Welker for will forever be asked:  Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, who ya got? Since thinking about how many times he will be asked at that exact question throughout  the rest of his life almost makes me... Read more »

Brookville Restaurant Goes Snout to Tail: Feasting Locally at Lockn'

Brookville Restaurant Goes Snout to Tail: Feasting Locally at Lockn'
When it comes to providing sustenance, music festivals really have all the power to offer whatever they want inside the festival grounds.  High profit-margin french bread pizzas, tacos, veggie burritos, smoothies, light beers, $4 bottles of water to which you are surely not getting the caps (this is always mind-blowing), hoppy beers and plastic bottles... Read more »

15 Shades of Trey

15 Shades of Trey
Before getting hip to soliciting 100 BMG CD’s for a penny, the third album I bought with my own (babysitting) money was Harvest, by Neil Young.  I  just about broke my seventh-grade Walkman flipping between the anti-war lyrics and upbeat tempo of Are You Ready for The Country?, and the hopeful frustration of the human condition within Heart of... Read more »
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A Mentally ill Man Shoots up a crowd at a DC Navy Yard and CBS News' Scott Pelley says it is NOT Terrorism

A Mentally ill Man Shoots up a crowd at a DC Navy Yard and CBS News' Scott Pelley says it is NOT Terrorism
A mentally ill, former military man murders a dozen indiscriminately in public *Yawn* This is America, after all. Could you reasonably have expected otherwise? Yesterday I was watching my local CBS 5pm news when I saw the anchor Scott Pelley give a 20-second teaser for what to expect on tonight’s broadcast. Pelley soberly reported the... Read more »

My Day with the Kup

My Day with the Kup
On August, 21st ChicagoNow won the Kup Cup for winning the Chicago Media League 16″ softball league. We will all get the Kup for a few days to do whatever we want with it, and here are the pictures I took after about 30 hours with it.

Five Things about STS9's August show at Northerly Island

Five Things about STS9's August show at Northerly Island
On August 17, Sound Tribe Sector Nine (STS9),  rolled through Chicago as part of their fourteen-city STUM tour with Umphrey’s McGee (UM) and The Liquid Horns which finalized in Vienna, VA, on 9/1.  The two bands rotated throughout their two-week cooperative as opener and closer, and it was no surprise that Umphrey’s headlined here in... Read more »
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11 Things I Want to see Invented/Made That We Already Have the Technology for

Waiter Call Button at Restaurants <br><br> Airplanes have them for flight attendants, so why don't restaurants have them for waiters? If waiters came only when they were called, wouldn't that be more efficient for everybody?
The title is pretty self-explanatory. All of us come up with ideas for things, “they oughta make”, and this is mine. It’s my first time doing a list like this so some ideas are gonna be more awesome than others, but I’d say they range from “Pretty awesome”, to, “Objectively the best idea possible”.

Happy Anniversary, Kup League Champion ChicagoNow Dirt Angels

Curtis is good enough to lead off for the Kup winning team, and he's good enough to lead off my list with his Jordan-after-his-first-title pose. <br><br>

Game 1 vs. Chicago Reader <br><br>

My lead off song is I'm Going In by Lil Wayne and Drake. After starting off well at the plate and fielding a not bad shortstop, I liked my performance so far and my team's  chances and felt confident we were going in. <br>

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It was a exactly a week ago that we won the Kup, so I decided to chronicle our playoff run in song like I did when ChicagoNow won the 2012 AAJA Trivia Bowl. I feel like a rapper starting a mixtape with “this aint a diss track”.  For the record: this article is just for... Read more »