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Four Reasons to Check out Galactic's "Into the Deep" Release Party Next Weekend

Four Reasons to Check out Galactic's "Into the Deep" Release Party Next Weekend
There are a lot of solid acts to choose from over Labor Day weekend where North Coast after-parties are concerned.  They are pretty diverse across the 16-show-gamut, so I guess one could say there is something for everyone. One of my top show choices is definitely Galactic, as they bring the funky fonky heat, and... 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 »

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.
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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 »

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 »

10 Best Baseball Seasons by a Player With a Jheri Curl

But before we get to the list, I had to present the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Medium of the Jheri Curl to Pascual Perez. The man has earned it. Thanks for you all you did, Pascual. <br><br> Ok, now on to the list.
Jheri! Jheri! Jheri! The rule for inclusion on this list is pretty easy: The player must have had a Jheri curl for most of that season as far as I could tell. To make this list a player needed to be in both his baseball prime and his plumage prime from about 1986-1989, when baseball... Read more »
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4 Reasons Jon Stewart Should Shut His Pizza Pie Hole

4 Reasons Jon Stewart Should Shut His Pizza Pie Hole
1. The only reason you don’t call it “New York style pizza”, is because you are already in New York, tough guy. The rest of the country calls your pizza, “New York style pizza”, I’ll that you that for free.   2. For a guy that fakes an Italian accent so often, you’d think Jon... Read more »

10 Bible Verses Violated by the Republican Party

10 Bible Verses Violated by the Republican Party
Please note this article is not another case of a Democrat insulting the Republican party and their religious members.  I don’t like either political party and I’ve lost hope in the current political system until major changes are made. While I’ve lost most  interest in national politics,  some things still catch my eye. But what... Read more »

Choose Your Own Adventure: Delicate Steve this Saturday at Wicker Park Fest

Choose Your Own Adventure: Delicate Steve this Saturday at Wicker Park Fest
When it comes to music, do we want to be instructed on how to feel as we listen, or do we want to have the chance to decide for ourselves?  Delicate Steve, an electric, instrumental four-piece rock outfit from New Jersey, ask us, their listeners, to decide this as we take them in, and that... Read more »
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The Tyranny of one dead Earbud

The Tyranny of one dead Earbud
HAVING ONLY ONE FUNCTIONAL HEADPHONE INCURS THE WORST CASE OF PANIC.  I know this is a first-world problem at its core, but it is a seriously, big fucking, anyone-who-has-it problem nonethless.  Like an old-timey clockmaker, as soon as there is a sign of one-failed earphone, a fizzle in your hedgerow, a crackle in your Fishman... Read more »