Posts tagged "CTA"

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”.

Suggested New Year's Resolutions for Famous People

Suggested New Year's Resolutions for Famous People
Let’s face it, we could all tighten up our game a little in 2012. I’m here to help. Herman Cain: If you’re going to write a book and then get caught cheating, make sure Barnes & Noble doesn’t have it in this section:   The CTA: Your “Holiday Train” has man dressed as Santa Claus... Read more »

8 Reasons I Will Be Back at North Coast Music Festival Next Year

8 Reasons I Will Be Back at North Coast Music Festival Next Year
Last year we were all younger. North Coast Music Festival debuted, as well as Lists That Actually Matter, and some people were a decade younger in 2010- Like Mike Raspatello. Also last year I published 8 Types of People That Annoy you at Concerts after attending North Coast Music Festival.  But this year I have no complaints... Read more »

10 Chicago Lists I Don't Need to see Ever Again

10 Chicago Lists I Don't Need to see Ever Again<br><br>*stepping down from my soapbox*
You can’t click on certain Chicago websites without seeing the same things ranked over and over again. Pizza, hot dogs, steak, burgers, etc. Let’s explore which other Chicago lists we can safely put to rest for eternity. I think those websites will defend themselves by saying, “New people visit and move here everyday and these... Read more »

10 Chicago Commodities I'd Trade on the CBOT if I Could

I'd Trade White Sox fans with Brazilian Soccer Fans<br><br>Just be thankful I didn't show you the image search results for, "White Sox Fans". *shivers* ewwwwuughhhh.
If Dave Chappelle can host a race draft, then I can trade Chicago people and Chicago things on the Chicago Board of Trade in an attempt to upgrade things here in the City of Broad Shoulders. ————— TRSlyder on Facebook ListsThatActuallyMatter on Facebebook @AndyDisco on Twitter

Are you a CTA- Hole? 10 Ways to Determine if you are.

The Correct Answer is...A:<br><br> When a person is exiting through the front of the bus. Whether you genuinely aren't paying attention or you are paying attention and were just acting oblivious because it gave you a reason to knock over a moron who shouldn't have been exiting the front of the bus, either reason is acceptable. Your pretending to nearly run into them sends the message that you assumed no one enters out the front. Ideally, that causes them to think, "That rude person acted like it should be assumed that no one ever enters out the front! Oh wait, it should! They were right and I suck. I promise to exit through the back exclusively for the rest of my life." Even if they think that, the perceived threat of being knocked over at least provides a negative stimulus to an unintelligent behavior. Rogerian Psychology told me that will make this person less likely to repeat that behavior. Every little bit that reduces that likelihood helps!
The Chicago Transit Authority is no one’s destination. Instead it is the means by which we arrive at our destination. Since no one actually wants to be on there, let’s abide by two rules: 1- Do your part to help make our ride go as quickly as possible, and, 2- Don’t be a CTA-hole. Later... Read more »

10 Thoughts on Riding the Entire CTA Brown Line Today

After our waddling out of the Peking Mandarin lunch we headed back to Kimball to get our trip started. While entering the station Caitlin and I weren't paying a ton of attention and walked through one of those exit-only turnstiles pictured above. When we got inside and saw that we were between the turnstiles and the trains I realized we snuck in through an exit-only turnstile that wasn't supposed to allow the metal arms to revolve in that direction. I looked around and no one saw. So we ducked into the waiting train and left without incident. It started in a fun way and ended similarly. The trip was a blast and I look forward to cranking out my next El Line list shortly.
My first installment of hitting every single CTA stop. This installment brings us the Brown Line. It is entirely elevated and at no point goes subterranean on us. From Kimball to Clark and Lake (first stop to last) it was about 45 minutes.