Posts in category "Humor"

Proof that Chicago Pigeons are Hockey Fans

Proof that Chicago Pigeons are Hockey Fans
Back in April I got a pretty nice birthday care package from my folks back home in suburban Philadelphia. Along with a box of brotherly love from Pretzels Direct stacked with TastyKakes, Wise brand potato chips and about 30,000 calories worth of Philadelphia soft pretzels and fixins, a second box showed up the next day.... Read more »

New Names for the Washington Redskins

New Names for the Washington Redskins
Last week the Washington Redskins made off-season news not for training camp or trades. Instead, the press came when the United States Patent and Trademark Office abruptly canceled the team’s trademarks on the basis that they were “disparaging to Native Americans.” The legal ramifications of this action by one wing of the US Government may... Read more »

Dads: Your Kid Sucks at Sports. What to do.

Dads: Your Kid Sucks at Sports. What to do.
My kid is a little bit of a day dreamer. At his soccer games, I used to joke that if you pass my kid the ball that he might contemplate kicking it. That’s not entirely true, though. Since Boodah is usually thinking about Star Wars and not whatever sport he is playing, it’s probably more... Read more »
Advertisement:

Opening Day: American Baseball, Democracy's Sport

Opening Day: American Baseball, Democracy's Sport
It’s no wonder that baseball is America’s national pastime. If you think America is a land of opportunity then the game of baseball explains a lot about who we are and how we pass time. Come to think of it, baseball also should be the national pastime of Canada, all of Western Europe, France especially,... Read more »

8 Things I'm Giving Up For Lent

8 Things I'm Giving Up For Lent
If you watched only Olympic hockey and nothing else, you’d probably assume that Russia was a nation of pacifists. Why? Well, that’s because Alex Ovechkin and the rest of Russia’s stars sat on their skates peacefully for the entirety of the 2014 Olympics. Each player sat there waiting for the golden pass of the puck... Read more »

8 Things You Never Knew About Clark The Cub

8 Things You Never Knew About Clark The Cub
Monday, the Chicago Cubs broke the winter cold and brightened the locals’ disenchantment. You see, the Bears aren’t in the playoffs, the Bulls stink, and last week it was scraping 50 below zero outside. At least we do still have the Blackhawks. And yesterday the Cubs announced the club’s first ever mascot: Clark, a “young,... Read more »
Advertisement:

Carving Your Heart Out for Thanksgiving

Carving Your Heart Out for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is not just turkey time. There’s Black Friday shopping. There’s falling asleep on the couch in front of bad TV reruns. There’s watching the Detroit Lions playing (and usually losing) against any other team in the NFL. But for some, Thanksgiving is a great escape. Thanksgiving 1985 should have been a blast for me.... Read more »

Top 10 Best Things About the Government Shutdown

Top 10 Best Things About the Government Shutdown
This morning started for as any other day in America. Or, so I thought. En route to work, I boarded the train, doing what I always do. I thought, “Lord, it’s great to be an American.” And then, I pulled the battery out of my Canadian-manufactured, cell phoned-shaped hunk of shit called a BlackBerry, in... Read more »

Cameron Esposito: Future of Comedy, says Jay Leno

Cameron Esposito: Future of Comedy, says Jay Leno
Cameron Esposito, the well-known and beloved Chicago stand-up comedian, officially went big time this week. Last year she moved on to Los Angeles, but anyone who has ever met Cameron here, or has ever seen her perform has always known she’d be big time. Just a few years ago I went to see a friend... Read more »
Advertisement:

Wieners Circle: They Called Me "Bitch" And I Liked It

Wieners Circle: They Called Me "Bitch" And I Liked It
ChicagoNow Bloggers are banding together today to give our readers the best of Chicago in the Summer. We will be sharing our favorite places, events, and summer activities all around Chicagoland. Get ready to experience the most comprehensive list of summer hot spots brought to you by true Chicagoans. On a humdrum coffee stop on... Read more »