Archive for February 2012

Award Yourself an Oscar

Award Yourself an Oscar
We live in an era of trophy kids, so why shouldn’t we have trophy adults? We can all be winners in the categories of life. I don’t know about you, but I would like to add “Oscar” winner to my resume. Imagine how impressed your family and friends and even your enemies (like your boss... Read more »

Vito and Nicks Pizza -- They Don't Deliver. They Don't Have To

Vito and Nicks Pizza -- They Don't Deliver.  They Don't Have To
Aside from Al Capone, memories of the great Michael Jordan and the Sears Tower (Yes, Sears Tower, dammit!), Chicago is known for pizza.  Usually the deserved heaps of praise go to the deep dish pizza titans: Pizzera Uno, Gino’s East or Lou Malnatis.  All well and good.  Very, very good, I might add.   And... Read more »

Defending the Bozo?

Defending the Bozo?
In a recent post I mentioned that I thought clowns and their distant cousin, Santa Claus, were creepy. This observation was met with some criticism from one of my two loyal readers, Carolyn.  All clowns were not bad, she said.  Yes.  A dead clown is not deadly and therefore not bad. Even before the killer... Read more »
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A Killer Valentine's Day in Chicago...

A Killer Valentine's Day in Chicago...
Most people get chocolates or flowers or even gift cards for Valentine’s Day. On February 14, 1929, seven men got bullets.  Lots of them, delivered by Tommy Guns.  This is Chicago’s contribution to the day of love. Alphonse Gaberiel Capone was fingered as the most likely suspect, but the original Scareface was in Florida at... Read more »

City Sticker Shock -- A Solution

City Sticker Shock -- A Solution
Where else but Chicago? With the possible exception of Block 37, never has there been such confusion and discussion and argument over what to place on the small piece of real estate we usually call our windshield. The idea of kids designing the little patch of revenue for the city is kind of stupid.  After... Read more »

Chicago, It's Not Too Late for a Iraq War Vet Parade

Chicago, It's Not Too Late for a Iraq War Vet Parade
Since I wrote my “letter” to Mayor Rahm  (below) about an Iraq War Vet Parade, on December 28, 2011, St. Louis has held a parade for Iraq War Vets, and supposedly nineteen other cities are thinking of having a parade, including Chicago, according to MSNBC. Also, since I wrote Mayor Rahm has okayed restarting the... Read more »
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Chicago Was Once the Most Integrated City -- Just ask its Founder

Chicago Was Once the Most Integrated City -- Just ask its Founder
Who “founded” Chicago? Mayor Daley the First Al Capone Oprah John Du Sable Don’t spend too much time on the quiz.  I tricked it up a bit.  This quiz does not include the Native Americans.  Notice I used quotes around founded, okay? Those who picked the last name picked right, though I did anglice his... Read more »
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