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2017 sucked, but I don't have to

Today I received this card in the mail from a dear friend living the dream in CA. If I were a schmuck (or thief), and pretended it was of my own creation, I would title it “2017” and try to sell it on Etsy or in a Logan Square “general store” for $5.99/each. But I... Read more »

#metoo: Women share stories of sexual harassment and assault

#metoo: Women share stories of sexual harassment and assault
In response to Harvey Weinstein, and well, EVERYTHING, yesterday the hashtag ‘metoo’ flooded social media channels after Alyssa Milano, took to Twitter to suggest: If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017 And reply women (and men) did. According... Read more »

Overboard reboot: Anna Faris, will you be our new Annie Goulahie?

Dear Anna, This is only the second open letter I’ve ever penned. The first was addressed to your boy Eugenio back in 2015 when he announced news of a possible Overboard reboot. Obviously. Anyway, this afternoon I received an email from a beloved uncle with only a link in the body. No other words were necessary:... Read more »
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Easy Money Saving Tips as Chicago's Utility Rates Skyrocket

A recent twitter conversation with the not-for-profit consumer advocacy group, Citizens’ Utility Board (CUB) Illinois, regarding rising utility rates just made my head explode. @cubillinois hubbwhat? What is the current rate? — Annie S. (@swirleytime) March 22, 2014 @cubillinois wow — Annie S. (@swirleytime) March 24, 2014 Say what?  According to CUB, Chicago’s suburbs aren’t... Read more »
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