Archive for November 2012

Chevrolet's Real Race Car For Nascar

Chevrolet's Real Race Car For Nascar
The future of Nascar is here with the rollout of the 2013 Chevrolet SS for the Sprint Cup series in Nascar. It marks the end of the road for the venerable Chevrolet Impala (as Chevrolet’s representative), and the beginning of the new Chevrolet SS which you can also buy from your local Chevrolet dealer starting... Read more »

Darth Vader's Car Has Returned

Darth Vader's Car Has Returned
As stated yesterday in Edmund’s Inside Line, Buick is looking to bring back the legendary Grand National, GNX & T Type sports cars from the 1984-87. Back then Motor Trend referred to the cars at Darth Vader’s car because the Grand National and high powered, low production GNX were all black. Blacked out grill, black... Read more »

I Remember Harold

I Remember Harold
November 25th, marks the 25th anniversary of the loss of Chicago’s first African American mayor, Harold Washington, here’s my recollection as a kid on the southeast side. I remember his election and never had the city been that electric. I remember his hearty laugh, his formal and boisterous voice. I remember the excitement he brought... Read more »
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DePaul University Doesn't Need a New Arena

DePaul University Doesn't Need a New Arena
As a DePaul alum (class of ’99), and former men’s basketball ticket holder, let me give you the low down on my beloved alma maters basketball program. Nothing, because the team got beat last week by lowly Gardner Webb and they play in a barn next to an airport 18 miles out of town. For... Read more »

Antron Brown; First African American NHRA Top Fuel Champion

Antron Brown; First African American NHRA Top Fuel Champion
This past Sunday Antron Brown became the first African American to win a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), championship in any of the four major categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock Car & Pro Stock Motorcycle). Antron’s title is in the biggest and baddest category which is Top Fuel, but previously (prior to 2008),... Read more »

O.P.P.; Other Peoples Privacy

O.P.P.; Other Peoples Privacy
I’m down with O.P.P., no not the legendary Naughty By Nature hip hop song from 1991, which was the anthem of infidelity (I’m a married man), but I’m talking about respecting “other people’s privacy “ and not getting in the personal business which is the sexual saga of both General David Patraeus & Kevin Clash... Read more »
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Its About Time

Its About Time
Does the drama ever end, does the embarrassment ever stop and can Jesse Jackson Jr. be a man and step forward, admit his guilt, ask for forgiveness and spare us this ongoing saga. There are reality shows on cable that wish they had this kind of script. 34th alderwoman Carrie Austin (my old ward), calls... Read more »
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