Archive for May 2016

Being The Crazy Black Father

Being The Crazy Black Father
Best thing about being a dad, I get to be the crazy black old man This week my beloved son turns a year old and a love that little guy to death but he has brought out the crazy black father in me. What do I mean? Well I know we really can’t talk about... Read more »

My Obsession With Indy 500 Pace Cars

My Obsession With Indy 500 Pace Cars
I have an unhealthy obsession with pace cars from the Indianapolis 500 race. No seriously, as long as I can remember I have loved some of those pace cars and the production cars made to replicate them. Now for the last 20 years every pace car has been a General Motors product (the 1996 Dodge... Read more »

A Solution For The TSA

A Solution For The TSA
So for the last week or so here in Chicago airports Midway & O’Hare (MDW & ORD), people have basically been held hostage in line through security trying to board flights. Now anyone who has gone through MDW in the past few years is no stranger to those long lines. I remember coming off of... Read more »
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Did Disney Kill The Muppets?

Did Disney Kill The Muppets?
I just heard Friday morning from WGN TV’s Dean Richards that ABC mercifully cancelled The Muppets. As much as I’m a Muppet man from way back, that raunchy, bad re-creation of The Office and Curb Your Enthusiam needed to be taken out in the street and shot. I’m 40 years old, I have Muppet albums... Read more »

What's The Value Of a High Dollar Grill?

What's The Value Of a High Dollar Grill?
For years best and most expensive grills were those huge gas grills, much larger than what most of us have (or have room for), this is a professional style stainless steel grill with all the amenities. But now you are starting to see more charcoal grills of equal prominence. First off the gold standard in... Read more »

15 Years Since I Lost My Big Brother

15 Years Since I Lost My Big Brother
I remember it like it was yesterday (except it was 15 years ago), my mother woke me at 3 in the morning to tell me my eldest brother has passed in Minneapolis from heart issues. I didn’t go back to sleep that night. It was early Saturday May 5, 2001. One of my closest friends... Read more »
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Scenes From This Past Weekend's NFL Draft In Grant Park

This past weekend was the NFL Draft in Grant Park. It was very different from last year, sure it was cold and wet but the layout was so much better. There was more flow and ease of congestion once you were inside. Having pouring rain also meant less people but it was a better show... Read more »