Archive for May 2011

3 Music Videos You Haven't Seen Yet

Once again at Lists That Actually Matter, it’s time for 3 Music Videos You Haven’t Seen Yet. Vote below for your favorite video; the winner gets a People with Passion interview with me, Jack M Silverstein. Polls close Wednesday night, June 1 at 7 p.m. To watch the videos, click on “continue reading…” below. Enjoy... Read more »

Five Rumored Features of the Downtown Casino

Racing, Sports and Violent Crime Wagering Book: Over/under on gunshots at the Taste this year is only 2.5. I'd fire on that. Pun intended.
Chicago is a city with a lot of problems. We’re broke, our public school system is a mess, gang violence remains prevalent, and our gas prices and taxes are the highest in the country. But nobody cares about that stuff because there could be a casino on its way to downtown. Chicago could be the... Read more »

5 Best Television Commercials Ever

I totally love how the frat boy describes everything in terms of awesomeness (e.g. "You are so awesome.", "This is kinda awesome."). For a solid two year stretch of my life, whenever I'd hear a woman whining up a storm I'd always think of: the whiny wife's "Ugghh! Are you KIDDING MEE?". Because honestly? I just wanna make an omelette!!!! <p><p><p>
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6 Awesomest Little People of Television

Weng Weng <br><br> The only man that will EVER head a list like this for TR Slyder. He's the little James Bond of the South Pacific. I am not joking. Check out the trailer for one of his classics: <p><p>
This list doesn’t even include Gary Coleman or Emmanuel Lewis. Honestly. And the last one is technically a movie star in the Philippines. But since you can’t see him on the silver screen in this country I felt I could categorize him as a television star. ——————————————- “Like” us on Facebook.

Top Five Ways to Win This Must Be The Band's Do-Division Dance Contest (Sunday June 5)

Top Five Ways to Win This Must Be The Band's Do-Division Dance Contest (Sunday June 5)
Do you like Talking Heads? Ever going to get to see them play live if you didn’t catch them in ’91 or before? Probably not.  Can you come close and have the best time ever? Yes.  This Must Be The Band (TMBTB), Chicago’s danciest Talking Heads tribute band, has been a thankable sweetheart to all... Read more »

5 Signs the Apocalypse Did Happen

A lot of signs point to Harold Camping being wrong about his Doomsday prediction, like the earth isn’t crumbling beneath our feet, Harold Camping is just a senile 89-year-old man, and Megan Fox is still alive.  However, some signs are showing that Harold Camping shouldn’t concede defeat quite yet.  Here at Lists That Actually Matter... Read more »

Bulls-Heat: 7 lessons learned from Game 4

We were all watching Tuesday night from the final possession of regulation through the end of the game, as one opportunity after another slipped away from our Chicago Bulls. A chance to tie the series and head home for the rubber match, Rose and co. could do nothing more than slink away in a 3-1... Read more »

11 Overused Phrases Dumb People Say

11 Overused Phrases Dumb People Say
Some of these everyday phrases make the speaker sound unintelligent because they lack originality, some indicate poor grammar, and others just connote mental laziness. But they all share (at least) one common thread: I hate them all. (Author’s Note: You may also enjoy installments II and III of the Overused Phrased Dumb People Say trilogy)... Read more »

20 non-spoiler clips to show your friends to convince them to start watching 'The Wire'

1. The Opening Scene: The Tale of Snot Boogie -- Some of the clips I'm showing have "spoilers" in the sense that if you told a person the clip's season, and if they were really paying attention, they'd know, "Oh, so-and-so was still alive in Season 4, so I guess he doesn't die in that scene in Season 2," etc. And in some cases there are very subtle plot points revealed, ones that your potential Wire fan friend will forget once she begins watching from the beginning. ("You know what subtle means?" "Laid back and shit.") There is, however, one scene that you can show that reveals absolutely nothing: the opening scene of the series! If they enjoy this, your job will do itself.
So, you love The Wire. Maybe you’re among the few who started watching on HBO back during the first three seasons. Maybe you caught on in 2006 for Namond, Dukie, Michael, and Randy. Maybe, like me, you tuned in right at the end, watching all of the seasons to lead into Season 5. Or maybe... Read more »

Top 5 Chicago Commercial Stars

Top 5 Chicago Commercial Stars
Commercials. They tell us what to eat, what to drive, where to go, how to feel and what medications to take to deal with it all. One of the finest categories of commercial is the local commercial. What these ads often lack in budget, they more than make up for in moxie, which is actually... Read more »