Archive Page 2

05
Mar
11

Help, I need to find this person

via thescottbishop‘s Twitter

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26
Feb
11

Planting Seeds

Touring in support of its recently-released album Seeds, Hey Rosetta! stopped by Schubas in Chicago on Feb. 25.  The band’s set featured tracks from each of its three LPs, including blaring anthems like Yer Spring, A Thousand Suns and Red Heart to softer pieces like Bandages and We Made A Pact.  Many of Hey Rosetta’s tracks start soft and build to a rousing, satisfying finish.  They throw in some curveballs to that formula, though, whether it’s jamming at the end of There’s An Arc, the multi-faceted drum solo on Seeds or covering Cyndi Lauper.

20
Feb
11

Birthdays according to Jon Lajoie

Comedian Jon Lajoie provides one of the most detailed and ultimately inappropriate birthday songs ever.  Anyone have a birthday coming up?

13
Feb
11

i want to understand

It may not be what I consider to be the biggest mystery of mankind (that would be how the Pontiac Aztek managed to be approved for mass production), but I can never figure out how Clint Eastwood’s Every Which Way But Loose got made.  The pitch probably went along the lines of “Hey Clint, audiences love it when you run around and punch people in the face.  How would you like to do that with an orangutan?”  to which Clint says, “I thought you’d never ask.”

02
Feb
11

Snowpocalypse Now

The Snowmageddon of 2011 unleashed its fury on Chicago last night, and my brother and I unwittingly got the full experience.  What’s normally a 30-minute drive home from downtown turned into a three-hour adventure involving traffic jams, sliding along snow-caked roads and a whole lot of wind.  And that was before we got home.

Facing south on northbound Lakeshore Drive. After a bus spun out on ice and blocked three lanes, cars were gridlocked for hours. Many were abandoned as the night wore on.

After a 3-hour trek home, we found a window in our 11th floor unit had been broken. What are the odds? I guess with 60 mph winds, anything's possible.

With gusting winds and snow blowing in, the hole needed to be plugged. Extra floor panels and a coffee table made for a temporary solution.

The final solution, thanks to the window repair man. We plugged the seams with garbage bags and towels to minimize draft.

Passed by the Honorable Richard J. Daley Plaza (with the Picasso) on the way to class the following day. The storm had passed and cleanup was underway.

Facing south on LaSalle Blvd. With virtually all businesses closed for the day, downtown Chicago was empty except for random people taking pictures. Felt like I was in a zombie movie.

02
Feb
11

Lethal Weapon 5

From the minds of Mac & Dennis Reynolds

31
Jan
11

Blizzard blitz

Lake Michigan frozen over

Mother nature must believe in equal opportunity.  After hammering the East Coast with major snowfall, she’s about to give the midwest a winter blast that’s gotten everyone’s attention.  The Chicago Sun-Times called the storm ‘life-threatening’ and there’s speculation snowfall could reach the record level of 23 inches.  By this time tomorrow, we’ll see if the storm lives up to its billing.