Monthly Archives: April 2011

Indiana’s Head Coach Has Lost His Mind

Of all the things you can say about the Pacers so far this postseason (most of them either not in polite company or somehow describing them as “goons,”) at least you can’t say their coach isn’t confident and/or sane.  Talking … Continue reading

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A Blast from the Past

Feeling kind of nostalgic today.  I can’t believe it was 7 years ago this month that this first aired. April 7, 2004.  I don’t care how long it’s been, it never gets old.

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Mississippi River Flooding

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Props to my college friend Mitch, who is originally from the Quad Cities area and still lives there.  He works in Davenport, Iowa now and, apparently, a chunk of the town’s riverfront is now a part of the Mississippi River.  … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harbor Expanding… OK I Might Have to Finally Go

TribLocal’s Gurnee edition posted this update on the construction at Hurricane Harbor, Six Flags Great America’s sister water park.  Now, I haven’t been to Hurricane Harbor since it opened in 2005 because, well, I don’t think Six Flags has been all … Continue reading

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Set Your DVRs!

At 7 o’clock on WTTW, Chicago Tonight will have an interview with Lawrence Okrent, author of the new book, Chicago From the Sky.  Okrent’s new book is a 248-page aerial history of the development of Chicago over the past 25 … Continue reading

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Bring back the Winnipeg Jets, Please

Okay, I’m not the biggest hockey fan ever, but I think most of us can agree on this, one point:  hockey in the South is stupid. I apologize to the collective 150 fans of the Coyotes, Panthers, Lightning, Thrashers, Hurricanes, … Continue reading

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Other Blogs You Should be Reading: Curbed Chicago

I feel this may be a semi-regular feature (this kind of goes along with the no real plan for this blog yet motif I’m gunning for), but there’s an absolute wealth of great information, thought-provoking commentary, and humorous features out … Continue reading

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