It’s amazing how crippled we as humans become when we have a cellular outage.
Wow, CNN. For shame. This is why EVERY news and media organization needs to have a team of proofreaders on staff and pay them well…
With its official prediction of “RED TEAM,” Henrietta the Prehistoric Rooster is now 1-0 on calling sports games.
How is it the first third of the month of February, historically the coldest month of the year in Chicagoland, yet we have no snow on the ground save some blackened dredge piles, it’s 56°F, and we’re predicted to have rain as well as thunderstorms, hail, and even a random tornado today.
I received (actually, Katie received) a postcard in the mail with a big heading on the front, “Katie, You’re Invited” accompanied by images of cruise ships from and logos for Carnival, Norwegian, and Royal Caribbean.
For once, they weren’t lying about the snow…
In anticipation of the seeming mother of all storms about to hit us here in the west end of the Great Lakes, Nathan was sent home from school with everything he should need for a remote learning day.
I suppose if you were looking for a nail to drive into the coffin that is Catholicism, then for me it’s Pope Francis’ denouncement of surrogate motherhood and request for a global ban on the practice.
After more than a quarter of a decade, the ginormous two-floor Barnes & Noble at the corner of Washington St. and Chicago Ave. is closing down. Well, it's not fully closing down. It's moving one town over to Oswego into a storefront abandoned by a DSW.
dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
Anybody else sick of getting asked about leaving a tip every single place you go? Are you confused as to when it’s proper to tip and when you don’t need to bother?
Let’s face it, recidivism is alive and well in this world. Prison is not a deterrent to crime as much as it should be.
…we lose a Friend.
This weekend, we lost our first primary cast member from Friends, Matthew Perry. Chandler Bing himself.
I think we have officially hit Peak Kelce (TM pending).
I found this on the web and thought it was pretty interesting. A state-by-state breakdown of the most popular Halloween candy by sales totals.
Due to a lease dispute with the property owner, long-time downtown Chicago restaurant mainstay, the Signature Room on the 95th floor of the Hancock Center, is no more.
So a staunch Conservative Senator and Speaker of the House from California reaches across the aisle to come to an agreement with Democrats and avert a government shutdown — at least temporarily — and now one of his fellow douchebag Republicans — this one from Florida, which should come as no surprise — is threatening to have him removed from his leadership position in the party?
Somebody I follow on Instagram on my hobby account posted this today. He doesn't know who the source is, but I may try to Google it once I transcribe this all off the screen cap he posted. It's all about Geek Nation vs. politics and the morons who say their childhoods have been raped and pillaged by "wokeness."
A major brouhaha is erupting out of this situation in which actors Ashton Kutcher and Mika Kunis, along with Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith, wrote character letters in support of former costar Danny Masterson during the sentencing phase of his multiple rape conviction trial.
I was talking to my buddy today about weird U.S. state facts. Mostly like about how each state has its own official weird this or that. Illinois' state exercise is cycling. Arizona's official neckwear is a bolo tie. That sort of oddball crap.
That blue moon tonight was pretty spectacular. Not particularly huge but bright as all get out.
Less than a year ago, Disney+ bumped up the cost of their ad-free streaming from $6.99 for those of us early adopters to $10.99 per month. Two months ago, they decided to nix a ton of their original content, by completely removing it from their service, including a handful of shows and films that we all enjoyed watching. Today, the House o' Mouse announced another rate hike, from $10.99 to $13.99 making it just a penny over double the cost that it was when we signed up.
“These are dangerous days. To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.”
–Sinéad O’Connor, “Black Boys on Mopeds,” (1990)
Very briefly tonight, we had tornado sirens sound near our house. They ended almost immediately and all the storm clouds blew past.
I get that TV shows get canceled. It's a way of life in that business. What I don't get is this new "thing" that streaming services are doing where they not only cancel a show, but remove it entirely from their service so it can never be viewed again (legally).
I am so disturbed right now.
I was trying to snap a photo of the smog that had settled on the Chicagoland area as a result of the wildfires up in Canadia.
Let’s be honest here… there is no writer in Hollywood that could’ve scripted an episode of This Week in Russia better than the one we’re living right now.
Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the original drop of these hairy little monsters, Hasbro Toys has announced that they're reviving Furbys.
I know where I was 40 years ago today. Can you say the same thing for yourself?
I don’t always agree with politicians. Oh, who am I kidding, I rarely do. Especially in the last 10 years. But when I do agree, I agree wholeheartedly.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Tucker Carlson "parted ways" with FOX News. His resume of late has been nothing much more than propagating conspiracy theories and bald-faced lies. And, mind you, I'm no Democrat... or Republican. But whatever.
Okay, I realize that the explosion of the SpaceX Starship rocket was a good thing overall because it helped them identify issues for future proofing and the like. Supposedly they saw themselves as even further ahead of the game than they were pre-launch.