Thursday, February 26, 2009

I <3 Chicago Public Radio

And i <3 this video. Warning: these are radio people, so they don't understand the concept of "focusing" a "video camera".

That about sums it up...

(Spoiler alert?)

via Best Week Ever

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Very Best Thing of All

I woke up with this song in my head and since misery loves company....

ROARIN'good fun!
(See what they did there?!)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The 2000's Suck!

You hang in there, America. You've got a few move left, I just know it!

via Boing Boing

Monday, February 16, 2009


In honor of alex:

Happy Monday

Friday, February 13, 2009

Oh, Internet...

you're the internetiest!

Huge thanks to phh for sending this my way! After being roped into watching the Hills to keep up with the chat at bookclub, this is a much more entertaining spin:

Check out the other episodes here.

Let's pray there isn't a Biden spinoff. The 'Ware? The Amtrack?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Diet Coke: A Haiku

Your effervescent
Joy erodes my health each day
Vile habit - my love!


So, apparently Hurricane Gumbo is a band. Sorry for the unnecessary rant yesterday... but still, that's a crappy band name!

/end self-righteousness

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Today in Failure

Walking by a certain douche-haven bar on my way to the bus this morning, I noticed the windows have been all painted up in anticipation of Mardi Gras.

Aside from the usual Fat Tuesday drink advertisements, they listed different food specials to promote the sacred day of gluttony. The one that caught my eye?

Hurricane Gumbo!

I'm sorry, but does anyone else find this extremely tacky that we're going to be partying up with some New Orleans-style Hurricane Gumbo as we fall down drunk draped in plastic beads? Is our country's worst disaster response effort in history really something that makes one want to Laissez les Bontemps Roulez? Not to rip off SNL, but REALLY!??!

I will try to acquire pictorial evidence of this bullshit for your review tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Awful Truth

Rachel Maddow (aka "My Boo") had the following terrifying chart to share with us yesterday:
This chart physically pains me to look at. I love my job I love my job I love my job I love my job...

Monday, February 9, 2009

No, I Didn't Watch the Grammys

Why? Because the Grammys are my least favorite award show. I'm that person whose least favorite part of SNL is the muscial guest. Plus, I can read all of the overly-involved celebrity blogs the next day and not miss one thing.

For example:

alex's favorite band of all time is Radiohead. Before I knew I liked them, we saw them on tour in Indy this past summer. Hearing this song (15 step) live really sold me and I was the last person on earth to become a fan. Performing with a marching band makes it even more awesome and I will once again apologize for not getting it sooner.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Literal Friday Goodness

This video is very literal, but it's perfect for where my head is on this Friday.

I'm always about five steps behind on my music, but this guy K'naan is amazing. He's Somali-born and taught himself rap phonetically! I finally know what I'm going to use my X-mas I-tunes cards on.


Ok, for real. Awesome.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Now, I'm no parent and I'm sure shootin' not going to be one any time soon, however, this is pretty interesting:

I'm pretty sure I would have eaten the first marshmallow, but then again... the appeal of two would have been amazing.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Something to think about...

Via Megan at Jezebel

"Both Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer withdrew from consideration for the positions they were offered in the Administration yesterday, with Daschle's departure making just a touch more news (being a former Senate Majority Leader who, in effect, supposedly helped write the very tax code he had been out of compliance with will do that). And, if I can be frank, let me just take one moment to illustrate a truth we hold to be self-evident: politicians don't write laws. Staffers write laws. They then explain to the best of their often-just-out-of-college ability what the results of any given piece of legislation will be, and send the Member down to the floor with some damn talking points. It's a big lie that politicians write laws. Our government is pretty much run by people younger than me."

It doesn't forgive it, but it explains a lot.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Sorry, gang. I know how much you love my insightful video posts every four days or so, but I've been going through a serious creative blank! I'm reduced to leaving long-winded comments on other people's smart, thoughtful commentary.

I'm pleased to announce that after last night's No Reservations: Chicago, I can continue to love Anthony Bourdain and everything that he is associated with. I have to say that I was nervous that we were going to be at odds (if anyone has seen the painful Romania episode, they'll know what I'm talking about), but happily we agree. This city is amazing, endless and the greatest place to live.

That being said: YOU BETTER LOOK OUT, PETER S!


We're coming for you.... right after this sandwich...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Brain too tired for a good blog post

So, instead, I'm going to post some possible brown boot candidates!

I Like:

May by LAUREN Ralph Lauren at Zappos.comMay

I Like:

Alivia by Romantic Soles at Zappos.comAlivia

I Like:

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Feh. Kind of a bad Zappos day...