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Estonia on Alias

Estonia on Alias

On the TV show, Alias, on ABC, they display the city that the next scene is set in. Estonia was one of the settings! Jennifer Garner’s sister got stabbed in the back in Estonia. Don’t worry. It wasn’t a good-natured Estonian who did the deed. It was some evil henchmen that just so happened to […]

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ban the wave, please!

ban the wave, please!

While at the Bulls game last night, a case of The Wave broke out. I don’t know if The Wave is a common occurrence in the United Center, but it should stop immediately. Chicago sports fans DO NOT do the wave. That’s what I have been taught since I was a little toddler. I suppose […]

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my first bulls game

my first bulls game

Last night was my first Chicago Bulls game. I never went to see Michael Jordan play. Yes, that’s very sad. The Bulls handily defeated the worst team in the NBA, the Atlanta Hawks, 105-91. I went with a couple co-workers. We had very nice seats. We were about 20 rows behind the visitor’s basket. Some […]

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etching at home

The Elmhurst Art Museum currently has an exhibit of works by Lee Sturges, a printmaker from Elmhurst, Illinois. My full review of the exhibition is in the works. I was doing a little research on Lee and found out that he built his own custom etching press in 1916. Printmaking was alot of fun in […]

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where to get tobacco card jpgs

where to get tobacco card jpgs

I’m gonna start making paintings inspired by tobacco cards. About 7 years ago, there was this great website that had hundreds of tobacco cards hi-res. Like really hi-res. But that site no longer exists. I’ve been doing a little research and it seems the best place to find images (besides buying a book on tobacco […]

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Is everyone wearing their Protestant orange today? #1

Is everyone wearing their Protestant orange today? #1

Catholics wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. Protestants wear orange. A Catholic co-worker mentioned this to me a few years ago when I just happened to wear a bright orange t-shirt on St. Patrick’s Day. He called me a rebel or something. I’m Lutheran. So now, I make a point of wearing orange on St. […]

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your very own etching press

ROUGH DRAFTThe Elmhurst Art Museum currently has an exhibit of works by Lee Sturges, a printmaker from Elmhurst, Illinois. My full review of the exhibition is in the works. I was doing a little research on Lee and found out that he built his own custom etching press in 1916. Printmaking was alot of fun […]

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how to pick your NCAA basketball bracket

i filled out my backets last night for the 2005 NCAA Basketball Tournament. I used cards to determine my picks. Each ranked team was associated with a card: Ace: 12: 23: 34: 45: 56: 67: 78: 89: 910: 10J: 11Q: 12K: 13no card: 14no card: 15no card: 16 So the teams that were ranked 14, […]

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