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it's gotta be Jasper Johns

it’s gotta be Jasper Johns

This could totally pass for a Jasper Johns painting. I’m not saying that to belittle Johns, but rather to say that this piece is incredible! I really wish I could remember where I took it. The photo prior on my “roll” was in downtown Chicago, and the photo post was in Lombard, IL. That’s not […]

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Mr. Pace and his bus

Mr. Pace and his bus

This post is intended only to draw attention to the sore lack of public transit available in the suburbs of Chicago. I fully support the expansion and further development of public transit. This post is not intended to offend the patrons of suburban public transit. So, every couple weeks or so I see a giant […]

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Lowes store locator

Lowes store locator

Take a guess at how many Lowe’s stores there are in the near west suburbs of Chicago. Before you guess, there are 18 Lowes in Chicagoland (20 if you include Gurnee and DeKalb). Answer: zero. Judging from the map below, I’m glad that Lowes is not a violent militia and Elmhurst its target.

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Chicago bridges

Chicago bridges

Chicago is the best city in the world to see bridges. chicagoloopbridges.com goes into great detail about this proud city’s bridges. However, their logo perplexes me (as seen on their home page and their hats). The water is mysteriously traveling above the bridge. Hats are only 12 bucks (shipping included). Wear this hat and show […]

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nail box design

nail box design

I love the simple utilitarian packaging design of certain hardware elements. The one-color Mazel & Co. nail box shown above is a great example. It doesn’t try to speak beyond its means. It’s a box of nails pure and simple. There’s no need for overly splashy graphics. These nails work and the design reflects that. […]

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longest tenured active baseball players

longest tenured active baseball players

Here’s the very short list of active MLB players that debuted pre-1992: Omar Vizquel (1989) age 43. Chicago White Sox.Jim Thome (1991) age 40. Minnesota Twins.Ivan Rodriguez (1991) age 39. Washington Nationals.Arthur Rhodes (1991) age 41. Texas Rangers. I think the four of them should get together and talk about how great baseball cards were […]

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25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago yesterday I watched an incredible Japanese anime robot movie. At least I remember it being incredible, I was ten years old. It was on right before the Chicago Bear’s victory in Super Bowl XX. I remember wanting to watch the lead-up stuff to the Super Bowl, but I saw this movie on […]

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