Former Sen. Tom Daschle, who withdrew from a Cabinet appointment this week because he owed $128,000 in back taxes for a personal limo and driver, wasn’t always Miss Daisy. Nah, he used to be the one Washington pol who drove himself to work in a beat-up jalopy. Well, I guess the old ’71 Pontiac must […]
I figure I know 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll about as well as any guy my age. After all, it’s the music that I grew up with. From The King (Elvis Presley) to The Killer (Jerry Lee Lewis) to every Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry and Little Richard tunes in between, those were the songs that my […]
It’s Super Bowl weekend, and time to once again dust the cobwebs off an old Wisch List column from my book that’s just perfect for the occasion. So, take a few minutes and dive into what I guarantee like Joe Namath is the best — and quirkiest — Illinois football story that you’ve never heard […]
After college, I spent seven years working and living in little Ottawa, Ill. I still love the place and its citizens. The Friendly City is like a second hometown to me. But, if people wonder why I didn’t date maybe a little more often when I lived there, well …
The Rams aren’t in the Super Bowl (although their old QB is). There’s no NBA basketball (not that there is in Chicago, either). And, really, who cares about St. Louis University hoops (besides Rick Majerus’ mom). Yeah, sports-wise — besides the last-place Blues — there’s not a lot going on in St. Louis these this […]
Speaking of Google Street View (see previous Wisch List post), an image captured by Google’s crew that started getting buzz this week has to be one of my favorites: It’s as if Dwight Schrute took a trip from “The Office” in Scranton over to Pittsburgh to meet a friend. Ah, the Internet. Gotta love it.
Sure, it took a clever video cut-and-paste job. But, finally — finally — Rod Blagojevich speaks the truth.
Last week, I had a friend tell me that my life is like an episode of “Seinfeld.” To which I replied that, no, it’s not like one at all. It IS one. Funny things just happen to me. And anyone who knows me also knows I have a story for every occasion (probably two stories). […]
Ever wonder what happens when you spray hot water at –20°? Well, thanks to this lady in frigid Minnesota, you’ll wonder no more.
Right now, it’s 40 degrees in Anchorage, Alaska. And minus-5 in Chicago. Yeah, that’s the kind of winter we’re having this year. As I continue to get back in the swing of things with this blog, I thought I’d delve once again into the reservoir of my storytelling past and share with you a tale […]