I love the “Super Bowl Shuffle.” Every Bears fan does. But the whole thing — the dancing, the lyrics, the singing — is also godawful. Blissfully godawful, but godawful nonetheless. Every Bears fan knows that, too. Which makes it all the more inexplicable as to why — why?! — the Bradley University basketball program thought […]
Three years ago, during my first full-time winter in Chicago — and back when I was blogging for the Trib — I asked my readers to share with me their tales from the frozen tundra of Windy City winters past. They responded with — naturally — an avalanche of amusing anecdotes. This week, as I […]
A lot of Cubs fans take playoff losses hard. But then there’s this guy, who took things to another level Thursday night after L.A.’s 10-3 beatdown of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. For all I know, the dude is still sitting there. But, hey, at least he has his Bud.
“And when the day comes for that last winning run. And I’m covered in beer. I look to the sky and know I was right … To think someday we’ll go all the way.” — Eddie Vedder, “All The Way” I went for a run last night. Laced up my Nikes. Tucked my iPod headphones […]
If Howard Stern is the self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” well, then I must at least be a Duke. Maybe an Earl. Okay, how about Court Jester? Reason being is that exactly one year after leaving the newspaper biz to try my hand at public relations, I’m embarking this week on yet another media adventure. […]
Living near Wrigley Field and attending Chicago Cubs games like it’s my job, I know all too well about the Bucket Boys. As do my eardrums. But last Thursday, while while walking past Murphy’s Bleachers prior to the Cubs-Phillies tilt, I stumbled across a brand new drop in the bucket: Behold the Bucket Baby. (See […]
We know Michael Phelps can swim (obviously), we know what he looks like in a halter top (practically) and soon enough we’ll find out if he’s funny (seriously). What you might not have known, though, is that Michael Phelps is also one heckuva sore winner (kiddingly).
It took almost two hours and a dozen trips up and down (and up and down) the stairs from my apartment to my building’s alley, storage room and, finally, laundry room — where the cable guy was forced to pop his head through a dusty ceiling panel — but the faulty wire connection that left me with no home Internet or cable for nearly two weeks has been fixed. Turns […]
One of these days, I’ll be fully functional again when it comes to 21st Century communication at my apartment. Today, however, isn’t that day. Neither is tomorrow. Or the next day, it appears. More than a week removed from the Day Technology Died, I still don’t have a new phone (my iPhone is in some […]
In Fort Wayne, Ind., the Johnny Appleseed Festival lists a home address one one of the more peculiar — and amusing — street names that I’ve ever come across. See for yourself. The street is named after a popular former mayor who reportedly had a wife named … “Minnie.” Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.