It got plenty Dark at Navy Pier IMAX last Knight. And I enjoyed every minute of the new Batman flick. All 150 of them. Smacking his lips and screwing with the mind, Heath Ledger was creepy-funny-incredible as the Joker. Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent was “Believable.” And the rest of the film’s cast — along […]
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Sign seen today on the Michigan Avenue Bridge (held by a homeless man in front of a box of scattered pennies): “Senator Obama is campaigning for change … So am I.” I gave the guy a buck. I respect clever panhandling.
Ever wonder what the heck Eddie Vedder is saying in Pearl Jam’s unintelligible ballad “Yellow Ledbetter”? Well, wonder no more. But just remember one thing: Potato Wave.
When it comes to my family’s baseball gene pool, I ended up in the shallow end. With a pair of water wings. Whereas I didn’t hit my growth spurt or figure out how to really hit a baseball (keep your head down!) until it was far too late, my younger brother, John, was a perennial […]
Longtime Wisch List readers dating back to my days in Ottawa – or those of you who own my book – likely will recall the columns I wrote in 2003 about my irrepressible pal Mark Wiebe, a wheelchair-bound high school student who weighed just 40 pounds but carried more weight than an army of men in […]
I don’t have a GPS system in my car. So far, MapQuest — and memory — has served me just fine. But if this GPS device can essentially turn my car into KITT, well, I just might have to re-think the whole thing …
I’ve been busy. Busy working, yes. But also busy with Happy Hour (hello, Durkin’s). And busy with Cubs games (goodbye, White Sox). Busy with concerts (on Southport). And busy with movies (at Village North, a quaint little place in Rogers Park). Soon enough, it’s likely I’ll be busy with street fests, North Avenue Beach and who […]
The Wisch List hasn’t gone on vacation. Or retired. It’s just been busy. (Got this dang thing called a job.) New posts coming very soon, though. Promise.
So, my good buddy “Dish” of PropCulture.com sends me an e-mail with the subject head: “My new favorite website.” This is it. And now it’s my favorite, too. (You know, for today, at least.)