I used to live a few blocks away from Wrigley Field. Not anymore, though. This summer, I’ve decided to just move into the place. Seems like I spend most of my time there anyways. So, it’s back to the bleachers again. (I know, rough life, right?) Remarkably, the weather is even nice. So, two days […]
Like the most men, I’ll be abstaining from Sex (and the City), the Movie, this weekend. Although, most men don’t have as much funny stuff to say about that abstinence as my pal Mike Murphy of The Times in Ottawa, Ill.
I’m a good speller. Heck, probably a great speller. But after stumbling to a somewhat-disappointing 4th-place finish in the districtwide finals as a first grader (I flubbed “lyric,” a word I’d simply never heard before. I think I misplaced the “i” and threw in a “k”), I never competed in a schoolwide spelling bee again. […]
Chicago Summer R.I.P. May 26, 2008 – May 26, 2008 Wednesday afternoon update: Well, at least the sun is out today. But, still, people simply should not be wearing parkas and scarves on “L” platforms three days before the start of June. This happens next year and the CTA is going to have to start […]
Just like boys, apples and hair days, there’s a lot of bad TV out there. But who knew that screen captures from some of it could end up being so good? Take a look at these, and have a laugh.
You could say HBO Def Poetry alum Big Poppa E has a way with words. And, boy, did he ever show it last weekend with his pun piece “Illegal File Sharing” at the 2008 O. Henry Pun-Off in Austin, Texas. Punny stuff.
Last Saturday marked the 3,653rd day since I graduated from college. Ten full years. Yes, some how, some way an entire decade has slipped off the calendars since May 17, 1998, the day I strolled onstage inside the University of Illinois’ Foellinger Auditorium wearing a stuffy cap and gown, and then strolled off it with […]
Han or Indy. Indy or Han. Heck, Chewie or Short Round? In honor of Thursday’s premiere of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” it’s time to pick a side, people.
Okay, so the Chicago Bulls — coincidentally located in the NBA’s third-largest market, without a head coach, and, hmm … with fan interest waning once again in the Post-MJ Era — had a 1.7 percent chance to win the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. So, naturally, the Chicago Bulls won the NBA Draft Lottery […]
So, it’s true. The camera really DOES add 10 pounds… No, seriously, it was pretty cool – and a little surreal – seeing myself on national television tonight talking about convicted con artist Hillard Jay Quint during the E! Network’s episode of “THS Investigates: Dating Nightmares.” (In case you missed it, I’m pretty sure the […]