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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]