Year: 2007

Track the height of the Chicago River (and other rivers)

How high is the river near you? The U.S. Geological Survey has real-time water data! You can look up the past 31 days of water activity. Pictured above is a graph for the Chicago River at Columbus Drive (that’s right in downtown Chicago). Look! It changes, by as much as a foot in one month! …

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Carrying a Macys bag around Chicago might get you killed

I bought a winter jacket at the Water Tower Macy’s and had to carry it back to work down Michigan Avenue. I have to admit I felt pretty self-conscious about it, since most Chicagoans hate Macy’s for killing off Marshall Field’s. (and yeah, this is an old photo from October. Since then I have returned …

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Crocheted knee warmers

The newest fashion accessory. Crocheted kneepads. Totally. For when women wear a dress with boots and her knees are exposed. Gotta keep those knees warm in the winter. I can even see a guy wearing them over pants.

Chicago’s Official Snowball Fight

There should be one location every year where Chicago has good old fashioned snowball fight. Probably in Grant Park somewhere. Whaddya think? More snow posts on spudart: ‚Ä¢ Fun in the snow: Leave snowballs at famous places ‚Ä¢ Fun in the snow: Throw snowballs at famous public art ‚Ä¢ Fun in the snow: How to …

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virtual snowball fight

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Illinois reps fail to support mass transit, AGAIN

Chicago is still in great need of funding for public transit. The Illinois House of Representatives voted on bill SB307 on 11/28/2007, but didn’t pass it. This bill would have used primarily gas tax to fund the needed four billion dollars needed per year. The news reports that it’s an issue with the downstate Reps …

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Unglush: What if “u” was the only vowel?

u Pludgu ulluguuncu tu thu flug uf thu Unutud Stutus uf umurucu und tu thu Rupubluc fur whuch ut stunds, unu Nutuun undur Gud, unduvusublu, wuth luburty und justucu fur ull.

Freetranslation cycle

Go to freetranslation.com, translate some English into another language, and then convert it back to english. ENGLISH: I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. JAPANESE: (Japanese characters won’t display in my …

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