Year: 2007

Top five chicago blogs by multiple authors

Chicago Magazine recently did a bit on the local Chicago group blogs revealing how much traffic they get. Unique visitors monthly: –150,000: chicagoist.com –93,000: gapersblock.com –NA: chicago.metblogs.com –10,000: ctatattler.com –7,000: beachwoodreporter.com There’s a couple other chicago-based group blogs not mentioned in the article: —yochicago.com —coudal.com (although not chicago in focus, the group is based in …

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The top flickr photo for a search of "very" in 2007, by Christina Lutze

The top photo on flickr for a search on “very”

What would be the top photo on Flickr for a search on “very“? Would it be something very extreme? Nope. It’s a quiet photo that is very interesting. Photo by ChristinaLutze. UPDATE, 1/19/2017 Ten years later, what is the top photo on Flickr for “very”? Another quiet photo. In fact, the title is “Very peaceful”. Photo by …

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“Very” is an excellent middle name.

Imagine if your middle name was “Very.” For instance, here’s my name: Matt Very Maldre. It’s like I’m so exemplifying the Maldre name. Very serves to reinforce that fact that you are so part of your family heritage.

Graphs rule rule rule rule

Winning lottery numbers from 1988 to 2006 You’ve been seeing more and more graphs on spudart.org, because GRAPHS RULE RULE RULE. (That phrase has two meanings. One: “rule” as in they are really cool. Two: “rule” as in line.)

The most searched Gospel books in the Bible

No suprise here that the book of John is the most searched gospel. I’m a bit surprised that there isn’t any spike in traffic during Christmas. Maybe people are too busy shopping and involved with other activities during Christmas. But there does appear to be a bit more bible-searching traffic during the Easter season.

Transform a pen into a Darth Maul Lightsaber

Darth Maul Lightsaber Pen Just take a regular pen with a cap, add a second cap to the other side, and pow! It’s like having a double-ended light saber!

Reading the newspaper will make you cool

Garrison Keillor wrote an interesting article entitled, “Newspapers give us style all our own.” It’s an excellent piece which I greatly enjoyed. Newspapers are classic. They do portray certain cool style when you are reading one in a cafe. Newspapers do need to stick around to have that visceral connection with the news. But there’s …

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List of official team colors for professional sports

There should be a list of the official team colors for professional teams. So I’m starting one here. I’m accepting the colors for any team in the NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA. Seeing that I’m a designer for the Tribune, let’s start with the Chicago Cubs. Pantone 294, Pantone 186: Chicago Cubs This is a …

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