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Reading the newspaper will make you cool

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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Top five recommended podcasts for beginners

Top five recommended podcasts for beginners

If you had to choose five podcasts to recommend to a person with a brand new interest in listening to podcasts, what would you recommend? Here’s my top five (in no order): ============ Slate Magazine Daily Podcast Politics, popular culture, the arts and science. A daily selection of interviews and readings of some of Slate’s […]

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Fred Claus movie now filming in Chicago

Fred Claus movie now filming in Chicago

Several movie trucks were lined up on Upper Illinois Ave in Chicago–just north of the Tribune Tower. Taped on one of the doors was a small poster for “Fred Claus” featuring Vince Vaughn. From the imdb: “Joe Claus, Santa’s bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole.” Does that mean we get […]

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Soda Pop trends 2004-2006

Soda Pop trends 2004-2006

(The number of times Pepsi, Coke, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Mountain Dew were searched on Google) Coke spikes in July 2006 with rumor of secrets being sold. Ok, so there can be a sharp spike in searches when there’s a juicy news story that comes out–as with the case of the story that three people were accused […]

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2006 versus 2007 in Battle Royale

Sporting events 2006: Winter Olympics, World Baseball Classic, and the World Cup. 2007: No big crazy sporting events Winner: 2006 Chinese Year 2006: Year of the dog 2007: Year of the pig Winner: 2006 Year of 2006: Year of Mozart, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 2007: International Polar Year […]

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Most read spudart.org posts made in 2006

The number in parenthesis is the number of hits the post got in 2006. list of four-letter words with three vowels (6,163) I’m just amazed that this is number one. Wild Chicago Archives (4,353) No suprise here. WTTW should have kept this list on their site. Pantone’s color palette predictions for the 2007 Home (3,692) […]

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Favorite spudart.org post for 2006

I couldn’t pick a favorite post from 2006, so here’s my top 25 with notes: Seeing earth for the first time An interesting view of earth we normally don’t see The difference between one million and one billion A baby is one million seconds old. A 31-year-old is one billion seconds old. Trains in your […]

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