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How to stay warm in CTA bus shelters

Waiting for the bus in the winter can get quite cold in Chicago. Thankfully we now have these bus shelters that help block the wind. In fact, when it gets really cold you can try standing by the illuminated ad to warm up. Although I don’t think the lights behind the ad are really warm. […]

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This man welcomes sinners and eats with them

Jesus with mustard and ketchup

Taking a break at Tina’s Hot Dog Place on Montrose, I had a nativity in my hand freshly purchased for the second round of “Manger in an Alley” photos. I couldn’t resist photographing it on the table next to the ketchup and mustard. That’s one of things about this photo series, that I was concerned […]

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A live animal version of the Scoozie plush toy

A live animal version of the Scoozie plush toy

(if you cannot view the above video, you can view it on my flickr account, “Talking ferret scoozie stuffed animal plush.”) Sometime during the late 90s, I bought this plush ferret from a grocery store. He has a voice box inside so when you squeeze him he can say nine amazing ferret phrases: ‚Ä¢ "hehe-hooo" […]

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EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT

For greater impact, instead of saying “!!!” use “EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT” The “!!!” is way too short. But look at long and impactful spelling it out in words is. Man, that’s just HUGE and forces you to take notice. Copywriters and ad writers worldwide, please take notice. (ok, i just tweeted this […]

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More trustworthy, Monday or Tuesday?

“Monday monday, can’t trust that day” goes the song lyrics. But I trust Mondays more than Tuesdays. Tuesdays try to sneak in all sneaky-like. Mondays are pretty up-front with being a Monday. When Monday comes, Monday says, “YO, IT’S MONDAY GET YOUR LAZY BUTT OUTTA BED.” But Tuesday is a little more sly. Tuesday doesn’t […]

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Pulaski Park Fieldhouse is a wonder

Pulaski Park Fieldhouse is a wonder

A few blocks east of Chicago’s hipster neighborhood lies the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. The Renegade Craft Fair holiday show has been held in this wonderful building the past couple years. It’s so much fun exploring all the rooms. Imagine when it was built in 1912-1914, all the people the neighborhood got together and planned how […]

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