Year: 2009

2009 Manger in an alley

I put a web address on my 2009 Christmas card. View the micro-site dedicated to this photo series at: www.spudart.org/manger-in-an-alley

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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Google Fast Flip is like a mashup of portals, webpages, and Google Reader

The Chicago Tribune and other top content providers are participating in Google’s new online reader, the Google Fast Flip. Take a look at http://fastflip.googlelabs.com. Here’s my review: I was leery as I read bout Fast Flip on Google’s blog. But my first impression upon looking through the actual interface I REALLY REALLY like the idea. …

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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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Make a phrase into one word

Take a phrase like, “Whoa! Momma mia!” and make it into one word by deleting the spaces. You now have: “Whoamommamia!“

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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4 Reasons why Renegade Craft Fair is a great holiday show

Every Christmas season, Chicago’s greatest hipster crafters get together and sell their ironic, cool, stylish wares. Here’s a few reasons why Renegade puts on a great holiday show. 1. Great location The Pulaski Park Fieldhouse is worth the trip alone. Both the first and second floor is open, allowing you to explore around the building. …

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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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