Fun with Transformers

The eleven napkins of the Art Institute of Chicago

The 11 napkins in the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection

The fine art of napkins. Art that you can wipe your mouth with. The Art Institute currently has 11 napkins in their permanent collection. The height of the napkin collecting craze occured from 1983 to 1996. Nine of the eleven napkins were folded into the Art Institute collection during this 13-year span. (the other two …

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Too many Fast & Furious Autobot cars in Transformers 4 movie

Paramount Pictures released official photos of the Autobots vehicle forms. Seven out of the eight are sleek vehicles. Hound is the only one that is a pure utility vehicle being a Medium Tactical Vehicle from Oshkosh Defense. Even Optimus Prime sports flashy flames. Prime needs to get more down-to-earth and ditch the flames. Why are …

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Transformers 4 filming returning to Chicago

A movie-filming helicopter floated above my head while walking home tonight. Memories of Transformers filming in Chicago rushed through my head. Having downtown Chicago taken over by Transformers made the summer of 2010 much fun. Hearing gunshots outside my window. Giant fireballs exploding across the street. The famous scene where Optimus Prime swoops in and …

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eBay is for memories

I found a childhood friend because of eBay. I told my brother about how I was bidding on a Huffer transformer toy. Erik wondered if we had that toy or Marty our friend down the block did. I’ve tried googling my friend’s name before, but his name is a little too common, so I never …

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Review of Transformers 3: Dark side of the Moon (Spoiler Alert TF3)

My first words to people at work after seeing the midnight showing of Transformers 3, “I’m so glad that Chicago is not totally destroyed in real life.” My review of TF3 is broken up into several parts. The bad The good The sad The weird What I wish the movie had Summary The bad: You …

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Youtube videos of Transformers techno and dance music

Here’s a collection of 10 youtube videos that feature Transformers clips with techno/dance music in the background. Transformers Soundwave breakdancing! Soundwave, one of the coolest Transformers ever, is a totally rad cassette player from the 80s. It only makes sense that he can annihilate the dancefloor by breakdancing. Super cool video. This video is what …

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Transformers “Dark of the Moon” movie filming Chicago on Wacker Drive, Optimus Prime kicks butt scene

A giant fireball explodes on Wacker Drive for the Transformers 3 movie, “Dark of the Moon.” Now that the trailer is out, we know that this is the location where Optimus Prime kicks some serious butt with his sword. This is a real photo of what actually happened during the July 21, 2010 filming in …

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Space shuttle complainers

IDW G1 Card – Astrotrain by *Guidoarts Chicago didn’t get a space shuttle. But are we complaining? Nope. But it’s fun to hear the other cities complain. From CNN: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the Johnson Space Center in Houston should have been one of the retirement homes for an orbiter, “but it is …

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Optimus Prime spotted live in ROBOT form! (Transformers 3 movie Chicago filming)

Transformers 3 is filming outside my window at Tribune Tower. I’m capturing the highlights in HD video and posting them to Youtube. Actors carry around poles with the transformers face to represent the Transformers. Here two transformers are in this scene while Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have a dialogue inside a burnt-out car. Shia …

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