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North & Apple Redline isn't accessible?? Is there not an elevator?

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

What if the Doritos train donates a portion of their hefty corporate profits to a super far right organization that you totally disagree with (for instance, one that limits reproductive rights), but you have no choice but to ride the Doritos train to go to work, so you are in effect contributing to the far right organization against your will?

This shit keeps me up at night! AGH

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also privatizing infrastructure funding is maybe not as problematic/murder-encouraging as privatizing police and law enforcement and military a la Blackwater.

xp NOPE. It's got half an escalator and then steps. You can't get to the surface without taking some steps. Basically Apple shined up the outside and left the rest as a filthy, inaccessible shitheap.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

True, but man do I dislike privatization.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

What if the Doritos train donates a portion of their hefty corporate profits to a super far right organization that you totally disagree with (for instance, one that limits reproductive rights), but you have no choice but to ride the Doritos train to go to work, so you are in effect contributing to the far right organization against your will?

This shit keeps me up at night! AGH

What if the government where I live passes laws that limit reproductive rights and I have no choice but to pay taxes and support their transit program?

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Again I am not pro privatization. I'm mostly saying this is maybe not the worst thing. But kind of pointlessly since there are like no details of the whole plan. Maybe they are selling the CPD to Blackwater, in which case I would agree w/ you completely.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

What if the Doritos train donates a portion of their hefty corporate profits to a super far right organization that you totally disagree with (for instance, one that limits reproductive rights), but you have no choice but to ride the Doritos train to go to work, so you are in effect contributing to the far right organization against your will?

I assume most of the companies I buy stuff from do this anyway. Eh, what can you do? Hopefully everything will cancel out and we'll all be deleted.

Jeff, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't wanna be deleted
I don't wanna be deleted
I don't wanna be deleted
I don't wanna be deleted

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that a fugazi ref?

deploying a sewer otter unit (askance johnson), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes

Jeff, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

strange, cuz I listened to that album last week for the first time in a bunch of years. still awesome, obv.

deploying a sewer otter unit (askance johnson), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

If they privatize the El I will bike instead and that's no bull.

Silky Slim (dan m), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

The private institutions that should be funding things like public transit are the companies who profit immensely by having workers that can travel to their offices downtown or elsewhere (relatively) quickly and safely on a publicly available system. They should fund that system by paying their fucking taxes instead of getting into bed with Rahm et al and putting more ads up with no other foreseeable improvements.

Silky Slim (dan m), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Or drive.

xp

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay that's old news now because look

http://chicago.eater.com/archives/2012/04/23/lakeview-starbucks-to-serve-wine-and-beer.php

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Privatized infrastructure
Starbucks serving wine and beer
Cats and dogs living together

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am actually very excited about starbucks serving booze and I will frequent once they open. Chicago lacks cafes where I can get drunk and this always bother me, but I guess it takes someone with the $$$ of starbucks to get all the licenses and stuff.

deploying a sewer otter unit (askance johnson), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is pretty nice to have a place to stay a while and work or just hang out with a glass of wine that isn't a bar.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I doubt I will partake in starbucks beer. That starbucks is always stupid crowded anyway and the seats smell funny.

Jeff, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why are you sniffing the seats?

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

It envelopes. It overwhelms.

Jeff, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok i can laugh about this now but blackwater is terrible
also this made me lol Chicago lacks cafes where I can get drunk and this always bother me

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

actual lol @ carl's pic

Silky Slim (dan m), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

so i guess a bunch of nobel laureates are in town for some big summit, and some of them are staying in the hotel that makes up the lower floors of our building. my boss got turned away from one of the building's exits because there was security stuff going on, and she turned around, and the dalai lama ran by with a procession of monks behind him.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha wow.

Gorbachev is here too, I heard. They're at UIC.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoa that's bananas!

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I doubt I would recognize a Dali lama.

Jeff, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah CPR has been covering the summit a bit, Jimmy Carter is here too

Silky Slim (dan m), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love Jimmy Carter.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I also love the name Jimmy. And the verb jimmy. Jimmy.

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had to explain to my students what it meant to "jimmy a lock." I also used the term "DIY" and they didn't know what that meant either. This is not to suggest that my students are dumb. Just that it's good to be reminded that not everybody knows what I know.

I also love Jimmy Carter.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

This one goes out to La Lechera

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm starting to think the prophesied 4 story Billabong store in the old Carsons building is not gonna come to be.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Thursday, 26 April 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Isn't that where the Target goes? Where will we buy surf wear?

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, that's where Target is going. Unless that was a lie, too.

The Walgreens near DePaul (SW corner of State and Jackson) is gone and it has been replaced by the law school's student center hang-out thing.

People aren't for comparing, they are for loving. (Je55e), Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I only buy Ocean Pacific surf gear thankyouverymuch

xp

Silky Slim (dan m), Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm very hungry.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eat your ear.

Jeff, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am eating red lentil soup (which is actually yellow) and hummus from my favorite Hyde Park lunch spot. It makes me very happy.

Silky Slim (dan m), Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I went to Pierogi Heaven for lunch.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

While there, I spent way too much time eavesdropping on a lawyer talking to his client about a real estate sale because his voice sounded exactly like the voice of an actor who often plays professors in film and television and who I can see and hear but not name or place, and because he looked like the lawyer version of the Big Lebowski (schlubby but affable and cute in his own way).

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

And his client was this little old lady who was so convinced she was going to get ripped off that she ignored everything he said unless it supported her suspicion that she was going to get ripped off.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

IT IS LIKE YOU WERE THERE WITH ME, RIGHT GUYS???

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

totes

two overweight dachshunds with three eyes (La Lechera), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I feel like I'm there with you for all eternity.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish one of you mofos were there with me to tell me who this guy sounded like. The actor is maybe in his late 40s, brown hair, has a mole on his face, and I feel like he tends to play characters that end up being bad or morally ambiguous.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jesse, is Pita Malort your new drag name? What happened to Okra Latte?

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I almost forgot about Okra Latte. How did that name come to be?

You get the reference in "Pita Malort" right?

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink


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