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The new phone book's here!

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Other good news: Obama said same sex marriage is A-OK.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Meh, now it doesn't seem as hot.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

With Barney Frank leaving, what is going to become of ENDA? WHY AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES ABOUT ENDA?

Pita Malört (Je55e), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

rollin' down the strett, smokin' enda?

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

I haven't read the reader in years.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't read it as regularly as i used to but they still do some good journalism (i liked the article about crime on the west side that la lechera posted recently)

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 20:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

I haven't read the reader in years.

Someone else (or was it you?) said this to me recently. I still eagerly look forward to picking up a copy on my way home every Wednesday night and reading it on the train. Now, New City -- I really haven't looked at that rag in years.

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't think it's the reader as much as it is that I don't read physical newspapers anymore. And their website isn't that great.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

I bought the physical Sunday NY Times a few weeks ago for the first time in years and it was GREAT

deploying a sewer otter unit (askance johnson), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

for me to POOP ON.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry, the lack of terminal punctuation, and I just couldn't resist.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

i read the reader every week while eating saturday morning breakfast and drinking tankards of coffee. not looking forward to sun-times level coverage AT ALL.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wow, I was wondering whether Sun Times was buying just the Reader or Creative Loafing and Creative Loafing doesn't even own it anymore. I feel like I should start reading it because I now have a narrative of it as a scrappy little paper that keeps on trucking even though everybody sells it.

xp Well, if the Sun Times just lets it keep on being the Reader, like the previous two owners have let it keep on being the Reader, it should be okay.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

I sure hope so.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

I bought the physical Sunday NY Times a few weeks ago for the first time in years and it was GREAT

Yeah, I do this maybe twice a year. (I try to pick up the fall arts preview, but I don't always remember.) I particularly love when I'm drawn to stories that I know I wouldn't have bothered clicking online.

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

I've basically eliminated all suntimes from my life. Paper and avoid clicking on links whenever possible.

Jeff, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

This bit is ominous, however:

The acquisition may also give the chain a tool for attracting a younger audience and battling RedEye, Tribune Co.'s daily Chicago tabloid that targets that audience.

"The Tribune's got RedEye and that's a competitor with the Reader and this gives them a vehicle to go after some of those advertising dollars," said Thomas Yoder, one of the Reader's former owners who still has stakes in alternative papers outside Chicago.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

puke

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

The RedEye is a fucking blight, a perversion of the written word.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

also not sure how a weekly would compete with a daily?

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

fuckin print media

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm ok with print media as long as it does NOT SUCK.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

^^^

I'll say this for the Sun Times. They are not the Chicago newspaper company dumping reams of garbage on my front step under the guise of coupons and advertising circulars and Parade Magazine. *glares angrily in the direction of the Tribune building*

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Its pretty disgusting that anyone would hold up the RedEye as a good example of anything.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

litterbox liners

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

vase/jar protectors

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

papier mache and/or piñata materials

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

for me to poop on

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

i missed piñata bashing this past halloween
i'm so good at it

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 21:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

caro's johnson (Eazy), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 23:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

If it came to deciding things like this, I could be mayor.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-0510-trash-pickup-cmyk-gfx.eps-20120509,0,2917966.graphic

Jeff, Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

lmao at the old system. Seriously, who put that together and was like, "Yeah. Now that is a trash collection system that makes fucking SENSE!" *shotguns beer*

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 12:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

OIC

Aldermen have long resisted the change because trash pickup is one of the few city services over which they have direct control. The current system allows aldermen to promptly respond to constituent requests. Council members also have a say in the hiring of ward superintendents, the Streets and Sanitation employees who oversee trash pickup in each ward.

Buncha buttholes.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-garbage-pickup-510-20120510,0,7529621.story

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 12:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

are you guys familiar with these pronunciation videos? are they some kind of internet phenomenon that i missed out on?

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

i had never seen one of those before but they seem like a potential sample goldmine for instrumental hip-hop/electronic/dance producers

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, they are super weird, and have a ton of hits, but i have never heard of them.

Here is another one. Mugini Fusk.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jesse loves the hell out of those things, and will actually quote them at you if you're not careful.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Those videos are one of my favorite things on the internet ever!! I put them on a play long list sometimes and lol while I do housework.

carl, what was the one I posted on your G+ page? It was great.

xp!

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

It was this one, which I nominate for the best of them all

I won't post any more after this one, promise.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

can you explain anything to me about the origin of these videos?

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

brontupisto

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

You should post Goethe, so everybody else can think about the bus stop voice guy announcing "Goethe" that way.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

There are actual pronunciation videos on YT (Pronunciate Guide?), and these are parodies. That's all I know.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

BY REQUEST

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

i see. it's a problem for googling esl students, i would imagine.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

Could be. Though hopefully they would figure it out from some of the absurd examples with silly voices.

My boss lives at 15th and Indiana in a 5 story condo, which has hired off-duty CPD as 24 hour security for the NATO days.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

speaking of language, i'm reading this book and it's really interesting so far:

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:20 (1 year ago) Permalink


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