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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

That totally sounds up my alley. When I was a kid I was a big fan of books about etymology, wordplay, and other linguistic topics. Bill Bryson's Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way, for instance. Books by avuncular British authors explaining Cockney rhyming slang.

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lx lite

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

not a judgement btw, just how i categorize books like that in my head
i like some of them, not all of them

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lx = linguistics?

What do you think about Deborah Tannen?

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yes.
Interesting, but kind of pseudosciencey and therefore not really very interesting to me personally as I don't really enjoy speculation about why as much as observation of what happens in people's language use. Basically I like description and not analysis.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like George Lakoff a lot.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

sittin in the lol terry gross window here

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

caro's johnson (Eazy), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm more interested in other various language issues than gender issues too, so that's another reason i feel ambivalent about 'men and women in conversation' type socio stuff. if i am reading about language, i'm usually reading about stuff more related to what i do at work.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

I ask about Tannen only b/c my mom used to teach her books in her days as a speech/communication prof, and I thumbed through one once.

I think I read Lakoff's Moral Politics but don't know much about his straight-up linguistics work. IIRC, he seems influenced by the Wittgensteinian notion of "the limits of my language are the limits of my world" -- which I'm sympathetic to.

Carrie Antwoord (jaymc), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm ok with linguistics light because i don't know anything about linguistics. same with pop science, pop history, whatevs, i just want to know a little bit about everything. that book though is more about the battles over the ideas of good grammar/spelling/etc than linguistics per se, it's more of a history book than a linguistics book.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

I love linguistics light because linguistics heavy, even as distilled into wikipedia articles, is nearly incomprehensible to me.

That book looks inneresting to me.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dumb linguistics lite story about "inneresting": when I worked as a telephone sales associate at a memorial park in southern DE, I worked with this woman who had the classic Delaware accent (which is like half that boat cop from the Wire, half southern, with a sprinkle of LOLWFT pronunciation habits on top). And she would FLIP OUT when people would say "innerestit" (four syllables, very Delaware way to pronounce that) instead of "intrested" (three syllables like normal people). And since we were trying to sell people pre-planned funeral services over the phone, we got "I'm not innerestit" as a response A LOT, so she would rant about this at least once, but usually twice during each shift. And it always cracked me up because "interested" was like the ONLY word that she did not pronounce with her outrageous Delaware Swamp Tongue.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Selling funeral pre-planning services was her second job. She and her mother (who also worked at the memorial park), also owned a health food restaurant called "Garden of Eatin'" (now closed).

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 17:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

I *ADORE* lx-lite!! For some reason my talking about it *INFURIATES* Courtney.

When I was in high school I shoplifted several language/lx-lite books (amongst many other books I lifted and pages I cut from the encyclopedia).

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

I read non-fiction light. If I read heavy it would just be all math. That would probably be boring.

Jeff, Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

have any of you had to renew your drivers license recently? i was going to go do mine tomorrow but i can't tell from the DMV site exactly what's involved

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

If any of you AT&T users keep getting a missed call from TN, it's a customer satisfaction survey for AT&T's data/phone connection, and if you complete it, they will send you $5. So basically I just got paid $5 to spend ten minutes telling some cute southern woman that AT&T suuuuuuuuuuuuuucks.

xp I had it renewed my birthday before last, I believe. If you're not changing anything, I think you just have to have your license and whatever it costs to renew it. Probably can't hurt to have a passport and something showing proof of residency, just in case they want to be shitbirds. They payment methods for the fee are weird, too, IIRC. Like, checks only or something. So I'd be prepared for that.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

But they also might not take checks, so you should also bring cash.

Polly biscuit face (carl agatha), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

i need to change my address, which means i have to scramble around to find bank statements and utility bills and shit, ugh

saturday night, 42 comedians performing for 42 seconds each: http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/46-local-standups-to-perform-in-one-show-saturday,73829/

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think the DMV only takes MC, not visa. I had exactly enough cash the last time I went.

courtnoodle, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

They make you pay in blood and then give you a retina tattoo to show you renewed. Hope you're prepared for that.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

n/a, a utility bill will work for your new address. Do you have a voter registration card on you?

The great news is that the SoS Express place is crazy fast, so if you don't have the right papers, you haven't wasted much time.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh my god some of those pronunciation videos are great.

my favorite is "Ng".

40oz of tears (Jordan), Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

I renewed mine a few weeks ago and changed addresses. Two pieces of official mail addressed to you plus your old license should do it. I went to the express place out at like Diversey and Cicero and it was pretty fast, but bring cash. Iirc it was 30-something dollars.

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Or was it one piece of mail and something else? Now I'm second guessing which is probably not helpful. Birth certificate maybe?

Steve Youngblood (dan m), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

Holy shit, that much? I have only renewed once, but I've gotten a replacement and address change and they were either $10 or $15.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Fortunately there is a 24 hour information network where you can find out exactly what sort of ID you need!

iPhone

lol, AGAIN my clipboard got me. IDK why "iPhone" was in my clipboard, but I meant to c+p this: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_x173.pdf

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

n/a, YOU need 1 from each of columns A, B, C, and D b/c you are making changes to your address.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also bring the little one, they're going to want a stool sample. You might want to bring a sample from the cats just in case.

former personal denim advisor to the mayor, (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

the 'real' acct can be just as funny

goole posted this video of the non-parody pronunciation guide in another thread. Odd.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 11 May 2012 13:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

Haha, misled by that URL.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh, that video didn't work.

Pita Malört (Je55e), Friday, 11 May 2012 14:40 (1 year ago) Permalink


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