Chicago: Become Familiar with its Distinctive Neighborhoods

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

http://chicagoist.com/attachments/Margaret%20Lyons/2007_11_20.awesomemap.jpg

dan m, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh man....

Jesse, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:32 (fourteen years ago) link

shut your face, I'm putting a request to fix it

dan m, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:33 (fourteen years ago) link

i will agree that the map is awesome

stingy, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:34 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm trying to see how many i go through in a day but my eyes are killing me from staring at this monitor.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Jesse, it's funny that you asked for a new thread and now that there is one you have only posted one time.

dan m, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm busy. But it's good to know it's here if I need it.

Jesse, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Ha:

my.barackobama.com/gochicago

jaymc, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Oops, I just posted on the old thread.

Jordan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

oh cool, john... you get to meet Obama! Maybe he'll sit in for a couple of numbers.

kenan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:17 (fourteen years ago) link

hey, where is the N/A Q4 2007 MIX? the people want to know (was there a Q3? i can't remember).

Jordan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

ASK THAT GUY IF HE KNOWS HOW TO PARTY

La Lechera, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:21 (fourteen years ago) link

the answer will be YES

La Lechera, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:22 (fourteen years ago) link

yes. And wink in that way that says, "What I'm saying is, cocaine backstage, and boobs to snort it off of."

kenan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:22 (fourteen years ago) link

If Obama isn't going to get the Democratic nomination, the least he can do is get caught pantsless with powder on his nose and surrounded by freaky freaky bitches.

kenan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:25 (fourteen years ago) link

it worked for marion barry

La Lechera, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:26 (fourteen years ago) link

obama for mayor!

kenan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Deej: join aquent. good pay, insurance after four weeks, etc. Give em my name and maybe i'll get a bonus.

-- Eazy, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 3:45 PM (55 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

Is it easy to join? will knowing you get me in??

deej, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Eazy, can you get me in the Masons? Or maybe the Elks or something?

Jordan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:52 (fourteen years ago) link

lol or phi beta sigma???

deej, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:55 (fourteen years ago) link

haha i had no idea that was a black fraternity, i just searched for 'sigma fraternity' and it was the first one that came up

deej, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 22:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Easy if u got writing/editing skillz/portfolio but it's blood in blood out no exceptions and i'm your plus one next time you're an hob vip.

Eazy, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:06 (fourteen years ago) link

i may make another crossword tonight

Jordan, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:08 (fourteen years ago) link

eazy whats yr email? do i have it already?

i've got to finish up @ work but i'll hit you up later tonight

deej, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:09 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm writing from my phone anyway i'll write you later.

Eazy, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:13 (fourteen years ago) link

apparently one of these jokers was going to buy the amp i put on craigslist but he never showed. so i sold it for extra extra cheap to music go round. it's worth it, i'd hate to think i was somehow encouraging that kind of thing.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:25 (fourteen years ago) link

A giant space squid eating the planet would suit me just fine right about now. Either that or a giant space glass of beer being eaten by my my face.

dan m, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 23:26 (fourteen years ago) link

there was a q3 mix at the end of q3 (july-sept). there will be a q4 mix at the end of q4 (oct-dec). so far there isn't much in q4 that i'm superpsyched about but maybe some good stuff will come out soon.

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 00:22 (fourteen years ago) link

cococoma record release on 12/11. free show at the bottle. just sayin'.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 01:09 (fourteen years ago) link

grrr i got our computer back and they saved most of our files and documents but some programs seem to be gone, including logic audio, which i paid like $300 for back in the day. still have the USB key but can't find the installation CD anywhere. :(

n/a, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 01:54 (fourteen years ago) link

cococoma record release on 12/11. free show at the bottle. just sayin'.

-- chicago kevin, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:09 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

O RLY?????

gbx, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:11 (fourteen years ago) link

oh yeah.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:28 (fourteen years ago) link

DUDES IF I KEEP WATCHING THIS SHOW ON WTTW ABOUT THE HISTORY OF FOOD IN CHICAGO I'M GOING TO BLOW MY BRAINS OUT.

AND I CAN'T STOP!!!!

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:43 (fourteen years ago) link

wow, the tootsie roll factory cranks out 66 million tootsie rolls a day.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:44 (fourteen years ago) link

seriously, i think i'm at a point where i don't need a woman in my life anymore, i need a pastry chef.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:45 (fourteen years ago) link

speaking of good food, we went to the hopleaf tonight...fries with aioli, onion ring bits with mustard sauce, and CB&J (cashew butter, morbier cheese and fig spread...sounds weird but is so so good). YUM

we also went to the botanic gardens to see the little chicago made of leaves, which was pretty cool, although next time it's freezing out i won't suggest taking the metra there to save money-- stupid idea!

colette, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:52 (fourteen years ago) link

also, about the first image:

"We regret to inform you that we've found an error on the Spicy Red Chicago poster. Specifically, Ukrainian Village is mis-spelled, 'Ukranian'. "

colette, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:53 (fourteen years ago) link

this weekend i think i'm going to devon avenue and do nothing but eat until my colon explodes.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:58 (fourteen years ago) link

fuck, they're doing italian beef now. i think i need to go for a walk.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:59 (fourteen years ago) link

johnny's on north ave in elmwood park is the best italian beef i've ever had.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 02:59 (fourteen years ago) link

cococoma record release on 12/11. free show at the bottle. just sayin'.

-- chicago kevin, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:09 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Link

O RLY?????

-- gbx, Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:11 PM (Tuesday, November 27, 2007 8:11 PM) Bookmark Link

not really. the 10th is monday not the 11th.

soon i'll achieve mastery over the gregorian calendar then watch out.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:41 (fourteen years ago) link

i'd kick a crippled child with cancer in exchange for two hot dogs right now.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:43 (fourteen years ago) link

really kick him good too. right in the chops.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:43 (fourteen years ago) link

running start then *POW* uwe von schamann soccer style right in the chimes. you provide the kid, show me the dogs, and i'll do it.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:44 (fourteen years ago) link

for a hot dog?
i could see doing that for delicious, zesty indian food, but for a hot dog?
please.

hey btw i am sorry i waffled on the bike/amp-driving trade
i just realized i did that.
sorry.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:45 (fourteen years ago) link

for TWO hot dogs!! TWO!!!

don't worry about the amp, it worked itself out.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:51 (fourteen years ago) link

still, though...you're talking about a lesser sausage: the frank. that's not worth it just because there are two of them.

La Lechera, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 03:56 (fourteen years ago) link

you're crazy, you're a crazy person with crazy talk. you're out of my will.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 04:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Mr. Beef is open nights now.

Kevin, whenever I read about you and hunger I think about the two of us going to the grand buffet in the strip mall at Ashland and Barry, bringing some newspapers to read and a chess board.

Eazy, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 04:49 (fourteen years ago) link

i'm down man! i haven't played chess since 4th grade though and do not remember how to play.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 28 November 2007 04:53 (fourteen years ago) link

Ah, well. My morning nothing-to-do bliss is coming to an abrupt end. :(

See you guys in a month or so!

kenan, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Didn't you say you went to Montreal once?

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:17 (fourteen years ago) link

I am saving to go to Mexico.

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Amanda has convinced me that if a lady of her thrift can do it, so can I.

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, Montreal was cheap! Direct flight from Chicago. This time I have to go Chicago-->Miami-->Lima-->Arequipa. And then on the way back Cuzco-->Lima-->Miami-->Charlotte-->Chicago.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link

I think I need to make a conscious effort to save up in the next couple months. Not go out as often.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Wow.
When I looked into going to Montreal for the honeymoon, the flights alone were going to be as much as going to Europe.

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:24 (fourteen years ago) link

Guys, I'm spending like $1000+.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:25 (fourteen years ago) link

seems about right

Jordan, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:25 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, actually kind of a good deal for that many hops and not leaving from where you entered.

dan m, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Is that just air fare or does it include hotel or maybe one of those all-inclusive deals with food or a tour...?

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:26 (fourteen years ago) link

I will maybe be going to Peru sometime in the next couple of years, since that's where my sister & her bf are talking about getting hitched (he has family there).

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Just airfare. Luckily, Peru is a pretty cheap country to travel around in, so that will be the bulk of my travel expenses.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Ha! I better start saving for her wedding. Never mind the fact they aren't engaged yet...

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:28 (fourteen years ago) link

So remind me how long you will be there?

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:29 (fourteen years ago) link

A week. March 30-April 6.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:30 (fourteen years ago) link

"The right to do ______ with my own body" has always struck me as the kind of pre-emptive lingo that makes people hate liberals. Cuz if other people didn't think there was an other's body involved, there would be no abortion furor. It's a way of trying to make the opposition just go POOF with self-righteous verbiage.

Also I said strident lesbian activists, cuz that's what the Citizen Ruth guerillas are, and if you don't see why such people making abortion their #1 issue is funny...

I never "hated on a movie I didn't see," mukluks, I just speculated that a guy who had made a rep only for a couple short-lived teen-centric TV series suddenly being hailed as A GREAT FILMMAKER (usually by folx who tut-tut that movies and TV are now basically the same)seemed real unlikely.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:32 (fourteen years ago) link

John- that sounds like sounds arduous.

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:34 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost do keep up

dan m, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:35 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't think that Apatow is a great filmmaker, although I do think his stuff is, on the whole, fairly entertaining, and I will say that Freaks and Geeks is a great TV show.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:35 (fourteen years ago) link

What sounds arduous, Jesse?

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Listening to you guys talk about abortion and movies?

dan m, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:36 (fourteen years ago) link

;D

dan m, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Pitting the interests of a lump of cells versus the body of a sentient human being whose body plays host to those cells is a real matter for you? Really?

xxxxpsost

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:36 (fourteen years ago) link

The flying sounds arduous. Are those all layovers on the way to the one destination? Unless you were spending a few days at each place--actually no--even if you were spending time at each place it sounds tiring. Though fun!

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:38 (fourteen years ago) link

looks like we're all murdered out:

Chicago logs fewest murders in 40 years, unofficial tally finds

By Angela Rozas | Tribune staff reporter
12:50 PM CST, January 2, 2008

Chicago recorded its fewest murders last year in more than four decades, an unofficial tally shows.

Chicago had 442 homicides in 2007, 25 fewer than in 2006, Monique Bond, spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department, said today. In 2004, Chicago had 448 homicides, then the lowest since 1965, when there were 395.

The official tally of homicides will take two weeks, and even then the number can be somewhat fluid. Sometimes deaths are reclassified as police continue to investigate a case.

Police credited a number of initiatives, including the targeting of gangs, guns and drugs and improved technology, for the more than 40-year low in homicides.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:39 (fourteen years ago) link

Plus there is no more reason for it to be mock-worthy for someone to make abortion their #1 issue than it is for someone to make (again) child abuse their #1 issue. Or immigrant rights, or wife-beating, or whatever matters to a person.

How it's possible to be a "strident" lesbian....I just don't know.

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:40 (fourteen years ago) link

"Police credited a number of initiatives, including the targeting of gangs, guns and drugs and improved technology, for the more than 40-year low in homicides. "

Texting & Myspace!

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, the longest layover is 4 hours, though, which isn't nearly as bad as some of the other routes I looked at, even if they were $100-$200 cheaper.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Maybe jet blue will start some direct Chicago/Lima flights by 2009...

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:43 (fourteen years ago) link

xp

Jesse, please tell me exactly on what day of a pregnancy that "lump of cells" becomes a sentient human being, and I will stop finding absolutism re abortion absurd.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Remind me why you're going to Peru. Ms. K has some conference there?

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Dr. Ackbarbius

dan m, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Yes. Basically she goes on 2-3 business trips a year, all of which are training sessions for R0t@r1@ns. Her division is responsible for the Southern U.S. and northern Latin America, but so far she's only gone to cities in the U.S.

jaymc, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:48 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm sure it will be an amazing trip, John!

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:49 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm guessing that Morbs means that lesbians are unlikely to get accidentally pregnant. But that 1) assumes lesbians cannot bet pregnant as the result of rape; and 2) forgets that reproductive justice is about much, much more than just being able to terminate a pregnancy. It's also about the right of women, including lesbians, to access ART and adoption services, and to keep their children that they bore prior to coming out as a lesbian (which is how the majority children of lesbian mother's originated). So abortion is just but one element of a larger tapestry of reproductive rights in which lesbians have as much, if not more, legitimate interest.

I never got my cookie, so fuck all ya'll.

Jenny, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:50 (fourteen years ago) link

I would have given you one, but I prefer having you come back and pwn some n00bs.

dan m, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Bah. I will still give you a cookie.

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:51 (fourteen years ago) link

"Police credited a number of initiatives, including the targeting of gangs, guns and drugs and improved technology, for the more than 40-year low in homicides. "

Texting & Myspace!

improved train service to gary?

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Also, Morbs, if your opposition to abortion is that aborting a fetus is equivalent to killing a living thing, I must ask what punishment you think is appropriate for a woman who gets an abortion.

Jenny, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:54 (fourteen years ago) link

In IL, the penalty for first degree murder ranges from 20 years to death.

Jenny, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 20:55 (fourteen years ago) link

Jenny, I recognize those issues re lesbians exist. Also, I think you meant "equivalent to killing a human," because an ant is a living thing and there is no penalty.

And I am not discussing my views on that issue on the Internet. It's like arguing about the sunrise.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 21:00 (fourteen years ago) link

...But that you immediately leapt to the conclusion that I am an abortion abolitionist is kinda significant in this context. See Citizen Ruth.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 21:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Having considered it and swept aside knee-jerk reactions, I would have to say that the decision of when when a pregnancy should or should not be kept (because of the fetus being a human or not) is a decision that the pregnant person has a right to decide far more than a legislator or *any other* party involved.

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 21:07 (fourteen years ago) link

kill 'em all

dan m, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 21:15 (fourteen years ago) link

new thread time y/n

dan m, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 21:15 (fourteen years ago) link

This all reminds me--in the wake of the slew of Right-wing homos I've had the great luck to meet recently, I was chatting with a really nice 22 year old at the bar recently who told me that his greatest goal in moving to Chicago was to work at Planned Parenthood. I wanted to hug him and set up a fund for grad school for him.

xp- yes.

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 21:16 (fourteen years ago) link

This thread should be aborted before it takes on a life of its own hahahhahaah.

Jesse, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 21:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Chicago: A Lovely So Real

dan m, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 21:21 (fourteen years ago) link

So, legally speaking, we've got until February 27th.

KitCat, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 21:22 (fourteen years ago) link


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.