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The [Monday] Papers

The Papers will return on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, our very own Jim Coffman joins the chorus of those blasting Marc Trestman for attempting a field goal on second down in overtime in Sunday's game against the Vikings instead of taking one more play to try to move the ball closer than 47 yards for Robbie Gould.

I wholeheartedly disagree, and I hope I have the time to explain why tomorrow.

Also, in The Weekend In Chicago Rock: Zombi, Savage Sister, George Clinton & P-Funk, Elton John, and Broken Hope.

I'll freshen up the rest of the site when I'm back in business tomorrow.


The [Thanksgiving Weekend 2013] Papers

Saturday Update:





The College Football Report: Is taking the holiday weekend off.


The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report: A Thanksgivukkah Miracle.


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report: "The Business: What happens when artists take a look inward? Jim and Greg play the best songs written about the music industry. And they review the new album from the California band The Warlocks."


The Flying Saucer Weekend Brunch Report: Cowboy up.



The CAN TV Weekend Viewing Report: CAN TV brings you local, relevant issues from Chicago's neighborhoods and communities. See what's happening around the city in education, the arts, government, cultural events, social services and community activities.

Community Forum: SNAP Program Benefit Reductions


Paul Morello of the Greater Chicago Food Depository discusses how cuts to SNAP benefits will affect social service agencies and Chicago residents who rely on food stamps.

Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on CAN TV21.

Sunday at 4 p.m. on CAN TV21 (en Español).


Perspectivas Latinas: Centro Juan Diego


Liz Gonzalez of Casa Juan Diego shares how providing a safe and positive environment for youth contributes to their personal development.

Saturday at 8 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Metal Recycling, Acme Refining Public Forum


Community members weigh in on proposals to build a new scrap metal recycling plant in Pilsen.

Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21.


From the Mines to the Streets: A Bolivian Activist's Life


Author and activist Felix Muruchi connects his own experiences as a miner, union leader and political prisoner in Bolivia with the larger political forces at play in the country and across South America at the end of the 20th century.

Sunday at 11 a.m. on CAN TV21.


Past, Present, & Future of the Labor Movement


Dorian T. Warren of Columbia University traces the history of labor movements in America, including recent events like the Occupy movement and teacher strikes in Chicago, during a lecture sponsored by Roosevelt University's Center for New Deal Studies.

Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Perspectivas Latinas: From the Barrio


Robert Renteria of the From The Barrio Foundation highlights ways that nonprofits can address the problems of violence, delinquency, drugs, and gangs in Chicago.

Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on CAN TV21.


Status TV Chicago presents "Only One Way Out"


In this short film, a young man who moves to Chicago falls in love with a salsa dancer, but he must overcome the gangs of his new neighborhood - and his own lack of dancing skills - in his quest to be with her. This film contains some adult language.

Sunday at midnight on CAN TV19.


Friday Update:

  • Beachwood Photo Booth: Marie's Pizza & Liquors.
  • The Week In Chicago Rock: Featuring Machine Gun Kelly, Metric, Lupe Fiasco, letlive, Jagwar Ma, Chance the Rapper, and Rick Springfield.


The [Thanksgiving 2013] Papers:

1. Speed Camera System Flags A Parked Car.

That's okay, just write the check to the City of Chicago Children's Fund.

2. Thanksgiving Has Long Been a Commercial Sell-Out.

From day one.

"As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts." The information that Columbus wanted most was: Where is the gold?

It's the historical sellout we still haven't come to grips with.

3. Obama Can Pardon Turkeys, Why Not Immigrants?


See also: The Story of Ju Hong, Presidential Heckler.

4. Thanksgiving Shopping? Not In States That Ban It.

5. Illinois Has The Second Most Turkey Deep-Frying Accidents.

Somehow I feel like it's John Kass's fault.

6. Michelle Obama Wants To Ruin Your Thanksgiving.

"As you spend time with loved ones this holiday season," she writes in a mass e-mail, "be sure to talk with them about what health care reform can mean for them - OFA has some tips to help get the ball rolling."

7. Tastes Like Rubber.

8. Pension Turkey.

9. Kill List.

10. Turkey Shot.

11. Don't Blow It, CTA.

12. Why Reporters In The U.S. Now Need Protection.

"An administration that took office promising to be the most transparent in history instead has carried out the most intrusive surveillance of reporters ever attempted."

13. Turkey Trots.

Flying and otherwise.

14. Dominick's 1977: Holiday Turkey With Pop-Up Timer.

USDA Grade "A."


See also: Dominick's Still Selling Gift Cards Despite Imminent Closings.


Seemingly related: Latest Gift Card: Online Time With A Doctor.

15. A Thanksgivukkah Miracle.

He led the team with this oil for six games.

16. Anthropologists "Wow" Chicago.

"My conference is cooler than your conference."

17. Hog With Big Nuts Must Report To Pen.

Sadly, he'll be out by Flag Day.

18. Too Much Thanksgiving Turkey Can Give Your Pet A Tummy Ache.

Or worse.

19. Walter Payton Goes Turkey Hunting.


20. America's Native Prisoners of War.


The Beachwood Tip Line: Historically accurate.


Posted on December 2, 2013

MUSIC - Madonna vs. Moderna.
TV - Sundays With The Military-Industrial Complex.
POLITICS - Private Equity In The ER.
SPORTS - Suspicious Betting Trends In Soccer.

BOOKS - China Holding Swedish Publisher.


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