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The [Monday] Papers

I've been sick, people.

At first I thought it was the flu.

Then it appeared to be an undetermined virus.

It was even suggested to me that I had meningitis - and indeed, symptoms that I had for weeks prior to "becoming sick" that I didn't recognize as symptoms checked many of those boxes. (I thought my stiff, achy neck was a pillow issue.)

Then the whole thing morphed into strep throat - which is definitely not where it started.

It's been painful and ugly, and while the strep seems to have been taken care of, I have a few residual symptoms of the original illness hanging around, albeit in diminished form.

Mostly, I don't totally have my strength back - my body was wracked with fever among other things - and I'm just starting to get back on my feet. I don't have my total powers of concentration back, that's for sure.

But I'm trying to restore the site this week. So there's fresh content in all our sections today. We'll see how things go the rest of the week, and if I can start writing proper columns again.

Meanwhile, my girlfriend broke up with me out of the blue, I remain dirt poor and bitter, and I'd dearly love to move on - will I ever get to New York City or Los Angeles?

I just can't take much more of Rauner and Rahm and the Bears and blah blah blah ... I mean, can the media express even the slightest bit of skepticism about Amazon? It's like the Olympic bid all over again. Did Foxconn not just happen? So sick of it.

It's all supposed to add up to something. But very little seems to really change. Lessons aren't learned. Knowledge isn't accrued. Experience fails to bring wisdom. People mostly suck.

I'm worn out, folks. But I guess I'm back.

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Chicagoetry: The War Of The Rainbows
Hurtling down the Eisenhower in a bus I can neither steer nor stop, while being stabbed in the ribs . . .

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The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Terror Jr., Daniel Johnston, The War On Drugs, Chris Isaak, The Black Dahlia Murder, Conformco, Lil Peep, and Green Jello.

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SportsMonday: Action Jackson
All about Eddie.

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Media Sexism And Weinstein
Television commercials are particularly guilty.

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Illinois' Dirty Thirty-Four
Thirty-four companies headquartered in Illinois maintain at least 824 tax haven subsidiaries holding $130.3 billion in profits offshore.

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Chicago History Museum Card Catalog Going Digital
"It's hard to say what will become of the analog card catalog now that it's retired. Perhaps it will find a home in the Museum's historic collection."

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Beachwood Sports Radio: Joe Maddon's Playoff Managing Exceeds The Pleasure Of The Playoffs
Bullpen bullshit. Plus: Bears Media Loves Development Of Quarterback Team Won't Let Throw; Chicago Bulls Shit; Blackhawks Playoffs Not Here Yet; Fire Playoffs Not Here Yet.

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Chicagoetry: My Bastard Heart
I mean to introduce articles of impeachment.

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BeachBook
A sampling.

How Video Slots Dupe You.

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How The Swindlers Of Silicon Valley Avoid Paying Taxes.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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The Beachwood Tronc Line: Bloody tracks.



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Posted on October 23, 2017


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