The [Thursday] Papers
There will be no Papers today, this week has gone awry and I have to attend to business that's piled up. But if you missed our piece "Chicago 2040" yesterday, go read it now. It's really funny. Because it's true.
The [Wednesday] Papers
The new Sun-Times: RedderEye.
Same inanity, poorer execution.
And one's free.
By the way, Serena Williams and Common were not the participants in that baseball brawl.
So, yeah, design problems too.
Must. Resist. Obvious. Bob Barker. Jokes.
What, Drew Carey wasn't available?
Early Beachwood leaderboard:
* O'Briens: 2-1
Hyperlocal news is here!
Anything could have started that fight - even a debate of the merits of Bennigan's vs. TGIFs.
"Boguslaw Czapla acknowledged that he and his brother are Cubs fans but said he does not recall any discussions about the teams during the gathering," the Tribune reports, under the headline "Baseball Rivalry Turned Violent At July 19 Party, Police Say: 3 Cubs fans charged in fight that cost Sox fan an eye."
Christ, here come the trend stories.
They'll take three unpaid days off.
A) Will spend time at fundraisers instead of jobs.
Because nothing says wholesome like songs about drinking, cheating, screwing, screwing while drunk, cheating while screwing, gambling, gambling drunk, brawling, brawling while cheating, and all-around rambling like country.
World Wide Wait
Well, yes, for those who still have their home.
Here's a potential upside, though: Maybe Mary Schmich will lose her job.
Maybe a new spay and neutering law could fill it.
"'A couple hundred million dollars,' Daley told reporters.
"Later, Daley spokeswoman Jacquelyn Heard amended that statement.
"'When the mayor said a couple hundred million dollars, he didn't mean it literally,' Heard said. 'He meant it in general terms, as in , More than a few hundred million.'
Okay, the only thing I can figure from this is that she amended the deficit size upward - from a couple hundred million, meaning, say, $200 million, to more than a few hundred million, say, more than $300 million.
Which means it's really going to clock in at about twice that.
A) Only if it goes on George W. Bush's American Express card.
Maybe a stimulus check would help.
Wouldn't this have worked better as an undercover sting instead of a real ordinance?
"But away from the lures of the lakefront and the Loop, there's a truer Chicago."
Yes, one the Trib ignores so sufficiently that it feels compelled to make a special series out of writing about it.
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Posted on July 31, 2008
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