The [Thursday] Papers
"Marie Wuczynski could be found most nights holding court at her Bucktown bar, a shot of Jagermeister, a glass of soda and a pack of Parliaments within easy reach," Becky Schlikerman writes for the Tribune.
"The ebullient queen of Marie's Rip Tide Lounge on Armitage Avenue, known for her towering pouf of whitish-blonde hair and bawdy sense of humor, danced and sang along to tunes from the old-time jukebox into the wee hours, entertaining an ever-changing late-night crowd.
"'That was Marie,' said Leo Zak, a bartender at the Riptide. 'She made you feel like you belonged.'
"Mrs. Wuczynski, 88, died of heart failure Monday, Feb. 7, at her home one flight above the tavern."
"Marie Wuczynski had a favorite number on the jukebox of the venerable Marie's Rip Tide, 1745 W. Armitage," Dave Hoekstra writes for the Sun-Times.
"Mrs. Wuczynski would often go to sleep after listening to number 120 on the juke. That song was "Melody of Love," with 1940s era WGN all-night radio personality Franklyn MacCormack reading a poem with the Wayne King Orchestra playing a waltz . . .
"Mrs. Wuczynki loved telling jokes, like the true story about the drunk man she encountered in 1961. The Rip Tide had a back screen door and a front screen door. 'I put the hook on the back door and he starts shaking it," she recalled. "I told him he couldn't come in because he was too drunk. He goes away. Then he starts shaking the front door. I said, You heard me, you can't come in here! He jumps back and says, How many fucking taverns do you own?'"
His Own Chinaman
At least the store names aren't yet in Chinese.
CAN TV vs. Channel 5
Just In Time!
With just 12 days left until Election Day.
1. That may very well be true, but I'd want to see some documentation before publishing it. Does White keep a spreadsheet or something?
2. That may very well be true, but how does that compare to the general population as well as the population of disadvantaged kids who presumably comprise the tumblers? And are they cherry-picked, so to speak?
Rancic is now working on setting up Jennifer Aniston. Hey, this guy's single now!
Yeah, This Isn't Good Timing
All You Need Is Love And Lisa Madigan
Madigan has filed a complaint in Cook County Circuit Court seeking a receiver to take over the assets of the troubled museum.
Jeff Tweedy (D-Rahm)
How To Stop Rahm
The Jersey Way
The Beachwood Tip Line: Pouring one out for Marie.
Posted on February 10, 2011
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