The Weekend Desk Report
For the record, we still don't know what the hell that was, but apparently we went 2-for-3.
A major shake-up happened this week on the Pervert Index as blue-chip earner Junk was devalued by a run on the lesser-known Trunk.
Year of Revolution
Of course the biggest news of this week is the revolutionary movement sweeping long-time autocrats from power across the north side of Africa. Word to the wise, though: make sure none of those strongmen quietly pop up in other key positions post-ouster.
Worst and Worsterer
Meteorologists bickered this week over a miniscule portion of the total amount from last week's blizzard qualified it as third or fourth worst. Of course, the difference between the two is not nearly as important as that between first and second worst.
We don't want to pile on to the woes of new Metra chief Alex Clifford but . . . is it just us, or is he a few clipper settings away from a certain other over-promising Illinois public figure?
Getting the Thorns
Finally this week, you'll forgive us for giving punching bag of the moment Groupon a pass on their latest snafu. After all, a few bucks here or there isn't going to make Valentine's Day any less painful.
The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Thorns only.
Gear Daddies at the Double Door on Saturday night.
The Weekend on CAN TV
The Future of the City Symposium
Mayor Richard M. Daley addresses the challenges and opportunities facing Chicago and all major U.S. cities.
Saturday at 9:30 p.m. on CAN TV21
State of the Civil Union: What does the Recent Civil Union Passage Mean for You?
State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) joins a panel of distinguished experts to provide insight on the newly passed legislation allowing civil unions in Illinois.
Sunday at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
Ugandan LGBTQ Activist: Frank Mugisha
Ugandan human rights activist, Frank Mugisha, discusses the challenges facing LGBTQ individuals and advocates in Uganda and across the African continent.
Sunday at 10 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 30 min
Asian American Mayoral Candidates Forum
Chicago mayoral candidates discuss their position on public safety, community development, minority business enterprise, affirmative action, education and redistricting at this forum held by Pan Asian Voter Empowerment.
Sunday at 5 p.m. on CAN TV19
Posted on February 12, 2011