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The Weekend Desk Report

Special Conversation Stopper Edition
It's a long summer holiday weekend, and that means the return of awkward barbecue conversations. With the turbulent economy, the Governator getting dumped and, of course, the weather, there will be no shortage of conversation starters. But how to end that rambling small talk with your least-favorite relative, friend, or random guy hoarding the chips and salsa?

For your convenience, we present the Weekend Desk's Patent-Pending Fourth of July Conversation Stopper, 2011 Edition.

1. "I'm not saying I don't believe you. I'm just saying, you'd make a fine governor of Illinois."

2. "I can't, in good conscience, continue an implicit understanding between parties that left our children on the side of the road."

3. "I think we'd better head inside before the locusts descend on us like Khadafys."

4. "Frankly, I think you're being kind of a dick."

5. "Honestly, this burger's rarer than a solvent Eurozone economy."

6. "You have to partner with me on this seven-layer dip. If you don't agree to it, then 625 people and their families will lose that job."

7. "I'm not really worried about the NBA or the NFL. It's always Mitt Romney season, am I right?"

8. "This potato salad is oilier than a Louisiana wetland. Too soon?"

9. "Alright, bitches, I'm about to shut this down like Minnesota."

10. "How about them Cubbies?"


The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Oily.


The CAN TV Weekend Report

5th Chicago Summit on African Immigrants & Refugees


Illinois representative Bobby Rush addresses the Summit on African Immigrants and Refugees.

Sunday, July 3 at 9 a.m. on CAN TV21
37 min


Africa: Democracy, Peace and the Challenges


Abu Bakar Bah of Northern Illinois University joins a plenary discussion on Africa's democracy, peace and development during the 5th Chicago Summit on African Immigrants and Refugees.

Sunday, July 3 at 10 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 6 min


Civic Engagement and Community Empowerment


Steven Smith of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights takes part in a panel discussion on civic engagement at the 5th Chicago Summit on African Immigrants and Refugees.

Sunday, July 3 at 11:30 a.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 12 min


Americans Who Tell The Truth


Julian DeShazier, Sr. Minister of University Church, joins others in live performances of work by Martin Luther King, Jr., Pete Seeger and other American notables. Hosted by the Illinois Humanities Council.

Sunday, July 3 at 1 p.m. on CAN TV21
1 hr 38 min


Bihar, India: Uses of Media for Grassroots Change


Artist Eklavya Prasad discusses his role as a grassroots activist in rural Bihar, India and the role that the Indian diaspora plays in supporting art.

Sunday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. on CAN TV19
1 hr 19 min


Posted on July 2, 2011

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