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The Weekend Desk Report

For completists, there was no column on Friday.

"Mold-A-Rama, whose vintage machines have churned out plastic figurines at Chicago-area museums and zoos for half a century, has gone to court to defend its retro name and technology," the Tribune reports.

"The small, family-owned business filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in December against Bruce Weiner, an Atlanta-based collector who recently began selling 'modernized' versions of the self-contained souvenir factories under the Mold-A-Rama banner.

"The Brookfield-based company filed the lawsuit in federal court in Chicago after three of Weiner's refurbished Mold-A-Rama machines were displayed for sale at the Chicagoland Coin Op Show in Grayslake in November. The suit alleges Weiner 'materially altered' the machines by using modern parts, causing confusion for consumers and potential liability for Mold-A-Rama."

You'll have to click through to read the rest!

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From WGN-TV last October, "[T]he story of Mold-A-Rama, Inc. President Paul Jones - in his own words."

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Shouldn't it be called Mold-O-Rama?

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Apple Scrapple
"Less than 18 months after buying Apple's flagship store on the Chicago River, a Chicago investment firm is cashing out in one of the city's most expensive retail real estate deals ever," Crain's reports.

"Walton Street Capital has agreed to sell the glassy store on Michigan Avenue to Invesco, a big Atlanta-based investment firm, for about $79 million, according to a person familiar with the transaction."

So Apple doesn't own its own store?

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Twelfth of 12 grafs:

"The Apple store cost more than $80 million to build, but Apple covered the bulk of that expense. This year, Apple pays annual rent of $124.70 per square foot, or $2.5 million, and its rent increases 10 percent every five years, according to a marketing document for the property."

So Apple paid the bulk of the $80 million to build the store, but still pays (steadily rising) rent to someone else, who owns it?

I don't understand this world anymore. Do I even own this laptop?

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Canadian Bacon
Yeah, I'm not really sure who the bad guys are here.

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New on the Beachwood . . .

Rhetoric And Demagoguery
In a culture of profit-driven media, demagoguery is a savvy short-term rhetorical strategy.

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Today's Worst People In Chicago: High-Ranking CPD Supervisor, Streets And San Laborer, Public Health Official
Not counting aldermen, political professionals, candidates and columnists.

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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #236: Opponent Set For Annual Patriots Bowl
Plus: The Bears' Pro-Am Bowl; George McCaskey And His Family Are Still Incompetent Nincompoops Whose Ownership Of The Bears Has Been A Stinking Disaster; Fans Will Have To Wait 'Til Next Year To See Manny Machado And Bryce Harper At SoxFest; Cubs Go Old; Dyin' For Zion; Bleakhawks; Where's Your Sister Jean Now?; Better Call DePaul; and Horses With Wings.

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Recall! Chicago Chicken Fried Rice
Don't eat the Yakitori.

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Jerry Bryant's Strange '90s
A benefit for the JBTV host's cancer treatment fund.

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The Riz Test
A Bechdel test for Muslims.

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Beachwood Spotlight: TrackNotes: Florida
America's dangling wang wants what it wants and will lie and cheat, steal and kill, and displace with extraordinary cruelty to get it. It will also ring the bell well after post-time if that's what it takes to make some special people very happy.

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Weekend ChicagoReddit

Stop blocking the fucking intersection from r/chicago

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Weekend ChicagoGram

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Beautiful wrapping for freshly made tortillas

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Weekend ChicagoTube

Pete Seeger, "Playboy's Penthouse," WBKB, Chicago c. 1960

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Weekend BeachBook
A sampling.

Andrew Dice Trump.

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Weekend TweetWood
A sampling.

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The Weekend Desk McRipTipLine: To go.



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