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Tupperware In Space

By Tupperware

Tupperware announced Thursday the issuance of a U.S. patent for PONDS (Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System), a unique device designed to grow vegetables in low earth orbit with minimal maintenance.

"We are proud to have received a patent for the unique and novel design of PONDS," said Miguel Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer of Tupperware Brands. "With this patent in hand and with the work of our teams on this project, we are now exploring ways to capitalize on the science behind this innovation and use that knowledge to enable consumers around the world to reduce their impact of single-use plastic and food waste through the use of our environmentally responsible products."

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Posted on October 16, 2020

Taxicab Journals

Cab #1555

I kept desperately pushing on that sound icon on the TV screen and nothing.
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Posted on January 6, 2016
Open Letter

Open Letter

Dear Asses Of Chicago Commuters:
This crowding reduction plan isn't working at all for your human.
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Posted on January 29, 2013
Life At Work

I Am A Retail Warrior: Throw The Dog A Birthday Bone!

By Jane Harper
At that point, I was kind of hoping the dog was back at home chewing up her hand-sewn Italian leather shoes.
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Posted on October 19, 2015

Philosophizing At UIC

By E.K. Mam
Department chair tells us why it's so weird.

Posted on October 12, 2020

From The World's First Stuffed Animal To American Girl, Our 2021 Toy Industry Hall Of Fame Inductees Made Incredible Mark On Toys & Business Of Play

By The Toy Association
Chicago connections, natch.

Posted on October 7, 2020

Brushing Scam

By The U.S. Postal Inspection Service
We all love surprises and gifts, but when these seemingly harmless free items come from a company or retailer, they may come with a higher cost than you realize.

Posted on October 3, 2020

Charles "Entertainment" Cheese's Halloween Boo-Tacular

By CEC Entertainment, Inc
Not-So-Scary Chuck E. Cheese Halloween Theme Kids Masks available for sale individually or with the Halloween Boo-tacular Bundle.

Posted on September 29, 2020

Beverly Hills Welcomes Visitors Back To Famed City Where There Is Always Something To Feel Good About

By The Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau
Based on the concepts of Your Safety is Our Priority, Simple Pleasures Bring Joy, Take Some Time for Yourself, and Shopping Local Has Never Mattered More, the campaign encourages travelers to remember that, even in the midst of an unprecedented year, there is always Something to Feel Good About in Beverly Hills.

Posted on September 28, 2020

Nihilism & Personal Identity

By E.K. Mam
Aesthetics aside, who are you?

Posted on September 26, 2020

New Mop Shaped Like Taco

By Maker's Clean Inc.
Not just a gimmick, people.

Posted on September 24, 2020

NU Discovers Site Of Male Sexual Desire In Mice

By Northwestern University
It's in the brain.

Posted on September 15, 2020

The Tao Is To Chill

By E.K. Mam
Very often the most meaningful and impacting actions are the ones we don't take.

Posted on September 17, 2020

Recall! Cher-Make Sausage

By The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service
These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and may have been sold intact or from a counter display as individual sausages.

Posted on September 12, 2020


By The Silverman Group
Viewers can access a free, web-based AR app to virtually project and animate these texts on the facades of architecturally significant UChicago buildings. In addition, app users will be able to project the title quote onto their surroundings anywhere in the world.

Posted on September 22, 2020


By Landmarks Illinois
Illinois' best historic preservation projects of 2020

Posted on September 10, 2020

The Final Confession Of A Chicago Tour Guide

By J.J. Tindall
Real News: Sometimes customers actually complain when you don't sling the shit.

Posted on October 5, 2020

WTF Special Edition: Shtupping America

By David Rutter
Some people, like genital warts, just never go away.

Posted on September 8, 2020

Area Companies Among Safety Award Winners

By The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
The official publications of Elgin-based FMA are The FABRICATOR®, The Tube & Pipe Journal®, STAMPING Journal®, The WELDER®, The Fabricator en Espanol, Canadian Metalworking®, and Canadian Fabricating & Welding®.

Posted on September 5, 2020

MUSIC - School Of Rock Realizes How White It Is.
TV - A Plea To Matt Nagy.
POLITICS - Social Media Platforms Remove War Crimes Evidence.
SPORTS - MLB's Racist Roots.

BOOKS - Maps For Migrants And Ghosts.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Doing Philosophy At UIC.

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