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My kind of town, Chicago is...

 
 
George
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2005 04:00 pm
Would that I could!
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2005 08:42 pm
J_B: Thanks for the heads up. I'm pretty sure the last weekend in October is good for me.

sublime1: The Green Mill is a great bar, but in my experience it's usually difficult to get a table there, especially late at night.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2005 08:52 pm
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The Green Mill is a great bar, but in my experience it's usually difficult to get a table there, especially late at night.


Doubly so if there is a good band playing or for the slams on Sunday.

It is worth it to get there early, I was there on a Sunday a while back and I saw The Famous Brothers for a whopping three dollar cover. They played to a sold out show at the Chicago Theatre later that month at fifty dollars a ticket.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2005 09:16 pm
The Chicago theater; boy that does bring back good memories of Chicago. Do they still have those premiers with the actors showing up on stage? Isn't there a theatre, the State, across the street?
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 04:13 am
Sounds fun... I love getting back home as often as possible. I'm following along and would love to join in if I can make it.
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JPB
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 08:44 am
My oldest daughter has a lock-in at church on Friday and I can encourage my younger daughter to make arrangements for the night, freeing Mr B and I up for an evening downtown. Is it all right if I bring him along? I talk about A2K enough to him and post enough about him here that he's practically a member.
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Synonymph
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 09:06 am
George, that blue glow to the west of you is me.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 10:27 am
>You Know You're From Chicago When...
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>You say "Wanna go with?" when you mean "Do you want to come with me?"
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>You know what Kennedy, Dan Ryan, Eisenhower, Edens, and Bishop Ford,have in common and curse one of them daily.
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>You know what "the Hillside strangler is."
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>You can name three or four extra taxes nobody else pays.
>
>You know the difference between Richard J Daley and Richard M Daley.
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>You can use two or three Daleyisms in context.
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>You can imitate the Mayor's whine.
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>You say Chicawgo and not Chicaago.
>
>You think going to a Bears game in single digit temperatures with a wind
>off the lake (and freezing rain) is fun.
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>Da is a proper definite article.
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>You expect corruption in local politics.
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>You go to the Dells in the summer to get away from the other 20 thousand
>that followed you.
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>You've been caught speeding in Wisconsin because you had Illinois
>plates.
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>You guard your shoveled parking space with an old chair and unusable
>broom.
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>You know why they call it "the Windy City."
>
>You know dead people who voted.
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>You understand the Democratic machine and don't fight against it.
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>You've never ever considered the idea of hiring non-union laborers.
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>You've never been to Springfield.
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>You know a good gyros joint.
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>You know what Giordanos, Lou Malnati's, and Gino's have in common.
>
>You know when the last time the Cubs won a pennant.
>
>You know exactly how many cars are "legally" allowed to turn left after
>the light turns red.
>
>You don't know which ethnic "fest" to choose on any given Summer
>weekend.
>
>Your idea of relaxing and getting away from it all is Ravinia (with
>10,000 others who have the same idea).
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>You can recite many of "The Blues Brothers" lines and know where they
>filmed certain scenes.
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>You consider paying someone to watch your car at a sporting event as
>just another "city tax."
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>The "Living Room" is called the "front room"
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>You don't pronounce the "s" at the end of Illinois. You become irate at
>people who do
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>You measure distance in minutes (especially "from the city"). And you
>swear everything is pretty much 15 minutes away
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>You refer to anything South of I-80 as "Southern Illinois"
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>You refer to Lake Michigan as "The Lake"
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>You refer to Chicago as "The City"
>
>"The Super Bowl" refers to one specific game in a series of 35 played in
>January of 1986
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>You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats
>the Packers!
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>You buy "The Trib"
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>You think 35 degrees is great weather to wash your car!
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>You know what goes on a Chicago Style Hot Dog
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>You know what Chicago Style Pizza REALLY is
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>You understand what "lake-effect" means
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>You know the difference between Amtrak and Metra, and know which station
>they end up at. You have ridden the "L"
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>You can distinguish between the following area codes: 847,630,773,708,
>312, & 815
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>You respond to the question "Where are you from" with a side"
>example:"WEST SIDE", "SOUTH SIDE" or "NORTHSIDE."
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>You know what the phone number is to Empire Carpet!
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>You wear gym shoes, not sneakers.
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>Your favorite melody to hum is "Bang,Bang,Bang-Skeet,Skeet,Skeet!!!!"
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>You faithfully attended Lil Louis parties at The Bismarck.
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>You GOT to have spaghetti at your barbecue.
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>You are STILL a Bulls fan........
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>You think kicking it outside of White Castles parking lot, (79th and
>Stony Island) is the "Freak Nik"
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>You go to Harold`s and order 4 pc wing, mild sauce, salt and pepper.
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>You have a picture of Harold Washington in your kitchen, living room,
>family room or basement.
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>You have ever waited in line at Home of the Hoagy on 111th for 30-45
>minutes for a steak samich wit cheese
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>You have ever been to the Tiki Room lounge in Hyde Park
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>You have Y made a special trip downtown because you had a craving for
>Garrett's caramel and cheese popcorn.
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>What!!! We don`t get a Fifty? Oh yeah....
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>You drink at bars called "Bud on Tap" or "Milwaukee's Best" -- no names,
>just beer signs out front.
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>It's January and you see someone's kitchen chair in the street, and you
>know that if you're a responsible citizen and bring it back to the
>sidewalk you will be shot on sight
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>You live two miles from work and it takes you two hours to drive there
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>You don't flinch when you pay the fifth toll of your 45-minute car ride
>on the highway
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>When you read a big story in the paper about mob ties in the city
>government, your first reaction is "So, tell me something I don't know."
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>You know Lincoln Towing is Satan incarnate.
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>You've paid $105 for towing, $30 for more than one "street cleaning"
>ticket, $58 for a city vehicle sticker, and $70 for a license plate
>sticker -- and chalk it all up to "neighborhood taxes."
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>You pluralize grocery stores and retail chains: "I'm going to Jewels";
>"I bought it at Targets"; "I couldn't find parking at Wal-Marts"
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>You've taken the Red Line past the point where all white people get off
>and all black people get on -- or vice versa.
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>You've cursed at a cyclist, pedestrian, or in-line skater on the
>lakefront path.
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>You know the significance of State and Madison.
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>You wonder if the fries will taste the same at Sammy Sosa's Restaurant.
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>You don't miss Planet Hollywood.
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>You're not ashamed of wearing a big fur Russian hat, or a headsock with
>one hole in it, in public from November through March.
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>You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from
>Chicago.
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 10:44 am
>You think kicking it outside of White Castles parking lot, (79th and Stony Island) is the "Freak Nik"

These are my old stompin' grounds! Who are you and what do you know about it!??! Shocked Laughing Laughing Laughing
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:05 am
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Who are you and what do you know about it!??!


Just a whiteboy from da northside, don't know about the 79th and stony reference, but have been to some great southside parties and picnics.
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:13 am
OH! Sublime? I recognize your location but not the avatar. Whatcha doin' in that avatar anyway?
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:14 am
thought it time for a change, actually deleted the old one by accident and couldn't find it again.
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:16 am
So...whatcha doin' in that avatar anyway?
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:24 am
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You know why they call it "the Windy City."


I have an annoying friend who tells me everytime I see him "I don't know why Chicago is called the Windy city... Milwaukee has a higher average wind gust than Chicago does."

All I can do is shake my head and say for the millionth time "BECAUSE IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WIND YOU FREAKIN' IDIOT!"


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You know what Giordanos, Lou Malnati's, and Gino's have in common.


I'd give my left arm for a goood slice of deep dish up here.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:25 am
I was thinking of going as the Big Lebowski for a halloween party and was trying it out, it doesn't work for me though, searching for a new one as we speak.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:27 am
Quote:


I'd give my left arm for a goood slice of deep dish up here.


My friend moved to Round Lake and he can't even find good pizza there, at least you have brats and cheese curds.
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:28 am
Mmmm... cheese curds...
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:31 am
Had those at the Brat Stop, deep fried cheesy goodness.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:33 am
<----- Thats better
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JPB
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 11:58 am
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You have made a special trip downtown because you had a craving for Garrett's caramel and cheese popcorn.


Yup, at least three or four times a year. I usually stop at the one on Michigan Avenue, but if I'm taking the train I stop at the one at Jackson and State and eat popcorn as I walk the 8 or 9 blocks to Union Station.
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