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My kind of town, Chicago is...

 
 
eoe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 12:31 pm
I frequented the one between State and Wabash on Randolph, across from Field's.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 12:33 pm
For all of you ex-Chicagoans out there, here's what Mayor Daley is betting on the White Sox against the mayor of Anaheim:
    Lou Malnati's deep-dish pizza Steaks from Gibson's Pierogi from Kasia's Polish Deli Lake Michigan perch from BJ's Market Italian beef from Tuscany's Lemonheads and Fireballs from Ferrara Pan Candy Co. Peking duck from Lao Sze Chuan Jay's potato chips

And here's what the mayor of Anaheim is wagering:
    Crate of Anaheim chile peppers Crate of Sunkist California oranges Diedrich's coffee Knott's Berry Farm jam Disneyland memorabilia Autographed "O.C." script Surfboard from Jack's Surfboards Other sports apparel

I gotta' say, that's not much of an incentive to beat the Angels. A surfboard in Chicago?
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 12:38 pm
geez, it doesn't happen often but I'm getting homesick.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 12:39 pm
Maybe we should change Lake Michigan Perch to Chicago River Rat to even it up.
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 12:47 pm
joefromchicago wrote:
For all of you ex-Chicagoans out there, here's what Mayor Daley is betting on the White Sox against the mayor of Anaheim:


I heard the Mayor of Boston has yet to pay up from the ALDS series... he must not know who he is dealing with.


ps. JoeFrom and Sublime... I know you're Cub fans but are you Sox haters or are you rooting for the home team this Post-Season?
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 12:51 pm
I only hate the Sox when they play the Cubs.

Was at my first Sox game last month, one of the vendors from my work gave my department skybox seats. They lost in the 12th but was a good time. I'm hoping they go all the way, and destroy the Cards at the end.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 12:58 pm
I know way more from that list than I expected to as a 'burbanite.

'Cept the Packers one.

But I'm STILL a Bulls fan, and January '86 was the second best SuperBowl ever. (You know which the best one was...)

The pronounciation stuff amused me. Does anyone pronounce the "S" in Illinois, or pronounce the name as "Chicaago?"

I went into the city enough that I sure as hell knew what the strangler was... grrr...
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JPB
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 01:05 pm
eoe wrote:
geez, it doesn't happen often but I'm getting homesick.


Do you ever come back for a visit, eoe?
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 01:16 pm
jpinMilwaukee wrote:
ps. JoeFrom and Sublime... I know you're Cub fans but are you Sox haters or are you rooting for the home team this Post-Season?

White Sox fans hate Cubs fans because of the perception that Cubs fans are elitists who dismiss the Sox as crass, proletarian entertainment.

Cubs fans, in contrast, regard Sox fans with empyrean disdain.

I don't dislike the Sox. If I could muster any enthusiasm for an American League team, I suppose I'd have to say that the White Sox are my favorites. I wish them all the best, and I hope they win the pennant and then beat the livin' daylights out of the Cardinals.
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JPB
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 01:17 pm
Before I moved here I was at a training session in NJ. People were attending from allovertheplace. Someone mentioned Oar-a-gone and was jumped on by another attendee with, "Jesus, I bet you say Ill-a-noise too." I thought, doesn't everyone? Embarrassed

My first day on the job at Abbott, one of my co-workers said they were going to lunch and asked if I wanted to go with? I stood there waiting for her to finish the question. I finally figured out what my fourth grade teacher meant about not ending a sentance with dangling participles - first time I'd ever heard such a thing.

My neighbor shops at 'The Jewel's' but pronounces it 'chewells'. "I'm going to the chewell's, you want to come with?"

I had to laugh about the reference to Ravinia. We live close enough that my in-laws drive here and ask us to drive them over to the park about 20 minutes away.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 01:22 pm
"Go with" must be a midwesternism, I grew up saying that (in Minnesota).
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 01:38 pm
Some of my family was/is still there. Also my biggest client. I've been back for only funerals or for work these last few years but someday soon I'll get back there for fun. Maybe next summer. Actually, before the year is out, I'll probably be back there for work. Just for a day, tho. This time of year, I dread. You just never know weatherwise...
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 01:42 pm
jpinMilwaukee wrote:
joefromchicago wrote:
For all of you ex-Chicagoans out there, here's what Mayor Daley is betting on the White Sox against the mayor of Anaheim:


I heard the Mayor of Boston has yet to pay up from the ALDS series... he must not know who he is dealing with.


ps. JoeFrom and Sublime... I know you're Cub fans but are you Sox haters or are you rooting for the home team this Post-Season?


Heres one for ya JP

A first grade teacher explains to her class that she is a Sox fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they were Sox fans too. Not really knowing what a Sox fan was but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like fleshy fireworks.

There is, however, one exception. One girl has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different. "Because I'm not a Sox fan."

Then, asks the teacher, what are you?

"Why I'm proud to be a Chicago Cubs fan," boasts the little girl.

The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks the girl why she is a Cubs fan.

"Well, My Dad and Mom are Cubs fans, and I'm a Cubs fan too."

The teacher is now angry. "That's no reason," she says loudly. "What if your Mom was a prostitute, and your dad was a crackhead. What would you be then?"

A pause, and a smile. "Then," says the girl, "I'd be a Sox fan."
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jpinMilwaukee
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 01:59 pm
sublime1 wrote:
A pause, and a smile. "Then," says the girl, "I'd be a Sox fan."


I haven't heard that one before... pretty funny... but I think you have the teams mixed up :wink:
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 02:37 pm
I lived in Evanston when I was a child, back in the early fifties.
Let's see if I can relate to the profile at all -


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You Know You're From Chicago When...


You say "Wanna go with?" when you mean "Do you want to come with me?" - I still say this once in a while, all this time later.

You know what Kennedy, Dan Ryan, Eisenhower, Edens, and Bishop Ford, have in common and curse one of them daily.
You know what "the Hillside strangler is."
You can name three or four extra taxes nobody else pays.
You know the difference between Richard J Daley and Richard M Daley.
You can use two or three Daleyisms in context.
You can imitate the Mayor's whine.

You say Chicawgo and not Chicaago. Absolutely.

You think going to a Bears game in single digit temperatures with a wind
off the lake (and freezing rain) is fun.
Da is a proper definite article.
You expect corruption in local politics.

You go to the Dells in the summer to get away from the other 20 thousand that followed you. Never went there but friends did.

You've been caught speeding in Wisconsin because you had Illinois
plates.
You guard your shoveled parking space with an old chair and unusable
broom.
You know why they call it "the Windy City."
You know dead people who voted.
You understand the Democratic machine and don't fight against it.
You've never ever considered the idea of hiring non-union laborers.
You've never been to Springfield.
You know a good gyros joint.
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).
You can recite many of "The Blues Brothers" lines and know where they
filmed certain scenes.
You consider paying someone to watch your car at a sporting event as
just another "city tax."
The "Living Room" is called the "front room"

You don't pronounce the "s" at the end of Illinois. You become irate at
people who do.
Right.

You measure distance in minutes (especially "from the city"). And you
swear everything is pretty much 15 minutes away
You refer to anything South of I-80 as "Southern Illinois"

You refer to Lake Michigan as "The Lake". True.

You refer to Chicago as "The City" don't remember doing that. It was just downtown..

"The Super Bowl" refers to one specific game in a series of 35 played in
January of 1986
You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats
the Packers!
You buy "The Trib" - we bought the 'Tribune'..

You think 35 degrees is great weather to wash your car!
You know what goes on a Chicago Style Hot Dog
You know what Chicago Style Pizza REALLY is
You understand what "lake-effect" means.

You know the difference between Amtrak and Metra, and know which station they end up at. You have ridden the "L" . We spelled it the "el".

You can distinguish between the following area codes: 847,630,773,708,
312, & 815.
You respond to the question "Where are you from" with a side"
example:"WEST SIDE", "SOUTH SIDE" or "NORTHSIDE."

You know what the phone number is to Empire Carpet! No, but I can guess it is a very repetitive commercial. I still remember Jim Moran the Courtesy Man, from Courtesy Chevrolet..

You wear gym shoes, not sneakers.
Your favorite melody to hum is "Bang,Bang,Bang-Skeet,Skeet,Skeet!!!!"
You faithfully attended Lil Louis parties at The Bismarck.
You GOT to have spaghetti at your barbecue.
You are STILL a Bulls fan........
You think kicking it outside of White Castles parking lot, (79th and
Stony Island) is the "Freak Nik"
You go to Harold`s and order 4 pc wing, mild sauce, salt and pepper.
You have a picture of Harold Washington in your kitchen, living room,
family room or basement.
You have ever waited in line at Home of the Hoagy on 111th for 30-45
minutes for a steak samich wit cheese
You have ever been to the Tiki Room lounge in Hyde Park
You have Y made a special trip downtown because you had a craving for
Garrett's caramel and cheese popcorn.
What!!! We don`t get a Fifty? Oh yeah....
You drink at bars called "Bud on Tap" or "Milwaukee's Best" -- no names,
just beer signs out front.
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
You live two miles from work and it takes you two hours to drive there
You don't flinch when you pay the fifth toll of your 45-minute car ride
on the highway.
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."
You know Lincoln Towing is Satan incarnate.
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."
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"
You've taken the Red Line past the point where all white people get off
and all black people get on -- or vice versa.
You've cursed at a cyclist, pedestrian, or in-line skater on the
lakefront path.

You know the significance of State and Madison. I don't know. Is that where Field's is (was, as it's becoming Macy's)?

You wonder if the fries will taste the same at Sammy Sosa's Restaurant.
You don't miss Planet Hollywood.
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.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from
Chicago.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 02:44 pm
Quote:
You know the significance of State and Madison. I don't know. Is that where Field's is (was, as it's becoming Macy's)?


That intersection is 0 north, south, east, west for the address system.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 02:52 pm
Ah! Thank you.
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 03:15 pm
State and Madison is supposed to be the very center of the city. Remember, Carson Pirie Scott was 1 S. State Street.

Please tell me it isn't so, osso. They haven't decided, after all, to rename Fields, have they?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 03:20 pm
Yes, I nearly posted it on the Field's thread from a while back, but it was a day I was having trouble getting logged on to a2k. Saw it in some business news article that came up as part of Google news.

Funny, me reading business news... I've always skipped that part of the paper, to some detriment to myself of course. With the google news, and I presume others, one gets a nice little barrage of headlines from all sorts of news.
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 03:55 pm
Let the personal protest begin.
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