Slice of Life: Are You An R KEY TCT?
Aug28

Slice of Life: Are You An R KEY TCT?

You know what architects love more than ice cream and puppies and slide rules?  Being an architect. And that enthusiasm for the profession has overflowed onto one Chicagoland architect’s license plate.  Our reporter Bill Motchan ended up behind this R KEY TCT’s Audi in the South Loop recently.  Perhaps you recognize him? Maybe he’s your boss?   Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Slice of Life: Will Somebody Save Ferris Already?
Aug22

Slice of Life: Will Somebody Save Ferris Already?

At the annual Chicago Air and Water Show, we caught this “Save Ferris” sign written in the sky by the GEICO Skytypers. For those of you who aren’t up on your  aerospace technology, skywriting like we remember from Looney Tunes is passé.  These days five small planes fly in formation and  computer signals each to let out a little fart of smoke to spell words for all to see.  It’s like God’s dot matrix...

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Shit Chicagoans Say
Jan27

Shit Chicagoans Say

For your weekend amusement, I found this over on Taste the Bacon:  Shit Chicagoans Say. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Slice of Life: Coffee and Puppies

A North Clark Street coffee shop uses humor to attempt to get its customers to control their children. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Even Buildings Aren’t Safe From Microsoft

One of the tech blogs I frequent, called The Daily WTF, recently posted this interesting photo from our neck of the woods. It’s a sign outside the new condos at 3300 West Lawrence Avenue. But if you look closely, you’ll see the word “can’t” has been mangled. My guess is that some real estate office sent the sign company a Microsoft Word document.  Word, and its other Microsoft siblings, are notorious for...

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Slice of Life: This is a Lawn

Found this down in Washington Park one day.  The one part of the lawn that isn’t the lawn is a metal manhole cover indicating “Lawn.”  Yes.  Yes it is. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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A Taste of Chicago in Tokyo

If there’s one thing I’ve learned roaming around the world, it’s that you never know when you might run across the word “Chicago.”  From Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill in Hong Kong to this “Chicago”-branded used clothing store in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo.  In some places, I’ve found that people don’t even realize that Chicago is the name of a city.  They think it’s...

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Slice of Life: Vicious Circle

Seen on Ashland Avenue: I guess you can change your life without having to change your route home. Did you enjoy this article? Click to give the author a few...

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Dearborn Street: Mandatory Breakdance Zone

What’s this wackiness we found outside of Marina City ?  Looks like some kind of CDOT-enforced mandatory breakdance zone.  This isn’t a case of having a screw loose this sign is intentionally in this position as evidenced by the bolts holding it in place. So next time you’re crossing the Dearborn Street Bridge, be sure to borrow a scrap of cardboard from the nearest vagrant and get your backspin on.  It’s the...

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