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Are we done with High Waist Shorts?

Posted on September 30, 2013

Shhhhhhh…..maybe they’ll just go away. That’s what I said about a year or so ago when I starting seeing women wearing high waist shorts. I believe I first spotted them on fashion blogs and sites like Lookbook. That’s right, I’m confident enough where I can sit at a pub with a pint while perusing through the world wide web of fashion. It wouldn’t stop me from wrapping a cue stick around your head, if need be. Anyway, then they started popping up on my street. Doesn’t matter how hot these gals were, the shorts were a turn-off. I’m not the first one to say this, but it’s true. They can hide a great ass. As my friend Zeke says, “they give no class to…

Is That a Mix Tape in your Pants?

Posted on September 21, 2013

About eight or nine years ago my friend Ajar brought a used 1995 Jeep Wrangler. While he took it for a test drive Ajar tried out the radio. It had a cassette player. And there was a cassette in it. Ajar didn’t know if it was from the previous owner, someone from the dealership, or maybe somebody else who test drove the car and wanted to try out a tape. Cruising down Chicago’s Western Avenue, Ajar turned up the volume. It was a mix tape. During the drive Ajar heard the Pixies’ “Wave of Mutilation” (the slower, better version), some Shellac, The Jesus Lizard, and the Sparks’ “Armies of the Night.” “I still don’t know if that tape played a part in me buying…

Weirdality Show

Posted on September 10, 2013

A friend of mine passed along this brief, odd clip of a strange man discussing a Chicago-area actress. He soon may be giving video tours of Chicago-area neighborhoods. It’s an idea that came after watching the excellent and hilarious city tours offered up by Irish-American comedian Bill Burr (who also has a bit part on “Breaking Bad.”). Look up Bill Burr tours on YouTube and watch them for all their brilliance. We’re hoping he does some more. There’s a different level with this guy but it should be interesting if not entertaining.