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Five Halloween Costumes You Won’t See This Year

Posted on October 22, 2013

A lot of Halloween parties this year will be attended by guests in Breaking Bad, Duck Dynasty, and zombie costumes. But you can be different this year. No one may know who the hell you are, but you’ll stand out from the crowd of pirates, superheroes, and vampires. Here are five dodgy costume ideas that you probably won’t see. Ronnie Woo Woo Unofficial Chicago Cubs’ mascot who’s loathed and loved equally among Chicagoans. His reach extends beyond Chicago, as he has brought his distinctive cheers (that he punctuates with “Woo!” and annoy many) to places such as the Howard Stern Show. Always in his signature Cubs uniform, Woo Woo was at the funeral of Dennis Farina and partied at Lollapalooza. If you’re not an…

The Asshole Running Club

Posted on October 16, 2013

“I play real sports. I’m not trying to be the best at exercising” – Kenny Powers ‘East Bound & Down’ Reclusive author Clive Javanski, Aidan, and I went running along the lakefront on the day of the Chicago Marathon. Our friend Rooney was participating in it and we decided to show our support by jogging to the post-race party. We didn’t stalk around viewing spots waiting for him to go by while holding up “Go friend!” signs or anything like that. We knew there was going to be beer at the post-race party – Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale to be exact – and we wanted some. It was an opportunity to share a cup of beer ¬†with thousands of people from foreign…

The Prettiest Mayor in the World

Posted on October 10, 2013

Approximately 71 miles from Lottie’s Pub in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood where I’m typing this is a city in Northwest Indiana called LaPorte. It’s high school team’s nickname is the “Slicers.” And it’s led by the prettiest mayor in the world. At least that’s what my friend Aidan calls Mayor Blair Milo. And after doing some research, I have to agree. Aidan’s work sometimes take him from the city across state lines and through the snow belt of Indiana. A recent stop in Laporte had him discover who their mayor was. “Not your typical, doughy white dude,” Aidan says. “She looks more like a college coed who stars on the volleyball team. I know girls her age who are doing keg stands at Wrigleyville parties.…