History of Lollapalooza ticket prices

In the 90's, Lollapalooza used to be a killer alternative rock tour with multiple dates across the country.. Alt Rockers and Grunge-heads could catch bands like Primus, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, and Beastie Boys at a venue near them for roughly $30 Tickets were only $31.50 back in the day...But … [Read more...]

RIP Empire Carpet guy

R.I.P Empire Carpet commercial guy, Lynn Hauldren. He leaves behind a legacy of hundreds of cheesy low-budget commercials and a corny jingle that refuses to die. ? 588-2300 Empiiiire ? See? You all know it, and now good luck getting that out of your head. Since it's too late now, you might as well watch the clip anyway... … [Read more...]

Hipsterpalooza lineup dopped today

  Just kidding, it won't be all hipsters, I'm sure there will be some yuppies and tourists there as well... But anyway, the Lolla lineup was finally announced- the rumors of Foo Fighters, Eminem, and Muse were officially confirmed for Lollapalooza 2011. Other headliners include: Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Deadmau5, A Perfect … [Read more...]

Cool CTA ad

Same seat, new look. Advertisement for the "Kings, Queens, and Courtiers" exibit at the Art Institute Chicago. As seen on the red line. … [Read more...]

BYOB vs. GTFO restaurants

Chicago has the best food. We've mastered the deep-dish pizza, and our hot dogs are awesome. Our italian beef is the best, and summertime sidewalk dining is a favorite pastime. Also, Chicago has hundreds of BYOB restaurants to get a drink on at. The only thing Chicago hasn't really got 100% are the take-out Chinese restaurants. While the food is … [Read more...]

What Chicago could have done with the space shuttle

Earlier this week, Adler Planetarium was in the running to house one of three of NASA's retired space shuttles. If Chicago were selected as a host city, the space shuttle Enterprise would have been seen hanging in a yet-to-be constructed lakefront pavillion. Unfortunately, Chicago was passed over and the three shuttles went to Los Angeles, … [Read more...]

A cool pic of Chicago from space

A cool pic from the International Space station as see in The Atlantic's In Focus photoblog. Taken Feb 12, 2011. I think i can see my house, its that little white dot on the right next to those other little white dots... … [Read more...]

Chicago badass of the week: parachuter in the loop

Props to 44-year-old Shaun Waters, for being the first "Chicago badass of the week." Early Sunday morning he base jumped off a half-constructed shell of a building in the loop. At 2 a.m., he geared up, and made the 26-story climb to the top of the building and into the Ranter's history books. Whether it was out of boredom or riding a … [Read more...]


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