Hipsters that look like historical figures

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Why do hipsters grow beards that went out of style in the late 1800's? Here's a few shots stolen off of look at this fucking hipster along side some pictures snagged off wikipedia. Hipster:                                     General Robert E. … [Read more...]

Chicago mysteries: what is the purpose of that little foot rest thing on the CTA blue line?

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My guess is that you’ve all seen this on the CTA blue line 1000 times and still have no idea what it is or what it is used for. Its a small square cut out of the right side barrier near the doors on most of the CTA blue line train cars. We've all seen it. We've all used it as a foot rest at some point. But what is it actually used for? It … [Read more...]

Chicago suburbs new beach rules: NO HAVING FUN

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The once free part of Gillson Beach is now considering a fee and a fence According to a recent Chicago Tribune story, Wilmette is now considering building a $100,000 fence and charging admission to one of the last lake-accessible public spaces in Illinois. Which is bullshit. But it's not all surprising. Gillson Beach has always been an … [Read more...]

Are unpaid internships even legal?

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So I attended the yearly job fair UIC with very low expectations. No, I'm not exactly an optimist when it comes to these sorts of things, but no way was was I prepared to be verbally slapped in the face by what passes for an 'unpaid internship' these days. Sure, at the UIC job fair there were the big banks and law firms looking for accountants and … [Read more...]

Top 10 Best Chicago Blogs- 2012 edition

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The 'best of' title is self-explanatory, here is a list of the 10 best blogs in Chicago according to Chicago Rants. Given that nearly all previous blog lists I've found are severely dated with links to long-abandoned Chicago blogs from around the interwebs. Spudart.org had a decent top 20.... from 2007, which is now filled with about 17 dead … [Read more...]

5 Things you need to know about the G8 and NATO Summit in Chicago 2012

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1.) What is the G8 and NATO Summit? The G-8, or Group of Eight, consists of the world's leading industrialized nations: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Russia. The G8 Summit is a gathering of the leaders of these countries to discuss global issues ranging from the state of a globalized economy to … [Read more...]

The real rat problem in Chicago

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The real rat problem in Chicago: Scary signs Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how comically horrifying Chicago's rat signs are? The city of Chicago makes them out to be disease-spreading creatures from hell. Just look at those signs plastered all over every alley ---> Red eyes, sharp fangs, and razor claws, they make it look like … [Read more...]

The Shit Chicagoans Say videos

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These “Shit People Say” videos have gone viral recently and I have no idea why. From Shit College Freshman Say- "Why would I pay $12 for Blue Moon when I can get 30 Natty Lights?" to Shit Rocks Say- "........." to Shit New Yorkers Say- "I hate tourists!" and everything in between, we were bound to get a Shit Chicagoans Say. Actually we got 2. … [Read more...]

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