April 1st, 2006


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Well, we made it to Mt. Vernon, so now it's time for Saturday Funnies!

Dilbert is a little weird, but it made me laugh. Maybe I'm just punchy.

Get Fuzzy is very funny. Both Mary and I laughed at this one.

Mike's client demonstrates more things she can do with her TiVo in Unfit.

Roy has a new watch in Working Daze.

Day By Day features humor at the expense of Zed's age. I don't know whether to laugh or be offended.

Cox & Forkum talk about graven images. I hope your copy of the cartoon loads better than mine did.

4-Block World is good this morning.

That's it for the funnies. More funny stuff to follow.

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This was posted to the chi_white_sox community, and it's worth sharing...

ou know you're from chicago if.....

Your living room is called the "front room." (pronounced fronchroom)
You don't pronounce the "s" at the end of Illinois, and you become irate at people who do.
You measure distance in minutes (especially "from the city"), and everything is pretty much 15 minutes away.
You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "DesPlaines."
Your school classes were canceled because of the cold weather. Your school classes were canceled because of the hot weather.
You've switched from heat to air conditioning in the same day.
Your grocery stores don't have sacks; they have bags.
You end your sentences with prepositions: "Where's my coat at?" or "If you go to the mall, I wanna go with," or "Come by and pick me up."
Your idea of a great sandwich is when the meat is twice as big as the bun, it has everything on it, and a slice of dill pickle is on the side.
You always carry jumper cables in your car.
You drink "pop," not soda.
You understand that I-290, I-90, I-94, and I-294 are all different highways.
You know the names of the interstates:
Stevenson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Dan Ryan, and the Edens, but you call them all "expressways."
You refer to anything south of I-80 as "Southern Illinois"
You refer to Lake Michigan as "The Lake."
You know what the "cribs" are.
You refer to Chicago as "The City."
The "Super Bowl" refers to one specific game in a series of 35 played in January of 1985.
No matter where you are, when you hear the term "Downtown," you immediately assume they're talking about downtown Chicago.
You know "the Loop" means Downtown.
You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats the Packers!
You read "The Trib."
You drive to the North suburbs by taking "The Outer Drive" even though no such road exists.
When giving directions - You say ...
Go toward Wisconsin; Go South; Go West; Go towards the Lake!
You think 35 degrees is great weather to wash your car!
You know what goes on a Chicago Style Hot Dog and what does not go on. You NEVER put Katchup on a hot dog!
You know what Chicago Style Pizza REALLY is.
You know what "Italian Beef" is.
You know why they call Chicago "The Windy City."
You understand what "lake-effect" means.
You know the difference between Amtrak and Metra, and know which station they end up at. (Do note the preposition.)
You ride the "L."
You can distinguish among the following area codes: 847, 630, 773, 708, 312, & 815.
You respond to the question "Where are you from with a "side." Example: "WESS SIDE," "SOUT SIDE," or "NORT SIDE."
You wear gym shoes, not sneakers.
And, the all time CHICAGO CLASSIC: You have at some time in your life, used your furniture to guard your parking spot in winter.

if your are a true chicagoin you WILL REPOST THIS =]

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I actually quite like these trips through the south to Chicago. I see such interesting things. Such as:

- The newspaper in Paducah, KY that talks about "Dump day" (in my life, EVERY day is dump day) and about an auto race for men of the cloth called the "Faster Pastor Race".

- A story in another newspaper in Clarksville, TN about two bank robbers who were caught at the Pet Palace.

- A pickup truck driving through Nashville with magnetic signs advertising a limousine service. Ladies, can you imagine a guy showing up on your wedding day in a pickup truck, telling you, "Just toss the train in the back"?

- We were driving along and saw a kid's play ball in the median of I-24. Do you suppose that the kid's family pulled over and had a picnic there?

- A convoy of pink Cadillacs with "Mary Kay" written on the side. I've known about Mary Kay giving away pink Caddies for some time now; I used to stay at the Harvey Hotel in Farmers Branch, TX where they would have their meetings. There's something particularly surreal about getting on an elevator with a bunch of women dressed in pink suits wearing enough makeup to supply the Ringling Brothers - Barnum and Bailey Circus (honestly, do they put it on with a trowel?) and wearing enough perfume to cover the odor in any gas station restroom. (I'd like to create a perfume called "Sanitized By Swisher". Think it would sell?) What I never realized was that the model of the Caddies is a DeVille, as in Cruella...oddly appropriate...

Oh, well...more tomorrow...