Friday, October 31, 2008

Studs Terkel dies

Chicago legend Studs Terkel dies at 96. The Chicago Tribune's Rick Kogan wrote an incredible obit.

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Hollywood Declares Themselves - Part 2

A followup to the first star studded video. Mad props to Steven Spielberg and Hollywood's finest for an important message.

Election Madness

As Election Day nears, an analysis of what could tip the vote in either direction.

Why, oh why, do Cubs fans get beaten down? Why can't you love? Isn't there enough hate in the world?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Let's NOT Repeat Election Night 2000

From the archives. What went wrong on Election Night 2000. Must read for all journalists and political junkies.

Are you better off?

With the election days away, this ad will start airing in Ohio and Florida. The Gipper's own words have come back to haunt what's left of his political party.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

CONGRATS to Amy Poehler on the birth of a baby boy! If TMZ has the story, it must be true.

Wassup 2008

Classic viral video, and it is indeed the ORIGINAL CAST of the famous Bud spot!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ron Howard's Call to Action

If ever there was MUST SEE TV, this is it! Please take the time to watch this.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

LINK OF THE DAY, WEEK, MONTH. Great Flash site. Click on everything for quotes from Sarah the P.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

KEZK In Time Magazine

So I'm minding my own business reading the new issue of Time magazine. There's an article in it about race and the upcoming election focusing on Lincoln County, Missouri, an area not far from St. Louis. Imagine my surprise when I took a good look at the photo. If you have the print edition, its easier to see, but a close inspection of the picture on the web site (try clicking the "enlarge" button next to the photo) shows that the man on the right is wearing a KEZK t-shirt! For those who don't know, KEZK is one of the radio stations I program in St. Louis.

Here's the link to the story online from the Time website Its in the October 20 issue of Time, available on newsstands now.

It takes so little to make me happy.

Friday, October 10, 2008

DESTROYED my BlackBerry. The new STORM (VZW's offering) won't be out for 4 weeks so I had to buy a Curve to tide me over. VZW, RIM-HELP ME!
Arrrrgh. DROPPED and DESTROYED my BlackBerry. The new 9000 won't be out for 4 weeks so I have to buy a Curve to tide me over. HELP ME RIM!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Cubs LOSE. Dream season OVER. 101 years without a World Series win. I'm not sure its possible to be more sad and despondent than I am now.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

TWO Posts In One Day?

I couldn't resist.

As we near the beginning of the 2008 CUBS CENTENNIAL CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON PLAYOFF DRIVE, an incredible piece from the New York Times showing the history of the Cubs in the playoffs. Truly amazing!


Anyone who's been around me for any length of time knows about my rabid devotion to the Chicago Cubs. My Grandfather was a Cubs fan. My Father was a Cubs fan. I am proud to say I'm a Cubs fan. A photo of me at one of my first Cubs games, when I was 4 years old, hangs on my office wall, with the program I was holding in the picture hung next to it. I proudly carry the cards of the early 1980's "Die Hard Cubs Fan Club" and the new "Cubs Club" in my Chicago Cubs wallet and I'm happy to flaunt them, even in the "enemy territory" of St. Louis.

The Cubs have had a miraculous season, winning 97 games and the National League Central championship for the second year in a row. They start the playoffs this afternoon against the Dodgers at my favorite place on the planet, Wrigley Field. I was at the one game the Cubs played in the postseason last year, a rout by the DBacks, and in the dozens, maybe hundreds of games I've seen in that ballpark, I've never seen it be such a sad place. I'm counting on the results and spirits to be better this year. Of course, I've yet to score tickets to any games, although I was offered the chance to go to this afternoon's first game, which I can't do due to work. That pesky work getting in the way of baseball again....

There's a tremendous song this year that has become the unofficial rally song for the Cubs. Its not "Hey Hey Holy Mackerel" from the 1969 season, its called "All The Way" by Chicago's very own Eddie Vedder. Some very enterprising fan made a nice video out of the song, which is available for purchase at Its worth a peek even if you aren't a Cubs fan.

Add to the incredible Cubs run the fact that the Chicago White Sox made it into the postseason and there is the possibility, however rare, that there could (and I say COULD) be a "Red Line Series" with the two Chicago teams meeting in the Fall Classic. For those unfamiliar with the public transit system in Chicago, the Red Line serves both Wrigley and "The Cell".

Picture this. Wednesday, Cubtober 22nd, 7:20PM. World Series game one at US Cellular Field. Cubs ace Ryan Dempster is on the mound to throw the first pitch. He winds up and lets loose with a 98 mile an hour fastball. Between the time the pitch leaves his hand and lands in catcher Geovany Soto's glove, the ground opens up and the entire ballpark is swallowed into the earth. Yes, the first pitch in a Cubs/Sox World Series would be THE END OF THE WORLD.

What can I say? No matter how joyful a Cubs fan is, there is always a black cloud with that silver lining.