When I first heard about an outdoor music fest in Earlville, IL called "Stompkee," I pictured shirtless guys in combat boots mid-air, but about to stomp on some kimchee in the woods. Kind of like Michael Flatley from Riverdance, but bald and on steroids. But no, no, Stompkee is the name of the street near where the fest was originally held, in the District of Cornfieldia, where people would … [Read more...] about There’s a Hippie-Rapper-Raver-Skater Music Fest You Should Check Out. It’s Called Stompkee Fest.
So my friend Ian, a Six Flags Great America disciple, spotted this in the vast universe that is the theme park's parking lot. A T-Rex eating the Christian Fish symbol? Hmm. Well, you could interpret it as someone saying that evolutionary theory trumps creationism. Or else — well, dinosaurs get hungry too, you know? And in Christianity, Jesus and God and the Holy Spirit (known as the Trinity) … [Read more...] about Evolution Vs Creation Debate, Courtesy Of A T-Rex And Christian Fish
The added comma makes this much more of a request than a demand, doesn't it? Saw this on a Metra train on the way to Geneva, IL. Okay, Metra sign, I won't smoke — since you asked so nicely. … [Read more...] about Oh, Comma, You Make Things So Nice
And no, "penis" isn't spelled wrong somewhere. (I had a friend once who was convinced that it was spelled "penus," and to this day I think that's a more palatable formation of the word. I'm going to go draft an open letter to Webster's now, excuse me.) I spotted this March 1980 copy of Playgirl at the best book/music store in Chicago — Shake Rattle and Read in Uptown (RIP). … [Read more...] about Let’s Play “Find the Grammatical Error”
So I kept saying I was going to "Comic Con" in Chicago, when a comic-convention nerd friend of mine says: "You mean Wizard World?" I've heard it called both, so I figured it's like when people interchange Comiskey Park and Sox Park — oops I mean U.S. Cellular Mitosis Field. Maybe the Wizard of Oz would have the answer? But for any related blog posts I'm going to bow to the usage of "Wizard … [Read more...] about So It’s Called Wizard World? Or Comic-Con? Con-Artist World…Con? Who Cares, I Met Anthony Michael Hall.