Dear Toucan Ride Thing at Humboldt Park Playground: I don't see you around much anymore. When I was a kid, we would fight over who got to ride you, even though you didn't really move. But you looked like the bird on the Fruit Loops box and that's all that mattered. Mm, fruity milk. Much better than nasty Cheerios milk. You're fading away now, an endangered species. At least some kids will … [Read more...] about Dear Toucan Ride Thing, I Love You
“Blago Blago: One Island, One Man”
So Blagojevich was convicted on one of 24 counts of being a douchebag. And now he shall achieve ultimate celebrity! He'll film a reality series from his own jail-cell island. The island will be called Blago Blago. Just like Bora Bora. And Tora Tora will perform Wild America as Blago's hair whips in the tropical winds... Coming soon to Bravo. … [Read more...] about “Blago Blago: One Island, One Man”
The Arts of Life Band
So I'm working on a story about The Arts of Life Band — made up of musicians both with disabilities and not — and I filmed and edited a short video (54 seconds) of their performance the night they opened for Bobby Conn at one of the Pitchfork after-parties. I think it's pretty punk rock... This short will show on Thursday, August 26 from 5-8pm in the Art Institute of Chicago's Modern Wing, … [Read more...] about The Arts of Life Band
I Could Never Work at the Gap
Simply because I suck at folding. Your Honors, I submit into evidence, two identical lengths of fabric (that are now curtains): While I'm on the whole submitting evidence/courtroom tip, you know how Ice-T is on Law and Order? I was leafing through Fuck You Heroes by photographer Glen E. Friedman recently, and I forgot how fly Ice-T was back in the day, not that he's not a badass now or … [Read more...] about I Could Never Work at the Gap
Toilet Paper Roll Reflections… And Art?
So I'm sitting in my gramma's bathroom this morning thinking about the toilet paper roll debate — how some people prefer their toilet paper hanging down the front, while others prefer the back-side hang. I never had a preference — but this particular white-square length was hanging down the back, draped against the smooth pink tiled wall. And I was thinking that hmm, could that add extra germs to … [Read more...] about Toilet Paper Roll Reflections… And Art?