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an unflinching look

Defending the Damned by Kevin A. Davis highlights the inner workings of the public defenders of Cook County. When I initially picked it up I thought it was going to focus on the various cases that the public defenders have … Continue reading

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performance enhancing drugs are great

Yesterday was the 4th ever Gamepocalypse, hosted by my buddy Josh. I did not prevail at the top of the heap. I was near the top. I blame the fact that I was sober for the fact that I did … Continue reading

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damp and sad

In my Chicago, the Chicago of alleys and side streets,  it’s a balmy 39 with WCF out. The sky is as gray as an old washcloth, and  the cold puddles of water gleam with rainbows of oil leaked out of … Continue reading

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some truly fantastic Mcgyvers

I just read Candy Girl by Diablo Cody, it’s the memoir of her time spent stripping and who doesn’t love stripper stories? Who knew that there were so many strip clubs in Minnesota! What else is up there? Indie rock? … Continue reading

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I would’ve cried to my death

  Chavela Vargas – No Volvere Hi! This is one of my favorite renditions of one of my favorite songs. I’m lucky I never got to watch Chavela live because I would’ve cried to my death, it would’ve been really … Continue reading

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there wasn’t enough sun left in the sky

The edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude I got from the library has a blurb on the inside front cover that says it “is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading … Continue reading

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this whole thing is a scam

Hey. This week I read Foundation by Asimov. The cover is pretty cool, a very realistic cover of an old man in a wheel chair in some kind of tube, it would make a great prog rock album cover. Foundation … Continue reading

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not a place or time to behave reasonably

So I decided to not go to the Tossers show at the Metro tonight; of course I’m regretting this decision, but you know I’d be standing on the el platform, huddled under the heat lamps, which actually just provide an … Continue reading

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on my knees in anguish, shaking my fist at the sky

Tomorrow is suppose to be so cold that the Chicago Park district has gone and canceled “All outdoor ice rinks & outdoor programming…” I guess that means that they’re going ahead and not opening up the rinks. Too cold to … Continue reading

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a tennis academy and drugs

So I just had a nice huge breakfast, eggs, bacon, waffles, coffee, fucking awesome. And now I got enough energy to go in and keep chipping away at Infinite Jest because it’s around 9 degrees out, without the wind chill, … Continue reading

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