Tag Archives: Midwestern Culture

Lincoln’s birthday is a holiday I miss

Today is a day I miss being in grade school. Sure the weather around this time in Illinois sucked because February is Winter’s last big push to be awful but there were two things to look forward to. First was … Continue reading

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1994: Farewell to DG and eventually the miserable Midwest

On my last day at Dynamic Graphics, I don’t think I had been as happy since my first day with them. The latter just meant I was no longer un-/under employed, which I celebrated via a flyer featuring Babs Bunny. … Continue reading

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1994: My offer to Austin finally arrives!

With my final day at Dynamic Graphics coming up the next morning, the charmed life I’ve lived came through at the eleventh hour! A little rewind to provide context. After a long weekend in Milwaukee to celebrate Helen’s birthday, I … Continue reading

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Underwear inspired by the South Chicago accent

Southsiders as they’re called, would pronounce this “PIE-cage.” Then again, the product could be a Southerner thing because it’s misspelled. No wait, I’m going to have to go with neither due to both cultures having a great dislike of exercise. It … Continue reading

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Life Itself: Worth Seeing

Seeing this documentary about Roger Ebert was my personal me-time birthday celebration for 2014. I used to take in a movie back in my twenties but the tradition faded out when I managed to cooler fare as the thirties were … Continue reading

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RIP Larry Lujack

I chose to push back this story due to the holidays, I didn’t want to post anything that was a little too depressing. Most Chicagoans knew of the infamous WLS-AM DJ but since AM radio has a humongous range, he … Continue reading

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Real Chili surrogate figured out!

Back in Milwaukee, near the Marquette campus, there’s a little restaurant called Real Chili. It was pretty popular as an after hours place to eat since drinking too much can also give you the munchies. However, my friends and I … Continue reading

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