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The Universal Appeal of a Red Solo Cup

Before you get on me about talking about the COUNTRY song “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith, let me explain. The image of a red Solo cup evokes many an emotion for ALL music lovers. It’s a universal symbol of good times, parties, fellowship, games, and bonding. Red Solo cups stimulate sensual memories of your…

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Kermit’s Deviant Kinfolk–Uncensored

Few things in life are certain, but this is: You’ll never hear the Muppets swear. When late Muppet co-creator Jim Henson was alive, he and puppeteer Frank Oz amused themselves and crew members by ad-libbing during rehearsals and between takes on TV and film shoots. “I can’t be specific, but I can tell you that…

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Impress Your Date–Jack a Car

Way to go, Lorenzo. Now she’ll never have that fairy tail prom night story to tell her grandkids. There will be no bad prom pictures, except perhaps his mugshot taken after his arrest. Lorenzo Bracey, from Chicago’s West Side,  has been charged for allegedly hijacking a sports-utility vehicle at gun-point before he went to prom…

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Made Right Here, In Belvidere

It’s loud, dangerous, and wonderful. The air smells and even tastes like petroleum lubricant and hot steel. I sneak a touch to the smooth, perfectly stamped hood. With shiny hard hat and fashionable safety glasses, I stand mere feet from giant presses which make door panels. If I close my eyes and go to my…

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Imma Be a CEO

If you’re hungry for the big $$, just become a CEO. Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs. The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm. But…

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ex-Cop Convicted of Stealing From COPS

He ripped off a charity which benefits families of fallen members of law enforcement. Yes, a (former) member of law enforcement, stealing from his own. Scott Webb, a former Woodridge police officer, had faced up to seven years in prison, DuPage County state’s attorney’s spokesman Paul Darrah said. Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced him to 180…

Unisex Scouting–Finally!

Male? Female? Other? It matters not when joining the Dog Scouts of America. They’ve got badges and campouts, cookie drives and troops in 22 states, including Illinois. The Dog Scouts of America even has a motto or two as the half-human, half-hound organization goes about the business of doing good deeds. One of the first…

Music And Politics With Scott Lucas Of Local H

J.T. Morand brings a frank, and interesting interview with Scott Lucas of Local H to the pages of the Chicago Sun Times, and we’re more than happy to share it with you, what with our Local 101 show with them March 9th at The Montrose Room: Local H makes a record only when they have…

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