Yup, we all get brass knuckles at birth

Surely by now you have all heard about the scandalous mob bust, so I won’t rehash it. But seeing this makes me wonder how this will fuel the fire of people’s built in perception of what it is like to be from Chicago (and by people I mean people not from Chicago or the surrounding areas, people who have never visited Chicago, and people that have never spent more that a couple of minutes with someone from Chicago). It

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  1. Irene (unregistered) on April 27th, 2005 @ 8:31 pm

    The funny thing is when I moved to Libertyville in 1984, I was asked by my classmates if I carried a gun with me when I went to school or if I knew anyone in the mob. For God’s sakes – I lived in West Roger’s Park and went to a Catholic school and I don’t think I was aware of anyone in the mob.

  2. Lauren (unregistered) on April 27th, 2005 @ 8:49 pm

    The extra funny thing is, I went to high school in Libertyville. So the funniness comes full circle.

  3. Jennifer Roche (unregistered) on April 27th, 2005 @ 9:34 pm

    Oh, yeah, this brings back memories. One time I was in Russia and told some guy I was from Chicago. He barely spoke English, but he pointed his fingers like guns into the air and said, “Boom. Boom. Al Capone!” I was like – um, that was in the 20’s. And, if it isn’t gangsters, it’s Michael Jordan.

  4. FlowFeel (unregistered) on April 28th, 2005 @ 7:32 am

    Lots of people overseas know us for Jordan too! :) FlowFeel.com

  5. tankboy (unregistered) on April 28th, 2005 @ 11:44 am

    when i was in the ukraine a few years ago and people found out i was from chicago i’d always get “michael jordan!” or “mobsters! bang bang!”

  6. Beerstoya (unregistered) on April 28th, 2005 @ 4:01 pm

    I was in England in 1979 when I was nine and people would hear my family and I were from Chicago in “the states” and they would all make reference to Al Capone and say “Rat-tada-tat”—making noises like a Thompson submachine gun….


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