Archive for November, 2007

Coffee, Tea or Me?

Overwhelmingly that answer appears to be Coffee. A poll that appeared in Reuter’s says Chicago is the most caffeinated city in the U.S. Today the Chicago Tribune tastes 32 different coffees that can be found in Chicagoland.

The eight “best brews” according to the Trib are from Metropolis, Intelligentsia, Coffee Beanery , Whole Foods, Café Colao, Illy, Peet’s Coffee and Julius Meinl. Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks fell into the “These were Satisfying Too” category while Corner Bakery, Cosi, Caribou, McDonald’s, White Hen, Burger King, 7-Eleven and Wendy’s find themselves in “And these were A Bit Of A Grind”.

The taste test only compared the “premium coffees” from these companies, all of which cost less than two dollars with the Burger King and Coffee and Tea Exchange coffees being the cheapest at a buck and Café Colao the priciest at $1.95.

Do you have a favorite?

Even celebrities can’t resist our many bars

That one guy from Transformers and some other stuff got drunk and refused to leave a Walgreens. Check out this hilariously ironic quote he gave in 2005 when asked what he thought about troubled alcoholic young actors like Lindsay Lohan:

“There is a different kind of reaction a person gives to Lindsay Lohan than to Anthony Hopkins,” LaBeouf said. “I want that. I don’t want the other side of it, and I try to stay away from that. I realize the position I’m in and how fast it happened. It’s humbling, and it’s crazy. I’m going for more than a five-year career here.”

I spent a lot of time coming up with a crappy Transformer reference for this. Are you ready?

When asked for comment, Optimus Prime said, “From the beginning the Autobots were supportive of this human and his inability to transform. How disappointing that he is just another out of control pretty boy. How troubling it is, his lack of character. There is not more than meets the eye.”

It was the best I could do… Um… Wait.

When questioned by police, Shia LaBeouf stated that he was simply waiting for a magic yellow car from the planet “Cybertron” to arrive that doubled as his designated driver.

I love you, Dan Ryan

I am totally in love with the Dan Ryan Expressway! It’s smooth. It’s fast. It even has some great curves and smells good. I know I’m not the only one as she services thousands a day, but I just can’t shake this feeling! I drove it on Saturday morning and then again on Sunday afternoon. No problems. No slowdowns. Just an easier way to get through the south-side.

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The construction is over. Take her for a spin!

Tetrisy Chicago

Chicago Skyline

Woot.com, the Internet masters of the one-day-deal (aka “buy this crap now or you’ll never be able to again!”) now have a t-shirt arm. Shirts are $10* on their first day and then $15* until they stop selling so well and are discontinued. So we’ve all missed the $10 price for this nice Tetris+Chicago mashup, but it’ll be available as long as you keep buying it. Yes, you.

* shipping included, which is nice.

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