At Large My Ride to O’Hare
posted by October 18 at 7:47 AMon
Traffic crawling along. Thank God—or thank Chicago’s taxpayers and competent-if-corrupt leaders—for extending the El’s Blue Line to O’Hare fifteen or twenty years ago. A cab to O’Hare is $40ish bucks. The El is $2. So why would anyone cab it?
Oh, and it’s going to be 80 fucking degrees here today—in Chicago, in late October. Something’s not right. And, yes, I realize that I’m making climate change worse by flying from Chicago to Boston and not biking or skating. I did stay in Chicago for two extra days this week to avoid flying all the way back to Seattle from Chicago before flying to Boston. But, yeah, I fly too much, I’m part of the problem, I’m the reason it’s going to be 80 degrees in Chicago today. But it still freaks me out.
And here’s a comforting headline—courtesy of Matt Drudge—to read right before you step on an airplane at O’Hare International Airport…
Most fake bombs missed by screeners
75% not detected at LAX; 60% at O’Hare