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So it is energy drinks and chocolate that makes you more buzzed? It also makes you fatter.

Posted by Just Me | November 7, 2007 2:11 PM

Of course Chicago has a kickass public transportation system; the groundwork for it was laid at the turn of the 20th century, a time when local government could and routinely did decide to tear up your house next week and cover it with tracks, and no one said a word about it.

In a time when we have years of debate and wankery and four ballot initiatives before failing to build a monorail, that has a certain appeal.

Posted by tsm | November 7, 2007 2:25 PM

Hey, remember, that game was rescheduled not just because the Bears suck, but because the Seahawks suck too.

Where's the respect?

Posted by Joe M | November 7, 2007 2:31 PM

Hopefully I can find a televised curling event to sate my Sunday sporting event needs, because that would be much more interesting than watching either of those two terrible football clubs bump into each other and fall down for 2 hours.

Posted by Joh | November 7, 2007 2:35 PM

Curling is #1!

Hey, if anyone wants, I have two tix to the Comedy night at the Backstage. I'm on Facebook ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 7, 2007 2:47 PM

As a former Seattlite living in Chicago, I can solidly say that Seattle dominates Chicago in the coffee market.

Posted by UC | November 7, 2007 2:47 PM

Chicago has better coffee too if you are looking for brewed rather than squeezed and lattéd. There is nothing quite like a full french press pot of single estate coffee to brace oneself against Chicago's wretched weather and bitchy queens.
Shouldn't bears be thinking about hibernating this time of year Shouldn't seahawks be thinking of migrating?

Posted by kinaidos | November 7, 2007 2:57 PM


Chicago government didn't create the elevated system--most of the system in use in the city today was formed from private rail systems.

My last house in Chicago before I moved to NYC was across the street from the Metra, and the Brown Line (or the Kimball Line, if you're an old Savage or something) was a half block west of that. Chicago itself is a hybrid of smaller towns that were gobbled up.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | November 7, 2007 2:59 PM

Chicago Eff - I'm nervously awaiting the clash of titans: Maurice Morris vs. Adrian Peterson (not the AP you wish you had, heh).

Sorry, duder, your defense blows. Our passing game beats you. I'm already writing the recap.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | November 7, 2007 4:04 PM

Your chocolate factory is being shut down.

So sayeth This American Life.

I mourn for thee.

Posted by Colin | November 7, 2007 11:05 PM

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