April 18, 2014
Bet this copywriter doesn’t brag about this headline. From the Sean Fitzgibbons Heroes Collection. #Bears

Bet this copywriter doesn’t brag about this headline. From the Sean Fitzgibbons Heroes Collection. #Bears

8:14pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZUBgZw1DSJEID
Filed under: bears 
April 18, 2014
The #CHI. #chicago #StreetArt #mural

The #CHI. #chicago #StreetArt #mural

April 17, 2014
Took the nephew out for dinner to Duk’s on the West Side tonight. Lady kept forgetting what we ordered. Said she was out of it. “Long day?” I asked. “My husband left me today. 10 years, and he just left.” Tough to pivot from that one.

Took the nephew out for dinner to Duk’s on the West Side tonight. Lady kept forgetting what we ordered. Said she was out of it. “Long day?” I asked. “My husband left me today. 10 years, and he just left.” Tough to pivot from that one.

April 14, 2014
Uh oh, was kind of hoping for a bail out here. Time to get serious about making up for 2012. #ChiMarathon

Uh oh, was kind of hoping for a bail out here. Time to get serious about making up for 2012. #ChiMarathon

9:20pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZUBgZw1D4K3tT
Filed under: chimarathon 
April 3, 2014
My first #Blackhawks game, but for an old #Bulls fan, this view couldn’t have been better. Thanks Woerf!

My first #Blackhawks game, but for an old #Bulls fan, this view couldn’t have been better. Thanks Woerf!

10:21pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZUBgZw1C2aVbj
  
Filed under: blackhawks bulls 
April 1, 2014
Ang and Frank, Anne’s grandma and grandpa, on Milwaukee Ave circa 1949. “It couldn’t be any better,” she says, but you have to read that with her Polish accent. Amazing time digging through old pics and memories with them yesterday.

Ang and Frank, Anne’s grandma and grandpa, on Milwaukee Ave circa 1949. “It couldn’t be any better,” she says, but you have to read that with her Polish accent. Amazing time digging through old pics and memories with them yesterday.

March 27, 2014
So, the melt has revealed that several days it was just too damn cold to get my paper from the front stoop.

So, the melt has revealed that several days it was just too damn cold to get my paper from the front stoop.

March 23, 2014
socialismartnature:




This sculpture by Issac Cordal in Berlin is called “Politicians discussing global warming.”

socialismartnature:

This sculpture by Issac Cordal in Berlin is called “Politicians discussing global warming.”

(via victorysnacks)

March 14, 2014
The "Paid-What-You're-Worth" Myth

robertreich:

It’s often assumed that people are paid what they’re worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren’t worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they’d earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more will only kill jobs.

According to this…

March 13, 2014
#TBT All the siblings on one chair. Didn’t have much, but at least we had awesome hair. Love Dan’s face.

#TBT All the siblings on one chair. Didn’t have much, but at least we had awesome hair. Love Dan’s face.

5:55pm  |   URL: http://tmblr.co/ZUBgZw1A2XYN7
Filed under: tbt 
March 11, 2014

chels:

(via yatzer)

Twenty strangers kiss for the first time in “First Kiss,” directed by Tatia Pilieva.

There is something intensely sweet about this. 

March 11, 2014

America’s prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame.
Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses, according to an infographic recently released by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (see chart below). That percentage has risen fairly consistently over decades, all the way from 16 percent in 1970.

The second-largest category, immigration-related crimes, accounts for 10.6 percent of inmates. This means that people convicted of two broad categories of nonviolent crimes — drugs and immigration — make up over 60 percent of the U.S. prison population. 


I don’t smoke or do any other drugs, but the war on them is asinine, and perpetuated by ignorant old white men, a powerful prison industry lobby, and old myths that won’t die. And it destroys families, creating ripple effects that cost society billions.

America’s prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame.

Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses, according to an infographic recently released by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (see chart below). That percentage has risen fairly consistently over decades, all the way from 16 percent in 1970.

The second-largest category, immigration-related crimes, accounts for 10.6 percent of inmates. This means that people convicted of two broad categories of nonviolent crimes — drugs and immigration — make up over 60 percent of the U.S. prison population. 

I don’t smoke or do any other drugs, but the war on them is asinine, and perpetuated by ignorant old white men, a powerful prison industry lobby, and old myths that won’t die. And it destroys families, creating ripple effects that cost society billions.

(Source: hipsterlibertarian)

February 28, 2014

ombuarchitecture:

Iowa High Trestle Bridge

Spanning between the two rural communities of Woodward and Madrid, the Iowa High Trestle Bridge connects 25 miles of High Trestle Trail.. (read more)

Architect: RDG Planning & Design

Location: Woodward and Madrid, Iowa

photos by homemade iowa life

This is beautiful.

(via newsweek)

February 26, 2014

Hello. Good day.
This map has been going around the internet. You’ve probably seen it posted with a headline like “Here is your state’s favorite band.”
But this map does not show what your state’s favorite band is. It does not purport to show what your state’s favorite band is. This map shows what band or musical artist people in your state like to listen to more than people in other states.
The man behind the map, Paul Lamere, gathered streaming data by zip code and then built an app that let’s you compare the most distinct tastes by region. Pretty cool!
For example, according to the map, people in Idaho are way more likely to listen to Tegan and Sara than people in the rest of the United States.
This does not mean, however, that Tegan and Sara is the most popular band in Idaho. What is the most popular band/musical artist in Idaho? I have no idea.
Tom Petty was pretty popular when I was growing up there, but that was years ago. Who knows? These misleading headlines are not the map’s fault.
The map is good. The map is cool. The map shows where in the country you are most likely to run into someone with the same somewhat peculiar music taste as you.
Mother Jones: This Map Does Not Show What Your State’s Favorite Band Is


Glad there are smart people devoting their time to memes I didn’t care aboutin the first place…oh wait, no I’m not.

Hello. Good day.

This map has been going around the internet. You’ve probably seen it posted with a headline like “Here is your state’s favorite band.”

But this map does not show what your state’s favorite band is. It does not purport to show what your state’s favorite band is. This map shows what band or musical artist people in your state like to listen to more than people in other states.

The man behind the map, Paul Lamere, gathered streaming data by zip code and then built an app that let’s you compare the most distinct tastes by region. Pretty cool!

For example, according to the map, people in Idaho are way more likely to listen to Tegan and Sara than people in the rest of the United States.

This does not mean, however, that Tegan and Sara is the most popular band in Idaho. What is the most popular band/musical artist in Idaho? I have no idea.

Tom Petty was pretty popular when I was growing up there, but that was years ago. Who knows? These misleading headlines are not the map’s fault.

The map is good. The map is cool. The map shows where in the country you are most likely to run into someone with the same somewhat peculiar music taste as you.

Mother Jones: This Map Does Not Show What Your State’s Favorite Band Is

Glad there are smart people devoting their time to memes I didn’t care aboutin the first place…oh wait, no I’m not.

(via newsweek)

February 23, 2014
Rusting city.

Rusting city.

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