Friday, March 20, 2009

The Love of My Life...

First off, unrelated to the title I spent all of three seconds to come up with, my friend's television show: Green Screen Adventures won a very prestigious award of some sort. I have no idea what the award is called, but apparently only 5 shows across the nation receive one. Green Screen Adventures takes stories, poems and illustrations done by Chicago Public School students and translates them into television productions, acted out by a cast of characters who perform them in an energetic and creative way. So, well done to the entire cast, and congrats! Their show is on at 7am on Channel 12 the U Saturday mornings. If you have some rascals running around your house, sit 'em down and see to it that they are entertained. Alternatively, if you find yourself still drinking at 7am on a Saturday, then you could join in the fun yourself!

If you prefer child enriching entertainment of the live kind, then head over to the Neo-Futurist Theater to see Barrel of Monkeys! They too take stories written by kids and act them out in a hilarious display of creativity nurturing euphoria. Tell them Baroke sent you. You won't get a discount or anything, I just want them to look at you like you're an idiot.

Now, to the original intent of my post and inspiration for its now seemingly irrelevant title: Chicago. Sure, she is corrupt, she betrays her own general well-being by fixing the park district potholes first, sure she privatizes her parking, her parks and her airports - but she is gorgeous. Now, via, I have found The Windy Pixel. A site for high res images of the City of Big Shoulders. Go and remind yourself why you put up with all the other crap.

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