I just noticed in the stat logs that Bill Dennis gave me the traditional Bloggerville house-warming gift: A link from his Bill's Content page. There's only one referral in the logs, so I assume that was just Bill checking the link, but it was still cool. Thanks. [Note: This article has been updated to remove dead links.] … [Read more...] about Bill Dennis Rocks!
The Miami Herald has reposted Leonard Pitts' columns about the events of September 11. The very first one, written on the 11th and published the next day, is the best thing ever written about the attack. They pay me to provide words that help make sense of that which troubles the American soul. But in this moment of airless shock when hot tears sting disbelieving eyes, the … [Read more...] about “You monster. You beast. You unspeakable bastard.”
I'm a generally law-abiding person. Yet as a life-long Chicagoan, I sometimes find myself strangely resentful of all the attention the New York mob gets from the entertainment industry. From Godfather to Goodfellas to Donnie Brasco, all the movies are about New York. Even Ben Siegel's creation of Las Vegas (as depicted in Bugsy) is about the New York mob, although Chicago … [Read more...] about Whither Joe Batters?
I'll bet this unique and original sculpture sells bigtime with those folks at airports who confiscate tweezers and 3-inch toy rifles: www.origamiboulder.com … [Read more...] about Origami Boulder.
(Yes, I'm trying to get some hits with that title.) The Sun-Times articles I mentioned below include a story about some apparent Russian mob types who brought several Latvian women to Chicago with promises of big money for go-go dancing and then forced them to work in all-nude strip clubs and took all their money. The situation apparently came apart when the women began to … [Read more...] about Sex Slaves to the Mob!