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November 24, 2008

Illy noise

Rob @ 11:28 AM

Reasons Chicago is awesome, so far:

  • The airline did not crash or lose my bag.
  • The public transit is totally charming and the map makes sense.
  • The Payless here had the plimsolls I like.
  • The "pizza" is almost, but not entirely, unlike pizza, yet it is insanely great.
  • There's an epically awesome sushi place, the kind they write songs about.
  • The drag queen supply store had a concertina on the shelf.
  • And of course, there's an awesome woman here with whom I'm madly in love.

She's off being all day-jobby, I'm off to explore the city by myself for a bit. Excelsior!

November 22, 2008

Wheee!

Rob @ 12:06 AM

Flying away first thing in the morning, to start a much-needed nine-day vacation in the mysterious land of Chicago with my special lady friend.

I smile. Lots.

November 20, 2008

worrisome

Rob @ 10:19 AM

The last time we were here, in the 1970s, the politicians did as politicians do: They tried to cut the things that no one would notice, not at first, anyway. Subway maintenance. Police, fire and sanitation headcounts. Teacher training. Building inspectors.

A few quiet years of this, and the city was hollow at its core.

-- Ellis Henican, "Too Many Signs of a Scarier New York"

One of the main reasons I love studying the 1970s and 1980s in New York City's history is because in the end, so much of the crap we had to deal with was overcome. The decay and depression that was rampant back then has been one hell of a thing to be able to point at and say "look what we were able to climb out of." It's worrisome to think that after all this time, we're heading right back into it.

This city is one of my oldest friends, and she's not feeling well.

November 17, 2008

lol drama

Rob @ 12:10 AM

Here's a random blog post Murd0c wrote five years ago.

Here's my dramatic reading of said post, done in Scary Rob mode.

November 14, 2008

Xtacular support

Rob @ 11:19 AM

Hey, America! Some decent, clean-cut folks need your help.

This past Sunday my old pals at 70-30 Productions, who brought you such gems as Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo, stealthily premiered their awesome new show The Xtacles on Adult Swim. Unfortunately it was a bit too stealthy, as the premiere failed to garner the ratings they need for the show to stay afloat. Thay've got a lot riding on this show, and it's make-or-break time for its repeat showing tonight.

So, I need you to do me and them a huge favor. Tonight at midnight, switch over to Cartoon Network and check out the show. Or, be a 21st Century digital person, and set your DVR to record it. If you happen to know one of those Nielsen families, break into their house and switch their TV over. And, tell your friends.

You can check out some clips and artwork on the blogs of 70-30's own Clunky and Neal. They're nice. Watch their cartoon.

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