Perspective served on a poppy seed bun with mustard, relish, tomato, onion, hot peppers, celery salt and a pickle
In case you missed the love-fest NBC threw for its last big scripted comedy on Thursday night, a tradition of unbroken excellence that goes back to Cheers in the 80s, I thought I’d use this space to throw my own bouquets at the feet of The Office.
I was lucky enough to be living in London during the winter and spring of 2002, months after Ricky Gervais’ original version made its debut, and thus I consider myself an early adopter of the franchise. As the show found its way stateside in 2005 I was on board from the get-go, finding More >
I did this bit just a few weeks ago but some things have changed and some things have not. I don’t much feel up to writing whole posts about any of the blurbs below so I’m just going to put them out there; if you like it you can take it, and if you don’t you can send it right back.
I am a huge fan of the Anthony Rizzo extension. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it never hurts to be the smart team. Locking up your young cheap talent early, to long term team friendly deals is More >
I’m a bit of a bloody mary connoisseur. It’s my breakfast/brunch drink of choice and after years of consumption I’ve picked up a trick or two to ensure the success of your next liquid morning refreshment. I’d like to share them with you now:
- Find the thickest bloody mary mix you can find. There’s a reason they call it bloody mary mix and not tomato juice. You want something that’s essentially a spicy milkshake.
- Put as much shit as they offer into the glass with it.
- That is all
Happy Friday everyone! No time to write today but I thought I’d pass along the following. Check out what this Czech girl can do.
Don’t try this at home.
Have a great weekend.
Welcome to live hockey in Minnesota by way of the Chi-Guy family room. The Wife and I are cozying in this evening for a big Game 4 in the Hawks-Wild playoffs. Big game is a relative term as if the Hawks do what they’re supposed to do and take care of their business here tonight then the series is all but over.
A couple things I’m looking for tonight:
- The Hawks to come out flying. Everyone has been concerned about their physical play (or lack thereof) after Sunday’s Game 3. Guess what, the Hawks haven’t been physical all year. Their strength is More >
It’s been busy once again on the Chicago sporting scene. The Bulls submitted a valiant effort on Saturday night and much like Inigo Montoya they are now able to die the death that they were meant to at the six-fingered hand of the Miami Heat. Additionally the Blackhawks received a wake up call this afternoon from a frisky yet fatally flawed Minnesota Wild squad. Fear not Chicago and the rest of the NHL, our boys in the Indianhead sweaters will not lose another in this round.
What has caught my attention of late are the failings on the northside of the city. More >
Happy Friday everyone! Feel free to drop any of this knowledge in conversation at whatever Kentucky Derby party you attend tomorrow.
As people age certain things begin the break down. Whether it’s a series of physical ailments or cracks beginning to show in ones mental makeup, change is both inevitable and unfortunate. I’ve certainly noticed things like the pain from that knee I twisted in college now becoming a more regular vistor & the concept of being sore after physical exertion transforming from a myth told to teenagers into a scientific fact. Aside from a few bumps and bruises I like to think I keep myself in fairly decent working order though. What’s more concerning are the mental matters.
While some people’s minds begin to wander and they More >
Quite a weekend around these parts wasn’t it? At least on the sporting scene that is. I watched parts of the NFL Draft, the parts that I could make out on the screen after I put my remote through it Thursday night when Roger Goodell read the name “Kyle Long” but I digress. As Saturday rolled around and the Bears began to come to terms with the word “value” I couldn’t help but notice the Twitter-verse had began turning its attention to the happenings at the United Center.
What unfolded on Saturday afternoon was one of the memorable playoff basketball games More >
We’ve all got them. It’s unfortunate but true. Here are a few of mine:
- When I hear someone speak with an accent I can’t help but mimic it. I’m pretty sure it comes off as very insulting to the individual but you have to believe me when I say that I have no control over it. There were some very difficult drunken moments during my semester abroad in London.
- I am judgmental of people who wear athletic jerseys socially. A hockey sweater – not a problem. Soccer is next most acceptable followed by baseball and football. I guess my real peeve is More >
This week The Wife & I are going tag team style. As noted below, she came across a list of Movies That Cause Your Remote To Stop Working while fipping through the channels. What this means is we’re looking for movies that no matter what point you come across them you stop what you’re doing and jump right back into their story line. This idea has spawned several conversations at the Chi-Guy household since with the only resolution being each of us submitting our final top ten. Please enjoy The Wife’s submission below and come back on Friday for my More >
Welcome to part 2 of the Chi-Guy family TV movie-a-thon. For those who missed part 1 I’d encourage you to start here. The premise of this exercise is to bring to light the movies that, as you’re scrolling through the TV menu, bring you to a stop at any time of day, during any point of the film. Certain movies just have that magnetism to them that will draw you in like a tractor beam from which your powers of resistance are futile. I think you can tell a lot about a person based on the list they would submit under this More >
These two people are from the same species on this planet…
It’s that time of year again ladies and gentlemen, baseball season is just about upon us. With Spring Training getting an early start this year due to the World Baseball Classic even the most ardent of baseball fans will admit to having lost some steam as opening day approaches. Do you realize pitchers and catchers reported six weeks ago? It’s time for the season to begin.
In typical Chi-Guy fashion I’m going to stretch my baseball season preview legs out starting on the southside of town so any mistakes or oversights I make as I get back into the swing of More >
Happy Friday everyone!
It’s been a busy week on this end with time being at a premium. Between a busy time of year at the office, my anniversary, a Zero Dark Thirty viewing (outstanding by the way – Jessica Chastain got robbed by the Academy), and my hockey team starting our playoff run, my days and evenings have been rather full. For those wondering I will be putting up my Cubs season preview over the weekend so it’s served to you fresh on Monday morning – aka Opening Day – or one of my favorite days of the year. I’ve been to More >
God damn it…
One of the things I’ve learned in my short time authoring this site is that somewhere in this universe of ours there is a thing called balance. Finding and achieving it is the true mastery of life, let alone any one aspect within it. I do not claim that this website has any such grandiose capacity (yet), but in authoring 98.2748% percent of the content I truly do strive to find a proper balance between being well read and having an unique opinion that I can call my own on the subject matter at hand.
Every so often however that line gets blurred. Perhaps More >
With baseball season upon us, the NHL playoffs around the corner, and women beginning to don tank tops in public once more after a long hibernation, it is easy to forget about the franchise that fills our fall Sundays with joy and heartbreak in rapid succession. Well, maybe it’s not all that easy to forget as ESPNChicago.com keeps a running ticker of days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the NFL Draft is upon us (for the record it is exactly three weeks away as of this writing).
With everyone’s attention on March Madness (specifically looking-but-not-looking at Kevin Ware’s broken leg) and whether Derrick Rose More >
Three hundred and sixty-five days ago tonight The Wife and I were watching a VHS copy of The Natural as of the time of this writing. She was more drugged up than Bump Bailey and I was cramped into a suitcase that doubled as a hospital room fold out bed. Ah the memories.
Today my little girl turns one year old. In the cliché of clichés it truly is amazing how time flies. A year ago I was holding a 9 lb 12 oz miracle that part of me wanted to treat as delicately as a Faberge egg while the rest wanted nothing More >
You may recall my post from Friday where I signed off by mentioning a trip to the zoo and swim lessons for the Wee One on Friday. In addition to that zoo trip we added a hike, dinner, a hockey game, story time at the library, a day of running errands, cleaning the house, decorating for a party, hosting forty of our kith and kin, cleaing up said party… I could go on. Long story short, it’s been a long weekend. So I’m taking tonight off and sinking into the couch for a season premiere of Mad Men and the second episode of Jeremy More >
So my dad recently ran for political office in the small town in which he lives. Despite a valiant effort in campaigning he did not come out victorious. It’s a shame really as he is a good man with good ideas and pure intentions who would have served his city well. He truly went into the endeavor without an agenda for personal gain outside of having the ability to play a direct role in the community in which he lives.
While I am sad that the ballots did not break in his favor, my greater concern is in how the political More >
Basically on this Friday all that I ask of you is that you watch the following GIF and know that somewhere in Seattle there is a young man who embodies everything I aspire to in life.
Good day to you sir. I say good day! My hat is off to you and your overly energetic friend.
Happy Friday everyone!
It’s been a long time coming but I think the day is finally here. With wars coming to an end and an economy on the mend many of the major crisis in the world have been brought to a simmer and the news of the day has turned to internal social issues. Courts from California to Washington DC are debating the Constitutionality of gay marriage with anyone openly opposing its passing serving as excellent fodder for the nostalgic, look how ignorant we were in 2013! comments that inevitably will come twenty years from now. It’s just a matter of time until we More >
Earlier today during a chat on ESPNChicago.com a rather savvy reader asked Blackhawks beat reporter Scott Powers a particularly enlightened question…
Based on his response it would appear that the question was just a little too good for the forum in fact. So I thought I would take it upon myself to do the digging that a professional beat reporter could not.
I’ve made no bones about the fact that I’m a big Nick Leddy fan. He’s a 22 year old defenseman wrapping up his third season in the league – having only played the equivalent of two seasons though due to this year’s shortened calendar More >
In this edition of our Friday Fun column I thought I’d summarize the week on the internet while demonstrating how all of our world is interconnected. Confused? Good. Let me show you what I’m talking about…
- Last night the Blackhawks clinched the #1 seed in the Western Conference without having to tie their skates. This is important because it’s playoff time baby!!! Let’s get weird
- Speaking of the NHL, on Wednesday night Boston fans came together and performed perhaps the second best national anthem a hockey arena has seen in quite some time. Be careful, watching this video has a tendancy to increase the More >
Wait… don’t click away. This isn’t the schticky ESPN program, and Woody Paige is no where to be found in these annals. I want to take a quick loop around Chicago sports this morning as I think each of our teams currently finds themselves in a defining moment for the 2013 calendar year. I would be remiss if I were to let this moment pass without taking note.
It’s over Bulls fans. I harbor no ill-will or animosity towards anyone involved, but it’s just not your year. If you would, please look to the right and under the CATEGORIES drop down More >
Usually I save the links and videos for Friday but I’m working on another little project to go up two days from now and I can’t in good conscience keep these following two items to myself much longer. Please join me in enjoying the following…
- The Boston Marathon bombing was obviously a horrible trajedy. It’s very difficult to find any silver linings in an event that is so senseless and destructive. With that said there may be one… The following is an article written by Esquire’s Dan McCarthy where he got trapped in the apartment of a one-night-stand while the city was More >