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{ Monthly Archives } December 2004

Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You

Yeah, so merry merry everyone. Hope you all are having a happy and safe holiday season. I had, in the words of Mr. Hanky, a Very Crappy Christmas. Have I told you about this? No? Let me address that omission right now. So, I’ve got this job. And occasionally it requires me to do actual […]

Photo Log Offering #2

Now, one of my biggest pet peeves is the depiction of food as the animal it once was, particularly in its logo…take a look at Red, Hot and Blue…but Jake’s takes it one step further. A favorite of the staff of Mirandala…is this establishment is on Montrose Ave. in Chicago. Yes, you’re reading it correctly: […]

Is this preferable to Madame Tussaud’s?

In order to share some photos of my Christmas break, I will offer a photo log for the next few days. As I traveled on Monday night from Baltimore’s ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ a.k.a. Christmas Street USA, we found a nativity scene with a curious onlooker…

Merry Merry

Merry Merry and Happy Holidays to everyone! It’s been quite a year, this 2004, and we’re happy that you all were here to share it with us. The staff of wishes you joy and peace this holiday season.

Singing Its Praises

Tired of the regular radio stations or your mp3 playlist…well, try newly transformed Windy 100.3 FM in Chicago, renamed K-Love. It was launched a couple weeks ago and I’m listening to US99 less and K-Love more. It’s been a few years since I could regularly hear The Fifth Dimension, Dionne Warwick, Celine Dion, lesser-heard songs […]

Flickr = Grt Phto Wbsite

Are you using Flickr yet? Why not? What’s your damage, Heather? Flickr is, frankly, the best photo site out there. If you take digital pictures, if you share digital pictures, if you like photography, if you just like seeing snapshots of life around the world, then you should be using Flickr. Of course, maybe you’re […]

Spam and Eggs

We hate spam.** Can we tell you how much we hate and resent the lowlife scum who spend all day trying to post comments to on the topics of viagra, cheap airline fares, games of texas hold ’em, and naughty, naughty teens? Do these people actually get a lot of business from spamming blogs? […]

Noble Kings and Princes Would Bow When Ere They Came

Someone at CNN hates Mary Travers. I know this for a fact. You remember Mary Travers. She’s the “Mary” of “Peter, Paul, and Mary.” They of the sweet, folk harmonies of the ’60s. They of the many PBS specials. They of “Puff the Magic Dragon.” This is how Mary used to look 1) back in […]

That Don’t Impress Me Much

Shania has reached another milestone. The little girl from Timmons, Ontario has the most popular album in the history of country music. Who cares if she’s a cross-over artist? Shania a.k.a. Eileen Twain cut her teeth on and still calls country music her home. And who can turn down such tunes as: Man! I Feel […]

The Three Wise Men?

Well, I guess it’s understandable that Madame Tussaud’s would place Victoria and David Beckham as their Mary and Joseph in the wax manger at the museum. But George W. Bush, Prince Phillip and Tony Blair as the Three Wise Men? I would guess all three as choices. Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Grant are fine […]