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WTF South Side?? Dixie Kitchen—gone. Dr. Wax—Audi Five (after this week.) What’s next? The Pancake House? It’s a damn shame to see brother taking his Johnny-cakes at that Calypso spot. And my waitress was slow as hell.

On a side-note, Puerto-Ricans and blacks around these parts don’t seem to get down like the Puerto-Ricans and blacks in New York. Maybe the space thing is the issue. The blacks and Puerto-Ricans didn’t have much of a choice back home—there just wasn’t nowhere to go. But there’s so much space here. None of that “peace, my brother” shit going around.

I’m hitting Macarthur’s tomorrow. I did get some don’t posters and an MOP record from Dr. Wax. Posters were only five bucks. I’m talking classic joints—John Coltrane, Ali standing over Liston and, uhm, The Matrix.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

The difference in perspective between locals and visitors: I saw none of this on my trip South Side this weekend. I mean, of course, but it’s a telling reminder on differing perspectives to see Coates visit the same area at the same time I did and observe totally different things.

Though I did visit a Pancake House. But it was on the North Side. Was this the same Pankcake House, or are they different businesses?

(Observations from Chicago to come when, if I feel like it.)

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GPOYWhatever: It’s Presidents Day, I’m in Chicago next to a gigantic lake, and it’s fucking snowing. 
Like, best thing ever or what?

GPOYWhatever: It’s Presidents Day, I’m in Chicago next to a gigantic lake, and it’s fucking snowing. 

Like, best thing ever or what?


The Urban Dictionary Guide to America: Illinois

Illinois

A state that feels more like a large city surrounded by farmland. Most people who live in this state feel that it is divided into two areas—Chicago and Downstate. Although the official state capital is Springfield, just about everything gets done in Chicago. In fact, some out-of-staters actually believe that the capital of Illinois is Chicago. Because of this, and many other things, most “downstaters” resent everything and everyone from Chicago.

Visitor: Where are you from?

Illinois Guy: I’m from Peoria, Illinois.

Visitor: Where’s that? Near Chicago?

Illinois Guy: No, it’s about 50 miles west of Bloomington.

Visitor: Where’s Bloomington?

Illinois Guy: Oh, forget it. It’s near Chicago.


Yankee. Hotel. Foxtrot.

Yankee. Hotel. Foxtrot.


What business is this corner better known for?

What business is this corner better known for?


nervousacid answered your question: What business is this corner better known for?
That was the fake record store in High Fidelity one summer. (I was an extra in that.) I think it used to be the Victory Records store, too.
Correct!
And: dude, you were in High Fidelity and Texas is the Reason? Even one of these would make you cooler than, I dunno, an astronaut, but the combination? Damn.

nervousacid answered your questionWhat business is this corner better known for?

That was the fake record store in High Fidelity one summer. (I was an extra in that.) I think it used to be the Victory Records store, too.

Correct!

And: dude, you were in High Fidelity and Texas is the Reason? Even one of these would make you cooler than, I dunno, an astronaut, but the combination? Damn.


fightwithknives:

screwrocknroll:

What business is this corner better known for?

This bar makes a pretty decent mezcal old fashioned, which is almost as good as a deleted Smiths single.

Great answer. I know what I’m having next time I’m in Chicago.

fightwithknives:

screwrocknroll:

What business is this corner better known for?

This bar makes a pretty decent mezcal old fashioned, which is almost as good as a deleted Smiths single.

Great answer. I know what I’m having next time I’m in Chicago.


America has an amazing … six [cities]: New York City, Los Angeles (which contains Hollywood, palm trees, and little else), San Francisco (famous landmarks include (depending on genre) the Golden Gate bridge and a gay club, or the Golden Gate bridge and Star Fleet Headquarters), Detroit (as the urban hellhole of choice), Las Vegas (which is home to casinos and Elvis Impersonators) and Chicago (usually in gangster movies). Washington DC exists but consists solely of the White House, the Capitol, the Lincoln and Washington Memorials, and the Pentagon; it’s not actually a city. Outside the cities, there’s one generic Midwestern small town where everyone is white, middle-class, conservative, religious, honest, and full of common sense, if a little naive; one generic small Southern town where everyone is gossipy, racist, insular and even more conservative and religious than the folks in the Midwest town; and one small generic Western town where everyone is a taciturn, weatherbeaten cowboy. On rare occasions, spies will allude to the CIA headquarters in Langley, but are unlikely to mention that it is an actual town in Virginia.

Chicago by Radical Cartography
Pink = White
Blue = Black
Green = Asian
Orange = Hispanic
Gray = other
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More here. I thought Portland, New York and San Francisco were quite interesting. (h/t Matt Yglesias)

Chicago by Radical Cartography

Pink = White

Blue = Black

Green = Asian

Orange = Hispanic

Gray = other

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More here. I thought Portland, New York and San Francisco were quite interesting. (h/t Matt Yglesias)



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