Saturday, April 18, 2009

Chicago Radio Spotlight: Buzz Kilman

This week's interview subject at Chicago Radio Spotlight is the newsman bluesman Buzz Kilman. He talks about his days with Steve & Garry and Brandmeier, as well as a few lesser known periods from his illustrious career. You can read the entire interview here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Blago's advice for Lou Piniella

No, I'm not joking. He really wrote him with advice.

A funny ad...

...for the Boston Bruins.

Burt Hooten & The Octopus

On the same day that Burt Hooten was throwing a no-hitter for the Cubs in Wrigley Field (on this date in 1972), Antonio Alfonseca was born in La Romana, in the Dominican Republic. Magic must have been in the air.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just A Thought

When you start equating a 3% raise in income tax for the richest Americans to the tyranny of the British Empire during the Revolutionary War and "Marxism," then you are a nut job.

Thank you for making it even more obvious for sane America.

Enjoy your tea parties.

We've been waiting for this moment to finally stage our nationwide invasion of your homes to steal your guns.

Britain's Got Talent

Watching this video makes me realize why the British version of this show is better than ours. Too much emphasis is placed on looks here. Here's what can happen when you look past that...

Raise A Statue for Ron

Garry Meier (WGN Radio) has been pushing for a statue for Ron Santo at Wrigley Field.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hail to two powerful mustaches

On this date in 1976, this mustache hit the longest home run in Wrigley Field history. He was with the Mets at the time.

This mustache will have his number retired by the Cubs this year and will enter the gates of Baseball's Hall of Fame the second he is eligible. He's 43 years old today.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Rick Kaempfer interview

I was interviewed by a literary website called "Bibleeohfile" this past weekend (about my novel $everance). If you'd like to read the interview, you can check it out here.

Father Knows Nothing

A new Father Knows Nothing column was posted last night at NWI Parent. This one is called "Cartoon Father" and it's about my oldest son Tommy's comic strip...and the unfortunate personal characteristics of his cartoon father (and mother).


If you haven't checked out the Just One Bad Century blog in the past few days, there are a few new posts that may interest you.

I'm doing a new feature now, going back 80 years, 40 years, 25 years, and 20 years (4 successful Cubs seasons) to see what was going on with the Cubs and society in general. You can read that here.

Also, this weekend in history marked a few important "Endings." You can read about the that here.

And finally, I did a little mini-feature on former Cubs announcer Milo Hamilton here.