Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men, Minutia Men Celebrity Interview and Free Kicks, and the author of "Back in the D.D.R", "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", and "Gruen Weiss Vor".
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Minutia Men--Back in the Saddle
In this week's episode we catch up with our old pal Spike Manton--who calls in from his new mountain home.
Listen to it here.
Friday, December 06, 2019
Mitchell Trubisky made NFL history tonight 👀 pic.twitter.com/ql3sZ6prbw— Bears Talk (@NBCSBears) December 6, 2019
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Here We Go
The President is a continuing threat to our democracy and leaves us no choice but to act. I am asking our Chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment. #DefendOurDemocracy— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 5, 2019
It's Officially a Conspiracy Theory
The counter to Mueller was the "investigation of the investigators". Remember that? It was supposed to be the *real* scandal. Trump's hand-picked AG hand-picked another US Attorney to look into it. The Inspector General looked into it too. There's nothing there. Nothing. Here's the headline in the Washington Post today: Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup.
Of course it's not true. It was always a ridiculous theory.
I feel my wallet tingling
The Thread Shop will introduce its first wave of The Beatles merchandise collection with a Beatles holiday pop-up store in New York City from December 11 through December 22 -- perfectly timed for holiday shopping. The pop-up will showcase new apparel designs as well an assortment of licensed Beatles clothing, toys, and other branded products including turntables, a pinball machine, and other cool stuff.
In connection with the agreement between Apple Corps and Sony Music, Joe Marziotto has joined the Thread Shop Team as VP, Licensing & Marketing to continue active Beatles licensing relationships and develop new opportunities for the band in partnership with Apple Corps.
Good Biden Ad
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
OK, maybe not that John Glenn. But there was a John Glenn who played for the Cubs in 1876-1877. He was not a nice man. Glenn was killed by police at the age of 38 during an attempted lynching. He looked like this...
Chet & Pat
The Whole World is Laughing at Us
.@JustinTrudeau, @EmmanuelMacron, @BorisJohnson and other VIPs shared a few words at a Buckingham Palace reception Tuesday. No one mentions @realDonaldTrump by name, but they seem to be discussing his lengthy impromptu press conferences from earlier in the day. (Video: Host Pool) pic.twitter.com/dVgj48rpOP— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) December 3, 2019
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
An Off-White Christmas
Wednesdays Are for Writers
Wednesdays Are For Writers
102 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
Don and Hannah Jennings will talk about the story collection at this monthly reading series. Admission is free, but everybody who comes is encouraged to spend $10, on food, drink, or some combination.
Nineteenth Century Club’s Enrichment Series
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
19th Century Club
178 Forest Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
The Nineteenth Century Club hosts a staged reading of the story "Bah!", An Off-White Christmas. Some actors who did the exceptional, just-released audio recording of the story collection, including Kevin Theis, Savanna Rae, and Bryan Wakefield, will perform
Reservations are required for the lunch, which precedes the performance. Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, as a co-sponsoring nonprofit organization, is able to offer our audience the member rate of $20 (as compared to the non-member rate of $25) that includes social time (starting at 11:30 a.m.), lunch (noon), program (1 p.m.) and tea (2:15 p.m.). Reservations should be made before Dec. 10. Two options for making making reservations: 1. call the 19th Century Club directly (708.386.2729) and let them know you are taking advantage of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame's $20 membership rate, 2. email CLHOF or call (773.414.2603) and we'll add you to our list of attendees. For those who can't make the luncheon, there is a suggested program donation of $15. Books will be available for sale.