Saturday, July 04, 2020

Headline Capitalization

This is the headline in Forbes: Loss Of Chicago Cubs' Jose Quintana Puts A Hole In The Team's Rotation

Wonder which A Hole has been placed in the rotation.

Hope he starts being a little nicer to people.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Now available on e-book

If you prefer reading your books on a Kindle, and you’ve been waiting to purchase the great Eckhartz Press books by Lauren LoGuidice, Roger Badesch, and/or Keith Conrad, today’s your lucky day.

All three books are now available as e-books on…

Inside Melania

The Unplanned Life: The Roger Badesch Story

Righteous Might

Phil Manicki

From Robert Feder's column this morning...

It’s been two months since Phil Manicki was cut after 21 years at classic rock WDRV 97.1-FM. The popular evening personality was one of 12 employees released in companywide layoffs at Hubbard Radio Chicago. Tonight Manicki will be back on the air when he fills in for Dave Plier from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Nexstar Media Group news/talk WGN 720-AM. His guests will include former radio colleague Steve Downes and rockers Dennis DeYoung and Jim Peterik. Plier, in turn, is filling in today for Bob Sirott from 5 to 9 a.m. on WGN.

Not mentioned in the column, I will be one of Phil's guests too. Listen for me in the 11pm hour.

A whole YEAR of golf

And he seriously had the balls to complain about Obama playing too much golf. This president just hit the 365 day mark. Out of 3 1/2 years as president (including two months of quarantine), he has played golf for an entire YEAR.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Free Kicks--The Liverpudlian Champions

This week's Free Kicks includes a tribute to the Premier League champions Liverpool.

Listen to it here.

RIP Hugh Downs

I honestly thought he passed away years ago, but no. It was yesterday. Hugh Downs was 99 years old.

Here is the ultimate Hugh Downs minutia. He plays the part of the Little Blue Man in this song.

NFL greats play baseball

July 2, 1917.

Three future NFL Hall of Famers played at Cubs Park (now known as Wrigley Field) in a big league baseball game.

Paddy Driscoll (photo) played 2B for the Cubs. That was his only year in baseball, but he went on to a great football career with the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cardinals.

Jim Thorpe & Greasy Neal both played in the outfield for the Reds.

Thorpe’s biggest baseball claim to fame was knocking in the winning run in the double no-hitter between Hippo Vaughn & Fred Toney, but he was one of the greatest players in the NFL during the 1920s, and was named to the all-decade team.

Neal was a member of the 1919 World Champion Reds (that beat the cheating White Sox), but he went on to become an NFL head coach, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to two championships (1948 & 1949).

On this day in 1917, Thorpe & Neal came out victorious as the Reds beat the Cubs 8-5.

The music makes this one

A Good Retort

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

John Williams

This month's Illinois Entertainer is out, and features my interview with WGN talk show host John Williams. Thanks again to @wgnkingjohn for doing the interview!

You can read it here.

How the rest of the world sees us

Minutia Men Celebrity Interview--Howard Sudberry & Steve Baskerville

Two celebrities for the price of one this week...Former Channel 2 legends Howard Sudberry and Steve Baskerville are our guests. Fun conversation:

Listen to it here.

A man on an island

I'm curious who is still supporting Trump now.

One Upped Again

Barry Butler is the king.

Serious Question

Have the sunsets always been this beautiful but I've been too busy to notice the last 56 years, or this year particularly amazing?

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This is going to leave a mark

RIP Carl Reiner

A genius. One of my idols. The writer/producer of the greatest television sitcom of all-time (The Dick Van Dyke Show). A mensch of a man. I met him a few times and he couldn't have been nicer. He sent me a birthday card for my 50th birthday. He was active on Twitter until the day he died. I'm truly saddened by this one, but treasure the fact that we got to enjoy him for so long.

Monday, June 29, 2020


The official video of Sonic45's debut single pills...featuring among others (lead singer) Matt Spiegel, (lead guitar) Dag Juhlin, and (bass & songwriter) Len Kasper...

Borat Undercover

Borat (Sacha Baren Cohen) went undercover to lead a group of Republicans in a sing-a-long. You have to see it to believe it. We live in a very sick country, we really do.

Minutia Men--Cringeworthy Injuries and Legendary Stunts

On the final episode of season 1, Rick and Dave discuss unusual COVID injuries, baseball’s new rules, Kosher lube, Rick’s brush with an Academy Award-winning actress, and they interview legendary (Avengers Endgame) stuntman Bobby Holland Hanton.

Listen to it here.


Not making America great again. This is really inexcusable...