Friday, July 24, 2020

Daft Punk Trump

Inside Melania

Don't look now, but the Eckhartz Press book "Inside Melania" has shot up to the top ten in it's category on Amazon.

RIP Jerry Taft

Sad news. I used to run into Jerry all the time when he was at Channel 7 and I was at WJMK. Our buildings were only a block apart. A very nice guy. So sad to hear this...

Free Kicks--The Final Premier League Weekend

The final week of the Premier League season is always filled with intrigue. Even more so this year. Adam and I break it down, go over the possibilities, and preview the drama.

Larry Wert

Chicago Magazine has a piece on my old boss Larry Wert. It's worth a read. Check it out here.

Thursday, July 23, 2020


Minutia Men Celebrity Interview--Janene Carleton

This week's Minutia Men Celebrity Interview is with one of the most esteemed stuntwomen in Hollywood, Janene Carleton.

She has some great stories about her days working on the sets of the biggest grossing films of all time.

Trump ‘Chaos & Violence’ Scare Ad Is Actually Just An Old Picture Of Ukraine

The funny thing is, he could have easily used a real picture from one of the American protests, but no. Even in this situation, he has to lie. Details here.

And the irony of it being Ukraine is not lost on me, either.

And the fact that Chaos truly is Trump's middle name. Who caused the chaos here, jackass? The guy who is NOT president?

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

In defense of Dr. Fauci

Another sex harrassment lawsuit at Fox News

This time it involves Ed Henry mainly, but also accuses Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Howard Kurtz. Details are here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tom Weinberg

The latest news about Eckhartz Press author Tom Weinberg, via Robert Feder's column today...

Tom Weinberg, the revered Chicago video pioneer, documentary producer, and founder of the nonprofit Media Burn Independent Video Archive, will headline a virtual talk about his work at 6 p.m. Thursday on Zoom. (Here is the link to register.) The free hourlong event is the third in a series of screenings and discussions with “impactful videomakers.” Weinberg earlier founded the Fund for Innovative TV and created the landmark public-television series “Image Union” and “The 90’s.” He also taught video and documentary courses at Columbia College and Loyola University.

Tom also wrote the book "Chasing the Lost City" which is still available at Eckhartz Press.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Cubs Through History

#Cubs through history: July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step foot on the moon. He says “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The Cubs are in Philadelphia, sweeping a double header against the Phillies.

Ferguson Jenkins wins first game 1-0.

Cubs History

#Cubs history: July 20,1933, Babe Herman has biggest day ever as a Cub, clubbing three home runs in a 10-1 win over the Phillies. Herman personally accounts for eight of the ten runs

Minutia Men--Hot Dogs, Hot Words, and Hot Plagues

This week's episode includes a grammar section about words vs. nonwords (and nonword is a word--see what I did there?)

Listen to it here.

Sinclair Broadcasting

It's even worse than you think...

RIP Hans

Sad news to report. Hans Metzinger Sr., one of the most influential members in Green White history, passed away today. We can't really put into words what Hans meant to the Green White family. He was there from the very beginning, served as our president for decades, and had a strong say in everything we did as a club up until his last day. Hans Metzinger is a member of the Illinois Soccer Hall of Fame, and was an important member of the soccer community at large, but to us at Green White he was the face and heart of the organization. Rest in Peace, Hans. We will do our best to carry on without you.

Here is the latest update: Because of the COVID virus, the family will be having a private service and funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for people to make donations to Green White Soccer Club.

The family also hopes to have a public memorial or celebration of life for Hans when everything settles down (probably in the spring). We will keep you informed about the details as they develop. We hope to give Hans a proper send off as a thank you for his lifetime dedication to the club.

Eagle Project

Long weekend for the Kaempfers, but a productive one.

Completed Eagle Scout project! Congrats to Sean, and heartfelt thanks to the dozens of fellow scouts, family, and neighbors who helped build this butterfly garden in honor of my nephew Caleb, who passed away last year. This garden now bears his name.