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Re: “Ads From the Past: July 14, 1972

How could The Doors be playing in July of '72 when Morrison died in July of '71?

Posted by joebagadonuts on 02/28/2011 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Yet Another Tribute to Carlos Hernandez Gomez Because There Just Can't Be Too Many

The guy knew more about local politics and the mob before he was 30 than most reporters learn in a lifetime. He knew the players, and he knew how to connect the dots. Old School all the way. Doing the tough research, asking the tough questions. My favorite moments were pushing everything aside I had to do so we could jump in the car and head to Johnnies Beef in Elmwood Park. He was so proud when he handed me a photocopy of the birth certificate for Angelo 'the hook' LaPietra (the old boss of the Chinatown crew, known to put guys that didn't pay up on meat hooks). I've got it sitting here on my desk. My brother, you are missed already. Jason Marck

Posted by joebagadonuts on 01/21/2010 at 2:32 PM

Re: “The Bloomingdale Trail: Urban Oasis or Devil's Playground?

to the hipster doofus in the story who said "It's nice to have a part of the city where you can drink out in the open without worrying about getting busted" do have a place. several in fact. they're called 1. your front porch 2. your backyard 3. a bar with outdoor seating or 4. the ballpark. why you think you're entitled to, or would even want to sit in broken glass spilling PBR on your ironic t-shirts is beyond me.

Posted by joebagadonuts on 08/13/2009 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Mariette in Ecstasy

ok dude, you know how to use a thesaurus. mazel tov.

preternaturally? postulant? quotidian?

i appreciate good language skills as much as the next guy, but PUH-LEEZ!

are you writing a one-paragraph theater review, or are you submitting this as part of your attempts to get into MENSA?

Posted by joebagadonuts on 03/17/2009 at 1:57 PM

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