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Re: “This week's Chicagoan: Dennis Dobrydnia, Vietnam-era vet

He's a Vietnam War veteran, not a veteran of the "era," as was anyone who was alive in the '60s and '70s. I'm going to assume someone showed this to Mike Miner, too, who's written about the accounts of soldiers being spit upon.

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Posted by MarcGeelhoed on 01/07/2013 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Weekly Top Five: An ode to "the soul of film noir," Robert Mitchum

For those of us otherwise booked on Wednesday night, and despite it being a far cry from seeing it in a theater, "Night of the Hunter" was added to Netflix's streaming service recently.

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Posted by MarcGeelhoed on 12/17/2012 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Leaving my Reader office for the last time

Nice. I read Caputo's "The Voyage" back when it came out, and thought it was pretty darn good. It's survived several of my moves and intermittent bookshelf purges, so maybe now your copy will find a new home.

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Posted by MarcGeelhoed on 08/10/2012 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Mother's ruin

Chicago doesn't have New York's Dutch heritage, this fourth-generation Dutchman proclaims, and doesn't have the appreciation for gin or Dutch restaurants that New York will carry. Here, you still have to tell the bartender or waiter that you want the Martini with gin and not vodka. We're closer to Kentucky than New York, so we prefer whiskey, and whiskey-based cocktails. Gin's a classier spirit, and day-in day-out Chicago will favor a populist drink over the classy one, every time. It's not bad; it's who we are. Just don't mix the gin cocktails and the whiskey cocktails in your drinking hours, unless you want an awful hangover.

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Posted by MarcGeelhoed on 03/22/2012 at 12:19 PM

Re: “The surprisingly strange story of "Lapti Nek"

Let us not forget the early awesomeness of the Star Wars Cantina from episode 1. Further evidence of John Williams's scoring prowress.

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Posted by MarcGeelhoed on 05/27/2011 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Can Chicago Do Better Than Detroit's Robocop Statue?

Harrison Ford leaping from a bus seconds before it's smashed by a runaway train, from The Fugitive. Let's do this.

Posted by MarcGeelhoed on 02/22/2011 at 2:25 PM

Re: “One Sip: Bell’s Batch 10,000

What about the 4 bottles in the picture? Who do we arm-wrestle for those?

Posted by MarcGeelhoed on 12/22/2010 at 10:56 AM

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