Chic, IL Blatent drive for post #......er....what number are we on?

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  1. r2fu2 Jedi Youngling

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    SPOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    From Geov Parrish's "This Day in Radical History":

    1888: The body of Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of London serial killer "Jack the Ripper" is found murdered and mutilated in Buck's Road. The East End of London sees five more victims of the murderer over the next three months; while a royal figure is suspected, no one is ever nailed. Today, in the U.S., such a spree would soon be forgotten.

    1997 - Private citizen (and former princess) Diana Spencer is killed in the world's most celebrated case of murderous drunken driving, Paris. Millions weep for no apparent reason.
    -----


    -Le Penguin
    "Fifteen!"
  3. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Mr. Shiny sent me this:

    Time Cube

    I'm convinced.
  4. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    What a maroon.

    A cube has eight corners!

  5. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Our own Matt Springer's writing (on all things Geek) is being featured at http://www.jimhillmedia.com

    A man certainly in touch with the geek in all of us.
  6. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    Got this from the ChicagoLineParty (Chicago's LotR Fanclub). It's the same month (though not weekend) as CIII unfortunately, so I'm guessing many of us will be saving our credits. Still, there's enough geekiness to spread around I'm sure.


    Well, it looks like Chicago is going to be host to a great LOTR convention this coming April. My attention was drawn to this by a friend from England, no less.
    Here is info from the website:

    "We are very happy to announce Ringfest US Lord Of The Rings convention.

    We look forward to getting your feedback on this event, it is there for you, so join in and make it an event to remember.

    Ringfest US will take place over the weekend of the 8/9/10 April 2005 in Chicago.

    The event will be a celebration of the world of Rings encompassing not only the movies, but Tolkien and more!

    There will be authors, actors from the movies, behind the scenes guest .....

    This will not be an event you will want to miss if you are a TRUE Tolkien & Rings fan!

    Online ticket booking will be available from Friday 3 September so you can book your tickets and also Autographmania.com merchandise.

    The venue for the convention is:

    Chicago Radisson Hotel O'Hare (Close To Chicago O'Hare Airport)
    6810 Mannheim Road
    Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois, 60018 US

    Discounted room rates will be available from the 3rd September, information will be posted on line.

    Please feel free to email us at info@autographmania.com if you have any specific questions, but please DO use the message boards.
  7. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    Music heard at church this weekend:

    Joe Satriani and Cake. A previous week saw Jane's Addiction.






    No - we do not worship Satan.
  8. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    College of Lake County in Grayslake is doing a production of 'The Hobbit'. The performance dates are Sept. 30, Oct. 1,2 & 3. There are 5 shows, two of which have already been sold out.

    Any questions email: Queen_OTR@yahoo.com
  9. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    I was looking for info on the costume parade, and found some other stuff that could be of CF interest:

    This doesn't look to have anything to do with Star Wars...but the name is cool.
    Rebel Princesses: 5th Annual Women's Performance Art Festival
    October 22 - 24
    Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield, Chicago, 60657
    773-281-0824, stockyardstheatre@lycos.com
    Each year, the Women's Performance Art Festival features a full schedule of Chicago artisans performing unique and original works via improv, stand-up comedy, dance, performance art and much, much more. This festival is filled with awesome, moving, innovative work that focuses on women. "the festival is the purist woman?s performance event in Chicago." --Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times.

    Here's the parade that several of our members already participate in.
    State Street Halloween Happening
    Saturday, October 23, Noon
    State and Randolph Streets
    Free & open to the public (312) 744-3370
    Bring your family and participate in a fun-filled costume procession from State Street to Pumpkin Plaza. Enjoy costumed characters, hayrides and marching bands. Following the parade, Pumpkin Plaza will be filled with exciting performances by Midnight Circus, a costume contest, hayrides, treats and more! Prizes for costume contest include tickets to the upcoming movie, "Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events."
    There will be no pumpkin decorating on Parade Day.


    Anyone have any idea what this is?
    Monster's Bash
    October 24-26, 2004
    Belmont and Ashland
    Oct. 24: 4 -10 p.m.
    Oct. 25 & 26: Noon - 10 p.m.

    Another one I haven't heard of. Anyone have info on this?
    North Halsted Halloween Parade
    October 31, 2004
    Halsted between Belmont & Cornelia
    3 - 10 p.m.

    Though farther away, we need to keep this one in mind for our annual toy drive.

    The Chicagoland Toys for Tots Parade
    Sunday, December 5, 2004
    Dan Ryan Woods opens at dawn, 83rd & Western
    Line-up starts 8:00am, Parade begins at 9:30am
    Ends at Marine Center (Foster & Troy)
    The Chicagoland Toys for Tots Parade has become one of the largest charitable traditions in Chicago. Chicagoland motorcyclists have joined forces with the United States Marines, to assist their: Toys for Tots program. It is held on the first Sunday in December...rain, snow, or shine. There is only one rule to participate: You must bring a toy and deliver it on a motorcycle.
  10. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    Another one I haven't heard of. Anyone have info on this?
    North Halsted Halloween Parade
    October 31, 2004
    Halsted between Belmont & Cornelia
    3 - 10 p.m.


    The Sleeping Beauty crew participated in this last year, as did Kathy and Quincy. Crazy parade, not particularly well organized, you basically march down Halsted street between Belmont and Addison. Crazy, but a lot of fun. The parade itself was at night last year.

    ~H~
  11. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    I know about the State Street Children's Costume Parade....a huge contingent of 501st and RL members showed up last year...only to have the parade cancelled by the tragic fire in the County Building across the street from the Plaza....
    so the 501st members conducted their own parade that day.....
    unfortunately....the October 23 date also conflicts with a huge fundraiser that the MWG does in Wisconsin...so there probably will be some MWG members in the Children's Costume Parade....

    For me....well...restoration workdays have begun..and open Saturdays are pretty much a thing of the past till June 2005.....I usually have only one open Saturday per month...October's open Saturday is the 16th.....there is talk of doing another "impromptu" parade on the 16th....

  12. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Memepools working overtime today.....

    resistance is futile:
    http://www.aikarin.com/mlp/customs/103.html

    Dunno if this is a first, I just hope it's real:
    http://roonweb.com/wtfbreakup_files/frame.htm

    Carrie will probably like this. Everyone else should stay away:
    http://www.angelfire.com/tx3/scorpionsnest/tfhistory2003.html

    -Le Penguin
    "I'm flame-retardant!"
  13. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=89&ncid=789&e=10&u=/playbill/20040921/en_playbill/88513

    The Last Starfighter: The Musical

    Oh, I am there, baby!

    P.S. Dear FanForce - thank you for limiting the length of the URL in a LINK tag. While at some point this was probably a valid security device, in today's environment of PHP/ASP/Java indexed news databases it is really more annoying than helpful. Thank you for providing this wonderful look into the time that was, the history of the Internet, when men were men and users wrote their own device drivers...
  14. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    What's worse, that I actually am going back to Le Peng suggested thread when I have more time to read the whole thing, or the fact that when I scrolled down and saw the author's name (BlackZarck) I realized I recognized him?
  15. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Ha... looks like the Transformer fan's universe is a small world after all, even if the show's universe is staggeringly complex.

    By pure coincidence, my parents are in town this week, and they brough with them a buncha early birthday presents. Among the pile of "we saw these toys on sale and thought you'd like em" are two Transformer "Commemorative Collection" figures. I haven't owned (pwned?) a Transformer in at least a decade, so I've been having some fun making Thundercracker chase Jazz and the dog around the apartment.

    Even the dog thinks I need a life...

    -Le Penguin
    "Rock, rock on!"
  16. DarthAstuart Jedi Master

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    FUNNY.

    (apologies if this is a repost.)
  17. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    At least you finally posted it in the right place.
  18. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Yeah, now if the lazy-ass mods would only turn off the porn and get around to updating the events calendar.

    3 out of 4 listings are out of date... it's pathetic.

    -Le Penguin
    "And it's green, too!"
  19. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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  20. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    If by "sweet" you mean "trippy and pointless and looks like some 19-year-old's demo reel", then yeah, it's sweet.

    The song's not bad, tho.

    -Le Penguin
    "The silence is indifferent"
  21. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    No ******-boy, I meant it was profound cinema that changed my entire point of view about life.

    I mean it's really sweet animation and a cool song. And if I have to go...that's how I want it to end.....with two hot ghosts chicks in an orgasmic explosion over a haunted mansion.

    BTW, you're almost 30 and couldn't animate a stick figure jumping rope in a flip-book.
  22. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Sometimes the answer is as simple as the question:

    http://www.workingforchange.com/comic.cfm?itemid=17788

    -Le Penguin
    "No."
  23. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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  24. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    We're down to just a few hundred posts to 30K. Is it worth having its own stupid Blatant Drive thread?
  25. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    and the much hated
    "days till" thread....
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