Midwestern Return

August 26, 2010 at 9:16 am (Comedy, my life) ()

Check out this trio of writeups about Kumail in anticipation of MY RETURN TO CHICAGO in which I think Kumail might be doing a show or two at Hideout.

Chicagoist, Onion A/V Club, Flavorpill.

See you Sunday, Chicago!  I’ll be the girl eating Potbelly.

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Sigh….I miss Chicago.

April 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

That city always did have the best radiators.

Chicago radiator tattoo pic gifted to me by Neary.

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Warning: this photo may make your insides explode.

December 18, 2009 at 10:24 pm (movies) (, , , )

I still lived in Chicago when The Dark Knight was filming there, and we all heard rumors about seeing the Batmobile around, or streets being shut down for massive stunts, and sadly I had other plants the night they blew up a candy factory, which would stand in as the hospital that explodes in the movie.

The rumor that I heard most was that Heath Ledger was an avid skateboarder, and would be seen all over downtown, skating around the set and such.  A guy I knew in Chicago posted this image on his Facebook tonight, and it made me feel very wistuful and sad and happy and giddy at the same time.


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June 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm (cool things i've found, pop culture, science) (, , , , , , )

Hello all!  I’m back safely nestled in my Bushwick East Williamsburg apartment after a whirlwind trip to Chicago to watch Neary get married in one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever attended.  I think from now on, every wedding ceremony should include someone telling the story of how the couple met.  Expect pictures of Gynomite making overly serious dance face all over the dance floor anytime now.

Since it’s late and my flight was late and I’m sleepytime, I bring you two pictures that are breathtaking, for different reasons.   They both show the wonders of metamorphosis.

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Videos of My Life/Be careful at the Empty Bottle

March 30, 2009 at 6:59 am (music, my life, videos of my life) (, , , , , , , )

Pardon my self indulgence, I’m going to talk about Chicago and the “coincidences” in my life that make me feel like I’m in the Matrix.

Around 2004, when I was living in Chapel Hill, NC, I somehow heard this amazing band called Chin Up Chin Up.  I couldn’t find their CD, We Should Have Never Lived Like We Were Skyscrapers, on amazon.com at all, so I special ordered it at CD Alley, the local indie music store.  It is an amazing disc.

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The Revolution Continues…..Warmly!

February 18, 2009 at 7:05 am (cool things i've found, pop culture) (, , , , )

I got this heads up from Neary this morning about the first ever Snuggie Pub Crawl in Chicago.

As of writing this, 1944 people had signed up to participate, and since they do not provide Snuggies, you have to assume that one thousand, nine hundred and forty four people in Chicago have Snuggies.  Adorably (and weirdly) proceeds from the crawl are going to an orphanage in Tanzania.  They are not accepting donated Snuggies.  I am still curious about how you get proceeds from a pub crawl in the first place, but god bless em for trying.

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I’ll be riding on the backs of creepily buff Anime Mario and Luigi

November 6, 2008 at 1:28 pm (my life) (, , , )

I’ll be in Chicago and blogless for the weekend.  I’ll bring you all back a commemorative spoon.

Its the only way to fly

It's the only way to fly

Go here to see more, these are some of my favorite things…

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Sketch comedy reviews!

September 18, 2008 at 10:14 am (Comedy, my life) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

So I’ve seen some good sketch comedy lately and I thought I’d tell all of you about it.  You should know the following things about me before reading this:

  1. I am hard to impress when it comes to sketch comedy.
  2. The people I’m reviewing are, in fact, friends of mine, but click just to gaze in wonder at my objectiveness.
  3. This is just my opinion, and really, who am I?
  4. I’m Gynomite.  Hi, nice to meet you.
  5. I wouldn’t talk about these if I didn’t think each and every one of you would enjoy seeing them.

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Max Headroom is terrifying

August 5, 2008 at 2:24 pm (cool things i've found, Uncategorized) (, , , )

This is one of the creepiest and coolest things I’ve ever read about, so I thought I’d share it with you all. I give you… the Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion incident!

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June 26, 2008 at 12:39 pm (my life, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This week is PRIDE week in NYC, and I was complaining about my lack of involvement in gay culture here when a friend of mine was like “Well, you are straight!”.     “Yeah, I know, but….”

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