Gapers Block

Apr 22

Chicago is America’s funniest city, according to researchers who are probably into improv -

The University of Colorado even has a Humor Research Lab devoted to the academic study of humor—because nothing makes a joke funnier than annotating it and subjecting it to peer review.

Apr 21

57thstreetbooks:

Can we get an AMEN?!

57thstreetbooks:

Can we get an AMEN?!

jasmined:

The newly-christened Frankie Knuckles Fund will receive donations targeting black communities in both England and U.S. The fund will support HIV information, testing, and treatment and will operate under the larger Elton John AIDS Foundation (ELAF), one of the largest private foundations fighting AIDS in the world.
Elton John creates Frankie Knuckles fund | Voices

jasmined:

The newly-christened Frankie Knuckles Fund will receive donations targeting black communities in both England and U.S. The fund will support HIV information, testing, and treatment and will operate under the larger Elton John AIDS Foundation (ELAF), one of the largest private foundations fighting AIDS in the world.

Elton John creates Frankie Knuckles fund | Voices

Apr 20

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Apr 18

ashleydemon:

Crisp Chicago is killing it with signage. Very cool!

ashleydemon:

Crisp Chicago is killing it with signage. Very cool!

While it may not make up for losing the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, the city is looking for an influx of tourists, revenue and international media attention, drawn by surreal images of four-story marionettes lumbering down Michigan Ave. and other scenic venues.
City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism - chicagotribune.com

While it may not make up for losing the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, the city is looking for an influx of tourists, revenue and international media attention, drawn by surreal images of four-story marionettes lumbering down Michigan Ave. and other scenic venues.

City wants giant street puppets to boost tourism - chicagotribune.com

Apr 17

chicagohistorymuseum:

Man tossing a child into the air at 57th Street Beach.  ICHi-65896, photograph by Stephen Marc, 1988. 
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chicagohistorymuseum:

Man tossing a child into the air at 57th Street Beach.  ICHi-65896, photograph by Stephen Marc, 1988. 

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Apr 15

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Apr 10

“That’s the place where all the shittiness happens,” said the child’s father, Lee Tendering, adding that the Cubs have been fucking up at Wrigley Field for almost 100 years. “Your grandpa used to take me here to watch the Cubs suck when I was a boy, and hopefully someday you’ll bring your son here to watch the Cubs suck.” — Child Shown Field Where Cubs Suck | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source