Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kiss Me Deadly

The good folks from "Public Enemies" return to Clark Street to get some more "under the EL" footage.

A M&M truck gave out free samples of their upcoming ice cream bars right across from the Hershey's store! The mascot came out and did some bits with the truck; pushing it, shaking its fist at it like an old movie serial villain. The M&M people ignored it.

Over in Chinatown, people enjoyed visiting the local "ethnics."

The secret of the 20 Seconds store: it is only open 20 seconds each week. When is that 20 seconds? No one knows!! 

All the local Chase banks added a light projection so that the sidewalk in front all boast their logo. Unnecessary addition to our urban blight. Chase clients all know where their banks are and non-customers won't look at it and say, "Hey! I need to start a checking account!"

The Great 08 Tomato Scare gets local. Sadly, it would all turn to be for naught. It wasn't the tomatoes! Worst. TV Movie. Ever.

Check out the old timey car and some extras in costume.

These posters want us all to be better people. 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A strike holds up construction on that 18 room hotel. Old School inflatable rat adds gravitas to their relatively lackluster strike line.

Hey, what's going on at that Indian Restaurant? Looks like quite the brouhaha.

To the delight and confusion of many, somehow this car was hit by another and ended up perpendicular to the store. Both cars were fine, but the restaurant lost a glass panel and a table. 

I wish I belonged to a club called "Upscale Sundays." But, as this handwritten sign was posted on the door of La Cantina, maybe "Upscale" is like when you a fat guy "Tiny."

I took pictures of crowds, spilled booze, vomit, crying couples and more, but I think this one sums up a Cubs/Sox game more than any other image; an ambulance in front of John Barleycorn. Yep. That sums it up quite nicely.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Art is Frightening

More urban blight on the corner of Roscoe and Clark. To Whomever is responsible for the "wolfmetal" sculpture: why not remove the awful motorcycles first? The corner is becoming a salute to rust.

On a sidestreet... hidden cobblestone beneath the asphalt.

One of the weirdest promo tie-ins ever. All the desktops at Best Buy have a "Hancock" picture.

Einstein Bagels gets a makeover.

Sat on the tarmac for a few hours earlier this week. I took this pic with my trusty iPhone.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Baseball Inn(ing)

One of the Charmed Ones, Alyssa Milano, loves the Cubs!!

So what are they going to build in that old Subway space? Mystery Solved!

The seniors at Mt. Carmel got out of school early and just about all of them ran over to Chipotle for a impromptu party and autograph-book signing. It was adorable with all the kids still in their uniforms. I thought to take a picture, but I didn't want to be that creepy guy taking the picture of the Catholic Schoolkids.

And a big hotel needs its own parking area, of course.

Strange Cargo indeed.

After taking a closer look, something has been added to "Sah-man-tah."

Dangerous missing manhole cover.

Strict UPS store.

The Dante's Inferno Pizza Place has erased/covered over the dancing silhouettes.

Yes. He did.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


argh. This message is so confusing... is it someone's nickname? Is it a command? And what's with that heart?

Oh, post-Cubs-game vomit. I thought I could resist your siren call to take a picture and post, but alas, I am not that strong. But, check out the red (and only red) M&Ms mixed into the puke. Delicious!

A flier for a pot parephenlia website isn't anything too new ("Check it out! Available here! No more headaches splitting blunts"), but the fact that an eight-year-old was handing them out is.

At a midnight showing of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" there were many people in costume. Just in the theater I was in there were several Indys, a Marion, an Irina Spalko, and a Mutt Williams.
I plan on dressing as Indiana Jones for the Dark Knight premiere.