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“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#91635 Sep 18, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Tads was a chain downtown,,,i think there were 4-5 scattered around...Kinda early Ponderosa or Bonanza....i started working at 12...i could make $60 on one Saturday morning, only limited by how much gas i could carry....Geez, we missed the Library...i do recall a store that sold tricks and pranks, called Shopper's Corner, where these rough guys were very leary of kids like us..."Are you lookin, or buying?"...they would say, shuffling us along and eventually out the door...lol...IC yeah, wonder where i was where it was the "L" for elevated?
You were in Chicago for the el. Or NY.

BTW, it still smells the same down where the trains come in at Randolph.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#91636 Sep 18, 2013
You don't like the NSA tarcking your emails and phone calls?

You don't like Acxiom aggregating your consumer/computer data?

Think where this one could lead

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-18/nona...

Tracking whether you picked up the TV remote??!!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91637 Sep 18, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Tads was a chain downtown,,,i think there were 4-5 scattered around...Kinda early Ponderosa or Bonanza....i started working at 12...i could make $60 on one Saturday morning, only limited by how much gas i could carry....Geez, we missed the Library...i do recall a store that sold tricks and pranks, called Shopper's Corner, where these rough guys were very leary of kids like us..."Are you lookin, or buying?"...they would say, shuffling us along and eventually out the door...lol...IC yeah, wonder where i was where it was the "L" for elevated?
Well, you lived the high life. I used to take the bus to Hammond when I was 11-13 and go shopping in downtown Hammond. We'd spend all day walking around -- Weibolts, Carsons, the little candy shops...

Then they built River Oaks in Calumet City and we went there. Back when it didn't have a roof. And you could actually walk around safely before your movie. Saw Star Wars in River Oaks 1.

Do you remember Hangman's Bridge? I think that was Crete.

Maybe you went over to Indiana or Hegewisch and caught the South Shore.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91638 Sep 18, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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You were in Chicago for the el. Or NY.
BTW, it still smells the same down where the trains come in at Randolph.
Not as bad since they've redone Randolph Street station. Had reason to be over there when I took the train over to visit a friend a couple of weeks ago.

Imagine that. No buckets around catching leaking water.

Since: Oct 12

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#91639 Sep 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Well, you lived the high life. I used to take the bus to Hammond when I was 11-13 and go shopping in downtown Hammond. We'd spend all day walking around -- Weibolts, Carsons, the little candy shops...
Then they built River Oaks in Calumet City and we went there. Back when it didn't have a roof. And you could actually walk around safely before your movie. Saw Star Wars in River Oaks 1.
Do you remember Hangman's Bridge? I think that was Crete.
Maybe you went over to Indiana or Hegewisch and caught the South Shore.
My folks took us to Indiana alot, was it Cedar Lake....had a huge slide into the water?...Later on we went to Indiana State Dunes many times, i still remember the great Dog and Suds on the way in....saw a guy killed with a 7up bottle there, in this big fight.....also, later on, i fell asleep in my 66 Mustang Coupe and drove it into the woods, outside Chesterton.....lol....i had worked overnite stocking shelves at Jewell, then just decided to go see my Grama in Michigan...how dumb that was....

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#91640 Sep 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Not as bad since they've redone Randolph Street station. Had reason to be over there when I took the train over to visit a friend a couple of weeks ago.
Imagine that. No buckets around catching leaking water.
ha... took forever to finish that station. The south electric line is the unloved stepchild of Metra.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91641 Sep 18, 2013
So who likes the Eagles? Better be careful who you have around while listening!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/18/south-ca...

Since: Jan 10

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#91642 Sep 18, 2013
"rock music by the Eagles"

Um, "lite rock" maybe.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91643 Sep 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
"rock music by the Eagles"
Um, "lite rock" maybe.
Did you check out the link? Some woman stabbed a guy for playing the Eagles. Guess she didn't like the song.

Since: Jan 10

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#91644 Sep 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Did you check out the link? Some woman stabbed a guy for playing the Eagles. Guess she didn't like the song.
Yeah, that's where I got the quote about the "rock music" the guy was playing. ;)

I also thought the statement that all three adults were intoxicated went without sayign!:)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#91645 Sep 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Did you check out the link? Some woman stabbed a guy for playing the Eagles. Guess she didn't like the song.
sounds like a witchy woman

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#91646 Sep 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Yeah, that's where I got the quote about the "rock music" the guy was playing. ;)
I also thought the statement that all three adults were intoxicated went without sayign!:)
They should hve chenged it to Olivia!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91647 Sep 18, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>sounds like a witchy woman
Well, she really had taken it to the limit -- and with those lyin' eyes!

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#91648 Sep 18, 2013
Hey, they just needed a vacation at the Hotel California.

Since: Jan 10

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#91649 Sep 18, 2013
A very cool underwater sculpture, incorrectly described as honoring African slaves who were thrown overboard in Middle Passage, but it's still pretty neat:

http://thebicker.net/image/61547323282
Desperado

Roselle, IL

#91650 Sep 18, 2013
What did I miss? I was out ridin' fences.

Since: Jan 10

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#91651 Sep 18, 2013
This is all just Wasted Time.

Since: Jan 10

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#91652 Sep 18, 2013
The same sculptor has some other very cool installations underwater:

http://www.underwatersculpture.com/

The page will automatically cycle through his photos. Neat stuff.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91653 Sep 18, 2013
Desperado wrote:
What did I miss? I was out ridin' fences.
What did you miss? Victim of love.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#91654 Sep 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
This is all just Wasted Time.
I love that song.

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