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a library collection of sorts

a library collection of sorts

It would be really neat to check out a book from every single library in Illinois via the Interlibrary Loan system. I’m curious see see how each library tags their books. Wheaton uses a giant obnoxious gold sticker on the cover with their library name in a heavy sans serif black font. Plus, it’d be […]

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fukuzilla

fukuzilla

Head over to wrigleyvillerooftops.com and their masthead will treat you to a Godzilla-sized Kosuke Fukudome creeping out of the Bud Light Bleachers of Wrigley Field with his eyes focused on someone in the upper deck, perhaps Len Kasper in the media section? Even stranger is the other feature in the collage (not shown in the […]

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my new favorite TV show

my new favorite TV show

I haven’t had a favorite TV show in a while. Iron Chef was awesome before it got really big. When it became main street it was still ai-ight. MXC was hilarious for a few months, but then got old pretty quickly. For a good while Globe Trekker was my fav, but they don’t really air […]

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home run derby winners and losers

home run derby winners and losers

Who’s gonna win the MLB Home Run Derby tonight? Will the HGH science experiment known as Big Poopie put on the ultimate display in front of his home crowd? Or will a relative no-namer in Nelson Cruz shock the baseball world? Actually Joe Mauer winning the whole thing would be the biggest shocker. Pick the […]

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Chicago Cubs hotel

View Larger Map Here’s a bit of Chicago Cubs history. Sheridan Plaza at 4607 N. Sheridan Road, is where many Cubs from the 1940s lived. From chicagorealestatedaily.com: In a 1995 interview, centerfielder Andy Pafko remembered walking to and from Wrigley with pitching ace Claude Passeau, who also lived in Sheridan Plaza. I liked saving the […]

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checklist questions when buying used 35mm SLR camera

Here’s my list of questions to ask when looking for a used 35mm film SLR camera. eBay sellers very often are very vague about their descriptions. This list will help give a better idea of what you’re getting in to. Also, it’s helpful to bring this checklist along when visiting a camera store and inspecting […]

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going back to film

going back to film

This week I bought a used Nikon FE 35mm film SLR camera on eBay for $62 (shipping included). That’s an awesome deal for an FE in great shape. I had budgeted to spend twice as much. Tomorrow’s post will have a checklist of things to look for when inspecting a used SLR camera. I checked […]

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Aramis Ramirez fake signature

Aramis Ramirez fake signature

What’s up with the 2008 Topps baseball card for Aramis Ramirez (shown at the very top)? I am quite puzzled by his autograph. Girlie circles to dot the “i”s? Very, very un-baseball-like. So I google imaged for more Aramis Ramirez autographs and it seems this 08 Topps card is an oddity. Perhaps the folks at […]

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