Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Hello China

Dear China,

My name is Jim. I live in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Do you have problems? Do you need advice? Do you want to know about me?

I have answers, or at least advice.

Ask me anything. And I'll post your answer here.

World News This Week

WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida is using its growing strength in Pakistan and Iraq to plot attacks on U.S. soil...intelligence agencies concluded in a report unveiled Tuesday.

But the bigger questions on earth this week are, "Will Snape turn out to be good or evil?" "Will Harry Potter live or die?"

I wonder if the fighting in Iraq will cease for a few hours this Friday when "The Deathly Hallows" comes out.

"Waronus Ceasorus!"

Monday, July 2, 2007


In case you didn't know, I am a HUGE BBQ Rib fan. (I know, Ribfest is in Naperville this week)

A new rib place in my current hood of Old Irving Park just opened and it is awesome.
SMOQUE at 3800 N. Pulaski, about 1 block south of Irving Park and the Kennedy.
Just like their tagline says, they are "not just another pretty sauce." They serve Baby Back and St. Louis-Style ribs. For the indecisive, I recommend the combo. I mentioned it to the guy who cuts my hair (nowhere near where I live), and he said "that place is no joke."
The president of my company went there on my reco, and he stopped by my office calling the brisket outstanding.

I put it right up there with Gale Street Inn, and give it 5 bones.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Early iPhone Review

I was given the privilege of being an early reviewer of the iPhone.
When you whip it down on the pavement it breaks.
Store it underwater overnight, it doesn't turn on in the morning.
I give it a D.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

I'm So Easy

Slap the word "Baja" on any menu item, and I'll order it.
Baja Salmon?
Baja Tacos?
Baja Dog Chow?
I'm so ashamed.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Question Of The Ages

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?
Tests involving actual people have determined that it takes 252 swipes at most.
Sorry Mr. Owl.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Sitting Under Trees

I don't understand why people love to sit under trees.

Picture an open field. In the middle of that field is a nice tree.
Where do you want to sit in this field? Probably under the tree.
Now picture yourself walking your dog in this field. Your dog has to pee.
Where is he going to pee? He's aiming right for that tree.
We know this is how dogs are. Why do we always insist on sitting where dogs pee?