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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:45 PM
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Post something nice about ILLINOIS.
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:47 PM
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1. It isn't Michigan.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 07:47 PM by DarkPhenyx
Now before everyone get's pissy for my picking on Michigan I used to live in Toledo, OH. Every place has anotehr place they pickon. In Toledo they pick on Michigan. In Iraq? They pick on Michigan.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:50 PM
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7. Didn't Yakov say that about Cleveland?
"Everybody picks on a city. In America, everybody picks on Cleveland. In Soviet Union, we too pick on a city. Cleveland."
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:54 PM
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16. Yeah, I think he did say it first.
Never said I was original. :)
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:09 PM
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27. Wasn't an attack, more like an acknowledgement.
Or maybe an homage.

Actually, YS's real speaking voice (even in the 80s!) is a lot clearer and more English than Bush's!
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DarkPhenyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:23 PM
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28. Oh, I didn't think it was an attack.
Thus the smiley face at the end. I think I put a smiley face at the end.

Yakov is also a pretty intelligent and well spoken individual. Most comedians are. I only steal my material from the best.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:47 PM
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2. Home of the Connors.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:47 PM
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3. Sweet Corn & Watermelon in August
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:48 PM
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4. I might be moving there soon
either there or new hampshire.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:48 PM
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5. I was in Chicago once in 1985, I really enjoyed my stay
Sorry I didn't get a chance to see it. I haven't had a chance to get out there since.

I try to look for any good experiences.

Believe it or not, wearing Steelers apparel is no longer an automatic death penalty in Cleveland.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:49 PM
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6. I love Chicago!
The Art Institue (well, ALL the museums), all the wonderful theaters, the great restaurants, and as a cemetery fan, I love Graceland and Rosehill. :hi:

Oh, and I almost forgot, you're there, Terry! :D
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:52 PM
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10. Awwwwww. Thank you :-)
Isn't it cool? We've also got two great cemeteries, the ones you mentioned. And everything else you mentioned. Honey, I could spend days in the Art Institute. :-)

Thanks for the compliment, sweetie.

:hi:

Terry
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:51 PM
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8. How could I forget -
DA BEARS! DA BULLS!
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:51 PM
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9. Big dinosaurs
Although I always get confused and try to see them at the wrong museum first -- but a second nice thing is that the wrong museum gives you 30 minutes to get out of the parking lot without paying once you've discovered your idiotic mistake. :-)
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:53 PM
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14. 3 interesting places within walking distance:
The Field Museum (the ones with the dinosaurs...including "Sue" the T-Rex)

The Shedd Aquarium

The Adler Planetarium

:-)
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:52 PM
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11. I like Skokie, Evanston and Chicago's N. Side. My kids live there. nt
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:52 PM
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12. Spoon River Anthology
All of the riverboat gamblers are losing their shirts
All of the brave Union soldier boys sleep in the dirt
You know and I know there never was reason to hurt
When all of our lives were entwined to begin with
Here in Spoon River.

--"Spoon River," Michael Smith
http://www.artistsofnote.com/michael/lyrics/spoon-river...
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scubadude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:42 PM
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29. Yes,I like this one.
I bought my copy in the Dixon Mounds souvenir shop, overlooking the hundreds of dead American Indians. It was a very touching experience, and very close to the hill...

Here it is for all to enjoy: http://www.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/masters/sranthol.p...
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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:53 PM
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13. Obama and Durbin
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:54 PM
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15. It is solid blue so we shouldn't see the chimp here before November!
WOO-HOO! No chimp!

I live in Springfield and it is a great town!
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:56 PM
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18. I wish the Governor would spend more time there.
There IS a pretty nice Mansion down there. Chicago isn't everything.

I like Springfield. Great town. I used to live in Decatur. :-)

Terry
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:00 PM
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20. I grew up in Decatur!
Edited on Thu May-06-04 08:00 PM by lovedems
By Kiwanis Park.

Maybe we have crossed paths.

Edit: I wish the gov. would spend more time here too.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:02 PM
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22. I lived near Nelson Park. On Cantrell.
We just might have crossed paths.

I still go down there...and the smell (from Staley's) is ALWAYS the first thing you notice.

:-)
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xray s Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:55 PM
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17. Republicans fear to tread in Illinois
No Bush ads!

:)
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:58 PM
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19. Bookman's Alley in Evanston!
Whew - I almost forgot that!
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:02 PM
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21. Got drunker than a monkey..........
at good ol' Comiskey. Billy Crystal threw out the first pitch, and the game was rained out($8 tickets, :thumbsup:).
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:04 PM
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23. It's now "US Cellular Field". And the new one is an eyesore, IMO.
But not as much as an eyesore as the newly renovated Soldier's Field, price tag $600 million (grrrrrr)
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:04 PM
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24. Like it says on the license plates...
..."land of The-Last-Decent-Republican-President" (of course, they shortened it to make it fit.)
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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:04 PM
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25. The Home of Champions
Well, not really, unless you're a 90s Bulls fan.

But a lot of cool DUers live here.
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:06 PM
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26. The CUBS!!!!
Beat Arizona today, 11 - 3.
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