OK, so I stole the title from the Guardian. But it was just so cool! A couple weeks ago I joked about the City of Chicago having a Going Out of Business Sale. At least I thought it was a joke. Turns out, tomorrow the city is auctioning off just about anything that isn't tied down in an E-bay auction they're calling The Great Chicago Fire Sale. Art cows, Playboy bunny outfits, manhole covers. Hey does anybody else remember that story a couple weeks back about someone stealing manhole covers? Coincidence, or conspiracy?
Nah, these guys would never steal from the city, would they?
The big news around here is that the mayor's kid is joining the Army. (Yeah, Michael Sneed is a woman. I hear her parents wanted to make her tough. One of her sisters is named Robert). When asked about it, the big guy was proud, paranoid, and incoherent, just like he always is. I'm telling you, this is our candidate.
Update: they are auctioning off the privilege of dying the river green for St. Patrick's day, our local Mardi Gras. Of course, the river green every other day too, but don't tell the tourists.