Apr. 2nd, 2011 06:36 pm
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Public Announcement: If you're in the US, and you have an account at Bank of America (God only knows why you would do that), you can use your BofA debit card to participate in their Museums On Us program, which gets you in free to selected museums on the first full weekend of each month. In Chicago that would be, among others, the Shedd Aquarium and the Art Institute of Chicago. I tested this today at the Art Institute and discovered that even though the Art Institute doesn't advertise it, they do actually do it.
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You have defeated Confusing Urban Planning
You have defeated Horrible Traffic Patterns
You have defeated Convoluted Signs
You have defeated Information Black Hole

+5 HP
+1 MP
+10 XP
-30 GP

You have found 1 Used Bookstore
You have found 2 Independent Bookstores
You have found 1 Downtown
You have found 1 New Strip Mall complex
You have found 1 Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt game cartridge.

Do you wish to save (Y/N)?

I think there's a rant building in me about how bloody hard it is to find anything around here. I'm beginning to become frustrated.


Nov. 22nd, 2009 03:41 pm
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Ever seen one of those ad campaigns that just manages to give completely the wrong message? Like somebody just has no idea what they're actually saying?

I ran across one of those today, not a campaign but a slogan under the sign for Villa St. Benedict, on the outskirts of town which said, if I wasn't misreading it: Senior Living in the Benedictine Style.

Senior living in the style of the Benedictines? What's not to love? The long litany of required prayers? The prohibition on consuming meat? The absolute obedience required to the abbot? The paranoid anti-clericalism? The mandatory hard labor? I mean, who wouldn't want to live in the Benedictine way after retirement?

I'm sure that's not what they meant, but in case they do I have something new to threaten my father with in his old age.


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