Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for February 29, 2024

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    danketaz Premium Member 3 months ago

    Much depends on how often I watch Blues Brothers.

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    Pedmar Premium Member 3 months ago

    Sears Tower? What you talkin’ ’bout, Willis?

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    carlosrivers  3 months ago

    So there were TWO Ken Berrys in Chicago…

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    carlosrivers  3 months ago

    And you’re right Chicago does have bigger balls than the rest of the country;) and it has a hall of fame too…

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    Vet Premium Member 3 months ago

    Also the starting point of the only even number US highway running from the north to the west….Route 66. Standard numbering was east to west were round or even numbers and north to south were odd numbers. Starts in Chicago and ends in Santa Monica.

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    Decepticomic  3 months ago

    Ah, Chicago. I literally have nothing to say about it.

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    bikamper  3 months ago

    I live in a little town 44 miles west of Chicago. I don’t want Chicago any closer.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  3 months ago

    1) Chicago is the greatest American city (NY is actually a European city, and LA is a Martian city….). And, as Kurt Vonnegut pointed out, Chicago is a better city than NY because it has alleys, so the sidewalks aren’t constantly blocked with delivery truck and mounds of garbage. And LA isn’t really even a city; it’s just one huge stretch of suburban sprawl.

    2) The other name for “Chicago-style deep-dish pizza” is “pizza”; nothing else comes close!

    3) The nickname “The Windy City” has nothing to do with weather. It was coined by a local newspaper columnist in the 1890s when both parties held their nominating conventions there; it is a reference to the wind they expelled during their speeches.

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    fritzoid Premium Member 3 months ago

    Although the name “Chicago” does not appear in the famous song, the train they call the City of New Orleans begins its southbound odyssey in Chicago (and not Kankakee, as the lyrics would suggest).

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    notmoving Premium Member 3 months ago

    Polish sausage AND kielbasa! A paradise! Boy, I’d love to know the reason for this head-scratching attack? Is Ruben or Tom from Chicago?

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    gigagrouch  3 months ago

    But no mention of the Cubs, Sox, or Bears?

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    Crash7  3 months ago

    I don’t care what you call it. I like Chicago style pizza.

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    bilbrlsn  3 months ago

    Chicago was the best city my sons and I visited. Blues, museums, plays, and sports were all on the agenda and it did not disappoint at all.

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    Hammurabi.Wolfe  3 months ago

    I lived for ten years in Chicago land. Hated it. But I DO think Gino’s East stuffed pizza is the best pizza in the world. Also, the Chicago Dog is the best Hot Dog in the country! It’s not even close!

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    I’m pretty sure Chicago became known as The Windy City because of the long-winded nature of its politicians. In terms of average wind velocity, Chicago isn’t even in the Top Ten U.S. cities.

    Don’t get your facts from comic strips, especially parodies. :)

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    JPuzzleWhiz  3 months ago

    Chicago’s nickname of “The Windy City” actually has absolutely nothing to do with the weather.

    The monicker came about because of all the politicians who made long speeches there.

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    markkahler52  3 months ago

    Chicago! Home of the Sears Tower and O’Hare International Airport!

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    willie_mctell  3 months ago

    My family lived 25 miles north of Chicago 1957-63. 7th through 12th grades for me. The White Sox won the pennant in 1959. The Cubs won no pennants during that period. When I was in high school I saw several Packers/Zephyrs games. I saw a Bears’ exhibition game. Never saw the Black Hawks or Cardinals. I later met a guy whose father had season tickets for the Cardinals. My major regrets are that I never went to the Art Institute or heard music on Maxwell Street.

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    Baron Grim  3 months ago

    Houston has a rivalry with Chicago for 3rd largest US metropolis. Chicago is unaware of this rivalry.

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    [Unnamed Reader - d1b30b]  3 months ago

    Actually, the explanation for Chicago ball is as simple as it gets

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    FireAnt_Hater  3 months ago

    This is great !

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