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  • Archive for the 'Photos' Category

    Posted by Jonathan on 6th February 2015 (All posts by )

    Beach Van

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Under the Rainbow

    Posted by Jonathan on 23rd January 2015 (All posts by )

    rainbow

    Posted in Photos | 7 Comments »

    Posted by Jonathan on 15th January 2015 (All posts by )

    street

    Posted in Photos | 8 Comments »

    Posted by Jonathan on 6th January 2015 (All posts by )

    raise your IQ with Dew

    Visit Chicagoboyz for a 2-liter dose of stimulating ideas.

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Worthwhile Reading & Viewing

    Posted by David Foster on 2nd January 2015 (All posts by )

    A prehistoric village, found beneath the sea near Haifa

    A timelapse video of the Albuquerque balloon festival

    Steven Pinker and Andrew Mack assert that actually, the world is not falling apart: “Never mind the headlines. We’ve never lived in such peaceful times”

    Also, Richard Fernandez argues that the American can-do spirit continues to exist

    The allure of omnipotent explanations

    Is Washington the new Wall Street?

    Ideology and closed systems, at Grim’s Hall

    In France, criticism of Islam can get you prosecuted. Basically, we are seeing the return of laws against blasphemy–and not only in France–but with this difference: I don’t think ever before have governments forbidden criticism of a belief system that is not held by the majority of their citizens, or at least of their ruling classes

    Posted in Aviation, Europe, France, History, Islam, Leftism, Photos, USA, Video | 14 Comments »

    Posted by Jonathan on 28th December 2014 (All posts by )

    knish nosh

    Chicagoboyz contemplate the mystery of choice.

    Posted in Photos | 5 Comments »

    Posted by Jonathan on 18th December 2014 (All posts by )

    what inflation?

    Chicagoboyz closely monitor all relevant information sources for clues to the direction of Federal Reserve policy.

    Posted in Economics & Finance, Photos | 4 Comments »

    Happy Hanukka

    Posted by Jonathan on 16th December 2014 (All posts by )

    I’m going to make a suggestion that you will thank me for when you eat your potato latkes: cranberry sauce.

    latkes

    Posted in Holidays, Photos | 3 Comments »

    Come Blog Away

    Posted by Jonathan on 12th December 2014 (All posts by )

    flying metaphor

    Chicagoboyz soars on modern, all metal, streamlined rhetoric built on a time-tested structure of empirical rationality.

    Posted in Photos | 14 Comments »

    The Bee’s Knees

    Posted by Jonathan on 10th December 2014 (All posts by )

    beelines

    Posted in Photos | 13 Comments »

    Worthwhile Reading & Viewing

    Posted by David Foster on 9th December 2014 (All posts by )

    Amazing treehouses from around the world

    Failure Porn.  Is there now too much celebration of failure?

    Why do journalists love twitter and hate blogging?  (from 2011)  Also:  the message of the medium:  why the Left loves twitter

    Leftists don’t like being reminded of the socialist roots of Naziism.  Also:  Hitler and the socialist dream.

    Best programming languages for beginners to learn.

    Some signs of recovery in the rustbelt

    A 3d printed kinematic dress

    Lightpaper!

    Posted in Business, Economics & Finance, Human Behavior, Leftism, Media, Photos, Tech | 10 Comments »

    Where Sgt. Mom Spent Saturday…

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 6th December 2014 (All posts by )

    In beautiful downtown Goliad, Texas – on Courthouse Square, where Santa arrives promptly at 12:00 … mounted on a longhorn… accompanied by another longhorn – a spare mount, obviously. It’s a long way from the North Pole.
    Goliad Santa 3 - Smaller

    Posted in North America, Photos | 6 Comments »

    Posted by Jonathan on 6th December 2014 (All posts by )

    limit up

    Chicagoboyz take a large cash wheat position in anticipation of price increases.

    Posted in Photos | 2 Comments »

    Layers

    Posted by Jonathan on 5th December 2014 (All posts by )

    The brightening morning sky silhouettes distant ridges beyond Buck Canyon and the White Rim mesa in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. (Jonathan Gewirtz   jonathan@gewirtz.net)

    Posted in Photos | 4 Comments »

    Sgt. Mom’s Thanksgiving Bird

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 27th November 2014 (All posts by )

    Fresh out of the oven – right alongside the other dishes for the feast! Behold, Sgt. Mom’s Thanksgiving bird!
    Thanksgiving Bird - 2014 - Even Smaller

    It is, in fact a Rock Cornish game hen, butterflied and baked on a small dish of Sgt. Mom’s rye bread and sausage stuffing. Not everything in Texas is bigger…

    What – there are only the two of us, and the HEB was out of fresh turkey breasts. I am sorry, but a whole turkey for two people would have us eating leftovers until St. Patrick’s Day.
    A most blessed Thanksgiving to you all – especially to those of us who were working today…

    Posted in Americas, Photos | 8 Comments »

    Weather

    Posted by Jonathan on 25th November 2014 (All posts by )

    storm clouds

    Posted in Photos | 1 Comment »

    Autumn Tree

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 23rd November 2014 (All posts by )

    The leaves are finally turning after last week's cold snap.

    The leaves are finally turning after last week’s cold snap.

    Posted in Photos | 8 Comments »

    Ed Paschke Art Center – And Steve Schapiro Photo Exhibit

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on 23rd November 2014 (All posts by )

    We watched an episode of “Chicago Tonight” the PBS news program where they discussed the Ed Paschke Art Center, a museum highlighting the work of the vibrant visual artist Ed Paschke, a Chicago native who died in 2004. They also have other artists featured at the museum, and when we went it was photographer Steve Schapiro, who photographed Warhol, Reed and Bowie among many others.

    The museum is easy to reach – by car you can take the Kennedy and get off at Lawrence, and it is an easy walk from the blue line or the metra (if you take that line). Here is the outside of the building, which is painted in the style of his work. The museum is free (we made a donation) and the docent working there was friendly and interested if you had any questions.

    We talked to the museum employee and the building used to be a call center; they redesigned it to hang his big art canvas projects and set it up so that the light illuminated everything properly. Downstairs they had his paintings, and upstairs they re-created his studio, including the last painting that he was working on at the time of his death.
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    Posted in Arts & Letters, Chicagoania, Music, Photos | 3 Comments »

    Alas, Poor Yorick!

    Posted by Jonathan on 22nd November 2014 (All posts by )

    this post smells fishy

    Between boating and nothingness: Chicagoboyz ponder the eternal mysteries.

    Posted in Photos | 5 Comments »

    Posted by Jonathan on 14th November 2014 (All posts by )

    Vizcaya

    Chicagoboyz visit Vizcaya.

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Red Clouds

    Posted by Jonathan on 7th November 2014 (All posts by )

    Miami, mon amour

    Posted in Photos | 3 Comments »

    Critical Mass: Halloween

    Posted by Jonathan on 1st November 2014 (All posts by )

    Lots of costumes. There must have been an accommodation with the powers that be, because now the ride gets escorted by the police, which no doubt makes it safer but also removes any remaining bits of transgressiveness from it. But who am I kidding. This is what tends to happen with popular illicit events in democratic societies. At first the authorities try to suppress it, then at some point everyone sees that the event has a large constituency and the pols attempt to coopt it. This time the ride got funneled into a food and music fest in the arts district. Maybe next year they will route it through the Orange Bowl. The whole sticking it to the man thing was a joke anyway, since most of the participants are only in it to have a good time.

    Critical Mass

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    Posted in Diversions, Photos | Comments Off

    Another Interesting Austin Scene…

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 26th October 2014 (All posts by )

    Spotted yesterday, when we were taking our book stuff back to the public parking structure down the street from the Capitol Building … A 2nd Amendment Dog Walk. They had their dogs and their weapons, and flags, and seemed to be a very jolly and cheerful crew, seeing that that they were in the epicenter of liberal-slanting Austin; that little patch of blue in a sea of red. They were there to support a 2nd Amendment-backing candidate for office.

     

    And yes, the t-shirt that the young man at the right does say f*ck ISIS in letters supposed to look like Arabic script, which is very clever of someone.

    Posted in Civil Society, Conservatism, Photos, Tea Party | 7 Comments »

    Fall Colors at Their Apex

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on 26th October 2014 (All posts by )

    Last weekend we were in southern Wisconsin. Periodically we attempt to drive up and look at the fall colors but often we get there just a bit too early or a bit too late. This time we drove down a winding road and the colors were at their absolute apex – big golden leaves falling down right on the car.

    Cross posted at LITGM

    Posted in Photos | 4 Comments »

    Proof Positive

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on 25th October 2014 (All posts by )

    Below the fold, pictorial proof that everything IS bigger in Texas…

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    Posted in Business, Customer Service, Humor, Photos | 12 Comments »