Archive for May 2008

14 Tons of Spilled Oreos on Interstate

May 19, 2008

A trailer with 14 tons of Oreos overturned this morning on Interstate 80 outside of Chicago. Although you can’t really tell from the photos, Illinois State Police confirmed that boxes were ripped open and cookies blocked both lanes of traffic. Delightful!

I was tempted to hijack a milk truck and head that way this morning…

Monkeys at the Zoo…

May 9, 2008

Here is a little video I shot at Brookfield Zoo this week. It was my son Angelo’s first visit to a “real” zoo, and he loved it!! This video is of a mother and child play wrestling. I love it when the child “claps” to provoke the mother into playing!

Woo Woo!

May 8, 2008

I can’t wait until we get these whistle tips on the westside of Elgin. My two year old son will love it!
Maybe I should get this installed on my Accord Sedan.

“It’s like an alarm clock… woo woo!”

Can Bubb Rubb be a real person? He seems like a Chapelle Show character, doesn’t he?
His driving skills are something to behold. I wonder if he and Lil Sis are married?
I would have flown to Oakland to be at that wedding. Thank goodness that Lil Sis put the entire whistle tip issue in perspective… “it’s just for decoration… that’s it and that’s all.” Comforting.

My dad told me the story of when he was a teenager he and his brother installed a train whistle on their car.
My grandpa worked for the railroad, so they had access to that kind of hardware. They grew up in downtown Chicago, and would drive down the streets and alleys looking for people to scare the heck out of with a deafening “woooo wooo!!” People freaked out… and some got angry at them. Troublemakers. I guess they were the one of the first to pimp their ride!

[Hit to Hansen]

I Love the World

May 1, 2008

I needed a little optimism in my day. This is inspiring!