Sunday, June 15, 2008

http://chicagoist.com/2008/06/15/street_artist_murdered.php?gallery5067Pic=1#gallery

35 comments:

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Oh man, who doesnt get murdered in logan square??? If you ever get murdered between now and whenever, it will probably be in logan square. I hate that festering shithole.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

I wonder if theyre gonna try to solve this murder though.

Deanna said...

I'm sure if I do get murdered, it probably will be in Logan Square.

Apparently this guy's work was beloved. I've had random people at work ask me if I'd heard about it today. Sad and weird.

Deanna said...

God, the more I read about what happened to this guy, the sadder the whole thing becomes. Christ almighty.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Does anybody know if the Andre The Giant guy happened to be murdered? Maybe this has nothing to do with Logan square. maybe this is the work of a really REALLY particular serial killer...hmm

Richard said...

I just saw the Andre The Giant guy on TV a few weeks ago. He had this huge showing in NYC, and there were a bunc of ciritcs saying what he does is in no way art.

Deanna said...

Both Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman are playing the Chicago Jazz Festival this year.

Holeeeeeeeeeeee shit.

Richard said...

Im back everyone! Oh yeah!

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

and just in time for Wimbledon!

Richard said...

Fuck, I used to love watching Wimbeldon. I havent really kept up with tennis since the Pete Sampras supernova days. Well I have watched the incredible Williams sisters a fair number of times since then.

Who's kicking ass these days? Would you be interested in providing Wimbeldon updates for this blog?

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

No, I probably wouldnt. But there are some players now that make sampras look laughable. very laughable...ha ha ha. Namely (on grass) Roger Federer. He's become such the king at Wimbledon that, over the past few years, he's taken to walking onto the court in a white suit coat laced in gold. and he's not the only. there are some amazing players right now.

Richard said...

Ok, Roger Ive heard of...and Sampras was always kinda laughable, he moved in such a gorpy fashion. That being said he totally whipped eveyrone they put in front of him.

Have you been watching any of the European cup stuff on? On ESPN Classic when I get home at night they have an exhasustive roundup of the day's action.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Yeah Ive been watching. However the team I had picked, Italy, lost in the quarterfinals yesterday afternoon. They were slouchy in a weird way: they kept the ball just past the midline, dominating control and passing, in Spain's territory for about 75% of the game but seemed to be waiting around for someone to come out of the skies and score the Goal for them. The game went into double overtime and remained 0-0. Then there was a shootout. I hate shootouts they are completely based on luck. classless bullshit. I mean, Italy has the greatest goalie in the history of the world, Gianluigi Buffon, my favorite player! the poor bastard kept them in the whole game since their offense was on qualudes anywhere past the three quarters line. But there's not much even the great Buffon can do when no one on yr team is even willing to point at the goal and kick. so italy had some soft nothing shots during the shootout and Buffon dove completely the wrong direction during one shot and that was that. Kate and I held each other and cried.....But now Germnany is gonna win everything. they came very very close in the world cup two years ago--they are very passionate and totally deserve it.

Richard said...

Its funny you say that, Simone emailed Liz and her and Dnaiel have been all about going to see Germany win. I had no idea they were on the cusp.

I cant remember the guys name but they keep gushing about this one guy on ESPN classic, all the analysts agree he's the best player ever of all time, etc. And its like a Scot, an American, and umm someone else (haha) all agreeing on it when theyre not stumping for their own teams/countries- so I figure the guy has to be pretty great.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

Is it Cristiano Ronaldo? He plays for Portugal (and also manchester united) Portugal lost to germany 3-2 in the quarterfinals this weekend.
Also, and this one's for you, his father named him after his favorite actor and US president Ronaldo Reagan .

Richard said...

I dont know if thats the guy, but wow, I like him already

Richard said...

If he's playing for Manchester United though, that explain his high profile...I know two soccer teams, them and Arsenal

Jackie said...

ronaldo was on an episode of the simpsons and it was hilarious.

sorry i got kicked off today rich, something happened with the phone lines in my area and i haven't been able to use the phone until now! that's what happens when you use 1990's technology to go on the internet.

Jackie said...

and i have to say, even though i pretty much dislike most sports, i did enjoy watching soccer last weekend at my grandmas house. there is something about it that is mesmorizing.

Richard said...

given the very little Ive watched, I can say the thing I like is that its an endurance test. None of the business like american football where its like filming a big budget movie, that is- 30 seconds of work, 7 minutes of standing around.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

soccer IS very mesmerizing and its certainly based in endurance! what I love is the mental place a soccer player has to exist in. There is always zero seconds available to compare options, no thought. all actions are carried out through pure instinct and, ultimately (or eventually), will. all actions seem to occur one hundredth of a second before the thought. its a wonderful place to exist for ninety minutes straight and to really see for your self things being executed. theres really nothing like it--I've been searching since 1997.

Richard said...

Tim- is it my imagination, or do I remember you talking about either playing with or wanting to play with the the guys at the park near your place? Is that a viable option?

Richard said...

Hello out there, all you King Diamond fans in internet-ville...did you know there was a band called---THE LUBRICATED GOAT? Yes, thats a real band name. I mean, I thought Jack Off Jill was bad, and The Mr T Experience was no walk in the park, and heaven knows Boris The Sprinkler was no blowjob from Anne Hathaway, but my god...The Lubricated Goat? As a society, we simply must do better.

Jackie said...

it's so kooky to me that people know boris the sprinkler. i see rev. norb in his white leather monkees jacket all the time. and he's the one doing my friends wedding this weekend!

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

rich, what day is your office outing thing at the ballpark in schaumburg?

Richard said...

8-6-08

Richard said...

i have a boris the sprinkler sotry, later on when im not so busy i'll share

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

germany wins 3-2 in the last seconds to go to the finals against either spain or russia.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

does anyone know if ralph nader suffers from any sort of mental illnesses?

Richard said...

maybe obsessive compulsive disorder. Why do you ask?

Richard said...

Ok, nevermind---I did a google news search. NOW i understand why you ask.

Delusions of some kind?

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

i only wonder based on his very strange observations of obama in the rocky mountain press. either he spends his days hiding inside a large leather ziplock bag which keeps him completely isolated from all sounds and occurrences surrounding him. or the alzheimers has got him good.

Rich, who didnt feel like signing in said...

Or jealousy...

I mean Obama probably doesnt have all the answers, wont make us all millionaires, and wont magically stop the war, or fix the environment. BUT---if nothing else---he's a significant step forward who is a reasonable voice in a largely unreasonable system...Obama presents possibilities...let me clarify a sec...possibilities other than destruction and misery...nade of all people should see this...to criticize him in such petty ways is bizarre and downright irresponsible...and Ive been a huge supporter of Nader's over the years. I feel he's making an ass out of himself. Obama can play the game. he can turn the game on its head. he seems "presidential" in the best sense of the term. he plays the game that nader was always too awkward to. i mean, i love nader. he's done incredible good. and i never blamed him for bush's election and re-election. this however, at least in my book- is where he jumps over the line.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

exactly, man!

Richard said...

if anyone feels like chatting with me on AIM, I'll be on all day. My screen name is richardatelca