Posts tagged with ‘chicago

Why you should always clear your browser history before showcasing your phone on TV

Someone over in the production department at Chicago’s WGN news station is apparently learning about internet best practices the hard way today. This very unlucky employee managed to get their little Pornhub Mobile habit splashed all over the local news—and, naturally, the internet took notice.

Spotted by Redditor GIANTclouds


Jack McBrayer and Triumph visit Chicago’s Wiener’s Circle

If the comments section of the average Internet site could be embodied in a hot dog stand, you’d have the Wiener’s Circle in Chicago.  Famous for its relentless abuse of customers, Conan sends out the nicest person he knows, Jack McBrayer, for an on-site report.  When things go as expected, Jack comes back with a friend…

Indiana Jones gets mail at the University of Chicago, not ancient artifacts stolen by Nazis

Even though it’s been quite some time that Professor Henry “Indiana” Jones would have taught at the University of Chicago, it appears that he’s still getting mail there. What could the package contain? Gold idols? Stolen ancient artifacts? Alien skulls? Not quite, but it’s still a cool find.

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Watch a guy climb 103 flights of the Sears Tower on a bionic leg

Zac Vawter’s $8 million, 10-pound robotic leg has two motors that power the knee and ankle separately. As the RIC explains on its website, when Vawter pushes on the device to stand up, the leg pushes back, propelling him upward — a huge boon over a conventional prosthesis. As Vawter himself explains, ordinarily, “I have to take every step with my good foot first and sort of lift or drag the prosthetic leg up. With the bionic leg, it’s simple, I take stairs like I used to, and can even take two at a time.”


Afternoon music: President Obama sings “Sweet Home Chicago”

See what you’ve done Obama? Once you started with the Al Green, you’ve got to keep going. 

Molecular gastronomy restaurant introduces a helium balloon you can eat

The chefs at Chicago’s Alinea Restaurant have created this somewhat unconventional helium filled dessert that’s some sort of super thin confection that tastes like sour apple and changes the pitch of your voice while you’re eating it.


Watch out if you’re in the midwest… it looks to be a little nipply today.

Watch out if you’re in the midwest… it looks to be a little nipply today.

Let this corrugated cardboard box be your guide around Chicago

Who better to show you around the city than a corrugated box? 

This is what happens when you post a picture of your duct taped daughter on Facebook

A 21 year old Chicago dad perhaps thought he was being clever when he posted a picture on Facebook (below) of his 22 month old daughter bound and gagged with painter’s tape after she hit him. Now, Andre Curry is behind bars for felony domestic battery charges. Who’s gonna get hit now?

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Weekend short films: “Rain Delay”

Plans for a productive weekend in Chicago have been delayed due to dreary weather.

Twenty four years ago yesterday: The Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion

On the evening of November 22nd, 1987, in the span of three hours, a hacker or a couple managed to hijack the broadcast signals of WGN-TV and WTTW with a barely intelligible message delivered by a guy in a Max Headroom mask in front of a piece of corrugated tin to mimic the digital background Max Headroom was usually seen in front of.

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