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Would This Kind of Event Work Here in Rockford?
Here in Rockford, we've shown ourselves to be very open-minded when it comes to trying out sports and/or games that are popular in other countries, but do we have enough hearty, adventurous souls around here to take on the very British Cheese Rolling Race? I think we do, although at this point …
Some Things You Can Only Find in Illinois
As a guy who spends an inordinate amount of time searching for cool and interesting things about our state (so I can post them here to share with you), I was delighted to get an email that highlights a few things that you can only come across here in the Land of Lincoln.
What are Illinoisans Asking Google About?
When I was a kid, like most every kid, I had questions. Lots and lots of them. My parents would do their level best to answer most of them, but sometimes, when they a) didn't know the answer, or b) they were tired of the barrage of questions, I was told to "go look it up." Since this time-…
Some Illinois Towns Have Weird Names
My late friend, Rick, and I were discussing aliens one day. "Why is it," Rick wanted to know, "that when we hear that aliens have visited someplace, it's never on the campus of MIT or Stanford, where the scientists are? It's always two goofs shining for nightcraw…
Stylist Will Cut Your Hair with Swords and Fire
I know what you're saying. "Gosh, where can I go to get my hair lit on fire and then cut with a sword?"
You're probably one of those "old-school" people when it comes to getting your hair cut and styled. You go to a place where they use old-timey things l…
Going Weird for Beards
Okay...this is just plain weird.
However, it's Ireland, so our barometer for weird might be ever-so-slightly different from ours here in the USA.
In a nutshell, this guy wanders around Ireland, and...well...he tickles the beards of random men he spots...
The Latest in Internet Sports-Chameleon Bowling
Years ago, you had to watch ESPN in the middle of the night to catch some of the lesser known/lesser viewed (at least to Americans) sports. Icelandic badminton, Australian Rules Boomeranging, etc.
No longer, my friends. Today, internet content uploaders are working night and day to bring you the late…