John Mc

This is a collection of my thoughts. Some of the thoughts that I once had, I no longer do. Some thoughts I have now I have never had. Yet none shal be discounted. This blog is soley for the enjoyment of the author and the readers. On occasion the views expressed are overly exagerated in order to prove a point. Also there may be a dirty word or thought in some of the posts. Grow up and take this for what it's worth - a blog that barely anyone will ever see.


What? Where? Why?

I find it interesting to see where people come from when they visit my blog. (You can see for yourself on the right side of the blog. Click the link in the bottom of that list. It will give you even more information.) Some people come from other blogs, some from e-mails that have been sent to them from friends and most through google image searches on "9-11" or "cute girl." Yeah, apparently I have the picture of the cutest girl on my blog in the post "The Ten Commandments" where I discuss the 10 things that I'm looking for in a woman. Go figure.
However, recently I have noticed several people arriving here because they have searched "Blogger John Mc." Anyone know why this is? Is there something that I'm missing? Is there a popular blog somewhere that shares a name similar to this?
As I noted in my 400th post, (I know, it was an important post and I wasted it with that. I will make it up to you with a big, important post soon as I usually do for such milestone posts!) if you were to google "John Mc" this blog would be one of the first things to come up. If John McCain hadn't run for president, it may very well have been the first. (See, his name and mine are the same for the first six letters. Get it?)
Surely that is just because "John Mc" is not a very sought after search like "Used car" or "Italian restaurant" or "Boobs."
Well, if you are new to this blog, welcome. Please tell me how you heard about it. Even if it was by accent. And please don't use the "anonymous" option. At least give us your first name! I did. And you can find it on google.

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Craig's List

I have recently been on Craig's List more than I want to be.
I'm trying to sell my 1993 Chrysler Le Baron to no avail. The landlord wants the space for new tenants and I need to sell it before it gets towed. (If you or someone you know wants it, let me know ASAP!)
While I was on Craig's List I decided to sell some other stuff that I have around here. I have a satellite radio, an HD radio and vacuum. While I was posting all of these, I also noticed that they had a "Free" section of Craig's List.
This is for people that just want rid of their junk. Usually they post "must come pick" up because they don't want to be bothered one more minute with it.
Most of it is understandable. Furniture that isn't being used anymore, firewood, etc.
But, there is some really bizarre stuff that I have found. So, I decided that I would share it with you.

This is just sad:

Note the location:

Remember the 80's? He recorded them for you:

Brand new? I'm there!

Sound but no picture? Isn't that called a radio?:


Dinner for your infant?

Will trade for gravel or sand:

And my favorite:

Let me know what you find!

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WGN News

What do the news anchors do during the commercial breaks? Get their make-up adjusted? Work on their non-regional diction? Drink some scotch?


They do this:

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Facebook vs. MySpace

I never thought I would ever leave my MySpace. It was great. You could keep up with friends, you could post topics and best of all, you could have songs and images on your page to really make it your own. You could even post videos.
However, I have now moved over to Facebook. I originally thought that it was just for the high school/college crowd, but that is no longer the case. There are so many people my age and older that are on there. Plus I am linked with more people than I ever have been on MySpace.
I must admit, I'm hooked. The only thing that I don't like is all the stupid applications. I think I have over 100 that I haven't looked at yet.
Other than that, I'm liking it. You can find me on there by looking for "John Mc." If I'm not mistaken, my main picture is the same as the one on this blog. Find me now!
I also am addicted to the status updates. It is because of this that I'm scared to venture over to Twitter!

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Google Me!

If you Google "John Mc," this blog is one of the first things to pop up. However, how many people are typing that into their search engines?!

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The Drew Peterson Battle

Ah, Drew Peterson. Yup, his name is still being tossed around my restaurant more than... salad dressing? I guess I should have thought that analogy through before I started that sentence. I will keep the details brief, but here is the basic story.

If you haven't heard yet, my co-worker is the on-again, off-again fiance' of the (alleged) murderer. She has moved into and out of his house so many times that I've lost track... and interest.
Drew has become somewhat of a local celebrity on the radio waves. TV has given up on him, so they have resorted to being on WLS's Mancow and Casedy weekdays from 9am-11am. For some reason, Mancow is a fan of Drew's and even let Drew pull an April Fools day prank on everyone bye saying that he had something to confess - that he likes chicken wings. Way to really hold the memory of your former wives in the highest regard.
One thing that has been left out of the spotlight is that his fiance' (Chrissy) left her boyfriend for Drew. Chrissy's ex is Mike and he ALSO works with us at the restaurant. Mike has tried to stay out of this circus until he was given an offer that he couldn't refuse - a chance to beat the hell out of Drew. Mike asked me to attend his interview with Q101, but I declined. I don't really want to be involved with all of this. However, he did get a great deal of media coaching from me. I also encouraged him to give a portion of the proceeds to whatever he does to the families of those effected. That's something that Drew (to my knowledge) has never done. As a matter of fact, I wonder why he hasn't gone on any of the searches?!
While I wasn't with Mike for this interview, I may be with him for the next one that he does which may be Mancow. That one will be a little rough. He will be attacked from multiple angles. I will for sure be with Mike when he enters the ring.
When you listen to the interviews below, none of it has been staged. All Mike did was tell Chrissy to listen at a specific time and he knew that the info would get back to Drew. Soon video of the interview will be available on their website.

Click on the links below for the two parts of the interview:

Part 1 Part 2

Drew was also found removing the memorials put up for his ex-wife. (Loving tribute, right? Sounds very remorseful.) He and his son snuck out in the middle of the night to remove the ribbons set up by their neighbors. Great guy, huh?
This was right around the time that his step-brother was granted immunity for his story about his involvement with the blue barrel removal. According to Chrissy when that story broke, things were not as peachy in the Peterson household as they had been in the past. As a matter of fact, she talked about how much she hated having people there 24/7 going over possible scenarios with Drew.
What probably hurt his feelings a great deal was when two weeks ago she declined to go on a vacation to Vegas with him. This was when she was going to (allegedly) tie the knot with him. I wonder what gave her cold feet?
Although, the marriage wouldn't be legal. Drew still needs to get a divorce from Stacy. In order for that to happen, he would have to be found innocent of any wrong-doing in her disappearance. That is a wish not likely to be granted any time soon.
And now with Chrissy gone, he will no longer have anyone to become the guardian of his kids and they will have to go back to the family of Stacey when Drew gets tossed in his orange jump-suit.

There is so much more to tell you, but I will leave that for another time. Maybe I should start from the beginning next time. Clear your calendars for the end of June. That is when this is supposed to go down.

Drew News

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Why Chi? Because It's The Best City In The World!

My sister found this. I dig it and thought you would like it as well.

Why Chi? Answers are blowing in wind

Many people across America will ask, "Why Chi?"

Why did Chicago get the first ESPN local site to itself? They will ask what makes us so special. What makes us think we are so special? Why did ESPN choose the Windy City? They will find fault.


Michael Jordan
Why Chicago? Well, we did have the greatest basketball player ever ...

As a city, we don't have a problem with any of that. Most of us will accept it because we are so used to it. Try living here and you'll understand. If you are born and raised (and gonna die) here, you more than understand ... you embrace it. We are -- in our minds -- the most slept-on, overlooked, underappreciated sports city in the world.

In our minds, this site, one dedicated to all of Chicagoland sports at every level, is long overdue. Because when it comes to the games we all play, watch and love, no one -- and I repeat no one -- on any corner of any block in any city any place in the world got swagger like us.

These reasons only further our proof:

Because we turned the saying "Good Guys Wear Black" into a rally cry.

Because our Cubs blue is truer blue than Yankees or Dodger blue.

Because the words "upscale" and "sports" don't mix here.

Because when it comes to sports, we die harder than Bruce Willis.

Because we have a Claes Oldenburg-designed steel sculpture of a 100-foot baseball bat on the corner of Madison and Jefferson in the middle of the city for no damn reason!

Because Michael, Scottie and Phil got us six rings.

Because our players only cry after winning.

Because only here can you have two sides of town that hate each other because of their beloved teams while they will never ever be a threat to one another in winning a World Series.

Because we will put this city up against any city in the world when it comes to diversity, knowledge and passion for sports. There isn't a city that exists that holds our desire for sports on an everyday basis.

Because we're about to host the Olympics in 2016.

Because Jackie Robinson is a league to us, not just an icon.

Because only here could a car dealership (Chicagoland Chevrolet Dealership Association) get Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali together for an ad.

Because of Walter Payton.

Because we just won the Jay Cutler sweepstakes.

Because no other place can handle the annual pain that comes along with loving the Cubs.

Because when the Blackhawks eventually win the Stanley Cup, we will -- in all of our belligerent arrogance -- have the gall to say to anyone who is listening, "We told you so!"

... and the greatest NFL team of all time ...

Because we have Ozzie and they don't.

Because we were the originators of "March Madness."

Because we were too stupid to trademark the phrase and too forgiving to sue someone -- anyone! -- for copyright infringement.

Because as far as we're concerned, there is still no team in the history of the NFL that could beat the '85 Bears.

Because we play with 16-inch Clinchers (TM).

Because we drink Old Style and Olde English at games.

Because we hoop on ice, golf in snow, row on frozen ponds, play beach volleyball on hard sand, do marathons on North Face and play soccer on grass that won't bend.

Because what Green Bay calls a "tundra," we simply call "a football field."

Because "strikeout" is much harder than "stick ball."

Because we validate the existence of a sports jinx.

Because Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are the next Crosby and Malkin, and ESPN wants to get an early jump on covering them.

Because the women at Wrigley Field look better (and can drink more) than women who go to baseball games in any other city in the country.

Because our "W" doesn't stand for a hotel chain or a former president.

Because we consider pitching pennies a sport.

Wrigley Field
... and we'll keep showing up at those rooftop seats until the Cubs finally win it all.

Because win, lose, draw and lose again, we rep our teams like Drew Rosenhaus reps his clients.

Because the greatest sports documentary of all time ("Hoop Dreams") and arguably the greatest sports film ("Brian's Song") were about what we are all about.

Because we use our brown paper bags for sneaking booze into stadiums, and we don't use them to show we're embarrassed of the team we came to see.

Because we (not Denver) made "Rock and Roll, Part 2" famous.

Because we nurtured a Rose from concrete.

Because at least 81 times a year, we "take you out to the ballgame."

Because we'd rather build a spaceship inside of our football stadium than do what the Yankees did to theirs.

Because on any given day, at any given sporting event in the city, Oprah or Obama could be sitting next to you.

Because of what Devin Hester is about to do this season.

Because no one gives the term "ride or die" more meaning when it comes to sports teams than us.

Because of the overtly obvious reasons not even worth mentioning.

Because we got Mike Ditka, fool.

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