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  •  Me too (9+ / 0-)

    I subscribed to my hometown paper for years after I moved to Ohio just so I could read his stuff. He was smart, well-reasoned and funny. Now we just have the jerk who writes his "What global warming? It's snowing!" column every year. In fact, he's probably working on it now because it is snowing out there!

    Jon Husted is a dick.

    by anastasia p on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 08:58:28 AM PST

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    •  I learned a lot from Royko. How to Cure a Hangover (5+ / 0-)

      "How to Cure a Hangover" by Mike Royko, 1974

      I was 23 at the time and got one of my first hangovers. Read Royko.
      He was right.

      Except for abstinence or moderation, there is no way to completely avoid a hangover. But there are certain rules that, if followed, will ease the discomfort.

      First, stick with the same drink you started with. If you started the evening drinking champagne, beer and frozen daiquiris, stick with champagne, beer and frozen daiquiris the rest of the evening.

      Drink quickly. If you can do most of your drinking in the first hour of the party and quickly pass out, you will have regained consciousness and be well on your way to recovery while others are still gadding about. By the time the Rose Bowl game comes on, your eyeballs will have come out from behind your nose.

      "People who see a contradiction between science and the bible don't really understand either." PvtJarHead Warmest Regards Translator RIP

      by Tinfoil Hat on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 06:46:38 PM PST

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      •  On Nixon and baseball — The best of Mike Royko (1+ / 0-)
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        On Nixon and baseball

           Former president Richard Nixon recently said that he would like to be a sportswriter. In fact, he said that if he had a second life, that’s what he would do with it, which is probably cheering news to voters who believe in reincarnation.
        God bless Mike Royko

        "People who see a contradiction between science and the bible don't really understand either." PvtJarHead Warmest Regards Translator RIP

        by Tinfoil Hat on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 06:55:31 PM PST

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        •  One More (1+ / 0-)
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          March 17, 1972: Mike Royko on St. Paddy's in Chicago

          "Everybody in Chicago is Irish on St. Patrick's Day."

          And to a visitor, that might appear to be true. In City Hall and other government offices, just about everyone wears a touch of green, whether they are Irish or something else.

          The Chicago River is dyed green, and green water spurts from the fountain in the Civic Center Plaza.

          Regardless of what they usually serve, most restaurants add corned beef and cabbage to their menu, and some put green coloring in the beer.

          But the true spirit of the day can be seen at the great parade down State St., with a green stripe painted down the center of the road.

          While most marchers in the front of the parade are Irish -- including such officials as the mayor, the assessor, the president of the County Board, the county clerk, the police chief, and the fire chief -- following behind are many individuals and organizations representing other nationalities, most of them sporting the symbolic shamrock, the Irish walking sticks and green hats.

          "People who see a contradiction between science and the bible don't really understand either." PvtJarHead Warmest Regards Translator RIP

          by Tinfoil Hat on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 07:01:58 PM PST

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