Friday, December 28, 2007

I've been sick. Here's the view from my hospital bed, right off of Clark Street.

Weird hairpiece lodged within some garland. Like it was trying to hide or something.

All of the bars on Clark Street have this sign. It's sad that we have to remind people of these things. Particularly the "Sex offenders prey on customers who are easy targets."
If a grocery store had a sign that stated that their customers were frequently "easy targets", that store would be gone in 6 months.

Mmmmm... delicious Kefir.

Abandoned hilarious headband.

I have no idea what I'm supposed to beep.

Office lobby on Clark Street.

Man, this one made me laugh. These Starbucks mugs are being recalled. Why? The handles detach "when filled with hot liquids."

What is Cloverfield? A lame excuse for poor viral marketing? Or what is sure to be a billion dollar Blair Witch Project?

Happy New Year, y'all!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

A building gets a deep facelift.

These vending machines litter the highways in Wisconsin. Live Bait! On Clark Street, in Chicago, there's a Live Bait Theater.

Fancy signage for the billion dollar company.

The lamp-posts get fancy, giant snowflakes.

Godzilla has a drinking problem.

This picture makes me cry.

Lost boots.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm sure this side-by-side placement was accidental.

This way we can remember where we parked.

Found this on the window ledge. Sadly, now no one will know who Monica is at XSport Fitness.

Found this at a Target store. Why doesn't Illinois have a little picture? That's racist!

Creepy doll head on a bicycle. What's with the doll/bike mods?

Blurry pic of a lost health insurance card. Two minutes after losing his card, Michael was struck by a car.

Another blurry pic. This time all the furniture from Salt & Pepper gets an airing out as the floors get cleaned.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Random Photos

Found some photos that somehow didn't make it to the ol' blog here. And some random stuff.

Hey, what's that note say?

Worst. Diary. Ever.

Made me laugh, but seems sensible.

Ironically enough, this car was parked across from an English as a Second Language School.

Not on Clark, but I was in Wisconsin and there was this weird sign at an indoor water park.

I'm not sure what the target demo for this sign is--

Remember, in Wrigleyville, the automatic fine for public urination is $500.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Nightmare on Clark Street

For the past few years, Halloween has fallen during the week, but that never stops our intrepid band of Clark Streeters. Friday and Saturday were Halloween (observed) on Clark Street.

The above is a storyboard from "The Birds". There's a terrific Hitchcock exhibit at the Block Museum. Straight down Clark Street, on the Northwestern Campus.

There were many "Dick in A Box" costumes. Stupid video, stupider costume.

Abandoned sweatband and kneepad. From a costume, I hope... and not a "working girl."

Actually, worse than the "Dick in a Box" costume.

At Philly's Best for their free wifi. The second from the top is "NoFatChicks". The bottom available wifi signal is "PoopFart." Stay Classy, Wrigleyville!

Another abandoned Dick in a Box.

Costumed partyers traverse Clark.

I wanted to take lots of photos, but I didn't want to be the creepy photographer on Clark. But I did take notes...

There were all kinds of sexy costumes on Clark. There was Sexy Strawberry Shortcake, Sexy Rainbow Brite, Sexy Christmas Elf, Sexy Cop, Sexy Cavewoman, Sexy Girlscouts, Sexy Little Bo Peep, about a dozen unrelated Sexy Referees... and my personal favorite, Sexy Chef.

Most disturbing? Sexy Ghostbuster. (I guess Venkman was right about the franchise rights.)

Happy Halloween, Clark Street.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Worst. Birthday Cake. Ever.

Over the weekend, the streetlamps on Clark (from Roscoe to Irving Park) didn't go on.

It was an eerie sight. Without the car lights the neighborhood would almost completely dark.

I found this card. What the Heck does it mean?! It's Greek to me!

Do Parking Enforcement Agents care about these notes? Even the hilarious ones?

Oh! Thanks!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Not So Much.

Days before the Big Game, fog settles onto Clark Street...

Borders on Clark & Diversey gets ready for the game...

Hours before the Game. 1pm- Day of the Game. An oddly calm and empty Clark Street.

What says "champion" better than balloons attached to a flag?

Areas are being divided into Zones. Part of a new on-line/phone payment system for parking meters.

Busy weekend. Clark Street: a Marathon Runs Through It.

The world's safest and most secure newspaper-box.

Lunch of Champions

The Chicago Parking Department is very optimistic.

Firehoses. For all sorts of emergencies, structural and unruly mobs.

Free ESPN "W" signs!

Fans arrive by the busload.

Bad News: The Cubs lose... but I did save a bundle on my car insurance!

Someone once told me that one never plans to be a bartender, you just end up as one. I think the principle holds for dive bars.

So much garbage that it knocked the picture on its side.

uh. This one too. Also. Thanks Q101 for helping to flood Clark Street with garbage.

*sigh.* All together now: "Next Year..."