Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More photos from yesterday's Norwood Park Memorial Day Parade

Original post on page one.

This is Parade Grand Marshal Raymond Gurga. According to the Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce & Industry website, Mr. Gurga served as a photographer for Allied bombing missions over German industrial targets. The Chamber site says he was stationed in Great Britain from 1942 to 1945. It specifically mentions Mr. Gurga's service in the 493d Bombardment Group.

Here's State Representative Michael P. McAuliffe (R-20). Forty-first Ward Alderman Doherty was at the parade also, working his way back along the route from Taft back toward Onahan School, where the parade stepped off. Doherty had a van with his banner on it at nearly the very end of the parade. The only other politician who participated this year was Water Reclamation District Commissioner Frank Avila.

And here are some other marchers....

Thursday, May 22, 2008

What housing slump?

In a March 16, 2008 story, the Times of London reported the sale of a "flat in St James’s Square, equidistant from 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace."

The sales price? Well, the exact figure was not disclosed... but it was reportedly somewhere between £115,000,000 and £120,000,000 -- that's roughly between $228,000,000 and $238,000,000 in our poor, weak currency.

The identity of the buyer was also not disclosed... but I'd guess it's an oil company executive. (Actually, the building is to be divided into six apartments... so it's probably six oil company executives who'll wind up living there....)

Not really binding authority

Obtained from the Houston Chronicle website, but I saw this today in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

This explains my reservations about Facebook

English humor, and over the top in terms of language.

But very funny.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Adding insult to injury

(Real Life Adventures comic obtained from this site, but I saw this today in the Chicago Sun-Times.)