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Airwick 10-02-09 10:06 AM

Happier Days for Chicago
 
Chicago loses bid to host 2016 Olympics


1893 Chicago World's Fair

http://www.aneuroa.org/chicago/images/world.jpg

kache_98 10-02-09 10:12 AM

Get the party started.
http://toursonline.org/wp-includes/i...%20janeiro.jpg

Airwick 10-02-09 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by kache_98 (Post 9785189)
Get the party started.

but we were on top of the world back in '33, '34..........

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3550/...599bfe1e7f.jpg

botto 10-02-09 10:30 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereport...se/boserio.jpg

Airwick 10-02-09 10:33 AM

The year was 1933, the city was Chicago......

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/...34823cfb4e.jpg

Interior of the GM exhibit building at the Century of Progress International Exposition. On-site assembly of Chevrolets in a gallery below ground level with balconies on both sides: Fisher Body line on the left; Chevrolet assembly line at right. The assembly line was powered by two huge Winton diesel engines designed by Charles F. Kettering.

trsidn 10-02-09 10:34 AM

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away.....

Velo Vol 10-02-09 10:35 AM

They don't have summer in Chicago, anyway.

Airwick 10-02-09 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by trsidn (Post 9785372)
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away.....

Time is relative,....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3459/...b497fd5ba1.jpg

Double-decker 'rocket car' crossing lagoon at Century of Progress International Exposition. 36 passengers at 40 cents each for a four-minute ride.

trsidn 10-02-09 10:39 AM

That's what Einstien said.....

jsharr 10-02-09 10:40 AM


Airwick 10-02-09 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 9785376)
They don't have summer in Chicago, anyway.

Quote:

Originally Posted by trsidn (Post 9785403)
That's what Einstien said.....

more importantly, Frank Sinatra.

mickey85 10-02-09 10:54 AM

(sweet home chicago is from Robert Johnson, king of the DELTA blues...)

Chicago blues is completely different. Probably why they lost the bid - playing Delta blues to personify Chicago. Silliness.

patentcad 10-02-09 11:02 AM

F the friggin Olympics.

bluevelo 10-02-09 11:04 AM

The last Olympics to turn a profit was the 1984 LA games.

You spend billions - generally, a *lot* of it taxpayer money - to host the Olympics. Yes, you get new sports facilities out of it, but are sports facilities *really* the best investment(s) to make in a large city when we are moving into a century where brains are a lot more important than whether a sprinter is male or female?

Great news for Rio. South America has never hosted an Olympics, and Brazil is a country on the rise, and will likely by the late 21st or early 22nd be a major world player.

Mr IGH 10-02-09 11:17 AM

First he gets pantsed by the North Koreans and the Iranians, then rejected by the Olympics, why don't they love him like we do?

bluevelo 10-02-09 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr IGH (Post 9785718)
First he gets pantsed by the North Koreans and the Iranians, then rejected by the Olympics, why don't they love him like we do?

I dunno, but $20 says this thread ends up in the Politics forum before the day is out.

Mr IGH 10-02-09 11:26 AM

He and his wife personally lobbied the IOC members and then Chicago has The Lowest Vote Total. How can they dis-respect our president like that? Doesn't the IOC know he's here to make nice?

kenkayak 10-02-09 11:27 AM

Im wid you Mr I G H /:troll:/Kenneth

Airwick 10-02-09 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluevelo (Post 9785746)
I dunno, but $20 says this thread ends up in the Politics forum before the day is out.


Time for a Jessica Biel photo............

http://www.hairstyles-haircuts.net/w...-biel-updo.jpg

bluevelo 10-02-09 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Airwick (Post 9785811)
Time for a Jessica Biel photo............

Nah, Megan Fox.

http://www.horror-asylum.com/news/pi...ody_bloody.jpg

Airwick 10-02-09 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by bluevelo (Post 9785837)
Nah, Megan Fox.

incorrect

andr0id 10-02-09 11:33 AM

IOC was probably just envious and angered by the fact that Chicago politicians are even more corrupt than they are.

jsharr 10-02-09 11:36 AM


RUOkie 10-02-09 11:37 AM

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