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    Happier Days for Chicago

    Chicago loses bid to host 2016 Olympics


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    Get the party started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kache_98 View Post
    Get the party started.
    but we were on top of the world back in '33, '34..........


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



    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.

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    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away.....
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    They don't have summer in Chicago, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away.....
    Time is relative,....



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

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    That's what Einstien said.....
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9hdiUuSgIc"]YouTube - Blues Brothers - Sweet Home Chicago[/ame]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
    They don't have summer in Chicago, anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    That's what Einstien said.....
    more importantly, Frank Sinatra.

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    (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.
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    F the friggin Olympics.

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    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.

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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr IGH View Post
    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.

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

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Airwick View Post
    Time for a Jessica Biel photo............
    Nah, Megan Fox.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bluevelo View Post
    Nah, Megan Fox.
    incorrect

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

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTFD1C4tVIg"]YouTube - Chicago- Saturday in the Park "Live" (1972)[/ame]
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