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Old 10-02-09, 10:06 AM   #1
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Happier Days for Chicago

Chicago loses bid to host 2016 Olympics


1893 Chicago World's Fair

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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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They don't have summer in Chicago, anyway.
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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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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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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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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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Nah, Megan Fox.

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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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