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Urban Ethos

What is Chicago's "urban ethos"?
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Cool Glass of...

What're you drinking?
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Supreme Decision

What's your reaction to the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act?
22 comments
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Taking it to the Streets

Chicago Street Fairs: Revolting or Awesome?
20 comments
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I Can Be Cruel

Be real: what is the meanest thing you've ever done?
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Fighting the Gangs

What do you think the City should do to combat gangs?
24 comments
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Summer 2012

This will be the summer that I...
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NATO-riffic

Anyone getting excited for NATO?
33 comments
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Offline for Thirty Days

Do you think you could manage not using the internet for one month?
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Daily Pick-me-ups

What's been brightening your day lately?
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Chicago Stars

Which Chicago celebrities would you invite to your house for a barbecue?
23 comments
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An Early Wake-Up for the Earth

How are you taking advantage of the unusually warm temperatures lately?
10 comments
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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Blago begins a 14 year prison sentence this week. What's the most difficult transition you've ever had to make?
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Invented in Chicago

What is the best invention to come out of Chicago?
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One Place to the Other

What is the best CTA bus/train line? The worst?
26 comments
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Man and Man and Wife and Wife

Should Illinois pass a marriage equality bill?
9 comments
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Smartphone Apps

What smartphone apps do you find indispensable?
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Sh*t You Say

If someone were to create a "Sh*t You Say" video for your signature lines, what would be the most fitting one?
21 comments
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Like a Boss

Tell us about your most memorable boss at work.
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Changing Tides

What needs to go in 2012? What needs to stay?
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Holiday Treats

What's your favorite holiday treat?
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2011's Best Music

What's on your list of 2011's best music?
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Sentencing Blagojevich

How long would you sentence Blagojevich for?
13 comments
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2011 Wish Lists

What's on your wish list this year?
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Cameras, Cameras Everywhere

How do you feel about the City's surveillance cameras? A necessary security measure, or invasion of privacy?
9 comments
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Best New Restaurants 2011

While everyone's talking about the Michelin Guide... which new restaurants are on your "best" list this year?
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First Kiss

Do you remember your first kiss? What was it like?
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A Pox Upon You

Did you get the chicken pox when you were a kid? Did your parents ever send you to a "pox party"?
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Legalize Pot?

What do you think of proposals to decriminalize marijuana in Chicago?
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Groupon's IPO

What are your thoughts on Groupon's upcoming IPO?
10 comments
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Halloween Horrors

What's the worst and/or best Halloween costume you've ever seen?
7 comments
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Talkin' 'Bout My Generation

What generation are you? [More inside]
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7:45pm

What will you be doing tonight at 7:45pm?
11 comments
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Your Idea Week

What's your idea for Idea Week?
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Occupy Wall Street & Chicago

What do you think of the Occupy Wall Street protests here and in NYC?
20 comments
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Balancing the City Budget

What ideas do you have for balancing the city budget? Don't be afraid to think big.
26 comments
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Cracked Wedding Bells

What was the most fun/interesting/awkward wedding you've been to?
13 comments
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YT Awesomeness

Post your favorite funny (and SFW) YouTube videos. We need a good laugh!
16 comments
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9/11 Revisited

Where were you on 9/11? How has it impacted your life, ten years later?
35 comments
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School Battles

Were you bullied in school? Were you the bully?
31 comments
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Judging Rahm

How would you rate Mayor Emanuel's first 100 days?
8 comments
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Remember Me Fondly

What would you like to be remembered for?
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Giving Props

Who deserves a high-five right about now?
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Dry South Side Irish Parade?

Should the South Side Irish Parade come back, even if alcohol isn't allowed?
15 comments
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Songs on Shuffle

What songs are getting the most play on your music device/service right now?
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The Debt Ceiling Crisis

What are your thoughts about the debt ceiling debate in Washington? What should be done?
30 comments
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Marilyn Monroe Statue

What do you think of the new Marilyn Monroe statue in Pioneer Court?
48 comments
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Hot Hot Eat

I'm hungry! What's the best summertime food(s)?
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First Usernames

What was your first online username or handle?
15 comments
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Fourth Fun

What are you doing for the Fourth of July?
7 comments
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The End of Blago

Blago just lost his second trial for corruption charges. Were you surprised?
13 comments
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Rating Rahm

Emanuel is approaching the first 50 days in office. He graded himself an "incomplete." What's your opinion?
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Stuff and Stuff

What is the wisest thing you've ever bought? The least wise?
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Cameras Everywhere

How do you feel about the proliferation of surveillance cameras in Chicago?
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Flash Mob Violence

What are your feelings about this rash of "flash mobs"? Is it blown out of proportion, or does it actually have you worried?
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The New Hotness

What are the hot new trends for the summer?
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Summer Lovin'

What is on your summer "bucket list"?
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Morris Day and the Time Machine

What is your dream concert, from opener to closer?
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Just Like My Daddy/Mommy

For better or worse, what traits or habits have you inherited from your parents?
12 comments
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Out with the Old, In with the New

What would you do as your first order of business if you were Rahm?
14 comments
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The Best Years of Our Lives are Now Over

Lots of people are graduating from school this time of year--got any advice for them?
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Final Countdown

Two major figures in Chicago are leaving the city in the coming weeks--Oprah and Mayor Daley. Is the city worse off? Better off?
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Bin Laden Dead

Your thoughts about Bin Laden's death?
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It's Over

When do you know it's time to end a friendship?
14 comments
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The Customer is Always Right?

Have you ever complained about service or a product? Was it resolved effectively?
13 comments
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Your Own Series Finale

When did you stop loving a favorite TV show?
24 comments
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A Penny Saved

What are you saving up for right now?
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Karaoke Crowd-pleasers

What's your go-to song for karaoke -- or just singing by yourself in the car with the windows up?
21 comments
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Springtime is the Right Time

You know it's spring in Chicago when...
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Tough Times Call for....

What's getting you through these difficult world events (Japan, Libya, etc.)?
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Illinois Death Penalty Ban

How do you feel about the new ban on the death penalty in Illinois?
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Pass the Mic

Your rapper name is/would be...
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Do the Right Thing?

Would you intervene if you witnessed an act of injustice being done to an unknown person? Have you ever intervened?
21 comments
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Marty McFly on the Wall

If you could go back to any point in history for a few hours, where would you like to go?
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Introducing Mayor Rahm

Now that we're past election season, what should be on Mayor-elect Emanuel's priority list as he prepares to take office in May?
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Election Projections

This is a pretty big week for Chicago politics. Who's going to win? Who should win?
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Know Thy E-Self

What is your wireless network name? Funny/weird network names of your neighbors?
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Love Stinks (Single and Loving It)

What's the best anti-love song?
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Liar Lite

Have you ever lied for no reason? What were the circumstances?
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Super Bowl Commercials 2011

What did you think of Groupon's Super Bowl commercial? What about the other ones?
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SNOMG Blizzard of 2011

Tell us your blizzard stories!
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Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number, But...

You know you're getting older when...
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I'm OK, You're OK

What is your quirkiest habit? How long have you had it?
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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rahm?

What are your thoughts about Rahm being removed from the mayoral ballot?
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Crushing the Crushing Defeat

Help out the Bears players (all of whom are surely GB's most faithful readers) by offering your own tips on how to overcome a loss.
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Back the Pack vs. Bear Down

Who's gonna win the big game on Sunday?
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Racing to the Finish

Chicago's Next Mayor will (or should) be...
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Love Means Looking the Other Way

Your current (or future) significant other would have to give you a free pass were _________ to ask you out on a date.
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Kindness Rocks

What is the kindest thing you've seen or experienced lately?
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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

You just won that swell $330m Mega Millions jackpot. You've paid off your bills. What do you do next with your fortune?
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No Big Deal

The repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell gets me thinking: what other laws or cultural/social institutions need to be re-examined (and ended as well)?
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Now is The Time

Fill in the blank: 2011 will be the year that I ____________.
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World's Worst Gifts

What's the all time WORST holiday gift you've ever received?
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Pass it On

What holiday gifts would you like to give to others?
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Best New Restaurants 2010

What are the best new restaurants in 2010?
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Yo Mama

Let's tell yo mama jokes.
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Best Songs of 2010

You know what? Screw the past 10 years. What's the best song of this year?
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Top Songs of the 2000s

We're nearing the end of the decade. What were the best songs from the past 10 years?
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Our Memoirs

What would the title of your memoir be?
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Favorite Toys

What is/was your favorite toy?
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Thanksgiving 2010

What are you thankful for this year?
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In Our Pockets

What's in your pockets?
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Three-Star Restaurants

Which restaurants get your personal three-star rating?
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Near Death Experiences

What's the closest you've come to (accidentally) seriously injuring or killing yourself?
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Making Friends

What's the best way to make friends post-college?
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Election 2010

So... the election. Thoughts? Feelings? Rants?
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Car Stupidity

What's the dumbest thing you've done in a car?
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Halloween 2010

Going to any Halloween parties this year? What's your costume going to be?
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Expensive Mistakes

What's the most expensive mistake you've ever made?
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The Help

Which would you like to have: a housekeeper, a chauffeur or a personal trainer?
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Renaming CTA Stations

While we're renaming CTA stations, what others should get new names?
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Non-School Knowledge

What is something that you would like to learn that is not taught in a classroom?
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Neighbors

Do you know and/or interact with your neighbors?
21 comments
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Urban Planning

Daley wants high speed rail to be one of his last legacies. Tell us what radical urban planning idea or infrastructure upgrade you would like to see here in Chicago.
20 comments
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Rahm Emanuel for Mayor

What are your thoughts about Rahm Emanuel running for mayor?
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Vending Machine Snacks

What is your favorite vending machine snack? What's your least?
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Hot or Cold

Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
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Key Ring

How many keys do you carry?
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Going Back to School

If you were to go back to school (or enroll for the first time), what would you major in?
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After Daley

Who would you like to see as the next mayor of Chicago?
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Current Jobs & Dream Jobs

What do you do for a living? What would rather be doing, jobwise?
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Personal Health

How healthy are you? What do you do to keep healthy?
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Kinks

What's your kink?
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Design Your Own Park

How would you improve the park closest to your home?
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By Another Name

What was the name your parents were going to call you if you were the opposite sex?
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Beating the Heat

What are you doing to beat the heat this summer?
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Childhood Nostalgia

What from your childhood are you nostalgic for and wish you could experience now as adult?
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Late Lamented Businesses

What long-closed Chicago businesses (restaurants, boutiques, services, etc.) do you miss?
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Unemployment Coping

Have you ever been unemployed? How did you cope?
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Air Conditioning

Air conditioning: Yay or nay? [More inside]
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Summer Reading 2010

What book(s) are you reading this summer?
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Summer Songs 2010

What is the song for you this summer?
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Influences

Who has been the most influential person or people in your life?
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Guilty Pleasures 2

What are your guilty pleasures?
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Fireworks Fun

Do you head down to the official July 4 fireworks show or stick around home for your neighborhood's impromptu displays?
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Rent or Own 2

Do you rent or own?
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Green Thumb 2

Do you have a green thumb? What are you growing?
10 comments
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Storm Stories

Do you have any crazy storm stories? Tell us!
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Annoying Noises

What sounds annoy you?
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Why That Neighborhood

What made you decide to move to/live in the neighborhood you are currently living in?
24 comments
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Privatizing the CTA

Should the CTA be privatized?
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Songs in Your Head

What song is stuck in your head right now?
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Childhood TV

What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?
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Unfinished Books

Which book have you started to read but was so bad or boring you couldn't finish it?
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Chicago Apps

What are your favorite Chicago focused web sites and phone apps?
14 comments
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Best Neighborhoods

Which do you think belongs on a list of Chicago's best neighborhoods?
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Hidden Expertise

What's something you're good at or have deep knowledge of that has nothing to do with your past or present job?
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Tea Party

What's your opinion about the Tea Party?
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Annoying Memes

What recent memes do you wish would die a fiery death?
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Food Trucks

What's your opinion on the food truck trend? Should Chicago lighten up, or is this a fad we can live without?
17 comments
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Total Nerds

What are you a total nerd about?
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Immigration Reform

What are your feelings about Arizona's new immigration law, and immigration reform in general?
40 comments
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First Computers

What was your first computer? How cool or crappy was it (at the time)?
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The End

How did you know it was the end?
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Must See Chicago

What do you consider a "must see" when you play tour guide for folks visiting Chicago?
22 comments
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Earth Day 2010

What'cha doing for Earth Day?
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Crazy Pet Stories

What's the craziest thing one of your pets has done?
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Cover Songs

What's your favorite cover song?
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Political Parties

If you started your own political party, what would it be called?
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Not From Here

If you're not originally from Chicago, what was it that made you move here?
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The iPad

Are you interested in the iPad? Do you care one way or another?
13 comments
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Outdoor Seating

What's your favorite beer garden, patio or other outdoor seating area for enjoying this wonderful weather?
32 comments
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Hot Tub Time Machine

If you had a hot tub time machine, what year would you want it to take you back to?
15 comments
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Advice Given

What's your best piece of advice?
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Health Care Bill

How do you feel about the health care bill?
23 comments
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Illness

How often do you get sick?
12 comments
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New Music '10

What new musical acts have you discovered recently?
17 comments
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Theme Songs 2

What's your personal theme song?
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Bookmarks

What's your latest bookmarked page?
17 comments
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Red Light Cameras

How do you feel about red light cameras? Should they be expanded in the city or banned altogether?
33 comments
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2010 Winter Olympics

Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? What's been the stand-out moment for you?
19 comments
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Snow Predictions 2010

When will we see the last snow this year? Guess right and win a prize!
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Outfits

What's your typical outfit?
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Protest Sign

What does it say on your protest sign?
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CTA Cutbacks 2010

Are the CTA service cutbacks affecting your commute?
21 comments
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N S F W

What wildly inappropriate stuff have you seen occur in your workplace?
25 comments
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Helpers

Who do you most often turn to for help with things like computer issues, financial questions, etc.?
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Groundhog Day

What would your own personal Groundhog Day (aka the day you had to repeat till you got it right) entail?
8 comments
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Bulls' New Entrance Song

Should the Bulls update their entrance theme song? If so, what should it be?
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Doldrum Fighters

There's still plenty of winter left. What are you doing to fight the doldrums?
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Personal Motto

What is your personal motto or credo?
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Fame Monster

What celebrities/things/trends are overexposed or over-hyped right now?
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Natural Disasters

Have you ever experienced a natural disaster, such as a tornado, earthquake or hurricane? What was it like?
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Visions of the Future

It's 2010, weren't we supposed to have flying cars by now? What was your childhood vision of what the future would be like?
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Nil by Mouth

If you couldn't eat or drink, what food or beverage would you miss most?
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Teaching at Discovery Center

Which class would you teach at Discovery Center?
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Summing Up 2009

Sum up your 2009.
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Other People's Resolutions

What New Year's resolutions would you like to see other people (or organizations, etc.) make?
10 comments
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2009 Fads

What was the best or worst fad of 2009?
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Shopping Left To Do

How much holiday shopping do you have left to do? Who's still on your shopping list?
11 comments
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Bad Gifts

What's the worst gift you've ever received?
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Best Books 2009

What was the best book of 2009?
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Holiday Decorations

Do you decorate for the holidays (whichever you celebrate)?
22 comments
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Gang Presence

How active are gangs in your neighborhood?
18 comments
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Best Music '09

Time to start this year's Best Of lists: What was the best album/song of 2009?
13 comments
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Worst Thanksgiving

Tell us about your worst Thanksgiving.
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Stand-by Restaurants

What's your stand-by restaurant -- the place you go when you don't want to think that hard about it?
40 comments
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Chicago Bucket List

What are a few things on your Chicago Bucket List (i.e. things/places you need to do/visit/eat before you leave Chicago/die)?
23 comments
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Unwanted Celebrities

Which celebrities do you wish would fade from the spotlight?
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Changing Things

What's something you love about or in Chicago but wish you could change just a little bit?
25 comments
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If Oprah Leaves

What do you think of the possibility that Oprah might leave Chicago?
10 comments
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872 Area Code

How do you feel about the new 872 area code and the need to dial area code with all numbers now?
14 comments
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Chicago Disaster Movies

What would a disaster movie look like in Chicago? What Chicago monument/attraction would you like to see destroyed on screen?
22 comments
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Halloween 2009

So, what're your Halloween plans this year? What's your costume?
6 comments
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Donating Food

Where is a good place to donate non-perishable food items in the city?
11 comments
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City Privatization

How do you feel about the City privatizing its utilities and services?
14 comments
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Lost Things

What's something you've lost that you'd like to have back again?
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Current Wish Lists

What's currently on your wish list?
19 comments
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Child Prodigies

What did you show prodigy-esque talent for as a kid?
9 comments
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Ugly Buildings

Which do you think is Chicago's ugliest building?
24 comments
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Zombie Invasion

Where will you go when the zombie invasion begins? How will you protect yourself?
15 comments
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Fortune Cookies

What's the weirdest, funniest, or most prophetic message you've gotten in a fortune cookie?
24 comments
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What We're Having

What are you having?
30 comments
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Olympic Bid Day

Whether Chicago gets the Olympics or not, post your thoughts here.
58 comments
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Kids These Days

What's the matter with kids these days?
26 comments
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Personal Style

What's your personal style?
17 comments
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Our Commutes

What is your commute like? What transportation do you use; how long does it take?
30 comments
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Misspellings, Mishearings

What words do you habitually misspell or mishear?
20 comments
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Hiding Spots

Where do you hide your stash?
10 comments
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Fall 2009

What are you looking forward to this fall?
14 comments
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9-11 Memories

Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001?
40 comments
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Taxi Stories

Every ridden in an illegal cab? Any other crazy taxi stories?
18 comments
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Chicagoland

What do you consider to be the boundaries of "Chicagoland"? (More inside.)
22 comments
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1st Grade Selves

What were you like when you were in first grade? How different are you now from that kid?
14 comments
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That Thing

Hey! What's that thing over there?
17 comments
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First Club / Last Club

What was the first club you ever went to? What club have you been to recently?
23 comments
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Window Views 2

Look out the nearest window. What do you see?
31 comments
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Movie You

If they made a movie about your life, who would play you? (Not necessarily based on looks.)
28 comments
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Personal Best of Chicago

What's on your personal Best of Chicago list?
7 comments
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Wish You Knew

What's something you wish you knew more about?
28 comments
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Quotes

What's your favorite quote?
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Public Art 2

What is your favorite piece of public art in Chicago?
31 comments
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Tribune.com Redesign

What do you think of the ChicagoTribune.com redesign?
7 comments
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Obsessions

What's your obsession?
34 comments
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Wal-Mart in Chicago

Should the City allow Wal-Mart to open more stores in Chicago? Why or why not?
26 comments
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2010 Election

Are you paying attention to how the 2010 election is shaping up? What are your thoughts?
23 comments
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Best Pizza

Whose pizza is the best in Chicagoland?
61 comments
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Healthcare Subsidies

Should the rich subsidize the poor when it comes to health care? Why or why not?
16 comments
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Biggest Mistake

What's the biggest mistake you ever made?
17 comments
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Sears Tower

Will you call the Sears Tower by its new name? [More inside]
56 comments
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Summer Smells

What does summer smell like to you?
23 comments
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I Wanna...

What do you wanna?
35 comments
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Jukebox 2009

If someone gave you a free selection on the jukebox, what song would you pick?
43 comments
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4th of July 2009

What are your plans for the Fourth of July weekend?
16 comments
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2009 Taste of Chicago

Are you going to Taste of Chicago this year? If not, what could the City do to lure you back?
36 comments
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Michael Jackson

How are you remembering Michael Jackson?
33 comments
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Police Brutality

How do you feel about the Abbate verdict? Is police brutality being given undue leniency?
31 comments
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Iran Election

What do you think about what's going on in Iran?
19 comments
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Big-Timed

Have you ever been "big-timed" by someone famous?
17 comments
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The ____ Blues

Fill in the blank: "I've got the _______ blues."
25 comments
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Unfriendly Ghosts

Whose ghost would you least like to be haunted by?
24 comments
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Insurance

How well insured are you?
21 comments
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Summer Reading 2009

What's on your reading list for this summer?
21 comments
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Family Relations

What's your relationship with your family like?
14 comments
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Summer Vacation 2009

What are your vacation plans this summer?
21 comments
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The Next Big Thing

What's the next big thing?
38 comments
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What's Your Major

What did you major in in college (assuming you went)? Do you work in that field now?
49 comments
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Favorite Restaurants 2

What's your favorite restaurant?
67 comments
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Give Up Amenities

What modern amenities would you most willingly give up?
36 comments
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Casual Office

How strict or casual is your workplace? What's your office culture like?
16 comments
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Obama's First 100 Days

What do you think of Obama's first hundred days?
27 comments
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Swine Flu

Are you afraid of the swine flu? What's the sickest you've ever been?
23 comments
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Visit Chicago

What is the best time of year to visit Chicago?
21 comments
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Earth Day 2009

What are you doing to help conserve natural resources or otherwise help the environment?
22 comments
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Admiration

Whom do you most admire?
22 comments
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Changing Minds

What's something you've changed your mind about recently?
36 comments
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Nemesis

Who (or what) is your nemesis?
25 comments
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Wake Up!

What time does your alarm clock go off?
40 comments
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Current Olympic Feelings

How do you feel about Chicago's Olympic bid right now?
30 comments
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Future of Newspapers

What do you think about the future of newspapers? [more inside]
34 comments
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Problems

What's your problem?
71 comments
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Essentials 2

What's on your "essentials" list?
17 comments
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My Bailout

Why do you deserve a bailout?
14 comments
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Spring 2009

Spring officially starts Friday. Besides the weather, what are you most looking forward to?
38 comments
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What It'll Take

What's it gonna take?
16 comments
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Precious Possessions

What's your most precious possession?
26 comments
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Planning

What are you planning right now?
32 comments
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Happy Places

What's your happy place?
25 comments
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Privacy

What steps do you take to ensure your privacy?
39 comments
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First Jobs

What was your first job?
55 comments
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Should Burris Resign

Should Senator Roland Burris resign?
18 comments
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Inessential Knowledge

What's something you know a lot about that is of little to no consequence or utility?
44 comments
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Money Saving Tips

Got any money saving tips for us?
57 comments
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2016 Olympic Bid

What do you think of Chicago's Olympic bid? Do you support it? Why or why not?
19 comments
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Reaching You

Where's the best place to reach you?
18 comments
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Breakup Stories

What's your best (or worst, or craziest) break-up story?
26 comments
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V-Day '09

Valentine's Day is a little over a week away. Have you made plans yet?
28 comments
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Best Year

What has been the best year of your life so far (and why)?
22 comments
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Blago's Future

So, what does the future hold for Blagojevich?
23 comments
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Next

What's next?
27 comments
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Blagojevich Poetry

Share with us some poetry for Blagojevich to read at his next press conference.
15 comments
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Oscar Nominations 2009

What are your picks for this year's Oscars?
14 comments
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Obama's First 100

What do you predict President Obama will accomplish and/or propose in his first 100 days in office?
8 comments
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Obama Inauguration

Are you watching the Inauguration Tuesday? Have any special plans?
23 comments
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Oprah on Crack

What do you think of the claim that Oprah smoked crack? (More inside.)
14 comments
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Frosty Weather

Cold enough for ya?
32 comments
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On Our Desks

What's on your desk?
36 comments
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Blagojevich Impeachment

What are your feelings about the Blagojevich impeachment?
15 comments
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Blogs We Read

Stealing a page from the Trib, what local blogs are you reading?
10 comments
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2009 Resolutions

OK, so what are your resolutions for this year?
36 comments
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2009 Predictions

Given all that's happened in 2008, what do you predict for 2009?
22 comments
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Best Films '08

What were the best films of 2008?
11 comments
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Best Music '08

Time for the best-of lists. What were the best songs or albums of 2008?
10 comments
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Staying Warm

How are you staying warm during this cold snap?
33 comments
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Street Conditions

How well is your neighborhood plowed? (More inside.)
53 comments
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Holiday Parties '08

How many holiday parties are you attending this year? Is your office/workplace having one?
19 comments
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Today's Meal

What are you eating today?
46 comments
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Blagojevich Indictment

What do you think of the arrest and indictment of Governor Blagojevich?
40 comments
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Credit Card Debt

Credit cards: How much do you owe?
39 comments
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Job Interviews

Let's talk about job interviews. (More inside.)
13 comments
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Aches and Pains

What ails ya?
34 comments
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Holiday Shopping Lists '08

What's on your holiday shopping list?
16 comments
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Thankful '08

It's our annual "What are we thankful for?" thread!
21 comments
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Thanksgiving Dinner '08

What will be on your Thanksgiving dinner table this year?
73 comments
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First Cars

What was your first car?
56 comments
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Exercise

How do you get your exercise?
29 comments
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First 100 Days

What would you do in your first hundred days in office as president?
25 comments
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Start of Holiday Shopping

When do you start shopping for the holidays?
14 comments
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Obama & Chicago

What will Obama's presidency mean for Chicago? Any predictions?
24 comments
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Election 2008

Let's talk about the election. (More inside.)
33 comments
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Hating Today

What are you hating today?
30 comments
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Office Stories 1

How 'bout some good, bad & ugly office stories?
20 comments
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Halloween 2008

What are you doing/where are you going for Halloween? Dressed as?
24 comments
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Roommate Stories 1

Any good roommate stories out there? Let's hear the good, the bad and/or the ugly.
35 comments
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The Economy Again

How is the economy treating you? How are you dealing with it?
22 comments
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What Now

What now?
46 comments
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Art Galleries

How often do you go to art galleries? Which are your favorites?
14 comments
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Best Banks

Who do you bank with? Are you happy with it?
28 comments
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Lunch 2

What's for lunch?
40 comments
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Favorite Houses

What is your favorite house/apartment building in the city and why?
18 comments
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Cubs & Sox in Playoffs

What madness do you predict in the city with the Cubs and Sox in the playoffs together?
17 comments
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The New Trib

What do you think of the new Tribune redesign?
26 comments
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Financial Turmoil

What do you think of the financial turmoil on Wall Street and the proposed solution?
42 comments
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Music Formats

How does your music collection break down in terms of format?
14 comments
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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Let's all talk like pirates!
14 comments
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Politically Connected

How politically connected are you?
25 comments
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Waterlogged

How are you -- and your home -- holding up in all this rain?
18 comments
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Activism

What are you an activist about?
12 comments
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Sports Talk

Let's talk sports: Cubs, Sox & Bears in first at the same time -- sign of the apocalypse?
10 comments
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What We're Wearing

What are you wearing?
24 comments
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Accents

Do you have an accent? Where's it from?
37 comments
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Back-to-School Stories

Tell us a back-to-school story.
8 comments
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Obama Acceptance Speech

What did you think of Obama's acceptance speech?
11 comments
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Cell Companies

Which cellular service do you have? Which seems to be the best?
21 comments
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Vice Presidential Candidates

How important to you is the vice presidential candidate? Does it affect your vote?
10 comments
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Early Food Memories

What is your earliest or dearest food memory? What foods are you sentimental about?
32 comments
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Olympics 2008

Have you been watching the Olympics? Share your thoughts here.
30 comments
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Revenge

What is the best revenge?
31 comments
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Drinking Habits

How often do you drink alcohol? What's your favorite adult beverage?
39 comments
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Too Personal

What topics are too personal to discuss with acquaintances?
26 comments
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Lollapalooza '08

Did you go to Lollapalooza? What bands were your favorites?
27 comments
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Moving Day

How long do you begin packing before a move? Are you usually finished come moving day?
9 comments
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Tombstone Epithets

What do you want written on your tombstone?
29 comments
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Time-wasters '08

What fun sites are you wasting your time on this week? (Besides us.)
21 comments
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Dangerous Activities

What's the most dangerous thing you've ever done?
37 comments
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Game-playing

What games (board, ball, mind) do you like to play?
30 comments
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New Yorker Cover

What do you think of the New Yorker Obama cover?
27 comments
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The Plan

What's the plan?
19 comments
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Immediate Successes

What have you tried that you were an immediate success at?
36 comments
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Failures

What have you tried that you were an utter failure at?
45 comments
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Fireworks

Do you watch fireworks shows or light your own? How active is your 'hood?
7 comments
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2nd Amendment

Should the 2nd Amendment be repealed?
45 comments
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Tough Room

Tell us stories about when you've tried to be funny and it completely tanked.
13 comments
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Gay Pride 2008

How will you be celebrating Pride this weekend?
22 comments
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Annoying Buzzwords

What buzzwords are annoying you right now?
53 comments
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Happy Birthday

How do you react when "Happy Birthday" is sung in a restaurant? What if it's sung to you?
22 comments
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Luck

What's your luck like? Good? Bad? Weird?
14 comments
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R.Kelly Verdict

What do you think about the R.Kelly verdict?
14 comments
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Children's Museum Move

How do you feel about the proposal to move the Children's Museum to Grant Park?
48 comments
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Twitter, Etc.

Do you use Twitter, Pownce or other such services?
7 comments
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Wild Weather

High winds, tornadoes, seiches — what wild weather phenomenon will we experience next?
17 comments
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New Music '08

We're in music festival season, so let's talk music: What are you listening to these days?
18 comments
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Other Cities

Apart from Chicago, where else have you lived? How did it compare?
38 comments
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Reunions

Does your family hold reunions? How often?
8 comments
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Best French Fries

Who's got the best french fries in Chicagoland?
38 comments
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Motivation

What's motivating you right now?
39 comments
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Memorial Day '08

Got any interesting plans for Memorial Day Weekend? What will you be throwing on the grill?
23 comments
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Missed Brands

What brand names from your youth (dead or otherwise) do you remember and miss?
51 comments
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Summer Sports

Do you participate in any summer sports?
29 comments
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Playing Big

In what areas of your life are you playing small where you would rather play big?
16 comments
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Crying Films

What films make you cry?
71 comments
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Most Photogenic

What do you think is the most photogenic spot in Chicago?
18 comments
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Best Chicago Dog

Where can we find the best Chicago-style hot dog?
29 comments
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2008 Movies

What movies are you looking forward to this spring/summer?
24 comments
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Wine Bars & Stores

What's your favorite wine bar? Or, where do you shop for your wine?
21 comments
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Blagojevich

What do you think of Governor Blagojevich?
26 comments
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Earthquake

Did you feel the earthquake, or the aftershock?
19 comments
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Talkin' Funny

Who are some of your favorite comedians/comediennes and performances?
21 comments
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Ebay

Do you shop on Ebay? What's the craziest thing you've bid on?
14 comments
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Green

How "green" are you?
31 comments
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Gyms

Do you belong to a gym?
How often do you go?
50 comments
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Body Modification

Do you have any tattoos, piercings or body modifications? What do they mean to you?
39 comments
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Phone Books

When's the last time you used a phone book?
49 comments
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Birthday Celebrations

How did you spend your last birthday?
30 comments
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Spring Crushes

Despite the weather, it's spring — time for crushes! Who's your current crush?
56 comments
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Dogs and Cats

Are you a dog person or a cat person? (Or a non-pet person?)
56 comments
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Potholes

How many potholes are on your street? Any bets on how long the city takes to fix them (if ever)?
21 comments
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Obama's Speech

What did you think of Barack Obama's speech?
39 comments
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Local Bands '08

What local musical acts are you into right now?
30 comments
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Recently Overheard

What have you overheard recently?
22 comments
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Libraries

When is the last time you used the public library?
47 comments
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Weird Kids

What weird things did you do as a kid?
97 comments
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Online Personas

How closely does your online persona (if you have one) reflect your real life personality?
25 comments
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Boardgames

What's your favorite game, video-, board- or otherwise?
36 comments
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Travel '08

What travel plans do you have for this year?
46 comments
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Missed Connections

Hey, let's all write Missed Connections! (More inside.)
25 comments
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15-year-old Self

What message would you give your 15-year-old self, if you could?
126 comments
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Fridge Contents

Excluding condiments, what is always in your refrigerator?
60 comments
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School Shootings

What are your feelings on the recent string of school shootings? What can be done to stop this trend?
45 comments
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Turned Musicals

What movie or book would you like to see turned into a musical? Or, what event do you think would make a good musical?
32 comments
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V-Day '08

What plans, if any, do you have for Valentine's Day?
53 comments
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Peeking in Windows

What is the most interesting thing you've ever glimpsed from your window (or glimpsed through someone else's window...)?
33 comments
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Primary '08

How was your voting experience Tuesday? Any "irregularities?"
37 comments
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Crime Victim

Have you ever been a victim of a crime in the city?
89 comments
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Embarrassing Faves

What movies/books/music would you be embarrassed to admit you like?
55 comments
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Jokes 2

Heard any good jokes lately?
38 comments
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Googlability

How googlable are you?
46 comments
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Family Tree

Do you know much about your family tree? Any notable ancestors or surprises?
59 comments
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Cold, Carson Style

Johnny Carson style: "How cold is it? It's so cold..."
34 comments
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Smoking Ban Aftermath

OK, it's been a couple weeks. How is the smoking ban going? [more inside]
34 comments
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Organization

How do you stay organized?
43 comments
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Cell vs. Land Line

Do you still have a land line at home, or are you cellular only? Is the proposed county phone tax making you consider going wireless?
29 comments
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Tipping

How much do you tip waitstaff? Bartenders? Cab drivers?
77 comments
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Three Word Bios

Describe yourself in three words.
63 comments
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New Year's Goals '08

Forget resolutions — what are your new year's goals for '08?
39 comments
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No Smoking

How do you think the smoking ban will go on Jan. 1? Will bars actually stop smokers at midnight on NYE?
17 comments
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Presents '07

So, what'd you get?
32 comments
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Holiday Playlist

Now that it really is the season, what's on your holiday playlist?
22 comments
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Best Music '07

Continuing with "best of" lists, what were the best albums of 2007?
31 comments
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Best of '07: Movies

Time to start making "best of" lists: What were the best movies of 2007?
23 comments
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Pizza Toppings

I'm ordering a pizza. What do you want on it?
51 comments
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Least Favorite Holiday Songs

What's your least favorite holiday song?
84 comments
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Secret Gift Wishes

What are you secretly wishing you'll receive this holiday season, but probably won't get?
97 comments
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Parents' Night Out

What would be your suggestion for a good evening out for recent parents?
55 comments
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Holiday Gift List '07

What's on your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa shopping list this year?
24 comments
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Health Insurance

How's your company's health insurance rate for next year? (Assuming you've got health insurance.)
17 comments
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Naming Rights

What public buildings or other properties should the City sell naming rights to, and who should purchase them?
34 comments
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Thankfulness 2007

What are you thankful for this year?
34 comments
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Holiday Week in the Office

What's your office/workplace like this week? Busy, or half-dead in anticipation of the holiday?
38 comments
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Craftiness

How crafty are you?
26 comments
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Real Estate Market

How's the real estate market doing? Are you buying, selling, holding off?
55 comments
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Resolutions Met

Last year's new year resolutions — did you achieve them this year? Do you plan to before the end of the year?
25 comments
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First Site

What was the first website you ever visited?
42 comments
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Friends' Age

Do your friends tend to be older or younger than you?
39 comments
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Ringtones

What's the ringtone on your cellphone?
74 comments
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3-point Status Report

Three point status report...
73 comments
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Email Signatures

How do you sign your emails? (More inside...)
49 comments
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Catchphrases

What's your signature catchphrase, something you say all the time?
95 comments
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Social Networking 2.0

Have you joined Facebook yet? How about Twitter? Is it just us, or has social networking blown up again in the last couple months?
62 comments
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First Times

Tell us about your first time. Where, when, how'd it go? (Anonymous responses encouraged for the timid.)
75 comments
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Halloween '07

What's your Halloween costume for this year?
56 comments
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What Messed Us Up

What really scared you as a kid?
107 comments
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Favorite Poems

What's your favorite poem? Limericks (and those haiku we made up awhile back) count.
45 comments
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Desert Island Jukebox

What's your "stranded on a deserted island" of top five necessary albums?
64 comments
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Amused

What's keeping you amused these days?
35 comments
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The Economy

What do you think of the economy right now?
38 comments
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Fall TV '07

What TV shows are you watching this fall?
58 comments
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Griese vs. Grossman

So, now that we've seen Brian Griese play, who's the better quarterback, Griese or Rex Grossman?
26 comments
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Diggin' Fall '07

What are you diggin' right now?
55 comments
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Lost & Found

What have you lost or found recently?
51 comments
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Alterations

Where do you get your clothing altered?
28 comments
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Metromix Redesign

What do you think of the Metromix redesign?
24 comments
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Tastemakers

Who is your arbiter of taste? In other words, who/what do you turn to to learn what's "in"?
58 comments
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Dooms Day Alternatives

Hey, let's help the CTA out: What could they do instead of raise rates if Springfield doesn't give them funding?
76 comments
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You Might Be a Chicagoan

You might be a Chicagoan if...
139 comments
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Cheetah Gym

What do you think about the Cheetah Gym closing?
58 comments
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haiku

Let's write some haiku
about Chicago or not.
Cherry blossoms weep.
83 comments
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Labor Day '07

Happy Labor Day! What will you do with your long weekend?
27 comments
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Public WiFi

Would you have used citywide public wifi? Would you have paid to use it?
27 comments
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General Recommendations

What's your recommendation?
83 comments
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Storms of August '07

Wow, that was some storm! Now that the power is back on, what's the damage like by you?
51 comments
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Ticket Stories

What's your worst parking (or other) ticket/tow story?
32 comments
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Rain Music

What's some good rainy weather music?
60 comments
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Rockin'

What are you rockin' today?
51 comments
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Morning Rituals

What's your morning ritual?
49 comments
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Grown Up Jobs

What did you want to be when you grew up?
68 comments
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Lunch

Where's your favorite place for lunch?
39 comments
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New Music Aug. '08

What new music are you listening to? Was there a "song of the summer" this year, a la "Crazy" or "Hey Yah?"
52 comments
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Overused Words

What words or phrases are so overused you'd prefer never to hear them again?
158 comments
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Night Safety

What do you do to feel safe at night?
78 comments
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The '08 Debates

What's your opinion of all these presidential debates? Are they helping narrow the field? Is the YouTube format worthwhile?
25 comments
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What's for Dinner

What's for dinner?
50 comments
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Musical Talents

Do you play a musical instrument or sing? If not, which instrument do you wish you played?
46 comments
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Dentists

Who's your dentist? Would you recommend them?
47 comments
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WLUW

What do you think of Loyola's decision to take back WLUW?
26 comments
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Harry Potter Finale

Are you into Harry Potter? What are you doing to celebrate the final book's release?
59 comments
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Pitchfork '07 Wrap-up

Did you go to the Pitchfork Music Festival? How was it, in your opinion?
57 comments
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Teaching Class

If you could teach any class, what would you teach?
63 comments
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Coffeshops

Which is your favorite coffee shop?
88 comments
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Awful Movies

Have you ever walked out of a movie? Which?
66 comments
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Timewasters

It's a slow week at the office: let's share online games and other timewasters!
30 comments
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Independence Days Off

Which days do you have off this week, since the Fourth is on a Wednesday?
45 comments
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iPhone

Do you want an iPhone?
50 comments
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Barbecue

This hot weather has us thinking about barbecue. Which is your favorite barbecue place in the city? Or, where do you go for meat for your own grill?
46 comments
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Splitting Checks

Shared meals: Should you pay what you owe, or split the bill equally? What is your reasoning?
71 comments
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Ticket Pricing

How much is too much to pay for a concert?
46 comments
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Anonymous Illegal Activities

Anonymous Thread: What illegal activities are you involved in?
72 comments
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Afternoon Slump

What do you do to get make it through the 3 o'clock slump?
45 comments
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Summer Clothes

Where do you shop for your summer wardrobe?
57 comments
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Sopranos Finale

Now that you've had a couple days to reflect, what did you think of the "Sopranos" finale?
24 comments
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Junk Food

What's your favorite junk food or bad-for-you indulgence?
77 comments
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Weekend Trips

Got any good weekend trip recommendations within driving distance?
42 comments
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Blank-American

Fill in the blank: "I am a(n) _____________-American."
53 comments
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Summer '07 Reading

What's on your summer reading list?
53 comments
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Donut Shops

Today (Friday) is National Do[ugh]nut Day! Which is your favorite donut shop, city or suburbs?
44 comments
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Lessons Learned

What lessons have you learned over the years?
101 comments
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Awards

Have you ever won an award?
51 comments
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Turn-Ons

What turns you on?
117 comments
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Put-Downs

What's your favorite put-down?
88 comments
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Summer Fests '07

What neighborhood festivals are you looking forward to this year? Do you pay the small entrance "donation?"
42 comments
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Classes

Do you take drawing, foreign language, or other non-credit/continuing ed. classes? Where?
39 comments
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Regrets

What's your biggest regret?
77 comments
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Interview Gaffes

What's the worst mistake you've made while on a job interview? Did you get the job?
61 comments
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What's Wrong with You

What's wrong with you?
98 comments
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Internet Radio

Do you listen to Internet radio? Which stations/shows?
44 comments
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Job Security

How secure is your job? Are you worried about being let go, or are you looking for a new job?
30 comments
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Apartment Size

How big is your apartment?
43 comments
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Summer Movies '07

We're on the verge of the summer movie season — which ones are you looking forward to seeing?
32 comments
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Gun Control

How do you feel about gun control?
89 comments
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Green Living

How "green" are you?
55 comments
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Life Shortening

What's currently shortening your life?
72 comments
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9 Years Forward and Back

Where will you be in 2016? Where were you nine years ago?
59 comments
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One More About the Olympics

So Chicago is officially the US nominee to host the 2016 Olympics. What do you think?
56 comments
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Daily Discounts

What are the daily specials at your favorite pub/restaurant/etc.?
32 comments
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Keeping Going

What's keeping you going today?
79 comments
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On Our Minds

What's on your mind?
86 comments
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Religious Symbols on City Property

What are your feelings about the crucifix — or other religious symbols — on Daley Plaza or other City properties?
14 comments
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Three-Track Train

So, how's your commute now that the Red/Brown/Purple lines are on three tracks?
25 comments
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Cubs' New Owners

Who should buy the Cubs? Or, put another way, who would you like to see buy the Cubs?
32 comments
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Dancing

Where do you go to dance?
45 comments
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April Fools

April 1 is this Sunday: What's the best April Fool's joke you've ever seen/pulled/been the victim of?
27 comments
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2007 Baseball

Baseball's Opening Day is around the corner: What do you think of this year's Cubs and Sox?
70 comments
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Favorite Illinois Places

What's your favorite place in Illinois?
39 comments
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You're Crazy

What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
59 comments
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Gang Activity

Is there a lot of gang activity in your neighborhood? Which gangs are there?
96 comments
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Latest Music

What was the last album you bought or stole?
42 comments
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Local Blogs 2

What local blogs are you digging?
42 comments
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Spring Predictions

Forget the groundhog, when do you think the first day of Spring will be?
37 comments
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Upcoming Concerts Spring '07

What upcoming concerts are you excited about?
58 comments
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Confusing Intersections

Time Out Chicago's list of "Five Confusing Intersections" is better described as "Five Amusing Intersections." What intersections are truly confusing?
37 comments
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And?

And?
73 comments
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Crosstown Expressway

What do you think about the proposed cross-town expressway?
40 comments
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'07 City Vote

Who are you voting for on Tuesday?
50 comments
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Oscar Predictions '07

Any Oscar predictions? Are you even watching?
48 comments
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Signs of Spring

What convinces people that spring is finally here? What do you do to celebrate?
46 comments
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Parking Dibs

This week's thaw may render it moot, but what are your thoughts on the practice of calling "dibs" on parking spaces you shoveled out?
75 comments
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Sports Parents

What's going on with sports parents gone wild? Any theories?
29 comments
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Snow Stories

Snow stories: let's hear'em.
50 comments
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Obama '08

What do you think of Obama-mania?
77 comments
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Valentine's '07

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?
68 comments
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Dominick's Closing

Do you patronize one of the doomed Dominick's? If so, are you sad?
107 comments
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I'd Rather Be Somewhere Else

Where would you rather be right now?
71 comments
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Pro-Super Bowl

Where will you be going to watch the Super Bowl? Any good parties or events?
48 comments
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Anti-Super Bowl

What is a good alternative plan for those not interested in the Super Bowl? Any non-Super Bowl parties?
118 comments
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Savings

Are you saving for the future? How?
78 comments
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Three Point Status

Three point status report:
49 comments
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BYO

What's your favorite BYOB restaurant?
48 comments
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Breakfast

Where's your favorite place for breakfast? What do you usually have?
94 comments
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Bears vs. Saints

Watching the Bears game this Sunday? Think they can make it to the Super Bowl?
35 comments
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Train Commute

Will your daily commute be affected by the CTA's pending "improvements?" How will you make changes to cope with the slowdown?
87 comments
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Dreams

Do you remember your dreams?
53 comments
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Movie Queue

What's in your Netflix queue (or equivalent list of videos to watch)?
49 comments
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Gambling

Do you gamble? What's your game?
49 comments
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UFOs

Do you believe in UFOs, extraterrestrials, etc?
38 comments
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Anonymous Pay

Anonymous Thread: How much do you earn annually?
100 comments
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Past Year Assessments

How would you assess the past year? How's 2007 looking for you?
52 comments
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Intra-holiday Open Thread

So, uh, what do you want to talk about?
96 comments
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Escaping the Holidays

What do you, where do you go when you need to get away from the holidays?
21 comments
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Shopping List

What's left on your shopping list?
34 comments
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Best Film '06

What was the best movie of 2006?
47 comments
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New WBEZ Schedule

What do you think of WBEZ's new schedule?
36 comments
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Education

How far did you go in school? Ever thought about going back?
76 comments
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Stay or Go?

Do you stay in town for the holidays? If not, where do you go?
39 comments
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Holiday Giving

Do you give to charities around the holidays? Which ones?
29 comments
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Best Music '06

It's time start breaking out the best-of lists. First up: What was the best song of 2006?
67 comments
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Gift Buying

Who do you buy holiday gifts for?
21 comments
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Holiday Cookies

What's your favorite holiday cookie?
48 comments
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Food Spending

How much do you spend a week on food?
32 comments
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Found Items

What's the most interesting thing you've found on the street?
72 comments
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Thanksgiving Plans '06

What are your plans for the Thanksgiving holiday?
68 comments
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Compliments

What's the best compliment you've ever received?
59 comments
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Good Idea at the Time

It seemed like a good idea at the time...
52 comments
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Parents

What's your relationship with your parents like?
57 comments
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Hey Bartender!

The bartender comes over and asks, "What'll it be?" and you say...
78 comments
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Election 2006 Reaction

Thoughts on the 2006 election?
100 comments
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John Hughes Soundtracks

What would be the lead track on the soundtrack for the John Hughes movie about your high school experience?
57 comments
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Regular Customer

Which neighborhood businesses (boutiques, restaurants, bars, shops, etc.) do you frequent regularly? Any that know you by name?
69 comments
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Criminal Talents

If you were a criminal, what would your specialty be?
74 comments
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Bedtime

When's bedtime for you?
50 comments
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Best/Worst Costumes

What was your best or worst Halloween costume as a kid?
62 comments
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Not Done

What's one thing you've never done that might surprise your friends?
78 comments
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Obama in '08?

Should Barack Obama run for president in '08?
85 comments
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Halloween 2006

What're you going to be for Halloween this year?
113 comments
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Superstitions

What are you superstitious about?
51 comments
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Comedy

Where do you go for comedy?
34 comments
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Favorite Intersections

What is your favorite intersection in Chicago? Which intersection would you want to live at?
65 comments
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Habits

What habits do you have? Any you're ashamed of?
44 comments
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Political Ads

What do you think of this year's political ads?
38 comments
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Food Dislikes

What won't you eat?
126 comments
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Theatrical Debut

Have you ever acted on stage? If so, what was your first role? (Yes, school/church plays count.)
59 comments
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Mac or PC

Are you on a Mac or PC?
97 comments
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Can You Hear Me Now?

What's your favorite snippet of overheard cellphone conversation?
48 comments
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Baby Names

Baby names! What names do you have picked out for any future kids?
118 comments
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Making a Mixtape

What 10 songs would you put on a mixtape right now?
62 comments
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Indian Summer?

Think we'll get an "Indian Summer" this year? What's your prediction for this winter's weather?
83 comments
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Walking in the City

What's your favorite neighborhood to walk around in?
44 comments
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Bears Watching

Where's the best place to watch a Bears game? (Besides Soldier Field, that is.)
39 comments
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Chicago Monopoly

What streets and properties would you put on an all-Chicago Monopoly board?
30 comments
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What's Up?

So... what's up?
84 comments
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George Ryan Sentencing

What do you think of George Ryan's sentence? Is six and a half years enough? Too much?
20 comments
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Department Stores

Field's becomes Macy's in two days and Carson Pirie Scott is closing after the holidays, be honest: when is the last time you shopped in a department store?
61 comments
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One More Term?

Mayor Daley keeps hedging about running for another term; should he or shouldn't he?
57 comments
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Labor Day '06

What are you up to for the long weekend?
38 comments
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Reading List

What's on your reading list?
84 comments
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Web Monitoring & Censorship

Does your office monitor your web browsing? What's off-limits?
44 comments
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Playing Games

What games (sports, board, video, word, etc.) do you play?
84 comments
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Deportation Drama

What's your take on the Elvira Arellano case?
78 comments
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Lists

Show us your list.
65 comments
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To-Do List

What's one thing you've always meant to do in Chicago, but haven't yet?
66 comments
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Non-Profit Support

Which non-profit organizations do you support, either through donations or volunteerism?
80 comments
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Found Money

You find $100. What do you do with it?
75 comments
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Chicagoisms

What's your favorite Chicagoism?
135 comments
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Fantasy Island

You've been invited to "Fantasy Island." What fantasy do you choose to live out?
37 comments
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Elder Care

Would you take care of your dying mother (or father) at home or send her to a nursing home?
56 comments
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Get-Together Locales

Where should we have our next GB Get-Together? (more inside)
41 comments
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Dating Services

Any local dating services worth trying?
70 comments
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Heat

Imagine you're Johnny Carson. You say, "It's so hot..." and the audience says, "How hot is it?" And you say...
62 comments
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Big Box Ordinance

What's your opinion of the Big Box Ordinance?
105 comments
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Scared

What are you afraid of?
103 comments
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Growing

What do you grow?
45 comments
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Tattoo Recommendations

Where's the best place to get a tattoo in the city? Any specific artists to seek out?
36 comments
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Cook County President

What do you think of the situation with the Cook County Board President?
91 comments
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Gay Games

Following the Gay Games? What do you think so far?
97 comments
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Last Meals

What would your last meal be?
63 comments
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Holes in the Wall

Which is your favorite hole in the wall?
73 comments
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Trademarks

What's your trademark?
59 comments
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Plumber/Handyman Recommendations

Anybody know a good plumber or handyman?
20 comments
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4th Plans 2006

What are your plans for the long 4th of July weekend?
49 comments
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Self-Improvement

What aspect of yourself would you most like to change?
61 comments
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Role models

Do you have a role model? Who, what and why?
70 comments
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Five-Year-Old Fight

"How many five-year olds do you think you can take in a fight?"
53 comments
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Going Postal

The Chicago Postal Service: good, bad and ugly. Let's hear some tips and stories.
80 comments
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Addictions

What are you addicted to?
75 comments
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Ad Space

OK, somewhat serious question: How much ad space would you tolerate on Gapers Block?
44 comments
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Icebreaker Questions

What's your favorite "icebreaker" question?
73 comments
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Killing Time

Your friend from out of town has an hour or two to kill between meetings. Where would you tell him/her to go?
35 comments
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Invisibility or being able to fly

Choose your super power: invisibility or the ability to fly. Why?
86 comments
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Farmers Markets & Produce

Do you go to the farmers markets? Which is the best? If not, where do you get your produce?
59 comments
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Favorite Closed Venues

What's your favorite former entertainment venue?
140 comments
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Allergies

What are you allergic to?
83 comments
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Meeting People

What's the best way to meet new people, especially romantic prospects? Any tips for the love-lorn?
67 comments
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Home 'Hoods

What neighborhood do you live in? What's the best and/or worst thing about it?
195 comments
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Social Networking

What social networking sites are you on? (MySpace, Flickr, LinkedIn, etc.) Have you ever posted or seen stuff that could get somebody in trouble?
30 comments
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Bike Shop Recommendations

Which is your favorite bike shop?
88 comments
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2016 Olympics Bid

Should Chicago bid for the 2016 Olympics? Why or why not?
33 comments
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Summer Movies '06

We're getting into the summer blockbuster season: what movies are you eagerly awaiting?
36 comments
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Bad Jobs

What's the worst job you ever had?
77 comments
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On the iPod

What's getting the most play on your iPod* right now?
93 comments
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Screaming Thread

THIS IS A SCREAMING THREAD. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO SCREAM ABOUT?
100 comments
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Office Weirdness

What's the weirdest thing that's happened in your office?
62 comments
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Immigrant Rights

What's your opinion on immigrant rights?
66 comments
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Beer Recommendations

Beer! What's your favorite, and where do you drink it?
104 comments
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Crime

Does it seem like crime is getting worse in the city?
64 comments
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Come-backs

What great come-back did you think of long after the argument or insult had passed?
43 comments
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Scarred

How'd you get that scar?
90 comments
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Vegetarian Restaurants

Which is your favorite vegetarian (or veggie-friendly) restaurant?
61 comments
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Ryan Verdict

Now that he's been found guilty, what should George Ryan's sentence be?
35 comments
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Beer Gardens

Where's your favorite beer garden/patio?
49 comments
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Big Plans

What are you planning right now?
73 comments
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News = Entertainment?

Does news matter, or is it just entertainment?
23 comments
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Band Names

If you had a band, what would you name it?
71 comments
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Sandwiches

What goes into a really good sandwich, and where can one be had?
88 comments
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Hotels

Which hotels do you recommend to visiting out-of-towners?
39 comments
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Pink?

So, the Pink Line. Whaddya think of that?
62 comments
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Baseball Season '06

Baseball is upon us. As the Sox and Cubs gear up for their home openers, what's your prediction for this season?
66 comments
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Recommended Mechanics

Anyone know a good mechanic?
57 comments
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Underrated Restaurants

What restaurants do you think are underrated?
109 comments
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Overrated Restaurants

Which restaurant is the most overrated in the city?
150 comments
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Late Night Snacks

What do you eat for a late-night snack?
63 comments
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The Vote 2006

Are you voting today? Who for or why not?
62 comments
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Weather Predictions

Predict the weather! What's this year going to be like?
25 comments
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Special Days

It's St. Patrick's Day. What other special days should there be, and what traditions should they include?
35 comments
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What's Funny

What's funny to you?
96 comments
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Inspiration sources

Where do you get your inspiration?
76 comments
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Hankerings

What are you hankering for right now?
94 comments
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Post-Oscars '06

Oscars Wrap-up: Who looked great? Who looked terrible? Who was robbed?
46 comments
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Friday Time-killers

What do you do to kill time on a slow workday?
39 comments
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Ghost Stories

Do you believe in ghosts? Any good ghost stories/haunting experiences you can share?
75 comments
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Favorite City Sounds

What's your favorite Chicago sound? Why?
108 comments
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Smart Moves

What's the smartest thing you ever did?
68 comments
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Ages

How old are you, anyway?
129 comments
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Keeping Warm

What do you do to keep warm?
55 comments
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Bad Dates

What was your worst date?
163 comments
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Favorite Sweet Shop

Which is your favorite sweet shop?
64 comments
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Happy Thoughts

What makes you happy?
72 comments
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Anonymous Thread: Complaints

Anonymous Thread! State your complaint.
142 comments
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Special Talents

What's your special talent?
40 comments
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Super Bowl Commercials

Speaking of commercials, what did you think of this year's Super Bowl commercials?
41 comments
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Lovin' and hatin' tv comemrcials

Which TV commercial(s) do you hate? Which do you love?
113 comments
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Earworms

What song is stuck in your head right now?
133 comments
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Two Weeks Smoke-free

How's the smoking ban going so far?
69 comments
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This American Life

What's your favorite This American Life episode?
77 comments
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New Sports Leagues

What will be the next professional sport to start a team in Chicago, and what will the team be named?
42 comments
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Weight Watching?

Are you concerned about your weight? What do you do (if anything) to keep the pounds off?
68 comments
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Resolution Resolve

How you doing on those New Year's resolutions?
45 comments
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Anonymous Secrets

Anonymous thread! Tell us your secret.
284 comments
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Spam!

What's your favorite spam subject line?
31 comments
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Music Sites

What's your favorite music blog site?
59 comments
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Nicknames

What's your nickname, and how'd you get it?
66 comments
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Zoo Faves

What's your favorite zoo animal?
66 comments
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Readers' Top 10s

What's your personal Top Ten list for 2005?
31 comments
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Resolutions for 2006

What are your resolutions for 2006? Did you manage to keep the ones for 2005?
35 comments
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Quiet at the Office?

Is this week typically busy or slow at your workplace? What do you do to pass the time?
19 comments
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Non-Holiday Activites

Other than holiday stuff with family, what else will you be doing this weekend?
20 comments
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Favorite Carols

What's your favorite Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Solstice song?
62 comments
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Best/Worst Gifts

Gift extremes: What's the best or worst present you've ever received?
45 comments
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Bad Pick-up Lines

What's the worst pick-up line you've ever heard? (Bonus: what's your favorite?)
63 comments
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Office Holiday Parties

It's office holiday party season. What does your office do? Any good stories?
39 comments
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Best music 2005

What was the best music you heard this year? Top tens are always welcome.
70 comments
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Top 5 Movies 2005

What were your top five movies for 2005?
37 comments
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Smoking Ban?

How do you feel about the proposed smoking ban?
131 comments
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Top 5 restaurants for 2005

What were the top 5 places you ate at this year?
75 comments
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Snow!

Snow. It's here. Discuss.
51 comments
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Holiday Shopping Tips

Got any tips for holiday shopping?
28 comments
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Wish Lists 2005

Dear Santa, I want a                .
75 comments
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Thanksgiving Food

What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
57 comments
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Other cities

If you didn't live in Chicago, where would you live?
83 comments
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Celebrity crush list

Got a celebrity crush or a list of 5 people who your significant other would allow you to do the deed with? Pray, tell...
115 comments
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Gross Food

What's the grossest thing you ever ate?
83 comments
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Stress Relievers

When you're stressed out, what do you do or think about to relieve the tension?
45 comments
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Kids

Kids: yay or nay?
100 comments
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Alleys

What's your alley like? Any good stories to tell?
66 comments
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Security Blankets, Etc.

What was your security item when you were a kid? A blanket? A teddy bear? Your thumb?
45 comments
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First Crush Songs

What song do you associate with your first crush or significant relationship?
126 comments
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Trick or Treat

What's your favorite Halloween candy?
46 comments
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Cubs Theme Song

The Sox had "Don't Stop Believing" as a theme song; what should the Cubs' theme song be next year?
42 comments
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Halloween Costume

So what are you going to be for Halloween this year?
58 comments
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Cold Weather Thoughts

The weather turns cold and your thoughts turn to...?
70 comments
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Best live music show ever.

The best live musical performance you've experienced. EVAR!
108 comments
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Favorite Bookstores

Which is your favorite bookstore?
66 comments
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Beverage of choice

What's your beverage(s) of choice lately?
58 comments
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Jobs

What do you do for a living? What would rather be doing, jobwise?
68 comments
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Hate Songs

What's your favorite hate song?
113 comments
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Love Songs

What's your favorite love song?
102 comments
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Heart

Whom do you ♥?
49 comments
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CTA Clean-up

Which CTA stop would you like to see cleaned up?
96 comments
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Wishful Hobbies

If you had more time, what hobby would you like to pursue?
57 comments
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Password

Psst...What's the password?
51 comments
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Fall Flicks '05

What movies are you looking forward to seeing this Fall?
48 comments
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"Clean" Expletives

What's your favorite non-obscene expletive?
102 comments
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Funny words

What's the funniest word ever?
622 comments
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$10 Date

If you could only spend $10 on a date night, what would you do?
40 comments
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Brush with Fame

Who's the most famous person you have ever met? Who would you most like to meet?
133 comments
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Field's or Macy's?

How upset will you be when Marshall Field's becomes a Macy's? Should Federated reconsider?
73 comments
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Reinventions

What item do you wish you could reinvent or redesign?
28 comments
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Boom or Bust?

Boom or bust: What's the current state of Chicago's economy?
22 comments
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City Scents

What — and where, if appropriate — is your favorite smell in the city?
63 comments
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Prized Possessions

What's your most prized possession?
42 comments
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Chicago's Wonders

What would your list of "Wonders of Chicago" include?
39 comments
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Landlord Horror Stories

Any landlord horror stories to share?
75 comments
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Katrina Recovery

What are you doing to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery?
35 comments
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Labor Day '05

What are you doing with your Labor Day weekend?
25 comments
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Essentials

What's one thing you never leave home without?
54 comments
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Driving Out of Town

You get in your car and drive out of town... where do you end up?
48 comments
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Tapas

Where do you go for tapas?
38 comments
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If I Were Mayor...

If you were mayor, what would be your first official act?
56 comments
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Reputation

What's the one thing you'd like to be remembered for?
18 comments
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2016 Olympics

Should Chicago bid to host the 2016 Olympics?
36 comments
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Feeling Safe

How safe do you feel right now?
60 comments
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Sex

Any sexy stories you'd like to share?
38 comments
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Offbeat Midwest

What's your favorite offbeat attraction in the Midwest?
40 comments
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Margaritas

We're craving margaritas? What's the best place to get one?
33 comments
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Sentimental Trash

What's something you should throw away but can't? Why?
38 comments
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Next Hot Neighborhood

What will be the next hot, up-and-coming neighborhood?
92 comments
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Dumb Drivers

What's the dumbest thing you've seen someone in another car do?
62 comments
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Family Vacations

What was your best family vacation?
22 comments
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Summer Song

What song embodies Summer 2005 for you?
60 comments
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1 Month of Summer

There's one month of summer left (give or take) -- what's one thing you must do before summer ends?
42 comments
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Front Door Views

When you walk out your front door, what do you see?
44 comments
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Chicago Overpriced?

Is Chicago overpriced?
55 comments
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Fordham Spire

What do you think of the Fordham Spire?
52 comments
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Eating Contests

What food would be on the menu at the eating contest you were destined to win?
80 comments
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Summer Reading '05

What book(s) are you reading this summer?
62 comments
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Bike Law Enforcement

What do you think of the city's renewed effort to enforce traffic laws with bicyclists?
59 comments
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Real Women

What do you think of the current Dove ads featuring women with "real bodies"?
79 comments
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Antiques/Resale

Where do you go for antiques?
20 comments
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CTA Naming Rights

Should the CTA sell naming rights to the El? If so, which companies would you like to see own a line?
38 comments
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Chocolate

Where do you go for your chocolate fix?
32 comments
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Weddings

How many weddings are you invited to this summer? Any good stories?
29 comments
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Least Favorite Neighborhoods

Which is your least favorite neighborhood, and why?
45 comments
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Musical Taste

What kind of music do you listen to? What genres can't you stand?
49 comments
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Timetravel

If you could go back in time to attend a Chicago event, what event would you go to?
40 comments
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Funny Work Stories

Have any funny work stories to share?
14 comments
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The Fourth Weekend

Any good plans for Fourth of July Weekend?
28 comments
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Better Taste

What would make the Taste of Chicago more palatable?
33 comments
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Outdoor Dining

Where is your favorite place to eat outdoors?
26 comments
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Beet the Heat

What do you do to beat the heat?
29 comments
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Car Craziness

OK, what's the weirdest thing you've seen happening in a car on the road?
42 comments
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CTA Grossness

What's the grossest thing you've seen on the El or a bus?
90 comments
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Forgetting

What are you forgetting?
51 comments
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Movie Theaters

Which is your favorite movie theater?
37 comments
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Dry Cleaners

Best dry cleaners? Any that should be avoided?
21 comments
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City Scandal Predictions

What's your prediction for the next scandal to hit City Hall?
17 comments
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Sweet Tooth

Where do you go to satisfy your sweet tooth?
38 comments
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Loop Lunch

Where's the best place for lunch in the Loop? How 'bout a good bar?
53 comments
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What's Your Sign?

What's your sign? Do you believe in astrology?
38 comments
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Outdoor Spots

Which is your favorite outdoor spot in the city?
34 comments
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Emmett Till

Should Emmett Till's body be exhumed?
12 comments
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Best Jobs

What's the best job in Chicago?
33 comments
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Butchers

The season of grilling is upon us! Where do you get your meat? Any tips for the barbecue neophyte?
30 comments
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Weekend Getaways

What is the best weekend getaway within driving distance?
40 comments
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Two years

As we hit our second anniversary, we're wondering: Where were you two years ago? Where do you see yourself two years from now?
30 comments
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Art Outside Museums

Outside of the museums, where can we see the best art in the city?
20 comments
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Street Festivals

It's street festival season again. Which is your favorite?
34 comments
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Makin' Out

Where's the best place to make out in the city?
37 comments
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Fuel Questions

What question(s) would you like to see in Fuel?
30 comments
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Vets

Which veterinarian do you go to? Do you recommend him/her?
37 comments
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Cell Phone Driving Ban

What do you think of the new ban on driving with a hand-held cellphone?
50 comments
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Dogs in the City

Any tips for owning a dog in the city?
52 comments
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Insomnia

What do you do when you can't sleep?
30 comments
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Mothers Day Ideas

What's a good thing to do with/for mom on Mothers Day?
15 comments
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Free Things To Do

What's your favorite free thing to do in the city?
45 comments
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Cinco de Mayo '05

Any Cinco de Mayo plans?
24 comments
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Fashion Trends - Spring '05

What's the latest fashion trend for this spring?
78 comments
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Small Venues

Which is your favorite small performance venue? Why?
61 comments
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Desserts

Where do you go for dessert?
35 comments
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Secrets

What's your secret?
55 comments
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Underpass Mary

So, this "Underpass Mary" -- what do you think?
44 comments
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Pampering

Where do you go to get pampered?
63 comments
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New Pope

New Pope! Thoughts?
63 comments
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Bakeries

Which is your favorite bakery in the city?
46 comments
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Birthdays

What do you do to celebrate your birthday?
31 comments
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City Motto

If you could rewrite the city motto, what would it be?
61 comments
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Grilling tips and essentials

What are your tips and essentials for a successful grill-out?
38 comments
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43 Things To Do

Are you doing 1, 2 or 43 things at 43 Things? What's on your personal to-do list?
26 comments
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Baseball '05

The baseball season just got started. Any predictions for the Cubs and Sox?
41 comments
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Careers

What do you do for a living?
83 comments
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April Fool's '05

What April Fool's pranks have you spotted this year?
27 comments
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Work Escapes

Where do you go when you need to escape the office for a little while?
37 comments
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Summer Plans

What are your plans for this summer?
37 comments
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Local Bands '05

What local bands are you into right now?
66 comments
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Pocket Contents

What's in your pocket(s)?
34 comments
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Fortune Cookies

Write your own fortune cookie.
55 comments
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Green Thumb

Do you have a green thumb? Any tips for urban gardeners?
35 comments
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Recycling II

Do you recycle? What do you think of the city's Blue Bag program?
5 comments
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Crazy Activites

What's something you do that everyone else would think is crazy?
73 comments
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Beverages

What is your all-time favorite beverage?
84 comments
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Time Online

How much time do you spend online in a day?
29 comments
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Time Out Chicago

Have you picked up Time Out Chicago yet? What do you think?
52 comments
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Chicago Architecture

What's your favorite building in the city and why?
62 comments
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Bad Movies

What movies do you like even though everyone else thinks they're terrible?
81 comments
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Beautiful Day

What did you do with the beautiful weather we had yesterday?
36 comments
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Toys

What toys do you miss from your childhood?
82 comments
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Inspiration

Where do you turn for inspiration? Any suggestions for getting out of a rut?
21 comments
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Doing More

What do you wish you did more of?
37 comments
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Oscars 2005

And the Oscar goes to _____?
13 comments
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Daley Advice

If you could give Mayor Daley one piece of advice, what would it be?
55 comments
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City Segregation

How racially/ethnically integrated is your neighborhood? What could the city do to help eliminate segregation?
63 comments
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Business Blogs

What do you think of business blogs? Does your company have a blog?
12 comments
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Chicagoan or American

Do you think of yourself as a Chicagoan? What does that mean to you?
89 comments
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Favorite Museums

Which is your favorite Chicago museum?
42 comments
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Chicago Cribs

Which Chicago celebrity's home would you like to see on MTV's "Cribs?"
35 comments
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Your favorite song from the 80's

What's your favorite song(s) from the '80s?
99 comments
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Dead Pool

Who's on your dead pool list?
52 comments
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Super Bowl XXXIX

Are you watching the Super Bowl on Sunday? Who are you rooting for, the Patriots, the Eagles or the commercials?
22 comments
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Better Than You

Fill in the blank: "I'm totally better than you at _____."
64 comments
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Brown Line Closures

How do you feel about the Brown Line station closures? How do you think the CTA should have handled it?
43 comments
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Your personal ad

If you had a personal ad, what would it be?
14 comments
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Cell Phone Conversations

What's the best cell phone conversation you've overheard?
26 comments
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TV

What's your favorite old TV show?
79 comments
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Newspapers

Do you read a newspaper? Which one(s)? Any complaints?
31 comments
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Gossip

Got any gossip to share?
40 comments
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Magazines

What magazine(s) do you read?
77 comments
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Personal Ad Slogans

If you were a product, what would your ad slogan be?
24 comments
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Porn Names

What's your porn name?
96 comments
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Wi-Fi

Do you use wi-fi away from home? Where would you like to see a wi-fi hotspot pop up where there isn't one currently?
25 comments
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Sledding

Where's the best place to go sledding in your neighborhood?
14 comments
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Soup

It's soup weather. Where do you go for good soup?
60 comments
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Top 10s

What's your personal top 10 list?
37 comments
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NYE2004

What are you doing for New Year's Eve?
17 comments
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2005 Resolutions

What's your resolution for the new year?
30 comments
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Presents!

What did you want for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Eid)? Did you get it?
25 comments
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Your 2004

Sum up your 2004 in 20 words or less.
82 comments
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Holiday Gift Shops

What's the best local store for holiday gifts in your neighborhood?
18 comments
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2004 Best Movies

What were the best movies of 2004?
43 comments
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Holiday Tipping

Do you tip your mailperson/sanitation worker/paper deliverer/dogcatcher during the holidays?
28 comments
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Running the CTA

Fill in the blank: If I ran the CTA, ___________.
57 comments
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2004's best new music

It's the end of the year, time for the best-of list. What were this year's best new albums?
59 comments
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City Casino

What do you think of the proposal for a downtown, city-run casino?
25 comments
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Gifts

What do you want for Christmas/Hanakkah/Kwanzaa?
51 comments
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Holiday Traditions

What's your favorite holiday tradition?
32 comments
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Holiday Parties

How many holiday parties do you typically attend? Any good stories?
16 comments
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Accomplished by now?

When you were a kid, what did you think you would have accomplished by the age you are now?
55 comments
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Christmas Shopping

Did you get any holiday shopping done this weekend, or did you avoid centers of commerce at all costs?
21 comments
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Dining Annoyances

What's your biggest pet peeve when dining out?
104 comments
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Towing Stories

Have you ever had to tangle with city or private towing? Any gruesome stories to share?
32 comments
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Typos

Is there a typo or grammar slip that you always make, despite your best efforts?
64 comments
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Theme Songs

If you had a personal theme song, what would it be?
48 comments
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Your band name

What would you name your band, if you had one?
89 comments
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Pie

It's cold out -- perfect for a slice of pie, but where can the good stuff be found?
35 comments
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Perfect Date

What's your idea of a perfect date?
29 comments
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Video Games

Which is your favorite game console and/or video game?
37 comments
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Cellular Service

Which cellular service do you have? Are you happy with it?
44 comments
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Shop Local

What's your favorite local, independently owned shop or boutique?
61 comments
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The Vote 04: Aftermath

Wow. What do you think happened?
85 comments
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The Vote 04

It's tomorrow today. Will the outcome change any aspect of your life?
115 comments
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Multilingual

Are you multilingual? What other language(s) do you speak?
13 comments
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Happy Hours

Who's got the best happy hour?
26 comments
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Good new eats

Discovered any good new eats lately?
28 comments
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Color Change

Where's the best place in the area to watch the leaves change color? (Yes, you can go out of state on this one.)
23 comments
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Comix

Do you read comics/graphic novels? Which is your favorite comics shop?
25 comments
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Books

Read any good books lately?
41 comments
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Halloween Costumes

What are you going to be for Halloween?
28 comments
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Sperm & Eggs

Would you ever sell or donate your sperm/eggs? Why or why not?
30 comments
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Recycling

Do you recycle? Any thoughts on how the system could be improved?
36 comments
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City Slang

What's the slang word of the moment? Any that seem to be just in Chicago?
65 comments
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Holiday Time Off

Do you have Columbus Day off? What holidays do you get off work?
28 comments
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Window Views

Look out your window. What do you see?
66 comments
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Guilty Pleasures

What's your guilty pleasure?
65 comments
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Chicago Pizza

Who do you call for the best pizza? Deep dish, stuffed or thin crust?
70 comments
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Presidential Debate #1

What did you think of the first presidential debate?
33 comments
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Music Venues

How often do you go to concerts/shows? Which music venue is your favorite?
37 comments
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Burgers

Who has the best burgers in town?
47 comments
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Full Moon

There's a full moon later this week. Do you think full moons really make people loony? Any stories to back it up?
15 comments
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Local Celebs

Who's the most overrated local celebrity? Most underrated?
51 comments
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Good Advice

What's the best advice anybody's given you?
67 comments
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Groceries

Where do you go for groceries?
66 comments
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Reader Redesign

What do you think of the Reader's redesign?
18 comments
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Charities

Do you donate time or money to charity? Which local charity do you patronize?
23 comments
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Where do you travel?

Well all love Chicago (right?) but where else in the world do you love or would like to go to?
45 comments
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Surveillance Cameras

So, will you "love" the surveillance cameras as much as Daley claims?
27 comments
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Resale

Which is the best resale shop in the city? Is there one that's better for clothes, one for furniture?
11 comments
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Summer movies

Out of the gluttony of films shown this summer, which would you recommend seeing?
28 comments
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Prized Possessions

What is your most prized possession?
24 comments
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Labor Day

How will you be spending your Labor Day weekend? Hitting the Jazz Fest? Picnicking by the Lake?
27 comments
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Neighbor Etiquette

What's your advice for dealing with neighbors?
34 comments
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Moving Advice

What's your best advice for someone about to move?
47 comments
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Summer stories

Summer is coming to a close — any memorable stories to remember this one by?
30 comments
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Haircuts

Like, ohmygod, who does your hair?
69 comments
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Summer playlists

Time to share: Pick up to 10 songs and post your summer playlist.
47 comments
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Air & Water Show

The Air & Water Show: worthwhile or waste of time?
27 comments
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Kindness to Strangers

When was the last time you did something nice for a stranger?
20 comments
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Cubs & Sox

What do you think the chances are of the Cubs and Sox making it to the playoffs?
26 comments
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Thai Food

Which is the best Thai restaurant in the city?
70 comments
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Landmarks

Which area landmark, "official" or not, do you hold dearest?
53 comments
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Weather Predictions

Considering how mild a summer we've had (mid-60s in August?!) what's your prediction for this winter?
30 comments
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People-watching

Where is the best people-watching in the city?
26 comments
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Keyes for Senate

What do you think of the Republicans tapping Alan Keyes to run for Senate?
45 comments
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Loop Trip

How often do you go to the Loop for reasons other than work?
17 comments
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$5

How will you be spending your next $5?
44 comments
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Brunch

Where's the best place for brunch?
53 comments
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Register!

Are you registered to vote yet? Do you know where your polling place is?
36 comments
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Tension Relief

Where in the city do you go when you want to let off some steam?
25 comments
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Millennium Park

$475 million dollars. Grand architecture, sculptures and public space. Millennium Park — what do you think?
36 comments
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Street Corners

What is the quintessential Chicago street corner?
38 comments
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GB version 2.0

The redesign is here. Whatcha think (keep in mind that there's more to come and fine tune) — initial impressions?
35 comments
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Diets

Atkins, South Beach, Subway — do these work? Do they scare you? Do you adhere to these?
29 comments
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Gapers Block is

We're relaunching next week — that's right, the redesign is right around the corner — and we need a little help. Describe the site by finishing this (in twenty words or less): Gapers Block is...
39 comments
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Gyms

Which is the best health club/fitness center/gym in the city? What makes it better than the others?
20 comments
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Da Senator

Should Ditka run for senate?
24 comments
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Theatre Frequency

When's the last time you went to the theatre? What show did you see?
24 comments
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Late night eats

It's 1am and you're starving. Where do you got for late night grub?
40 comments
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Chi-town TV

What is/was your favorite TV sitcom or drama (in other words, not Oprah or Jerry Springer) located in Chicago?
21 comments
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Fireworks 2004

Which is the best fireworks display in the region? Where's the best place to watch the show?
16 comments
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Taste of Chicago 2004

Have you been to the Taste this year? If so, any better?
27 comments
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Buy You a Beer?

What Chicago celebrity or politico would you most like to buy a beer for, and why?
34 comments
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Hassled by the man

Hassled by "the man" before? Did you step up or step down?
26 comments
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Mascots

Should U of I keep Chief Illiniwek? Is there any other local mascot that needs to go?
20 comments
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CTA Weirdness

What's the strangest thing you've seen happen/overheard on the CTA?
50 comments
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Summer Tours

Recent reports about photography of public buildings and places (see here, here and here) show a growing concern post 9/11. Photographers, how do you feel about this? Have you been hassled by security in other ways?
28 comments
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Muggings

Have you ever been robbed or mugged?
43 comments
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Listening to the radio

What are you listening to on the radio these days?
34 comments
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Favorite summer drink

And your favorite summer drink is?
44 comments
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Pop Vs. Soda Vs. Coke

Pop, soda or coke?
58 comments
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Memorial Day Weekend

What are you doing for Memorial Day Weekend? Any traditions?
39 comments
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Indoor Activities

What have you been doing to pass the time inside while it's been raining?
26 comments
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Gardening

Where's the best place (nursery, garden center, etc.) to get your plants and other gardening supplies?
24 comments
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Natives vs. Transplants

How can you tell native Chicagoans from people who moved here from somewhere else?
76 comments
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Suburban Spots

What's your favorite place in the suburbs?
92 comments
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Summer reading

What's on your summer reading list?
16 comments
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Casino in the city

Should Chicago get a casino?
18 comments
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CTA Improvements

What do you think the CTA could/should do to improve service?
32 comments
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Lobbies

Which building has the best lobby in the city?
19 comments
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"Friends" Finale

So, the final episode of "Friends" is tonight. Are you watching? What do you make of these "watching parties?"
22 comments
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Cinco de Mayo

Hey, it's Cinco de Mayo! What are you doing to celebrate?
22 comments
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Festivals

What summertime festival are you most hotly anticipating?
30 comments
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News Hotties

Forget the best news -- which channel has the hottest news anchors?
26 comments
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Shoestores

Where'd you get those great shoes?
24 comments
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Jokes

Know any good jokes?
35 comments
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Commuting

How do you get to work? How long is your commute?
50 comments
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Chicago Flicks

What's your favorite movie set in Chicagoland?
12 comments
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Nightlife Destinations

What's the best thing to do/place to go on a weekend night?
32 comments
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Essence of the City

When you think of Chicago, what's the first thing that comes to mind?
32 comments
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Eating Out

How often do you eat out?
16 comments
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Taquerias

Which is your favorite taqueria?
37 comments
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Party RSVP

Who's coming to the party tonight? Show of hands!
22 comments
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Secret Knowledge

What's something you're secretly an expert on, but nobody ever asks you about?
33 comments
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Summer Plans

What big plans do you have for this summer?
31 comments
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Easter

Do you celebrate Easter? If so, what are your family's traditions?
13 comments
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Favorite Park

Which is your favorite city park?
22 comments
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Spring?

So, ya think we'll get a real Spring this year?
9 comments
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Daylight Savings Time

How'd you handle the switch to Daylight Savings Time? Any mishaps or missed brunch dates?
15 comments
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Odd Dreams

What's the strangest dream you ever had?
28 comments
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April Fools

So, did we get you?
34 comments
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Fetishes

What's your fetish?
34 comments
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Birthday Gifts

Where do you go for birthday gifts?
17 comments
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Endangered Places

What place (park, store, restaurant) in the city is on your most-endangered list? Which closings have you lamented the most?
52 comments
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Apartment-hunting must-haves

What are the top 5 must-haves when apartment hunting?
34 comments
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Neighborhood love

What Chicago neighborhoods just don't get enough love?
19 comments
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Local Bands

Who's your favorite local band, past or present?
53 comments
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Buying vinyl

Where's the best place to buy vinyl?
16 comments
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Buying art

Do you buy art? If so, what kind and how much have you paid for it?
19 comments
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St. Patty's Day

Goin' to the Southside Irish Parade this year? How 'bout the "official" St. Patrick's Day Parade downtown?
15 comments
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Pr0n in Cars

Where do you stand on pr0n on car DVD systems?
15 comments
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Dream Job

What's your dream job? What are you doing to attain it, or is it just a fantasy?
31 comments
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Voting

Ever consider running for office? Are you even registered to vote?
22 comments
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Music Sources

Where do you get your music?
34 comments
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Same Sex Marriage

Where do you stand on the same-sex marriage debate?
31 comments
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Oscars

Did the Oscars turn out the way you expected? Anyone win their office pool?
17 comments
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Warming Trend

What will you be doing to take advantage of this incredible warming trend?
32 comments
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Blow-off

What's the thing you're putting off this week?
28 comments
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Paper or plastic

Inquiring minds want to know: paper or plastic?
30 comments
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Lottery Luck

The Mega Millions lottery drawing tonight is for well over $200 million. Have you bought a ticket? Do you plan to?
13 comments
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Rent or Own

Do you rent or own your home?
24 comments
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Taggers

Who's your favorite graffiti artist/tagger in the city?
25 comments
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Gettin' Together

Hey, just so we have a rough idea how many people are showing up, are you planning on attending tonight's GB get-together at Danny's?
23 comments
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taxi cab confessions

What's your most memorable experience in a cab?
23 comments
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Happy happy

Happiness is a...
28 comments
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The rainbow

What's at the end of the rainbow?
28 comments
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Auto Show

What do you think of the Auto Show? Worthwhile? Worthless? Any cars you're itching to see?
9 comments
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is coming up. What are your plans?
41 comments
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Super Bowl Ads

What did you think of this year's crop of Super Bowl ads? Favorites? Any total bombs?
20 comments
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Local Blogs

What are your favorite local blogs (other than GB, of course)?
21 comments
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Bad Movies

What's your favorite bad movie?
63 comments
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Snow Redux

It's snowing. Are you happy now?
28 comments
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Cold Weather Drinks

What's your favorite cold-weather beverage, and where do you drink it?
30 comments
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Primary or Caucus?

What do you think of Daley's proposal to switch from a primary to a caucus election in Illinois?
3 comments
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Snow?

Last winter was a pathetic excuse for a season, and this year we've not seen that much snow...yet. Will we get hit with the big one this year?
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Where Did You Come From?

Not everyone who lives in Chicago grew up here, obviously. Where are you from originally, and why'd you move to the city?
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Best Music of 2003

What were your favorite albums -- or just songs -- of 2003?
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Winter Warm-ups

What's your favorite indoor winter activity? *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*
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BBQ/Comfort food

Where do you go for the best BBQ? What places also rank high on your comfort food list?
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GB's Best

This is a little self-serving, but we'd like to know: what do you think the best piece on Gapers' Block was in 2003? Could be anything -- a Fuel thread, a feature in Detour, a photo in Rearview, a column or just a post in Merge.
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Resolutions

Resolutions: What are the ones you failed to keep this year and the ones for next year?
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Regretful Gifts

What gift(s) will you be returning? What's the worst gift you ever received?
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Holiday Specials

What's your favorite TV holiday special?
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Midnight Movies

Will you be attending the midnight premier of The Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King tonight? Are midnight showings worthwhile?
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Saddam's Fate

Now that they've caught Saddam Hussein, what should they do with him?
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Missed Performances

What performer(s) do you most wish you could have seen? (Think historical, not just this year's acts.)
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Transportation

What mode of transportation do you use most to get around the city?
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Presents

So, what do you want for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Eid/ __your_religion's_winter_holiday_here__?
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Radio

What radio station do you listen to?
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Theatre Patronage

Are you a patron of Chicago theatre? How many plays have you seen this year, and which was the best?
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Thanksgiving

Do you stick around for Thanksgiving, or are you one of the thousands who'll be crowding the airports and roads Wednesday? What quirky traditions does your family observe on Turkey Day?
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Hidden Gems

What's your favorite "hidden gem" in the city or suburbs?
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Airport Expansion

How do you feel about the expansion of O'Hare? Should the airport at Peotone be built, or should we turn to Gary and Rockford to alleviate air traffic woes? And how 'bout that new Midway terminal?
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Chicago Sun-Times new masthead

What do you think of the new masthead for the Chicago Sun-Times?
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Holiday Shopping

How soon do you start thinking about holiday shopping?
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Winter Blahs

How is the change in seasons affecting you? What do you do to stave off winter blahs?
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CTA Price Hike

How do you feel about the proposed CTA price hike?
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City vs. Suburbs

Are suburbanites just a bunch of tourists when they come downtown? Are city folk nothing but elitist jerks? What's the status of the city-suburbs rivalry?
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Missed Restaurants

Is there a closed restaurant -- a hot dog stand or a coffee shop, for instance -- that you miss?
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Halloween Costumes

So, what are you going to be for Halloween?
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Streetwise Vendors

Who's your favorite Streetwise vendor?
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Post-Playoff thoughts

Post-playoff thoughts, rants and comments?
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Fan interference

Okay...deep breath...your thoughts on fan interference in baseball and yes, especially in last night's game?
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Rainy Day

What's your favorite rainy day activity?
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Summer's accomplishments and regrets

Summer's accomplishments and regrets, what are yours?
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Indian summer! Cubs!

Indian summer! Cubs! Indian summer! Cubs!
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Garbage Strike

What are you doing with your trash?
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Good Architecture

The verdict on Soldier Field is nearly unanimous -- it's ugly. But what are some examples of good Chicago architecture?
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New Soldier Field

Is the new Soldier Field an eyesore, just OK or a futuristic melding of architectural styles?
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Cubs!

Can the Cubbies make it the last four games and into the playoffs? What are the chances?
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Doings

"I dunno, what do you wanna do?"
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Movie Sadness

Seems like this has been a poor year for film. What was the best movie you saw this year, and what was the worst. (Come on, don't lie: we know you didn't see Gigli.)
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Buried Treasure

Arrr! Whar be you hidin' yer buried treasure? Arrr!
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Red papers

Speaking of reading: does anyone read the Red Eye or Red Streak?
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Desert Island Books

Stranded on a desert island: your top 5 books?
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In heavy rotation

Whatcha listenin' to?
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9/11

Today we memorialize the tragedies of September 11, 2001. How has your life changed in the past two years?
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What'cha makin'?

What'cha makin'?
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Arrested, hassled?

So...have you ever been arrested? Hassled by police? And what for?
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Gangs

Are gangs a problem in your neighborhood?
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Movin' Out

Renters, this is it -- after October 1, vacant apartments will be scarce 'til April. How's the apartment-hunting this year?
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Awkward Pick-ups

"So, uh...I was wondering...if, um, you might be interested in going out with me sometime, for you know, coffee?"
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Chicago Movies

There are so many films that take place in/near Chicago -- which one stands out as most emblematic of our fair city?
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Hot Dogs

Best hotdog stand? Worst?
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Prison Tours for Kids

The state will soon be sending "bad kids" on tours of prisons to try to discourage them from a life of crime. Will this tactic work or is it a waste of time?
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Dress Codes

Has the dress code at your place of employment changed as the economy has soured? Or are jeans and a T-shirt de rigeur even now?
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Back to School

It's back to school time: what's your favorite "What I did last summer" story?
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WiFi Access

With WiFi hot spots going in at fine eating establishments around the city, usually with a fee, where have you found free hot spots, in businesses or otherwise?
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California Style Elections

We all love Blagojevich (right?), but hypothetically, if the Illinois gubernatorial election was recalled, who would you want to fill Rod's seat?
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Parks

Which is your favorite public park?
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Number 1 Stud

We all know who's the number 1 stud around here. But other than the Daleys, who would be Chicago's top man and/or woman?
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GB Features

What new features or changes would you like to see on Gapers' Block? (We're not making any promises, just gathering suggestions.)
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Favorite Coffeeshop

Of all the coffeeshops in Chicagoland, which one do you like best?
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Unusual Food

Mmm, elotes. What unusual foods have you found around town? How'd it taste?
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Big Brother

Cameras are monitoring activity at traffic lights, buildings, city buses, now entire neighborhoods. How do you feel about the increased surveillance in the city? Is Big Brother watching you?
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Fashion Trends

Are cowboy hats the next trucker hats? What fashion trends or fads do you see walkin' the streets?
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Travel

Where would you like to go?
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Concerts and Venues

There's a whole lot of music going on at any given time. What shows are you looking forward to, and what's the best concert venue in the city?
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Pippen Returns

Can Scottie Pippen's return revive the Bulls?
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Reading

What are you reading?
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Advice Columnists

Have you consulted an advice columnist? An astrologer? A psychic?
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Summer Sweat

"It's not the heat, it's the humidity!" How do you cope with the sweltering summer weather?
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Goin' to the fireworks?

Goin' to the fireworks? Which ones?
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Taste of Chicago

Is "Taste of Chicago" even worth going to?
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Metrosexuality

So are you a Metrosexual, or what do you make of it? Know any?
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Summer Activities

Now that we finally have some summer-like weather, what are you going to do with it?
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Cross-town Classic

It's Cross-town Classic time! Who'll come out on top, Cubs or Sox?
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Mickey Rourke's career

Mickey Rourke's career -- what happened?
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Pottermania

Are you going to pick up the new Harry Potter book? Do you even care?
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Monkeypox!

So, uh, how 'bout that monkeypox, huh?
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Campus Expansion

First they closed down the Maxwell Street Market, now they want Taylor Street to change. Is UIC getting too big for its britches? How do you feel about universities using their influence over the neighborhoods surrounding them?
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Sosa's Corked Bat

So, whaddya think, is Sammy telling the truth about his corked bat? Was it an "accident" or was he trying to improve his game illegally?
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Favorite Restaurants

We all eat out occasionally (sometimes more than occasionally) -- what's your favorite Chicagoland restaurant, and why?
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The Matrix Reloaded

And what do you make of the Matrix Reloaded? (Warning: possible spoilers ahead)
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Memorial Day Weekend

How are you planning to spend your Memorial Day weekend?
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Cubbies

OK, so it's still early in the season, but what do you think: Can the Cubs make it all the way this year?
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Favorite Neighborhood

What's your favorite neighborhood and why?
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Public Art

What's your favorite piece of public art?
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Boy Genius

Is 12 years old too young to enter medical school (see here)? How would you feel if a 16-year-old was your surgeon?
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SARS

Will SARS keep you from travelling abroad? What if it strikes here?


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Avril vs. Britney

The real question is, would Avril kick Britney's arse?


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