Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Thursday, April 18

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


alicia / October 8, 2003 11:24 AM

wouldn't that be native american summer?

jima / October 8, 2003 11:28 AM

You Indian summer! Stop summing Indians!

Naz / October 8, 2003 12:59 PM

This may be good for "Ask the librarian", why do they call it Indian Summer?

lacey / October 8, 2003 1:14 PM

Where are all these ladybugs coming from?

stephen / October 8, 2003 1:25 PM

The ones downtown are the evil fake ladybugs, Mexican Bean beetles. They all have a more orange-yellowish color and aren't as rounded as ladybugs are. If you walk down Michigan ave you will be attacked, so watch your arse.

dave r s / October 8, 2003 2:52 PM

sheesh i walked into work today covered in ladybugs.
i heard a cicada too!
pick a ladybug up. if you feel a weird tingle, it's just grabbing on real tight-like.
you've just experienced a Ladybug Hug!

lacey / October 8, 2003 3:18 PM

Oh goodness.

Alice / October 8, 2003 3:25 PM

Is that a hint, Naz?

Naz / October 8, 2003 3:30 PM

No, a hint, nooooo.

Double feature: Indian summer and why ladybugs?

Andrew / October 8, 2003 4:18 PM

Out here in the northwest suburbs, it's the box elder bugs.

Niki / October 8, 2003 4:57 PM

I thought we got rid of all the improper Native American references when the Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves.
Go Cubs! O Mama!

Wiz of Odds / October 9, 2003 2:01 AM

Well, autumn is my favorite season. And I'm a Sox fan. So one could easily understand why it's raining shit on me.

GB store

Recently on Fuel

Urban Ethos [26]
What is Chicago's "urban ethos"?

Cool Glass of... [16]
What're you drinking?

Supreme Decision [22]
What's your reaction to the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act?

Taking it to the Streets [20]
Chicago Street Fairs: Revolting or Awesome?

I Can Be Cruel [9]
Be real: what is the meanest thing you've ever done?

View the complete archive

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15