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Betty / February 1, 2007 10:56 AM

I will be watching the game at Dolphin Stadium.

eyc / February 1, 2007 10:59 AM

Yes! I'm hosting a Vegan pizza party! My #1 goal is to succesfully imitate the wonderful greasiness of pizza hut's pan pizza, but I'll also be trying to make some Chicago-style stuffed. Although I actually am interested in the game this year so my cooking duties may fall by the wayside -so I don't miss Hester taking a punt return TO THE HOUSE!!!

skafiend / February 1, 2007 11:07 AM

Watching it with a few friends, either at a local bar or a friend's house. The second is problematic because they live WAAAAAAAYYY the fuck in the far south suburbs. They have a big 200-inch TV or something, but the guys brother is a Cook County judge and I don't know if I want to down a few beers and then drive back home with a judge in the house.

miss casual / February 1, 2007 11:10 AM

pfil's living room. best spot in town.

ill be wearing a miami / bears outfit of a short blue skirt and high heeled orange sandals and drinking 40's of high life. cant wait...

Mikey / February 1, 2007 11:13 AM

Two different parties (one for each half) with good and longtime friends at both. It will also be the first time many of them will be meeting my new(er) girlfriend for the first time...

I'm especially looking forward to the Italian beefs from Johnnie's of Elmwood Park which will be served at the first...

And of course, there will be plenty of beers being drunk, with some Jack & cokes for good measure...

mike / February 1, 2007 11:18 AM

I'm tempted to go to a bar. Because despite the fact that I'm mostly misanthropic, I enjoy the anonymous high-fiving and fraternal cheer that goes down during big games. But I'll likely end up at a friend's house.

printdude / February 1, 2007 11:30 AM

skafiend - if my plans of taking over somebody's house fall through, I would like to offer plan B: 55th Street, a Chicago Bear, er, Bar

SR / February 1, 2007 11:41 AM

I'll be on the road in Los Angeles, watching the Super Bowl with a group of migrant Chicagoans. Sadly, I won't be back until the middle of next week and will miss the era of good feelings that will envelop the city as Chicago celebrates it's super bowl victory...

Dutch101 / February 1, 2007 12:00 PM

After my severe dressing down by Spook in the other thread, I have decided to forgo my plan to be
"planted in front of a wide screen TV in full "Bear" regalia (with ?Buddies of his?) screaming/drooling, howling at the TV, spilling pop corn and nachos, etc, etc every where, drinking redundantly advertised Americana beer, only settling down to owe and ahh over the ?oracle? commercials like cave men toward other representative deities, such as solar eclipse" [sic]

Dutch101 / February 1, 2007 12:03 PM

Instead I will probably sit around in a black turtleneck reading Nietzsche and staring into the blackness of my soul contemplating why Oracle ads are keeping me, and society as a whole from realizing my full potential.

Eamon / February 1, 2007 12:04 PM

I have no idea where I'm headed: Val? Angel? Mumble? Where are we going on Sunday?

Also, I discovered this morning that the antibiotic I've been taking can't be ingested with alcohol, so that's quite a quandary.

Eamon / February 1, 2007 12:05 PM

Dutch101: let it go. It's what Walter would want you to do.

carrie / February 1, 2007 12:06 PM

At a friend's house with the boyfriend and other friends. I will drink beer, hoot and holler and have fun. I'm sure I will also accidentally end up wearing Bears colors because that's what I do.

skafiend / February 1, 2007 12:33 PM


55th St.?... Jimmy's? Or that other place close to LSD?

Dutch101... LOL

My Super Bowl party checklist:

Loincloth... check
1845 attitude toward women... check
raw meat... check
gas for book burning...check
Big Brother t-shirt... check

OK, I'm ready... play ball!!!

P / February 1, 2007 2:45 PM

I'm not telling, lest any of the Debbie Downers from yesterday show up and ruin the joy.

spook / February 1, 2007 3:04 PM

Just when I think I'm out......they pull me back in!!!!!

roderick / February 1, 2007 3:16 PM

My fiancee and I, at a friend's place with six more friends, 42 inch TV, 100 wings and 25 chicken tenders from Buffalo Joe's, whatever sides we all bring.

And beer. Lots of beer.

printdude / February 1, 2007 3:18 PM

Hey skafiend,
The bar's name is actually
55th Street - A Chicago Bar.

It is located on 55th and Keeler.

The wife & I believe it got stuck in a time warp.

Soup / February 1, 2007 4:20 PM

Dutch 101: You really made me laugh, thanks.

Steve / February 1, 2007 4:25 PM

The wife and I are having a few friends over. It'll be our first Super Bowl in HD!

jonk / February 1, 2007 4:36 PM

dude! where i am going will have an even bigger teevee and even more meat than the place you are (unless you are there with me); my wife will be there, too.

Kyle / February 1, 2007 4:49 PM

What superbowl?

Jeez, you would think the Chicago media would cover this a little more.

Leelah / February 1, 2007 6:50 PM

Superbowl party at a friend's. Ah, the glory of high definition tv, alcohol and unhealthy snacks. If I win the football pool, all will be right in the world!

mike-ts / February 1, 2007 8:14 PM

A friend's house party. Considering that most people there won't be that excited about this, it'll be quite surreal, since most attendees aren't Bears fans. The first all-midwest NFL Championship in 40 years. Eat that, coastal snobs who laugh at the "flyover" middle. But I'll see some people I haven't socialized with for a while, so it'll be good for that much.

I'm rooting for the Bears, since the Packers are one of the few teams to have beaten what would then be the NFL Champions.

Mikey / February 1, 2007 10:01 PM

And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Spook thought of something he hadn’t before!

Spook: Maybe the Super Bowl,

Narrator: he thought

Spook: doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe the Super Bowl… perhaps… means a little bit more!

Narrator: And what happened then…? Well… in Bear-ville they say
That the Spook’s small heart grew three sizes that day!

vin / February 1, 2007 11:41 PM

chillin' in hyde park, drinkin' schlitz or malt 40s, munchin' chicken wings and ribs, with porn on a second tv

spook / February 2, 2007 12:44 AM

Narrator: Spook went to the closet and took down the violine case. It had dust on it, inside was some thing heavier than a violine, some thing steel. Years ago, he vowed never again to pick it up. But They gave him no choice....

"Spook: No Mikey, but you're on the right track! what softened the cockles of my heart, showed me that the Super Bowl"means a little bit more" was listening to President Bush's speech just now. Did you hear it? No? Let me share it with you......

My fellow Americans,

while millions of Americans from myself to homeless Hal who stay, down the street, are ready to civically be engage and bond over that once a year Premier American Occasion, the Super Bowl, fledgling foot ball fans in Iraq are ready to enjoy their first taste of the American gift of democracy. They anxiously await the first annual Super Iraqi Bowl!

The Iraqi people, like nine year old American children before Christmas, eagerly await, Kick Off. The final teams are Da Moqtada’s Mauler’s, their record 398K to their 10D,who blitzed and crushed Saddam’s Silver Sunnis in the play offs. They will do battle with Da Sheik Hawk Shiites, who have the most notches on their belts with their record of 2900k to their only 40D. They bombed the Moderate Mullahs, completely eliminating them. As a show of continued gratitude for America, Iraqis will continue celebrating by selling American Liberating Forces, and their own Iraqi people, special cherry red bombs at all road sides, slushy green ambush cones, and multi crossfire cocktails from window vendors in every urban city in Iraq.

During half time, as we are dazzled and inspired by commercials of great American ideas,
In Iraq, there will be former Bathits party members, who won’t be signing autographs, but will be, hanging around. I’m sure fans won’t forget to bring their cell phones for pic and movies. I can’t wait to see em on Youtube. Special guest rapper Biggie- Talabani- Smalls will sing his number one hit song “Machine Gun Funk,” while thousands of Iraqis dance, hard enough to loose their heads, literally.

With your continued support the next game will be in Iran......

Marilyn / February 2, 2007 8:40 AM

Spook, you should cite the source from which you copied and pasted that.

peaches / February 2, 2007 9:06 AM

I haven't decided yet, but you can be sure it will be somewhere where the free food runneth over.

miss casual is my hero of the day and has inspired me to at least consider putting together a themed outfit for the big day.

spook / February 2, 2007 9:19 AM


I trust that you're not inferring that those are not our president’s words, and that I, Spook, would defame one of the greatest presidential mids of modern time? Especially so close to an American Occasion, like The Super Bowl!

I guess, like in Candide, “it could always be worse!” You could accuse me of stumbling home after a few pints at the local drinkery and making up said slander in my own head,
that would blasphemous!

spook / February 2, 2007 9:21 AM


opps that's "minds" Greatest Presidential Minds! my respectfull

Marilyn / February 2, 2007 9:24 AM

Spook - I'm suggesting you plagiarized that piece in order to make fun of the President. The latter action I'm fine with. As a writer, I abhor the former.

p / February 2, 2007 9:48 AM

this day of days i shall not succumb,
to salty words and the cartoon grinch from which they've sprung,
from name calling i'll refrain, too excited for "purple rain",
my love of the bears is passionate and brings good times,
even though i am aware foreign children step on land mines,
there's room in my heart for both,
and reflect on both i shall,
but on super bowl sunday i'll be blind drunk in miami, pal.

i'll pitch in for a get spook a massuese fund too.

*please note* i'm lower case "p" by the way. not "P".

fluffy / February 2, 2007 10:15 AM


you read my mind. No huge spelling or grammatical errors- he obviously plagiarized.

OMG LOL / February 2, 2007 10:40 AM

Mikey and p - kudos!

I'll be watching at a friend's house, and I'm making cookies decorated blue and orange. Other than Christmas, only a trip to the SuperBowl would inspire me to bake.

spook / February 2, 2007 10:47 AM

Excellent, a duel has just been averted! Now we are half way to laying this important matter to rest. I’m sure that being a writer you do understand the importance of defending one’s honor or as a good Roman like Caesar would say, ones dignitas! It was after all the one of you, the great writer Alexandre Dumas père who fought many a duel to defend his, although some continue to argue that the legendary duelist. Never engaged in an actual duel!
But back to the case, rest assured, I understand the harm of plagiarism, which is egregious enough. And of course I know that slandering the President by making up a speech and attributing it to him would be unphantomable! So please eliminate said thought!
I assure you that neither is the case with said presidential remarks and can guarantee you that you will find said speech under any one else’s pen and of course if you still have doubts, please find the address of the white house The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500, Atten: George W. Bush

I would give you the email, but all those subversive commie President Bush hating Cindy Sheehan lovers keep clogging it up to the point that it’s impossible to get through



p.s these colors don’t run!

spook / February 2, 2007 10:55 AM

but a massuese fund is kinda expensive, no?
a case of beer donated to my favorit charity, me is only 34 dollars

fluffy run along a play now shew, shew! again unless you have proof, then we can wager

spook / February 2, 2007 12:26 PM

Whoaaa! I just heard another speech by the President, just now! It’s more about the Super Bowl, him defending his first speech, and then he reads a letter from a U.S soldier over in Iraq who is looking forward to the Super Bowl!
Did any one hear it? I could share it, but yall think I’m trying to start stuff. But I’m not! Is this thread still live?

Allan / February 2, 2007 12:56 PM

Just got back from the new down town Trader Joe's and they don't carry adult diapers WTF! The hippie looking chick at the check out island didn't even know they existed. Little help.?

Allan / February 2, 2007 1:05 PM

I think Spook and me are the same person. Which would explain why I can't stop masturbating and grabbing my own boobs.

spook / February 2, 2007 2:23 PM


What does this have to do with the Super Bowl???? Please stay on topic sir! Really I enjoy you best when you are melancholy, depressed, and hopeless! Seriously, the suburban teenager act is, well unoriginal or it wouldn’t be a suburban teenage act, feel me? Tell us about the sad sad super bowl “party” that you are arranging for just you and your grandmother or something like that, seriously, enough with the mood swings.

Miz M / February 2, 2007 2:25 PM

Did anyone else get the Bears mardi-gras beads downtown today? I think the Trib was distributing them at train stops.

When I got mine, I said to the guy, "This is great!" He said, "Yeah, pick up a copy of Sunday's Trib and you can get a poster of Brian Urlacher."

Oooooooooh. The beads were a little more exciting to me since I can wear them at a Superbowl party. Brian Urlacher poster? Not so much.

p / February 2, 2007 2:35 PM

i got a Lovie Mask!

p / February 2, 2007 2:36 PM

on a stick. Free @ mill. park ice rink. Actually six. For co-workers and loved ones. Lovie!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allan / February 2, 2007 3:48 PM


Stop trying to pigeon hole me. I am wise to your shenanigans. Allan is back for a reason. Allan is back to show the world how back Allan can be! So guess what my fellow nerds I AM BACK! I just don't think spook can handle the new skinny Allan. Jealous? Maybe I did lose my job but I am not out of the game. Not by a long shot. Last night I dreamt the Bears lost the Super Bowl and a wave of depression hit the city like the Chicago fire. As I walked among the sobbing throngs, many with polish sausages sticking out of the butts I took a deep hard look into the vast abyss of loss in the many pudgy faces and then made in my man diaper like never before. Somehow I knew everything was going to be fine. When I finally awoke I had made in my man diaper in reality. Thank you... and good night.

spook / February 2, 2007 4:38 PM

Screw you Allen, you sale out! I don't need you as I'm reading a front page NY Times article about Ted Johnson, age 34 with Alzheimers. He is so terrified and depressed that he locks himself alone inside his apartment in bed with the blinds drawn for days. Head injuries are nothing new in the NFL where Drs. care only about winning over the players heath. Sounds like gladiators too me!
And speaking of medical conditions, I hope every body saw the “happy aint it cool”
yesterday’s Suntimes article about Jennifer Gordon, the pregnant soon to be “mother” She’s been painting- with bright colors -her bloated belly at bears games, hoping that corporate sponsors see it and give her free tickets to Sundays game. Of course she hasn’t been disappointed. She’s on the way, belly painted maybe with a picture of the Marlboro Man on it. I hear it changes through out the game, Alstate ,Bohen Lockheed Martin,
Kool, Syminax Medical Research, etc, etc, etc
Jjust good clean fun, while the paint chemicals soak through her stretched porous skin. Yea we are not a sports addicted culture.

p.s Allen, you’re thin! Come on dude! No I’m not jealous. I have basically zero percent body fat, but that’s not the point. You are. It’s all about you, baby. You’re supposed to be fat! You sold out!
What do you wanna do, be a Gap Model? Come on, have a Popeye’s friend turkey on me, I’m buying. Remember you got a fan base here bucko. It would be un-American if you let them/ us

fluffy / February 2, 2007 5:04 PM


0% body fat???

so, all your fat is in your head.

spook / February 2, 2007 6:04 PM

Dear Fluffy

Got pop your pimples
while dwelling in the angst of your fluff, puffy lil mind
or go light a candle and comprehend it with your cats. But I do expect to read about you, one day, your 15 minutes of fame, in a tiny bungalow with a zillion cats, all stinking



p.s happy Friday!

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