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Andrew / March 17, 2009 2:44 AM

Yes, this is open-ended on purpose.

madachode / March 17, 2009 8:08 AM

I wish that every corner in the city had one of these, life would be better:
“Since its rise in popularity during the 1960’s, coffeehouses have evolved into havens for liberal ideas and decaying social values. Beatniks are now Generation Xers living on their parents credit cards, while berets and poetry have been replaced by Crocks and iPods. In general, people use these places to gather, waste time, and wait for their expected entitlement. It was in direct response to this image that Dave Beckham created a vision for a coffeehouse that would reflect the true American values of industry, family, and purposefulness. His vision was realized with the opening of A Conservative Cafe in September of 2007.”

DaveDave / March 17, 2009 9:08 AM

For parents to get involved. I mean, those are SOMEbody's kids shooting everything in sight out there, fighting in school, hanging out on the corners. They didn't just spring out of the earth. That was SOMEBODY'S son who fired 14 shots into a van that killed the Morgan Park student trying to protect his younger cousins. The days of the "I can't do anything with him" excuse have to end. Either the parent has to do something or the authorities have to. But it can't continue. All those weekly marches are becoming pointless. Anyway, you asked...

... to be happy... / March 17, 2009 9:21 AM



A Nikon D60.



Or maybe just three of those things...

Pete / March 17, 2009 9:50 AM

A lot of love, to change the way things are.

prattfall / March 17, 2009 10:15 AM

a bowl of steel cut oatmeal and some prune juice.

Mucky Fingers / March 17, 2009 10:59 AM

What's it gonna take? It's gonna take everything. Eventually it does take everything, because sooner or later you'll die.

Whatever your path is, give it your all, and you will die happy!

rucys / March 17, 2009 11:19 AM

what's it gonna take....
for chicago to finally open an irish/italian restaurant?
st. patricks day lasagne anyone?

p / March 17, 2009 5:28 PM


tk / March 17, 2009 8:33 PM

much, MUCH more open-mindedness than is floating around now. from everyone.

mike-ts / March 17, 2009 10:36 PM


printdude / March 18, 2009 9:07 AM

Two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.

matt / March 18, 2009 9:20 AM

Lots and lots of coffee.

Dubi / March 18, 2009 10:52 AM


sb / March 18, 2009 2:36 PM

sweat, blood, and a little luck. maybe more than a little luck.

Doc Brown / March 18, 2009 4:14 PM

1.21 gigawatts of electricity.

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