Summer has come at last to the Greater Chicago area. The last of the snow has melted, the river is covered in tourists, and the suburbs are full of people doing yardwork and knitting lamppost covers.
Photos: Boatloads of tourists in Chicago, lamppost cozies in the suburbs.
And I thought the road to weird ended at hamballs. Wow.
Posted by: nthnglsts | June 11, 2014 at 08:41 PM
It's a little Banksy, yes? I am taking it as an encouraging sign. I mean, sure, it's essentially a version of those things people's grandmas used to put over toilet paper rolls. But in this case, it seems completely random and maybe even a little subversive.
It's a step in the right direction, is all I'm saying.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | June 12, 2014 at 07:39 AM
Or maybe there is a growing cult of pole worshipers who think the pole gods will keep sending them light and heat if they are warm. Children of the Poles...yes, that sounds very Chicago-y.
Posted by: nthnglsts | June 22, 2014 at 04:15 PM
Those gas lamps give off almost no light whatsoever. And as for heat: HAH! Very funny.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | June 22, 2014 at 07:19 PM