Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday fun activity: Where IS this?


     Would it be unfair to leave you only with this rather shabby and dimly lit bedroom, with its particle board interior? Frankly, my gut tells me you could crack it from that alone. But I don't want to be too maddening—the goal of this contest is to challenge, not infuriate. So I'm going to include another picture from today's mystery location, as a clue. Where is this place? And why is it on fire?
    The winner will receive one of my way cool—to me, anyway, the winner last week didn't claim it—2015 blog posters. Please place your guesses below.  Good luck.

31 comments:

  1. United Laboratories. St. Charles.

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  2. Underwriters Lab (UL), Northbrook.

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    1. I'm not sure we can accept anonymous guesses -- how will I know who won? Judges?

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  3. Me again. It's on fire because flammability being tested.

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  4. Roll over prize to when you photograph the collapsed bridge down the street from you on Shermer -- needs a follow up

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  5. I am no longer anonymous. Just never had any reason until now to identify myself. Here I am! It's me! I guessed UL! How do I get my name on here? Help....

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    1. Congratulations Barry. One more step. Email your address to me at dailysteinberg@gmail.com and I'll mail you your prize.

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  7. select name url option under select profile don't need url

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  8. Interesting pic game choice today.

    in ST today, can't say I blame, Burge for saying it's a racket, to just sue cops for everything even if good to get some settlement



    I know he's no prize but look what characters he was dealing with



    with today's addition to story and inner circle Bennett looks more like a crook

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    1. an embarrassment for rahm

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  9. you are welcome

    also, good article in ST today , how ridic. that Repubs want the Pres. to be a constant warmonger

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  10. NS/ How does one edit once the words are posted?

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    1. You can't. You have to delete and repost.

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  11. NS, check the Atlantic's expose of AA

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  12. For the anonymous reader who might be looking for his expression of racial hate, I deleted it. And since bigotry is a form of ignorance, and you might be too stupid to realize WHY it's racial hate, let me explain. If I say, "Hey, why don't you write about an average Chicagoan like John Wayne Gacy? Write about how Chicagoans rape and murder boys and bury them in their crawl spaces," I'm expressing, not a dry factual remark, but bigotry, because I am slurring a group of people with the actions of an individual. I don't expect you to grasp that but, optimist that I am, I thought I would give it a try.

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  13. point taken-one must not generalize-not trying to be hateful

    just not putting any group on a pedestal as some pc do

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    1. rest assured, I am not stupid- no need to be so harsh

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    2. one isn't stupid, just because they disagree

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    3. Then stop acting stupid. "No need to be harsh." That's funny. Take your own advice. And one isn't stupid just because they disagree, they're stupid for fomenting hatred. Go peddle it somewhere else.

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  14. with some groups it seems to be more a general happenstance and not a lone individual think as in your example

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    1. "It seems to be a more general happenstance." To haters cherry-picking reasons for their hate. I don't buy it.

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  15. A hater doesn't give donations to the UNCF to help the disadvantaged with education. I have Afr. friends in the middle class and coworkers, who sound racist, but they can't be, when they speak of those in the hood. Some of them feel hood behavior helps perpetuate stereotypes.

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    1. Why not? You can be sensible in every aspect of your life and have some specific, irrational hatred -- say against Muslims. Of course, being blind to it is to be expected.

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  16. Nice shoes in the pic.

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  17. Sorry, if one can't love everyone as you do, NS.

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  18. But you are a good teacher, Mr. NS. on making points. thanks-

    glad the glitch that was on the board for posting is now working again

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  19. I don't love everyone. I have all the biases and prejudices everyone else has. But I recognize them as such, and don't try to pretend they're represent some kind of verifiable truth. That's why haters try to spread the hate. Because some part of them knows they're wrong, and they're looking for reinforcements.

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  20. That is true, you might have biases against Christians or conservatives, but not in a hateful way.

    I don't care for the latter myself.

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  21. Of course , you might agree with some of those so called racist comments so thou dost protest too loudly. Some of those are cultural attributes, more than stereotypes. Like Italians might be temperamental, for example, more than a Swede. Unless the later is playing hockey of course.

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