Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday fun activity: Where IS this?


     Okay, Hive. You're so smart. You're so good — win every time, you do. 
     Score: Hive: a bazillion; Neil: zip.
     Okay, smartypants (or should that be "smartypantses"? Hmmm, thoughts? Because "pants" already has an....)
     Sorry, back to the matter at hand. So where's this guy? I'm not going to give you any clues at all. None whatsoever. Somewhere in Chicago. Well, one clue then. Probably not a synagogue, since Jews are forbidden from decorating their sanctuaries with human images, though we don't make the big honking deal about that other religions do, and I will name no names. You know who you are.
     That's two. Two clues. But no more.
     Enough. Time's tight. I've going to be taking a week off at the paper. My wife would respect me more if I left the next eight days blank here, but I'm not going to do that to you. Or me; I do have my reputation to consider. Instead I'm going to kick off "Book Week" tomorrow, featuring excerpts from the seven books I've written and, on the eighth day, a first glimpse at my next book. 
     I was going to loosely tie it into Banned Book Week last week, though none of my books have been banned, alas, because that's great publicity. Not incendiary enough, I guess. And my books, because I have seven published and one on the way.
     Yes, eight days is more than a week, technically, for you sticklers, no need to point out the obvious, though everybody else does. Publishing being what it is, you have to play with the conventions a bit. A little added value.
     Post your guesses below. Winner gets one of my superfine 2015 blog posters, unless you've already won that, and then we'll find something else for you. Have fun, good luck, blah, blah blah, ba blahbitty-blah.
    Boy, I need that vacation.

17 comments:

  1. Is it in the pedway near Macy's?
    Margi Baron

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  2. Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows at Navy Pier.

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    2. Clark St. is correct, it's now the Driehaus museum. But close enough for baseball, Russ. Congrats. Email me your address at dailysteinberg@gmail.com and I'll mail you your poster.

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  3. The Smith Museum is gone, but now there's the Driehaus Gallery of Tiffany stained glass, which is where I think this is.
    I already have a poster if I'm right

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    1. Looked it up: it's King Solomon. Now I get Neil's hints!

      john

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  4. I'll say Second Presbyterian

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  5. ..."and on the ninth day, He rested." LOL, have a great vacation NS.

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  6. That looks like the King Solomon 1895 Tiffany stained glass window, to me. Looks like Clark St. is right. Google image search shows older photos taken at the Smith Museum, newer photos are at the Driehaus Gallery. Since Clark St. defers, I vote Russ is the winner.
    Neil, back on August 29, 2015, you issued a second photo contest challenge. Care to provide the answer?

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  7. Do more open minded, Reformed synagagues allow images, Neil?

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  8. An off-topic Saturday shout-out to the sticklers in the audience! Those who enjoy pondering whether it should be "smartypants" or "smartypantses" and who might complain about eight days a week, even 50 years after the Beatles' song, might like these recent "Bloom County" cartoons. (Uh, smartypantses seems like a winner to me, and, as an old fogey, I'll continue typing two spaces after a period until I'm arrested...)

    https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1054447067919379/?type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.401977473166345.95040.108793262484769/1054762937887792/?type=3&theater

    https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1055327731164646/?type=3&theater

    Have a swell vacation, NS, and thanks for taking the time to make sure we all get our fixes of EGD in your absence.

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    1. I so agree with Jakash and I also second that emotion. Have the best vacation ever, you and your gorgeous wife so deserve it! Thanks!

      NW Pat Carey

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    1. Russ was right on location, and Clark St. on nomenclature. Sorry, I was out this morning.

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  10. I vote for "Smartypantsers" as personification of adjective.
    Enjoy vacation, even w/out wise wife's "respect" (is that because she's ethically opposed to your "barratry," or writer's version of seeking clients?).

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  11. Remember, President Obama also had an obstructionist and conservative Congress to deal with, part of the term. Then when he had no choice and had to use Executive orders and showed leadership, he was made out to be some dictator.

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