Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday fun activity: Where IS this?






      Saturday already? What a week of highs and lows, from my trip to Marseilles Monday to visit the Glen-Gery brick foundry (a high) to Donald Trump's ignore-that-bigot-behind-the-curtain-I'm-using-the-teleprompter-that-I-mocked-Hillary-for-using-yesterday speech Tuesday (low). There was Bernie Sanders performing the political version of the third act of "Tristan und Isolde" (one long death scene, much wailing and clutching the curtains), a visit from a pal at the Economist, in from London, to Thursday night MCing a charity dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art and my birthday on Friday.
     Busy, busy, busy. 
     I thought I would take a break and simply offer you the horrid spectacle of a sample of the Trump supporters I've heard from, making the case for why their man should be president of the United States. Hair-raising stuff.
     But then one of the many readers who wished me well on Friday said he missed the Saturday Fun Activity and, well, that's good enough for me. Screw the Trump supporters, let their insane rantings vanish into the ether.
     Particularly since I saw this photo and thought: "That would have stumped 'em." 
     Does it? There are some hints if you look hard. The winner gets one of my endless supply of blog posters, either 2014 or 2015, your choice (I'd say go with 2014; looks better).
     That's it. Good luck. Have fun. Post your guesses below. And assuming this will be guessed a minute after it's posted, a question: should I continue the Fun Activity, or have this be a singular event? It might be fun to pick up again, for a while.





22 comments:

  1. It's a solar powered jail. That's all I got.

    But I'm happy Saturday Fun Activity is back, even though I'm never up early enough to win. Keep it up!

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  2. from your recent writings I'd assume it's Cook County Jail.

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  3. Cook County Sheriff Mental Health Tranition Center - formerly Boot Camp

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    1. Looks like Wendy is the winner. According to her profile she worked for the Cook County Sheriff.

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  4. Agreed, some prison. Perhaps Paul is precise enough to win. I love the Saturday fun activities, especially Where IS This? I vote for keeping them alive, even if you only do them periodically. Happy belated birthday!

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  5. Agreed, some prison. Perhaps Paul is precise enough to win. I love the Saturday fun activities, especially Where IS This? I vote for keeping them alive, even if you only do them periodically. Happy belated birthday!

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  6. Cook County Sheriff Mental Health Tranition Center - formerly Boot Camp

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    1. You've got it Wendy, congratulations. Sorry for the late response, but I was walking the dog. Email me your address and which year you want and I'll speed your poster to you. Dailysteinberg@gmail.com.

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  7. I think the Saturday Fun Activity is a perfect summertime blog feature. (I also figured today's photo was from the jail -- you were nice enough to start us off with an "easy" one :)

    SandyK

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  8. I vote for bringing the Saturday activity back, it's a lot of fun. The posters look great framed. Happy belated Birthday to you!

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  9. I'll be a Steinberg Dittohead and say, yes, bring back Saturday Fun Activity even though I live in Minneapolis. (But I did win a 2015 poster.)

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  10. I knew the "Homeless Jesus" was a McGuffin, since it was up before 7 a.m., but it seemed familiar -- did you use it for an earlier Saturday Fun Activity?

    john

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    1. I don't think so, particularly since I took the photo Thursday.

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    2. Reminds me of an event in my cabdriving days: a passenger looked at the photo on my chauffeur's license and said, "Boy, you've lost a lot of weight since that picture was taken." It had been taken the day before.

      john

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  11. All for this. First time I knew of it. Race at Navy pier?

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    1. Nope, it's solved above. Welcome aboard.

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  12. Another vote for the at least occasional reappearance of Fun. I never get it, but I enjoy the challenge and seeing others' guesses.

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  13. Happy belated birthday, Neil! Please bring back the Saturday Fun Activity.

    LindaB

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