The Nooner | Chicago news and beyond | December 9, 2011
Ice Cube loves modern architecture. And I love Ice Cube.
The Nooner: Chicago news and beyond
In today's news, there's a Rick Perry ad that will make your blood run cold. Especially if you're a fan of the Constitution.
Jagger and Richards pick up the tab for Hubert Sumlin’s funeral
Saying “God Bless the Rolling Stones,” the partner of Chicago blues great Hubert Sumlin announced that Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have offered to pay for Sumlin’s upcoming funeral services. Sumlin passed away Dec 4 at age 80, after a career singing and playing the electric guitar with the likes of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters.
Major green space project to be announced today
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov Pat Quinn are teaming up this morning to announce a humongo green space project on the Southeast Side. The project will be the country’s biggest, and will add 140,000 acres of public open land.
Rick Perry promises to get rid of that pesky separation of church and state
Haven’t you always wanted to live in a theocracy? Just like, say, Sudan? Rick Perry can help you out by making America a religious state. In his alarming new campaign ad, Perry whines both about gays in the military and the lack of prayer in public schools. He promises to end Obama’s “war on religion” and/or defend “our religious heritage.” Which gives me the creeps, as I was under the impression that America’s heritage was not religious, but rather quite specifically secular. Second City promptly created a spoof, defending “godless heathens,” for which I thank them.
Ice Cube plus architecture = awesome
How much do you love Ice Cube? And also modern architecture? Well guess what, Ice Cube loves modern architecture. In this youtube clip, former architectural drafting student Ice Cube defends Los Angeles architecture with a very informative case study of a Charles and Ray Eames house. “This is going green 1949-style, bitch,” he concludes.
Occupy Wall Streeters occupy Wall Street television set
Television producers for Law and Order SVU recreated Zuccotti Park for an upcoming episode. The Occupy Wall Street movement, under the hashtag #mockupy, promptly moved in. Police were called in to for-real clear out the occupation of fake Zuccotti Park. And the world just got a little weirder.