The Nooner | Chicago news and beyond | October 3, 2011
Haymarket Pub and Brewery just won a medal for their Angry Birds beer. Thanks for making Chicago look good, guys.
The Nooner: Chicago news and beyond
Today, the news is about robots and drunks.
CTA bus shelters to display arrival times
Hooray for the CTA! I don’t always feel that way, but I’m a big fan of this current announcement: They’re planning on installing bus-arrival-time LED display screens on 400 Chicago bus shelters. The first 150 are supposed to be installed by early next spring. The first is already up, at Lake Park Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard.
Drunk man steals ambulance, crashes it, needs ambulance
A 37-year-old drunk man hopped into a running ambulance at Norwegian American Hospital in Humboldt Park and drove off as paramedics were trying to load a stretcher into it. Cops gave chase, the man smashed into several parked cars and crashed. He was taken to Norwegian American for the treatment of minor injuries, and then charged with criminal damage to government property and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Chicago breweries take home medals
Chicago’s really been turning into a beer-making town in the past few years, and now we’ve got medals proving how awesome we are at it. Chicago beers took home five medals at the Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver, this past weekend. The winners were 5 Rabbit Cerveceria’s 5 Lizard beer, Haymarket Pub and Brewery’s Angry Birds beer, Piece Brewery’s Dark-n-Curvy and Goose Island's Sofie beer and Harvest Ale. Chicagoist has the full report.
Sexy dental robot will be the name of my next band
This is one of those only-in-Japan things. Super realistic robots have been created to mimic dental patients. The robots, which cough, blink, respond to simple questions and have a working gag reflex, are designed to help dental students learn how to work on real patients. If they look a little fetishy to you, well, a company that makes “love dolls” helped in the manufacturing of their soft, stretchy skin.
Movie titles in movies
This video clip of movies in which someone says the title of the movie is irresistible. The films that do this—excerpted in a very satisfying way here—range from An Inconvenient Truth to, naturally, Dude, Where’s My Car?