Volo vs. Ouija

Here’s one I didn’t know – in the early days of the Ouija board, a Chicago company made a clone called the Volo and tried to take over the talking board market. Troy sent me this link. The ouija company seems to have put them out of business as part of their legal work – Read More…

Halloween cartoons

, I’ve revamped, revised, and expanded halloweenspecials.net, my website about Halloween TV specials and cartoons. It now features a LOT of actual video and has been expanded a bit. I’ll keep adding onto it over the next few weeks; are their any good specials that I missed? In other news: The Ghost Tours are filling Read More…

New Look!

The blog has a new look to match the new look over at weirdchicago.com. Work towards getting the book out in mid-summer continues! About 40-50 of the “comic book ads” were made up; they’ll be in there alongside some originals.

Hot Dogs!

Cross-posted from dragitthroughthegarden.com. Finally, there’s a GOOD place to get a proper Chicago-style hot dog in West Town! Rockstar Dogs, on Chicago and Ashland, deserves to be in the Weird Chicago book (as it will be) for two reasons right off the bat: for one thing, it’s thought to be the narrowest-eat-in restaurant in the Read More…

Announcement!

In the process of digging up information for our upcoming book, we’ve ended up with more on certain subjects than we can possibly fit. For instance, we have upwards of a thousand pages worth of contemporary documents about the H.H. Holmes Murder Castle alone in our files! Therefore, we’ll soon be introducing the Weird Chicago Read More…

Don’t poke the bear.

I would like to share with you all a very funny and personal moment from one of our tours last night. Now let me preface this by saying that Adam is one of the funniest guys I have ever met and has an intrinsic need to be a smartass. In fact “professional smartass” is on Read More…