The traditional Wrigleyville/Boystown approach to problem resolution: What should we do about this? Uh, so…are you guys cool with Pequods? I mean, I don’t like peppers that much, but maybe… Hey, Chuckie, you like Pequods? Oh, yeah, forgot about that. They probably have something gluten-free, like a salad or something. I mean, we’re all going to order, right? I should’ve eaten breakfast, LOL. Like, what are you thinking? Two large pizzas? There’s eleven of us, so two…Oh back there? No, he always brings his own lunch. His wife is like “whapshhhh!” Whipped man, seriously “whapshhhh” whipped! Anywho. Huh? Oh, I dunno. I think Jeremy is allergic to basil. Hey, Jeremy!? We’re getting Pequods. You’re allergic to basil, right? Oregano. Right. That’s right, oregano. No, it’s..he’s, he’s really allergic to it. Like, if he smells it, he has to like get an injection and shit. But, well, I think they have pastas, too. Elise, pull up Pequods’ menu and see if they have pastas. Pequods. P-E- oh, my god, can you belie-P-E-Q-U-O-D-S. I dunno, it’s like on Armitage or something. Yeah, just ask if they have pastas without oregano because Jeremy is super allergic and if he eats any, we’ll need to jab him with, like, an EpiPen or whatever that’s called. Well, because it would kill hi…yeah I’m OK with pineapple I guess. You all like pineapple, right? JESUS! Elise…I am SO f-ing hungry right now…Elise, call Pequods and ask if they grill their pineapple first. Thanks. Ahh at any rate. So are you dropping some pounds? You…No? Well, I mean, you’re looking good. No, really, I wish I looked half as good as…Armitage. It’s a street, Elise. Swear to God. You got a smoke? I know, I know, I mean, I haven’t had one in almost a week because whapshhhh! No. No onions. At least not for me. Ask Pablo. If Pablo likes onions that’s fine, I’ll have some onions. Pablo. HEY! Pablo! You like onions?
Almost exactly one year ago, DNAInforeported this:
A neighbor who said the Pride Parade should be kicked out of Lakeview due to crime was applauded at this month’s CAPS meeting, but Ald. Tom Tunney [...] said those demanding its end are in the “very minor, minor minority.”
Tunney’s office received about 40 complaint calls in the first three days after the parade, he said, and most of them were about traffic — not crime.
“People know that this is a busy, dynamic neighborhood,” Tunney said. “What you’re saying right now — you’re one person with an ax to grind.”
Just one person. Looks like that may now be two people: that stupid idiot from last year and some guy named Tom Tunney. Here’s what the alderman said about the Pride Parade aftermath this year:
[…} The problems that came with the post-parade late-night crowd will be addressed as we continue to examine the parade route and evaluate all options for next year.
The parade has crowding issues. Belmont is the problem. Both can be fixed.
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