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02/08/2005: Clime and Punishment

Been saving this gem since 1981 from The Chicago Reader: This one was priceless because it hit upon the very unnatural and strange Windy City weather phenomenon...as shown in the captioned Drawing of "a day in the life" of Chicago's clime.

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As Len can relate (and perhaps he even read this article back in his lawyerly student days...since it was from 1981) our weather is anything but "nice" or "predictable"...today being an example.

But we Chicagoan's just love this kind of punishment...or at least we stick around...just begging for more.

Karen on 02.08.05 @ 01:40 PM CST

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on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 at 1:46 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

"Wed. 3:00 PM": obviously a lake effect snow....

The cartoonist missed the horde of locusts followed by the rain of frogs, though.

Don't recall reading that one. If it's dated during the summer (I spent summer of '81 in Newport, RI, with the Navy), or during a break period (Christmas, T'giving, spring break) I wasn't around to read that, the Reader website not even being a glimmer in Tim Berners-Lee's eyes yet....

on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 at 3:57 PM CST, Karen McLauchlan said

It's dated June 5th...and yeah I kinda figured that since school let out in May...and you loving Chi-cah-ga and all that you'd not have stuck around during the summers...even just to enjoy The Reader. LOL

on Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 at 5:47 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Well, I did stay in summer of '80 and worked for the Clinic as a work study student. Lousy pay, but the hours and fringes were ok. For a 1L one could do a lot worse.

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