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Chicagoist Week In Review: Fake Tan Edition

By Scott Smith in Miscellaneous on Jan 23, 2006 2:00PM

The Bears’ lazy Sunday started off a slow week on Chicagoist before things heated up with spirited discussions about the unique charms of Antonio Davis’s wife, the Central time zone and Thax Douglas.

2006_01_weekinreview.jpgWith the benefit of hindsight, Chicagoist wonders if perhaps Antonio Davis wasn’t really charging into the stands to protect his wife, but rather fan David Axelrod who was on the business end of Kendra’s Finger of Death. We had a junior high school principal who used to do the same finger-poking routine and there’s still a part of our chest that’s concave.

By the way, thanks for all your comments on our Indiana posts this week. We’ve gotten the message we’ll be starting Garyist as soon as we can figure out what to put in the skyline logo.

We’re still not sure what exactly pisses people off about a genial guy who reads a few lines of poetry before a rock show. All we know is that Thax is a helluva lot better than some of the opening acts we’ve seen. And a few of the headliners, too.

Of course, the real mud-slinging was reserved for our post on Crystal Parizanski (whose MySpace page proves that Glamour Shots still does a brisk business in the ‘burbs), American Idol and the battle for the soul of American culture.

For all those who either defended their enjoyment of empty calorie television or wishes Americans spent more time reading books they don’t actually enjoy, Chicagoist points you to a rather salient Chuck Klosterman quote from a January 2005 Esquire column: “Don’t get pissed off over the fact that the way you feel about culture isn’t some kind of universal consensus. Because if you do, you will end up feeling betrayed. And it will be your own fault. You will feel bad, and you will deserve it.”

Chicagoist also fulfilled its quota of one smoking post per week with this discussion of the Marshall McGearty Tobacco Lounge. Now if only we could get an abstinthe lounge somewhere.

As the week drew to a close, we learned that Chicagoans get their best ideas from TV and the movies.