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What's Awesome: It's Almost the Weekend

By Margaret Lyons in Miscellaneous on Jan 18, 2008 9:35PM

Smiling beluga by Joe M 500

An off-duty Chicago Police officer, working as a security guard at a bank in Ravenswood arrested a would-be bank robber. The suspect approach a teller, indicated he was armed, and demanded money. Before the teller handed anything over, though, the cop/guard arrested him. Eat it, Oceans 11/2/3. [Trib]

Custom Sharpies! Order by Feb 2 for Valentines delivery. (Goes well with some stickers.)

We loved Money Ball. We loved The Blind Side. How could we not love Michael Lewis writing about his vasectomy?

The Intuit Gallery for Intuitive and Outsider Art debuts a new exhibit tonight...of mugshots. And none of that coked-out, doe-eyed celeb bullshizz, either. "Each subject, each image, is a person, a portrait, a trace, a crime, a clue, a moment, an expression, a frame, a mustache, a mother, a father, a son or a daughter. Each image is evidence, documentation. A record of people and of stories dismissed by history and rescued here. A century of American souls, filed and forgotten, until now."

OMG, tentacle arm. Wow. [via]