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Billy Dec's Doppelganger Throws a Party

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 3, 2011 7:50PM

Earlier this morning we received a direct message on the Chicagoist Twitter fed from local raconteur Billy Dec.

"Hey! Can't let weather hurt the cause - can u tweet: BIG Social Media Party 4 Charity w/@BillyDec tnite 7-9 p Rockit! RT"

Now, Dec's pretty ubiquitous around town, as one of the partners — nay, the face — of Rockit Ranch Productions. His tweets, facebook updates and his blog, usually with a celebrity in tow and eating something, leave him open for some ribbing, good-natured or no.

The video below, with a virtual Dec doppelganger, shows that Billy may be in on the joke. Another thing about Dec: love him or hate him, he gets shit done. Rather than re-tweet, we're gonna do Dec one better. If you can, head on over to Rockit Bar and Grill on Hubbard (22 W. Hubbard St.) tonight from 7-9 p.m. where Dec is celebrating the second anniversary of his blog with a fund-raiser for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, which probably could use the monies raised right now post-Blizzaster. Buy your tickets here.