IF YOU CAN’T LOVE CHICAGO (listen / download) songs about and featuring Chicago
01 parlours - i dream of chicago / 02 rogue wave - lake michigan / 03 sun kil moon - sunshine in chicago / 04 mat kearney - chicago / 05 clueso - chicago / 06 neko case - star witness / 07 snow patrol - hands open / 08 rhett miller- the el / 09 ryan adams - dear chicago / 10 rogue wave - chicago x 12 / 11 margot and the nuclear so and so’s - on a freezing chicago street / 12 sufjan stevens - chicago / 13 the smashing pumpkins - tonight, tonight
A friend of a friend’s brother went missing last night in the Chicago area. He still has not been found. His name is Kahil Gray; he is autistic and has trouble speaking. Please reblog, especially if you have Chicago followers. Here is an article describing him and where he was last seen. Contact Mikyle at the number in the picture with any information.
Why are these notes so low? . Spread this please! Every child is important!
Please spread the word!
we are an all female blog but this is a different story please rebloggg
We don’t really even know how to start this post. Yesterday we received a package addressed to “Henry Walton Jones, Jr.”. We sort-of shrugged it off and put it in our bin of mail for student workers to sort and deliver to the right faculty member— we get the wrong mail a lot.
Little did we know what we were looking at. When our student mail worker snapped out of his finals-tired haze and realized who Dr. Jones was, we were sort of in luck: this package wasn’t meant for a random professor in the Stat department. It is addressed to “Indiana” Jones.
What we know: The package contained an incredibly detailed replica of “University of Chicago Professor” Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. It looks only sort of like this one, but almost exactly like this one, so much so that we thought it might have been the one that was for sale on Ebay had we not seen some telling inconsistencies in cover color and “Ex Libris” page (and distinct lack of sword). The book itself is a bit dusty, and the cover is teal fabric with a red velvet spine, with weathered inserts and many postcards/pictures of Marion Ravenwood (and some cool old replica money) included. It’s clear that it is mostly, but not completely handmade, as although the included paper is weathered all of the “handwriting” and calligraphy lacks the telltale pressure marks of actual handwriting.
What we don’t know: Why this came to us. The package does not actually have real stamps on it— the outside of the package was crinkly and dirty as if it came through the mail, but the stamps themselves are pasted on and look like they have been photocopied. There is no US postage on the package, but we did receive it in a bin of mail, and it is addressed to the physical address of our building, Rosenwald Hall, which has a distinctly different address from any other buildings where it might be appropriate to send it (Haskell Hall or the Oriental Institute Museum). However, although now home to the Econ department and College Admissions, Rosenwald Hall used to be the home to our departments of geology and geography.
If you’re an applicant and sent this to us: Why? How? Did you make it? Why so awesome? If you’re a member of the University community and this belongs to you or you’ve gotten one like it before, PLEASE tell us how you acquired it, and whether or not yours came with a description— or if we’re making a big deal out of the fact that you accidentally slipped a gift for a friend in to the inter-university mail system. If you are an Indiana Jones enthusiast and have any idea who may have sent this to us or who made it, let us know that, too.
We know this sounds like a joke/hoax… it’s not (at least, from our end). Any hints, ideas, thoughts, or explanations are appreciated. We’ve been completely baffled as to why this was sent to us, in mostly a good way, but it’s clear this is a neat thing that either belongs somewhere else— or belongs in the halls of UChicago admissions history.
Internet: help us out. If you’re on Reddit (we’re not) or any other nerdly social media sites where we might get information about this, feel free to post far and wide and e-mail us any answers to firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any clues, thoughts, or ideas, please email them to (yes, we did set up an email account just to deal with this thing).
This is the single greatest thing ever to happen at UChicago.
I honestly don’t remember where this was taken. I was out with a friend, my first time in Chicago, and we went out walking in the woods on the other side of Lakeshore Drive…it may have been near Hyde Park? It was in the middle of a big expanse of woods, which I remember because we were trying to find the way out so we could find the water fountain.
And we wandered into this and for the love of me I have no idea how to find it again.