Illinois Mayor Party-Poops On Hilarious Stop Signs

Planners in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn had a little fun when putting up stop signs and now that fun is done thanks to a party-pooping mayor. The signs are the standard issue octagons, but included are funny catchphrases and song lyrics that commonly accompany the word "stop." The hijinks include "Stop In The Naaaame… » 5/02/08 4:00pm 5/02/08 4:00pm

Berwyn Car Spindle Up For Sale!

We were all quite sad when we learned that the Cermak Plaza Shopping Center overlords had decided to remove the legendary Berwyn Car Spindle from their property. But now the Berwyn Spindle may be relocated... to your front yard! Yes, it's up for sale on eBay, with a starting bid of $50,000 (and a shipping cost of… » 4/14/08 8:00am 4/14/08 8:00am

Google Street View Dishes Up Another Fascinating Slice-O-Life


Now, we can't say for sure what sort of transaction was captured on film by the Google Street View photography vehicle; perhaps the Illinois gentleman with the roll of bills is negotiating for the purchase of an 80s Ford LTD. Whatever it is, we're seeing free enterprise in glorious effect here. Take that, Commies!… » 3/25/08 10:00am 3/25/08 10:00am

Blasphemy! Berwyn Car Spindle To Be Replaced By Walgreen's!

Known as the "Car Kabob" or the "Eight Car Pileup," the impaled-car sculpture at a shopping mall in Berwyn, Illinois, has brought joy to millions (well, at least hundreds). And now, like so many good things in life, it's slated for annihilation in the name of "progress." Fight the power!

'Wayne's World' landmark to be… » 7/11/07 2:30pm 7/11/07 2:30pm

Great Big Gobs Of Greasy Grimy Pig Parts Close Illinois Highway

It started out as a normal workday for Hassan Ware of Bolingbrook IL, just hauling a truckload of pig ears, pig feet, and pig feet to... well, you know how you're not supposed to think about what goes into a hot dog? Right. Anyway, we assume the ICC was a-checkin' on down the line, and Mr. Ware was probably a little… » 7/02/07 11:30am 7/02/07 11:30am

Can You Identify The Cars On The Berwyn Car Spindle?

We'll spot you the Fox Fairmont, and several of the others are slam-dunks for any semi-knowledgeable car geek. But who can identify all eight cars on the very famous Car Spindle, located in a shopping mall parking lot in Berwyn, Illinois? Come on, it's way more fun than slaving in The Man's vile salt mines on a fine… » 6/25/07 10:15am 6/25/07 10:15am

Illinois Town Enacts Lame Seizure Ordinance

Beginning next month the city of Oak Forest, IL will assert its right to appropriate your vehicle. Those accused of a number of crimes, including vandalism, shoplifting, armed robbery on down to forgetting one's driver's license will have their cars seized until a $500 bond can be posted. If the city-extorted cash… » 5/30/07 3:45pm 5/30/07 3:45pm