Ben’s Breakfast Blog
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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By Ben Bowman

Exit, Stage Left.

Hey, gang. Over the last three weeks, the NBC Chicago newsroom has undergone some major changes.  Between my actual job and the blog, I've been working 10 hours a day, every day. So I'm going... Read »

Monday, Aug 10, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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By Ben Bowman

Me, Ash. Ash, me.

* This weekend was WizardWorld Chicago.  It was a merry time for all sorts of geeks. I'm the one without the chainsaw on his arm.  Seeing so many low-level celebrities (Margot Kidder!&nbs... Read »

Friday, Aug 7, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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By Ben Bowman

What is hiding in this man's fat rolls?

* How fat are you if you can hide a gun and two clips of ammunition between your own fat rolls?  I bet when this guy pulled 'em out, they were smothered in his own body cheese. *  &quo... Read »

Friday, Aug 7, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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By Ben Bowman

Buried Treasure

* Is this real?  Man, I hope so. * Please pee in the shower.  You will save the rainforest.  (Creepy commercial for the campaign!) * 20% of women are attracted to men with a bit... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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By Ben Bowman

Roger is multi-faceted

* Keep your loved one's remains in an urn shaped like their bald head.  Just $2,600 to create an ash bucket shaped like your family member's noggin. * Paula Abdul is leaving "American Ido... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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By Ben Bowman

I still hate Jimmy Buffett

* I'm in hell this week.  We're giving away Jimmy Buffett tickets, so we're playing his music and showing his fat, bloated face all morning, every morning.  As previously established, I hate... Read »

Monday, Aug 3, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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By Ben Bowman

Does My Hair Look Okay?

* Don't judge my hair. * Unless you wish to remain fatally uncool, you must expand your vocabulary to include the words "presh," "fomo" and "bellig." * Sorry, ki... Read »

Friday, Jul 31, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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By Ben Bowman

Old and Busted: Fireside Chat. New Hotness: Beer Summit.

* Twitter is actually good for something!  Yesterday, the microblogging site started off a trend of people submitting failed titles of children's books.  Well played, Twitter. * Most inte... Read »

Thursday, Jul 30, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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By Ben Bowman

Who's up for a friendly game of Buzkashi?

* If your perfume sends 34 people to the hospital, consider sealing your entire body in a giant plastic bag before coming to work. * Todd Stroger's cell phone number hits the internet.  When... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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By Ben Bowman

Meet the Grant Park Wizard

* Welcome to the website redesign.  The goal is to shove as much content as far to the left as possible.  Mission accomplished.  The new logo appears to involve Pac-Man in blackface. *... Read »