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Ben Chandler
benchandler at gmail dot com
East Ukrainian Village
Chicago, IL

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Miles on the Civic
as of 3/21/04


Miles on the Volvo
when retired on 2/14/04

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

I think what this site first needs is a redesign. Maybe I'll work on that first before actually posting anything. Maybe I need a name change. Or something. More to come later.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

I'm back. Maybe.

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

how are you doing today ben?

well, these generic pain killers that i am taking religiously every four hours are slowly making me sick to my stomach but that is far better than succumbing to this terrible fever that threatens my conception of reality and makes it almost impossible for me to remain upright for any significant length of time.

Saturday, May 01, 2004


i must admit, i don't really know what to make of this, but it's certainly worth taking a listen, especially if you know outcast and the clash. (that was meant to be a joke, everyone knows "bombs over bagdad" and "spansih bombs," right? but as i write this i realize that some people may not. hmmm). anyway, this furthers my insistance that i should mix the fantana's singing "don'tcha wanta, fanta fanta" with the black eyed pea's "hey mama." they're the same song.

PS: in full disclosure, this idea was taken from mike. i'm really just a hack.

to all tosa east kids: i don't know if you heard about this yet, but it's pretty terrible. i didn't really know mike very well, but my thoughts go out to all his friends and family.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

in other news, we're showing a great "double feature" of sorts tonight at doc. 7pm is deep throat followed by a sneak preview of mean girls at 9:30.


so, i have reinvented pictures, and i'm going to try and start putting them back on this page. a few weeks ago, a bunch of us went to the white sox opening day. unlike today, it was 35 degrees outside and as a result i think i developed pnemonia. i guess that those are the breaks. the game was fun, consumed the requisite nachos and hoped that all the players on both teams would somehow get hurt (sox v royals). here is a photo of margaret and lucy. andy (not martin, marsh-a-something that i can't spell) is hiding behind lucy's hair.

but, the best part of the game was the drunken fans around us. a guy behind us threw popcorn at a guy in front of us, causing a near fight and some of the worst logic i have ever seen, including, "do you see any popcorn around me?" as guy stands in a pile of popcorn. then there was the self appointed leader of our section. he ruled pretty good.

notice that he looks exactly like the lead singer from creed.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

at the risk of being one of those blogs that just links a bunch of online articles (sorry guys, but you know it's true), here is a great piece on those damn erectile disfunction ads that are all over the television (and boy oh boy, i can't wait to watch the hits to this website climb now that i've used ED in print). anyway, the author takes a good look at viagra, levitra (ie, the one where a big, dirty tire swing represents a vagina) and others. i just wish he had also mentioned enzyte, the one that has campy, fifties looking people smiling about the size of the husband's penis. this is not a real drug, but is being marketed so cleverly that people think it is. this stuff is on the same level as the crap that ron jeremy markets on late night tv (and don't tell me you've never seen the infomercial). i'd say more, but just read the article.

mike and andy and mike and becky and i all watched far and away the other night on tv. if you want bad irish accents, bare knuckle boxing and a mad rush into the center of the county to claim land, then this is the movie for you. i'm so glad that this stupid ba is complete.

there was rumor that the 57th street subway is giving away free subs today. i don't know about the validity of this, but i'm going to make some calls and check it out (i can almost hear pete and chris groan at the thought of subway). that's all i got for now. possibly more later. possibly not.

Friday, April 09, 2004

my ba thesis is all done (and a whole 10 hours early), please give me my degree.