Yes, it's cold and "The Beast" is cool, with reservations
It's already been quite a year, with lots of news and lots of passionate comments -- 500 total in 15 days.
So I think it's time we chilled out for a day (when it's below zero) from the heavy stuff and just had a bit of fun.
Speaking of below zero, my Red Line motorman on the trip home last night -- when it was 9 degrees below zero -- urged his riders to "Be Cool." Ummm, aren't we cool enough right now?
A little later, he did reminded us: "Don't freeze outside." I do like a motorman who announces each stop, and this guy did. At Loyola: "Devon bus is downstairs. Make sure you have everything." Informative, and helpful.
Beast-ly Chicago locations. Last night I watched the series premiere of "The Beast" with Patrick Swayze on A&E. It has some of the best Chicago location shots I've ever seen. But of course, it takes liberty with the truth.
Such as: Dove boards the Red Line at Jackson, but boards a totally empty train car. Empty, at Jackson? But it turns out that's a good thing, since dudes with guns pulled board behind him. Now that would be scary -- to see people (plural) pulling guns on a train.
So, what are your favorite CTA TV/movie locations? And the ones that are so totally unreal....