The Man On Five - Chicago


  1. Elevator lobby at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (formerly the Medina Athletic Club)
Photo by The Man On Five (January 2018)

    Elevator lobby at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (formerly the Medina Athletic Club)

    Photo by The Man On Five (January 2018)

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  2. Ballroom lobby at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (former the Medina Athletic Club)
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    Ballroom lobby at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile (former the Medina Athletic Club)

    Photo by The Man On Five (January 2018)

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  3. Ice on the Chicago River, looking west from the rooftop of LondonHouse.
Photo by The Man On Five (January 2018)

    Ice on the Chicago River, looking west from the rooftop of LondonHouse.

    Photo by The Man On Five (January 2018)

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  4. View of Sears/Willis Tower, Franklin Center and 181 W. Madison from the top floor of One North LaSalle, Chicago.
Photo by The Man On Five (Spring 2017)

    View of Sears/Willis Tower, Franklin Center and 181 W. Madison from the top floor of One North LaSalle, Chicago.

    Photo by The Man On Five (Spring 2017)

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  5. The Rookery, Chicago.
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    The Rookery, Chicago.

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  6. Frozen Chicago River.
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    Frozen Chicago River.

    Photo by The Man On Five (January 2018)

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Burma Shave Signs



You’ve got to have a bunch of “road years” to remember these signs driving south, some more immortal than others. Good memories.

As a child in the 50's and 60's we enjoyed reading the Burma Shave signs, which were scattered along the road. My family went west from Chicago to western South Dakota in most summers, and it was a long, hot, boring drive. The clever Burma Shave signs made it more interesting,





I'm sure that Burma Shave actually saved some lives. People laughed and they were more careful! It was a REAL "service" to America, even though it was an advertisement and it was one of the RARE "really useful" ones!

For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's. Before there were interstates, when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields. They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream at that time.

DON'T STICK YOUR ELBOW
OUT SO FAR
IT MAY GO HOME
IN ANOTHER CAR.
Burma Shave

TRAINS DON'T WANDER
ALL OVER THE MAP
'CAUSE NOBODY SITS
IN THE ENGINEER'S LAP.
Burma Shave

SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
BY MISTAKE
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
HER HUSBAND JAKE.
Burma Shave

DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT.
Burma Shave

DROVE TOO LONG
DRIVER SNOOZING
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
IS NOT AMUSING.
Burma Shave

BROTHER SPEEDER
LET'S REHEARSE
ALL TOGETHER
GOOD MORNING, NURSE
Burma Shave

CAUTIOUS RIDER
TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
LET'S HAVE LESS BULL
AND A LITTLE MORE STEER.
Burma Shave

SPEED WAS HIGH
WEATHER WAS NOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT.
Burma Shave

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
OF PAUL FOR BEER
LED TO A WARMER
HEMISPHERE
Burma Shave

AROUND THE CURVE
LICKETY-SPLIT
BEAUTIFUL CAR
WASN'T IT?
Burma Shave

NO MATTER THE PRICE
NO MATTER HOW NEW
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
IN THE CAR IS YOU.
Burma Shave

A GUY WHO DRIVES
A CAR WIDE OPEN
IS NOT THINKIN'
HE'S JUST HOPING
Burma Shave

AT INTERSECTIONS
LOOK EACH WAY
A HARP SOUNDS NICE
BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY.
Burma Shave

BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
EYES ON THE ROAD
THAT'S THE SKILLFUL
DRIVER'S CODE.
Burma Shave

THE ONE WHO DRIVES
WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING.
Burma Shave

CAR IN DITCH
DRIVER IN TREE
THE MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE.
Burma Shave

PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
PLEASE GO SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW.
Burma Shave

 

Wind Turbins To Generate Electricity

What materials are used to make wind turbines?

According to a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, wind turbines are predominantly made of steel (71-79% of total turbine mass); fiberglass, resin or plastic (11-16%); iron or cast iron (5- 17%); copper (1%); and aluminum (0-2%).

Many turbine components are domestically sourced and manufactured in the United States (Wind Technologies Market Report). Wind turbine towers are 65-85% domestically sourced, blade and hub components are 40-70% domestic, and nacelle assemblies are over 90% domestically sourced. However, many internal parts such as pitch and yaw systems, bearings, bolts, and controllers are typically imported.

Learn more: Wind Energy

Cost of Housing

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