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Monday, June 18, 2007

South Side Board of Tourism

I'd heard about these commercials from my dad and brother-in-law, but hadn't seen them until I was watching the White Sox game tonight.

Thanks to the South Side of Chicago Board of Tourism, there's all sorts of comedy to be found right up until you actually click a link and get sent to the official White Sox site. Then it gets less fun quickly.

I'd also like to point out three things here:

1.) The Sox site proclaims, "We are Chicago baseball" across it's banner
2.) This year's Cubs team will be more than willing to punch you for saying that - it's been two days since their last fight
3.) Most Cubs fans will never, ever look at the White Sox site or even, so points one and two don't really matter

Still, kill a few minutes watching the commercials if you're an out-of-towner or just want a cheap laugh after you've lived or worked on the South Side.

I think my favorite page on the site is answering the question, "Is the South Side in another time zone like Michigan?"

The answer: Contrary to popular perception, the Southside is most assuredly not in a different time zone. Central Daylight Time is adhered to as rigidly down here as it is in the rest of Chicago. Regional anomalies, such as having a winning baseball team, have lead to a perception that the Southside is much further away than it actually is.


(FYI, your Chicago White Sox - Fourth Place, 2-8 in the last 10 games as of 8:30 p.m. tonight).

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