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Covering Harold Ramis: From the social media desk

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Harold Ramis is dead, and what a loss it is. He was one of the most influential comedic voices of my generation, and it’s so hard to imagine the world without such a talented guy. Think about it: Here’s a guy who wasn’t afraid of no ghosts. A guy who …

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The bitter truth about the polar vortex

Polar vortex. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. The last time the polar vortex “came down” and “invaded” the United States, “meteorologists” were amazed and couldn’t wait to share their “knowledge” with you. Why all the quotes, you ask? Because …

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Spotting fake social media photos with Marcus Leshock on WGN Morning News

Today on WGN Morning News, Marcus Leshock featured me in a segment about how to spot fake social media photos. It’s one of those little tricks that are so easy but not everyone knows about. I’m sure you have seen the fake social media photos problem on countless occasions, from …

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Time travel: Searching social media for clues

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GREAT SCOTT! This week we’re talking about time travel, specifically people from the future hanging out on social media. And if you need more future fun, is Facebook reading our minds about posts we haven’t yet published? Maybe, maybe not. Oh, and in the U.K., women want their blokes to …

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The day I singlehandedly saved the world from CNN’s banana hammer

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All morning, CNN correspondent Ted Rowlands has been in Naperville, IL, showing the world how cold it is. He tried to demonstrate this by using a frozen banana to hammer a nail into a piece of wood. He labeled said fruit tool a “banana hammer.” Banana Hammer. You keep using …

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Doughnuts

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Sometimes, all it takes is a little cinnamon and sugar to swirl up some sweet memories. Doughnuts are everywhere these days. Shops are popping up, and where there are no shops, there are walk-up windows. Gone are the days of chocolate frosted, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Now, we’re all about …

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My dad joined Facebook in 2009 and never told me

Ugh. The talk. It’s something every kid and their parents have to go through. It’s such an awkward moment, and you just want to get it over with as soon as possible. No matter how many times you rehearse it in your mind, you’re never quite ready for the day …

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Chicago Fire filming at Tribune Tower

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If you’ve never watched Chicago Fire on NBC, you are missing out. This is what I tell just about anyone who hasn’t seen an episode. That and it’s one of my favorite shows on TV right now. Today, they were filming outside Tribune Tower. I actually knew about this because …

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Chicago Tribune kitten: All in a day’s work

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The internet loves cats. That’s a scientific fact. Normally cats don’t take over the homepage at chicagotribune.com, but today wasn’t a normal day for me and my social media partner in crime. For reasons that are not clear to us yet, the photo you see to the left is what …

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Royal baby name: George Alexander Louis Costanza?

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Clearly, Prince William and Kate watch Seinfeld reruns. There is no other explanation for a royal baby being named George Alexander Louis. You can tell me all you want that George and Louis are names fit for a king. Yada, yada, yada. This royal baby name is all about the …

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