Friday, September 25, 2009

Downtown Chicago

There is an actual statue here downtown to celebrate the sharp, urban business practices of early (and present-day) Chicagoans. In this moving piece of municiple art, 'The Fleecing of the Rube,' we see a starving bumpkin couple down to the clothes on their backs and one suitcase. Which, in real life, would have been stolen shortly thereafter.

You can't stand around gazing heavenward with some goofy, lofty expression here in Chicago. That's how you lose your suitcase.

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