February 5, 2014 |
The weather on Feb. 7, 1980 looked to be about as terrible as it is today, and of course Tom Skilling was there to give the forecast. In honor of National Weatherperson's Day, we dug up an early forecast from WGN's Skilling, and he might as well be predicting the weather today. There are hand-drawn maps, a "major winter storm"hitting parts of the country and a head of hair on our beloved meterologist. Quick Tom Skilling facts: He began his broadcasting career in high school at age 14. He's been at WGN since 1978. He's under...
November 19, 2013 |
What WOULD you say? A new Facebook app developed by Princeton students in a 36-hour hackathon is making the rounds, and it's eerily accurate at copying how users talk on the social networking site. What Would I Say asks users to login using their Facebook, and using fancy terminology like bigram and unigram probabilities, trains a “bot” to mimic any given users way of speaking. Past comments and status messages are mashed up, and the results range from dead-on accurate to hilariously bizarre.
September 9, 2013 |
The Bears' Week 1 win gave fans a lot to feel optimistic about. But how can we expect the remaining games to go? Thanks to a free weekend of NFL Sunday Ticket, I watched part or all of every Week 1 game. I'm not saying you should wager your hard-earned money based on this info. But you COULD. Sunday vs. Minnesota: The Bears should put 12 players "in the box" to stop Adrian Peterson. Sign a guy made of antimatter for the secondary to balance the numbers. Christian Ponder will have four turnovers.
June 9, 2013 |
The ampersand strikes again in TNT's latest crime procedural, "King & Maxwell," but two names in the title doesn't always mean double the quality. Like the network's "Rizzoli & Isles" & "Franklin & Bash," the new series ( 9 p.m. CT June 10, TNT; 1.5 stars out of 4 ) will live and die on the casting - because everything else about it feels as stale and standard as week-old white bread. Thankfully, this one stars the always-likable Jon Tenney, most recently Fitz on "The Closer" and "Major Crimes," and the always-game Rebecca Romijn from "Ugly...
April 18, 2013 |
This is great time of year for me. Not so cold that I freeze my paws off, not so hot that I'm sweating through my fur. Also, the Bears schedule is here! Here now, my picks for the 2013 season: Sept. 8 vs. Cincinnati: W Sept. 15 vs. Minnesota: W Sept. 22 at Pittsburgh: L Sept. 29 at Detroit: L Oct. 6 vs. New Orleans: W Oct. 10 vs. N.Y. Giants: L Oct. 20 at Washington: L Nov. 4 at Green Bay: L Nov. 10 vs. Detroit: W Nov. 17 vs. Baltimore: W Nov. 24 at St. Louis: W ...
April 3, 2013 |
For the last couple weeks, Star Wars fans everywhere have been voting in the "This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tourney. " If you've been following along here at Geek To Me , special guest commentator - and fellow Star Wars geek - Ben Finfer of The Score 670 AM has been giving his predictions. I've also been giving my own, and to this point haven't missed a pick. Finfer's record is blemished only by a Clone Wars related match-up in the first round. Now we're going to bring this baby in by giving...