February 24, 2014 |
Alderman Jason Ervin has released a statement after a YouTube video of his 2012 bachelor party was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday. In the video, two strippers give a lapdance to several people in what appears to be an auditorium. The video ends when the man filming is asked to shut off his camera because it could end up "on the Internet. " (The YouTube video, which is still online, is NSFW.) "In 2012 prior to my wedding, there was an event held by family and members of my wedding party," the 28th Ward Alderman's statement reads.
January 20, 2014 |
"This guy wins. " That's the title of a YouTube video that popped up Monday afternoon, and it couldn't be more accurate. The YouTube user who posted it said he was at Vertigo Sky Lounge Sunday night when he caught a man dancing in front of an uncovered window, seemingly jamming right along with the club's music. We can't say for certain this gentleman wanted the attention, but his over-the-top moves, Napoleon Dynamite style clothing and...
February 17, 2014 |
A Chicago bartender spent his Valentine's Day in the heart of downtown, but it wasn't for a date. In a YouTube video published Friday, Peter Vitale filmed his experience handing out Valentines and buying meals for homeless individuals he says he passes everyday. "Be the change you want to see in the world," he concludes in the video. Vitale told NBC5 that there's not enough random acts of kindness in the world , and that he...
December 27, 2012 |
Obviously, I've been on vacation this week, but just in case you've been positively jonesing for some Markley news, appearances, musings, wisdom and pontifications, I've got you covered: First, we have a two-segment appearance on "Politics Tonight" here where I discuss "The Great Dysmorphia," gun politics, the 2016 Republican presidential field, the fiscal cliff, and why it's stupid to obsess over what the founding fathers would have thought...
November 27, 2013 |
The 16-year-old cancer fighter who captured the Internet with her cover of "Roar" passed away Monday. Olivia Wise of Toronto made the cover in a recording studio in the midst of her battle with brain cancer in September when she "couldn't walk or stand, she didn't have her full breath or the energy she used to," according to the description on the YouTube video. Since its posting, the video went viral with more than 1 million views, capturing the attention of Katy Perry, herself.
December 2, 2013 |
Chicago's official gay hockey organization has a message, and it's a festive one. The Chicago Gay Hockey Association released a Thanksgiving Day message last week, along with a spot on cover of Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas" performed by members of the team. We want you to put aside your differences," reads the message that accompanies the YouTube video, which already had more than 30,000 views Monday. "And to spend some time getting closer to your family and friends.