Tidbit Challenges: Could You Watch This Many Movies in a Year?

Last year, I challenged myself to watch 50 new (to me) movies within a year’s time span. I was honestly surprised at the fact that I accomplished this goal, seeing as I have a tendency to re-watch the same things over and over. So, I figured if I could do 50, why not up the ante and…

‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Pops Up in Chicago, 60654

Even though Chicago’s been hit with consistent 50 degree weather, Friday felt like a hot Los Angeles night. Ironside Bar & Galley in River North is hosting one of the latest pop-ups: Peach Pit After Dark. For those of you who may not know, the Peach Pit was the major diner hang on the hit…

The Tidbit Takes ‘The Barrel Run’

The First Ride In early 2017, a group of friends, family, and neighbors hopped aboard a bus shaped like a barrel (you read that right) and drank all of what Chicago had to offer. Despite what this sounds like, I’m not setting you up for a “priest and a rabbi walk into a bar” type…

“A Futile and Stupid Gesture” is Anything But

When I was 9 years old, I was introduced to the world of National Lampoon. As I sat in front of the TV, watching a VHS copy of National Lampoon’s Vacation, and hearing Holiday Road by Lindsey Buckingham for the first time, I knew my outlook on comedy would never be the same. In the…

“Schitt’s Creek” is the Funniest Show This Side of Canada

I recently learned of a dry humor-laced series from Canada about a once-rich-now-struggling family who has to live in a town that is the complete opposite of what they’re used to. After learning the show starred Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, I was sold. Being a fan of Christopher Guest, I’d often seen Levy and…