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Karaoke like a pro, EVEN if you suck at singing. Trust me, it's possible.
You know what I'm sick of? People telling me that singing ability has ANYTHING to do with being good at karaoke. It doesn't.
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Roundup of the best stuff from SXSW this year (featuring a comment frm +RedEyeChicago's own +Kristin Samuelson).  
Every year the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, acts as a playground of sorts for technologists. It was once aptly described to me as "Spring Break for techies." And it's true; the event is a melting pot of the newest and...
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Catchy headline there, Curt-o.
 
Vikings preview: 'An Eye for an Eye,' and some nice eye candy.
Good thing Ragnar Lothbrok isn't shy. In "Eye For an Eye," the upcoming episode of History's "Vikings," King Ecbert asks the Viking leader to join him in a private pool to negotiate peace between Ragnar's invading warriors and the ;Anglo-Saxons.
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Good God I love this city.
 
Montrose Harbor, Chicago, Illinois. As if I needed to tell you what city this is... I slapped on the telephoto lens for this one. #Chicago   #Monochrome   #Skyline  
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What the what?!?!? This is so cool.
 
Fans of Back to the Future are going to love this, Nike Designer Says Marty McFly's Power Laces Are Coming Next Year. 

http://solecollector.com/news/tinker-hatfield-confirms-nike-mag-will-release-with-power-laces-20151/
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It's so cool!
 
Pick up a copy of today's RedEye print edition for a full schedule of the #sochiolympics   sports schedule. #sochi2014 #sochiwinterolympics  

(Tip: It's FREE. WHHAAAA?)
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Turns out Lake Shore Drive has a NEW type of driver.
 
This is a guy on a Segway on Lake Shore Drive. 

...How? Why? http://bit.ly/NAfsAs
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Seems he may be on LSD in more ways than one.
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#Blackhawks organist Frank Pellico let me hover over him tonight while he played along with "Chelsea Dagger" after the Hawks scored their third goal against the #RedWings . #hockey

Watch here: http://bitly.com/1d5wser
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So jealous to +Lenny Gilmore and +Sean Ely for getting to be in the same room as Jason Bateman!
 
Got to take some portraits and play Scrabble with Jason Bateman today! 
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So happy "Top GIF of the Day" followed me on here b/c they're HILARIOUS.
 
The #olympics just get better and better!

#gif   #funny   #lol   #olympics2014  #sochi #sochi2014
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RedEye's lil sib, The Mash, has a new website today! http://themash.com/

This is how we're all feeling about it: http://gph.is/XNqtlw
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5 tips to take care of the Chicago winter blues:
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RedEye digital managing editor. Amateur beatboxer. Lover of most cheesy music. Lead singer of HitStorm.
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Kristin Samuelson was born and raised in Chicago and ventured all the way to ... beautiful Missouri for college. She graduated from Truman State University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Vocal Music in 2005. Later that year, she started her career at the Tribune Company as a production intern for the Spike O'Dell morning-drive program, where she realized getting up at 2 a.m. every day could actually be fun. 

Kristin first joined the Chicago Tribune in 2006 as the Editorial Board's coordinator and in November of 2009, she teamed up with Jon Yates as the "Problem Partner" for the What's Your Problem? column. She began reporting for the business section in June 2011.

After that, she joined the Tribune video team as video product manager, helping newsroom journalists find their inner anchor through a multitude of livecasts, including the Tribune's first-ever livecast on election night 2012; facilitating many of the videos that appeared on the chicagtribune.com; and worked with WGN TV to find useful ways to feature its video on chicagotribune.com.

In Sept. 2013, Kristin joined RedEye as digital managing editor.

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You don't go to Liar's Club for the atmosphere. You don't go there for the decor. You go there because it's open slightly later than most bars, the drinks are fine, the bartenders are quick and the dance floor and music are superb! Not "superb" in the sense that it's glamorous or super big, but just because people who go to Liar's Club aren't afraid to dance their sweaty butts off and have a ball. The music doesn't stop and ranges in style from Black Betty to Prince to Jackson 5. Later in the night, the DJs get to play a little more of what THEY want, so it tends to get a little more rock. On Friday nights, there is a man who usually strips down to nothing. Yes, that's right, NOTHING, while the DJ plays Nelly's "Hot in Here." The entire (shocked) dance floor makes a circle around him, not because they really want to see him but because they're all wondering "What the F is going on???" It just adds to the flair that is Liar's Club. Also, photo booth. It has one and it's awesome! You'll be sure to have a great time at Liar's Club on a fun weekend night!
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Atmosphere: GoodDecor: Poor to fairService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Save for the somewhat moldy smell when you enter this place, everything is great! They're always changing up the yogurt options, so you often come in and have a new flavor to try! They offer three taster cups when you first get there, but they're pretty nice about giving you a few more if you want to keep trying ...usually what I do :) The prices are reasonable and it's all based on weight. It's a self-service yogurt shop, and the more yogurt you pour into your cup and the more toppings you pile on, the more you're gonna pay. Pretty fair system, if you ask me.
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Quality: Very goodAppeal: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've been coming to Trader Todd's for YEARS. Whenever I want to karaoke, this is my go-to spot! Some might call the tropical/shipwreck decor "cheezy," but I think it just adds to the awesome experience you get while you're at "Todd's." John has been my "KJ" (karaoke DJ) many times, and he's always great about getting me on stage in a reasonable amount of time. He'll even sing with me sometimes! It's great on weekends, but it's really fun on the weekday nights when you don't have to fight for a spot in line to sing. Any time I've gone to Todd's, I"ve had a blast. It's just that kind of place.
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Atmosphere: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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This place rocks! The selection of beer is beyond compare. Seriously. You look down the bar and each tap is different, offering a new beer option -- much different from your typical bar, which has the same 5 taps at each bartender station. But it doesn't end there. The service is incredibly fast, friendly, and knowledgeable about the food and drink selection. I asked for one kind of sour beer and they were out, but that didn't stop my server from quickly offering a different option that was even tastier than my original request. The decor is upscale yet comfortable and casual. It has only been open for a few months, but it's already packed every time I've gone there. Make a stop next time you're on Magnificent MIle! You won't be disappointed.
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Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A friend recommended this place to us, so three of us went in for brunch one Saturday. It was BEYOND our expectations! So fresh, delicious, and the service was wonderful. We stayed at least 3 hours because we couldn't make ourselves leave! Everything from the fried lemon/onion/jalapeno pepper dish to the lobster roll to the cocktails were all equally tasty.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago