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Grillin’ and chillin’ with Ms. Olsen

May 29, 2011


A real man wouldn’t take grilling advice from a girl, would he? Maybe he (we) should. With 14 years on the job at the Weber hotline, 67-year-old Janet Olsen is answering questions and calming the nerves of desperate grillers this holiday weekend. But if you’re especially frantic, you just might hear her say: “You might […]


May 13, 2011


As Chicago mayor Richard Daley prepares to leave office, rhetoricians are already bemoaning the loss. Speechwriting guru David Murray recalls one of Daley’s classic quotes from a press conference many years ago, when Daley told reporters: “Scrutiny? What else do you want? Do you want to take my shorts? Give me a break … Go […]