Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The GF is way cooler than I am...

On Sunday of this week, a new television show premiered in Chicago that the GF worked on. I'm not going to say what she did, because then people will be able to read the closing credits, find her name, and then the whole carefully-woven illusion of secrecy that I promote on this blog by just referring to her as "the GF" will be rent in twain.

Anyway, it's a really good show and I'm just too proud not to share at least a little bit. The show itself is called "IL-Informed" and it's a political satire show that focuses on the local politics of Chicago. Needless to say, if you know anything about local Chicago politics, you know that they will have more than enough material to let the show run well into the 22nd century. And it's chock full of awesomeness.

Here's a clip on housing. If you listen carefully you'll hear the GF screaming in the background...


Hassan Ali Bursts the Housing Bubble from Schadenfreude Media, LLC on Vimeo.

And a clip from a bit where Mayor Daley plays advice columnist:


Dear Mayor Daley from Schadenfreude Media, LLC on Vimeo.

And then there's a spirited debate about urban renewal featuring two of Chicago's most notable stereotypes: the urban hipster vs the "Lincoln Park Chad":


Upwater Point/CounterPoint from Schadenfreude Media, LLC on Vimeo.

Finally, how could a satire show air on public television without poking at leat a *little* fun at pledge week?


WTTW Pledge Drive from Schadenfreude Media, LLC on Vimeo.

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