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Thursday, Sep 27, 2012

* Gov. Pat Quinn’s office continues to upload Brazil trip photos

* The Question: Caption?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 12:52 pm:

    “Um, it’s right on the tip of my tongue. I know it. Don’t tell me. Wait. I say it all the time. Hold on a sec.

    “Makethewillofthepeoplethelawoftheland. Whew.”

  2. - Mouthy - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 12:52 pm:

    Yes, while I was eating a pork chop on a stick.

  3. - Sideliner - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 12:54 pm:

    I was told there are great buns down here, when is bakery tour?

  4. - Anonymice - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:00 pm:

    “Geez, how many fingers does he have on that hand? There were only 2 yesterday.”

  5. - OneMan - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:02 pm:

    Really, I am still here…


    Is that an AFSCME protest I hear


    No… Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor’s Office and into Prison, is about the previous governor the the book about me is sand

    Sand.. How Pat Quinn rambled and talked an entire state to sleep…

  6. - Wensicia - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:15 pm:

    “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Soybeans.”

  7. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:17 pm:

    Let me start by saying…. Many of my constituents are Brazilan and I have been honored with that certain friendship by my close Brazilan friends. Up to this point before I have to leave your country to go back to Illinois, let me say, that my goofy rearks and run-on sentences are in no way a slur on the Brazilans by me as Governor, or by the State of Illinois; nor is it meant to be; nor will I allow it to be. I sometimes talk too much and it gets ME into trouble, so … it’s me, not you. Brazilan Americans are the hardest working, most law abiding patriotic Americans of our country. It is a shame and a pity that I can not come up with one, by name…

  8. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:20 pm:

    This would be much funnier if I had the actual puppet but you get the idea.

  9. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:25 pm:

    “I do understand our Laws can be confusing, but no, I am not required to go to prison after my term.”

  10. - jerry 101 - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:31 pm:

    “Ta-co…Taaa-co. Don’t you latin american types all eat tacos? You hold them in your hand like this. Do you understand what I’m saying? Where can I find a taco? Yo quiero taco bell!”

  11. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:34 pm:

    “Yes, the Sox are on the skids, but we are hoping for a strong weekend series to carry the White Sox to the playoffs …”

  12. - wordslinger - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:40 pm:

    The great Antonio Alfonseca also had six digits on each hand. He’s not Brazilian, and you guys don’t play baseball, so, this is the long way around the barn, but it brings me to my main point: Lincoln said….

  13. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:40 pm:

    “I can NOT emphasize enough, and you can write this down … We are speaking ‘American’ when I say ’soy’, not Spanish, and I am not mocking anything … heck ‘I’ AM Soy-Boy …so, yes, Portuguese, you - YOU speak Portuguese … Me, Quinn, ‘Soy-Boy’, NOT mocking or confusing Spanish …”

  14. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:42 pm:

    “Yes … I can say … I went to Carnivale … you know … Carn-Eye-Val …”

  15. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:46 pm:

    “On my last Trade Mission, a man, stopped me on the street … just stopped me and asked, … ‘Exuse me, do you have 6 fingers on your left hand?’ … confused, I pull my left hand out of my pocket and showed him that I had 5 fingers …Looking distraught, the young man thanked me for showing my left hand and then proceeded to tell me how this 6 finger man slaughtered his father … so …”

  16. - Irish - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 1:53 pm:

    Then Jennings pulled the ball into his chest like this. It was clearly an interception. I know football! I could be a replacement Ref.!
    Replacement workers are okay, you just have to be sure that A. they donated, and B they are somewhat competent. However a lot of A. will excuse less of B.

    The league shouldn’t cave into the real refs and their demands!! Scott and I both agree that it is time to get rid of collective bargaining everywhere. He is still a little upset about Monday though.
    I will put my name out there to be a replacement ref. After all I am not doing anything else right now. Can I wear a purple tie with my stripes?

  17. - nickypiii - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 2:01 pm:

    Empty suit with a nice tan!

  18. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 2:02 pm:



    “…What? …”

  19. - Irish - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 2:10 pm:

    “I don’t care what Bruno says, the proper hold for the foxtrot is like this. I could be a contender!”

    “This tie? I got it from a pal at IPI.” “You like it?”

    “You should all come to Illinois for the “Chicago experience.” It’s like Afghanistan with nicer hotels.”

  20. - Anonymous - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 2:29 pm:

    A grateful and obviously emotional Governor Quinn contemplates his jump in the polls as he accepts the honorary title of “The Soy Boy from Ipanema” bestowed upon him by the Braizian Government.

    When asked by a reporter what his plans were for the rest of the day, he smiled and replied that while he had the “tall” part worked out already, he was planning to hit the beach for a quick tan and to listen to the obligatory “aaahs” from the public as he took his first walk along the beach.

  21. - Anonymous - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 2:38 pm:

    Sorry…”BRAZILIAN”…! Not enough coffee yet.

  22. - Esquire - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 3:24 pm:

    I thought that this country did not have an extradition treaty with the United States! How many miles is it to that other place?

  23. - zatoichi - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 3:28 pm:

    Yeah, the tie is red. What’s it to you?

  24. - Cincinnatus - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 3:34 pm:

    Quinn describing his new business initiative Fago de Soyo

  25. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 3:35 pm:

    Hey, this is a great crowd and I want to thank you all for coming our tonight. What do we have, 75-80 Brazilians in the room here? That’s almost what we owe our pension funds.

    *Rim shot*

  26. - sal-says - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 3:45 pm:

    Sorry; no caption, but this:

    Governor(?). Get back to IL and do some work for taxpayers, State workers and State retirees.

  27. - 3rd Generation Chicago Native - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 4:22 pm:

    The big crop here besides coffee is Cashews and I was learning how to pick them. You have to be careful how to grab them off the tree, you reach under like this…..

  28. - been there - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 4:49 pm:

    Gentleman in blue tie: “Can this guy be for real?”

  29. - rocky - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 4:59 pm:

    uncle paulie, “Go in the alley and eat the bird! “

  30. - Skeeter - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 5:10 pm:

    “We are very similar. Your state had two decades of military dictatorship, and I too fight against a savage dictator that controls my home land, allowing me to serve as little more than a powerless figurehead. My dream is that, one day, Illinois will follow your example will be a fully functioning democracy!”

  31. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 5:12 pm:

    So last night on Honey Boo Boo, they showed that baby, and honest to Betsy, she did have two thumbs. Two. Never seen anything like it.

  32. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 5:13 pm:

    So last night on Honey Boo Boo, they showed that baby, and honest to Betsy, she did have two thumbs. Two. Never seen anything like it.
    You don’t watch it?

  33. - Anonymous - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 5:27 pm:

    “Uh, where is the other castanet……castanet-o?? Can’t play with just one, senors..”

  34. - Anonymous - Thursday, Sep 27, 12 @ 5:44 pm:

    Interesting. I always think of Spain or Portugal when someone says “castanets.”

  35. - jt - Friday, Sep 28, 12 @ 3:45 pm:

    I really thought we had the Olympics in the palm of of our hand.

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