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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Mark Kirk
OK, Mr. Moderate Republican Senator-elect, let’s see you moderate.

2
Lovie Smith
We believe. At least this week.

3
Jay Cutler
So that’s what MVP stands for: Michael Vick is a Punk.

4
Gery Chico
Someone’s off to the mayor’s race, with Paul Vallas’ endorsement and a bear-hug for civil unions.

5
Paul Konerko
It took a while, but the Sox realized where their heart is and offered Paulie arbitration. Now let’s hope he feels the beat.

This week’s biggest losers:

1
Timothy Herring Jr.
Allegedly earned a dubious title for a 19-year-old: cop killer.

2
Rahm Emanuel
It may be a red herring, but the press won’t stop addressing your residency.

3
Rob Halpin
It was already kind of douchey not to let Rahm have his home back, but to get in the race yourself, with the assist from a homeless sex criminal? Really?

4
James Meeks
First your lawyer sues to stop Rahm on residency grounds. Now you coincidentally have the same homeless sex criminal gathering your petitions as Halpin. Do you really want to deny the people the pleasure of voting against Rahm themselves?

5
Pat Fitzgerald
Wrecked at Wrigley by the Illini, followed by a 70-point cheeseheadache doesn’t exactly end on a high note, does it?

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