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Chicago Hype Exchange: Charting the Capricious Contours of Celebrity

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This week’s biggest gainers:

1
Tom Thibodeau
Defied expectations by coaching the Bulls to a clinching perch atop the Eastern Conference on the eve of the playoffs. We’ve got some more expectations for you, Thibs.

2
Derrick Rose
Repeat after me: M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!

3
Grant Achatz
Alinea wunderkind opened his perpetual-throwback-machine Next and parted the Chicago River.

4
Edwin Jackson
The new Sox ace threw a record thirteen strikeouts in a victorious home opener, keeping him almost on pace to catch the entire Cubs pitching staff in wins.

5
Joel Quenneville
His defending-champ Blackhawks at least made the playoffs, even if they had to back in.

 

This week’s biggest losers:

1
Alan Kass
Gallery owner busted for selling fake Dali and Chagall prints. Why do these things always seem to involve the surrealist with the crazy mustache?

2
Greg Hall
Goose Island’s brewmaster unsuccessfully test-marketed a new concoction by urinating into the glassware at a Wicker Park bar. No, he did not exclaim “Budweiser tastes like piss” as explanation.

3
Che “Rhymefest” Smith
Dang. We were looking forward to seeing you spit some rhymes from the City Council floor. Scott Waguespack just doesn’t have the same flow.

4
David Protess
Acclaimed and now-deposed Northwestern prof was accused of lying by the school. Apparently that’s worse than executing innocent people.

5
Robinson Taylor
Too bad you never got around to taking Columbia College’s “the perfect crime almost never involves letting in thugs to beat and rob your roommates” class.

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