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« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2008, 11:02:47 AM »

Prices of admission for Chicago Museums:

Shedd Acquarium - $24.99 for adults, $17.99 for Kids
Adler Plantearium - $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for kids
Field Museum - $22.00 for adults, $12.00 for kids
Peggy Notebeart Nature Museum - $9.00 for adults, $6 for kids
Chicago Childrens Museum - $9 per person
Musuem of Science and Industry - $13 for adults, $9.00 for kids
Art Insititute of Chicago - $12.00 for adults, $9.00 for kids.

Price of admission for Arlington Park
$7 for adults ($6 if purchased online), free for kids (under 17).

Sorry, I know it is higher than normal for racetrack, but as an entertainment option in Chicago, Arlington is still a great deal.

He was probably thinking of the "Museum Of Corn", in downtown Griffith, IN: $2.50 admission, free if you are wearing overalls.   
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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2008, 11:34:30 AM »

He was probably thinking of the "Museum Of Corn", in downtown Griffith, IN: $2.50 admission, free if you are wearing overalls.   

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

One minor correction: In true rural areas, it's "overhauls". "Overalls" is for city intellectuals, and those non-shaving earth girl types in Oregon.
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« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2008, 11:42:15 AM »

We don't want Kenneth J drunk out of his mind  driving down the highway in his Hummer after the races, though. Sheesh.

Here you go Moon:

I don't drink.

I am a tea tootler.

Don't have a Hummer.

I have an Abrams Tank.

Remember, I was an Armor Officer.

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« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2008, 01:37:24 PM »

Prices of admission for Chicago Museums:

Shedd Acquarium - $24.99 for adults, $17.99 for Kids
Adler Plantearium - $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for kids
Field Museum - $22.00 for adults, $12.00 for kids
Peggy Notebeart Nature Museum - $9.00 for adults, $6 for kids
Chicago Childrens Museum - $9 per person
Musuem of Science and Industry - $13 for adults, $9.00 for kids
Art Insititute of Chicago - $12.00 for adults, $9.00 for kids.

Price of admission for Arlington Park
$7 for adults ($6 if purchased online), free for kids (under 17).

Sorry, I know it is higher than normal for racetrack, but as an entertainment option in Chicago, Arlington is still a great deal.

OK I was wrong about the admission price.The admission price is not all you are going to spend at ARLINGTON.Let  me know the last time someone from this forum went to AP and did not wager at least 100.00 win or lose.There is a heck of lot more value visiting the museums you listed simply from the cultural and historical values.
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« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2008, 01:41:30 PM »

He was probably thinking of the "Museum Of Corn", in downtown Griffith, IN: $2.50 admission, free if you are wearing overalls.   


You seem to have an obsession with IN being a big corn producing state.If memory serves me correctly ILL produces just as much corn if not more than IN.So you live in the land of corn yourself hillbilly boy.
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« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2008, 04:31:01 PM »

Kenneth J drunk can't be any worse than the self-important New Yorkers that fill the Thruway.

I forgot to mention, just drive I-87 with your middle finger raised all the time. Easier on the joints and saves times.

Ken would NOT do that, I'm almost positive!
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« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2008, 04:32:46 PM »

Here you go Moon:

I don't drink.

I am a tea tootler.

Don't have a Hummer.

I have an Abrams Tank.

Remember, I was an Armor Officer.

Kenneth J. Chadwick

See? He doesn't HAVE to give the finger! He just rolls right over them!

Hahahahahaha!

You go, Ken!

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« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2008, 04:35:18 PM »


You seem to have an obsession with IN being a big corn producing state.If memory serves me correctly ILL produces just as much corn if not more than IN.So you live in the land of corn yourself hillbilly boy.

I don't believe we have a "Museum of Corn", though. The only other Museum of Corn I know of is the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota. And I'm pretty sure that blows away the "Museum of Corn"

hee hee.

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« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2008, 09:45:20 PM »


You seem to have an obsession with IN being a big corn producing state.If memory serves me correctly ILL produces just as much corn if not more than IN.So you live in the land of corn yourself hillbilly boy.

Illinois has averaged somewhere around DOUBLE the bushels of corn per year of Indiana.  We are only rivaled by top corn producing Iowa.

Last year, due to favorable growing conditions, we led the league in the coveted average bushels of corn per acre category.   

Average bushels of corn per acre in 2007
Illinois: 175 (record, 180 set in 2004)
Iowa: 171
Nebraska: 160
Indiana: 155
Ohio: 150

Top corn producing states 2007 in Thousands of Bushels
Iowa          2,162,500
Illinois        1,708,850
Nebraska      1,270,500
Minnesota     1,191,900
Indiana           888,580




 
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« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2008, 09:56:42 PM »

There is one beef. They should have designed it to have a way to get from the paddock to the front side without having to fight through all those crowds.

Moony,

I just walk through the tunnel. No crowds at all.
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« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2008, 10:01:00 PM »

Well, of course we produce more corn here in Illinois here than they do in Indiana. We're Illinois -- what did you expect?
 
The point is, we are far more complex and accomplished here in Illinois -- corn, yeah, we do that too, along with culture, science and research, industry, technology, diversity, a World Destination City, the Olympics in 2016...

...as opposed to Indiana, where corn is their main claim to fame. Oh yeah, and cheap smokes.
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« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2008, 10:28:07 PM »

I just loved all your replies. 
 
I'm going to show them to my friend.  He'll get a HUGE kick out of them. I don't think there is a track he hasn't visited.  Big horse owner.  Wonderful guy.
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« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2008, 11:53:19 PM »

Illinois has averaged somewhere around DOUBLE the bushels of corn per year of Indiana.  We are only rivaled by top corn producing Iowa.

Last year, due to favorable growing conditions, we led the league in the coveted average bushels of corn per acre category.   

Average bushels of corn per acre in 2007
Illinois: 175 (record, 180 set in 2004)
Iowa: 171
Nebraska: 160
Indiana: 155
Ohio: 150

Top corn producing states 2007 in Thousands of Bushels
Iowa          2,162,500
Illinois        1,708,850
Nebraska      1,270,500
Minnesota     1,191,900
Indiana           888,580

This should put those damn Nebraska Cornhuskers in their place!

Man, it's sad, apparently there's nothing Indiana can be #1 at.

But Wisconsin can be happy, they'll always be #1 in cheeseheads!
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« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2008, 05:03:28 AM »

But Wisconsin can be happy, they'll always be #1 in cheeseheads!

Cheeseheads, yes, but cheese, no. California is the leading state for cheese production, and Vermont is home to the highest quality cheeses in America. Poor Wisconsin.
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« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2008, 07:47:21 AM »

Going back to this topic's start, I have to strongly disagree with Terry's post about arlington.  yes, Del mar and Saratoga may be nicer in some/many ways, but Santa Anita???  The only thing nicer at Santa Anita to me is the beautiful mountain views.  I can not see how you would think that dumpy paddock at Santa Anita it better?  As for the facility itself I see it as a big old dumpy building kind of a combination of Maywood-Hawthorne!!!   Oh now I see how you can compare Arlington to Santa Anita!!!!
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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2008, 07:48:40 AM »

Moony,

I just walk through the tunnel. No crowds at all.

You make me sick, you and all your fancy-pants horses!

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« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2008, 08:07:42 AM »

Well, of course we produce more corn here in Illinois here than they do in Indiana. We're Illinois -- what did you expect?
 
The point is, we are far more complex and accomplished here in Illinois -- corn, yeah, we do that too, along with culture, science and research, industry, technology, diversity, a World Destination City, the Olympics in 2016...

...as opposed to Indiana, where corn is their main claim to fame. Oh yeah, and cheap smokes.

Nice spin on the corn  nyah nyah nyah now you are proud of being the corn state.

Exactly how are those prices coming on;

ALCOHOL
GASOLINE
SALES TAX
PROPERTY TAXES
CAR INSURANCE
BOTTLED WATER TAX
SURCHARGES ON WAGERS
ADMISSION TAX AT OTB'S

To use your logic of course you are IL and your prices are going to be larger so enjoy your status as the highest tax rates in the country in some of the categories while I go visit the corn museum.
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« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2008, 08:09:48 AM »

This should put those damn Nebraska Cornhuskers in their place!

Man, it's sad, apparently there's nothing Indiana can be #1 at.

But Wisconsin can be happy, they'll always be #1 in cheeseheads!


That's ok,we will gladly let IL and CHICAGO lead the nation in SALES TAXES !
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« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2008, 08:12:52 AM »

This should put those damn Nebraska Cornhuskers in their place!



They can always fall back on Carp-O-Rama!

http://journalstar.com/articles/2008/06/22/news/local/doc485d8d7e2fb93388062005.txt
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« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2008, 08:41:09 AM »

...while I go visit the corn museum.

Don't forget your overhauls.
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« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2008, 08:51:37 AM »

Don't forget your overhauls.


I pay for them and my tractor with the profit I make selling fireworks to the FINE FOLKS  from IL every year.


M80'S $1 EA $100 GROSS  /  COST $36 GROSS  DO THE MATH !

1/4 STICKS $1.50 EA $150 GROSS /  COST $60 GROSS


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY ILLINOIS !

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« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2008, 09:05:44 AM »

Going back to this topic's start, I have to strongly disagree with Terry's post about arlington.  yes, Del mar and Saratoga may be nicer in some/many ways, but Santa Anita???  The only thing nicer at Santa Anita to me is the beautiful mountain views.  I can not see how you would think that dumpy paddock at Santa Anita it better?  As for the facility itself I see it as a big old dumpy building kind of a combination of Maywood-Hawthorne!!!   Oh now I see how you can compare Arlington to Santa Anita!!!!

You are kidding. The paddock and walking ring and whole paddock gardens thing at Santa Anita blows Arlington away. Arlington's small paddock area just can't compare. The old art deco design of the building has much more history, character, and charm than Arlington. The downhill turf course is unique, the apron is better, the background view as you point out blows AP's away, the infield is much cooler than AP's and the fun and amenities out there much surpasses the Park at AP. There are many more and varied places for a horseplayer to hang out at SA, and many more choices as far as concessions. The only two things AP has on SA is it's newer, and cleaner looking, but you have to consider that's a very old building.   
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« Reply #47 on: June 23, 2008, 09:25:01 AM »

I pay for them and my tractor with the profit I make selling fireworks to the FINE FOLKS  from IL every year.

Which is precisely why you get pilloried here: you hate everything about Chicago and Illinois, you say, but your proximity to us allows you to suck on our state's economic teat for your sustenance. Oh...you're OK with that.  Roll Eyes

If you want to be taken seriously, end the duplicity and reject any and all income and revenue derived from Illinois sources -- then we might believe the anti-Illinois bit.
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« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2008, 10:33:54 AM »

Which is precisely why you get pilloried here: you hate everything about Chicago and Illinois, you say, but your proximity to us allows you to suck on our state's economic teat for your sustenance. Oh...you're OK with that.  Roll Eyes

If you want to be taken seriously, end the duplicity and reject any and all income and revenue derived from Illinois sources -- then we might believe the anti-Illinois bit.

He has peorias envy.
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« Reply #49 on: June 23, 2008, 10:48:33 AM »

where is Ross and the Black Hole when you need him
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