Spotted: Picture of Cubs Fan

Last night I was drinking in a bar in Chicago, mostly because drinking in a bar in Chicago is what sustains me and allows me to suffer existence. So I was drinking a selection of German lagers when I saw this hanging above the bar:

I am aware that the photo is sideways. I have the skills and even the will to right things in this regard, but the awry-ness of it suggests a certain absurdity and even a soft defiance of a kind. So it shall stand.

Pictured above, I am told, is “the owner’s brother.”

The owner’s brother is not a man who uses “high tea” as a verb. He is not a man at all; lo, he is a damn man. There are damn men who smoke while fishing. The owner’s brother is not such a damn man. There are damn men who fish while smoking. The owner’s brother is indeed such a damn man.

He probably favored that shirt because it lets the guns breathe a bit on a summer day. He’s probably not sure that the Cubs really are America’s team. He’s entirely sure that he’s about to take a piss off the boat slip.

Owner’s brother, let’s you and I make it through another day.

(Gratitude most righteous to Noel for his beery companionship and flash photography)

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8 Responses to “Spotted: Picture of Cubs Fan”

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  1. Todd says:

    Cub fans dont deserve to be in pictures that are upright

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  2. Yirmiyahu says:

    I was about to protest that this post had absolutely no baseball connection. I guess I momentarily forgot that the Cubs are a baseball team and not some mental illness support group.

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  3. olethros says:

    If the Cubs are America’s team, I’m renouncing my citizenship and moving to fucking Canada. Or Somalia. You know, somewhere sane.

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  4. olethros says:

    Aside – was the bar the Map Room? Because the Map Room is glorious.

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  5. steex says:

    He looks like the kind of guy who pulls for the Cubs, but is a closet Packers fan. I’d give 9:2 odds that photo was taken in Minocqua, Wisconsin.

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  6. kid says:

    Strikes me as the kind of damn man who loses his virginity in second grade… to the hot second grade teacher.

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