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    Though - I'm always amazed at the photos with him laughing and grinning ;-)

    I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Mike once at the BG...

    I was in college and as a Royko fan, had gone down with a friend just to do the goat... and sure enough, who walks in but Mike himself.

    This was in the latter portion of his career and life  - when he had gotten especially cranky - but I most definitely walked over to him and asked if I could buy him a beer and did all the slobbering one normally does in meeting one's idols.

    He let loose with a torrent of abuse about 'college kids' and this not being a museum and what not.... and as I walked away (still smiling - who cares what he said, Mike friggin' Royko SPOKE to me!)  to hear him say gruffly "I thought you said you were buying me a beer!?!?!"

    I guess you had to be there -- but still one of my most treasured moments.... in fact, it would have completely ruined it if he had said "Why don't you have a seat next me and let's discuss your educational plans?"

    Full Disclosure: I am an unpaid shill for every paranoid delusion that lurks under your bed - but more than willing to cash any checks sent my way

    by zonk on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 02:08:00 PM PST

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