Batman (or some bad guy...who's the bad guy in "Dark Knight?") blew some stuff up today in my fair city.
Yes, they've been filming the new Batman movie here in Chicago for several months. Lots of my nerd friends were e-mailing each other about the impending explosion of an old Brach's candy factory downtown today.
"Dude, take a long lunch. It's Wednesday, anyway, so we have to get to the Vault for the latest issue of Wildstorm's Stormwatch: PostHuman Division. Come on!"
The Tribune was there. "Streams of gold fireworks shot out one window of the structure. Windows were blown out, and then more fireworks came from another part of the building. A ball of fire, a wave of heat, a cloud of smoke and the structure started coming down."
But here's my favorite part:
"I loved it," 7-year-old William Smith said as the smoke started to clear. "One day I'm gonna blow up my own house."
I love you, crazy big city livin'.