Did you know…
When proposing a façade for the Medici restaurant’s current location, master stone carver Walter Arnold told owner Hans Morsbach, MBA’61, “This is right by the University. It needs a gargoyle.”
In fact, Arnold fashioned thre e stone figures: one eating pizza (shown), one drinking coffee, and one of Morsbach himself. (“It was a Renaissance tradition to include the patron of the work,” explains Arnold.)
The Medici, which originally was located two blocks away, still has the graffiti-covered tables and booths that date back from its mid-1950s opening.
Happy 2,716th birthday to Algernon, otherwise known as Lamassu.
Did you know that the Oriental Institute Museum first opened its doors to the public 81 years ago today on December 6, 1931? Algernon was on hand to greet all the 50,000+ visitors that visited in the first six months.
I just can’t get over this surfboard. WHAT.
With a Dean Boyer bobble head, of course!
Bwahahaha. “Durkheimlich Maneuver”. An excellent naming primer for those of you (21 and up) who plan on fielding a UChicago Pub Trivia team any time in the coming year.
Pub Trivia Team Names
Our ten favorites that are clean enough to share:
Some describe this as a laser-beam-supersonic-razor-blaster gun for nerds. Others think it’s boring. Me? I can’t wait to tell everyone that my sense of nation-state has been eroticized by the linguistic construction of culture. Yay! Words!