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The Greening of the Chicago River
THE GREENING OF THE CHICAGO RIVER
Rank: Schultz Awesome Igi
Nominated by Awesome Igi

Irish Magic + Orange Dye = Emerald Green River!

The Chicago River is transformed into a spectacular shade of green every St Patrick's Day.  The tradition started in 1961 when Steven Bailey, manager of a city plumbers union, noticed green stains on his workers' outfits. The stains were from the dye the city plumbers used to detect leaks into the river.  With this informations Steven Baily's idea was born. Ideas like this often stop in our minds. But, Bailey through trial and error and determination created a very impressive tradition.

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Rock-Afire Explosion
ROCK-AFIRE EXPLOSION
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Nominated by Home Slice

I was blown away with awe and creepiness when I first saw this performance of one of the great songs of this decade. The inclusion of many elements from the video is great, and the overall animation set to the song is creepy-credible.

The Rock-Afire explosion is not new though, they have been around since the 1980's when Aaron Fechter and a team of animatronic wizards created the band and started manufacturing them for a pizza chain called Showbiz Pizza Place. The pizza chain is long gone, but today he collects the pieces of his creation and has amassed an amazing collection of modern covers, including Usher, Nine Inch Nails, Archade Fire, and Shakira.

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Rank: George The Dude
The Dude commented ( about Rock-Afire Explosion ) on 3/13/2009
I feel like this should be doing a lot better than it is. Maybe the Nine Inch Nails video would boost the popularity, Because I think this is F***ing AWESOME! reply high five

Rank: Schultz Jerza
Jerza replied to The Dude on 3/20/2009
Yes. If you really look into the rock-afire explosion. it IS what Awesomeoff IS. That doesn't make sense. but, dang, it's awesome. reply high five

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xyop96 commented ( about The Greening of the Chicago River ) on 3/7/2009
when does this happen? reply high five

Rank: Pepper onetwobri
onetwobri replied to xyop96 on 3/8/2009
st. patrick's day reply high five


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