Scroll down a bit and look at the photo of the sign posted below so the rest of this makes sense… So, what did I find strange about the sign? Take a look at the face in the top right corner of the sign. That, my friends, is Muqtada al Sadr. If you scroll down to the 2006 section of that link (or click here) you’ll read about the al Sadr Mahdi army’s capture of Amarah. Al Amarah is the nearest large city to where I am right now. That probably explains the sign. Either way, I’m not a big fan of seeing signs lauding, in any way, Mr. Muqtada. He’s mean. And his beard looks gross.
The photo today is an abstract shot from inside the loop in downtown Chicago. Click the photo itself to check out my Flickr Photostream if you haven’t checked it out in a while. It’s pretty sweet. Trust me.