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Rooting Like It's 1989

The Lovable Losers Literary Revue, a hootenanny of Chicago writers, musicians, film makers, actors and bums, will celebrate and mourn the Cubs' long losing streak. The evening will begin with a toast and end with a prayer, and in between there will be literary readings, historical reenactments, trivia contests, singing, sacrifices and general rooting.

Don Evans, the impresario behind the Lovable Losers Literary Revue, described it that way back in April, when the Cubs began their season. The monthly Revue launched that month as a way to commemorate the Cubs' 100th anniversary without a World Series championship.

Each of the Revues has been fun in its own unique way and each has had its moments. But it took until Tuesday, August 5, five months into the project, for it to completely fulfill the promise of those words Evans wrote to describe it back in April. It was all there, minus the sacrifices (wait 'til September), from the gritty, profanity-laced words of author Don De Grazia to the campy Cub fan musical parody of "Please Stop Believing" (sung to the tune of Journey's power ballad "Don't Stop Believing") by the cast of pH Production's sketch comedy "100…Years of Losing." There was even an ironing board hurled by the frontman for the iconic pop band The Cleaning Ladys, at the end of its gospel punk rendition of the futuristic gem, "When the Cubs Win the World Series."

These Revues are unrehearsed, so you never know exactly what you're going to get. And that's a big part of what makes them charmingly entertaining. No more did that prove true than when Cubs.com reporter Carrie Muskat was paired with Dave Cihla, inventor of the "Shawon-0-Meter," the makeshift placard that kept track of the batting average of ex-Cub Shawon Dunston back in the late eighties and nineties. Muskat was to read a brief excerpt of her interview with the rifle-armed shortstop from her book, "Banks to Sandberg to Grace," while Cihla was to provide some color for the story. Spontaneous hilarity ensued when Cihla dug back nearly 20 years to summon his late-eighties aura and rooted like it was 1989. Muskat may never come out of the press box again.

Enjoy a laugh on us!


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