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Post  ian1954 Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:00 am

Horror of horrors!

My Chicago visit always ends with a visit to Sears. A tour around the tool section to see if they have anything I can't live without followed by scooping up jeans, levis and lees at much, much better prices than in the UK.

It is no more, it is deceased, it has shuffled off the mortal coil! There is now just a big empty building.

I wandered into Macys to find them quite expensive although - I must say with a Macys card I think you would get 20% off and they have a Veterans Day sale tomorrow. (I miss this as I will be back in Blighty!

It is a sad state of affairs to see such a large store in a prime location (Chicago Loop) having to close. silent Sad Sad Sad
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Post  Davenz13 Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:37 am

It is no more, it is deceased, it has shuffled off the mortal coil!

Ah a quote from the monty python dead parrot skit. One of my all time favourites.
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Post  Mark Boesen Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:02 pm

hmm, I didn't know...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mortal coil is a poetic term that means the troubles of daily life and the strife and suffering of the world. It is used in the sense of a burden to be carried or abandoned, most famously in the phrase "shuffle[d] off this mortal coil" from the "To be, or not to be" soliloquy in Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Derivation[edit]

Derived from 16th Century English, "coil" refers to tumults or troubles. Used idiomatically, the phrase means "the bustle and turmoil of this mortal life." [1] "Coil" has an unusual etymological history. It was coined repeatedly; at one time people used it as a verb to mean "to cull," "to thrash," "to lay in rings or spirals," "to turn," "to mound hay" and "to stir." As a noun it has meant "a selection," "a spiral," "the breech of a gun," "a mound of hay", "a pen for hens", and "noisy disturbance, fuss, ado."[1] It is in this last sense, which became popular in the 16th century, that Shakespeare used the word.

"Mortal coil"—along with "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune," "to sleep, perchance to dream" and "ay, there’s the rub"—is part of Hamlet’s famous "To be or not to be" speech. "Coil" is no longer used as a synonym for "disturbance."
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Post  Mark Boesen Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:06 pm

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack thread (slow day at work) does anybody remember Stanton Hobbies in Chicago? Its was one of the biggest in the country.
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Post  706jim Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:28 pm

Or how about Brown's Hobbies in New York.

"Close to the Van Cordlant mansion".

Guessing that store is also defunct.
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Post  Cribbs74 Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:34 pm

Sorry it's "Run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible" Ian

Not to worry though. Sears is alive and well elsewhere.

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