ibrown3 (Ian Brown)


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Stick 'em up: Clyde Barrow bank robbery re-enactment draws a crowd

You know what else could draw a crowd? A golfer with an arm growing out of his a$$.

October 1, 2011 at 12:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor says Illinois crackdown on texting while driving can be example for local law enforcement

You are right, it would probably take around 90 beers to blow above .80. Now, to blow at, or above, .08, 2-3 beers could be enough, especially if one drank them just before driving his or her car.

September 26, 2011 at 12:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City Royals week in review: 8/1/2011

So.... You're saying they should have traded Francoeur? In return for what? More unproven prospects that would probably be more "royal" flops? Franceour is a proven power hitter -- by Royals standards -- and he has shown he can produce runs.

You said you "don't know why they kept Francoeur." Well, for starters, he leads the team in RBIs (62), he's tied for the team lead in home runs (14), second in doubles (29), second in steals with (18), third in slugging percentage, and in the top 4 or 5 in most other categories. As for defense, he's second on the team in outfield assists (11), I mean, the guy has an absolute cannon, and he's accurate.

Aside from the fact that his numbers more than justify keeping him around, he's also one of, if not THE leader of this team in the clubhouse. He's got a great personalily -- he's easy going and reminds the guys that baseball is supposed to be fun -- and he also sticks up for his teammates when he has to, such as when Crow was called for that game ending balk in Chicago, Frenchy gave the umpire an earful after the game.

Simply put, I don't understand your logic. You don't see the need for Francoeur, yet you're a huge Mitch Maier fan and would like to see him have a larger role on the team? Not only is Frenchy a better ballplayer (I don't know, maybe Maier is a better pitcher, I doubt it though), but he's also younger than Maier by a 1.5 years. He's just 27, which is relatively young in baseball terms, and, as long as he stays healthy, the prime of his career is still ahead of him. I think this is perhaps one of the most important reasons they kept him. Yeah, we have Lorenzo Cain at AAA Omaha, but he's just two years younger than Franoeur, he has never played a MLB game, and aside from his batting average, he trails Francoeur in nearly all major offensive categories... At AAA Omaha.

Anyhow. That's my opinion and rationale regarding the Royals' choice to keep him around. He's still young, he is one of our best run producers, an integral member of one of the best defensive outfields in baseball, and is a leader on a very young team.

August 1, 2011 at 2:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Did you attend your high school prom?

Well, buddy... I must say, you're either joking, lying, or confusing prom with homecoming. I do appreciate the humor, though. However, there's absolutely no way you were harvesting any outdoor dope in May or early June, whether it was ditchweed or not. The EARLIEST you could possibly harvest that garbage would maybe be early July, but I still doubt that. At this time of the year, you'd be lucky to find any plants that were more than a foot or two tall, and they would have absolutely no plant material worth smoking, just a few leaves.. (not that they have any real redeemable plant material when they top out at 8-12 feet tall, either.) Hell, I really don't even think they would have begun to acquire any of the thousands of seeds that they're notorious for.

Now... If you meant homecoming dance, then that crap would be ripe for the pickin's, if for nothing else than to make some rope with.

Sadly, my friends and I tried a similar thing way back in high school, but we did so in late September or early October when some of the plants were upward of about 13 feet tall, and consisted of little more than thousands upon thousands of seeds and leaves.

Anyhow, thanks for sharing this story and provoking me to reminisce on the good old days of high school when worries were few. And enjoy the oyster mushrooms.

May 13, 2011 at 5:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Royals 2011 Preview Part II - The Lineup

Beltran, Dye, and Damon are the obvious three. John Buck put up solid numbers last year, and I know I'm going to miss David DeJesus. I think DeJesus is one of the most underrated players in the MLB. He wasn't the quickest, but he always got a great jump on the ball right off the bat, and had great instincts. I'll never forget the running/flying/diving/rolling catch he made at Yankee Stadium a few years ago. He ended up injuring his shoulder on the play and missed the rest of the season, but the Yankee fans even gave him a standing ovation as he walked off the field, as they recognized what a great play he'd made. Ironically, he injured himself while attempting another great catch at New Yankee Stadium last season.

March 21, 2011 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Back in the swing: Thompson starting to find his groove again

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May 26, 2010 at 10:38 a.m. ( )

Free State teacher, coach honored for her efforts to get students, teachers physically fit

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April 16, 2010 at 6:14 p.m. ( )

Do you consider yourself a religious person?

I believe in George Carlin. I believe he lives up in the sky and is staring down at me.. watching everything I do, every minute of every day.


January 3, 2010 at 7:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Suspect in December car chase faces 10 charges, fails to show up for court appearance

Man... The only thing I have to say is this: that haircut is bada$$. This week I couldn't decide between getting a fade or a mullet, but from this day forward I will get the "Infamous Infante." That thing is wicked. It's like a bowlcut/.... something. I'm jealous.

January 2, 2010 at 12:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Highway patrol program targeted drunk drivers on Lawrence streets

I saw at least four 75-85 year old's driving yesterday. That scared me to death. They are a much larger risk than someone who had a few brew's after work and might blow a .09. In my freshman year at college, I was on my way to finals at around 11:30am, and a man, approximately 79 years of age, blatantly t-boned me as he pulled out of Sonic on east 23rd street, with absolutely no traffic that might have rushed or blinded his apparent desire to drive into the side of my beloved '90 Cadillac. Fortunately, I wasn't injured, my professor was understanding and forgiving, and I got 2500 bucks out of the old bastard for being a damn idiot. So until they start making law's restricting blind 70+ year olds from driving, I don't want to hear a damn thing about drunk driving.

December 18, 2009 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )