Cliff’s Notes version: Mark Mangino press conference, 10/20/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino's comments at his press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Players ...

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Weather keeps KU researchers from completing research flight to Antarctica

PUNTA ARENAS, Chile — What they say of Kansas is true of Punta Arenas, Chile. If you don’t like the weather, stick around 10 minutes. ...

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Balloon = Buffoon

Okay, so how many people knew the balloon boy thing was a hoax? Once I found out this family was on the reality television show ...

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HLimPT Take 2

Simon here again... Thanks for not eating me. HLimPT Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Mom is so proud. I can do steps! Sometimes my tummy gets ...

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Social Networking the new evil….

Today I stumbled upon what has to be the silliest article I have seen in a long time. The article in England's Daily Mail trumpets: ...

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Surplus of Big 12 surprises in week 7

I find it difficult to believe the Big 12 North is anything more than an average division — at best — after this weekend's slate ...

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How Long is my Puppy Tale

How Long is my Puppy Tale Monday, August 17, 2009 My name is Woof. When I am in trouble my mommy calls me Woof Grr. ...

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Sunday Again! More Deals and Some Shopping Tips

Today marks Ryan's one month birthday! I am amazed that time could possibly go by any more quickly than it did with the other two...but ...

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Let’s savor the fall season before we start thinking about Christmas

Fall is my favorite time of year. The change of season from summer to fall has always been greatly anticipated. The brilliant colors, cool weather, ...

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The World’s Oldest Underwater City

Recently my daughter, whose birthday is today!, went to Greece with a girl friend, for a week's vacation. With her unbridled wit, she observed that ...

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The Mad Geek: What statistical analysis tells us about KU and what to expect in today’s game

The Kansas football team’s offense is the best in the nation when it comes to passing on second- and third-and-longs. The Jayhawks’ defense ranks in ...

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“Where the Wild Things Are” On-Camera Review

My castmate on VH1's World Series of Pop Culture, Robert Bishop from Wocka Wocka, joins me for a review of "Where the Wild Things Are." ...

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Social Security COLA Assessment is Wrong

Recently it was in the news that seniors who collect social security will not be getting a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for 2010. (see ...

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‘Top Chef’ and ‘Project Runway’ contestants not here to make friends

Welcome to the “I’m not here to make friends edition” of the Top Chef/Project Runway blog. We’re getting down to the end of the season ...

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3 Questions: Kansas at Colorado

  1. Will Tyler Hansen cure Colorado's offensive ills? Colorado's sophomore quarterback Tyler Hansen took over for coach's son Cody Hawkins last week. After four-and-a-half disappointing ...
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Viewing enjoyment affected by very un- “Paranormal Activity”

[two stars, or the "Swiss fist"--complete neutrality!] Rarely do movie critics talk about the actual experience of seeing a film in the theater in their ...

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I see dead things

Like most people, I have my share of fears, both rational and ir-. Given how much time I spend in the saddle, I guess it ...

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 10/15/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at media day today. Full audio is posted here. • This ...

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Greatest college football rivalry likely depends on whom you talk to

We're three days away from the Big 12 South game of the year between Oklahoma and Texas. As usual, I'd like your opinion. Who will ...

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Swapping Clothes

I like shopping thrift stores for clothes for the kids. I especially like shopping at the Children's Orchard in Olathe. Good quality, used clothes are ...

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