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Dave’s Secret Cryptogram Game

I've used this site in the past for clues to the weekly IPS contest. Now, I'll use it for a little fun and local commentary...or whatever notion takes me. What I have to say about the school board and their recent decisions/performance Click the link above to ... Continue reading

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“I am the Debbil” - Myths and Legends (And a Few Facts) of the Left-handed

********************************************** For thousands of years Satan has been portrayed as being left-handed. The ancient Greeks started the tradition of wearing wedding rings on the left hand to help keep evil spirits away. In ancient Rome salt was used as a monetary commodity. They believed spilled salt thrown ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct - “Old Left vs New Left”

Ask the Politically Correct! Question: What is the difference between the "Old Left" and the "New Left"? Politically Correct Resolution: The Old Left is basically the pre 1960s left, beginning around the 1900s, of which was more class based. The old left began with Fabian Socialism (gradual ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Pan-Fried Tofu with Spinach, Pear and Star Anise

I'm feeling in the mood for an Asian-inspired Meatless Monday. I mean, why not? Yes, it's hot out, but this tofu and spinach combo can be enjoyed both on the deck and in the comfort of your air-conditioned home. Win-win. Plus it's a nice, break from salads ... Continue reading

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Kansas City Royals week in review: 5/9/2011

The Kansas City Royals essentially held serve last week. They went 3-3 overall against two non-divisional opponents. They didn’t make up any ground in the American League Central race, however they didn’t lose any either as they remain 4.5 games behind division leading Cleveland. The story of ... Continue reading

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NSFW: A bike tour of the Urban Dictionary

I’m a huge fan of the Urban Dictionary. Sometimes, I’ll be absolutely uplifted, utterly convinced there’s just too much good in the world. When I think life’s all rainbows and sweetness and light, I’ll point my Web browser to urbandictionary.com, and I’ll be exposed to such depravity ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft Stock Watch: May 2011

With the 2011 NBA Draft less than two months away, we now know who’s staying and who’s leaving the Kansas University basketball program. So, too, do the NBA executives who will make the picks and the ever-increasing number of “experts” who crank out mock drafts faster than ... Continue reading

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Monday, May 9

A very quiet overnight in Douglas County this morning. Police and Fire/Medical responded to an injury accident in the 400 block of Louisiana. No serious injuries were reported. The accident occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. Police made several suspicious vehicle and pedestrian checks. They also handled a ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/8/2011 (Solved)

Previous:IPS 5/1/2011 Next: IPS 5/15/2011 jackpot submitted an answer that was close. hujiko later identified the exact subject. See the end of this post for the complete picture and the subject identified On occasion, some have complained...er..commented that the initial image is unreasonably small. I have, I ... Continue reading

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What are the Best Lawrence Deals for Mother’s Day?

Just because it is Mother's Day doesn't mean you have to spend lots of money! I've said it before, I'll say it again.... the best gifts for mom can be found in your daily routine! Is there something that she has had on a "to do" list ... Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

I have to start off this morning wishing all of the Mothers out there a Happy Mothers Day. Hope all of you have a great day. In other news, the night started off with a serious accident near Baldwin City. The accident was reported just before midnight ... Continue reading

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Home Depot floored me with their lack of knowledge

My husband and I have decided to replace the carpeting in our living room and dining room with a hard surface floor. Over the past few weeks, I have been looking at different surfaces and getting estimates from floor stores. Yesterday, we decided to go to Home ... Continue reading

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In Other News: “It’s Just Sex After All”

*********************************************** The two-month auction is over, and the highest bidder will take “Noelle’s” virginity for 50,000 euros. The 21-year old Belgian student, virgin-certified by a gynecologist in The Hague, offered herself — and her virginity — for a 24-hour date on Amsterdam’s Yantra Exclusive Escort Service in ... Continue reading

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Saturday, May 7

Another pretty normal night in Lawrence overnight, at least it seemed that way until about 3:20 a.m. Police were called to 2000 Heatherwood Drive after receiving multiple calls about a large disturbance in the parking lot. While police were responding several callers advised that they heard several ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - You’re the Poet - “Vanity”

You're the Poet! Fill in the below banks with the following words or use your own words. All, course, domain, force, vain, wall. Vanity! by L. Don Oliver My abduction from reality, By an unforeseen _____; Abhorrent desires instilled, Upon my selfish ______; Tracking unsuspecting prey, Pursuing ... Continue reading

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What do Dr. Warner and Venida Chenault have in common?

One of our Arizona readers has asked why we haven't mentioned Dr. Warner recently, so we decided to follow up. This week Keith Moore is interviewing candidates for the president of Haskell Indian Nations University by telephone. We decided to ask this question: What do Dr. Warner ... Continue reading

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The Royal Wedding Day Retrospective

OK, *now* about the Royal Wedding, the reason for the trip, as Jane and I experienced it on Buckingham Palace grounds. 7:00 --Gloucester Road Underground was surprisingly vacant. Made me wonder if the rest of London was already in place. . . . the answer was, oh ... Continue reading

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Real Men Use Duct Tape!

**************************************** Originally developed in 1942 to help waterproof ammunition cases, Duct tape has found it's way into every man's heart as one of the "Top 5 Fix-it Tools of All Time". Alongside such greats as "A Bigger Hammer", "That Stick Over There", "The Left-handed Monkey Wrench" and ... Continue reading

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“Rape” and “Not Rape”

Once more the LJWorld shows it's inherent political bias in refusing to publish information that very well may have far reaching consequences for the national Republican Party. Day before yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed House Resolution 3, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act". (Link ... Continue reading

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Friday, May 6

It seems a few of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations got a little bit out of hand late last night and early this morning. Lawrence Police responded on numerous fights and battery calls throughout the city. The night started with a couple noise complaints and suspicious vehicle ... Continue reading