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Visualizing the gulf oil spill

So just how big is the oil spill? Well, if it were centered on Lawrence, it would look something like this: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/03/Screen_shot_2010-06-03_at_9.22.46_PM.png With the IfItWasMyHome.com visualizer, you can move the oil spill to any spot on the map. It puts the size of the disaster into perspective, ... Continue reading

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Veggie Tales New Release

If you like the Veggie Tales series for kids you will know this is a good deal. Family Christian stores are taking pre-orders for the new Veggie Tales: SweetPea Beauty: A Girl After God's Own Heart. You can get this for $12.79 (it will retail at $14.99 ... Continue reading

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Warmer Air Back Again Late Week

A cooler and slightly drier airmass has moved into place dropping 0.57 inches of rain in its wake. While we needed the rain, perhaps the fact that we have slightly cooler temperatures is more welcomed for many people in the Midwest. Weather models indicate that this airmass ... Continue reading

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New Facebook privacy settings

Facebook has rolled out yet another version of privacy settings for users with personal profiles. This simplified version of settings makes it "easier to share exactly how you want" on the overwhelmingly large social network. You now pick who sees what based on the type of content ... Continue reading

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The dance

Come taste the passion burning deep The rythym of bodies moving together The soft caress leaving trails of fire Igniting the sprirt and consuming the senses The soft skin of your neck under my lips The whispered promise deep in your eyes The desire mounting deeply within ... Continue reading

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You’re the Poet; “Path to Destruction” (Addiction)

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words: Be, blame, contain, cry, desire, fire, lead, me, seed, why. Path to Destruction. By L. Donald Oliver On a path of least resistance, no matter where it may ____; Aware ... Continue reading

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Home Depot Garden Club

If you missed out last month, Home Depot Garden Club is back! Signing up will get you the Garden Club newsletter, as well as lots of great coupons via email and USPS. There have been lots of B1G1 coupons including Buy 1 Rose Bush, Get 1 Free ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Joe’s Favorite Moon

It took a team of lumberjacks to restrain her. Colossal, blindingly white, and straining the thick, steel cables taught, the Great White Butt tested the strength of the seasoned, burly men as they strained, veins bulging, to overpower her fight against the human anchors below. "Land sakes, ... Continue reading

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Perkins The Victim

Lew Perkins claims that he is the victim. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/01/Perkins_Victim.png There is no reason to doubt him! Is there? Visit my other Photo OP-ED, Lew Perkins' Pink Slip. Sending a Private Message to Did_I_say_that, regarding the content of this blog, provides consent to use the content of the ... Continue reading

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Bienvenue and byte my buttocks

Hey, sit down, you can spit on the mat and call the cat a bastard! A little about me, I've lived a varied life, experienced everything from jail (yes I did it and yes I payed for it) to being in a seminary, to serving in the ... Continue reading

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May 27-30, 2010: What happened to spring?

A lot of people spent time outside, as hot and sunny weather settled into Northeast Kansas. With the summer-like weather, I spent a lot of time taking my dog to West Lake at Gage Park. I wasn't the only one with this idea, in fact a lot ... Continue reading

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Lew Perkins’ Pink Slip

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/01/Perkins_Exit_KU1.png Visit my other Photo OP-ED, Perkins The Victim. Continue reading

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The Doldrums Are Upon Us: Correction - The Old Drums

It's Tuesday, but it may as well be Monday. It was hard to start back into the swing of the work week after having a relaxing and fun three day weekend. I hope you all had a great break as well. I'm feeling the doldrums of the ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Dennis Hopper Performances

Saturday Dennis Hopper passed away at 74. He was a true Hollywood rebel, and his movie career was as wild and all over the place as some of his best characters. Let’s revisit his best roles and his wild journey inside and outside of Hollywood with my ... Continue reading

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Introducing the 2010 NBA Draft Contest

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/31/Sherron.jpg Ever wanted to participate in the NBA Draft, be it as a player or owner? Here’s your chance — sort of. Introducing the first ever KUsports.com NBA Draft contest, a competition that provides you, the KU basketball fan, the chance to show off how your knowledge ... Continue reading

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Desperation Pie

My mother used to make pink lemonade pie in the summers. I love pink lemonade. I love pie. Perfection. In my mind, pink lemonade pie is synonymous with summer. Some people, when they think of summer, think of pools and bare legs. If you're Mr. Meat and ... Continue reading

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Every Day with Rachel Ray Subscription Deal

Best Deal Magazines has good prices on magazines most of the time but they put some of the most popular titles on their "Deal of The Day" for an even further discount. Today you can get a 1 yr. subscription to Every Day With Rachel Ray for ... Continue reading

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Up to my (behind) in grass

I was riding to racquetball the other day, rounded a corner and was surprised to see a man in the middle of a semi-busy street with a lawn-and-leaf blower, blowing fresh grass clippings from the curb on his east side of the road all the way to ... Continue reading

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KU Mini-College experience

I spent this last week taking classes at KU for the first time in 20 years. As the years go by it seems that I become ever harder to impress but when I run across something that exceeds my expectation, it deserves to have attention drawn to ... Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend: Sunscreen and BBQ Chicken

What a busy weekend for us already. Last week we made a big purchase and lept into the reality that our "babies" are turning into "kids". We bought a play set. The big kind that take DAYS to put together. Optimistic and enthusiastic we started the adventure ... Continue reading