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Why Bristol the Pistol deserves the win on Dancing With the Stars

Like it or not, it appears politics are mixing it up wherever we turn. For some, there is no more obvious proof than turning on your favorite television show - Dancing With the Stars. So what has some viewers so fired up they're shooting their television or ... Continue reading

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Are We Dwarfs Standing on the Shoulders of Giants?

“No taxation without representation;” the cry of the founding fathers now stands on its head. Now the governing representatives simply proclaim, “no taxes.” The caveat in the fine print seems to be “except for the middle class.” The thirty or so daily media commentators, none whose best ... Continue reading

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Lawrence Public Library Books Another Excellent Performance

Peter Fletcher is trained in classical guitar. Beginning at age seven, he studied under professional instructors and in Master Classes while winning awards along the way. He has played all over the United States in impressive venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Last night we ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Bill Self press conference, 11/17/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Self was ... Continue reading

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Around the Web in 7 Days: OSU offense loaded

There's a chance, this Saturday, that the Kansas University football team's offense will score more than three points, gain more than 87 yards and pick up more than five first downs. A good chance, in fact. Heck, the Jayhawks might even quadruple all of those numbers they ... Continue reading

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Macy’s One Day WebBuster Sale

[Macy's][1] is having a one day Web Buster sale. [Shop through eBates][2] and get an additional 5% off. New users to eBates get an automatic $5 added to their account on top of their earned cash back. There are some incredible deals all over the "store" .... ... Continue reading

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Fix the budget

The New York Times (I know a few of the conservatives on this site who read that just had an aneurysm) recently added a Budget Puzzle. Granted, it's overly simplistic but I think it's a good talking point and worth looking at: [http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html][1]. What's your proposal? [1]: ... Continue reading

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Midge Offered Proposal by Shelter Board

A supportive crowd of about 80 people showed up at the Lawrence Humane Society Tuesday evening armed with questions and received few answers. Board President Megan Hiebert announced early on that Midge Grinstead, director of the Humane Shelter, had been offered a proposal and was reviewing it. ... Continue reading

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BOGO Holiday Drinks at Starbucks

Thursday thru Sunday (November 18 - 21) you can Buy One Get One Free Holiday Drinks at Starbucks between 2 -5 pm. No coupon needed! *I did call the downtown Starbucks and they are a "participating store". If you plan to stop in at one of the ... Continue reading

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Where, O’ Where?

All of this recent talk of lieberrys and newer lieberrys got me to thinking of Mad Dog and Thunderbird. What ever happened to Waka1? Where is the boy? I miss his insightful quotable comments. Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes: Turner Gill press conference, 11/16/10

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Turner Gill's comments at his weekly press conference today. If you want to get live updates from each week's press conference, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@kusports). Full audio has been posted. • **Gill re-emphasized ... Continue reading

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Here come the Delta Saints

David Supica has to admit, Lawrence is a pretty intimidating town. The Delta Saints bassist just moved down to Nashville with his bandmates, where he says folks are constantly judging bands and their music. But when the band comes to Lawrence he can't help but feel a ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU’s defense even better at second glance

Note: Here is a listing of definitions for some terms used in this blog. Also, feel free to ask questions in the comments section below if something doesn't make sense. These are the types of games that don't receive enough fanfare. Kansas' 79-44 victory over Valparaiso won't ... Continue reading

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Could these things be happening at Haskell Indian Nations University?

No current qualified leadership? One of the largest student withdrawals in the schools history? High crime rate? Have there been yet more arrests on campus? Are dorm staff still making quilts and selling them on government time? Are government vehicles being used for personal use by Haskell ... Continue reading

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If only he had a Star Trek lunch box, it would all be perfect.

Mr. Meat and Potatoes carries a "sack lunch" to work every day. I encourage this behavior for several reasons, not least amongst them the financial aspect –– It saves money. A lot of money. Like, almost one of our (admittedly small) car payments kind of money. But ... Continue reading

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Swiss Army Knives up to 75% Off

A large selection of [Swiss Army Knives are on sale up to 75% off][1] with an additional $10 off when you spend $50 or more on select knives. These qualify for Free Shipping, too! The best deal I saw was on the [Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman II ... Continue reading

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On Political Antagonism

Many subjects in the news today relate to our current economic situation. I've noticed that some LJWorld readers respond by pointing fingers and laying blame in the direction of those in the other party. To them, we could fix any problem that ails our society by just ... Continue reading

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Monday Rewind: Nebraska

Here’s a question that’s been on my mind since the fourth quarter of KU’s 20-3 loss to Nebraska last Saturday: Did the Jayhawks play well in that one? My answer is yes. Maybe this is just a sign that I tend to prefer defense to offense, that ... Continue reading

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$0.75/1 Quorn Coupon

As far as meatless alternatives go, Quorn is my absolute favorite. This is a meat and soy free alternative that substitutes well for chicken in recipes. They also have a "turkey loaf" that I've used in the past at Thanksgiving as well as recipe crumbles to substitute ... Continue reading

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No glove, no love

At some point last winter, I explained to my kids why I was especially fond of a specific pair of gloves. Now, before anybody looks up the number for SRS, rest assured I normally don’t subject them to such cruel and unusual punishment. The details have faded ... Continue reading