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They Might Be Giants Kids’ Entertainment at least 40% off

One of my favorite DVDs for my kids is They Might Be Giants Here Come the ABCs . The kids love it and frankly, I find it absolutely hysterical. It is all of clever wit of They Might Be Giants in an educational format for kids. I ... Continue reading

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Running reds, seeing red

First, a theory: Nothing cyclists do upsets motorists — and, heck, pedestrians, motorcyclists and, for all I know, RVers, scooterers and mo-pedophiles — more than running traffic signals. Now, feel free to disagree, and if you do, please, by all means, let me know about it in ... Continue reading

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Tea Party Accuses NAACP of Bigotry; Asks IRS to Review Tax Exempt Status

The St. Louis Tea Party has responded to the NAACP's resolution accusing the Tea Party movement of promoting racism. They have approved the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition Resolution and sent it to the NAACP. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/16/i_know_you_are1.png St. Louis Tea Party Coalition Resolution July 12, 2010 Whereas, the ... Continue reading

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With Big 12 football media days looming, several storylines taking shape

Big 12-wise, this is a rather slow time of the year without anything in season. A few things are in season for me, however, like baseball (How about those Rangers? Now that I said that, the Angels will probably win the division), Friday Night Lights (my favorite ... Continue reading

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You’re the Poet!

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own words. Bend, by, descend, flat, rail, tail, that, try. The Coin! By L. Don Oliver Hearing the mourning of a train, before it rounded the ____; Standing next to the tracks, ... Continue reading

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Has Stimulus Failed? Take Two

The newly elected president was left with an economic mess. The bad policies of the previous administration and unwisely taking the country to war had left the economy in trouble, with high unemployment and declining GNP. The new president decided to implement a drastic change in economic ... Continue reading

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Wishful thinking

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/15/blowoutreventerCAMeronNautronix_NAsmux.jpg I wish BP was more transparent about the planning, review, and technical processes for sealing the well. It is unthinkable in 85 days the oil flow from a 21 inch pipe has killed the ocean's plankton, the key food source for marine life; annihilated America's most ... Continue reading

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Split Lip Rayfield on Adult Swim

So...Split Lip Rayfield is going to be on a cartoon about a bunch of redneck squids. Evidently, there's going to be some sort of Squidbillies musical on Sunday night, featuring a slew of fantastic folk acts. Imagine my surprise (and delight) when I saw Split Lip Rayfield's ... Continue reading

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Taking it Easy, Keeping Cool, Remaining E less.

So we're stuck inside; that's if we're one of the lucky ones. For those who are forced to work outside on a day such as this, you have my deepest sympathies. Lemonade stand anyone? Word spread through the Internet grapevine of a 'cool' game being played at ... Continue reading

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7th Generation, Pampers, Huggies and Luvs 50% off at Amazon and Free Shipping

Amazon currently has 30% off Select Brands of Diapers when you use their "Subscribe & Save" service. Order the diapers with Subscribe & Save, get free two day shipping and then cancel the service if you do not want to continue receiving diapers at regular intervals. I ... Continue reading

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Knowledge of Sales Trends Can Help Save You Money

In my Sunday blog post I noted the presence of “Back to School” sales. I also mentioned that I thought they would get better by the first of August and that waiting just a little longer would benefit everyone in search of true savings on back to ... Continue reading

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Loss

I wrote once before about this but I think it worth mentioning again. Because of my sorted past I receive daily casualty reports from our various wars. In the last week or so casualty rates have gone up significantly. Anybody see a daily casualty count on the ... Continue reading

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Good Electronic shows coming up in September

September will be poppin off correctly with a nice electic lineup of ill electronic artists makin their way through Lawrence and KC. Check out the acts if you are unfamiliar because these shows are gonna be FIRE!!! The Floozies Malah Thursday, September 2nd The Bottleneck STS9 Ghostland ... Continue reading

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Next Winter Memories

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/13/IMG_7085-1.jpg Some summer days are good enough for a next winter memory. Monday was such a day. Six months from now the Holidays are over with family and friends hunkered down., not venturing out because of snow or ice or cold wind. I will be contemplating summer, ... Continue reading

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A Swampyville Story;

The Hunt by L. Don Oliver My abduction from reality, By an unforeseen force; Abhorrent desires instilled, Upon my selfish course; Tracking unsuspecting prey, Pursuing through its domain; Eventing upon its misery, With eternal sleep via pain; Desirous of a trophy prize, Reluctance to devour at all; ... Continue reading

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July Heat To Build Again

July is typically known for the heat and humidity that it brings to the Midwest, but that hasn't been the case so far this year. As a matter of fact the last time that we hit 90° at the official reporting station here in Lawrence was on ... Continue reading

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#SWSALE Twitter Contest!

Sidewalk Sale in Downtown LawrenceThursday July 15, 2010Full Details at LJWorld.com/swsaleStop by our Lawrence Marketplace booth at 9th and Mass toenter drawings for cash prizes all day long.We'll be giving away goodie bags, free water and balloonsfor the kidsPlus, follow it all on Twitter!Follow all the action ... Continue reading

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Extra Classic is extra awesome

On Friday I was walking on sunshine all day, in anticipation of seeing Extra Classic at the Taproom. It was about this time last year that I saw Dri perform there, and now the Queen of the Lawrence music scene returned with a new band and plenty ... Continue reading

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I’m having a breakdown, squared

I’ve had a bad run of transportation luck lately. (I know, cue the violins). It all came to a head on Thursday morning, proving once again nothing good — and everything bad — happens before noon. It started in the wee hours. Heading home after yet another ... Continue reading

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“I’ve Already Done the Screaming:” “Today I’m Jamming”

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/11/queens.gif God is, indeed, good. Friday was my birthday. I prayed for the ancestors who saw us through the journey and for the One who guides our steps, offering thanksgiving for the ways my life has been enriched by family and friends. But God's gift was a ... Continue reading