0

Warmer than Average June Despite Heavy Rains

June is turning out to be another warmer-than-normal month (so far about 4 degrees F above the 30-year mean). This would make 3 out of the last 4 on the warm side, with May being the outlier finishing right at normal. In the absence of any context, ... Continue reading

0

On-camera Review: Toy Story 3

Eric Melin and Trevan McGee review the latest from Pixar, ["Toy Story 3."][1] It's been 11 years since "Toy Story 2," and true fans of the series may be worried that there was no reason to revisit Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), and the rest of ... Continue reading

0

2010 NBA Draft Contest: Make your picks and be eligible to win a Paul Pierce jersey

We’ve received dozens of entries for our first ever KUsports.com NBA Draft Contest and we’ll be accepting more until noon Thursday. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a refresher. You’re basically asked to predict where Cole Aldrich, Xavier Henry and Sherron Collins will be selected in this year’s ... Continue reading

0

Swampville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals;

Lobbyist Payman! By Ollie Owl Lobbyist Payman met a Politician, On his way upto the Hill; Said Lobbyist Payman to the Politician, "Will you pass me a bill?"; Said the Politician to Lobbyist Payman, "First show me your penny"; Said Lobbyist Payman to the Politician, "For you ... Continue reading

0

Headquarters “Life Support Rally” - Saturday (June 19th) A great way for an individual to give to the community

Wanting to get some exercise and help your neighbors and community at the same time? I can't think of a better way to do both than to be a participant in tomorrow's (Saturday - June 19th) "Life Support Rally". The event will be held at Sunflower Elementary ... Continue reading

0

Snakes alive! (And dead)

I’ll try not to get too tree-huggery here, but one of the nice things about regularly riding a bike to work is that it helps you stay a bit in tune with nature. It goes beyond the seasons and the movement of the stars — big-picture, cosmological ... Continue reading

0

Peak Oil: It Is Here Now

The President talked about peak oil in his national address without mentioning it by name. Oil companies are drilling miles below the ocean surface for oil because all the cheap, easy to get oil has already been drilled or is being drilled. The BP disaster represents only ... Continue reading

0

Summer Heat: Keeping Your Cool All Summer Long

With July and August quickly approaching, and the hottest weather of the summer so far on our doorstep, summer heat waves are becoming a reality. Get ready to sweat profusely whether you are exercising or just walking to your parking spot from the office. When gearing up ... Continue reading

0

Extreme Politics - The Radical Right and Loony Left

Radical right, loony left. Right winger, left winger. Right wing extremist, left wing extremist. Nazi, zealot, American terrorist, American taliban, Un-American, traitor, and even snolly-gusters. Snolly-gusters? Yes, according to journalist Bob Schieffer, Harry Truman referred to Republicans as "a bunch of snolly-gusters". Mudslinging and name calling is ... Continue reading

0

Pac-10 adds Utah

**4:04 p.m. Update:** News out of www.orangebloods.com camp today indicates that Arkansas has put out feelers to the Big 12 about a possible union with the conference. This, a day after Arkansas officials told reporters that they would not be interested in leaving the SEC. Our own ... Continue reading

0

Which conference has more prestige: new Big 12 or new Pac-10?

When all the conference realignment shakes out, who will have the better conference: the Big 12 or the Pac-10? There are a million different ways to try to determine the answer, but ESPN has come up with an interesting way of looking at things: trying to determine ... Continue reading

0

Reminder to submit science fiction September - excerpt, “The Poet - That Madman”

"Lattw Niwamh moved smoothly and confidently to the front of the packed auditorium. The poetess had given readings of her poetry so many times previously that it caused as much excitement as her morning cup of caffeine free tea. She didn't begin to realize until hours later, ... Continue reading

0

CellFire $$/$$ at Dillons

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/17/cellfire.png I hesitate to post this because it was such a mess last time... but money is money so here it goes: CellFire has announced another "Cinderella" coupon that will go live today at 2PM CST. They are assuring people on their Facebook page that the snags ... Continue reading

0

Heavy Rain & Flash Flooding In Lawrence

Afternoon thunderstorms is an understatement at this point. The initial thunderstorms formed near Manhattan, KS in the early afternoon with more storms quickly filling the gap on their way eastward. The problem was that we were dealing with extensive amounts of rain, with radar estimates in excess ... Continue reading

0

Cliff’s Notes version: Lew Perkins press conference, 6/16/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins' comments at his press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • Perkins says KU is unbelievably happy that all 10 schools were able to stay together in the Big 12. There's lots of value ... Continue reading

0

The Great Songs: Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine

Definitely one of the most original and haunting rock songs ever produced, Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine" is the stunning opening track from the group's first full-length record, 1967's "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn." Every time I hear it, it makes me think that this is ... Continue reading

0

New LJWorld.com social media directory

Until now, we've been keeping track of our social networking accounts for the World Company on our blog. For many reasons, it has become challenging to continue to house the list on that post. So the World Company directory of social media accounts now lives at ljworld.com/socialmedia. ... Continue reading

0

The calm after the storm

**4:06 p.m. Update** Take this for what it's worth, but I thought it was interesting to see. Might as well follow this thing out to the end, right? Utah has been invited by the Pac-10 and a source indicates that the Utes will accept. Makes you wonder ... Continue reading

0

You’re the Poet;

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own! Anew, dew, helm, night, realm, scene, scheme, sight. Betrothal of Life! L. Don Oliver Spring gives heart to everything, when life will begin ____; Birds sing their songs of love, the ... Continue reading

0

Want to win in the Big 12? Turner Gill’s time might have to be next year

For the last two seasons, the Kansas football team combined to go just 13-12, but it also did something that many might have overlooked. It bore the brunt of a brutal conference schedule. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/15/ku1.jpg During the two-year swing, the Jayhawks' three opponents in the Big 12 South ... Continue reading