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On-Camera Review of “Terminator Salvation”

Summer is here and guest host Trevan McGee joines me to review "Terminator Salvation," the new McG ("Charlie's Angels," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle") reboot of "The Terminator" franchise, starring Christian Bale as famed leader of the human resistance John Connor. I tend to think the movie is ... Continue reading

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Regional baseball outlook for LHS, Free State

It's regional baseball time in the world of high school sports, and for fans of this town's two largest teams that means one great thing. Barring some unforeseen, first-round disaster, second-seeded Free State and third-seeded Lawrence High will meet at 7:30 tonight at FSHS for the right ... Continue reading

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“Cowtown Ballroom … Sweet Jesus!” comes to life

Sometime in the 1970s, rock n’ roll became big business. (If I had to place it, I’d say around the time A&M Records pushed Frampton Comes Alive to quadrillion-platinum status.) But before the corporate world really knew how to create artificial buzz and market rock music, it ... Continue reading

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Lawrence: What We Remember

Over a year ago I posted a short series of questions about places and things which no longer exist in Lawrence. I've been working on another list. This time, though, I'll post them one at a time. This week: Vickers was a chain of gas stations with ... Continue reading

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China: Breaking Old Myths

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/20/Hangzhou.jpg The search for clear thoughts can take writers into strange places. In these unfamiliar places, writers prospect for common themes and discover force multipliers for their ideas. After a recent reader called China “third world,” I decided to explore the Stone Buddha that has ripped off ... Continue reading

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Investing in Oil and Gas

The oil and gas investment opportunities are increasing by the day. This is majorly owing to the high interest generated in this sector due to the usage of oil and gas in almost every sector of business. The oil and gas investments are bound to hold a ... Continue reading

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Idol finale delivers clash of the titans

One has been called a "dreamer," a "superstar" and a "rock god." The other a "dark horse," a "big-time player" and a "radio-ready heartthrob." The matchup was being billed as "guy next door" vs. "guy-liner." For much of Tuesday's singing finale of American Idol season eight, the ... Continue reading

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My bad

The other night I was riding back to work after dinner and approached an intersection where I needed to turn left. I glanced back and saw two cars behind me, one close and one seemingly several car-lengths back. I let the first car pass, gave another quick ... Continue reading

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Look-alikes? Not quite. Play-alikes? Perhaps.

We’re down to four teams in the NBA playoffs and only one — Cleveland — has a Jayhawk on its roster. The fact that the Cavs are still alive (and rollin’), gives former Jayhawk Darnell Jackson a chance to become the first player since 1986 to win ... Continue reading

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Top 10 Best Fourth Movies in a Franchise

We all know Hollywood has a shortage of new ideas, which is why consistently popular franchises become so valuable. It’s not even the end of May yet, and already this year has produced sequels and reboots “The Pink Panther 2,” “Friday the 13th,” “The Last House on ... Continue reading

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Dry weather sets up for the Midwest … for now

The storms that created raging flood waters along the streets in Lawrence dropped 2.34 inches of total rain at the airport with several reports of more than 3 inches of rain around the River City. Now we are going to deal with a bit of a dry ... Continue reading

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In which I look back at comments and look ahead to a milestone

Love them or loath them, comments and the comment threads are a major part of our online community on LJWorld.com, as well as on our sister sites, KUsports.com and lawrence.com. As a group, our sites are approaching an important milestone: their 1,000,000th comment. Since 2003, we've allowed ... Continue reading

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Keep Your Fork! There’s PIE!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/18/pie_cat.jpg The Subversive Cultivator and his bride, the lovely Lulu, were kind enough, almost a year ago, to let Mr. Meat and Potatoes and myself hold our reception http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/18/cutting_cake.jpg at their home, after we eloped in Puerta Vallarta. I was sure I could never repay them. Short ... Continue reading

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The Springtime Wolfram Tone Jam.

Join the great Wolfram Tone Jam! Here's the link: http://tones.wolfram.com/ Give it a try even if you are not musically inclined! Tones is easy to figure out even for the musically or computer challenged. Just go to here to generate your "Tone"...play with the controls! Once you ... Continue reading

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Rural Lecompton retreat complex up for consideration

Several lingering issues will be back up for discussion at the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission this week. Here’s a look: • Rural Lecompton resort: Plans by area developers to convert about 60 acres into a corporate retreat and conference center will be considered. The Planning Commission will ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 5/17/2009

Last week: Not in Kansas Anymore Previous:IPS 5/3/2009 Next: IPS 5/24/2009 Since I didn't actually do a (local) photo last week, there are two photos this week. One has been on my list of subjects, almost since the beginning of this blog. The other was something I ... Continue reading

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Wolfram Alpha-a first look.

It's here! Wolfram Research, best known for its Mathematica software just launched Wolfram Alpha. According to Wolfram Alpha's website, the goal of Wolfram Alpha is to "...make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone". Immediately everyone wants to compare this system to Google but they ... Continue reading

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You can fit live music just about anywhere these days

So, on Saturday I went to check out the Lawrence Art Tougeau Parade. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a parade that features art cars. I had the pleasure of covering the parade last year for my documentary. I was pleased to ... Continue reading

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Mud Crows

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/15/mud_crows_.jpg Mud Crows A story for all Fathers who have struggled to bond with their sons... The creek wove a silver ribbon along the trail that connected two distant parks. We had been walking for some time, exploring the spongy underbrush by the narrow stream when Eric ... Continue reading

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Aziz Ansari causes IMAX furor: Read the facts here.

It's a huge Twitter trend this week. Comedian Aziz Ansari (from NBC's Parks and Recreation) published this tirade about paying an extra $5 to see and IMAX showing of "Star Trek" (which shattered box office IMAX records) that wasn't much bigger than a normal screen. By the ... Continue reading

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