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Recap: Is this the best five-game stretch of any KU offense in the last 15 years?

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. Pop quiz time again. We'll see how good your eyes are. If you had to describe the ... Continue reading

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If You Like STS9, Pnuma Trio or Lotus Than You To Check Papadosio (Peep The Vids)

If you are a fan of what has been dubbed by many as jamtronic music (Sound Tribe, Lotus, Pnuma Trio (RIP)) than you may or may not have heard of Papadosio but it is my completely unbiased opinion that Papadosio are one of the best bands in ... Continue reading

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Inspiring Story Behind VW Darth Vader Commercial

The Super Bowl commercial featuring a young boy dressed as Darth Vader, who thinks he successfully uses the Force to start his dad's car, has tied for highest finish ever by a car ad in the Super Bowl in an annual [USA Today Ad Meter][1] poll of ... Continue reading

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Video: Flash mob at the KU vs. MU basketball game

While watching the KU vs. MU basketball game Monday night, you may have caught a glimpse of a group of people in red t-shirts dancing in the student section. I did, and being a sucker for a good flash mob video, I wanted to see more. Thankfully, ... Continue reading

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The Decemberists bring humor, wit and excitement to KC

Every winter I somehow find myself at a show that completely cures me of the winter blues. On Monday night, The Decemberists gave me that show. I don't know how long it's been since I've seen a show end with this kind of fantastic energy. Two encores, ... Continue reading

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Party pickin’s

It is no secret that I only pretend to enjoy sports for the party aspect. I religiously attend tailgate parties, wherein I bring food, wear the appropriate colors, and even stare blankly at the TV screen that is set up under the canopy for those who do ... Continue reading

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Is the leadership at Haskell Indian Nations University allowing students who have been academically removed to be reinstated?

Is the current leadership at Haskell Indian Nations in Lawrence, Kansas, allowing students who have been academically removed to be reinstated? Is the current leadership at Haskell allowing the rescinding of student write ups? Is the current leadership at Haskell allowing the students to learn a sad ... Continue reading

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Crisis Intervention Teams…We Need Them Here! Now!

“No one thinks they need CIT officers until either an officer or a mentally ill person ends up dead. That’s how it always happens – that’s how it always works.” – Major Sam Cochran, founder of Crisis Intervention Teams Crisis Intervention Teams was an program started in ... Continue reading

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Brand Bowl bigger than ever

Forget the football - as usual, it's the brands that did battle royal during this year's Super Bowl. But this year's big game was a little different from preceding years: While two years ago tweeting about the game was really left to the geek domain, and last ... Continue reading

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Swampyville’s - Ask the Politically Correct!

Ask the Politically Correct! Question: My girl friend is two months pregnant. We can ill afford to raise a child. What is your recommendation? Intellectual resolution: A terminal action to remove a parasitical infection! Archaic Answer: Get an abortion! Archaic Word for Today: "Word" Politically Correct: The ... Continue reading

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Currency Scandals in the Middle-East

As evidenced by the recent turmoil in Egypt, the latest assault on America is in the form of a dangerous plot to undermine sovereignty. Evidently, this cabal is "never gonna give you up." Continue reading

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An Open Letter: Threaded Comments Suck

(a technical term used to describe dysfunctionality) The Case Against Threaded Comments on LJWorld.com Most visitors to a web page expect that they will be able to follow the history of a page by reading from top to bottom. This means that the latest comments should be ... Continue reading

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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Greens, Mushroom and White Bean Ragout

Happy Meatless Monday! For this week’s recipe, we’ve got something that’s quick to prepare, but full of that high-quality “restaurant flavor.” This recipe is a ragoût, a French term that signifies a hearty stew perfect for a main course. Normally, a ragoût is slow-cooked, but this version ... Continue reading

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Sticker shock

We got an envelope from my daughter’s junior high the other day, and the big, dumb-old dad in me immediately started to worry. Her grade card had come a few days earlier, and it was all good, but my paternal paranoia kicked in: Did she get caught ... Continue reading

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Discussing Franklin Roosevelt, KU’s best offensive and defensive lineups and MU predictions

**Jesse Newell:** Welcome back to the GameDay Cram Session, as Kansas is taking on Missouri on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Tom, what's one thing that should concern Kansas fans about the Missouri matchup? **Tom Keegan:** The only thing to fear is fear itself. — Franklin D. ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/6/2011

Previous: IPS 1/29/2011 Next: IPS 2/13/2011 MissinLawrence edged out hujiko this week. The photo was rapidly identified. See the end of the post for the answer. Cloudy day, Muted colors, I put a bit of a twist on the subject this week. The image(s) above is(are) of ... Continue reading

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Unsung heroes.

Have been caught up in stupid things in this space so this comment is long overdue. Let me write about unsung heroes. In the middle of our great snow apocalypse, there are some people who deserve specific mention for outstanding performance or just plane civic responsibility. The ... Continue reading

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KU most balanced team in country by wide margin in one measure; Next up: Missouri

I've come away with a common thought after watching the last three Kansas University basketball games on television. If the Jayhawks keep shooting like this, it's going to be mighty difficult to pick against them in March. You've all seen it. The balance is remarkable, the crispness ... Continue reading

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The Great Snow Shoveling Crisis

Lawrence has a live or die crisis - not everyone shovels the public sidewalk on or near the property they pay the bank to live in. The world will end. Now I can understand a desire to ease the burden on some of our citizens who might ... Continue reading

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Free Papa John’s Pizza and $0.50 Zantac to Help with Your SuperBowl Celebration

The $5/10 Sale at Dillon's will be over on Tuesday. If you haven't made it there yet, be sure that you do. Lots of items with coupon match-ups that equal very good prices! ***The before coupon prices I've listed assume that you are purchasing at least 10 ... Continue reading

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