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Camper Van Beethoven: Explain it to Me!

During the past couple of years, I have posted song title games about a variety of bands, musical styles and performers. I recently handed my song title game over to RoaDapple with glee! Today, I am not only honoring someone I got to know through these song ... Continue reading

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No Time to Cook? Fuhgeddaboudit…Baked Ziti made Easy

With the holidays and the start of a new job, my routine has been totally disrupted. I had been doing my grocery shopping on Thursdays after reviewing the Journal-World food ads on Wednesday. I was doing the shopping every other week. This was working out great. And ... Continue reading

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Let’s Make this Work for You!

Last week I offered the suggestion that I would begin posting my menus as a way to help others see exactly where coupons can fit into their lives without eating Hamburger Helper each and every evening. I got a great response... in the form of comments on ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take - Free State boys vs. O-North

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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Tait’s Take - Free State girls vs. O-North

One of the more popular features of our Kansas University sports site, KUSports.com, is “The Keegan Ratings,” in which Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan ranks the Jayhawks’ performances in both football and basketball after every game he attends. The individual rankings provide a great starting point for ... Continue reading

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Song Blog: The Perfect Country Song!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/11/music-notes.gif111.gif ********************************' Another song blog this week? Yeah, yeah, I know. Just not sure what I'll be doing come Monday... Today's Music Blog is taking a twist down Country RoeDs. Since there is only one "Perfect Country Song", David Allen Coe's, "You Never Even Call Me By ... Continue reading

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Slush fund

First of all, before I’m accused of never being happy with any riding conditions, let me say this: I’m thrilled — absolutely ecstatic — to be back in the saddle. After the Great Winter Layoff, it feels so good to get out and spin again. But I ... Continue reading

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Marketplace - We doubled our visits in 2009!

I've just completed some traffic analysis for Marketplace and wanted to share how our site is growing. In 2009, the number of visits to Marketplace has doubled over the previous year ! Some of this is attributable to the expansions made to the site over the last ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: The Red Fox

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board, and so do beautiful women for hire. I straight-up asked him and The Red Fox freely acknowledged it, adding that of course he knew these ones would never come in with the tide. He wanted it that ... Continue reading

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O’Brien/Leno Controversy

A brief summary of what happened. In 2004, amid worries that O'Brien would leave NBC since he was getting some offers, NBC promised O'Brien that he would take over the Tonight Show in 2009, essentially forcing Leno to retire. Leno didn't want to retire and was #1 ... Continue reading

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Recap: Offense abounds in Nebraska

A Doc Sadler-coached team and a Bill Self-coached team match up. What do you expect to see? Before Wednesday, I would have answered, "Defense," (capital D for emphasis!) right away. After Wednesday's 84-72 Kansas victory at Lincoln, Neb., I'm a bit confused. The Huskers posted an above-average ... Continue reading

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Is this Child Abuse or Discipline?

You are walking down the produce aisle of your local supermarket, when you see an eight-year-old girl reach up and grab an orange. Subsequently thirty seven oranges cascade onto the floor, and the girl's mother smacks her. What should you do? Do you advise the mother not ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 1/13/2010

Previous: IPS 1/6/2010 Next:IPS 1/20/2010 hujiko's domination continues. See the bottom of post for the answer. Hey, no one pointed out that I was a year off with the date in last week's post. What's up with that? OK. Well, last week I resisted the temptation to ... Continue reading

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A Little Information On Earthquakes

As you probably know, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has devastated the tiny country of Haiti. The quake was centered about 10 miles WSW of Port-au-Prince. This earthquake was centered on activity along the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault and has been locked for the last 250 years. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jan/13/haiti_map.jpg To ... Continue reading

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Haiti

In case any of you haven't heard, Haiti was hit by a 7 point earthquake and much of the nation was leveled. They think the death toll could possibly be as high as 500,000. I just wanted to ask all of you to send your prayers their ... Continue reading

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“Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk” Euforquestra In Lawrence 1/15/10

Euforquestra, for those who don't know is a seven person collective that blends various types of traditional music from all over the globe and adds a nice touch of good 'ol jamminess to the mix to create an odd cocktail of genres they describe as "Afro-Caribbean-Barnyard-Funk". If ... Continue reading

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Homegrown bluegrass in Lawrence this weekend Deadman @ the bottleneck

Get ready for a night of homegrown "redneckery", Lawrences own bluegrass quartet Deadman Flats will be bringing down the house at The Bottleneck this weekend. Make sure to come out and show some love to some of the most prominent names in Lawrence bluegrass. Check out these ... Continue reading

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Hank Aaron Weighs In on McGwire

If forgiveness is within Hank Aaron, can't we all just move on? Read the story for yourselves. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100112&content_id=7904404&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb Continue reading

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Buried Alive: A Conversation With Jimi Hendrix

It isn't often you get the chance to rest beside one of your all time favorite heroes! I recently received photos taken by my cousin, Kent, who has moved to Seattle, Washington, of a burial site for sale within walking distance to Jimi Hendrix. Now Kent is ... Continue reading

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Has Stimulus Failed?

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