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Three Tight Shows In 3 Days In Lawrence

If you are in the Lawrence/Kansas City area next Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday come check out some ill shows. On Wednesday the Fort Collins reggae group Dubskin featuring Cory Eberhand from Pretty Lights will be playing @ The Bottleneck at 737 New Hampshire. Than on Thursday Moe ... Continue reading

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Sunday Coupon Preview

Want to get a jump start on this week's coupon clipping? Check out the Sunday Coupon Preview I posted at SuperJenn! While you are there you can also check out great deals at Dillon's on Kashi Frozen Dinners and Smart Ones Freezer Meals! Continue reading

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Chasing the NFL Dream — And living to talk about it

We’ve all sat there on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and wondered: Am I faster than that offensive lineman? Watch the video of Tait fighting his way through an NFL-caliber workout. It doesn’t matter if you watch football for the love of the game or the points ... Continue reading

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2010 Oscar Picks: Actor, Supporting Actor

The Oscar Fix, Episode 2 of 5: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD pick the winners for the upcoming 2010 Academy Awards. In this episode, they predict the winners in Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor. Oh yeah, and lasers shoot the Oscar logo and it ... Continue reading

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By the numbers: 2008 vs. 2010 Jayhawks

*[Taylor Witt is a Kansas University senior from Prairie Village majoring in Journalism. He is serving an internship with The Lawrence Journal-World sports staff.]* For many Kansas fans, the 2008 national championship year seemed almost like a dream. The team dominated games while appearing to hardly try, ... Continue reading

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American Airlines Flight 1592

I saw my life flash before my eyes yesterday on what was supposed to be a relaxing trip from KCI to Corpus Christi, TX. My 5 year old son and I were about 10,000 feet up in the air when the pilot came on and announced that ... Continue reading

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SD England’s: “The Power of Words”

SD England found out about our Fiction 500 contest all the way from the Washington D.C. area. We're sure glad he/she did, as the story, "The Power of Words" was a personal favorite of mine. I was thrilled to see it made it into the top six ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: Strippers > Ignorant Jerks

This entry is about bad commenters who bully me in the comments section of this blog. It was prompted by one sexist jerk's comment on the last entry (shown in the second graphic below). I decided I've had enough, and I'm going to do something about it. ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Cop Out

It makes sense that the man who directed such iconic films as “Clerks” and “Dogma”—which constantly reference movies from the 1980s—would be behind the lens on “Cop Out,” a throwback tribute to the buddy cop movies of the same era. What doesn’t make sense is that “Cop ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Crazies

I’m sure you get as tired of hearing it as I get of writing it: Here is yet another horror remake. At least this new version of “The Crazies” has one thing that the 1973 George Romero original was lacking—a real sense of community among the soon-to-be-afflicted. ... Continue reading

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Border War - East versus West - New attacks Old

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/25/kansas-missouri-border-war.gif Members of the School Board have created a division amongst the residents of Lawrence. Primary responsibility goes to President of the Board Scott Morgan, who began the current border war in November, 2009 when he chose closing schools as his first option of reducing District expenses. ... Continue reading

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2009-10 All-Big 12 picks

The official 2009-2010 All-Big 12 college hoops team will be revealed in the next few weeks, but here's my take on what the list should look like right now: **All-Big 12 First Team** **G: Sherron Collins, Kansas senior** http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/25/ku_bkc_ksu_10.jpg **Reasoning:** Collins may be 12th in the league ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 2/25/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self's comments at his weekly press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • Oklahoma State's James Anderson has been as good as any player in our league. It'll be tough to beat him out ... Continue reading

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Judy Grant’s: “Foiled Lies”

As mentioned yesterday, Judy Grant was the only contestant in our Fiction 500 contest who submitted two stories and had both make it into the finals. Today's story, "Foiled Lies" is the second of her two; enjoy reading it and please feel free to make comments. Tomorrow's ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Telling the Secret

Even after about 10 months, the novelty of my job as a stripper has not worn off. I absolutely love it. And the fact that I love it also means I can barely keep it to myself. I tell the people who ring up my groceries. "Sorry ... Continue reading

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2010 Oscar Picks: Screenplay

The Oscar Fix, Episode 1 of 5: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD pick the winners for the upcoming 2010 Academy Awards. In this first episode, Eric and JD predict the winners in Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/24/2009

Previous:IPS 2/17/2010 Next:IPS 3/10/2010 Jonathan identified this week's subject. See below for the answer. Thanks to the person who clued me in to this week's subject. This is the kind of subject I like. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/saDSC_6085a.JPG 2nd image: http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/25/saDSC_6085b.JPG The image(s) above is(are) a part of a photo ... Continue reading

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School Board President … Finance and Ethics?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/ethics.jpg Scott Morgan, Lawrence Public School Board President, has some questionable finance and campaign donation issues from his Senatorial race in 2008. These questions arise upon review of Mr. Morgan’s “Receipt and Expenditures Report of a Candidate for State Office” which was submitted January 10, 2009 to ... Continue reading

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Free throws didn’t cost Kansas the 2003 NCAA championship: A convincing argument

I was perusing through KenPom.com on Tuesday (imagine that) and stumbled across something I thought was extremely interesting. As most everyone around here knows, Kansas went 12-for-30 from the free-throw line in the 2003 national championship game against Syracuse, with the Orangemen going on to win the ... Continue reading

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Introduction to Social Media Presentations (Parts I & II)

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/24/WCsocialmediaseries.jpg We recently partnered with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce to teach chamber members about the basics of social media and uses for it in the local community. We've embedded the slides presented at each workshop for you to view in case you couldn't attend. Please leave ... Continue reading