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Great Google-y Moogly

I received an e-mail first thing Wednesday morning. Then one of the RSS feeds to which I subscribe broke the news. Then another. And another. Later, the news hit a listserve I follow. I’m sure it was all over Twitter and Facebook and every other online social-media ... Continue reading

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Recap: Kansas unsteady but decent vs. Tech

Kansas has won games on the strength of its guard play, its shooting and its defense multiple times this season. Thursday, the Jayhawks won because of their size and talent around the basket. Look no further than StatSheet's breakdown of the game to see how completely KU ... Continue reading

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Texas Drops Thomas Jefferson Like a Hot Potato

The Texas State Board of Education has decided to drop any mention of Thomas Jefferson and the Age of Enlightenment from it's curriculum. Jefferson was a Christian but also a philosopher and along with Locke, Hobbes, Voltaire, Hume and others was one of the most influential philosophers ... Continue reading

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CoCo is coming to K.C.!

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/11/conan1.png Has your funny bone been sedentary since Conan O'Brien was unceremoniously dumped from his gig at "The Tonight Show?" Well, now's your chance to give it a jump-start. The red-headed funny guy just announced dates and locations for his "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television ... Continue reading

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fire on harper street

to the comment regarding this fire and no one being hurt very bad. A person was hurt and was in critical condition. Doing so much better thankfully. They had to be lifeflighted and if that is not bad I don't no what is. to the comment about ... Continue reading

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Ironic Advertising - Was that on purpose?

Here are three screen shots from a recent news article. The story is very serious: $100,000 in damage to a house due to an electrical fire. The embedded advertising seems to pick up on key words in the story. The result? An advertisement for Current Safe Home ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 3/10/2010

Previous:IPS 2/24/2010 Next:IPS 3/17/2010 No surprises this week. Both the subject and winner (hujiko) are familiar. Guess I got preoccupied with the melting snow. Are the piles in Kohl's parking lot gone? This week the subject isn't really a subject, but a place. It might be as ... Continue reading

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Open Letter to the School Board

The following open letter to the Lawrence Board of Education is posted on behalf of the Wakarusa Valley Budget Committee. Dear Board Members, On behalf of the Wakarusa Valley Budget Committee: Thank you, Board Members, for the reasoned discussion and thought that went into Tuesday night's budget ... Continue reading

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Gearing up for some fun during the Big 12 Tournament

Our plans are taking shape for what we're going to do during the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City at the Sprint Center. We'll have a full compliment of reporters, photographers and videographers in Kansas City to cover the game and to cover you, the fans. Let's ... Continue reading

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Howard Stern vs. Gabourey Sidibe

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/10/HowardStern2000.jpg Creative Commons Attribution: Silent K Oh Howard Stern... how some love you and a great many loathe you! On Monday, Howard Stern was recapping the Oscars when he started making comments about Gabourey Sidibe from the movie Precious. As we all know, Gabourey is very overweight ... Continue reading

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School Board Kudos - Credit Where Credit is Due

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/10/Slaying_the_budget_.jpg The Lawrence Board of Education deserves our well earned thanks and appreciation for their hard work. Thank you, Board Members, for choosing a prudent, reasoned approach to the budget crisis. Continue reading

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Why am I here?

So headdoctor, you are the "blog" policeman. To borrow one of your past comments; who appointed you the tax - no blog god? Unlike many of the bloggers on this list, I trade under my real name. People can goggle me and find actual actions on my ... Continue reading

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Big 12 tournament predictions

I'm glad the Big 12 men's basketball tournament returned to its rightful place in Kansas City, Mo. this season. The Sprint Center will be the site of this year's tournament and next year's tournament in 2011. The ideal next step? 2012, 2013, 2014, etc. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/09/thubiz_Sprint_Center_Grand_Ope.jpg Orlin Wagner/AP ... Continue reading

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The 2010 “How’d they do against KU” All-Big 12 Team

It's time for the second annual “How’d they do against KU” All-Big 12 team. The rules are simple: My squad will consist of the five best players I saw while watching them play against the Jayhawks. For this exercise, Kansas players are ineligible. This year, with so ... Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez is a dictator.

Hugo Chavez is a dictator. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/09/PennChavez_doomsday_604x341.jpg Continue reading

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Whoa, brown butter, bam-ba-lam

I know it's something akin to politically incorrectness to talk about butter as much as I do. Especially if you and Mo'Nique could fight over the same Oscar gown. Nothin' against Mo'Nique. I think she's fab. I'm just sayin', neither of us have to worry about blowing ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: Catching You Up on the Crazy

DAH-lings. (Can I call you that??) I know you're waiting on pins and needles to find out what happened at the strip club this weekend, so here's a list of stories I am working on to post as soon as I can. You just get a list ... Continue reading

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Meanwhile on the Climate Change Front:

Yesterday one of my readers sent a link to a set of videos called Climate Crock of the Week by Peter Sinclair. These videos provide thoughtful analysis of what we know about climate change. You can find them here on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/greenman3610 This video in particular ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 3/8/2010

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. • KU is the 265th-oldest team in America. The 2008 team was experienced and had been there. It's not a negative statement ... Continue reading

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SONS - Save Our Neighborhood Supervisors