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Sarah Palin: It’s Your Birthday! What Your Gift Would Be

It would have slid right by me if a certain online persona hadn't made mention of it in my blog about chili. And to think I'm having tea with her at an upcoming party! Sarah was born February 11th of 1964. I believe that makes her 46 ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self press conference, 2/11/2010

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. • Win No. 400 means Coach Self is older than he'd like to be. But honestly, it doesn't mean too much to ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 2/10/2010

Previous: IPS 2/1/2010 Next: IPS 2/17/2010 Mattressman identified the subject this week. I believe this is his first win. Maybe compiling the list of winners is the subject for a future post. See the end of this post for the subject and complete photo. I left work ... Continue reading

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Look on the bright side: We could be living on the snow-covered east coast

The mid-Atlantic states are now seeing the end of their second blizzard within the past week. The first blizzard, which struck last weekend, dropped up to 3 feet of snow over a large swatch of the region. This includes major cities like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore. ... Continue reading

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US Life Expectancy Actually #1

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/10/graph_3.JPG http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/10/graph_2.JPG Some charts Continue reading

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Practical Pantheism?

The movie Avatar must really be a great movie because it has struck so many nerves on the left and the right. My favorite (and I use that word advisedly) take is from the loony right by Phil Kline Kansas's former attorney general. I am not going ... Continue reading

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Ellen … meet Simon

"So this is it, huh? I come on; you leave." So began the first conversation between incoming "American Idol" judge Ellen DeGeneres and outgoing judge Simon Cowell. After much ballyhoo, DeGeneres took her chair at the judges podium during "Hollywood Week" on the ninth season of television's ... Continue reading

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Diners, Dives, and Drive-ins - rehashed

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/09/diner.jpg Last week's blog attempting to locate a suitable diner, dive, or drive-in suitable for Guy Fieri to visit in and about Lawrence, drew an amazing number of reader responses. Although I am NOT the original blog's author, I did feel inspired, and perhaps, even, mandated to ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: Corey Picked a Valentine!

Our fantabulous Mr. Corey Scott has picked a wonderful valentine. She's a 21-year-old smartypants who's into science and loves to have fun. She has a great sense of humor and is excited to meet this catch of a guy. Yay! Corey and his date will receive a ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: For Women

Hi guys. Get familiar with this list of women's heart attack symptoms in honor of the wonderful women in your life. Heart disease is our country's number one killer. So maybe you want to skip the fast food and cigarettes today, too. (But please don't feel like ... Continue reading

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Video: Hallmark’s Augmented Reality Cards

Augmented reality is the new "It Girl" of social technology. It can be a weird concept to grasp until you see it in action. In a nutshell, augmented reality merges a real-world environment with a digital environment, creating an augmented life experience. Hallmark is using augmented reality ... Continue reading

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Though it may be hard to believe, severe weather season is around the corner

It may be hard to believe the spring season is right around the corner with all of the snow and cold temperatures we've seen, but is it time to start talking about the upcoming severe weather season. I thought it would be interesting to start off talking ... Continue reading

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Could You Do It In 500?

Can you do it in 500? Some people could never do it, regardless of how many they're given. Michael Goodwin, author of The Badass Geek, thinks you can and I'm willing to give you a chance. What are we talking about? Goodwin says it best, “Fiction 500 ... Continue reading

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Dulce de OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU.

I have mentioned a time or two that I don't bake. I have also mentioned a time or two that I didn't own a KitchenAid mixer. So, over the past year, I've been trying to correct that. My mother bought me the mixer for my birthday, and ... Continue reading

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Does the sophomore slump really exist?

The sophomore slump. Shouldn’t it be called the Year 2 Yips or the Second Year Struggle? I mean, after all, these NBA guys aren’t in school any longer. They’re professionals. They’ve finally done what so many of their moms and dads begged them to do throughout their ... Continue reading

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Recap: KU makes a big splash on Big Monday

Forget the fact Texas has lost five of its last seven games. Kansas went on a 22-0 run against a team considered by many the nation's best three weeks ago. Guard Sherron Collins and center Cole Aldrich, KU's anchors, went a combined 5-for-23 from the field and ... Continue reading

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Winter Chill Here To Stay

Winter is hanging on with yet another bitter swing! The middle part of the week is going to bring high temperatures in the low to mid 20's with single digit lows for the nights as another arctic airmass slides into America's breadbasket. The latest push of cold ... Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ad wars — What commercials stood out to you?

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/08/bettywhite.png The Super Bowl — every year millions of non-football lovers flock to the couch to take part in what is consistently the top secondary storyline to the game: the ads sandwiched between the big plays. Just like on the field, there are always winners and losers, ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover Mini-Blog: More Drugs

*Update: It turns out that the subject of this piece was likely only over-prescribed legal antidepressants, and not abusing drugs, as I incorrectly thought at first.* In this last post on my encounters with drugs in Lawrence strip clubs, the last and most recent anecdote I shared ... Continue reading

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LOST Meals

It seemed as if Mr. Meat and Potatoes and I had waited for the new season of Lost FOREVER. Lost is one of our “things”. I worry about our marriage, after Lost is over. We’ll probably just have to start it over again, and again. BECAUSE WITHOUT ... Continue reading