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Comment #297: Spewing Comfort Think

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/29/Gulf_Oil_Spill_Lawsuits_802444012.jpg For 40 days and nights, the dance of disaster has hovered near the edge of one of the world's most productive fisheries and one of the globe's most important eco-systems. The Gulf provides for the birth and balance of life that touches people, living things, and ... Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend Outlook

Trips to the lake, hanging out by the pool and grilling out are common Memorial Day plans for families. But while we are looking at another fantastic weekend, you might want to keep tabs on your umbrella. Temperatures for Saturday are expected to be in the upper ... Continue reading

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TSN’s ranking of Kansas at No. 31 perplexing

The Sporting News [recently released its Top 100][1] teams in college football for the upcoming 2010 season. Here's where each Big 12 team was positioned: 7. Nebraska 9. Texas 10. Oklahoma 30. Texas A&M 31. Kansas 33. Missouri 36. Texas Tech 60. Baylor 64. Oklahoma State 74. ... Continue reading

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WellCommons changes the news cycle

The traditional news cycle is dead. Take a moment of silence. ... OK, now let's move on. My friend Ellyn Angelotti, Interactivity Editor at the Poynter Institute (@ellynangelotti), developed this diagram of the "new" news cycle. It integrates social technology tools like blogs, Facebook, Twitter, comments and ... Continue reading

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Aveda Sample Pack - Free!

Aveda is offering a Free 3 pc Sample Pack of Damage Remedy Shampoo, Conditioner and Intensive Restructing Treatment Printable Coupon. Just print off the coupon and bring it in to a participating store. There are two Aveda Salons in Lawrence, you can use the Aveda Store Locator ... Continue reading

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Alice In Wonderland Coupons and Rebates

If you collect Disney movies for your kids, even if you have just a few that you like to pick up every now and then you can almost always find a coupon to help offset the price. Disney Rewards is offering a $10 Off Alice in Wonderland ... Continue reading

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Swampville Nursery Rhymes! “The People’s Roast”

The People's Roast! By Ollie Owl The Republicans stole all the silverware, Then the Democrats played their scene; And between the two of them, They licked the platter clean; Continue reading

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OFF! Mosquito Repellent Deal at CVS

Julie and I enjoyed a beverage at Signs of Life this morning. We enjoyed sitting outside, the smell of the Lilacs...and SuperBaby was on his best behavior. It was a great morning. Except for one thing... the MOSQUITOS! There could be ONE of those things in a ... Continue reading

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100 Free Note Cards

Right now VistaPrint is offering 100 Post Cards for FREE when you pay the $6.55 shipping and sign up with them. I do not need 100 post cards... but I could use some generic family Thank You notes so I searched through the designs and created this ... Continue reading

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Review: “The Human Centipede”

What does it say about me that I can view a 90-minute movie about three people surgically joined ass-to-mouth called “The Human Centipede” and not think it completely over the top? Actually, it says quite a lot about some of the old-fashioned horror techniques of Dutch writer/director ... Continue reading

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Summer—day 3

Well, it's the third day of summer already! I can't believe LCC is going on tour next week--I've waited so long for this! But today, we are going to do an activity as a whole choir--we're recording a song called "Outside For a Better Inside," at Murphy ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Secrets, Secrets Are So Fun

"You!" A beautiful, raven-haired girl jumped in front of me moments after I walked in to work last night. "What?!" I asked, genuinely surprised, but excited to have the attention of one of the club's pristine, princess-like dancers, whose beauty and pole skills outrank mine by quite ... Continue reading

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Lew Perkins Accepts “TicketGate” Responsibility

Lew Perkins, Athletic Director of Kansas University, accepts responsibility for "TicketGate" scam. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/26/Perkins_Donkey1.png http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/May/26/Perkins_Donkey.png Pick me sound bite  Eddie Murphy sound bites _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Sending a Private Message to Did_I_say_that, regarding the content of this blog, provides consent to use the content of the message. Did_I_say_that can ... Continue reading

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For Sale: One sad Jayhawk

I have a needlepoint of all of the versions of Jayhawks. The most recent iteration is clearly "Happy Jay." We need a new one, crying. The proud symbol of Jayhawk Nation, a fiercely loyal bird that is friendly to a fault, is crying today. And no one ... Continue reading

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May 25-26, 2010: Hit or miss rain

Showers and storms were expected to move through the area on May 25, 2010, but most of the rain "skipped" over our area. Although most of the rain stayed away, you could see storms in the distance by the evening. Spotty showers moved through the area during ... Continue reading

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Momentum shifts on ‘American Idol’ finale

The ninth season of "American Idol" entered its final night of competition, with titans Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox making their case for ownership of the coveted, occasionally cursed title. It was a season that began with turbulent change and ended amid even more turbulent change. Unfortunately, ... Continue reading

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Tiahrt ad uses New York tax form

A Todd Tiahrt Senate campaign ad aimed at hitting opponent Jerry Moran on his tax record is drawing attention for another reason. The beginning of the ad available on Tiahrt's campaign website includes images of New York tax forms. "You can easily make out word 'Yonkers' and ... Continue reading

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Save a buck, and the environment.

Everyone knows I am the World's Biggest Cheapskate. I will go to pretty great lengths (some that worry Mr. Meat and Potatoes) to save a buck. Last night I pulled some left over macaroni and cheese out of the garage fridge and when he saw it on ... Continue reading

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Summer Activities for Kids

My kids aren't old enough to be in school, but you can bet that I need to keep them entertained this summer anyway. We need things that we can do as a family...so they should keep me interested as well. Oh, and did I mention free? I ... Continue reading

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You’re The Poet; “Choices”

You're the Poet Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own. Bind, dream, hide, mind, pride, right, scheme. Choices! By L. Don Oliver It came upon me clearly, remembrance of that _____; Misery for the ones I love, my choice of wrong ... Continue reading