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You’re the Poet;

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words of use your own words. Around, bird, blue, by, card, clash, dance, day, delight, flash, fled, flow, found, glow, grace, heard, hue, night, night, red, romance, shown, sight, sky, space, star, unknown, way. Painting the ... Continue reading

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Send in the Clowns: Appraising Gen. McChrystal

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/23/McChrystalgreetingObama.jpg Charleston, SC June 22nd, 2010 9:12 pm It's incredible that some comments endorsing General Stanley McChrystal think speaking truth to power is calling a former Marine Commandant a "clown," having such an ego that one is "disappointed" when the Commander-in-Chief is not wowed by your record ... Continue reading

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The evolution of an NBA Mock Draft while en route to the Big Apple

Standing in line at the Midwest Airlines ticket counter at KCI on Tuesday, I ran into a familiar face. His name is Tim Dwyer and he’s a senior at Kansas University who writes for the University Daily Kansan. Turns out, Dwyer was heading to New York to ... Continue reading

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Movie Review: Knight and Day

Once it is established in [“Knight and Day”][1] that Tom Cruise is a super-spy who can kill 20 bad guys with one gun and safely land a jet airliner in the middle of a field while his unlikely girl-next-door partner (Cameron Diaz) can’t do anything but faint ... Continue reading

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400 lb, 10 ft. Bull Shark caught off Riviera Beach FL 6-17-10

It won't upload so may have to c/p the link in your browser-----cool video of one BIG fish with alot of teeth. Continue reading

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Cupcakes, all grown up

My friend Trina, bartendress extraordinaire at the Red Lyon Tavern, and photographer to the child stars of Lawrence recently had her *ahem* 29th birthday (again). Trina's alter ego, Chocolata, named after her beautiful mocha chocolata skin, and my alter ego, Gypsy, have had many an antic in ... Continue reading

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Hybrid Bluegrass

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/22/IMG_7141.CR2.jpg Bluegrass with a bit of soul. Our evening listening to Stephanie Bettman with Luke Halpin at the Lawrence Public Library Monday, June 21, 2010, transcended descriptive labels of their type of music. It was about two musicians with amazing individual talent, combined to perfection. It was ... Continue reading

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Hot Air and Horns: A Musical Tuesday

Driving to and from St. Francis, Kansas this past weekend gave me the opportunity to enjoy not only the scenery, but many other things I truly love about our great state. I'm sure there will be more along that line coming from me in the form of ... Continue reading

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Coach’s scouting report: Kale Pick and Jordan Webb

According to Kansas coach Turner Gill, the competition for the starting quarterback job is pretty much down to two candidates: sophomore Kale Pick and freshman Jordan Webb. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/02/practice.jpg What are the strengths and weaknesses of both from a coach's standpoint? That's the question we're going to look ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Nice Hot Cup

Airborne as I erupted from my customer’s lap, I cried out with passion: “Noooooo!” I was seized with panic, mid-lap dance, at his sudden confession. Made clear by this admission, the 20-year-old boy beneath me was not a normal customer, but a poor, bleating lamb astray in ... Continue reading

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Announcing a change at LJWorld.com

Two years. I've been wrangling comments and commenters and breaking news and other things online for two full years now. I finally feel like I've developed a rhythm. That's twice as long as I've held any specific job — so that means, of course, it's time for ... Continue reading

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Flying Over The Cuckoo’s Nest — The “Crazy Pill” Song and Dance

Every night, at exactly 5:30, my "Crazy Pill" alarm goes off. I have programmed my phone to play a little song that I respond to like Pavlov’s dogs (for lack of a more graceful and complimentary analogy). Where ever I am, when I hear that alarm, I ... Continue reading

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Free Redbox Movie Rental

Redbox has dubbed today "Summer Movie Mania" day. Today only you can log onto Facebook and click "Like" on their fan page to get a free movie rental. The code can be found under the "Fan Freebie" tab. If you haven't used Redbox before, you can find ... Continue reading

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Ah Summer!

By the way this picture was taken with my cell phone as I was walking to my office...no SLR camera with me today. I find that even when I have my SLR its often useful to take a picture with my cell phone as well. It forces ... Continue reading

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American Revolutionary Heroines;

Eleven score and fourteen years ago our forefathers brought forth to this continent a new nation; but, without the assistance of many women it may never have became a new nation. Thank You Ladies for your service of, by, and for the people Molly Pitcher; Molly Pitcher ... Continue reading

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Arts Center Film Intensive

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/20/Ric_TomPeter_Susan.jpg photo credit, Matt Jacobson, Ku Film and Media School Professor, Cinematographer June 4th and 5th Leading local independent film makers and film and media educators from the University of Kansas and the Kansas Dept of Education secondary school summit, The Kansas Film Commission, high school and ... Continue reading

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2010 NBA Draft special for Jayhawks, writer

NBA Draft week is a pretty exciting time around here, particularly when Kansas University has three players who are likley to be selected in the draft. Our own Tom Keegan talked with an independent NBA scout over the weekend and he offered his opinion on where the ... Continue reading

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The Belles

First off, let's discuss the elephant in the room. Yes, it's very sad. I'm very sad. I've let everyone know Phil has been a mentor to me, and my life has revolved around the site and the community of bloggers it created over the last several years. ... Continue reading

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Peace out, yo

Frequently when the Hartsock family drives around, the shortest two members like to play games. Most often, they play the “Peace Game,” during which they flash peace signs to drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bikers, motorcyclists … basically, anyone out and about. Then they tally points if the flashee ... Continue reading

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Then and Now

Two sets of pictures from two different times. A man and a woman from back then. A man and a woman now. Then (The above image has been edited to eliminate landmarks.) Now Then and Now Who, what, when, where, or why? Answer whatever you can. ___________________________________________ ... Continue reading