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Reminder to submit science fiction September - excerpt, “The Poet - That Madman”

"Lattw Niwamh moved smoothly and confidently to the front of the packed auditorium. The poetess had given readings of her poetry so many times previously that it caused as much excitement as her morning cup of caffeine free tea. She didn't begin to realize until hours later, ... Continue reading

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CellFire $$/$$ at Dillons

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/17/cellfire.png I hesitate to post this because it was such a mess last time... but money is money so here it goes: CellFire has announced another "Cinderella" coupon that will go live today at 2PM CST. They are assuring people on their Facebook page that the snags ... Continue reading

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Heavy Rain & Flash Flooding In Lawrence

Afternoon thunderstorms is an understatement at this point. The initial thunderstorms formed near Manhattan, KS in the early afternoon with more storms quickly filling the gap on their way eastward. The problem was that we were dealing with extensive amounts of rain, with radar estimates in excess ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Lew Perkins press conference, 6/16/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins' comments at his press conference today. Full audio has been posted. • Perkins says KU is unbelievably happy that all 10 schools were able to stay together in the Big 12. There's lots of value ... Continue reading

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The Great Songs: Pink Floyd - Astronomy Domine

Definitely one of the most original and haunting rock songs ever produced, Pink Floyd's "Astronomy Domine" is the stunning opening track from the group's first full-length record, 1967's "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn." Every time I hear it, it makes me think that this is ... Continue reading

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New LJWorld.com social media directory

Until now, we've been keeping track of our social networking accounts for the World Company on our blog. For many reasons, it has become challenging to continue to house the list on that post. So the World Company directory of social media accounts now lives at ljworld.com/socialmedia. ... Continue reading

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The calm after the storm

**4:06 p.m. Update** Take this for what it's worth, but I thought it was interesting to see. Might as well follow this thing out to the end, right? Utah has been invited by the Pac-10 and a source indicates that the Utes will accept. Makes you wonder ... Continue reading

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You’re the Poet;

You're the Poet! Fill in the below blanks with the following words or use your own! Anew, dew, helm, night, realm, scene, scheme, sight. Betrothal of Life! L. Don Oliver Spring gives heart to everything, when life will begin ____; Birds sing their songs of love, the ... Continue reading

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Want to win in the Big 12? Turner Gill’s time might have to be next year

For the last two seasons, the Kansas football team combined to go just 13-12, but it also did something that many might have overlooked. It bore the brunt of a brutal conference schedule. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/15/ku1.jpg During the two-year swing, the Jayhawks' three opponents in the Big 12 South ... Continue reading

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Ghost Rider on the Range

It was a dark and stormy night... Snoopy, right? Only, this time it is a dark and stormy night when we drive out of the parking lot at the 2010 Symphony in the Flint Hills—rain, lightening, a real Kansas storm. How did the day end this way? ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Bill Self and Turner Gill press conference, 6/15/2010

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self and KU football coach Turner Gill's comments at their press conference today. Full audio has been posted. KU men's basketball coach Bill Self • KU is better off than it's ever been. That's not ... Continue reading

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The Singularity and the Selling of Junk Science

A friend sent me a really interesting article that looks at how people sell junk science. The article focuses on Ray Kurzweil who has proposed an idea called the Singularity at which point he claims we will be able to move from human bodies to computers. Kurzweil ... Continue reading

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Big 12 saved after all: A reaction and a glance to the future

I've never hit the refresh button so many times in my life. With each passing minute, it seemed like a new nugget of breaking news would surface regarding this whole conference realignment circus. Three tabs have appeared regularly on my browser in the last few days, to ... Continue reading

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Tickling the Old Ivory - Piano Solos

We've been playing solos from our favorite performers and songs. So far, we have had the guitar string us along and we've had the doldrums beaten out of us by the old drums. Today, sit back, smile and show your ivory! We're going to share our favorite ... Continue reading

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Realignment aftermath: React, rejoice, move on

**7:32 p.m. Update:** Here's what you've been waiting for... courtesy of KUsports.com online editor Jesse Newell, who missed most of the fun last week because he was on his honeymoon in Jamaica. Congrats, Jesse. Welcome back!!! Anyway, here's Newell's Cliff's Notes version of what KU coaches Bill ... Continue reading

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NBA Draft Contest now open: Enter today for your chance to slap on a Celtics jersey

Hey hoops fans. Just a quick reminder that KUsports.com is now accepting submissions for this year’s KUsports.com NBA Draft Contest, a competition that provides you, the KU basketball fan, the chance to show off how your knowledge of the college game might translate to the professional level. ... Continue reading

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The difference 29 years can make

In 1981, people were just starting to experiment with the Web. You may have seen both of the videos below, but (for me at least) watching them back-to-back is powerful. It boldly illustrates how much technology has grown in just a few decades. What is your reaction? ... Continue reading

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In Defense of Sex and the City, An Unpopular Opinion

Scene-Stealers sitegoer Vincent Scarpa, a creative writing major in Boston, is mad as hell that the critical consensus for “Sex in the City 2″ is so vehemently negative. I haven’t seen the movie, but his passionate defense intrigued me and you all know how much I hate ... Continue reading

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Swampyville Nursery Rhymes for the Older Animals!

Little Chancy Speak! By Ollie Owl Little Chancy Speak, Has lost her sheep, And she doesn't know, Where to find them, She threw them a bone, And they went home, Wagging their votes, Behind them, Continue reading

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Rockin’ the crock pot

On Tuesdays, Mr. Meat and Potatoes usually has to work late. He walks in the door, usually after 7:00 PM, ready to eat the wallpaper. If we had wallpaper. This presents a couple of challenges for me. I mean, when he is home, I can cook dinner ... Continue reading