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Thank you for voting for The Dead Girls to open for KISS

I just wanted to say a quick than you to everyone out there who voted for my band The Dead Girls to open up for KISS last Thursday at the Sprint Center. The show was absolutely amazing and KISS and their crew were very cool and helpful ... Continue reading

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Meet the world’s smallest snowman

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Dec/14/Screen_shot_2009-12-14_at_9.29.37_AM.png This isn't necessarily about social media, but it's a YouTube video so I'm posting it. Meet the world's smallest snowman, made by the National Physics Laboratory in Great Britain. He is 10 µm across, which is about 1/5th the width of a human hair. He's a ... Continue reading

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It’s cold. Snap!

I did an awful, awful thing the other night. I loosened the straps on my helmet. OK, maybe it’s not that awful, but in my mind, loosening the straps — to make room for the headband or hat I’ll need to keep 74.5 percent of my body ... Continue reading

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GOP 3rd district field narrows as Colyer endorses Jordan

The Republican field of contenders in the 3rd district U.S. House race became a little bit clearer Monday morning. State Sen. Jeff Colyer, R-Overland Park, sent out an announcement that he won't run, and he strongly endorsed former state Sen. Nick Jordan, a Shawnee Republican who lost ... Continue reading

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ChatterTV reaction to Turner Gill becoming the next football coach at Kansas

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins on Sunday officially announced the hiring of Turner Gill as the next coach of the KU football program. For my reaction on the Gill hiring, including quotes from former KU running back Brandon McAnderson and current freshman wide receiver Erick McGriff, ... Continue reading

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Out of Context - Just for Fun!

There has been several blogs recently that have dealt with words and their meanings. Some have argued for the correct usage of a word dependent on its dictionary meaning. Others have attempted to validate (or disprove) a position by questioning the validity of the actual words used. ... Continue reading

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The Recap: Kansas 90, La Salle 65

For a game that wasn't close for its final 25 minutes, Kansas' victory against La Salle on Saturday certainly contained some interesting storylines. The one statline that leaps off the box score is that of KU senior guard Sherron Collins. A career 39 percent three-point marksman, Collins ... Continue reading

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Forward

I’m fortunate and very grateful to have been selected as one of the winners of the Journal-World’s NaNoWriMo contest. I’m stunned that I get five hardbound copies of my novel, OverTime. I hadn’t planned to do anything with it other than flip through a printed copy before ... Continue reading

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Weekly Deals

Nestle Chocolate Morsels on sale for $1.58 use $0.50/1 11/01 Red Plum makes them $1.08/ea HyVee brand butter, sugar and flour all $0.99 with the in ad coupon. Dole salad blends 2/$3 print a $1/2 coupon and get them for $1/ea Green Giant boxed vegetables 5/$5 If ... Continue reading

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Play The Great Holiday Rebate - Week 2

Good luck in playing this week's Great Holiday Rebate Contest. Enter for a chance to win a $50 Downtown Lawrence gift certificate. Submit entries at Lawrence Journal World. All entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14. This week Jenn and Julie have been ... Continue reading

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FootballCoachScoop ruins lives

(NOTE: I finished this blog literally the exact minute I found out Turner Gill had been named Kansas University's new football coach. It's worthless now. But I wanted to post it anyway, because I really, really, really, really, really, really hate FootballCoachScoop.com.) Well, FootballCoachScoop.com, you took another ... Continue reading

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The Lawrence Community of 2050

I am accused of picking on the left. In retroflection that is probably true. The right is not making many waves. The left is. I am responding to their proposed changes. In our immediate future three significant initiatives emanating from the left will likely drive really significant ... Continue reading

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Getting to know Turner Gill …

Before you make any judgment on KU's hiring of Turner Gill, do yourself a favor and watch this ESPN Outside the Lines special on Gill. Continue reading

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Gary Pinkel’s ballot: What was he thinking?

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel must really not care for mid-majors. Especially you, Boise State. In his final USA Today Top 25 coaches rankings, the ninth-year Tigers coach placed Boise State at No. 9 on his ballot. Boise State was ranked No. 6 in just about every ... Continue reading

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Here is some of the stuff on panhandling

The city was nice enough to prepare a zip file. It is 25 megs, I think. Find it here: http://www.lawrenceks.org/agendas Just under where it says "Agendas and Minutes" it has the download links. One is for Windows, if you trust the city to prepare an executable .exe ... Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism – No American Exploitation

I have noted in a number of recent blogs a tendency to describe us, the citizens of the United States, in a number of very unflattering terms. Little in the way of explanation is offered. The authors seem to believe that everyone knows. I don’t! We are ... Continue reading

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Who owns the language?

Recently there were a series of letters to the editor addressing a performance of Vespers at KU. I saw the ad but did not attend. The letters concerned the content of the program. Apparently, a Michael Jackson song was included. Now the term Vespers pertains to the ... Continue reading

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What exactly does a District Atty Do.

Well I thank there suppose to hire compatent Atty to service justine and the people of Douglas County., and run that office with professionalizm and to be as effecitnt as possale when they proacute. Continue reading

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Some fun pictures of meteorologist having fun in the snow

While snow brings hazardous driving conditions and can be an inconvenience, it can also be fun! After a long morning on-air covering the snow, Ed and I were ready to have some fun of our own, although we didn't wait until the morning show was completely over ... Continue reading

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Another Chance to Win at The Great Holiday Rebate Contest

Don't forget to play week two of The Great Holiday Rebate contest on Sunday. See where Jenn and Julie's adventure takes them. Enter to win a weekly drawing of a $50 Downtown Lawrence gift certificate. The grand prize will be $500 cash! You'll need Sunday's paper to ... Continue reading