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Texas being punished by Big 12’s reputation; ChatterTV week 8 picks

For my week 8 Big 12 football picks, check out the latest episode of ConferenceChatterTV: The national perception of the Big 12's ability to light up the scoreboard is hurting the University of Texas football team this season. Texas recently dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 ... Continue reading

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In Plain Sight 10/21/2009

Previous: IPS 10/14/2009 Next: IPS 10/28/2009 RoedApple and beerdrinkingfool, along with everyone else, got this one immediately. See end of post for the full picture I had to choose between an image snippet that was unique, but easy, or one which was mundane, but harder. (For extra ... Continue reading

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A message from God?

C2H5OH. Take out your blue books and describe and discuss in detail. Continue reading

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Matching Clippables, Printables and Ecoupons for Good Deals

I'm rather thrilled with the fact that the HyVee and Dillon's sales week starts on Wednesday...it gets me my deal seeking fix in the middle of the week...holds me over until Sunday. There are some good deals at both of these stores this week...a couple of freebies ... Continue reading

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The Sideline Report with Landry Jones’ girlfriend, Whitney Hand

Sometimes, you just have to take advantage of an opportunity. While at Big 12 women's media day today at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., some of us writers noticed that Oklahoma had brought sophomore guard Whitney Hand for interviews. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/21/1.jpg Now, Whitney is a great ... Continue reading

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KU engineers excited by preliminary results from Antarctic flight

Success can happen just about anywhere. Tuesday's high-altitude flight took NASA's Operation Ice Bridge researchers over the Pine Island region (75° 25' S and 98° 25' W and surrounding area) of Antarctica. "We're really pumped. We're getting some really good data," Professor Chris Allen says about midway ... Continue reading

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Try these costume Ideas to ease Halloween stress

As a parent, Halloween can bring lots of enjoyment along with some stress. I’m not a very crafty person, so when my kids were younger and contemplating their costumes, I would begin to sweat. Most of the time, their costumes were store bought, several were handmade (by ... Continue reading

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Pumpkin eater

Last year, in a fit of domesticity, I made pumpkin puree a la Pioneer Woman. I had no idea what I would do with it. I don't like pumpkin pie, and figured that it logically followed that I would not like any pumpkin-y recipes. Still, I made ... Continue reading

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Cliff’s Notes version: Mark Mangino press conference, 10/20/09

Here is the Cliff's Notes version of Kansas football coach Mark Mangino's comments at his press conference today. Full audio is posted here. • Players of the game, voted on by the coaching staff: Offense: Todd Reesing; Defense: Darrell Stuckey; Special teams: Kayl Anderson; Defensive scout team: ... Continue reading

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Weather keeps KU researchers from completing research flight to Antarctica

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/19/DC8_taxis.jpg PUNTA ARENAS, Chile — What they say of Kansas is true of Punta Arenas, Chile. If you don’t like the weather, stick around 10 minutes. NASA Operation Ice Bridge flight for Monday, Oct. 19, was scrubbed due to the weather. The skies were clear over Antarctica ... Continue reading

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Balloon = Buffoon

Okay, so how many people knew the balloon boy thing was a hoax? Once I found out this family was on the reality television show "Wife Swap" not once, but TWICE, I pretty much knew the whole balloon boy thing was a load of hooey. Continue reading

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HLimPT Take 2

Simon here again... Thanks for not eating me. HLimPT Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Mom is so proud. I can do steps! Sometimes my tummy gets in the way going down. Mom says I am growing so fast that tomorrow will be better. I am now as tall ... Continue reading

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Social Networking the new evil….

Today I stumbled upon what has to be the silliest article I have seen in a long time. The article in England's Daily Mail trumpets: "Social networking websites are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users" And the article quotes neuroscientist Susan Greenfield as being ... Continue reading

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Surplus of Big 12 surprises in week 7

I find it difficult to believe the Big 12 North is anything more than an average division — at best — after this weekend's slate of football games. For more on this idea, plus my reaction on Texas beating Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, check out ... Continue reading

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How Long is my Puppy Tale

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Oct/18/simons_first_day_of_scouts.jpg How Long is my Puppy Tale Monday, August 17, 2009 My name is Woof. When I am in trouble my mommy calls me Woof Grr. I hear that happens to kids too. My 7 brothers and sisters call me Yap. I am 6 weeks old. I ... Continue reading

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Sunday Again! More Deals and Some Shopping Tips

Today marks Ryan's one month birthday! I am amazed that time could possibly go by any more quickly than it did with the other two...but that is exactly what is happening. I am anxious, however, to get back into some type of routine for myself and my ... Continue reading

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Let’s savor the fall season before we start thinking about Christmas

Fall is my favorite time of year. The change of season from summer to fall has always been greatly anticipated. The brilliant colors, cool weather, football, festivals and bonfires, carving pumpkins, Halloween, Thanksgiving. Through the years, I find myself being pushed from summer almost directly to Christmas. ... Continue reading

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The World’s Oldest Underwater City

Recently my daughter, whose birthday is today!, went to Greece with a girl friend, for a week's vacation. With her unbridled wit, she observed that since the period between 776 BC (the first Olympic Games) and 323 BC (the death of Alexander), the civilization that many consider ... Continue reading

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The Mad Geek: What statistical analysis tells us about KU and what to expect in today’s game

The Kansas football team’s offense is the best in the nation when it comes to passing on second- and third-and-longs. The Jayhawks’ defense ranks in the top 10 nationally in the second quarter, but is in the bottom 10 in the third quarter. KU’s offense has been ... Continue reading

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“Where the Wild Things Are” On-Camera Review

My castmate on VH1's World Series of Pop Culture, Robert Bishop from Wocka Wocka, joins me for a review of "Where the Wild Things Are." Spike Jonze directed the movie, which is adapted by Dave Eggers from the classic kids book by Maurice Sendak. Find out whether ... Continue reading