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'Corporate FM' filmmaker, who documented the fall of The Lazer, seeks distribution funding

Alex  Parker

It seems like everyone and their brother has a Kickstarter campaign, seeking funding for projects that are personally and professionally important. That's not meant to diminish the hard work and passion artists, musicians and others have for their projects, but the novelty of Kickstarter has worn off a bit, a ...

Can Netflix revive 'Jericho'?

Alex  Parker

Netflix is in talks to resurrect "Jericho," the CBS cult favorite about a post-apocalyptic Kansas town, TV Guide [reports][1]. http://www.lawrence.com/users/AlexParker/photos/2012/may/1/234115/ The show debuted in 2006, and followed the lives of residents of Jericho, a small town in the northwestern part of the state. After a series of nuclear bombs destroy ...

Where will 'Anchorman 2' stack up among the best journalism movies of all time?

Alex  Parker

Beautifully mustachioed news anchor Ron Burgundy – aka Will Ferrell – stopped by Conan Wednesday night with a very important announcement. And it wasn’t “Cannonball!” No, Burgundy went on the air to let the world know that the Channel 4 News Team was coming back with a sequel to the ...

"The Last Jayhawker" - College sports meets "Inglorious Basterds"

Alex  Parker

James Naismith as a hardened assassin. Phog Allen as a sharpshooting marksman. William Quantrill as a basketball strategist. http://www.lawrence.com/users/AlexParker/photos/2012/mar/16/231644/ These nonsequitors and more run rampant in a new short film called “The Last Jayhawker,” which is making its way around the Internet just in time for tonight’s tipoff. (Watch it ...

Scottish artist creates amazing, lifelike pencil drawings

Alex  Parker

The Daily Mail took a break from cutting and pasting from American newspapers to [write about a Scottish artist named Paul Cadden][1] who has a remarkable talent to create lifelike drawings using pencil. His works look like photos, and there's not much more I can say beyond, "wow." Cadden works ...

Historic Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka wins restoration grant

Alex  Parker

Fresh off a press release, the Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka, closed since 1976, has won a $54,240 Heritage Trust Fund grant to repair its roof. It's one of 24 projects across the state to win grant money from the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review. “We want to make the ...

Boulevard offering refunds on some Chocolate Ale batches after 'unwanted flavor' detected

Alex  Parker

[If you were one of the lucky ones][1] who scored some Boulevard Chocolate Ale earlier this month, the Kansas City brewery wants you to know that some batches may have “an unwanted flavor.” http://www.lawrence.com/users/AlexParker/photos/2012/feb/15/230131/ “We do routine quality checks on all of our beers and we recently found that some ...

Dang, that woolly mammoth video was a hoax

Alex  Parker

Last week we [wondered][1] if some lucky Siberian had actually caught a woolly mammoth on video. Well, wonder no more. It there are no lucky Siberians here. > Some suspected the video is an > outright hoax — a computer-generated > mammoth digitally inserted into a real > river scene. ...

When parents discover Facebook

Alex  Parker

This video of a dad publicly shaming his daughter is making the rounds. After she unleashed a litany of complaints about her life - mainly about her chores - mixed in a with a few choice four-letter words, her dad took to YouTube to rebut her claims. Oh yeah, and ...

Is that a woolly mammoth caught on video?

Alex  Parker

A government worker in Siberia claims he filmed a woolly mammoth crossing a river last summer. Woolly mammoths have been extinct for about 10,000 years. The video is as grainy as those that purport to show Bigfoot. But, hey, it's the Internet. Let's let our imaginations run wild. Still, British ...

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