Here's the lunchtime conversation we've all been waiting for. Former Kansas Gov. and newly minted secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will answer questions about the regrettably unsexy H1N1 -- aka, the titillating swine flu. Wash your dirty hands and click on the webcast of Sebelius -- and guest stars Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Centers for Disease Control's acting director, Dr. Richard Besser -- below.
And the hysteria continues. Fox 4's been stalking the bus station on Southwest Boulevard just for this moment:
A woman, her husband and her two young children wereLet the panic begin.
taken into quarantine and tested after they got off a bus in Kansas
City with H1N1 swine flu symptoms.
The woman was on an El Conejo Bus that stopped at 501 Southwest
Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri before 8 a.m. on Thursday. Witnesses
described her as very ill.
Crews at the scene were wiping the bus down and the woman and her family were taken to the hospital for testing.
Doing a little homework for tonight's Neil Young show at the Sprint Center, I came across a site devoted to the details of the hall-of-famer's guitar rig. If you're curious, prepare to venture down the rabbit hole (the site, a clearinghouse of previously published tidbits about Young's stuff, has links upon links upon links) and probably end up in an uncharted Canadian province populated by car-obsessed eccentrics.
This whole video is pretty funny, but check out the 3:33 mark for Daily Show host Jon Stewart's take on how a Jew and a black guy can get elected in Kansas.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M - Th 11p / 10c|
Jon Stewart, say hello to some friends of ours.
Kansas state Reps. Barbara Ballard, Gail Finney, Broderick Henderson, Melody McCray-Miller and Valdenia Winn. And that's just in the House. Then there's state Sens. Oletha Faust-Goudeau and David Haley. And don't get us started on the Jews.
Kansas: Not as lily-white (and Christian, maybe) as you think!
This magnificent plaque was part of the building-in-question -- which is no longer used in the culinary business, alas -- when it was erected in 1920. The only clue I'll give is the first few lines of the inscription:
First -- 1888
A Shelter, Just A Home
Then -- 1917
Brick and Timbers
Burned To Embers
Do you know where this is?
Sister food blog The Daily Fork evidently watches much more basketball than I do because I completely missed this challenge two nights ago of Charles Barkley trying to eat a piece of white bread in 30 seconds.
Having never heard of the white bread challenge I found an old bag of Wonder at my house (does that ever go bad?) and tried the challenge. Sure enough, I failed miserably. I tried again with a slice of wheat bread and the same result -- bread by itself is like quick-setting concrete.
The Daily Fork took the challenge as a starting point to list three infamous food challenges and I'm proud to say I've failed two of them.
Sweet baby Jesus, we agree with Grimace-shaped Jason Whitlock. Yesterday, the Kansas City Star columnist wrote that it was time for the Royals to sign Barry Bonds. Well, it's beyond time to sign the jacked up 44-year-old slugger. Back in December 2006, we begged the Royals to inject some life into their pitiful lineup by trading for Bonds.
Alas, general manager Dayton Moore doesn't sound too interested in the former San Francisco slugger. Moore told Whitlock: "Where we are and what we're trying to accomplish with this team, we're comfortable with the makeup of our team."
Although, Moore added that Bond's past problems wouldn't stop the Royals from signing him:
"No," he said. "Not for me."
Damn right it wouldn't stop Moore. Despite claiming in a church talk that he'd sign character guys, Moore sure likes to collect assholes. Hell, he signed Jose Guillen and Sidney Ponson. So what if Bonds likes to rub cream on himself. At least the Royals would sell a shitload of Bonds jerseys.
Break out the surgical masks and get ready to panic. The news says someone in Platte County may have swine flu. A sample from the person was sent to the Centers for Disease Control for confirmation (Missouri has yet to be listed on the CDC's board of "confirmed cases") but it could be just a matter of hours before the Show-Me State gets the recognition it so richly deserves. Take that Kansas! You know what else we know? Just about nothing -- other than the world being on the verge of a pandemic. Oh, and former Kansas Gov. and newly crowned world heavyweight champion of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius will take questions about H1N1 (the less sexy name for swine flu) at noon during a Webcast by clicking here. You guys e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll just be over here with some Purell, a shotgun and The Zombie Survival Guide.
epidural finally administered - dr just broke my water - I'm at 6 cm - gonna have this baby today! :)Congrats, Sponge!
Today is not only the last day of April, it's also the last day to get tickets for only $30 to Taste of KC.
What is Taste of KC you ask? Why only one of the largest annual food and drink extravaganzas in the city sponsored by none other than this magazine. This year's event is May 17 in the Power & Light District. There will be more than 20 restaurants on hand like Cafe Tandoor, Jardine's, The Drop and Flying Saucer serving food along with wine, mixed drinks and beer samples. The highlight of the night is the Gold Fork Competition, where six chefs have one-hour to make a dish using secret ingredients.
After today, ticket prices jump up to $35 per person from May 1 to May 15 and tickets are $40 at the door so if you know you're coming, save yourself some dough and order today online at www.pitch.com/tasteofkc or call 816-561-6061. Past years have sold out so don't leave yourself hanging dry this time.
Taste of KC begins at 5 p.m. and you must be 21 or over to attend. Look forward to seeing you there!
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