The scariest cereals of our childhood have returned for a limited engagement. General Mills is putting Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry back on shelves until October 31. The chocolate-, strawberry- and berry-flavored cereals all come with "spooky fun" marshmallows. Just because we're too old to eat doesn't mean we need to forgo candy for breakfast.
Rooftop Vigilantes are heading out on an October tour that ends in a CMJ date in New York. Score! They'll be playing the Cake Shop on the Lower East Side during the festival. They're also playing in Manhattan, KS, Boston, Chi-town, and for some vicious hipsters at Bard College with fellow Lawrence indie-rockers Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk.
Tommy Sowers, a Democrat hoping to represent southeast Missouri in Congress, has found a way to add pizazz to those "I'm Chauncey Haircut, and I approved this message" disclaimers at the end of campaign commercials.
With a little help from his friends Smith and Wesson, Sowers says he approved a TV spot criticizing his opponent, Jo Ann Emerson, after firing a shotgun at an unidentified object. The borders-on-parody commercial ends with a few bars of a country rock song and Sowers looking in the camera as the smoke of his freshly fired round commingles with the sweet Missouri air.
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
Three Bizarre and Filthy Cash-in Kids' Books
Discovered at: Thrift stores across this great nation
Once in a while, attentive cartoon fans spot impossible surprises that shouldn't have got past the executives: a sex-toy on The Little Mermaid video box, or a topless gal in The Rescuers, or the word "SEX" in a dust cloud in The Lion King, or an honest laugh-out-loud joke in last week's season premiere of The Simpsons.
The shocks differ, but they stir up the same questions each time: Is it truly there or is it a collective delusion? Would Disney or whoever intentionally risk the good will of families?
Lori Arndt of Lenexa, a teacher who works with disabled children by day, has a part-time job making, selling and promoting two prepared mustards. Her first success, GG's Sweet & Spicy Mustard, began with her grandmother's recipe.
Police are still looking for suspects in the case.
Original Story (7:32 a.m. September 29): The death toll is even higher this morning than we first realized. Two people were shot at 12th Terrace and Fremont around 12:10 a.m.
Police found a man in his thirties shot to death outside of a black Chevrolet Caprice on Fremont, just south of 12th Terrace.
If Obama's presidential campaign tapped The National because of its name, they got lucky.
The Brooklyn rock band -- known for its understated, powerful songs, which were put into heavy rotation by Obama's presidential campaign in 2008 -- played at the President's "Moving America Forward" rally at the University of Wisconsin yesterday, with Ben Harper. (They tapped the anthemic rock band in a hope to catch young voters' attention: "They're betting on your apathy," Obama said. "Madison, you've got to prove them wrong.") The indie rock band devoted its song, "Mr. November," to Obama at its performance in Madison yesterday, which it closed its set with.
Even if you think politics are just "meh," the National is nothing to be apathetic about.
In case you missed my fine coworker's post below, the band will be playing cuts from its last three critically-acclaimed albums -- and more --- tonight at the Uptown.
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James - people like you are the reason others scoff at "soccer".
Two kids....very sad.