Yesterday, I embedded the awful, awful "We are Mizzou" video to this blog. Now we have an answer from Kansas fans. Now this is a real parody.
The superstars of WWE's Monday Night Raw rumbled at the Sprint Center last night. There were plenty of screaming children and grown men with championship belts in the crowd, rooting for their favorite gladiators. The evening culminated with the return of the Undertaker, who stared down his rival Triple H and restarted their feud leading to their showdown at WrestleMania on April 1.
The Dead Man hadn't been seen since last year's WrestleMania, where he defeated Triple H to keep his 19-0 WrestleMania winning streak alive.
At these events, the fans always add to the atmosphere. Take the fan next to me. During good guy John Cena's brawl with the demented monster Kane, the guy kept yelling for Cena to "take his [Kane's] ass to Swope Park" because that's how we do it in KC. Cena was content to bash Kane's skull with the metal ringside stairs. As Kane retreated, the guy screamed, "Running like a bitch."
The Los Angeles Times looks at how restaurants are attempting to navigate the new dynamic at tables where cellphones are not an issue because they're phones, but for all of the other uses we've managed to pack into our pocket computers. In the story, it's as if every restaurant has unwittingly become a cyber cafe.
While most restaurants might not tolerate an extensive phone conversation, very few are regulating our fingers tapping on tiny keyboards. Do you think restaurants should have cellphone policies for diners?
What do you think? Is this really "Our Time," as the recently unveiled slogan for the 2012 season suggests?
Boulevard has a handy beer finder. On Tap KC is a repository of sightings. KC Beer Blog has been on this early and has a list of tappings around town. (The Foundry, Charlie Hooper's and the Flying Saucer are all tapping kegs today.) And because this is an open thread, kindly leave information in the comments on where you found some, what it set you back, and if there's more for fellow Chocolate Ale seekers.
Before opening the Shahrazad Cafe & Market, says Khalaf, he made some fact-finding trips to Los Angeles, Detroit and Chicago to see what restaurateurs in other cities were doing. He fell in love with the shiny metal trays for appetizer combos that he found in Detroit. So much so that he brought enough of them back to serve in his own dining room. The Shahrazade appetizer combo — $9.99 for two people, $18.99 for four — can be made with his most popular new creation, fried cilantro potatoes as well as creamy hummus, baba ghanoush, stuffed dolmas, falafel patties, pink pickled turnips, and tahini sauce.
Last week Khalaf introduced something completely different: a weekend breakfast deal offered each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. "It's all you can eat falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, fava beans, pickles and pita bread and hot tea for $4.99," says Khalaf. He wasn't sure that his American-born customers would find the selection as enticing as his patrons from Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon — but on the first Saturday, the dining room was packed.
I present to you (for the first time in the last few weeks) a big list of incoming artists.
Lots of good stuff, but the best (in my opinion) is the return of Portugal. The Man. The grime-y soul-groovers will perform at the Beaumont on April 30 at 8 p.m. Support from the Lonely Forest.
Here are some other shows that were recently announced:
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