A collection of the worst restaurant Web sites in the city, with explanations of why they made the list. [KC Lunch Spots]
We've got a few more holidays left until Christmas, but you can already get peppermint ice cream in the grocery store. [Around the Block]
You think the last time your knife slipped in the kitchen was scary? This collection of kitchen injuries from chefs in New York City is ghoulish. [MetroMix]
Get ready for Jelly Belly flavored sodas. Because the last time you had a Coke, I know you were wishing it was as sweet as a jelly bean. [Bev Net]
With the FEST this weekend, it's easy to feel like you're in the middle of missing a lot of amazing music. CMJ was last weekend, and Fun Fun Fun Fest is next weekend, so getting online and reading pretty much anything starts to feel like everyone is enjoying themselves except your sorry unable-to-afford-airfare ass.
Fear not, fellow inhabitants of the financial bottom rung! Vinyl Vlog understands. While they're providing free record mailers to all attendees of this weekend's FEST, so as to protect all that limited edition vinyl that'll be available, they also understand that some of us can't afford a trip down to Florida. Thus, they've made the Save the Vinyl compilation included with all those free mailers available as a download.
If you're looking to soundtrack your Halloween party tomorrow night, look no further than Wayward Blog's Halloween Mix. We've posted all four parts in the weeks leading up to this weekend of weekends, and you can get them all right here, right now, for a four and a half hour mix that will get your party going.
Part 1 - "Rue Morgue Radio"
(Track listing here)
Part 2 - "I Was A Teenage Brain Surgeon"
(Track listing here)
Part 3 - "The Haunted House of Rock"
(Track listing here)
Part 4 - "End of the Road>"
(Track listing here)
Your bonus mix is a recording of Sunglasses After Dark's debut Halloween show from October 28, 2006.
Thrill to turntable problems!
Chill to my lame-o spooky voice!
Enjoy some songs that didn't make it onto the mixes above!
Download Sunglasses After Dark's Halloween Spooktacular, 10/28/06. Track listing after the jump.
TMZ quotes Larry Johnson's agent claiming that he didn't know that using "fag" or "faggots" is offensive.
Here's what TMZ says agent Peter Schaffer had to say about the now-suspended Chiefs running back's repeated use of homophobic slurs:
"We know the N-word is unacceptable, that's not disputable -- but f*g? I'm learning that there's a segment of our society that finds it offensive and that it should not be used. I didn't realize that, but I do know now..."
A segment of society? Like say the segment that isn't homophobic?
Anyway, Schaffer told The Kansas City Star that he's negotiating a settlement with the Chiefs to resolve LJ's future -- and settlement doesn't necessarily mean Johnson will be leaving KC.
Via Arrowhead Pride.
Jolly elfin state legislator Bill Otto says he won't apologize for his "RedNeck Rap," which has been called racist for criticizing President Obama and then proclaiming the deliciousness of "opossum the other dark meat."
Now, the NAACP is demanding an apology, according to KSHB Channel 41.
Otto promised to do another rap -- one that praised Obama. Take it away, MC Otto.
1. Get hot and Rocky Horror-fied, as the burlesque troupe BDU does a Rocky Horror-themed performance at Firefly tonight.
2. Get freaked out -- the West Bottoms is chock full of haunted houses presented by Full Moon Productions. For some DIY haunted house action check out the Newton family's homemade haunt in Overland Park on Saturday night and John Bersuch's haunted West Bottoms loft, open to the public on Sunday.
3. Get your freak face on. Costumes are encouraged at virtually every bar in town tonight and tomorrow. Check out this Halloweekend Hitlist for some ideas.
4. Take a tot trick-or-treating. There are safe trick-or-treating activities being hosted all over the metro on Saturday, including Trunk or Treat at Alcott Arts Center.
5. Don't forget the dead! Sunday is el Dia de los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead). Although maybe not the most authentic, possibly the most fun party in honor of this Mexican holiday is the fiesta that Wearhaus is throwing at the Beaumont Club.
For more ways to be devilish this weekend, see pitch.com/calendar.
KMBC Channel 9 reports that an officer with the Kansas City police was shot in the leg around 6:30 a.m. today while making an arrest near 11th and Troost.
KMBC reports that the officer was making an arrest when a gun fell out of the suspect's pocket and discharged, hitting the officer. The officer was reportedly taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Still waiting for an official dispatch from the KCPD. I'll let you know when I hear something.
Update (8:56 a.m. Friday, October, 30): The KCPD says the injured officer was a detective working at the Greyhound bus station. The detective tried to stop a suspicious acting man. There was a struggle and that's when the gun discharged, striking the detective in the leg. Police arrested the suspect and found two guns on him.
A little bit after midnight Friday, Kansas City, Kansas, police found a man shot to death inside a vehicle in the 1300 block of North 4th Street.
Officers were responding to a reported shooting at 12:14 a.m.
The man's identity hasn't been released yet.
If you have any info about this man's death, call the Major Case Unit at 913-573-6020 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Update (3 p.m. October 30): KCK police spokesman Troy Rice says today's homicide brings KCK homicide total to 33.
Because there's no way that you'd figure this out by yourselves, Plaza retailer Halls started posting videos on its Web site that dispense obscure fashion secrets like wearing leggings. The 10-episode series, "What the Chic," unfurls vital tidbits via its host, Michael Mackie, who's bubblier than a freshly opened bottle of Boone's Farm -- and that's meant in the most awesome possible way.
The webisodes are produced by Darren Mark (a television personality you might remember from NBC's Channel 41 or the short-lived "Kansas City Live") and Kevin Schwarzenberger of Scenic Road Productions.
The Kansas City Police Department is reportedly planning a DUI checkpoint for sometime between Friday and Sunday.
Your guess is as good as mine on which night and where.
So watch yourselves.
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