The loose collective of hackers known as Anonymous have two new Kansas targets in their cross hairs: billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch of Wichita's Koch Industries.
Last week, Anonymous took on Topeka's gay-hating Westboro Baptist Church. Anonymous announced on its website the plan to go after the Koch bros as a sign of solidarity with union workers protesting in Wisconsin. Anonymous said on its website: "The Koch brothers have made a science of
fabricating 'grassroots' organizations and advertising campaigns to
support them in an attempt to sway voters based on their falsehoods."
History is best-served cold and in a glass. The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium honors one of the classics with its 2011 Barleywine Week. Each night, beginning tonight, will feature a new barrel of barleywine being tapped at 7 p.m. The strong ale with roots in England is not as popular in America, although you might have had a near cousin in Boulevard's Harvest Dance Wheat Wine.
Kansas City has lost another Chiefs icon. Former announcer Bill Grigsby died at the age of 89.
In 2010, Grigsby retired from broadcasting after a 62-year career that included doing play-by-play for Super Bowls I and IV. Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement: "Like all Chiefs
fans, our thoughts and prayers are with Fran and the entire Grigsby
family at this difficult time. Bill's voice brought some of the most
memorable action and exciting plays in Chiefs history to our fans. He
will be truly missed."
If you were at the Sprint Center on Friday night, there's no way that you could have missed Kid Rock's gigantic back tattoo. It reads -- yes, you guessed it -- "American Bad Ass." Kansas City has its own fair share of USA tats, too, though few of them are as rad as Kid Rock's. Here are five USA tattoos that, had more of our ladies and dudes stripped off their tour T-shirts, I'm pretty sure I would have spied in the sold-out crowd.
Last week, chef Aaron Confessori told Fat City the story of how a Wichita busboy became a successful restaurateur in Kansas City and confessed his love for the BLT at the Peanut. Today, the owner of the Westport Cafe & Bar shares his thoughts on the restaurants, late-night scene and future of Westport.
Rick Ross, with Soulja Boy, Monica, and Ron Ron
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Better than: This shitty weather, English food, and 50 Cent
I never know what to expect from a live hip-hop show. Of course, like with any live show, you want a unique experience that can't be translated in the thousands of smeary cell-phone videos that show up on YouTube. Ideally, you'll come away from a performance with something that can't be found on an album -- or, in Rick Ross' case, only a Greenscreen photo booth that places you with the artists in question in a photo. (Seriously. I could have had Ross' visage cheaply Photoshopped with a picture of me for only $25!)
They tell you to be careful of the white stuff while driving in winter in Missouri. You just never expect the white stuff to be mayonnaise.
The Kansas City Star reports that a tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 44 outside Springfield, Missouri, on Saturday left the highway coated in 40,000 pounds of mayo. Nobody was hurt in the crash that saw Springfield police close the eastbound lanes of the interstate for several hours to allow the mayo slick to be cleaned up.
Last weekend rallies were held in all 50 states in support of
the teachers' union in Wisconsin. And at the Wisconsin state capitol, at
people came out on Saturday to protest Governor Walker's attempt to
break the union.
Sounds like a big deal, right? Hundreds of thousands of people turned
out on behalf of teachers in one state who were holding out for
collective bargaining rights, despite opposition from Republicans and
from bigtime "liberal" columnists who also consider
schoolteachers grossly overcompensated.
Yet rightbloggers dismissed these demos as paltry, insignificant, and a
To understand why they think so, we need to review the history of the
Tea Party, which has sometimes summoned big crowds itself.
It's a fact: Kansas City loves to play dress-up. In a flash of glitz, glamor and old-school N'Awlins pageantry, the Top of the Bottoms at Crosstown Station on Saturday night boasted some of the most captivating costumes that this town has seen in a long time.
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