This week's edition of Studies in Crap reviewed Butt Prints in the Sand. Sam Glenn's ass-filled self-help book is pretty ridiculous, as Crap Archivist Alan Scherstuhl points out.
But Glenn isn't without his defenders. The positivity police have come for Scherstuhl, and we'd like to salute a couple of comments that Scherstuhl holds close to his heart.
Southwest Early College Campus principal No. 3, Ben Boothe, is calling it quits. But Plog commenter Denlaw tells us not to blame him for saying peace out, unlike his predecessors. Tell it, Denlaw:
"At least he is staying the year. And giving fair notice. No one should be held responsible if they say they are going to switch jobs after the year.
Now walking out in the middle of the year, that is another story."
Truth. And we're not blaming him after seeing the stats.
The Rev. Jerry Johnston isn't getting much sympathy as his First Family Church faces foreclosure. The Overland Park megachurch owes more than $13 million to Regions Bank, but there has long been question of financial accountability at the church. The Mountains Made Flat
comes through with the Comment of the Day for this quip:
"Jerry might even have to give up his Black American Express Card and take some of his family off the payroll.
The Lord giveth; and the Lord taketh away."
Bristol Palin won't be getting $20,000 to preach abstinence at Washington University. I really don't care if she wants to get hypocritical about bumping uglies, even if she doesn't abide (as the Dude would say). But in all of the controversy, I forgot to think of the children. Thankfully, gbuell didn't, and his thoughts are totally with Tripp. Gbuell, the floor is yours:
"If I found out that when I was a baby, my mother had toured the country speaking about abstinence and used my existence as an example of why abstinence is awesome, I'd be pretty insulted."
I would be, too, unless I was getting a cut of the $20,000.
Longtime Kansas City Chiefs fans may recall that quarterback Steve DeBerg broke his non-throwing hand during the 1990 season. Today's story about DeBerg forwarding offensive e-mails (unless you have a kink for two women, a funnel and a fish) may have finally answered some questions. It did, at least, for one of the Plog's Twitter followers. The Comment of the Day comes courtesy of Brandon H. or BHIndepMo:
"so, that's how he broke his hand in 1990 RT @pitchplog Ex-Chiefs quarterback Steve DeBerg sends porn forwards"
I'll buy it.
Reader The DLC took issue with our story about a study released this week contending that area smoking bans are having little impact on the business of bars and restaurants.
Those pesky civil liberties, always getting in the way.
I would argue that the rhetoric on the pro-ban side has been way "rowdier," extreme and self-righteous than on the other.
Kansas City Chiefs fans know how to tailgate -- but some take it a little too far. Like, say, the guy in this video who apparently started a good ol'-fashioned parking-lot brouhaha at Arrowhead. And the road-ragey guy didn't open with a fist. He led with his head. Here's babynewyear's take in the Comment of the Day:
"wow..........the headbutt was the opening move....guys got balls....."
Following the mysterious killing of Brian Euston in Westport, there was a lot of discussion on why the Euston homicide received so much media attention. An anonymous e-mailer wrote us to give credit where it's due: Euston's family and friends.
Here's the full e-mail: "I'll make it short and sweet. The reason Euston's death has received
so much press has absolutely nothing to do with race. His family and
friends have gone to great lengths to make sure people are aware that
violence and the outrageous number of homicides in Kansas City is
recognized by people of all social classes and races, and that
something needs to be done about it.
"They want justice for their son,
and their efforts are noteworthy-hence the reason it has received so
much press. They refuse to acquiesce to what has happened. If other
families of homicide victims chose to work as hard as the Euston
family to make a difference and find answers, they would receive the
same amount of press. Case in point: it's not because they are a
white family, it's because they refuse to give up until they find
answers and justice is served. Please consider a follow-up article
acknowledging this truth."
The story of the ferret chewing off seven -- SEVEN! -- of an infant's fingers in Grain Valley left a lot of questions unanswered. I didn't crucify the parents because I wanted to see some answers, but others weren't willing to reserve judgment. Kansas City blogger Chimpotle took the parents to task, because how the hell does a ferret get close to a 4-month-old, let
alone munch off seven fingers. The floor is yours, Chimpotle:
I'll rail against the parents. There's no way the baby started crying as his SEVENTH FINGER was being gnawed off. So they probably sat there with the kid crying for who knows how long. And then we have Mr. Ferret, who is running loose around the house, apparently so hungry that seven fingers of another living creature sounded appealing. Then the father threw said ferret so hard that it died. This kid has a bright future of neglect ahead of him.Check out his blog here.
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