A furtive glance from across the room. A candlelit dinner with R. Kelly's "Bump 'N Grind" playing softly in the background. A negative Chlamydia test printout. These things get women in the baby-makin' mood.
Notice how I didn't include whipping out your man meat to display to the lady of your desire. Although it's already been proven that this move does not work for Kansas City men, Alderman Charles Cook of Platte City gave it a shot anyway.
Rockers, rejoice! Looks like Rockfest is going to be coming back to Penn Valley park next year in 2011, mudslides be damned.
The Kansas City park board today approved a one-year agreement with AEG Live Productions for the annual music festival to occupy part of the park and the grounds of the Liberty Memorial on May 14, 2011.
There was a gigantic hullabaloo following this year's Rockfest, since Penn Valley Park essentially turned into a mud hole. Check out our slideshow of this year's Rockfest here.
More information on the board's decision after the jump.
Update: Commenter Mallary almost had the right answer to this week's "Where Am I Eating" quiz. That's right, Mallary, it's Paparico's Mexican Restaurant on Wornall Road.
It doesn't matter how bad things are going in your life, a plate of freshly prepared soft tacos -- shredded beef, in this case -- can be as effective as a pharmaceutical mood enhancer. These tacos taste as wonderful as they look, sprinkled with fresh cilantro and sided with a bubbling pile of refried beans, rice and a creamy sauce made from fresh jalapeno peppers and avocado.
What restaurant is serving this dish?
Health and temperance have always gone together. But our current culture of excess, it turns out that heavy drinkers apparently live longer than those who abstain from alcohol.
Time reports that a new study in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research followed 1,824 people between the ages of 55 and 65 for 20 years. In those two decades, 69 percent of those who didn't drink died as compared to 60 percent of heavy drinkers.
Not ready give up on the candidacy of Robin Carnahan, the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee has released a new ad depicting her opponent, U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt, as a Washington insider who mugs grandmas on behalf of special interests.
Blunt, a former Most Corrupt Member of Congress award winner, is a stooge, all right. But Democrats picked a dubious example to make the case that he lines the pockets of his tuxedo with IOUs from corporate America.
Suckers craft a larger-than-life sound that draws on inspirations from different cultures and lifestyles. The Brooklyn band's catchy and dance-tastic tunes avoid the overbearing glitch and noise most indie pop bands drown in. Coming off of the release of their debut full-length album, Wild Smile, they are embarking on a North American tour with Menomena, and then hitting Europe with Yeasayer. I caught up with guitarist and vocalist Austin Fisher to chat about the album, tour, and baboons.
The Pitch: How did Suckers originate?
Austin Fisher: We formed over time, slowly. Quinn and I are cousins and we grew up down the street from each other. We both moved to New York around the same time and were interested in playing music, but didn't have a clear vision for a while. We met Pan, the bass player, and played as a three-piece, all sharing percussion duties -- we liked to say we were three one-man bands. But we started to feel the limitations of that, and so we added Brian, a Connecticut native like the rest of us. We have a much more dynamic sound than we did when we first started, and decided that we wanted to start taking it more seriously. We had our friend, Anand Wilder (of Yeasayer), produce an EP for us.
Hey you guys? Uh, this is a little awkward but just in case you have any 41-year-old male friends who've disappeared in Sweden recently, they might have been arrested on charges of rape, statutory sodomy, attempted sexual exploitation of a child and sexual misconduct - all involving a 14-year-old girl. Just in case you hear any crazy rumors.
The Wizards can't get no respect.
In the middle of an unexpected charge toward playoff contention, and only a couple of days after shutting out the Los Angeles Galaxy, the MLS' best team, the team announced Monday that they would have to endure the humiliation of shuffling their schedule so the T-Bones can open their sort-of-professional Northern League playoffs at home.
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