Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How every beer should be poured at The K (video)

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:45 PM

The Bottoms Up draft beer dispenser can fill up to 44 pints in a single minute -- earlier this year, Wired succintly explained how the machine that fills beer cups from the bottom works. Here's it in action (captured by Flickr user Scottcolsen) at Kauffman Stadium, where even though it's only filling a single beer, it's no less impressive.   

Elephants help clean up Joplin tornado wreckage ... for real (video)

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:34 PM



This is too awesome for words. Elephants from the Piccadilly Circus helped move vehicles in tornado-ravaged Joplin over the weekend.

H/t: MsChark (via BuzzFeed).

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KKK counter protests the Westboro Baptist Church at Arlington National Cemetery (video)

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:22 PM



Yes, you read the headline right. I'd type more words, but my head just exploded trying to process all of this, and I'm going to die now. 

H/t: BuzzFeed.

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Geese run amok on the Plaza; new Plaza flash mob problem or just cute overload? (photos)

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 1:07 PM

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There's a new menace running a amok on the Plaza: geese. This flash mob of geese briefly stopped traffic over the lunch hour, sending me into a spiral of cute overload.

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The Get Up Kids' Matt Pryor has raised a ton of money through Kickstarter

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Dolla, dolla bills, ya'll.
  • Dolla, dolla bills, ya'll.
Earlier this month, Matt Pryor of the Get Up Kids got in on the Kickstarter Kraze. He's been soliciting donations throughout the month of May to fund his new solo record, which will appropriately be called May Day. Tomorrow is the last day you can help him reach his goal of $10,000, so head on over to the -- wait a second, he's raised how much already? Holy shit! 

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Anthony Standifer convicted of shooting Beverly Crowl in the head, killing her in botched robbery

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Anthony Standifer: Bad at crime.
  • Anthony Standifer: Bad at crime.

The sheer stupidity of Kansas City's criminal class is frightening. On Friday, Anthony

Standifer was convicted of shooting a retired Independence Police Department records clerk in the head, killing her in March 2010.

This is one of those murders that truly never had to happen but did, due to incompetent criminals. Standifer, 26, showed up at Beverly Crowl's home, which he mistook for a drug dealer's that he had planned to rob of thousands of dollars of weed and money. But simply, he went to the wrong person's door, and after failing to find what he was looking for, he shot Crowl in the head anyway and took her purse.

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The five ways you can survive a Groupon apocalypse

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM

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Groupon is the Internet version of an impulse purchase in the checkout line. You've got a limited time window (24 hours), a limited deal (some percentage off) and a pithy description of food that is definitely enticing.

While it's easy to click 'purchase,' it can sometimes be far harder to remember to redeem your Groupon. And this leads to a phenomenon coined by one of our readers, Jerry, as the "Groupon Apocalypse," wherein the final weeks that the offer is still valid finds a restaurant slammed with diners hoping to redeem their Groupon. As a result, Fat City wanted to suggest five tips for surviving the inevitable "Groupon Apocalypse."

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Aaron Clay gets life in prison for killing Javier Reynoza but will be parole-eligible in 20 years

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Aaron Clay gets life in prison and no parole for 20 years.
  • Aaron Clay gets life in prison and no parole for 20 years.

Aaron Clay won't be on the streets for at least 30 years. Clay was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 20 years for the first-degree murder of Javier

Reynoza in January 2010.

Clay, 31, also received a consecutive sentence of 120 months for attempted

aggravated robbery and a concurrent sentence of eight months for

criminal possession of a firearm.

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Kat Von D honors Will Norton; Joplin YouTube celeb confirmed dead over the weekend

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:32 AM

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More sad news from Joplin. Missing teen YouTube celeb Will

Norton was confirmed among the dead on Friday. Norton's family made the announcement on the "Help Find Will Norton" Facebook page.

A week after the twister that killed 139, tattoo artist Kat Von D unveiled

the tribute sketch above, according to Suite101.com.

Norton was a huge fan of hers. In October 2010, he posted a video about his Von D obsession and getting to see her at her L.A. tattoo parlor.

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Sushi Mido opens in Shawnee

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM

There's a new sushi bar in town.
  • There's a new sushi bar in town.

Shawnee might just be the best spot in town to get a plate of sashimi. Sushi Mido (6010 Nieman) opened at the beginning of this month, only a dozen blocks from the Sakura Japanese Restaurant (7474 Nieman). 

Sushi Mido is in the former Asian Breeze space, and just like the Japanese-Chinese fusion of the former occupant, it has a few Chinese dishes, such as crab rangoon and hot-and-sour soup, on the menu.

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