Friday, April 29, 2005

KU Facilities - A Fact Sheet

Trivia nerds like me who have an obsessive compulsive appetite for facts and figures love this kind of list. It's a roster of K.U. buildings with their respective dates of birth included.

Friday, April 22, 2005

The Monty Hall Dilemma

I flipped past Mr. Holland's Opus the other night and it happened to be the scene where the Governor, played by Joanna Gleason, walked into the auditorium to honor Mr. Holland. This morning I discovered she is the daughter of Monty Hall and that led me to this: The Monty Hall dilemma.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Thinking Outside the Carton

Can you bake cookies with the dough that comes with cookie dough ice cream? Story and photos by Kirk Anderson.

Home alone |

What's the connection between Bob Dylan and Lawrence 80's country punk Homestead Grays? Its Chuck Mead and he's home alone in Lawrence this weekend.

I’m Empty and Aching and I Don’t Know Why

Last night I dreamt I was awakened by an adjutant to her Majesty the Queen of England. I was told to prepare for her immediate arrival and he instructed me to sing a song for her amusement. I expressed concern for my voice rather than the fact I was dressed in a t-shirt and sweats. The royal family appeared in the guise of small dolls. I was in a child’s bedroom, though not one I recognized. The Queen was there and the Queen Mother along with many other royal dolls. I sang America by Simon and Garfunkel, a song that I certainly don’t have the range for at any time of the day. I woke up when I got to the “Kathy I’m lost I said, though I knew she was sleeping…” verse.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Mitch Hedberg, R.I.P

I was sad to hear of the death of comedian and actor Mitch Hedberg. My favorite Hedberg line: "I can't wait to finish this set. I've got half a pack of life savers in my pocket and the next one is pineapple", or "I love eating a kit-kat bar, unless I'm with more than four other people". He was only 37 years old.

I saw him on the Dave Attell/Lewis Black Comedy Central tour a couple of years ago and he was fantastic. He was truly an original.