Posts tagged "Lawrence"
An Open Letter to Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips: Feed Us a Gummy Fetus

An Open Letter to Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips: Feed Us a Gummy Fetus

Dear Mr. Coyne: Yesterday when you were visiting Love Garden here in Lawrence, KS (See local blogger @heartlocalmusic‘s entry about this┬áhere, readers), selling gummy fetuses that contained flash-drives filled with Flaming Lips-love, the wife and I were watching our equally gummy-looking fetus on a sonogram monitor at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. You see, my wife Becki...
The Time-Traveling Bookbinder: Hagen Miller Teaches the Future About the Past

The Time-Traveling Bookbinder: Hagen Miller Teaches the Future About the Past

Hagen Miller is living proof that human beings do not need elaborate contraptions to travel through time. He voyages into yesteryears each time he binds a book using the methods of his forefathers from centuries past. His work is proof that the theme song from Reading Rainbow was not, in fact, a lie. When that...
An Open Letter to Buffalo Wild Wings: Grill & Bah-Humbug (Now With Resolution!)

An Open Letter to Buffalo Wild Wings: Grill & Bah-Humbug (Now With Resolution!)

Dear Buffalo Wild Wings, You remember the part in the Christmas story where Mary and Joseph are turned away by the innkeeper because there are no vacancies in the inn? Well on Saturday, April 30th, 2011, you too turned away a pregnant woman who had needs. You did not even offer her a stable where...
Vlad's Vlog: Vol. 1, The Feline Feeding Frenzy

Vlad’s Vlog: Vol. 1, The Feline Feeding Frenzy

Every day I come home from work to the sight of our five cats frantically scrambling for their food dishes. We do not free-feed them because we had some problems with feline obesity (and still do, in the case of gigantic kitty Othello – although he is quite muscular, in fact). I wanted to capture...
David Lynch + Disney + Baptist Church = Disasterpiece Theater

David Lynch + Disney + Baptist Church = Disasterpiece Theater

David Lynch, Disney, and Baptists. Odd bedfellows to be sure. As the son of a Southern Baptist minister, I remember well the day the church boycotted Disney in 1997. Sure, Donald Duck wore a shirt and no pants, and that was a bit uncouth. But other ducks didn’t even bother to wear shirts, so Donald...
A Free Christmas Album That's Worth Billions: Sam Billen & Josh Atkinson's "A Word of Encouragement"

A Free Christmas Album That’s Worth Billions: Sam Billen & Josh Atkinson’s “A Word of Encouragement”

If you hear someone rustling around in your chimney this week, refrain from calling the police. No, Santa Claus has not decided to deliver presents early this year. Someone else is descending, rendering his presence utterly useless this Yule. Lawrence, KS residents Sam Billen and Josh Atkinson are headed for your hearts and hearths with...