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by eliphar17
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: 2008 Big 12 football predictions
Replies: 315
Views: 15577

Re: 2008 Big 12 football predictions

Just curious for you Missouri fans: if your team ends up with zero or one losses this year, having avoided Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M, will it be as illegitimate as Kansas' record last year when they didn't face Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Texas? Or will that argument somehow be waved off...
by eliphar17
Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poster Size Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Poster Size Photos

I have used www.perfectposters.com many times. They are very cheap compared to any physical store. 24x16 costs $10. 48x32 costs $40. Try getting that at Ritz (I should know, I worked there). And the quality is quite good. I recommend their glossy paper for the best colors unless you don't want gloss...
by eliphar17
Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The elusive media center pc - not here yet apparently
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: The elusive media center pc - not here yet apparently

Toss, the problem is definitely not technology. I was looking into this just for fun last year (no intention of actually spending money!) and you can certainly build your own computer capable of doing what you want. The actual issue is getting content into your personal box. For subscriber TV servic...
by eliphar17
Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: AMC coming to Empire, Midland to be restored...
Replies: 1448
Views: 156928

Re: AMC coming to Empire, Midland to be restored...

KCTigerFan wrote: That will be the case as well.  Incredible lobby, upscale seating and the best all digital screens and sound system in the country.  This theater is the "test kitchen" so to speak.   
Do you know the technical details of the projection systems to be used?
by eliphar17
Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - East Village
Replies: 1638
Views: 150305

Re: OFFICIAL: East Village downtown neighborhood

The economics for well done new construction housing in the downtown market are very tough.  Even with subsidy it is a challange.  Why do you think there are no new apartment buildings or towers going up?  Perhaps they could slap up some suburban style 3-story junk and make it work, but these need ...
by eliphar17
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Official: KCMO Light Rail
Replies: 4038
Views: 196532

Re: Official: KCMO Light Rail

I am confused as to why no serious consideration is being given to a literal compromise between Grand and Main in the CBD - specifically, Walnut. I realize it is quite a narrow street, but why not make a bold move and make car traffic a lower priority than public transit? Maybe it would be good to p...
by eliphar17
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 5031
Views: 491014

Re: We need a new airport!!!

KCI has the room to design and build a top quality terminal from scratch that would only be 15 minutes from downtown and in a booming suburban area.  Few cities can say that. It would be a chance to land a hub.  It doesn't have to be American, even Midwest or Southwest could do much more in KC if t...
by eliphar17
Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Tulsa, OK
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: Tulsa, OK

Doing a little reading up on Tulsa... I've never seen a city that size with the types of homes south of its downtown area. The south side of Tulsa is easily comparable to the Ward Parkway/Leawood/Mission Hills area of KC. Very attractive wooded subdivisions with everything ranging from gated estate...
by eliphar17
Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: New Convention Hotel talk
Replies: 1018
Views: 67135

Re: New Convention Hotel talk

This site is getting really pathetic really quick. I miss Barnes. This site is getting really pathetic (although the descent hasn't necessarily been sudden). But it's a different reason from my perspective. Little to do with Barnes or Funk or conventions or PACs. I live in Sydney, Australia now. ht...
by eliphar17
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 170366

Re: Election 2008

His name is BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.  Calling him that has "racist undertones" in the first place?  As far as the GOP condoning that, you're probably right.  They have a White House to try a win.  If it hurts your enemy, it helps you. Again, you're probably right.  The GOP is trying to win an election...
by eliphar17
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Election 2008
Replies: 5193
Views: 170366

Re: Election 2008

That "Obama is a Muslim" and "his middle name is Hussein!!!" crap is so sickening to me. It's not the racist undertones that get me mad, it's the fact that the Republicans happily condone such discussion, though without ever publicly saying so of course. They know that literally millions of votes wi...
by eliphar17
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Why a Downtown Stadium Didn't Get Off The Ground
Replies: 271
Views: 20125

Re: Why a Downtown Stadium Didn't Get Off The Ground

Two of these are no longer possible (if anything really is now).  The North loop location wouldn't get any (or much) of the skyline in the background as all stadiums must face North-Northeast.  I was a big fan of the North Loop location because of the incredible integration with the urban fabric (a...
by eliphar17
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: KC Star Downtown Progress Report
Replies: 40
Views: 4536

Re: KC Star Downtown Progress Report

It continues to amaze me that all the TIF and downtown progress discussions, with their mischaracterizations and illogical arguments, always sidestep the basic question from an economic perspective: is there demand for urban living? Economic incentives may help build lots of new shiny towers but the...
by eliphar17
Sat May 31, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 325
Views: 32804

Re: Flying Saucer

Any chance this thread could be moved to its proper place in KC Scene?
by eliphar17
Mon May 26, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regionality Check!
Replies: 56
Views: 4898

Re: Regionality Check!

49r wrote: Pop.  Sometimes Soda.  Never Coke, unless I'm talking about Coke.
http://popvssoda.com:2998/countystats/total-county.html

The sharp divide in PA and NY is interesting, as well as the bastions of Soda in St. Louis and Milwaukee.
by eliphar17
Tue May 06, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Search for cheapest gas in your area
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

Re: Search for cheapest gas in your area

http://www.oklahomacitygasprices.com/ma ... rices.aspx

It's actually a nationwide thing. Just click and drag the map or type in a ZIP code or state.
by eliphar17
Mon May 05, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Power & Light District
Topic: Power & Light residential tower (next to P&L Building, not Cordish related)
Replies: 347
Views: 43284

Re: Power & Light residential tower (next to P&L Building, not Cordish related)

This is a good illustration of the problem in this town... If you were a developer with land in the CBD, why on earth would you put any effort into a new tower when other plans for new towers are collapsing or at a standstill due to slow sales? I understand and sympathize with the complaints of not ...
by eliphar17
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Chiefs
Replies: 3135
Views: 147919

Re: Chiefs

After the Chiefs' second-round pick and third overall, the ESPN announcers were gushing about how KC has by far the best draft so far. Since I haven't paid any attention to the draft discussion, I don't know if they mean it, but literally every one of them agreed that Carl Peterson is doing great so...
by eliphar17
Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Big 12 Football
Replies: 2827
Views: 108975

Re: Big 12 Football

Aqib Talib taken at #20 overall in the first round by Tampa Bay. ESPN announcers appeared to be surprised since Tampa Bay was expected to take a receiver.