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by swid
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Boulevardia - June 13-15, 2014
Replies: 88
Views: 13028

Re: Boulevardia - June 13-15, 2014

The brewery lineup they got is definitely not half-assed: 23rd Street Brewery 2nd Shift Brewing 4 Hands Brewing Co. 75th St. Brewery Allagash Brewing Co. Blind Tiger Brewery Boulevard Brewing Co. Brewery Ommegang Cambridge Brewing Co. Cinder Block Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Deschutes Brewery...
by swid
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: kansas city restaurant/bar/brewery "cheat sheet"
Replies: 30
Views: 5135

Re: kansas city restaurant/bar/brewery "cheat sheet"

A few spots not mentioned in previous posts: I like places called Harry's, both in Country Club (River Market) and Bar & Tables (Westport). Harry's Bar & Tables gets my vote as the best people-watching spot in KC, due to its location and giant windows. The Reserve at the Ambassador Hotel has great f...
by swid
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: Kansas to allow businesses to elect not to serve gay couples
Replies: 46
Views: 4711

Re: Kansas to allow businesses to elect not to serve gay cou

Instant runoff voting and every state adopting a non-partisan commission's recommendations for state legislature and House redistricting would solve a good chunk of the structural problems with our political structure. (Of course, as both of those changes would theoretically reduce the power of the...
by swid
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urbanism, architecture, transit, strawmen, etc.
Replies: 473
Views: 77309

Re: Urbanism, architecture, transit, etc.

If/when something like TransitScreen comes to Kansas City, it'd be nice to have a handful of these screens scattered around downtown.
by swid
Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 1041
Views: 120450

Re: GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The main article on Uni Watch today is about the inconsistencies in the the Chiefs' logo.
by swid
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: 2013 - 2014 College Football Season
Replies: 188
Views: 21949

Re: 2013 - 2014 College Football Season

The cognitive dissonance is strong in this one.
by swid
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1041
Views: 164219

Re: The KCMO School District

The KCMO school district is discussed in the final third of this Slate article on how (and why) busing failed to integrate schools.
by swid
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Westport
Replies: 2256
Views: 315209

Re: Westport's fate post-P&L

I, for one, welcome our Westport craft beer and charcuterie overlords.
by swid
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple's new hardware
Replies: 591
Views: 42590

Re: Apple's new hardware

If you haven't been there already, Apple has a Thirty Years of Mac page with a video that I wouldn't be shocked to see a reworked version air during the Super Bowl.

The timeline and "My First Mac" sections are interesting to scroll through.
by swid
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1041
Views: 164219

Re: The KCMO School District

Going back a bit to the charter school mention earlier, there's been two recent articles in Slate about how the largest operator of charter schools in Texas uses blatantly creationist textbooks in its schools. The second article had an argument in the comments section about charter schools vs. "bad"...
by swid
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: The KCMO School District
Replies: 1041
Views: 164219

Re: The KCMO School District

Here's a line of contrarian reasoning I've had rolling around in the back of my mind for a long time... (Note: I'm not a parent, so take the following with the very large grain of salt.) Hypothetically speaking, if you/your children are relatively intelligent and you're the sort of parent who takes ...
by swid
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: State Avenue BRT
Replies: 81
Views: 13268

Re: State Avenue BRT

For purely selfish reasons (that go into effect a month from now), I wish this route was faster and more frequent between downtown and the Legends.

Oh well...I still plan on trying it out.
by swid
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1858
Views: 216432

Re: Politics

The last post helped crystallize something that had been rolling around in my mind for a while: "Socialism" and "Capitalism" are economic philosophies that can be incorporated (in varying degrees) into most political systems. "Communism" and "Libertarianism" are, well, philosophies of human behavior...
by swid
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC in TV and Movies
Replies: 1706
Views: 232077

Re: KC in TV and Movies

In last night's episode of The Simpsons , Comic Book Guy had an issue of Radioactive Man Meets the Kansas City Royals on display in his store. I didn't realize that it's shown up before in the show. Now, if only the Royals would have a Radioactive Man day sometime during the season...if Fall Out Boy...
by swid
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies
Replies: 1749
Views: 171452

Re: Kansas, Missouri battle over companies

Today's Omaha World-Herald has two articles and an editorial about an economic development partnership created by several Nebraska and Iowa agencies that is being promoted by the governors of both states: Nebraska, Iowa reach across state line to cooperate on economic development Heineman, Branstad ...
by swid
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Forum Announcements & Suggestions
Topic: This Site is Ugly
Replies: 33
Views: 10234

Re: This Site is Ugly

My personal pet peeve about phpBB is how cluttered the overall default layout is. On the standard thread pages, the virtually all of the information on the left column and on the headers/footers of each page doesn't need to be displayed; that information could be safely banished to profile pages or ...
by swid
Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Boulevardia - June 13-15, 2014
Replies: 88
Views: 13028

Re: Boulevardia - June 13-15, 2014

As another data point to all this, Schlafly gets to operate its restaurants because (according to this article ), it's classified as a winery under Missouri law. Given that the Boulevard tour invariably points out that it also has a winery license to enable their catering business, I'm guessing ther...
by swid
Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Rankings, lists, and such
Replies: 1107
Views: 176336

Re: Rankings, lists, and such

I know this isn't exactly a ranking article of any sort, but apparently we're #1 in running quasi-legal online payday loan businesses.
by swid
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Sporting Kansas City
Replies: 711
Views: 82840

Re: Sporting Kansas City

With Orlando SC becoming the next MLS expansion team SKC weighs their options for a minor league affiliate...from http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/11/21/sporting-kansas-city-mulling-options-new-usl-pro-affiliation “I haven't talked to him, but regionally is where we'd like the team to be,...
by swid
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Pendleton Heights rocks!
Replies: 1185
Views: 135461

Re: Pendleton Heights rocks!

Are we talking a midtown level of shenanigans (i.e. an elevated background level of crime but tolerable), or would one just be fucked with constantly? Historic NE is just so enormous, and I am sure that crime and safety issues vary widely neighborhood-by-neighborhood. Would 101 Jackson be in a "goo...