Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kansas City Blog Roast: True(LY Corny)KC



Kansas City is the only place in the world where being nice is an acceptable career strategy and even a job requirement.

To wit . . .

TKC IS THE FIRST TO PRESENT AND ROAST THE PATHOLOGICALLY POLITE AND FAR TOO NICE "TRUEKC" PHOTO BLOG ART PROJECT!!!

Here's the link FIRST on TKC: TrueKC

Promoted Produced by Ryan Sellers, who is really a Crossroads start-up schemer, this artsy endeavor attempts to promote the mistaken notion that the streets of Kansas City are filled with nice people.

And I don't even know where to start with all that's wrong with this saccharine and clandestine marketing gimmick.

But I'll try . . .

- On general principal, we object to some start-up huckster walking around and getting po'folk to smile pretty for his camera. What some might call "urban exploring" is little ore than exploitation and unless he's handing out cash (pretty sure no) then this is just another way that a tech mover and shaker is getting over on locals just walking around without their knowledge. That's not to slam all street photography . . . But branding these kindly street people as happy souls joyfully enduring their lives of quiet desperation does nothing less than smear an agenda all over folks just waiting around for the bus.

- In reality . . . This artsy blog project is about 2 weeks away from promoting the toy train streetcar . . . After about 5 posts I got bored and stopped looking but it follows the same not so unique selling proposition that hinges Kansas City residents being too nice to say NO.

- Of course TKC is jealous that this kind of happy-go-lucky project would never float on this blog but that's only because we've stopped caring what anybody thinks and realized that confronting our enemies and the tragic downward spiral Kansas City is far more important than enjoying warm fuzzies and cleaver comments.

I guess what's troubling about this bloggy endeavor is that it follows the same "Kansas City Nice" style of branding that hasn't evolved in this town since the days when J.C. Nichols was kindly segregating this city with a smile . . . This time around, efforts like True KC are pushing a "rainbow gang" or Starship Enterprise crew pose attempting exploit a diversity of d-bags in order to loosen people up and get them prepared for the inevitable soft sell.

More in a bit . . .

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

I was nice enough to invite two Hobos over for my Sunday Easter Dinner.

Of Course they are the pre meal entertainment. After we get a bit of their folksy but wine filled harmonica songs we arm them with rusty butter knives and have them fight it out. Last hobo to tap out wins his own Hormel Cure 81 Ham.

This has been our tradition for a while too. The holidays really bring out the fight in people you thought had nothing left to lose!

Anonymous said...

Condoms are for the Missie B's crowd who can't take a birth control pill. What the hell is this, 1848?

I'm supposed to stick a piece of latex over my donger? I wonder how many of those sex ed scare tactics videos us kids who grew up in the age of AIDS had to sit through- and how many were paid for by the condom people?

If you dont use a condom you will die of AIDS in approx 28 seconds, 29 if you have a high T cell count going in.

Anonymous said...

I thought Trojans were casings for pork sausage.

Anonymous said...

In a way, you thought right!

Anonymous said...

This jackass - Ryan Sellers doesn't even live in KCMO or pay a penny of property taxes according to public record.

So where is this poser working from?





Anonymous said...

He probably lives in Olathe or Omaha.

Anonymous said...

Kauffman robot.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess all of the people in the pictures are giving up their cars to live downtown in one the new market rate apartments!!!!!

Happy happy happy!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So kids around the country are going to look at these pictures, and think wow man, I need to move to Kansas City where things are really happening, the people are friendly, and civic responsibility won't interfere with my fun and social life.

Anonymous said...

Ask Tommy Morrision.

Anonymous said...

The picture is wrong. In Kansas City it's the girls that are PIGS!

Anonymous said...

According to Tony they are all cows. Thats why he has all the pictures of fake udders.

Chambo said...

I love the TIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!