Saturday, May 03, 2014

MUST SEE!!! POWER BROKER JASON GRILL DECLARES KANSAS CITY NO LONGER FLYOVER COUNTRY!!!



It's not all bad news around this dump. Check out a bit of Kansas City enthusiasm from media and biz guru Jason Grill.

Flyover Country? Not This Kansas City...

Money line:

"The Kansas City Metropolitan area is becoming the envy of individuals on the East and West coasts who have long since considered it merely flyover country. The City of Fountains has been praised as a great place to live, work and visit for many years, but recently it is becoming a hot bed for entrepreneurial investment, high culture and the innovations of the future."

This perspective is important because more than anybody else Mr. Grill defines the boundless enthusiasm of Kansas City's "creative economy" touted by Mayor Sly James. Sure, it's easy to diss geeks like Staubio and his crew of buddies scheming for rigged consulting gigs but Jason Grill is far more impressive and has much better wardrobe and suit collection than those guys.

Still it's important to ask . . .

DOES JASON GRILL'S TAKE ON THE REPUTATION OF KANSAS CITY REPRESENT HOPE OR HYPE FOR THE FUTURE OF KANSAS CITY?!?!?

Kansas City cheerleaders claim that the streets of Downtown are paved with gold while skeptics point out the perils of so much irrational exuberance backed mostly by tax and development schemes. Meanwhile, Mr. Grill's success and upward trajectory represent an impressive level of accomplishment which serves as the benchmark for discussion of Kansas City's creative economy progress.

Developing . . .

36 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Sure, grill has a lot going for him but most of the hipsters chasing internet riches can't say the same thing!

Anonymous said...

What does he advise candidates regarding unsolicited bulk email?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City was fine until Grill and this latest batch of hustlers screwing things up came along spewing their bullshit.

Anyone else noticed that?

Anonymous said...

A legend in his own arsehole.

Anonymous said...

The fantasy Koolaid must be being passed around to a bigger and bigger crowd.
What people on the coasts see is a part of the country that is defunding public education, has a higer crime rate than big coastal cities, doesn't beleive in evolution, and thinks a streetcar is cutting edge hipsterdom.
Amateur night on the plains.
Oh, and an online sock business.
World class.

P Bear said...

Wonder if he has entered his Chihuahua in today's monster hipster day Chihuahua Parade and Cluster Fuck?

Anonymous said...

Clusterfuck Kansascity

CK

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how great CK looks when you lie your ass off.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean were going to attract more hipsters?

Yuck!

Anonymous said...

Yes, there is something to be said for "thinking positively" and being "optimistic"......but when you cross the line and start deliberately spewing fiction..... "The Kansas City Metropolitan area is becoming the envy of individuals on the East and West coasts".....YOU are identifying yourself as a fool.

I like the KC metro area, and I don't want it to become like the East and West coasts.

Anonymous said...

Same old bullshit.

Now Kansas City is poised to get into the act, with a proposed 2-mile starter line from River Market to Union Station. If all goes as planned, it could open in 2015 with a daily ridership of about 2,700.

“The strongest argument is that we need to be building a city for the next 25 years,” Mayor Sly James said. “We’re going to have millennials, those people who believe that having an Internet connection is much more important than having a car.”

Councilman Russ Johnson, the City Council’s most ardent streetcar advocate, agrees. Just as 20- and 30-something mavericks such as Joyce Hall, James Stowers and Ewing M. Kauffman profoundly shaped Kansas City’s past, so now Johnson says the city needs to provide amenities, such as streetcars, that will appeal to a new wave of business giants who don’t care about the car culture.

“They’re voting with their feet, to hip, high-density, walk-able cities,” he says. “You have to be competitive to lure this next set of brain thinkers or entrepreneurs.”

Anonymous said...

Kansas City is the third greatest city in the World, after only Paris and Rome!!!

What a bunch of delusional bullshit!

Who do these people think they are fooling.

KC is a very comfortable and inexpensive place to live, but cutting edge it ain't. And, oh, bye the way, people
on the East and West Coasts never give us a second thought.

Start dealing with reality and we might begin to address some of our many problems!

P Bear said...

2,700 riding the Toy T daily. Hmmmmm.....let me picture this.....

What the fuck. Can you imagine what those 2,700 will look like and their origin ?

Sorry, catch the Bear on a fly-over from KCI headed for Austin. At least their hipsters are educated and have jobs and bathe daily.

Anonymous said...

new wave of business giants who don’t care about the car culture

LOL let me guess the little Calebs and Junipers raised in a cul-de-sac that now that they've reached drinking age are telling all of us what a great city this can be if we just get beard implants and eat lot's of kale.

Anonymous said...

Doofus Grill Inc LLC

Anonymous said...

Yip we got our Google Fiber strung up on all them thar telephone poles all over the city and I tell ya! Weez really high techin it! Once we git our streetcars attached to wires hanging on poles overhead we'll be envy of the entire universe! Now how do I git me some of them thar socks pardner!

Anonymous said...

Next to hipsters these Reagan baby's like Grill don't contribute a lot other than look at me!

Anonymous said...

Could be worse. He could be sporting the fake lumberjack look or riding one of those bikes where the seat is about 6 feet high, or laying next to a dumpster wearing a horse mask promoting it as art.

Anonymous said...

Where in China are the socks he's selling made?

Anonymous said...

It really bothers me when things change. I'm not young and I used to be. I don't like the new people who are young now. I don't like how they dress or their music or the weird foods they like that I've never heard of and definitely won't try. When things are different than I'm used to it makes me angry and the only thing that makes me feel better is commenting in blogs where a few other people agree with me and tell me how right I am about all the things that make me feel
umcomfortable.

Why doesn't everybody in the real world agree with me? Almost everyone in my culdesac except the wives and children and the young newlyweds and the black couple and the gay guy totally agree with me.

Anonymous said...

It’s 3:00 AM. Do you know where your beer, cigarettes, and organic munchies are?

While extremely educated and gifted doctors and scientists struggle to find cures for diseases and future energy crises, a 24 year old genius from some out of state small town cul-de-sac currently living in where else but "Urban Core" KC has created BodegaDelivery.com to help all those jobless, struggling creative type wanna-be New Yorkers, ages 24-40 who need their organic munchies, cigarettes and beer at all hours of the night.

Now, Trust Fund Josh need not worry when it’s 2:00am on a Tuesday and he runs out of his pabst, you know, the blue ribbon that makes Josh think he's working class. Molly and Zoey should not panic anymore while rehearsing for their theatrical debut at 4:00am, high as kites and craving a roasted tofu, local summer squash on an organic pumpernickel bagel. Caleb can save his embarrassment for another day as now he can have that disgusting, unpopular beer and horny goat weed and ginseng pills delivered to his loft rather than buying it at the counter.

So shut up 12:00



Anonymous said...

I don’t know who I hate more – the gentrifiers or the landlords who cater to them.

Anonymous said...

Mu BULLSHIT Meter is going crazy again.

Anonymous said...

I love NYC-- have family there, spend lots of time there, and my wife and I are seriously thinking of getting a second home there.

We live in KC for other reasons. KC is not going to succeed in trying to be New York, because it ISN'T New York. We should be the best we can at our STRENGTHS.

Anonymous said...

The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.

Anonymous said...

... so a failed attorney turned local PR shill -- whose main claim to fame is that he sells socks online -- thinks Kansas City doesn't suck. Did I miss anything?

Ain't buying your bullshit said...

Stupid bullshit coming from a typical politician (liar & thief). CK is going to remain a flyover shithole cowtown for many, many years to come AND only IF we can control the feral nigger problem and get ALL kids educated will it MAYBE become better than it is. Until then, please put the bullshit back up your asshole. It stinks and NO ONE believes it.

Sly James said...

There isn't any problem that can't be solved by press releases, social media, and political consultants!

Anonymous said...

That dude is smoking some really good shit.

Anonymous said...

ALL HYPE. NO HOPE FOR KANSAS CITY. The only ones who think highly of Kansas City are outsiders looking in. The ones who are here are looking for ways out. The end.

Anonymous said...

Technological wonderland everyone now knows how to tweet and post on facebook and are suddenly experts.

Anonymous said...

What an hick idiot. Shut up honky!

Anonymous said...

If it weren't flyover country, it would at least be a hub city so we'd have more direct flights for better prices to the cities this ass claims are envious of us. I'm so sick of brainless KCitians like this one. The emperor has no clothes!! Rah rah rah. Go Royals!

Anonymous said...

Did Glazier die and I miss it?

Anonymous said...

Streetcar killed him. He was a child playing in the yard and you know what the streetcar does I those disenfranchised undue burden unjust toytrain boondogglers.

RIP.

Nutter victim of the hipsters with coffee and beards who nurse everything I love and also WHERE WILL I PARK????!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck is this guy trying to suck up to? City Hall? Political ambitions? Bullshit. Driving to downtown via Interstate 70 is reason enough that we will always be a dumpy cowtown. Kansas City is not attractive in the least. Sure, we may have a burgeoning hipster community, but other than that it is just endless hicks and starting families. And now we have a crime rate that rivals St. Louis and Chicago. Fuck this guy.