Saturday, October 28, 2017

TKC Saturday Night Playlist: Bad Week For Brookside Doesn't Bode Well For Kansas City



A high-profile homicide and news of an impending Starbucks has the denizens of Brookside in a panic. Also, there's a vicious owl that continues to stalk the neighborhood.

For those who aren't familiar with this enclave, it's basically one of the last remaining middle-class hangouts in Kansas City that's not completely focused on serving hipsters. Translation: Brookside is still a place in KCMO where people still aspire to raise their families. Years of higher property taxes, rising crime and infrastructure neglect have taken their toll on the community before this week of horrible news which now seems to put the community on the precipice of disaster.

Downtown caters to movers & shakers, the creative class and tech pioneers; The Northland is built upon highly leveraged mortgages and seemingly wants to emulate every bedroom community in the nation; Cerner isn't going to save the Southland . . . But Brookside has always been a somewhat hidden residential paradise in proximity to the urban core but still hidden from its dangers - Sadly, the tragic events of this week at the front door of so many otherwise naive residents remind us that Kansas City can no longer continue to ignore the clear and present danger of fast food, gun blasts and birds of prey.

As Brookside goes, so goes Kansas City.

Corporate encroachment and the brutal killing of young professionals have taken down far nicer places . . . Just ask the residents of Hyde Park. But the downfall of Brookside is basically a testament to the ongoing decline of the American Middle-Class in the midst of exceptionally divisive partisan politics and rising violent crime.

And so, we dedicate tonight's playlist to Brookside and their continued struggle for middle-class good life in Kansas City proper.



As always, thanks for reading and have a safe and fun Saturday night.

22 Comments:

Anonymous said...

So, you're telling that the $500,000 2 bedroom one bath might not be worth it?

The HELL you say.

Jonsie said...

Buy it. Also think about bars on the windows.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Will still hold value far better than the Crossroads lofts over the next 10 years.

Anonymous said...

Brookside , Crookside , too damn close to the douchebag homosexual agenda liberals hood ! There will be much more crime here due to the inner city youth scholar gang bangers that prey upon normal human beings white person who are truly suffering and need to arm themselves to the maximum amount of force legally to protect you and your family from the hood humping bitch agenda Boyz from the hood that want to Killa City yo ass !¡!¡

Anonymous said...

Brookside---The new Ruskin

Byron Funkhouser said...

The world will change tomorrow ...

Anonymous said...

Is TKC suggesting Bob Berdello has returned from the spirit world in the form of a barn owl?

Anonymous said...

I had breakfast at panera in brookside today. All the people working in there looked like they just got out of prison.

Anonymous said...

Brookside isn't going anywhere any time soon. This is just TKC stirring the pot, and it looks like some posters bought it.

Let's Rock said...

LOLZ on 1:01 with the Twin Peaks reference. That's geniunely good stuff.

Anonymous said...


Catch the owl and take it to the country, boycott starbucks, and get rid of Byron Funkhouser and the blacks = problem solved.

Racism is bad for your health said...

Leave the owl. Wear a helmet and make your coffee at home.

Anonymous said...

Brookside has been living in a make believe world, they’re getting a taste of what everybody else has been going through but don’t you worry brookside, bow tie the clown has your back! Lmao!!!

Anonymous said...

Along with higher value goes higher property taxes

Hyperblogal said...

I'll trade one owl for four shootings and three murders.

Anonymous said...

Beacon Hill is on its way to becoming the new Brookside as the hoodrats are being replaced & priced out.

Anonymous said...

No 1:01 he's suggesting a murder is the same as a coffee place opening.

Which, of course, is fucking stupid.

Anonymous said...

jungerman must have had a REALLY shitty lawyer, then he went and made it worse 4 himself.

Anonymous said...

brookside, u can not shoot ppl trying to rob your house or else u will have to pay 5.75 million dollars. Oh the tragic irony.

Anonymous said...

The whole brookside thing is awful and not surprising. Most contingency fees are between 33 and 40%, the 5.75 million was excessive and he really pissed off a man who had already shown he takes his personal property very seriously, as do many folks.

Anonymous said...

Is Kansas city going to build more homeless shelters now? Let's be holistic about this incident.

Anonymous said...

noooo, we do not create homeless shelters and opportunity, we prefer to create the opportunities found in jails and prisons.