Quick peek at some of the more pressing topics weighing on our mind as we contemplate pop culture and the big picture:
Egotastic: Supermodel Adriana Lima’s Tight Butt In Sexy Workout Model Shots
Guardian: ‘I had no job, no savings. I knew he’d destroy me’ – the women fighting against economic abuse
Forbes: UNICEF Is Fighting To Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation Now
Closer to home, here are the local news items we're checking right now . . .
Talking Another Kansas City Addiction
There certainly wasn't much action in last Sunday's Super Bowl. But that wasn't the case at casinos in several states, where gambling on sports is legal for the first time thanks to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that you might have missed. Tax collectors and investors stand to make millions, but is it good for the fans?
The Great Fanboy Debate Redux
I guess this is going to be a theme for me. Even in the midst of having the new face of the NFL and freshly minted MVP as their present and future, Kansas City Chiefs fans just have to find a way to play victim.
Pitch Hipster Advertorial
Kelcie McKenney Can you smell that? The sticky-sweet scent of gooey romance, cheesy dinner dates, and cards that cost, like, seven dollars? It's nearly Valentine's Day. Though some of us at The Pitch are a little heartless, not all of us are.
Kansas City College Radio Lives
Mohammed Alabdullah sat in a small room in the Student Union, and after hitting a few buttons, he was live on the internet. Not many students know about K-ROO, UMKC's very own student radio station. The station goes live over the web and is kept alive by students volunteering and running shows weekly.
JoCo Hip Crack Hilarity?!?!
Twitter/Dr. Todd Dain SOURCE: Twitter/Dr. Todd Dain The principal at Shawnee Mission South posted a video that's gone viral.Dr. Todd Dain posted surveillance video to his Twitter page of him slipping on the icy pavement when he got out of his truck at school, sending his coffee and briefcase flying.The school district is closed on Thursday because of the weather.
Kansas City Foodie Salvation
The first man I serve has sunburned skin and is wearing a ripped T-shirt. "How is today going?" I ask. "Not well," he replies. I'm not sure how to reply. The man scratches at his side before pointing to baked chicken and roasted potatoes.
Cowtown Nooner Update
Hide Transcript Show Transcript WEBVTT >> WE WERE JUST OUTSIDE WITH RACHEL. WORKING WITH THE RADAR, ALL THE TECHNOLOGY IS GOOD, BUT NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR GOING OUTSIDE FOR GOING OUTSIDE AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING. RIGHT NOW, IT IS KIND OF A MIST OR TINY ICE CRYSTALS FALLING THROUGH THE AIR.
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .