Monday, June 03, 2019

Kansas City News Hotness Right Now

Hotness roundup and how it impacts the way the American view the world underneath it all . . .

Saw1st: Rihanna at Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Lingerie Photoshoot

Fashion UK: Savage x Fenty, one year later: what’s Rihanna’s impact on the lingerie market?

Biz Insider: Rihanna's lingerie brand zeroed in on one of the biggest criticisms of Victoria's Secret in the ad campaign for its latest collection

Closer to home, here are some of the local culture news links we're checking right now . . .

Kansas City Suffers Animal Overflow

KC Pet Project sets record with 1,022 intakes in May

KC Pet Project says it's a record the shelter hoped it would never break.

Local Car Culture Confronts Deluge

Lakeside Speedway opening delayed again due to flooding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Continued rainfall and flooding has once again delayed the opening of the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Owner Pete Howey said Monday there will be no races held at the track until mid-July at the earliest. Water is nearly 6 feet deep in some areas, Howey said.

BBQ Legend Passes Away

Mike Zarda, co-founder of Zarda Bar-B-Q, has died

Zarda Bar-B-Q SOURCE: Zarda Bar-B-Q For decades, Zarda Bar-B-Q has been a staple in homes across Kansas City.Officials with the restaurant said in a statement on Facebook that Mike Zarda, co-founder of the iconic Kansas City restaurant, has passed away.In the statement, Zarda Bar-B-Q officials said Mike Zarda passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, after a brief illness."Mike was one of Zarda Bar-B-Q's founding brothers and will be missed immensely," the statement said.

Kansas City Coworking Pix

Plexpod opens River Market space (Photos) - Kansas City Business Journal

Plexpod has opened its fourth coworking space in the Kansas City. Located at 512 Delaware St. in the River Market neighborhood, the building sits a block away from the streetcar line. The 8,000-square-foot coworking space has more than 20 offices, ranging in size from single-person spaces to those that can accommodate 10 people.

Sleaze Scummit Drug Payback

CVS Caremark To Pay $15M In Overtime Case At Lee's Summit And Other Call Centers

CVS Caremark has agreed to pay $15.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it denied overtime pay to customer service agents at its call centers, including one in Lee's Summit, Missouri. U.S. District Judge Steven Bough on Friday gave preliminary approval to the settlement, which will cover about 17,000 employees.

Show-Me Road FAIL

Levasy remains swallowed by floodwater, U.S. 24 shut down

LEVASY, Mo. - Levasy, Missouri, remained submerged in floodwater Sunday, a day after two nearby levees broke along the Missouri River. Now, residents are scrambling to figure to what's next after each house, farm and business was swallowed by uncontrolled water. U.S. 24 near Levasy also closed Sunday because water swamped the road.

Flooding Preview Forecast

Spotty storms tonight; severe weather possible Tuesday

The metro could see a few pop-up storms Monday night. Severe weather is possible Tuesday afternoon and evening. The main threats will be hail and damaging winds...

And this is the OPEN THREAD for tonight . . .


CelebrateDiversity said...

You guys will not believe this. From the New York post the title is:

“Ball-gagged man says he couldn’t call for help as Grindr hookup robbed him.”

A Greenwich Village man was allegedly robbed by a date he met on Grindr — but told cops he couldn’t scream for help because he had “a jock strap and ball gag in his mouth,” police sources said Monday.

Police responded to a call of a home invasion robbery around 3 a.m. Saturday at the 26-year-old victim’s apartment on Greenwich Street, police said.

The man told police he had met his date in a section of the app called “Black Men Love Fisting,” the sources said. He said the two men had consensual intercourse that included latex bottles, rubber gloves, a leash and a sex swing.

But they got into an argument over the small size of the perp’s package — leading him to choke the victim and demand cash, the sources said.

The victim told cops he thought it was part of the fantasy until his date allegedly dragged him into a closet and took $3,000.

The victim told cops he tried to scream when he realized he was being robbed but couldn’t, the sources said.

The robber fled and the victim was treated on the scene. Cops took latex gloves, a dildo and the sex swing as evidence, the sources said.

Anonymous said...

sad about Zarda. He was a good man who helped his community.

Anonymous said...

8:14 I thought Byron was in West Virginia

Anonymous said...

Now THAT is seriously funny, 10:36.

Anonymous said...

10:36 for the win.