Just a couple of pop culture news links that offer a peek at the world of celebrity . . .
Saw1st: Farrah Abraham Booty in Bikini Photoshoot at a Pool in Los Angeles
Fox News: Farrah Abraham shared her thoughts on Jessica Biel's anti-vaccination controversy: 'It's a parent's choice'
Closer to home, these are the nicer news items that are also on our mind . . .
Searching For Scooter Solution
With a cushioned seat for two, the new Bird Cruiser's potential arrival in Kansas City this summer would ride within KCMO's approach to emerging technologies and disruptive business models. Featuring 20-inch wheels, the electric Cruisers travel uphill in areas like Kansas City's downtown with ease, according to Bird, and are a new take on the shared fleet concept that debuted in summer 2018 in the metro.
Celebrate Dead Meat
RIP, McDonald U.K.'s "Kansas City Stack" burger-England hardly knew ye. Your double bacon cheeseburger-which allegedly featured a "smokey steakhouse sauce"-came and went in the blink of an eye across the pond. But it was just long enough to enrage an entire city who found your marketing of the sandwich to be disingenuous, disconcerting, discombobulating and...
Office Space Push Back
An ordinance in Kansas City authorizes city manager Troy Schulte to work on a development agreement on Strata, a new office tower in the Power & Light District. It would be the first major new office development since 1991.
Spinning KCMO Freebies
The Salvation Army and KCP&L will hand out 600 fans to people and families in need to get them ready for the summer heat and humidity. The fans will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis Thursday from 8 to 11 a.m.
KC Tech Bro Winning
A firsthand experience with a mysterious Craigslist seller served as fuel for Kansas City-listed startup Swappa's latest innovation of the local marketplace: Swappa Local. "I exchanged money with the seller, we both drove off, leaving the parking lot at the same time," recalled Ben Edwards, Swappa founder and CEO.
Local Double Entendre
The name you are born with isn't always how you are known. Such is the case with Moving Arts, which began existence as the Kansas City Dance Festival and now, seven years in, has evolved into a dual-city summer company: a four-week residency with performances in both Kansas City and Cincinnati.
KC Storm Track Tonight
(KCTV) - It's heating up across the area, and the humidity is also rising. It's a great set up for severe weather in parts of our region, namely northwest Missouri, far northeast Kansas, southeastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Atchison, Holt and Nodaway counties in Missouri until 10 p.m.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .