Saturday, August 31, 2019

Kansas City Saturday News Stretch



Somewhat recent sign of the times and pop culture discourse behind the scenes . . .

Peeps: Pregnant Ashley Graham Praised for Sharing Stretch Marks Photo: 'We Need This as a Reference'

Guardian: The fat shaming we should be doing

Jstor: How Colonialism Shaped Body Shaming

Closer to home here are the slightly more fun and uplifting news links for right now . . .

Community Applauds KCPD: Hey Man, Nice Shot!!!

Witness praises off-duty officer who shot suspect in Kansas City

Kansas City police say an off-duty officer is okay after shooting a suspect. The incident happened shortly before 2:15 p.m. Thursday near 14th Street and Bellefontaine Avenue. Someone summoned the off-duty officer about a disturbance. The officer arrived to find a man who was shooting at a man and woman.


Celebrate Healing Doggies

Domestic violence shelter gets award for one-of-a-kind pet center

HALEY: A LOCAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER IS NOW ACCEPTING PETS TO HELP FAMILIES LEAVE DANGEROUS SITUATIONS SOONER. KMBC 9'S WILLIAM JOY WENT TO ROSE BROOKS CENTER RECENTLY AWARDED FOR OFFERING SHELTER TO BOTH SURVIVORS AND THEIR ANIMALS. WILLIAM: WHEN ROSE BROOKS CENTER OPENED ITS DOORS TO PETS THEY NOTICED A CHANGE IN THEIR CLIENTS.


End Of Summer Protection

Corps: If on water this holiday weekend, wear a life jacket

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District say there is a simple way for lake visitors to greatly reduce their risk of drowning this Labor Day weekend: Wear a life jacket. The Corps district manages 18 lakes in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.


Kansas City Artsy Tribute

Why sculptor Andy Goldsworthy is tearing down walls -- and then rebuilding them

British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy has long been known for his unconventional approach to art. In an ongoing project at Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Goldsworthy has created a "walking wall," assembling and then disassembling the same limestone rocks, moving across the landscape of the museum's campus.


FĂștbol Fashionistas Debut

Inside Sporting Kansas City and Bldwn's Capsule Collection

Bldwn, an American fashion brand, is collaborating with Kansas City's Major League Soccer team, Sporting Kansas City, on a limited-edition collection that takes you right to left field. "We want to tell our local story on a global stage.


Fall Is For KC Fatties

Fall Lookahead: Food - KC STUDIO

The Restaurant at 1900 For a one-two culture punch, The Restaurant at 1900 offers performance space as well as fine dining with the luxurious convenience of having both in the same building. Built in 1967 for Lee Jeans and with a distinctive modernist design, this intimate restaurant marries Steve Karbank's passion for music with the desire to share a great meal following a performance.


Weekend With Katie

A few, light rain showers possible Saturday

11 DEGREES COLDER COMPARED TO HOW IT WAS 24 HOURS AGO IN TRENTON. THE HIGH THIS AFTERNOON'S 78 DEGREES, BELOW NORMAL FOR THE LAST DAY OF AUGUST, BUT THAT'S OK. IF YOU SEE THE SUNSHINE THIS MORNING, BY THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY THE CLOUDS WILL BE THICKER.


Beth Hart - Bad Woman Blues is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Corps: If on water this holiday weekend, wear a life jacket

Makes retrieval of the bodies easier also when there is a drunken boat wreck.

Anonymous said...

So called artist Andy has damaged a lot of native grass land which adds more to the environment than his silly wall. Best guess is he will not be restoring the land to the pristine condition it was in before he started.

Anonymous said...

Nice shooting by the KCPD officer. A little low but more range time should take care of it.

Anonymous said...

^^^ good one!

Anonymous said...

"Why sculptor Andy Goldsworthy is tearing down walls -- and then rebuilding them?"

Money, purely money - he's discovered a gig that requires no effort (he doesn't pile rocks, he hires rockpilers) and that pays him very well, and he's going to ride that one-trick pony for as long as it lasts. No creativity or thinking involved, just a few drinks with the "Artsy" and patting the right ones on the ass, and the Ducats roll in!

Gotta admire Con Men, they get rich for no work or talent, and sometimes they get to be High Level Political Figures (Andy's not in that league however).

Anonymous said...

RE: Inside Sporting Kansas City and Bldwn's Capsule Collection

Jeans, T-shirts, and ball-caps?

Oh My God! What a revelation! It's a true fashion breakthrough.

Now excuse me, because I'm going to this new hip restaurant that's come up with a remarkable innovation of grilled beef patties served between a bun. Rumor has it that you can even select mustard, ketchup, and relish to dress it up.