Hottie Lucy in repose inspires this pop culture news links selection to start the morning . . .
Gizmodo: Facebook Throttles Satirical Women's Site Reductress for Sharing 'Clickbait'
Glam: Is it Time to Call B.S. on Body Positivity?
Hill: Marianne Williamson under fire over controversial health remarks
Closer to home, here are the somewhat nicer news links we're checking today . . .
Healthy Meals On Wheels
LIBERTY, Mo. - The Clay County Public Health Department is hoping to curb food insecurity with a new mobile food pantry. In the Kansas City region, one in eight people are food insecure, according to Harvesters Community Food Network. Harvesters' mission is to feed hungry people today, and work to end hunger tomorrow.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Is our technology making us more impatient? Remember the sound of connecting to dial-up internet? It was the stuff of nightmares. "The sound. I'll never forget the sound." "You're looking at a website that's just loading line by line." "Very, very slow."
Check College Tech Varsity
PARKVILLE, Mo. - A new generation of college athletes continues to grow at Park University as the esports team has tripled in size in less than a year. The school started the varsity program back in January and now offers scholarships to all 22 members of the team.
Kansas City Traffic Cutoff
7 mile stretch will be closed until early Monday
Give Students A Brake
A Platte County mom is asking drivers to slow down, hoping an accident will not happen in front of her home. Every morning, Darla Lenz walks her daughter to the school bus stop. They have to walk along Missouri 9 - a busy thoroughfare without sidewalks, where cars speed by - to get to the designated spot.
Classic Cinema Sound Off
Breaking News The Kansas City Symphony is giving Star Wars fans an opportunity to see and hear one of their favorite movies with John Williams' famous score played live while the story plays above the musicians on screen. The Empire Strikes Back is considered by many aficianados as the best chapter of the entire Star Wars franchise.
Celebrate Footballer Banner
Happy Red Friday! The Kansas City Chiefs are celebrating its 28th edition today leading up to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. If you've yet to see this year's Red Friday flag, let's throw it to Juan Thornhill: Customized for each season, this year's flag celebrates 60 seasons of the Chiefs franchise, which was founded as the Dallas Texans of the AFL back in 1960.
World's On Fire - Mike Shinoda is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .