Thursday, October 31, 2019

Kansas City Halloween Early News Hotness

This morning angel Candice inspires this quick look at the Halloween discourse and how today's costumes reveal a lot more than we might understand at first glance.

Daily Mail: Candice Swanepoel flashes sculpted bikini body in a sexy snakeskin set from her swimwear line Tropic Of C

Inq: Is Halloween sexist? Researchers say yes.

Fox News: Internet reacts to Trump putting candy on top of child's 'Minion' costume

Closer to home here are the somewhat nicer community news links we're checking right now . . .

Damned If You Forget Rock Chalk #MeToo Halloween Rules

'My costume is not my consent': KU students push serious Halloween message

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- While Halloween celebrations can be a fun time to become someone else, sexual assault prevention advocates say it can also be a time when some people lose their sense of boundaries and personal responsibility.

Scary Real Life Reality Check

FACT VS. FICTION: Halloween dangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Every year we hear scary stories about what happens on this haunted night. We set out to find what's true and what's just a bunch of hocus-pocus. Candy tampering: Fact Just last week an Ohio police department posted pictures of candy a mother brought to the station after finding a needle inside.

Sanctuary Fights Monsters

Local shelter giving domestic violence a black eye through new awareness campaign

MERRIAM, Kan. -- Safehome wants everyone to say "I care" about domestic violence issues. So the local domestic violence shelter is working with metro police departments and businesses on its new "iCare" campaign. You can visit a participating business and make a donation to help the shelter.

Showing KC Cujo Kindness

Local animal advocates worried about strays in freezing weather

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Freezing cold temperatures, snow, sleet and cold rain is exactly the kind of weather animal advocates worry about. They say it's this time of year they need more help than ever, but in Kansas City, they'll be on their own when it comes to strays at least for the next several months.

Local Tech Make Believe Boom

Fight off zombies and more in a new virtual reality world in KC's Crossroads

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A new company is transporting people into another world to offer a unique fright. FlipSwitch VR in the Crossroads District uses virtual reality to immerse gamers in experiences such as Arizona Sunshine -- a pretend nuclear missile site that has been taken over by aggressive zo…

Kansas City Royals Share Cinematic Reflections

Kansas City Royals: A horror movie for each season of the past decade

Like a lot of horror movies, the 2019 Kansas City Royals were tough to watch. Like some scary movies, the 2019 didn't have a happy ending, though-and this again is like a lot of horror movies-there will be a sequel coming to a Kauffman Stadium near you in 2020.

Frightfully Cold Kansas City Halloween Forecast

Slick spots likely on roads for morning commute

While most of the snow that fell overnight didn't stick around on our roads, wet and icy spots did.Crews have been out all night working to treat the roadways but motorists are urged to watch for slick spots during the morning commute.As you head out, the National Weather Service of Kansas City has some tips for anyone getting behind the wheel.Give yourself extra time to clean your car -- not just for you, but for those driving around you.Leave plenty of space for braking -- and just because you have 4-wheel drive, does not mean it also has 4-wheel stop.

The Ramones - Pet Sematary is the #TBT Halloween song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

Roads are crap this morning. Be careful. You don't want to ghost yourself or your loved ones!

Anonymous said...

The road crews have done the usual shitty job.

Anonymous said...

The news people always tell us to leave early, to allow plenty of time. This of course is what their advertisers want them to do. I call BS. Go late. Wait till it is light, and the temperature is up. Make excuses later...say you got behind an accident, gr8 stuck, whatever. Don't take chances for people who couldn't care less about you.

Unknown said...

I truly like and respect that written opinion. It is more than 100% true! These are the same people you're risking your life and others and your personal belongings for someone who wouldn't give you any kind of a notice if they were to fire you or lay you off. Have a great day Kansas City happy Halloween

Anonymous said...

....and yet the roads were fine this morning. Weird.

Unknown said...

Does not change the fact the above opinion is correct it may not apply to today but it should always apply... And yet people with your opinion are the ones who end up leaving children fatherless and wives widows weird? No just stupid!

Ari Stocrat.. said...

Hey 8:55 go tell the family of the young boy who's in critical condition after the rollover accident at 42nd and Prospect this morning.

Anonymous said...

and yet tens of thousands of others made it in OK. Weird.

Anonymous said...

And yet the KCMO police alone responded to 116 crashes during the morning rush hour between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Of those, 77 resulted in injuries. This number doesn't include walk-in reports or crashes in other parts of the metro. Weird.

KC Weirdo said...

^^^^ NOW THAT is a damn good fact check.

Not weird. RIGHTEOUS!

Anonymous said...

and yet tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) made it to work today OK. Weird