Saturday, August 1, 2009

"Saturday night's alright for fightin'..."

Well, it's Saturday night and I'm not fightin' but I did think of those lyrics from Elton John's 1970's hit as I provides these musings on a lovely evening here in mid-America:

- Welcoming back our buddy, Ron Livingston, to TV: Livingston will star in Defying Gravity, the new science-fiction series starting on ABC tomorrow night.

- A robber was caught in Leawood, KS this week after his cloth mask failed to cover his identity. Seems the culprit, who was channeling Johnny Depp/John Dillinger (Public Enemies) by jumping over the bank counter, was recognized as one of the bank’s regular customers. Not the brightest criminal here in suburban Kansas City

- For Kansas Citians, Blanc Burgers is eyeing the Uno Pizzeria space on the Country Club Plaza as a location for the restaurant’s third restaurant in this area.

- The crowd at the Trace Adkins-Toby Keith concert on Friday night at the Sprint Center had a high skank/redneck factor. Where the Kenny Chesney concert-goers were a bit more fashionable in their western wear, the Adkins-Keith attendee was more likely to feature a tattoo and skin that had a hard time being contained by jeans and flimsy top.

- Catch this week’s great profile in Sports Illustrated on the Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez. I’m going to miss seeing Tony in a Chiefs jersey each week. So too will QB Matt Cassel…

- More on the Kansas City restaurant scene—lovers of Spin Pizza should check it out on Monday nights. On that evening the restaurant waives the corkage fee should you decide to bring in your own bottle of vino.

- It was only a matter of time—John Daly is soon to have his own reality show. The troubled golfer will be followed for six weeks by The Golf Channel. The show will chronicle Daly’s day-to-day activities including performances in tournaments and an encounter with celebrity golfer Justin Timberlake. The show will air in 2010. Speaking of Daly, how about those pants he’s sporting these days on the links? It’s another of Big John’s endorsement deals.

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