Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday morning coffee

- Would Roger Sterling have driven a Lincoln? Yes, that's John Slattery, who plays Sterling in Mad Men, in the new campaign for the automotive brand.

- Speaking of personalities in advertising, I think that's Michael Douglas' voice in the PGA of America advertising airing on the Ryder Cup telecast.

- What a weekend in Kansas City. First Fridays in the Freighthouse District last night coupled with the opening night of the American Royal Barbecue, which continues today. The Royals are in town and looked like a decent ballclub last night. The NASCAR Nationwide Series takes place today at Kansas Speedway and the big one, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is tomorrow out at the track. The weather? Perfect early fall temperatures and sunshine.

- USA Today published a list yesterday of 51 great burger joints--one for each state and the District of Columbia. The newspaper cited "local experts" who made the selection, but the picks are head-scratchers. The Cozy Inn in Salina for Kansas' best? C'mon--show me a burger statewide which is better than the fare at the Burger Bar in Lawrence. In Missouri, the selection is Schindler's Tavern in New Hamburg. Have you all never heard of Booches in Columbia, MO, much less the Westport Flea Market in Kansas City? And, in perhaps the biggest mistake on the list, Park Burger in Denver is the choice from Colorado. The best burger in the Rockies actually resides at Bud's Bar in Sedalia, CO.

- Watching the four golf majors on TV is a lot of fun. But, there's no better golf viewing than the Ryder Cup, the international competition which occurs every two years.

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