Glazer Guest Shot: Couch Potato Cancer

Seems like only yesterday Harpo’s had a small line to get into the bar cause it was Tuesday and 25 cent beer night…

That same night an even larger group lined up outside Charlie Hooper’s in Brookside for dollar bottle beer. They had Hump Day Wednesdays, Ladies Nights all over town, girls get in free deals. On weekends at some clubs you had better know someone or you’d be in line forever at Atlantis in Westport. “Where’s Stuart, he’s my cousin, let us in. I’ll pay double the door cover.”

No more. No lines, no lists, no busy clubs to speak of…

Question is, why?

Sure the economy is a huge factor, but it may not be the biggest reason.

With a national population of 300 million and growing, the goverment really wants you to stay home when you’re not at work or school. Its called control over the masses. With you at home, there are fewer law enforcement problems and Big Brother knows where to find your ass.

Cops write tickets now if you so much as blink wrong.

I got a ticket for illegal lane change, add in no seatbelt and a week too-old insurance proof. A $300 dollar ticket.

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30 Responses to Glazer Guest Shot: Couch Potato Cancer

  1. Anonymous says:

    this is so bizarre i am not sure if it was written as a joke.

    you’re complaining that technology has given consumers more options including easier access to news, information, and more affordable entertainment? classic.

    even better was the suggestion that costlier penalties for traffic violations is a government plot to keep people at home. at the risk of sounding cliched, craig, i think it is time you put on the aluminum foil hat and hide in your basement.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Foster Brooks
    Always good to hear from the too often ignored pro-drunk-driving faction. Please post your weekend itinerary so we know the roads to avoid.

  3. Anonymous says:


    You make some interesting points.

    Let me share this.

    Based on some crack research by my assistant; she points out that the number of adults between the ages of 21 and 30 is 34% less in the metro today then when we were bouncin’ around Westport, The Plaza or The Quay, (circa ’75 to ’85), back in the day. Factor in some urban sprawl and people don’t have to come in to town to “party”

    I still miss the Merry Go Round in Shawnee. What a great place when 18 was the legal age in Kansas. Then Pogo’s Daddy Joe’s….

  4. Anonymous says:

    I found this to be interesting and some points are valid some aren’t. Don’t have a lot of time. But just a few quick points.

    *If the police need to write tickets to help support…..having more police to write tickets, job security, and the running of the city…….wouldn’t you think they would want more people on the street so they could write more tickets not less. So if you stay home you are cutting off there source of existence. The law of supply and demand.

    *TV is destroying everything. This argument/myth has been going on since the day the first TV was sold. Do you know movies studio use to not advertise on TV because that was the competition that was trying to put them out of business. But actual facts do not support this. Though you have to make some adjustment for inflation more people go to the movies today then ever did. Thats with cable, DVD, On Demand, etc. Why? Because you can’t recreate the movie experience at home. Plus its a social experience. Movies are a place to see and be seen. That doesn’t happen in your basement with your mom upstairs.

    Craig your thoughts are interesting but very much open to debate.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I thought the merry go round was on sate ave in KCKS?

  6. Anonymous says:

    When it comes down to it, I think the biggest culprit has been the proliferation of “entertainment districts”. Westport and the Plaza were the only two games in town for a long time; now you’ve got P&L, Legends, 119th Street, Waldo, Zona Rosa, etc. We’re spread pretty thin these days.

    My 10 seconds of crack research said KC’s metro population has gone from 1.44 million in 1980 to 1.95 million in 2010, so I doubt the overall metro 21-30 demographic has shrunk in that time. I do think your comment about sprawl is right on–that population tends to live much farther out now.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Orphan of the Road
    There was a Merry Go Round on SW BLVD in the 70s.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Craig good to see you posting…you have a good feel for this blog game.
    Hey I did the married with kids thing for the last 25years so I can’t really relate to the club scene of the 90’s etc….I think I snuck into Dirty Sally’s one time when I was 19…way out of my league. Didn’t all those places decline with Magic Johnson and aids? Saw a great Doc. on Plato’s Retreat…anybody here ever go there?
    *Tickets…total scam..just a line item..cost of doing business.
    *NFL/COLLEGE Football….I am starting to hear rumblings of getting online betting back here in the good ole’ USA = TAX$$$$….yes ESPN and HiDEf are life changing forces. You heard about the lady that filed for divorce when her husband insisted on watching Equestrian on ESPN….his response was ” Hey they score points for that stuff”
    *Pendulum is always swinging..still tons of slack in economy..fear is off the charts. Bush was right…everybody go buy an IPAD

  9. Anonymous says:

    JJ: My numbers on the 21-30 demo are for Jackson, Clay, Platte, Wyandotte and Johnson Counties.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The Merry Go Round I’m talking about was on Shawnee Mission Parkway. The club had an 18 and a 21 side. They were the first nightclub, (I think), in the metro area to promote drink and drown nights.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I think you are right. I came from Leavenworth so i would get State Ave and Shawnee Mission parkway confused. And generally speaking one side was country music and the other rock/disco. Should of known Smartman would have the answer.

  12. Anonymous says:

    And i want to say it was sit up where it was actually four clubs?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Ah! State Avenue, Peter’s Drive Inn, Shakee’s Pizza, Smacks, Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips, Casa Linda, Jalisco’s.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Jalisco’s is still there! The others have been gone for decades.

  15. Anonymous says:

    What about Rax roast beef? heck I’m old enough to vaguely remember a Jack In The Box. Is the miniature golf course still over there?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Love you do this Craig, who knows this stuff better than you? I do agree about t.v. we are glued to it now, way more than in the 90’s. More to watch, more often.

  17. Anonymous says:

    KCMO staffer
    Ky fan why do you like Glazer so much? If it were up to him there would be no laws. He wants to bring back “Tombstone.”

  18. Anonymous says:

    Rob Lane
    Glazer, point well taken on sports. This blog as you said, proves it. I am a victim myself, love the NFL.

  19. Anonymous says:

    What no mention of Johnny Dare? How about his opinion Hearne? Doesn’t he count too?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Glazers right about the drunk driving tix being unfair. Its just to make money and by the way the statistics show it has not lowered drunk driving accidents a bit.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Hearne, lets have Craig write a story each month on say the Mafia, or wait, say how to use HGH to get girls, or wait, anything involving crime or prison. Yes, he knows all about those things, right Craig?

  22. Anonymous says:

    Kellys is still going strong Glazer.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I say we let Maureen write a column. Sounds like she may have some interesting things to say about everyone’s favorite local non-celebrity celebrity.

    He’s like our own little Lindsey Lohan. Everyone knows who he is – yet none of us know why.

  24. Anonymous says:

    If we let every scorned Glazer woman write this site would crash.

  25. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    OK Ross I will give you the why soon, I’m not going to give my resume now, cause Rick will kill me, Rick you do it.

  26. Anonymous says:

    OMG, so yeah Craig Glazer has lots of stuff hes done. Book, produced five or six films, has Stanfords, all that crap. I am not a scorned women Rick. So yeah for around here, he is a somebody, but thats no reason to act like it with me, I was nice to him and well its too much to go into here, so I won’t.

  27. Anonymous says:

    “all that crap” Well….just as long as your not acting like a scorned woman……….”around here he is a somebody”.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Bottom line. I don’t know Craig. Craig is not my buddy. But I feel relative confident in saying this. He’s like all of us. He is a flawed human being. He’s done some outstanding things in his life. And he’s done some things he regrets or wishes he could redo. He’s a little self centered and self absorbed. But again that is not an unusual trait for someone his age who is not married and has no children. I believe deep down he cares for people and wants to do the right thing. Yet like all of us he sometimes fails. What does the Word say about throwing the first stone? The issue wasn’t the woman WASN’T guilty. The issue is we ALL our guilty. Those without sin throw the first stone. No one did.

    Now all that being said……..I’m a better person then Tony 🙂

  29. Anonymous says:

    the days of nightclubs/paryting etc. are
    as old as dirt. That’s the old way of
    doing things. No lines at the clubs…great..
    no drugs….great…(well maybe a little
    but now people have founed other ways to
    interact and meet.
    Like ha friend of mine ison.
    Or plety of fish…another popular deating
    So now…you can roll thru your computer and
    pick out a woman of your dreams while you
    sit in your robe.
    Now thats saves $5
    expensive dinners…no having to come up with
    unique lines to enthrall your prey…
    so stop talking about the “old” days…they’re
    gone. We all had our fun but the world has
    changed and so have we.
    AT yourage…why would you even want to
    hustle those 30 year old hotties? Okay…
    why wouldn’t you want to hustle those
    30 year old hotties.
    Because being old enough to be their parents
    prohibits it.
    Yes…we mis some great times…and no they
    aren’t coming back…and no we can’t go back
    in time …and yes…we3’re all getting older
    and our lives have changed.
    But man…you’ve got it going. Love reading about
    all the hot spots…but for me…I’m past thgat…
    I go to ra in town center for happy hour to
    get some looks and its fun…but in this
    age group you’ll probably have better luck
    at touches.
    So stop looking back…they were some incredible
    days…and look forward like the rest of us..
    because the 80’s and 90’s were the greatest
    decdes in the history of mankind.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Right on JoJo.

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