Category Archives: Entertainment

Leftridge: We Can Finally Close the Book on Bill Cosby

In a stunning astonishing mind-blowing hollow, irrelevant move, the MU Faculty Council recently agreed to rescind the honorary degree of former cultural icon Bill Cosby… “Cos,” as he will never again be affectionately called, was best known for portraying Dr. … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Because One Walking Dead Just Wasn’t Enough

What do you do when you have the most popular show on television but the demand is greater than your feasible output? Well, if you’re AMC, you spin off your enormously successful zombie show into another zombie show set at … Continue reading

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Leftridge: What to do in St. Joseph When the Chiefs’ Practice is Over

If watching dudes practice football plays is your thing, this is your time of year. And lucky for you (unless you’re our one, weird Malaysian reader), you’re probably within an hour’s drive or so of being able to watch real … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Guess I’ll Go See The Rolling Stones

If you need me on Saturday night, I’ll be at Arrowhead Stadium along with tens-of-thousands of other tired, old white people with at least enough discretionary income to blow it on watching a handful of grandfathers prance around a stage … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Orange is the New Black is Back for Season Three

I’ve got a thing for prison, I guess… Maybe it stems from my white-trash roots, long-nurtured by a stream of Canadian Mist whiskey and viewed through the lens of a Section 8 apartment’s dirty, cracked window. A good portion of … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Catching Up With Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines is like Twin Peaks, except modern and for Fox. It also has nothing to do with David Lynch, the person responsible for making Twin Peaks great. Instead, it’s from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan, which is, at … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Crap for Sale on Craigslist, Opening Day Edition

Opening Day is upon us, but you already knew that. If you’re going, congratulations and I hate you. Most of us ham-and-eggers will be at work listening discreetly through a solitary ear bud, our faces quietly showcasing a roller coaster … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Impractical Jokers is the Funniest Show on Television

This may sound weird, but Impractical Jokers is the funniest show on television. Now this sentence will be read and subsequently responded to in one of two ways: 1) Yeah, no shit! or 2) What in the ever loving hell … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: So Many Shows, So Little Time

There’s a period of time—we’re coming out of it right now, actually—where all of the shows have gone into a merciful Christmas slumber. They’re not done for the season, but they’re also not willing to lose viewership to Frosty’s Still … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: The Strain is the Worst Thing I’ve Ever Seen

If you were considering watching FX’s new original series The Strain, I’ve got some advice: DROP WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING AND DON’T WATCH IT, EVER. It’s just… terrible. See, I had reasonably high hopes, I guess. FX has a pretty good … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time; Channeling Fargo

A month or so ago, my wife made a startling revelation: she’d never seen the darkly comedic, melodically disturbing 1996 masterpiece Fargo… After consulting a divorce attorney—who hung up on me after explaining that this was “a grotesquely ridiculous reason … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Just in Time for Easter, ABC Premieres Resurrection

Upon first hearing about ABC’s new sci-fi drama Resurrection, my first thought was, “oh. OK. So… Walking Dead, but without the hilariously graphic violence due to network television limitations.” Then, I read a very brief synopsis—“dead people come back to … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Buying Booze in Kansas

There are many important things to consider when moving to a new city… How are the schools? Will my children finish each day happy, confident and learned, or is there a high probability that they’ll be knifed at the water … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Eleven Quality Scary Movies, Because Why Not, It’s Halloween

It’s raining as I write this, and that helps to accomplish Halloween just about as well as anything else. Some rain—some fog if you can get it—a crispness to the air, maybe a fire roaring in the fireplace, and some … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: American Horror Story: Coven Premiers Tonight

In the hierarchy of Things That Are Supposed to be Scary but Aren’t, witches are at the top of my list. For every Blair Witch (who was only scary because she went unseen and could have been just about anything) … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Orange is the New Black

The world moves too fast, anymore. At least that’s what I tell myself in order to feel better about being behind on things. The truth is, it’s probably something that just naturally happens as you get older. Your finger slips … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: Arrested Development Returns, Monopolizes 3-Day-Weekend’s Plans

Seven years ago, I was delivering pizzas in the evening, driving a forklift after midnight, and spending my days sending emails to my editors at The Pitch Weekly politely inquiring about the status of my most recent check. (They weren’t … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Ghosty @ Bottleneck, Spring into Summer @ Replay, Insane Clown Posse @ Granada

Ahhh, graduation.  That magical time when young adults get really drunk and walk down a hill. Yep, Lawrence will be packed this weekend, so you know there will be some shenanigans on Mass. Street and in the student ghetto.  I … Continue reading

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Leftridge: TV Time: The Office Says Goodbye

It’s too easy to write a eulogy about a program’s death. In this age of a million online critics and critiques and retrospectives and look-backs, I’d almost guarantee the following lede (or a variation thereof) will be posted and printed … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: Lex Norwood@Jazzhaus, Rev Gusto@Coda

Think of this weekend as the calm before the storm… The storm being next weekend’s Middle of the Map Fest that’s going down at a handful of venues in KC and features a ton of local and national bands like … Continue reading

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