Category Archives: Parolees

Moriarty: Life After K2; Smoking the New (Legal) SYN

I knew for months that my wife would be out of town for a week this October, but for some stupid reason I procrastinated buying more pot and wound up in an empty house with a wad of cash and no chronic.

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Comment of the Day: Keeping KC Confidential Honest (to the extent possible)

“No red on campus? No cherry Kool-Aid, barbequed ribs, redbeans and rice, and watermelon on the dinner table? You ain Continue reading

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Comment of the Day: You Name It, We Got It!

“I hope Mangino didn

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Joe Miller: Ferruzza Should Be the Next Walt

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The one time I was on The Walt Bodine Show Walt fell asleep. His cohost at the time coolly leaned over while I was talking and gave Walt a little nudge, and he woke up and said “mm hmm,” just like he’d been following the conversation the whole time. It was all very professional.

For four months into a scaled-back schedule, hosting the show only on Fridays, and, if the past is any indication, he’s likely to continue in that capacity for an other 15 years. But just in case Walt might be considering retirement, I’d like to make a suggestion for his replacement: Charles Ferruzza.

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Joe Miller: Pussy Galore, Columnist Seeks Humanitarian

This little creature was cowering in the engine of parked pickup during a storm when she was rescued. She’s been to the vet, has an appointment to be spayed, and she’s eating quite well. She’s full of crazy kitten energy. … Continue reading

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Joe Miller: Work of Art Finale Recap

As I left The Brick last night after the viewing party for the grand finale of Bravo’s Work of Art I had the lead to this post all figured out. It went something like: Fuck New York. Those uptight, monochromatic, over-edited, p.c. control freak art world overlords need to get the hell out of their concrete canyons and go to a goddam county fair!

I was fuming. It was so obvious to me that KC artist Peregrine Honig deserved to win.

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Joe Miller: Peregrine Flies Into Reality Show Finals

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Miller: Honig Will Win Reality Show

Peregrine is going to win. I’ve got it all figured out, and I know: she’s going to win.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m talking about Bravo’s Work of Art, on which KC artist Peregrine Honig is a contestant. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor Continue reading

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Joe Miller: When the “Dark Star” Crashed Into KCK with Grateful Dead

A friend of mine told a story not so long ago about how she was looking for a place to have breakfast downtown and she saw a historical marker that said, basically, “something cool used to be here.” And she thought, That’s so Kansas City.

Like it could be a slogan for this place. Kansas City: Something Cool Used to Be Here!

In that spirit, and in the spirit of Cowtown Ballroom… Sweet Jesus!, I offer my current favorite document of Kansas City yesteryear — a bootleg recording of the Grateful Dead’s concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in downtown KCK on November 13, 1972. Continue reading

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Joe Miller: Mud Slinging Stackhaus Takes Parks Board to the Dogs

Enough playgrounds already!

In Budd Park, the park near my house, we had two great little playgrounds. Then the new Parks Board got appointed in 2007 and soon both of them were yanked and replaced, all part of a massive $1.8 million spending spree on playgrounds.

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Joe Miller: I Want Legalized Prostitution

Shortly after I moved to the Historic Northeast seven years ago, I went on a ride-along with the KCPD Continue reading

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Joe Miller: Phishing for a City that’s Grateful

Weir for Mayor!

What is it with all these women wanting to get all over me when I Continue reading

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Joe Miller: Time to Kick Political Bully Terry Riley Out of Politics

The stupidest thing to happen last week in this stupid city was Terry Riley Continue reading

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Joe Miller Monday: The Monkey and the Engineer – Star Crazy Train Jumps Tracks

If you have any doubt that the Kansas City Star is more a creator of news than a reporter of news, just check out their coverage of public transportation for the last three years.

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Joe Miller: Snow White and the Incentive Dwarfs

All of a sudden, Snow White squeezes in beside me, grabs hold of the guard rail, leans toward the stage and stretches out her arm, waving the sign of the horns at the band.

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Joe Miller: Stigall Loots America’s Promise

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Pretty in Pink: Win Free Tix to Psychedelic Furs at The Well in Waldo!

The year is 1986…

The movie, a Continue reading

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Glazer Guest Shot: Smoking Hot Summer Simmers Sans Strippers at Woodside

Finally, it’s here… summer!

Its been a long, cold winter and I spent four entire days getting it out of my system at the Woodside pool. I’ll get to Continue reading

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Joe Miller: PrideFest 2010 – Time for Kansas City to Come Out

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Glazer Guest Shot: God Save the Strip Clubs!

I think most of us can agree getting rid of all the strip clubs in Kansas City and the state of Missouri is Continue reading

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