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Leftridge: Random Thoughts on the Insanely Good Rolling Stones Show

Holy shit, the Rolling Stones fucking rocked. The crowd was very eclectic. And huge. Huge and eclectic. I expected a lot of older folks, and there were plenty, but there were also a lot of disinterested teens there WITH those … 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: Crap for Sale on Craigslist, Father’s Day Edition

Dads, right? I mean, we all got ‘em. Most of the time, they’re at LEAST pretty OK if not better, and even if they’re in prison or like, violently racist, they’re still our DADS, right? They brought us into this … 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: Horse Wins Race

If you turned on the television today, or logged on to the internet, or went to the store to buy some pineapples, you already know that a horse with a misspelled name won Belmont Stakes, and as a result the … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Royals’ May Recap

For a wondrous, magical period in May, the Kansas City Royals held the best record in baseball. And maybe we’ll look back on it like we look back on 2003, when they were the best team in baseball! for the … Continue reading

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Leftridge: How to Spend Your Memorial Day

Memorial Day. A day when we are to memorialize those who paid the greatest price while serving our country. And plenty of people do it right—they lay wreaths on graves and look at the flag and watch a lot 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, Mother’s Day Edition

Recent studies have shown that, scientifically, most people were born with a mother. (Or born from a mother? Born OF a mother? Whatever.) Furthermore, a 1998 survey by research doctors in the field of science shows that most people keep … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Here Comes the Fight of the Century (Is What People Said on Saturday When This Was Originally Written)

***This piece was originally scheduled to run Saturday, May 2nd. Oops.*** There’s a boxing contest tonight, and according to those who know these sort of things, it’s the biggest match since “Gentleman” George Gagland fought “Irish” Mickey O’Syphilis for two … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Ventura Poised to Destroy Royals’ Season

Kansas City Royals’ ace Yordano Ventura needs to knock this shit off… In case you missed the highlights from last night’s late inning victory against the Chicago White Sox, here’s what happened: In the seventh inning, Chicago’s Adam Eaton hit … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Will Billy Butler Be Booed? Brobably.

When Johnny Damon returned to the Kansas City Royals as a visitor—first after being traded to the Oakland Athletics and later after signing with the Boston Red Sox in free agency—he was booed mercilessly. The affable, dopey-faced kid with endless … Continue reading

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Leftridge: The Royals Are Going to the World Series Again

As easy as it is to pick apart the meaningless failings and triumphs of spring training, it’s just as easy to get irrationally emotional about the first three (or five, or twelve) games of the regular season. Spring training means … 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: The One Where You All Act as My Furniture Advisers

Once, before I was sucked into the suburbs and my subsequent slow-crawl to death, I lived downtown in a magnificent loft with impossibly high ceilings, tastefully polished concrete floors and exposed brick… And for this beautiful loft, I purchased an … Continue reading

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Leftridge: March Madness Infographic

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Leftridge: The Internet is a Vapid Wasteland

While it’s not exactly “breaking news,” Holy Christesticles is the internet one big pile of useless, diarrhea covered garbage. Submitted for your approval, a recent “article” I stumbled across that appeared as clickbait nonsense on the front page of Yahoo!. … Continue reading

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Leftridge: Checking in with the AL Champs

I haven’t been paying close attention to spring training. I attribute this to three things. First, I might still be suffering from a World Series hangover. It seems like just yesterday I was having my heart ripped out and shat … Continue reading

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Leftridge: All Hail King Sweeney

Yesterday, the Kansas City Royals announced that Michael John Sweeney would be the 26th player elected to their Hall of Fame. This makes very good and complete sense, as Michael John—or “Mike” as he is more commonly called—was a good … Continue reading

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Leftridge: RIP Harris Wittels

Comedy writer Harris Wittels, 30, was found dead in his Los Angeles home yesterday from what was probably a drug overdose. Wittels, inventor of the humblebrag and producer/writer for Parks and Rec, Eastbound and Down and The Sarah Silverman Program … Continue reading

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