Deadwood Edition Issue #176

December 11, 2007

Film preview: "Greensburg, A Community of Hope Rebuilds"

Lawrence filmmakers Eric Hyde and Oliver Hall screen their documentary about Greensburg-the small southwestern Kansas town that is rebuilding following the recent F5 tornado.

Five Years

2012 and the End Of The World As We Know It

THE END IS NIGH and somehow we know it. It blackens our souls and poisons our dreams. Wrath, envy, greed, sloth, gluttony, lust, vanity-these are the hallmarks of human civilization. Our institutions are corrupt, our perceptions distorted. We have become evil, hell-spawn, irredeemable by love. Someday a rain's a-gonna come and wash it all away. Hurricanes, tsunami, cyclones-they will cleanse the world of our evil. The fires of war and cataclysm will purify the land. The temples of the money-changers will crumble to dust. The earth will swallow you whole. And those that remain-the chosen few-will live on in the kingdom of God.

A Very Chronic Christmas

Cannabis Claus continues quest to spread spleef on earth

Last week we got a call from Santa. He's the Lawrence-based Santa who also goes by Chris Hartman. You might remember him from a story from a few years ago called "Bad-ish Santa: Cannabis Claus doubles as pro-hemp humorist and Santa's helper." It continues to be a story that we get a lot of feedback on.

Living Proof

Our occasional reminder that not all people are bastards

Kate von Achen made her second trip to Uganda in January. She was with a group called Global Youth Partnership for Africa, one of 13 Americans and 13 Ugandans there for a three-week case study on the two-decades-long civil war in northern Uganda.

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Kinetik Energy

Lawrence's liveliest performers translate their brand of party rock to debut record

For the past few years the Kinetiks have been steadily winning fans in Lawrence and KC for their high-energy, girl-fronted take on punk, rock, and dance music. The band's shows are as much about getting the audience moving as they are playing music. The band itself is hardly afraid to break a sweat-there is no shortage of clapping, jumping, or dancing on stage.

Save & Splurge


Inspectatory Edition:

The temperature was 59 degrees:A baby's bottle with a small amount of milk left inside was found in a grassy area along New Hampshire Street, between The Java Break and a parking lot. No more than two yards away lay a discarded beer bottle and a cigar wrapper...A bald man in an American flag shirt walked past and didn't respond to the question, "How ya doin'?":

Actual News*

*:based on actual news

Democrat$ and the FI$A Bill

Moore and Boyda both receive funds from telecom companies, vote yes on the new FISA bill. Plus a gratuitous book recommendation.

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