Tuesday, December 15, 2015

So how come nobody has published the Top 10 Snobbiest Cities in KCMO??? Pull out this Top 11 Worst Dinner Subjects list...and plan your post-dinner road trip thru the Golden Ghetto

Once again, what Tony Botello calls the Golden Ghetto, is winning the war for what is safe to talk about at Christmas dinner.

Read the Top 10 Snobbiest Cities in Kansas list, here:

There are two reasons to print out this list:

To change the subject.
And to drive your overstuffed relatives around, after dinner, to see how the other half lives.

So before you put on your ugly sweater, and attempt to protect it with your napkin, get this list ready.

Pull out the list whenever a relative brings up any of the following topics guaranteed to force you to put the Pepto Bismol on your holiday dinner table:

The Top 11 WORST subjects for Christmas dinner in KCMO:
Is our murder rate making us a little Chicago?
The Toy Train
The downtown hotel's catering contract
Shirley Helzberg's TIF
Hillary v. Bernie
Trump v. Cruz
Muslims, Planned Parenthood and Obamacare
Second Amendment v. Gun control
Former Royals players who ditched us for mega-millions--where are they eating tonight?
Do Black Lives matter more than other lives?
How about those Chiefs...is this Marty Schottenheimer time again??

Then, load up the FamDamily in your Oldsmobile, and take a tour of nine of the Snobbiest Cities in Kansas.  They're all in JoCo.  You can skip Andover, outside of Wichita.  It ain't all that.

Come see ladidah Leawood, where Mayor Peggy Dunn finally let the little boy keep his Little Free Library this year.  All it took was being chided on the Today Show to get Dunn to back off.

And spoiler alert:
There are no mountains in Prairie Village.  Yet.  Heck, they're still figuring out what to do with Meadowbrook Golf Course.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Chute and...techie job ladders = curtains for the Star. Yet another cyber-nail in their coffin as KCNext free tech job portal proves the Star is irrelevant to business community.

Hooray for Chute.  The suits who own KC's technology businesses have now launched the free job portal to recruit the best tech talent to support our Silicon Prairie.

Old paradigm:  (from My Fair Lady, the movie based on George Bernard Shaw's play, in case you don't recall), sing it with me now....
"The rain 
in Spain
stays mainly
on the plain..."

New paradigm:
The suits
from Chutes 
are in kahoots
since the STAR's business coverage 
is kaput... 

KCNext is the technology council of greater Kansas City.
Chutekc.com is their new web site.
(I'd have named it chutes, plural, But they didn't ask me.  Oh well, if you Google 'chutes kc' it takes you there anyway.  Maybe they'll buy the second domain and link it.  They have techies who can figger that out.)

Facts:  Nobody reads the KC STAR, especially folks 18-34.  I'm not talking classifieds, I'm talking news stories, even online.  Free or not.  McClatchey, the owners, clearly just don't care about local coverage. Do we really think tomorrow's leaders are reading their gulag section ?  the  online press release section of the Star?  Right, after playing a fast game of SuperMarioBrothers.

The STAR is really just USA Today for geezers who can't drink enough coffee to have their morning BM without newsprint ink on their hands.

The STAR's business coverage is thinner than Joe Biden's hair.  And as for editorials, does anyone care what Yael Abouhalkah or Steve Rose thinks?  I think not.  The Star used to lead this town.  Not at all nowadays.

Our local tech businesses have stuck a spear in that dinosaur, and invented a far more effective way to share news and recruit tech talent.  Chutekc.com is the fast free way to get news and find jobs.  It also promotes our hipster Crossroads lifestyle for that generation that loves to hunt for a parking space.

(Come to think of it...why doesn't the KCMO City Council allow the vote to stop the Helzberg TIF for an architectural firm, which is what voters will say, and then invite know it all noblesse oblige rich gal Shirley "First Time Developer" Helzberg to pony up and lead: just pay her taxes and build a great HQ for a tech firm instead??)

Here are the FAQ's from Chutekc.com

Lookie here! 15 groups that connect you with tech jobs, w/o reading the STAR

This could be big.  They are rolling out here, but this will spread faster than a new app for deep discounts on Viagra, to every tech village in the US.

Now the only thing left is:

Can KCNext figure out what to do NEXT with the STAR's glass HQ off Truman Road at Grand?  Maybe a Chutes and Ladders style indoor waterpark, ala Schlitterbahn?