SOTW Roundup: 6/22/2014 – 6/28/2014

  Throughout the many Roundups I have written, two common themes have been gentrification and stagnant wages vs increased cost of living. I have often claimed that Kansas City, like most major cities, is being gentrified. Welp, it’s happening (see above pic). I moved to midtown KC because I was broke. Living near downtown wasn’t…

SOTW Roundup: 6/15/2014 – 6/21/2014

This weekend, I will be attending a truck show in Nebraska. If you do not already know, I’m a news clerk/staff writer for a trucker magazine. It’s not what most people had in mind when going to journalism school, but it beats the hell out of monitoring earthquakes, typhoons, protests and wildfires for Bank of…

SOTW Roundup: 6/8/2014 – 6/14/2014

  Strippers everywhere will be drowning in a bottle of cupcake vodka this weekend. Why? Father’s Day is this Sunday! Statistically, a predominantly white/Asian holiday*, Father’s Day allows us the chance to not blame our failures on the one guy who was partly responsible for raising us to succeed. CEOs, Winter Olympic athletes, doctors and…

SOTW Roundup: 6/1/2014 – 6/7/2014

  In the near future, this roundup may change a little bit. In an effort to attract more listeners, readers and followers, the SOTW gang will be exploring different marketing strategies. By “marketing strategies” I mean “desperate attempts to sucker in listeners.” Coming up on Year 5, it’s high time we go the full nine…

SOTW Roundup: 5/25/2014 – 5/31/2014

  This weekend, I will be going Rockfest. For those of you not from Kansas City or otherwise unaware, Rockfest is the largest one-day music festival in North America, according to the radio station that puts it out. It is most certainly the largest collection of white trash depravity in KC. You know you are…

SOTW Roundup: 5/18/2014 – 5/24/2014

Memorial Day is Monday, which means those of us who do not have shitty jobs get a three-day weekend! For the first time in my life, I work at a place that gives me weekends and holidays off. What a novel concept. At any rate, Memorial Day is all about remembering those died serving our…

SOTW Roundup: 5/11/2014 – 5/17/2014

  This will be the first weekend in a long time where there will be no SOTW podcast. We record nonstop; Christmas, Thanksgiving, our birthdays, Ramadan, etc. However, this week Jay will be in Colorado and I’ll be attending the Royals’ Dress to the Nines Day. For those outside of KC or who don’t (rightfully…