Monthly Archives: May 2012
Last day was Wednesday. Probably.
May 20, 2003 Iowa switched from single letters on its county roads to the alphanumeric grid system around 1969. For a short period, the new designations were printed on the same green squares, probably until counties exhausted their supplies. One … Continue reading
A Kansas State blogger has written a long and informative post about WHY conference changes are happening now. (Hint: It’s about TV.) It covers a less-mentioned point: Conference affiliation has huge implications for the university as a whole, especially in … Continue reading
October 21, 2007. Photo’s color composition has been altered slightly. US Highway 269 never existed except for many years, perhaps a decade, on one sign in Kansas City — southbound I-35 at Exit 11. An initial glance might make one … Continue reading
While radio channel-surfing Memorial Day night, one of the first songs I heard on three different stations in half an hour — KOEL 98.5, KXIA 101.1, and WMT-FM KKSY 96.5 — was Jason Aldean’s “Flyover States.” I think this means … Continue reading
Rand McNally has been suffering from a form of “Christmas creep” over the past decade. Before a trip to Washington DC in August 2009, I already had the 2010 atlas. Now, before the summer of 2012 has officially started, the … Continue reading
Pat Forde takes another jab at Ames, this time in the form of a “letter” from West Virginia’s president. I know many of you fans enjoyed the proximity of the Backyard Brawl relationship with Pitt and the manageable drives to … Continue reading
Specifically, basketball and volleyball. (That ISU volleyball would be discussed positively is a huge turnaround from a decade ago.)
That is all.