But the venue is closing this Sunday (reportedly not because it is failing finanically but simply so its owner can pursue other interests), and an as-yet-unspecified new restaurant will soon take over the location.
Chip: "I predict another fucking noodle house will move in. But I hope it's something corporate, like a nice Chili's, my personal favorite place to get my ribs on."
Richard: "Despite the statements of the owner, one can only imagine they have lost at least some business to Dempsey's Burger Stand, which certainly seems to be attracting the same kind of hipster who likes to believe he/she is a bit of a foodie because they've sampled the sweet-potato fries at every joint in town."
Chip: "I went to Dempsey's once and they asked me if I wanted some 'granny smith apple chutney' on my burger. I've rarely been so confused."
Richard: "It's overrated. I prefer Five Guys Burgers and Fries, mainly because it's a well-known Obama-approved chain."
Chip: "I tried that place too, and my burger tasted suspiciously of socialism."
Initial reports of the KU football vs. basketball players' brawl on campus were termed a "fracas" by the LJ-World, but today's paper has upgraded the incident to a "feud," perhaps because the first night's fight led to a smaller rumpus the next morning. With national news sources latching on to the story and Tyshawn Taylor updating his Facebook page with frequent status messages such as this powerful statement he cribbed from Li'l Wayne: "Niggaz be muggin' me, you know I'm muggin' back.", the event has become quite the circus.
LJ-World sports opinion columnist Tom Keegan offers a bold challenge to Coach Self today calling for Taylor's suspension:
"KU football coach Mark Mangino has shown time and time again he doesn’t care how much talent a player has when doling out suspensions (Aqib Talib, Dezmon Briscoe). Can the same be said of basketball coach Bill Self? Not if Taylor doesn’t get suspended."
Chip: "Look, KU basketball has a long history of allowing its stars to do whatever they want without consequences, such as Collins whipping out the old johnson and waving it around on an elevator. There's no reason to start punishing people now for what was clearly just a good old-fashioned smackdown involving the honor of a young lady. In fact, it should help create just the kind of 'hostile' atmosphere Mangino has called for in press conferences."
Richard: "Exactly. And I'm headed out now to purchase the new shirt which Joe College has already prepared: 'HAWK FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL: "Can't We All Just Get Along?'"