Saturday, July 21, 2012

Important News of the Week: City Fathers vs Adorable Pygmy Goats; Saturday and Sunday Scenester Picks: Replay Tunes and Film Church

In recent years, LFK has engaged in a series of long and important legal battles to insure that ridiculous animals can be kept as pets.  First it was hedgehogs.  Then it was pot-bellied pigs.  This time it's pygmy goats.

Yes, The Man has decided that Arthur Dodge's adorable new pygmy goat, Whiskey, is not legal within city limits.   Make sure to be on hand to lend your support to Dodge and cute goats when the issue comes before the City Commission in the near-future. 

And check out the full story and a great video of Dodge and the goat via LFK's Channel 6 .

The story has also been covered by KCTV5 in KC. Read their story here , which includes a picture of Whiskey:

Meet Whiskey, a pygmy goat stirring up some controversy in Lawrence.

But why has LJ-World been so suspiciously silent on this story?  Come on, Shaun Hittle!  This is Pulitzer-material in the making!


The scenester event of the night seems to be local favorites Hospital Ships and Drakkar Sauna at the Replay, along with Forest of Luxury, which we think is a hip-hop project but we're not sure because it's hard to find a web presence for them aside from Myspace, which we are too hip to click.

And the great film event of the weekend (aside from all this Dark Knight business) is Liberty Hall's Film Church screening of the Coens' ever-brilliant 1984 debut Blood Simple.  We hear there's going to be a shovel giveaway along with Maggie's "sermon." 

Do you know the opening narration by heart?  We do.

"The world is full o' complainers. An' the fact is, nothin' comes with a guarantee. Now I don't care if you're the pope of Rome, President of the United States or Man of the Year; somethin' can all go wrong. Now go on ahead, y'know, complain, tell your problems to your neighbor, ask for help, 'n watch him fly. Now, in Russia, they got it mapped out so that everyone pulls for everyone else... that's the theory, anyway. But what I know about is Texas, an' down here... you're on your own."

1 comment:

Dr. C said...

Wish I could be there for Film Church, but I have to say that pygmy goats are no worse than dogs, for sure. My sister got two a few weeks ago and they are cute, fun, and really less trouble than puppies. We'll see what happens when they grow up, but I can't see any reason why pygmy goats shouldn't be allowed in Lawrence.