Monday, December 8, 2014

Weekend Recap / LFK True Crime of the Month: Chicken Thief / Holiday Photo of the Week: Rooftop Nativity

Another weekend has come and gone in LFK.  We didn't get to meet Jenny Lewis (Chip cried a little), but we tried to make the most of what the city dubbed "Winter Wonder Weekend," which mostly consisted of pretty horses parading through the streets. The KC Chiefs' horse War Paint was on the scene, as well as this lil guy below, which we believe is surely the horse who played Li'l Sebastian on Parks and Rec.


We also attended the former Free State Glass Christmas party which used to be in the Turnhalle but this year resided in an old one-room schoolhouse in NoLaw.  It was still suitably odd.


It wasn't a good weekend for KU basketball's Jamari Traylor, though, who becomes the newest local athlete to be arrested at The Cave for assault.  But those stories are too common to be particularly interesting.  We're more interested in the burglar last week who "filled a trash bag with an Xbox 360, a Playstation 1 game console, a Playstation 2 game console, 42 assorted video games and a three-pound bag of Tyson chicken taken from the refrigerator."  Well, a man is certain to get hungry while playing 42 video games. But he was caught hiding behind the door.  A Grinch indeed!


We plan to showcase several photos of LFK's best holiday decorations throughout the month but let's start with a classic: the rooftop Nativity scene in the Merc shopping center.   Read the LJ-World piece on the looong (50+) years of the tradition here and gaze into the piercing eyes of this sheep in our photo below.  It's totally breaking the fourth wall this year, if you catch our theater terminology.

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