Author Archive: Fake Ned

Civility

This first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on July 3, 2018. Over the past week, politicians and media outlets have seemed to focus on a call for civility by President Trump. This follows the controversy about the immigration policies… (READ MORE)

Royals – 50 Worst Moments – #37 – The Chambliss Homer

Our scene opens on a modest, ranch home in Kansas City’s Northland. New home owners had just laid their two year old down in her crib, and were patiently trying to convince their one year old to go to sleep.

National Bitch and Moan Day… (a.k.a. Put That In Your Pipe and Smoke It)

Friday April 26 was an anniversary that had little fanfare for the Kansas City Royals. Oh sure, MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day by all players wearing the number “42”, they celebrate Memorial Day by wearing flags woven into their logos,… (READ MORE)

Movie Review: “42” Educates More Than It Entertains

So, last month, I was 3 feet away from Han Solo. We were, of course, under strict orders to not mention “Indiana Jones” or “Star Wars.” So, I had to come up with something else to ask the man who… (READ MORE)

We Participated In History… Poorly

We have crossed over into the surreal.  Last month, we all watched in horror as events too impossible for a summer movie blockbuster played out on our television screens, our radios and our computers. The images were indelible and heartbreaking…. (READ MORE)

A Funny Thing Happned On The Way To The Arch…

Every year, my son and I pick one weekend to go on a “Man-cation” with the added benefit of leaving my wife alone for a weekend that she doesn’t have to cook and clean and do all of the other… (READ MORE)

Dress to the Nines

I am a sucker for good ideas. And we have  a lot of good ideas. Sliced bread. iPhones. Pornography.  All great ideas that have had their moment in the sun.  But those ideas do tend to get sucked down by… (READ MORE)

God Hates KC

There’s a tongue in cheek saying you’ll find on message boards and twitter surrounding the Kansas City Royals. It’s “God Hates KC.” The idea is that God has something to do with the miserable, decades-long run of futility by the… (READ MORE)

Royals Rain Check Soaks Fans

Our friends at the Royals Ticketing Office are at it again. We’ve told you about this group’s attempts to outright fleece money from fans using questionable tactics, telemarketing and bait and switching – but now they’re resorting to just shaking… (READ MORE)

Fenway At The K

We’re all heartbroken. Kansas City. Boston. America. Baseball, rightfully so, is taking a backseat as tanks roll down city streets in Boston. It dawned on me a couple of inevitable things may be coming down the way soon. Our Royals… (READ MORE)