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rolling on the river

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Quite a lot of time has passed since rolling along to tunes at a skating party, but that is exactly how the evening turned out.  In particular, at what is now River Roll , but used to be Coachlight, a million years ago. The floor has taken quite a beating since our last visit, and danger lurked at every turn. Tiny humans crisscrossed the floor in nearly every direction, defying the most basic pattern.  The more inexperienced crashed ceremoniously all around in a near domino effect, making very little progress. No injuries were reported, and everyone enjoyed a few games along the way, to include the ever -popular Chubby Checker Limbo Rock.  The entire situation proved itself quite an amusing affair and worth of repeating again.

legally and artificially intelligent

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An opportunity arose to sit in on a discussion of the legal aspects surrounding the use of Copilot , a relatively new artificial intelligence system taking over the world of Microsoft. A hundred or so from the technical and legal realms showed up to hear thoughts from the Polsinelli team and Microsoft.  The lineup included Paul Bellacera, Microsoft Principal Technical Specialist, Lead Counsel Dale Kadlec from US Health and Life Sciences Division at Microsoft, Greg Kratofil, Jr, Polsinelli Technology Transactions & Data Privacy Chair from Kansas City, Greg Leighton, Polsinelli Privacy & Incident Response Vice Chair from Chicago, and Matt Todd, Polsinelli Licensing & Transactions Co-Chair  and Restrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets Litigation Co-Chair. Hosts and speakers were warm, inviting, and transparent, offering their thoughts on the current state of affairs and answer a variety of questions from the crowd to the best of their ability, given the lack of true test case

speakeasy sorcerer

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Invited to drop in on the latest "pop-up bar" at KC Power & Light District, the affair fell a little short of expectations.  It was not awful, but it was not a profound experience either, landing somewhere unknown in the middle. Sorcerer's Speakeasy , a magical-themed bar, leans heavily, if not completely, upon the Harry Potter movie series.  House in the old Leinenkugel's, organizers put little effort into it beyond that.  Much of the decor appeared as though it came straight out of the dollar store.  Some folks seemed perfectly pleased enough with the scene.   An equal amount seemed to desire more than Harry Potter on 4 screens with plastic library scenes taped to the walls.   If we had been expected to pay for the experience, we might have felt cheated. Appetizers and drinks were tasty and service, excellent.  Staff were accommodating, squeezing us in without a reservation.  Some sort of mix-up in the Open Table system had cancelled the original, leaving us som

friday fish in kc

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Whether you are religious or not, you probably know that Fish Friday is kind of global thing.  According to popular legend, the Christian prophet Jesus died on a Friday.  As a result fasting on Fridays became a way to honor his sacrifice. I know what you're thinking.  If you are eating fish, you are not exactly fasting.   As with most things, if you look close enough, you can find a loophole.   For this crowd, fasting simply meant abstinence from consuming the flesh of warm-blooded animals.  The cold-blooded are fair game, and if you teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime; especially, during lent and other holy days.   In the medieval era, a holy day occurred just about every time one turned around too.  Ordinary folks everywhere were expected to fast not just on Fridays during Lent, but also during Advent, as well as quite a few Wednesdays and Saturdays. A man has to eat, and if cold-blooded critters are permitted, then we shall have the biggest fish fry the world h

cheeky argylle

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An acquaintance won tickets to an special early screening of the upcoming movie " Argylle ."  They were unable to attend, so we made the journey down to North Kansas City for a look and a laugh or two. Trivia kicked things off, with folks competing for the opportunity to win a movie t-shirt.  Mostly oblivious to questions centering around the director, actors, their movies and other associated facts, we walked away empty-handed. A mostly full house turned out, though the Press could not be bothered to make an appearance.  They left nearly two full rows empty, of which the organizer took full advantage.  More of the general audience had arrived than there were seats available.  Those folks eagerly opted for hijacking an empty Press seat above standing or squatting for the two hours in Theater 1. The movie began, proceeded and culminated in the style of James Bond, all the while mocking just about every other outlandish and extraordinary event occurring in that sort of spy thri