All posts by: Matt Knapp

Lil’ Red cannon stunt ends in tragedy

Tragedy struck the Lincoln community this week when Nebraska Cornhuskers mascot Lil’ Red was involved in a freak accident at a Husker basketball game at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The stunt, involving one of the cannons used to launch promotional items across the arena, was not properly calibrated to project something with the exaggerated physique […] Read more

UNMC introduces Operation into classroom

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) announced this week that they will be introducing the popular board game Operation into classrooms starting in the 2017-2018 academic year, citing budget constraints. These additions to the classroom will replace more realistic— and costly— means of education. “We think this will provide our students with the most […] Read more

Alex Trebek

Jeopardy host caught reading answers

Controversy struck longtime “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek this week as reports surfaced that he has been confirming the correct answers with notes and cue cards instead of simply knowing every answer. “Jeopardy,” a trivia-based game show, asks contestants to respond to Trebek’s hints with the correct subject being hinted at. When a question remains unanswered, […] Read more

Runza 9 for $14 menu

Runza unveils new 9 items for $14 menu

Local food critics were shocked this week when popular fast food restaurant Runza introduced their new “9 for $14 Meal Deal” to customers. The deal, offering significant savings yet a notably ridiculous quantity of food, comes on the heels of similar, yet more reasonable, offers from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King. “It’s a fantastic value,” […] Read more