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THE WEEK: Or at Least the Gist of It

Never before have so many Cardinal fans and broadcasters uttered the word “gist” — the result of a Thursday story by CBS Sports college hoops writer Gary Parrish that started like this: “Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle spoke with an NCAA investigator this week about his recruiting visit to Louisville in June 2013 and confirmed the gist of allegations involving paid escorts. . . “ This set off a talk-radio frenzy of speculation about what “gist” means, and was the first shoe to drop in that an actual recruit verified at least some part of the allegations in the controversial…


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Louisville Casks For A Cause Set to Tap Saturday

Hopefully, the second time is the charm for Casks for a Cause. The event was postponed to THIS weekend (June 27th) thanks to rainy weather. louisvilleky.com and Rusty Satellite’s very own Rick Redding is the emcee of the awards ceremony. – Jackie H. Bentley Louisville, Ky., – The meteoric rise of craft beer in Louisville has been well recorded in local media. Now, the media, itself, is being asked to try their hand at crafting the perfect beer recipe while raising money for local charities. Spudz Chips is the presenting sponsor and Goodwood Brewing is playing host to the block party style…


THE WEEK: Comer’s Close Call, the C-J and the Colonels

Friday already? And a Holiday Weekend. It’s the Abbey Road/Reggae Fest/Senior PGA/Hike&Bike weekend. Let’s go! First a look back: Costly for Comer: We’ll never know if Agriculture Commissioner James Comer would have won the GOP Primary for Governor had he not been in the relationship back at WKU with Marilynn Thomas, but her allegations didn’t help his cause some 25 years later. He lost to Matt Bevin by 83 votes, unless a recanvass changes things. (C-J) Master of Understatement: Quoted in Business First‘s piece on the Courier, reporter Andrew Wolfson: “the C-J’s influence has declined a little bit.” Preserve and Protect:…


Bracket Distractions — Arts and Business and Politics

It’s always good to have some friends who don’t pay attention to the same things you do — it offers perspective. What’s important to you (whether U of will be a #2 seed or #3 seed in the NCAA bracket) is like speaking a foreign language, I’m guessing, to someone like Les Waters, the artistic director at Actors’ Theatre and my guest on the Rusty Satellite Show this week.



Have a Rusty Little Christmas

It’s three days until Christmas, and I’ve only got a few more gifts to get. I found the perfect time for shopping this weekend. I showed up at Target on Saturday night. It wasn’t crowded at all. First, I figured the whole data breach scare would keep a lot of paranoid shoppers away from that store. Then I went during a tornado/thunderstorm warning, about 10 p.m. Those two factors combined to create a situation in which I had the place almost to myself. I left in time to pop into Dick’s Sporting Goods just before it closed at 11. Of…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – Last Call for Orange Cows and Fat Elvis!

Do you need just one more soft swirl before the season closes? Buy a round of Orange Cows for the office? Trade in that salad for a chili dog or see Fat Elvis one more time before March 2013. A most beloved stop in the Germantown/U of L area for chili dogs, shakes, and cones is one of the few drive-in dining and dessert establishments to remain open through October. Part  of the revamp for the Eastern Parkway landmark of Dairy Kastle is extending the season to October 28.  Over the years, nothing made me wince like driving past that marquee…


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TGIF Local Lunch Post – All’s Fair and Kentucky Proud

Grain fed to deep fried, you can get more bang for you and your little buckaroos at the Kentucky State Fair this year and still keep it local. Indulging in lunch options that you just don’t consider for the rest of the year is all part and parcel of dining at the State Fair. Giant ears of buttery roasted corn, the one that makes us giggle to say it -pork butt on a stick, the cool swirl of a pineapple whip, chocolate-laced Frisbees that are funnel cakes all raise the bar on food as entertainment and certainly rattles your cholesterol. This…


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Ready to Pay Real Money for the C-J Online?

I’m not. But Gannett announced Wednesday that its papers around the country will erect paywalls, similar to the one put up by the New York Times, to try and get you to start paying for something you’ve always gotten for free. As much as I hate to admit it, it seems that erecting paywalls at news sites is becoming a national trend. Gannett believes it will boost subscription revenues by 25 percent with the move and boost its earnings by $100 million a year. My question is — what drug are the decision-makers at Gannett on? If anything, the paywall…


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You Are Not Changing Me with that Garbage that you wrote

Rick Pitino attacked C.L. Brown of the Courier in his press conference today, because The Rick thinks an article Brown wrote criticizing Pitino’s practice methods was erroneous. That’s a little New York coming out of Pitino in the featured quote above. I pulled a few more excerpts below, and here’s a link to the whole exchange. Pitino doesn’t take criticism well, especially when things are going bad. I’ll never forget the one he had during the Karen Sypher mess, when he told the media that they should all ignore any news coming from Sypher. He assembled the media in a…