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The Daily Mauling: 8.21.2023

Oh, relax, kids. I’ve got a gut feeling Uter’s around here somewhere. After all, isn’t there a little Uter in all of us? In fact, you might even say we just ate Uter... and he’s in our stomachs right now! Wait, scratch that one.


The Rock Chalkboard

Booth Breakdown: A far-out look at the Kansas State Wildcats - KU Sports
Last season, K-State (10-4, 7-2 Big 12) survived a quarterback shift that, ultimately, illuminated a clear leader in Will Howard midway through the season. Conversely, the offseason saw multiple defensive leaders leap toward the NFL Draft, including defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah (Kansas City), cornerback Julius Brent (Indianapolis) and safety Josh Hayes (Tampa Bay).

Eraser Dust

Commissioner sees few ways to help homeless people | Daily Inter Lake
While decrying violence among the community’s homeless population in the wake of a deadly fight in Kalispell earlier this month, Flathead County Commissioner Brad Abell said Friday that there was little local policymakers could — or would — do for residents who declined to improve their lives.

The last days of a Columbia Falls crypto mine | Daily Inter Lake
When Danny McCargar went to work at a windowless, nondescript building just south of Columbia Falls off of Montana 206 last December, he found the lights off and power disconnected.

Storeowner shot to death right in front of her shop after dispute over LGBTQ+ pride flag, authorities say - CBS News
Before the shooting, the man "made several disparaging remarks about a rainbow flag that stood outside the store," sheriff's officials said.

Affidavits Reveal Why Kansas Cops Raided the Marion County Record
A local business owner’s driving records were indeed at the center of the controversial police raids of a Kansas newspaper, newly released affidavits confirmed on Sunday.

4 Throwaway ‘SNL’ Sketches That Became Massive Hits |
You can tell which sketches Saturday Night Live believes will be killers based on their placement in the show. The sketch directly after the host monologue is the ringer, the one that cracked everyone up at the table read and absolutely destroyed in dress rehearsal. But sometimes funny things happen between rehearsals and the live shows. Here are four sketches with low expectations that went on to become iconic…

Elon Musk Admits X 'May Fail, As so Many Have Predicted'
Elon Musk appeared to admit that his $44 billion takeover of X could be doomed.

New Zip Trip gas station set to open next year | Daily Inter Lake
A new Cenex Zip Trip gas station on East Idaho Street in Kalispell is set to sell barbecued food options and offer expanded parking when it reopens next year.

Jerry Seinfeld Was Taken To Court For Stealing An Idea That Was Pitched To Him By A Director Back In 2002
Jerry Seinfeld was taken to court for stealing an idea for a show that was pitched to him by a director back in 2002. Did Seinfeld really steal the idea for his hit show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee from director Christian Charles? Other celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, have also been accused of stealing their material from others before.

Joel Embiid likely to leave 76ers, according to reports
Many around the NBA believe Joel Embiid will ask out sooner rather than later, per @VinceGoodwill.

‘Scared’ Taylor Swift swarmed by ‘disgusting’ fans: ‘Crazy psychopaths’
Hundreds of Swifties swarmed the songstress on Friday evening as she left a restaurant on Long Beach Island in New Jersey.

Al Roker, 69, shows off big backyard at his NYC townhouse as he praises wife Deborah for $450 birthday gift in new video | The US Sun
"Yes, welcome to the ring of fire," Al said, as the camera was focused on the products in his backyard.