Archive for April, 2014
ANGELS PLAYERS ARE LAUGHING IT UP ABOUT NABBING JOSH HAMILTON FROM THE TEXAS RANGERS (flickr photo by Keith Allison).

Southern California Suckers Gloat About Josh Hamilton…For Now

Jeff Prince
Los Angeles Times readers are feeling pretty good about themselves today, crowing about Josh Hamilton snubbing the Texas Rangers and taking his freak show to the Left Coast. Three out of four Times readers said they thought the...


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Josh Hamilton Follows His Wallet To Los Angeles

Jeff Prince
Texas Rangers power hitter Josh Hamilton has reportedly signed a five-year $125 million deal with division rival Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton is big on God so maybe he would rather be an Angel than a Ranger. Who knows? The guy...



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Too Fat to Fight? Since When?

JIMMY FOWLER
The U.S. Army has recently discovered an alarming fact: Young adults, especially males, are lardasses. The situation has become intolerable: During the last ten months, more than 1600 tubbies have been discharged from Army rank...


Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in Any Day Now opening Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Any Day Now (R) Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in this drama as a 1970s gay couple who fight to keep custody of an abandoned Down syndrome-afflicted teen (Isaac Leyva) living with them. Also with Frances Fisher...



Half Moon screens at 6:30pm at TCU, Sid Richardson Bldg Wednesday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 12 Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi has long been obsessed with capturing the bewilderingly diverse music of his country on film, as he did in his 2010 film No One Knows About Persian Cats. His 2006 effort Half Moon, li...


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There’s Nothing Wrong and We’re Going to Fix It Right Away

STATIC
So, Fort Worth Weekly was taken to task publicly by members of the Fort Worth City Council on Dec. 4. Oh woe is us, oh … oh, wait just a danged minute. The occasion was a consent agenda item regarding the new, slightly evisce...



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Concrete Limbo

Two Texas immigration jails are rated among the worst in the country.
PETER GORMAN
Their names don’t sound like jails — “detention facility” and “processing center” — but according to a watchdog coalition, they are de facto prisons where people who’ve been convicted of no crime spend months, w...


A mere slice of the tap wall at Rodeo Goat.

Kickin’: Rodeo Goat

LAST CALL
In my highly professional and totally expert opinion, no matter how fatty or juicy or upscale a hamburger is, it’s still only good for sopping up one or two drinks. Your constitution might be such that a burger or other equiv...



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Coasting Toward Disaster

GWYNNE DYER
They made some progress at the latest round of international negotiations on controlling climate change, held earlier this month in Qatar. They agreed that countries that cause the warming should compensate the ones that suffer...


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Today’s Your Lucky Day…And Then We Die

Jeff Prince
Numbers lining up by month, day, and year, such as today’s 12-12-12, means you’ll be lucky in love. Thousands of Asians are getting hitched in mass weddings to increase their chances of getting lucky, er, wedded bli...