Archive for April, 2014
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Blogging “Django Unchained” (Heading to Candyland)

Kristian Lin
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I’m thoroughly confused about the spelling of the name of Calvin’s estate. The DVD chapter heading has it “Candieland,” but the English-language subtitles render it as “Candyland.” Meanwhile, my...


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Salting the Wound: Josh Hamilton Edition

Eric Griffey
When Josh Hamilton left Texas for the LAA Angels  during the last off season, he said God had a plan for him. It appears God is a Rangers fan, because Hamilton’s abysmal start to the season is making Jon Daniels and the ...



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Jerry Jones: Village Idiot

ANTHONY MARIANI
This much we know: Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones cares so much what people think of him that he will shoot himself in the foot –– to the potential detriment of his organization –– just to prove a point. And that p...


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Coming Out is Still Brave. Ask Jason Collins.

JIMMY FOWLER
People can be forgiven if they’re a little jaded about celebrities who come out of the closet. That’s because declaring to the world that you are gay or lesbian has largely been the prerogative of actors, musicians, and oth...



GEORGE JOINES AT BILLY BOB'S TEXAS (photo courtesy of Billy Bob's Texas)

George Jones Funeral Open To Public

Jeff Prince
The funeral for Texas native and country-and-western legend George Jones won’t be held in his home state. He grew up in the Beaumont area, which is BF Egypt even for Texans. The ceremony will be in Nashville. And it’...


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Museum Swap: The Perot is Pretty Groovy

ANTHONY MARIANI
Never mind all of the noise you’ve (probably) been hearing about the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. The building is not as offensive as most architecture critics have said it is (especially that guy from the L....



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Blogging “Django Unchained” (The Greenville Chapters)

Kristian Lin
Part 1 Part 2 • Over a shot of our two heroes on a plain backdropped by a snowy mountain, these words scroll up the screen: “And after a very cold and very profitable winter, Django and Dr. Schultz came down from the mounta...


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First Responders Rule (Again)

JIMMY FOWLER
A theme appears to be emerging from all the dramatic headlines of the last couple of weeks: First responders rule. There was, of course, yesterday’s emotional Waco memorial for the firefighters and medics who died in the West...



BILLY BOB BARNETT GETS AN EARFUL FROM THE OL' POSSUM HIMSELF, GEORGE JONES. (photo courtesy of Barnett)

George Jones (Greatest Country Singer Since Hank Williams) Dead At 81

Jeff Prince
He’ll be “No Show Jones” forevermore — George Jones died today. Early in his career, Jones tried to sing like his idol Hank Williams. I once had a cassette of early Jones material and he practically mimi...


(flickr photo by doug wertman)

Troy Aikman Wasn’t Best Cowboys Pick, Mike Sherrard Wasn’t Worst

Jeff Prince
Remember Mike Sherrard? Probably not. The Dallas Cowboys picked the wide receiver in the first round (No. 18) in 1986, and he started out pretty well until he broke his leg. He eventually went on to play with several other team...