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Flying Rats Live Another Day

ANTHONY MARIANI
Dear Lord. We’ve got to see Ray Lewis do that stupid dance at least one more time. My thoughts on the head flying rat are well known: He’s a thug who obstructed the investigation of a double homicide in 2000 and yet somehow...


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Strippers Brace For New Scarlet Letter

JIMMY FOWLER
If you want an interesting perspective on Arlington state rep Bill Zedler’s proposal to shame and harass Texas strippers — er, make them get a state license, I mean — check out columnist Gilbert Garcia’s new pi...



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Don Your Blue Suede Shoes For Elvis On Friday

Jeff Prince
Looking for a hunka hunka something to do on Friday night? How about visiting The King in concert and hearing nostalgic tunes while helping out some sick folks? Camp Bowie District is hosting a benefit concert that features an ...


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About That Asperger’s Post…

JIMMY FOWLER
Before I’m lynched by an angry crowd of Asperger’s/autism advocates, let me clarify: My intent with last Friday’s “Blotch” post wasn’t to offend anyone living with the spectrum of conditions associated with autism. ...



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Sports! Knees! Murder!

ANTHONY MARIANI
The NFL playoffs began this past weekend and were as lackluster as you probably imagined though not nearly as lackluster and bone-dry boring as next week’s games will be. All of the favorites won, handily, yesterday and Satur...


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Bye Bye, Asperger’s: Now What’s Wrong With Me?

JIMMY FOWLER
Have you heard? Everyone’s favorite vague but strangely appealing diagnosis, Asperger’s Syndrome, is going away in May: The upcoming new edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual, the DSM-5, is d...



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HIV Infection as Aggravated Assault? It’s Complicated

JIMMY FOWLER
Tarrant County courts aren’t earning a stellar reputation when it comes to handling complex consensual sex cases. Last year there was the Kennedale High School teacher who got a five-year prison sentence for sex with 18- and...


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Cowboys’ D: Trampled Under Foot

ANTHONY MARIANI
Yes, boneheaded plays and mistakes are killers. Missed game-winning field goals, unconscionably dumb penalties in crucial situations, interceptions –– they’re all horrible but do not exist in vacuums. You could even say t...



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Good Service? Shinjuku Station

ANTHONY MARIANI
My wife Dana is a strict vegetarian, and no matter where we are on the globe –– Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Arlington –– eating out is always a bit of a hassle. As a vegetarian, she has every right to know whether or n...


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D/FW NORML Holiday Bash

JIMMY FOWLER
Thanks to this year’s contentious campaign, we learned that Barack Obama is America’s first foreign-born gay Muslim socialist president. But did you also know the dude was a major 420 enthusiast back in the day? “I inhale...