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Now Can We Have a “Dislike” Button?

JIMMY FOWLER
Maybe Mark Zuckerberg should consider changing the onscreen color of Facebook from blue to green: Envy would appear to be the biggest emotion the social media site inspires, if you believe recent academic studies that have char...


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Django Reinhardt Festival at A5A

JIMMY FOWLER
How cool is 20th century guitarist Django Reinhardt? So cool, Sean Penn faints at the mere mention of his name. More accurately, Sean Penn’s character in Woody Allen’s 1999 movie Sweet and Lowdown swoons every time someone ...



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Let’s Go … Ravens?

ANTHONY MARIANI
My worst NFL nightmare has come true. Two of my least favorite teams –– the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers –– are headed to the Super Bowl, the Ravens after effectively neutering Tom Brady and his Pats, an...


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Theatre Arlington’s Todd Hart Bids Adieu

JIMMY FOWLER
To anyone who saw Theatre Arlington executive producer Todd Hart introduce Friday’s opening night performance of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, he seemed jovial as usual. But behind the scenes, an emotional farewell was ...



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Preacher Perry Comforts His Gun-Toting Flock

JIMMY FOWLER
How moronic is Rick Perry’s response to President Obama’s new gun control proposals? His statement reaches Everest-scale heights of dumbassed-osity that even I didn’t think he was capable of. It’s awe-inspiring. He ment...


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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...