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Hip Tips (Thu., Dec. 19, ’09)

Anthony Mariani
MUST-SEE TV He’s buff, has orange skin, and wears tight-fitting or little clothing. (“Sun’s out, guns out, bro!”) He pouts for the cameras, has spiked hair, and likes to pump his fist to techno music at clubs. (“Total...


Indian Casino Reprises HellDamnCrap

Anthony Mariani
Indian Casino Records is forging ahead with new releases, even though the Seattle-based label with strong Fort Worth ties has been punched in the gut by the depressed, borderline angry economy. “Still swimmin’ in the red bu...



Dallas Study Is Big Fat Lie

Jeff Prince
Fatties are in a fog, according to a new study done in Dallas that says one in 10 obese people think they look just fine, thank you very much. I might be one of them. The U.S. Diet Guidelines seem severe to me. According to thi...


Big Bird

Jimmy Fowler
The Fort Worth stage meets world literature this weekend as Pantagleize Theatre Company offers a very rare production of Irish playwright Sean O’Casey’s 1949 ”Cock A Doodle Dandy.” It’s an elegantly crude fairy tale o...



Automorrow’s Guitars Stolen

Anthony Mariani
On Sat., Nov. 14, two guitars belonging to the local band Automorrow were stolen outside The Grotto on University Drive by the West 7th Street corridor. One is a cream-colored Washburn electric with a single cutaway body and bl...


Would You Like A Condom With That Steak?

Jeff Prince
Restaurants that charge high-dollar for meals get panicky during recessions. Maybe that explains Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House “Get Friscy” ad campaign. This morning, I was looking at the September 2009 edition of...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys and I suffered similar problems on Sunday – hangovers. Mine came from a new idea I had regarding beer consumption. Seems that after a certain number of beers (say about 12 or 13), my taste buds go stale, be...


The Sky isn’t Falling

Jimmy Fowler
I had to double-check the sky last night. There were no fiery horses stampeding from above. No dragons spewing pestilence. This dude gave nary a peep. I suspected that the ordination of Susan Slaughter as Fort Worth’s first f...



Weekender for Fri., Nov. 13, 2009

Anthony Mariani
As first reported on Blotch, the Oscar-winning Coen brothers (No Country For Old Men; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Fargo; The Big Lebowski) will be holding open auditions tomorrow (Saturday) at Billy Bob’s (2520 Rodeo Plaza in...


We Can be Heroes

Jimmy Fowler
Most of us love a story about an unlikely hero (male or female) who steps up to confront a horrifying crisis, neutralizes the situation, and saves lives in the process. But do we love that story enough to throw out the truth? A...