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Smokers, Dippers, Chewers Unite!

Jeff Prince
When the state and federal governments started hiking tobacco taxes – a so-called sin tax — and driving the cost of cigarettes above $5 a pack, well, I got pissed. And when I get pissed, I spring to action. I’m li...


Hypocricy Thy Name Is Rick Perry

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram article on the 11 propositions passed by voters yesterday contained a quote that would be funny ha-ha if it weren’t so funny weird/tragic. The story describes how Texans stood tall in favor of pro...



It’s Gonna be Big. Like God.

Jimmy Fowler
In all things related to Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Arlington Stadium, I’m a big time Scrooge. Football fever and the joy of victory make me want to shutter the windows, turn off all mass media devices, and sit in a...


Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Red-Faced By Blackface?

Jeff Prince
An African-American man wore a generic white-person mask at a costume party I attended two Saturdays ago. The costume was kind of amusing. It certainly didn’t appear to offend anybody at the party, which consisted of about 25...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Coverage of yesterday’s Dallas Cowboys-Seattle Seahawks game opened with a shot of Wade Phillips standing on the sideline, staring blankly ahead with glazed eyes, looks of both confusion and constipation on his face. The ...


Ewoks on the Wild Side

Jimmy Fowler
The ewoks from 1983’s “Return of the Jedi” were largely responsible for cooling my passion for the original “Star Wars” franchise. Cute and mischevious to a teeth-grinding extreme, they appeared to have been created b...



Weekender for Fri., Oct. 30, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Pianist/singer/bon vivant Paul Slavens –– whose live jazz-tinged improvisational pop, which includes hilarious made-up-on-the-spot lyrics, can be heard every Tuesday night at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth (2736 W. 6th St., in the W...


The Usual to Open on Nov. 9

eric.griffey
Chat Room owner Brad Henslaring’s new bar, The Usual, will be opening up across the street from his current hipster haven on Mad-Nolia ave. in 10 days,  in the same spot that once housed MacHenry’s and the second c...



Coen Brothers Hold True Grit Auditions at Billy Bob’s

Anthony Mariani
Paramount Pictures and the Academy Award-winning Coen brothers (No Country for Old Men; Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Big Lebowski) are remaking the John Wayne classic True Grit and will be holding auditions for the le...


Coyotes Kill One Taylor Mitchell; The Other Kills Us

Jeff Prince
Just kickin’ back and reading the Star-Telegram this fine Friday morning: Let’s see, Mike Lee examines the Carter Avenue situation pitting homeowners against Chesapeake Energy. Comments indicate supporters on both sides...