Random Stuff

Jay Leno Nabs Sarah Palin, Other Loudmouths

Jeff Prince
The hip comic who replaced Johnny Carson as “The Tonight Show” host in 1992 is getting his old job back. But this time around, Jay Leno is desperately uncool and publicly humiliated. Leno flopped in prime time, and Conan O...


Cannabis for Granny

Jimmy Fowler
Since the Obama administration has eased up on prosecuting health clinics that distribute pot in medical marijuana-legal states, the cry for across-the-board legalization of the little green bud is now louder than ever. To decr...



Joseph Stack A Hero To Many

Jeff Prince
Joseph Stack’s daughter is calling him a hero. Stack is the guy whose anti-government beliefs apparently prompted him to fly a small airplane into an Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, killing himself and IRS worker...


Winter Olympic Thoughts (with lots of hockey)

Kristian Lin
The U.S. men’s hockey team was supposed to be an afterthought at these Games, but they sure didn’t look like one in their 5-3 victory over heavily favored Canada. Goalie Ryan Miller got bombarded with 45 shots but stood tal...



Winter Olympic Thoughts (Part 2)

Kristian Lin
It seems like there’s no good place to be watching the Olympics, at least for us Americans. NBC is getting hosed for its tape-delayed coverage, as well as for the usual stuff. I haven’t been outraged by the delay because ev...


Weekender, The Orbans, Fred’s, and More

Anthony Mariani
Looking for The Weekender? Well, issa no here! You’ve got to sign up for it, ’member? And while you’re at it, also sign up for another newsletter that we’ve started, Food News & Booze –– both of them are full of...



Fort Worth Music in KXT Studios

Anthony Mariani
The newest and brightest addition to North Texas’ terrestrial-radio landscape, KXT/91.7-FM not only plays a lot of Fort Worth music –– Fate Lions, Goodwin, Katsuk, Telegraph Canyon –– but also has invited several ...


Save the Vampire Squid From Hell

Kristian Lin
I was appalled when I read this entry at Huffington Post, which seemed to say that the vampire squid might be endangered from human activity. Then I clicked on the original press release put out by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Res...



Drama Nabs ‘Idols’ Todrick Hall, Casey James

Jeff Prince
Last night’s episode of American Idol proved one thing – two of the most talented contestants hail from these parts. Todrick Hall, the 24-year-old dancer, actor, and playwright from Arlington, did a bang-up job of the Jason...


Almost Hades, West Virginia And Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” always made me think West Virginia was a paradise. I’ve never been there, so I don’t know. But maybe he should have sang, “Almost Hades, West Virginia…” based on this G...