Random Stuff

A DeSoto Veggie Tale

Jimmy Fowler
The enterprising capitalists at Sara’s Secret and Condoms To Go – two “erotic accessories” stores in DeSoto — have created a stir with a billboard ad on I-35 that features a cucumber with a terrified expression on...


Kevin Smith Waddles From Plane, Whines

Jeff Prince
Removing obese filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) from a plane has resulted in a ton of bad publicity for Southwest Airlines. And that’s not fair to Southwest. Smith could have reasonably been thrown off the plane i...



Chris Johnson Of Telegraph Canyon Nails 47 Herkies

Jeff Prince
Talk about suffering for one’s art — look closely at the current issue of Fort Worth Weekly and you can see the sheer misery in the eyes of a few Telegraph Canyon band members who were freezing their asses off when the ...


Winter Olympic Thoughts (Part 1)

Kristian Lin
Since I’m going to be spending much of the next two weeks watching the Winter Olympics, I thought I’d make some observations here like I did with the 2008 Summer Games. I promise not to make any jokes about Canadians saying...



Scampi’s to Close, Change Name/Concept

Anthony Mariani
After 14 years, the beloved Southside Mediterranean eatery will close its doors –– but only temporarily. The place will reopen in late spring as Jack Tanners Patio Grill and include a full-bar service, two patio areas, and ...


Jersey Mike’s Subs Help Fight Cancer

Anthony Mariani
From Sun., Feb. 14, until Thu., March 11, all 11 Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in North Texas will contribute 25 cents from the price of every regular sub and 50 cents per giant sub to Wipe Out Kids Cancer, a Dallas nonprofit ...



Two New Weekly Newsletters Out Now

Anthony Mariani
Last Tuesday, we began e-mailing a weekly local food-related newsletter called Food News & Booze, a column of sorts that features tidbits on local happenings in the Fort Worth food scene –– and lots of giveaways. Yester...


Mad Hatter for Texas Guv

Jimmy Fowler
Now that Republican gubernatorial primary contender Debra Medina has told Glenn Beck she believes there are good arguments to be made that the U.S. government was involved in the 9/11 attacks, can we please please please stop p...



Baptists in Haiti, Drunk on God

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s an excellent article on the good, the bad, and the ugly of Christian missionary work in Haiti. Some U.S. missionaries cooperate with existing international institutions and take the time to learn about Haitian culture ...


CBS Lucks Out on Super Bowl

Anthony Mariani
CBS is at an all-time low. The sit-coms suuuuuck, the nonstop golf coverage on the weekends is excruciatingly unnecessary, Dave Letterman is a mere parody of himself and Craig Ferguson’s anti-funny monologues are cringe-induc...