Random Stuff

Conan Fights Back; Leno Still Lame

Jeff Prince
The plan hatched by NBC was perfect: move Jay Leno back to his old 10:35 p.m. (Central) time slot, push Conan O’Brien and “The Tonight Show” back to 11:05 p.m., and follow with Jimmy Fallon at five after midnight. Perfect...


Colt McCoy Loses Game, Gets Girl

Jeff Prince
I’ll bet if you polled University of Texas at Austin fans after last week’s national championship loss to Alabama, they would have rather seen McCoy win the game and fumble the girl. The former quarterback took girlfriend R...



Scenes From a Political Marriage

Kristian Lin
Harry Reid has found trouble recently from Game Change, the upcoming book on the 2008 election. The real dirt, though, is on John and Elizabeth Edwards, as detailed in this excerpt in New York magazine. I just got through readi...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys (and Jay Leno)

Jeff Prince
Watching the Dallas Cowboys pluck the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday made for a fun party with friends but I didn’t get any notes taken. See, most Cowboys games I watch alone at home, taking notes for “Off Asides.” Then ...



Happy Birthday To King, Queen

Jeff Prince
Two of the world’s greatest performance artists are celebrating birthdays today. Elvis would have been 75 today if pills hadn’t waylaid him. He was never better than when he sang this song written specifically for him t...


Vegan, Pass By

Jimmy Fowler
I’d like to introduce my new love: Hanger steak. He’s cheap, juicy, and enjoys being treated like a piece of meat. As far as I know, I first met him in chicken fried form during a recent visit to Tillman’s Roadhouse for t...



Eagles Spit On Cowboys Star, Apologize, Dread

Jeff Prince
It’s official – the Philadelphia Eagles and their mouthy fans are trembling like baby Accipitridae. Their mojo is no-go leading up to Saturday night’s playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Philadelphia Inquirer see...


Gilbert Arenas, the Man With the Golden Gun

Kristian Lin
Like everybody else, I was appalled when I heard about NBA star Gilbert Arenas and teammate Javaris Crittenton pulling guns on each other in a locker-room dispute. Yesterday, though, the story took a funny turn: TMZ reported th...



Kimbell in Wall Street Journal

Anthony Mariani
The Wall Street Journal has reviewed the Kimbell Art Museum’s current exhibition, From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern. WSJ critic Willard Spiegelman calls the show a “giant Christmas stock...


Internet Mocks Blind Student At TCU-Boise Game

Jeff Prince
It all started so innocently. Well, not really innocently. Mocking people on YouTube is more mean-spirited fun than innocence, but let’s not get hung up on semantics here, folks. The point is, somebody got a big laugh out of ...