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Pernell Roberts Ghost Rides In Sky

Jeff Prince
The death of Pernell Roberts yesterday is something akin to when the last Beatle dies – an end of an era. Anybody over age 40 or so will never forget Bonanza. The long-running TV western brought the Cartwright clan into Ameri...


Wingstop To Assault America On Super Sunday

Jeff Prince
Once again, Wingstop is ignoring the curse of chicken wings and going for another record-setting performance on Super Bowl Sunday. The Garland-based national chain restaurant is attempting to sell 5 million chicken wings on the...



Why The Surprise Over DynCorp Fraud?

Jeff Prince
News outlets are publishing this Associated Press article on questionable spending practices by DynCorp International, a former Fort Worth-based company that relocated to Virginia several years ago. An audit blasted the State D...


“A Dirty Shame” Redux

Jimmy Fowler
The Sundance Channel has screened John Waters’ underappreciated 2004 comedy “A Dirty Shame” several times over the past month. (Another showing is scheduled January 31). Unfortunately, they have so far played the “neute...



Give A Hand To Masturbating Bear, Comic Dog

Jeff Prince
Is life worth living without Triumph The Insult Comic Dog and the Masturbating Bear? Methinks not. A dreadful byproduct of the NBC-Conan O’Brien split is that the network keeps the intellectual property of the “Tonight Show...


Sarahs, Andys Most Likely To Call In At Work

Jeff Prince
Note to all employers out there – don’t hire deadbeats named Sarah or Andy. And watch out for lazy bums named Steve and Becky. A recent study says women named Sarah, and men named Andy are most likely to call in and miss wo...



A 2010 Stage Sked

Jimmy Fowler
Fort Worth’s top four small theater groups have announced most of their 2010 schedules by now, and the offerings look unusually scrumptious. I don’t know how much the long national mood of unrest and pessimism has influence...


Goodbye, Brendan

Jimmy Fowler
I don’t understand how NBC 5’s Brendan Higgins could be departing the station now that his contract has expired. He was named ”Best TV Anchor” in last year’s “Best Of” issue by this very publication. Guess that da...



Jay Leno’s Dance Of Disingenuousness

Jeff Prince
The Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, NBC debacle just keeps getting juicier and sloppier. Leno has been a human Hacky Sack for the past few weeks among comedians, TV pundits, and bloggers (led by Blotch of course). His primetime show...


Lowlights of the GOP Gubernatorial Debate

Jimmy Fowler
What was up with that idiotic aw-shucks expression that Rick Perry wore during last night’s GOP gubernatorial primary debate? The raised eyebrows, the squinty eyes, the earnest grin-with-overbite: He looked like he was runnin...