Random Stuff

The Chocolate Milk War

Jimmy Fowler
I really ought to reconsider my proud status as a non-parent. Not caring if the planet explodes after they lay them copper coins over my eyes, I miss out on some of the best debates over The Children and the future– like whet...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys, B.J. Thomas

Jeff Prince
Traveling in East Texas yesterday afternoon, I “enjoyed” the Cowboys vs. Deadskins game on the car radio. The game was expected to make my afternoon drive more pleasant. Oops. It was like listening to a three-hour train wre...



Trinity Visions

Jimmy Fowler
Tree huggers, owl savers and local historians, take note – tonight (Monday) at 9pm is when KERA TV Channel 13 airs its original documentary ”Living with the Trinity.” The hour-long doc focuses on an eight year period (196...


Today’s Most Gruesome Story

Peter Gorman
Times are tough here, but in some parts of the world they’re considerably tougher. Today’s most gruesome story comes out of the Guardian, a British paper, which reported on the arrests of several members of a gang i...



Victoire Imméritée (The Irish Were Robbed!)

Kristian Lin
The 32 countries in the World Cup soccer tournament were decided yesterday, and the French cheated their way in. I was planning to hold off on blogging about the field until the World Cup draw was held on Dec. 4, but this is to...


Hip Tips (Thu., Dec. 19, ’09)

Anthony Mariani
MUST-SEE TV He’s buff, has orange skin, and wears tight-fitting or little clothing. (“Sun’s out, guns out, bro!”) He pouts for the cameras, has spiked hair, and likes to pump his fist to techno music at clubs. (“Total...



Dallas Study Is Big Fat Lie

Jeff Prince
Fatties are in a fog, according to a new study done in Dallas that says one in 10 obese people think they look just fine, thank you very much. I might be one of them. The U.S. Diet Guidelines seem severe to me. According to thi...


Big Bird

Jimmy Fowler
The Fort Worth stage meets world literature this weekend as Pantagleize Theatre Company offers a very rare production of Irish playwright Sean O’Casey’s 1949 ”Cock A Doodle Dandy.” It’s an elegantly crude fairy tale o...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Cowboys and I suffered similar problems on Sunday – hangovers. Mine came from a new idea I had regarding beer consumption. Seems that after a certain number of beers (say about 12 or 13), my taste buds go stale, be...


The Sky isn’t Falling

Jimmy Fowler
I had to double-check the sky last night. There were no fiery horses stampeding from above. No dragons spewing pestilence. This dude gave nary a peep. I suspected that the ordination of Susan Slaughter as Fort Worth’s first f...