Random Stuff

Fort Worth’s First All-Green Retailer Opens

Anthony Mariani
On Wednesday, Fort Worth’s first all-green retail store will open its doors. The Greener Good will provide green alternatives to everything from “lawnmowers to baby bibs.” All of the store’s products, according to the c...


Dallas’ Barley House Launches All-Local Jukebox

Anthony Mariani
A Big D club/venue, The Barley House, has committed its entire jukebox to bands based mostly in Dallas. CDs by The Deathray Davies, Baboon, The Dixie Chicks, The Polyphonic Spree, and Denton’s Centro-matic represent just some...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
My dog Hazel and I were watching the Dallas Cowboys kick some major Philadelphia bootay last night when Eagles backup quarterback (and convicted canine killer) Michael Vick appeared on TV. Hazel suddenly bolted upright from her...


FW’s Trannie Budget Crisis

Jimmy Fowler
Lots of people are preening with moral outrage that FW city leaders will consider covering gender reassignment surgery in the employee health plans. That’s only one in a list of 20 recommendations by a post-Rainbow Lounge rai...



Buy Some Butterfly Goodies

Anthony Mariani
Costumes, ’80s clothing, a JVC digital camera, a Canon Rebel camera, books on tape, bikes, and more will be for sale on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. as part of a garage sale-slash-fundraiser by e...


Koo Koo for Swine Flu

Jimmy Fowler
Did you have your bowl of cold, chocolatey antioxidants this morning? If so, it was without the comforting, Mary Poppins-ish promise “Now Helps Support Your Child’s Immunity!” banner. Yesterday, Kellogg announced it was p...



Hip Tips (Thu., Nov. 3, 2009)

Anthony Mariani
To a lot of folks, the late-’90s was a pop-music wasteland. Grunge and rap, two styles that matured in the late-1980s/early-’90s, were going mainstream and, in the process, being grossly watered-down. Grunge was turning int...


Former Ranger Nut-Job Gets Accidentally Shot

eric.griffey
Former Rangers’ pitcher Vicente Padilla, who was released from the team late last season for being a jerk and throwing at opposing player’s heads, was accidentally shot in the leg by his body guard while hunting. I&...



It’s Gonna be Big. Like God.

Jimmy Fowler
In all things related to Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Arlington Stadium, I’m a big time Scrooge. Football fever and the joy of victory make me want to shutter the windows, turn off all mass media devices, and sit in a...


Ewoks on the Wild Side

Jimmy Fowler
The ewoks from 1983’s “Return of the Jedi” were largely responsible for cooling my passion for the original “Star Wars” franchise. Cute and mischevious to a teeth-grinding extreme, they appeared to have been created b...