Random Stuff

U.S. is Running Out of Ammo

eric.griffey
According to the Associated Press, bullet-makers can’t keep up with demand. The reason for the spike is what the article calls “the Obama effect.” This was a pretty alarming quote from the story: “It alw...


Gen Text: Kids Getting ‘Faced

Jeff Prince
I was visiting a friend a couple of Saturdays ago, the same day that the Texas Tech Raiders were hosting the Rice Owls in a football game. My friend’s teen-aged son is a freshman at Tech and throughout the day he sent text me...



In the City

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday night, UTA is hosting a chat by urban economic theorist Richard Florida. If listening to ideas about regional economies and urban redevelopment sounds like a snoozer of a way to spend a weekend night, well, you donâ...


Push Dogs, Pandas Off Same Cliff

Jeff Prince
British naturalist Chris Packham surprised quite a few people when he said pandas are doomed and should be allowed to become extinct. Rather than spending millions of dollars to save a hopeless species, people should support ot...



(Nearly) Free Beer!

Anthony Mariani
Tomorrow night (Wednesday) from 5 to 7 p.m., Rahr & Sons Brewery will open its doors to the unwashed for a tour and sampling. On tap will be some of the Fort Worth brewery’s award-winning beers, including a porter and one...


Historic Fort Worth Exhibit Wrapping Up

Anthony Mariani
Preservation is the Art of the City is an art show and sale whose proceeds benefit preservation programs at Historic Fort Worth, a nonprofit agency devoted to preserving local historic sites such as Thistle Hill and the McFarla...



Tom Delay Finally Jumped the Shark

eric.griffey
Here he is on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. For one night, forget the fact that he took money from lobbyists, embezzled money, and was generally one of the most corrupt, pandering politicians in recent memory… and g...


Off Asides on Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
My colleague Peter Gorman erroneously predicted that the New York Giants would beat the Dallas Cowboys. Sorry, Peter, but the Giants didn’t do squat. Tony Romo beat the Cowboys. I’m always interested to see what my friend J...



Another Rainy Weekend

Jimmy Fowler
There are only three more performances in Amphibian Productions’ run of Richard Greenberg’s quietly affecting ”Three Days Of Rain.” Catch it if you can. The play features at least three characters with a grating tendenc...


2012 Doomsday Prophecy: $10 Milk

Jeff Prince
All these 2012 doomsday prophecies I’ve been inundating myself with online and on The History Channel for the past week have put me in a funk. Pangs of anger, depression, and worry are crowding into my more typical emotions o...