Random Stuff

Weekender Fri., Oct. 16, 2009

Anthony Mariani
The Great Tyrant has a couple of shows coming up, starting tonight (Friday) at Lola’s Saloon Sixth (2736 W. 6th St., in the West 7th Street corridor, 817-877-0666) with Dallas’ The Paper Chase and Denton’s Personal Victor...


Balloon Boy A Star In Making

Jeff Prince
This balloon boy has star potential. First off, his name is Falcon. How cool is that? He’s the center of national attention. He’s got a flair for the dramatic (excusing himself on national TV twice to go vomit off-camera). ...



Movie Piracy Blues

Jimmy Fowler
More than a dozen years ago, I was one of two official film critics for another publication. What innocent days those were. They were largely devoid of cell phone cameras, internet digital streaming, black market websites, larg...


Stuff to Do Tonight (Thursday)

Anthony Mariani
Thursday Night Live, our concert series on Central Market’s spacious patio, will come (hopefully) to a sog-free close tonight –– the past few TNLs were rain-outs. On tap are The Burning Hotels, with an opener, rootsy ...



Pepsi Sorry, So Very Sorry For iPhone App

Jeff Prince
Pepsi could never write for Blotch. Twits with iPhones began tweeting o’plenty after the company released an application that some people deemed offensive. So what did Pepsi do after taking flak? They did what almost everybod...


A Very Liberal Interpretation of the Bible

eric.griffey
For those of you tired of the liberal bias of the bible, Conservapedia has got you covered. The web-based conservative alternative to Wikipedia has undertaken an effort called the Conservative Bible Project, designed to root ou...



Zachary Christie Zero Tolerance Makes Zero Sense

Jeff Prince
Watch this interview with recently expelled first-grader Zachary Christie, and then decide whether you think the pencil-pushing administrators who kicked him out of class and want to send him to reform school for 45 days, inste...


Monday Night Football

Peter Gorman
Well, Prince got it largely right regarding yesterday’s Cowboys’ game. I actually think they’ll come out alright  and be in the hunt near the end.But everyone is a professional team and every guy, or nearly, ...



There’s a Thin Pool of Plus-Size Beauties in DFW

eric.griffey
An Arlington woman is having a difficult time finding contestants for a local plus-size beauty pageant. Jacqueline Lawrence told NBC that her pageant, which is for teenagers with dress sizes 12 and up, that the pageant promotes...


Oprah Eclipses Big Tex

Jimmy Fowler
Given the freak fest that Oprah’s show has recently been – Mackenzie slept with her father, Whitney in denial about almost everything, etc. — she probably needed the downhome PR cleansing that today’s taping at the ...