Random Stuff

Stop the Exodus to Austin

Anthony Mariani
Maybe we should start a campaign to get hip Fort Worth musicians who’ve relocated to Austin to come back. Just ’cause. First one to wrangle is alt-country singer-songwriter and Paste magazine darling Collin Herring, whose n...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Dumping Jessica Simpson might have been premature. Last year, she shouldered the blame for Tony Romo’s dismal performances. Now there’s nobody to blame but No. 9. And he deserves plenty of blame for yesterday 10-17 loss to ...



More on the Obama Bashing…

Peter Gorman
Another very nice friend of mine passed along one of those made up letters spelling the end of the world today. It was stupid on the face of it, but I still took the time to look up everything in the letter in the Congressional...


Weekender for Fri., Oct. 2, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Tired of the same ol’ bars? Tired of seeing the same ol’ people and having the same ol’ convos? Well, tomorrow (Saturday) will be your chance –– daggum it! –– to do something different! From 3 to 10 p.m. on the ne...



Ted Williams’ Head Ain’t Right

Jeff Prince
A new book says a bunch of ingrates abused Ted Williams’ frozen head. That ain’t right. Williams was an irascible cuss, for sure, but he was also what I’d call a true American hero. A top slugger among the annals ...


Isn’t It Ironic?

Jimmy Fowler
David Letterman has never struck me as particularly talented, just surly and a little slow. Admirers have long defended Dave’s godawful interview skills as proof that “Late Show” is “the anti-talk show.” I enthusiasti...



Mad Muppets

Kristian Lin
Almost as big as the First Lady’s appearance on Sesame Street is the evergreen kids’ TV show parody of Mad Men. Sesame Street‘s sendup is as good as any other I’ve seen: My favorite parts are the take on...


Jim Beam And Frac Water Don’t Mix

Jeff Prince
Jim Beam over ice with a splash of H20 is my favorite cocktail, and since all three ingredients require water I am concerned when somebody comes along and threatens the earth’s supply. Fort Worth Weekly was among the first ne...



Book, Rare Book On Bond, James Bond

Jeff Prince
A rare books auction in Dallas next month has an item sure to appeal to Baby Boomers who grew up devouring Ian Fleming books and watching James Bond movies. If I had an extra $40,000 or $50,000 lying around, I’d put in a bid ...


Lingerie Football Season Kicks Off

Anthony Mariani
The first games of the inaugural season of the Lingerie Football League were last week. Dallas’ team, the Desire, bested the Denver Dream in a match that was anything but a French-manicured-nail-biter, 20-6. The Desire is tie...