Random Stuff

Baby Monster

Jimmy Fowler
It’s that season again – the time when fans of horror, suspense and speculative cinema are scrambling to find something fresh to watch. Let me recommend a low-budget satiric shocker that generated quite a buzz at this year...


Spankings Lower Kids’ IQs Or Is It An Act?

Jeff Prince
While growing up I had a friend who was spanked regularly for almost any reason by a surly father. My friend was smart and inventive when we were together with nobody else around, but when anyone in his family came into the pic...



Oh Ye Of Little Cowboys Faith

Jeff Prince
New York Giants starting safety Kenny Phillips is out for the season with a knee injury, becoming another in a long line of hobbled players on the Giants roster. Still, they managed to thump the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday night...


Love the One You’re With

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight, the ABC late night “news” (and I use that word with a giggle) program ”Nightline” is airing the totally pointless but probably entertaining face-off between Ed Young, pro-marriage pastor of Grapevine’s Fellow...



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 don...


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...