Random Stuff

Stage West Announces Winners

Jimmy Fowler
Winners of Stage West’s third annual Texas Playwriting Competition were announced today, and the judges couldn’t pick between two scripts – “Binge” by Waco’s Thomas Ward and “Certificate of Death” by Arlington...


Beer + Tomato Juice + Clam Juice = Yum

Anthony Mariani
My in-laws live in Georgetown in Sun City, an ever-sprawling retirement community where folks ride around on golf carts and everybody knows everybody else’s name. My wife and I sometimes go there just to get away. We watch Fo...



Bud And Coors Make Me Go Rahr

Jeff Prince
For about 25 years, either Coors Lights or Bud Lights have been my main thirst quenchers. It’s time to find a new brand. An article in The Wall Street Journal says Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors will increase their prices...


Tipping Over

eric.griffey
After enjoying a nice dinner recently at an area restaurant – and a little too much of the creature – I, perhaps possessed by the booze, decided to pick up the tab for my friends and me. There were six of us, and the restau...



Megan Doesn’t Want A Psycho

Jeff Prince
As much as I hesitate to admit this and ruin any fiber of credibility that I have, yes, I was one of the sad TV-aholics who was actually watching “Megan Wants A Millionaire” before one of its contestants, Ryan Jenkins, was ...


Gays “Raid” Bars

Anthony Mariani
No doubt in response to the recent Rainbow Lounge raid, Fort Worth’s GLBT community will be turning the tables by “raiding” certain straight-oriented bars once a month. The inaugural “raid” is Friday at a bar whose na...



Graffiti Punks May Get Green Light

Jeff Prince
A favorite shortcut of mine when traveling from the Stockyards to the Near East Side involves taking some back roads that lead to an underpass that allows motorists to cross under I-35 North without waiting at a traffic light. ...


Annual Frightfest Returns

Anthony Mariani
You know how most of us consider drinking and smoking a “hobby”? Well, there are actually people out there with real hobbies such as yachting, collecting stamps, and dressing up like zombies. From Fri., April 30, until Sun....



FW Weekly Movie Reviewer Is A Stinkin’ Liar

Jeff Prince
I was re-reading “No One Here Gets Out Alive” the other day and was amused by the recollection of how Doors singer Jim Morrison was fooling around with anagrams and discovered that the letters from his name could be used to...


“Did You Hear That Lonesome Whippoorwill…”

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s an interesting “Newsweek” piece on loneliness in the age of online social networking. To see how the definition of “socializing” has changed over the last couple of decades, I need only look to my niece and nep...