Random Stuff

Ellen DeGeneres In (And Out); Paula Abdul Buh-Bye

Jeff Prince
Ellen DeGeneres isn’t a bad pick to replace Paula Abdul as an “American Idol” judge but I’m reserving my cartwheels for awhile. Nobody on the judging panel has ever been (purposely) funny on that show, other tha...


A Man of Taste and Style

Jimmy Fowler
Kudos to the five local Metropolitan Community Churches who’ve started the eye-catching “Would Jesus Discriminate?” highway campaign, with at least two billboards on I-30 in Fort Worth declaring things like “Jesus Affir...



Cry Me A River … Of Blood

Jeff Prince
HBO’s vampire series “True Blood” presents a world in which mortals and immortals try to live side by side in harmony. Humans and vampires even become couples, and one thing always happens when people form romantic relati...


Dallas Tackles Eugene Lockhart

Jeff Prince
The indictment of Eugene Lockhart on a $20 million fraud scheme is a shocker because the former Dallas Cowboys linebacker seemed to be such a stand-up guy. He played during the dismal Danny White decade and retired in 1990 just...



We Are Not Amused

Jimmy Fowler
I’ve never sampled the wings at Wing Stop, now being touted incessantly as “the official wings of the Dallas Cowboys,” but their TV ad featuring Troy Aikman and Jerry Jones mock-squabbling over the last wing cracks me up ...


Goodbye Charles Gibson, Good Grief Diane Sawyer

Jeff Prince
The retirement of Charles Gibson is a bummer. He was one of my favorite news anchors because he had charm and humility and he realized the news was more important than himself. Too many newscasters these days come across like t...



Green is the Color of Death for UTA’s Newspaper

eric.griffey
A resolution introduced during the last meeting of the University of Texas at Arlington’s student congress called for the university’s award-winning newspaper The Shorthorn to discontinue its printed circulation, an...


Like, Chill Dudes

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth is among the 40 most stressful major cities in America, according to a new survey that considered sinking property values, unemployment, inflation, and poor environments. But don’t have a panic attack for chrissake...



Facebook Closed?

Jimmy Fowler
My favorite line from this ”NYT” piece about disgruntled ex-Facebookers comes near the bottom: “Facebook is good for finding people, but by now the novelty of that has worn off, and everyone’s been found.” On the one ...


Bows Of Holly

Jeff Prince
Despite my sky-scraping IQ, keen insight, and all-around cleverness, I’m not always right. In the 1970s, I wore striped bellbottom pants with a fringed leather jacket, and considered punk rock an abhorrent flash in the pan. I...