Random Stuff

R.I.P. Hildegard Behrens

Kristian Lin
Opera fans are mourning the death of Hildegard Behrens at the age of 72. The native of Freiburg, Germany studied to be a lawyer, but opted for a singing career instead. She made some occasional forays into Italian opera. Here s...


“Crude” Is Right

Jeff Prince
Crude oil’s jump in price indicates the recession is weakening. That’s good. I guess. The problem is, few people are receiving pay raises anymore. This article is one of many that claim pay raises in 2009 were the lowest in...



Plaxico Runs Deep Route To Pen

Jeff Prince
For anyone who thinks celebrities can buy their way out of legal jams, this two-year sentence just handed to New York Giants WR Plaxico Burress ought to come as a surprise. It seems even a guy with no money could have done bett...


Frank Talk

Jimmy Fowler
Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, you’re my hero. My fat, gay, speech-impeded, fearless, brilliant, and dedicated hero. Check out last night’s tasty exchange at a Dartmouth, MA health care forum between Frank and a m...



Boycott? Whaddya Got?

Jeff Prince
Regular reader(s) of Blotch know all about how I boycotted the Texas Rangers in 2002 after they dumped Pudge Rodriguez, but then rescinded my boycott yesterday after the team signed him to come back home. Which means I have a s...


Texas Rangers Getting Pudged

Jeff Prince
This report that Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez is returning to the Texas Rangers is a shot of fresh air to this ornery old boycotter. See, I swore off the team after the Rangers dumped Pudge in 2002. He was their hardest worker at...



Beer Guts Are “In.” Seriously.

Anthony Mariani
Apparently in the Big Apple, hipsters are rocking beer guts. Proudly. The look is called the Ralph Kramden. (I’m not making this up.) The Times has the story. “I sort of think the six-pack abs obsession got so prissy it sto...


Restaurant Week Starts Tonight

eric.griffey
Every year, restaurants around the metroplex offer a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $35 — a bargain considering the caliber of restaurants participating in KRLD’s Restaurant Week. A portion of the proceeds benefits t...



Playmaker, Iceman Set To Dance

Jeff Prince
One of the baddest men to ever don a Dallas Cowboys uniform, Michael Irvin, and one of the baddest men to ever take a breath, Chuck Liddell, have agreed to look like fools on national TV. They’re among the just-announced cele...


Oh, We’re Going! To a Hukilau! A Huki Huki Huki Huki Hukilau!

Anthony Mariani
At 8 o’clock tonight (Monday) at the Southside Preservation Hall (1519 Lipscomb St.), an informal group called the Hepcat Hop is throwing a 1950s Hawaiian Luau. DJ Tyler Evans promises to play music only from 1950 through 195...