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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of Blotch know all about how I boycotted the Texas Rangers in 2002 after they dumped Pudge Rodriguez, but then rescinded my boycott yesterday after the team signed him to come back home.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...



Lying Atop Marilyn Ain’t Cheap

Jeff Prince
For anybody who dreamed of lying next to Marilyn Monroe, your chance is here. A Los Angeles widow is auctioning the burial plot directly above the sex symbol who died on Aug. 5, 1962. The widow, who’s trying to pay off her $1...


Former Bad-Ass Now A Pussycat

Jeff Prince
The Cowboys are lucky to be rid of Roy Williams. I’m not talking about the current Cowboys receiver. No, I’m talking about the former Cowboys safety who went from great to bad seemingly overnight, from being the bad-ass hit...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Okay, sports fans, the season’s first preseason game is here and I’m settled in the couch. The game started an hour ago but I’ve TIVO’d it so I can skip commercials. My work colleague Anthony Mariani thinks it’s a...


Down With Hippies

Jimmy Fowler
Since we’re now drowning in coverage of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, complete with international commemorative concerts by frail survivors, let me take the time to confess: Hippies have always annoyed me. Specifically, ...