Random Stuff

Everyone Knows It’s Wendy

Jimmy Fowler
A combination of a “Mad TV” sketch character and an R. Crumb fantasy come to life, the towering, bewigged, and hilariously intimidating talk show host Wendy Williams recently returned for her first syndicated TV season on t...


Sarah Palin’s Attack on the Media: Pandering Nonsense or Sour Grapes?

eric.griffey
You decide. My favorite quote from her speech yesterday, as she handed power over to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell: “Democracy depends on you, and that is why — that’s why our troops are willing to die for you. So how abo...



Whatever Will Grunt Will Grunt

Jeff Prince
An MSN article today mentions five life lessons that come up most among people aged 65 to 104: 1. The simple things matter most. 2. Humor and time cure most pains. 3. There’s more satisfaction in giving than getting. 4. Choos...


Boozing With President Obama

Jeff Prince
President Barack Obama screwed up royally by saying those Cambridge cops “acted stupidly” when arresting black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. The prez wasn’t there, didn’t know what happened, and inserted...



Playboy.com Loves Angelo’s Bar-B-Que

Anthony Mariani
Angelo’s Bar-B-Que was recently named one of the top 10 barbecue joints in the country by Playboy.com. Of the 51-year-old institution at 2533 White Settlement Road on the near West Side, the legendary magazine says that co-ow...


Racial Profiling in Massachusetts

Kristian Lin
Well, now, this is disturbing. Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested at his home by Cambridge police after a neighbor called reporting a break-in. (She had seen Gates and his limo driver trying to open the front ...



Deck The Halls With Holley

Jeff Prince
I’m no talent scout but mark my words – wide receiver Jesse Holley, last night’s winner of Michael Irvin’s “4th and Long” reality show, has a snowball’s chance in hell of making the Dallas Cowboys team this season...


New(-ish) DVDs

Anthony Mariani
The Day the Earth Stood Still In this remake of the 1951 B-classic of the same name, Keanu Reeves stars as himself, a robotic alien who loathes humankind. He comes to earth off his high interplanetary horse to warn us that if w...



Cowtown is burgerlicious

Jeff Prince
Texas Monthly has picked the state’s best 50 hamburger joints, and three of them are in Fort Worth. The highest-placing Cowtown burger was Dutch’s “Bacon and Bleu Cheese Burger” (No. 8 overall), followed by the Love Sha...


Blotch-slapping T.O. Once Again

Jeff Prince
I Blotch-slapped Terrell Owens last week in my post “T.O. B.S.” for the way he was carrying himself on “Superstars,” a reality show that pairs a pro athlete with a celebrity and has them compete for billions of dollars ...