Random Stuff

Shack Attacks

Jeff Prince
This morning, I saw my first RadioShack TV commercial about its new nickname “The Shack.” It was only 15 seconds long but almost put me to sleep. “Our friends call us The Shack” was the commercial’s explan...


Avoid The Chesapeake Chop

Jeff Prince
Cows are tough critters. If you don’t believe me, watch Rawhide. Cows once walked on four legs across the toughest terrains imaginable in slushy winters and scorching summers from Texas to Kansas, consuming nothing but grass ...



Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up…

eric.griffey
… the abridged version. I usually like to do this on Fridays, but I just got some info about something going on tomorrow night. Roll with me: Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers (3455 Bluebonnet Cir. FW 76109 phone: 817-207-9677...


Just Can’t Get Enough

Jimmy Fowler
As this week’s ”Eats” review attests, a burger shack – in this case, the downtown Jake’s location – needn’t commission a multi-million dollar ad campaign full of elaborate, absurdly detailed images of hamburgers t...



“Squeaky” Released from Carswell

Anthony Mariani
On August 16, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, 60, will be released on parole from the Federal Medical Center at Carswell, a local institution about which Weekly investigative reporter Betty Brink has written a series of award-win...


A Day Without (Blank)

Jimmy Fowler
If you noticed something has been missing today, then you can thank (straight) men’s interest websites like Asylum, which helped instigate a 24 hour blackout against rampant news coverage of a certain self-promoting, bisexual...



The Day The Music Mag Died

Jeff Prince
Mainstream news dailies such as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram aren’t the only publications hanging on for dear life during this transition from Old Media to the brave new frontier. I say “brave” because you’ve got to be ...


Fort Worth Couture (Seriously)

Anthony Mariani
A Fort Worth-based fashion company is featured in today’s edition of Valet, an independently published men’s webzine. American Viceroy’s new line of cotton shirts and pants is inspired by pajamas. Jerry James, who co-owns...



Writer Seeking New Pig Trough

Jeff Prince
The Golden Corral, or “Golden Pig Trough” as I like to call it, is a favorite feeding place of mine. The restaurant near the Benbrook Traffic Circle has an excellent salad bar, with fresh spinach and tasty bell peppers, tun...


The Bell Won’t Save This

Kristian Lin
I never got into the whole Saved by the Bell thing even though I was of high-school age in the early 1990s. Jimmy Fallon, who is also of that age, has lately been drawing attention for his new TV talk show by trying to get the ...