Random Stuff

Loose Lips Float Ships (Just Not Yours)

Anthony Mariani
Kendra Wilkinson, Speidi, Kim Kardashian, LC –– just a few of the names that recently appeared on MSN.com’s homepage. I’ve seen them all before, the names. What bothers me is WHY I’m seeing them and why I KEEP seeing ...


Don’t Mess With Texas Spielbergs

Jeff Prince
A friend of mine has a teen-aged son who makes funny videos about being abducted by aliens. One day he’ll probably be making movies about aliens that gross hundreds of millions of dollars. Until then, he and other Steven Spie...



Nukes in the Air

Gayle Reaves
The fight over more nukes in North Texas gets another public airing tomorrow in Granbury. The SEED Coalition, Public Citizen, a Fort Worth-based group called True Cost of Nukes, and others are opposing the application by Lumina...


The Reality Is, I’m Bored To Tears

Jeff Prince
Hello. My name is Jeff. And I’m a reality TV junkie. Some people drink to excess, some over-eat, some are cigarette fiends, some are workaholics. I’m all those things. (Why the hell couldn’t I be a sex addict while I’m ...



Big Czech Event Comes to Town

Anthony Mariani
With all due respect to our Czechoslovakian friends who enjoy gymnastics, WTF?!? An odd moment occurs at the 2:50 mark, when the personality/host begins talking about the origins of slet to the tune of American composer Aaron C...


Post-Colonialism

Anthony Mariani
Flipping through channels at home on Saturday afternoon, I came across an aerial shot of a neo-classical clubhouse and part of a golf course over which the sound of two men whisper-talking proved to be exceptionally soothing an...



One Scary-Ass Future for Earth

Jeff Prince
Did anybody else watch ABC News’ “Earth 2100” last night? This was one of the most interesting TV shows I’ve seen in a while, even though it gave me a bad dream later. Combining documentary with fiction, live action wit...


Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up

eric.griffey
For those of you who missed the first Dinner Roll post, I’ll briefly remind you of the criteria. I’m just trying to shed a little light on local restaurants that are having great deals, special menu items, or just trying so...



Hunka Hunka Burning bin Laden

Jeff Prince
So, the U.S. has al Qaeda on the run, huh? Wonder if they’ll fetch Osama bin Laden while there at it. Is anybody even looking anymore? You’d think the mega-bounty on the al Qaeda leader’s head would motivate somebody. If ...


TDT Gets Wood, and Other Stuff

Anthony Mariani
Our dance critic, Leonard Eureka, wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about the recent debut of Texas Dance Theatre. He wasn’t cruel, just kind of blah. But Leonard might be singing a different tune come September, when the theatre...