Random Stuff

Ma Ma Se, Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Coo Sa

Anthony Mariani
Every Tuesday after putting the paper to bed, around 9-ish, I’d go to The Torch, a now-defunct club on West 7th Street, and dee-jay. Well, I didn’t actually dee-jay. I just picked songs from the internet on a laptop connect...


So long Michael, Farrah…yawn

Jeff Prince
Two icons from my childhood are dead and I feel strangely unaffected. First, let’s discuss the one with the bad plastic surgery and bizarre behavior. Oh, I guess I should be more specific. Farrah Fawcett’s famous poster cam...



A Great Day for U.S. Soccer

Kristian Lin
U.S. soccer fans won’t soon forget this day, when Team USA defeated Spain 2-0 in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup. Not bad for a team that opened the tournament with two losses, including an avert-your-eyes ugly 3...


DFW Versus FWD

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s longtime rivalry with Dallas isn’t as contentious as it was in the old days, but the feud still percolates now and again. On Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram blog site, Crime Time, posted an article under t...



Barry Barry Quite Contrary

eric.griffey
Star-Telegram business writer and chili cookbook author Barry Shlachter and local blogger Robert McKee are engaged in a bizarre battle of words involving a scavenger hunt, a trip to Scotland, a Hawaiian shirt and the meaning of...


Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up

eric.griffey
And we roll: The Covey Restaurant and Brewery (3010 S. Hulen Street 76109 phone: 817-731-7933) was awarded five awards at the 2009 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition. The local brewery took one gold, two silv...



Talk About Sharks

Jeff Prince
Jessica Alba was hot, mysterious and seductive when she burst onto the scene in Dark Angel back in 2000. Since then, however, she’s established a reputation as a miff-prone, bubble-headed Hollywood flake. Seeing her interview...


Simple Twist of Fat

Jeff Prince
Baseball cards were a hot commodity back in the late 1980s and early 1990s and I remember when the 1992-93 Fleer Ultra basketball cards came out featuring Fort Worth homeboy Oliver Miller on a rookie card. He was a hot prospect...



Swatting PETA

Jeff Prince
How does People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) expect to be taken seriously when they make a stink about somebody swatting a fly? I was talking to a guy who owns a barbecue joint in Azle — we were discussing ...


Lonely at the Top

Anthony Mariani
It ain’t easy being me, a native Pittsburgher surrounded by Cowboys fans, Rangers fans, and Stars fans. My friends here are always razzing me, saying stuff like, “Tony Romo’s girlfriend is way hotter than Ben Roethlisberg...