Random Stuff

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...



Weekender, Fri., May 29

Anthony Mariani
There are certain among you who enjoy golf or, as I call it, Whacking the Little White Ball Around and Then Chasing After It. Some of you might attend the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial every year to, y’know, actually ...


Don’t Read This Pointless Crap

Jeff Prince
Jay Leno is leaving The Tonight Show after tonight’s final broadcast and being replaced by Conan O’Brian, and I couldn’t be happier. O’Brien never fails to make me laugh. Leno, on the other hand, is just one of those pe...



LETSA Look Before Giving

Gayle Reaves
So you Back the Blue, you hand your pocket change through the car window to the firefighters passing the boot around at intersections – but what about all those calls and letters you get, asking for donations for this firemen...


Tooting the Weeklihorn

Gayle Reaves
No doubt, most of the news about journalism and news organizations these days is bad. Makes it even nicer when there’s a little good news to spread around, especially when it’s about the hard-working folks who do a lot of h...