Posts Tagged ‘deal’

Suicide Pact

Climate summit negotiators fiddle while the world prepares to starve.
Gwynne Dyer
The Durban climate summit that ended earlier this month was proclaimed a great success. The chairwoman told delegates: “We have concluded this meeting with [a plan] to save one planet for the future of our children and our gr...


Mr. Popper’s Penguins Flop

Could the arctic birds – and not Jim Carrey – explain this movie’s downfall?
COLE SMITHEY
Loosely based on Florence Atwater’s 1938 children’s book of the same name, Mr. Popper’s Penguins never completely gels. But that doesn’t stop Jim Carrey from using everything in his arsenal of comic physicality to keep ...



Flaw in the Ointment

Static
This rag gave Payton Scarth and his daddy Danny, a three-term city councilman from the East Side, a hard time a few weeks back when we reported that young Scarth got a sweet deal from the city housing department when it approve...


Hicks’ Reign Has Been a Loser for Texas Rangers.

There’s a sucker born every minute; Tom calls ’em “fans.”
DAN MCGRAW
This was supposed to be a decent year for the Texas Rangers. Team president Nolan Ryan said during spring training that they would win 92 games and probably get into the playoffs. Pitching seemed to be fairly good — a big cha...



‘Tween a Rock and a Parking Lot

JEFF PRINCE
Residents on Roosevelt Street felt like they’d been blindsided by a burly linebacker after Arlington city officials announced in August that they would begin charging $25 a car for parking on city-owned lots during Dallas...


Judge for Yourself

KRISTIAN LIN
I’ve never been a huge fan of Mike Judge’s movies. The satirist got his start on TV with Beavis and Butt-Head and of course has spent the last 12 years providing the voice of Hank Hill on King of the Hill. His spora...



TCC’s Money Machine

Betty Brink
Perhaps leaders of the Tarrant County College District thought that their latest grand move would quell the controversy that has been swirling deep and fast around their ambitious and hugely expensive – and, it appears, h...


Alan Jackson

Listen Up
Alan Jackson may be one of a few current country music stars whose careers will last longer than a frozen margarita or one of those fruity drinks with umbrellas.



Flop Cards

What’s the Deal? This late-to-the-party poker drama turns up no surprises.
KRISTIAN LIN
I don’t play poker. I missed out on the whole craze that ignited and then waned earlier in this decade.