Posts Tagged ‘mike’

Mike Resurrected

Jeff Prince
Mike lives! On Friday I blogged about the death of Mike the Duck, who hung out in my cubicle for years before a series of accidents left him with a broken neck and big chunk of his breast missing. I unceremoniously dropped him ...


Goodbye To A Duck

Jeff Prince
This taxidermied creature flew into my life years ago, and by “flew” I mean a co-worker found him curbside in the neighborhood, destined for the landfill. Instead, the duck became the pride of my cubicle. I never na...



The Power of Alienation

In Texas, pissing off a grandparent can cost you custody of your kids.
JEFF PRINCE
A Burleson mother discovered something in 2006 about Texas law that shocked her, dragged her into a sinkhole of misery, and pushed her family to financial ruin. She found out how easy it is to lose custody of a child even when ...


Win Win Loses Half the Battle

I hate to take down this wrestling movie, but here goes…
KRISTIAN LIN
By all rights I should like Tom McCarthy’s movies much better than I do. The writer-director of low-budget dramedies The Station Agent and The Visitor has a delightful, low-key sense of humor and handles actors exceptionally ...



Morning Glory: Happy Talk

When we come back, we’ll see this newsroom comedy fall short.
KRISTIAN LIN
A romantic comedy aiming to be the Broadcast News for our generation, Morning Glory boasts a wealth of talent both in front of and behind the camera, which is partly why it’s so disappointing. Rachel McAdams stars as Becky Fu...


The Juke Jumpers

Ken Shimamoto
When I first hit the Fort back in ’78, Robert Ealey’s New Bluebird Night Club seemed like a hipster utopia, where TCU kids and their parents – parents who might have partied at the Skyliner Ballroom in the ear...



Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things

Ken Shimamoto
The jazz myth of Chicago is powerful, dating back to 1922, when King Oliver summoned Louis Armstrong from New Orleans to change the world. It continued in the ’60s and ’70s, when players who’d germinated in th...


Hypocrisy in the Air

Static
Static is underwhelmed with the news, reported last Friday on WFAA-TV/Channel 8, that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has discovered elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene “in the air near some natural ga...



Best Of 2009 People and Politics

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Click here to read more and see who won best Sportscaster, Morning News Show, Hot Local Celebrity, and more.


NOFX

Steve Steward
What were you doing 25 years ago? Most people who listen to NOFX today were probably A.) sitting in the corner in preschool, B.) giving their moms stretchmarks, or C.) showing up as a + on their dad’s girlfriend’s p...