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2006 Stories by Darci Ratliff

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  • Virgin Alarm

    published December 28, 2006

    If Mel Gibson made Spaceballs today, he’d be up to his tequila-hole in defamation lawsuits. But in 1987 (before political... More >>

  • Oh, That Schneider

    published December 21, 2006

    Who is Bob Schneider? Is he the spastic B-52's vocalist with the swishy sprechgesang (half singing, half talking)? Nope. That's... More >>

  • Laughter and Kindness

    published December 21, 2006

    Frank Hejl, aside from having an almost-impossible-to-know-how-to-pronounce-right last name, is poised for comedy success. The 24-year-old is... More >>

  • Red Velvet Deception

    published December 14, 2006

    Chris Flemmons (of the Baptist Generals) and Martin Iles really know how to build solid rock 'n' roll traditions. Each year the two of them help... More >>

  • The Science Guy?

    published December 14, 2006

    There are things to be learned from Love Actually. First, the title must be pronounced with an upper-class accent (think Thurston... More >>

  • It's Snowing Crap

    published November 30, 2006

    As if Clear Channel wasn't already awesome enough, playing all our favorite hits from Nickelback, Staind and Hilary Duff over and over and over... More >>

  • Coop in the House

    published November 30, 2006

    It's possible someone at the Addison Improv needs to update their comedian bios. According to their calendar of scheduled performances,... More >>

  • Scary Cold

    published November 16, 2006

    What's scarier than a monster in your closet? How about an oversized monster prancing around an ice rink on razor-sharp steel blades? I am always... More >>

  • Cruising the Strip

    published November 16, 2006

    What do you get when you cross Han Solo with Wolfman Jack, drag racing, drive-in diners, Richard Dreyfuss and "Rock Around the Clock"? You get a... More >>

  • Jailhouse Rock

    published November 9, 2006

    Erik Thompson was once a real wild fucker. When he first arrived on Denton's doorstep in 1991 he came sporting a mischievous grin and a roguish... More >>

  • But What Am I?

    published November 9, 2006

    There's a lot of things about Pee-Wee Herman that you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand. Most... More >>

  • Dirty Little Secrets

    published November 2, 2006

    If you are intrigued by the concept of a one-night stand but aren't brave enough to engage in one, Chelsea Handler is your go-to girl.... More >>

  • For the Articles

    published November 2, 2006

    Comedian Patton Oswalt recently made a plea for Americans of porn-buying age to stop relying on the Internet to educate today's youth. He argued... More >>

  • Nick at Night

    published October 26, 2006

    What's left of Nick Lachey? Probably not much, considering what he brought to the table. From a lackluster start as a member of the third... More >>

  • Adrian!

    published October 26, 2006

    Adrian Belew may not be a household name—at least my mom doesn't recognize it, and she's my touchstone for what America is or isn't... More >>

  • Low-Key Funny

    published October 19, 2006

    Todd Barry is tolerant: "I like cilantro, but you don't have to." You'll find this quote and others among the "Great Todd Barry Quotes" on... More >>

  • On Target

    published October 12, 2006

    With a debut album that was hailed as an "instant classic" and a follow-up that avoided the sophomore slump so many bands suffer, the Marked Men... More >>

  • Wonder Stuff

    published October 12, 2006

    Jason Cohen has spent decades bringing counterculture to Dallas. The founder of Forbidden Books and Video and the subsequent Forbidden Gallery has... More >>

  • Wishing for Mimes

    published October 12, 2006

    Woo! Woo! Juggalo! The clowns are coming. Insane clowns. A whole posse of them, clowning around with face paint that makes Gene Simmons think... More >>

  • Sideburns and Frowns

    published October 5, 2006

    Every Wednesday night, DJ Johnny Murder spins an eclectic mix at Fallout Lounge. Expect everything from Supertramp to Super Furry Animals.... More >>

  • Not Again

    published October 5, 2006

    John Ashcroft just won't go away. When a man loses an election to a dead guy, you'd think he would take a vacation or something. But not... More >>

  • Read Fresh

    published September 28, 2006

    In 1999, out of the shadowy darkness of Indiana University came Jared Fogle and his 60-inch pants. Jared "The Subway Guy" quickly became a... More >>

  • Legendary Laughs

    published September 28, 2006

    For 11 years, Carol Burnett and friends would perform skits, sing and dance and crack each other up on TV's Carol Burnett Show.... More >>

  • Real Funny

    published September 21, 2006

    It seems the caveman/frat boy idea of manhood is more prevalent than ever. There's an oiled-up, bikini-clad starlet on the cover of every men's... More >>

  • The Other Brother

    published September 21, 2006

    If Stephen Baldwin played himself in a movie, it would be his most entertaining role ever. Imagine if Mötley Crüe and Kirk... More >>

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