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  • Crack Up

    published December 26, 2002

    Savage philistine that Buzz is, we've never quite understood the appeal of ballet. Yeah, yeah--grace, beauty, all that--we know. But... More >>

  • Crazy Rhythm

    published December 26, 2002

    I can't dance. Don't ask me. Consider yourself warned. My few ventures onto a dance floor with the missus usually ended up with some good... More >>

  • Flame Out

    published December 19, 2002

    Maybe Robert Ramirez should have named his new Oak Cliff restaurant the Twilight Zone. Ramirez's efforts to open the Twilight... More >>

  • Photo Op

    published December 19, 2002

    Here's a rough estimate of how a standard 24-shot roll of film is typically used in our household: Pictures of feet, walls, ceilings, etc.... More >>

  • Try, Try Again

    published December 12, 2002

    Back in the last century, when Buzz was in college learning all the important things an aspiring newspaper person needs to know--how to glom onto... More >>

  • They Blinded Buzz with Science

    published November 28, 2002

    The good news, according to the Texas Freedom Network, is that more people than ever paid attention to the debate over school social... More >>

  • Yippie-yi-o-ki-yay

    published November 21, 2002

    For those of you not from these parts, the preceding phrase--yippie etc.--is cowboy talk for "Hooray!" At least we think it is. It could... More >>

  • Vroom Vroom

    published November 21, 2002

    Ah, yes. We remember it like it was yesterday. Taking a mid-afternoon break from high school, tooling down a two-lane blacktop doing 96 mph in a... More >>

  • Poor Planning

    published November 14, 2002

    So is David Spence, who resigned this month from his seat on Dallas' plan and zoning commission after being reprimanded by the city's... More >>

  • Pinball Wizards

    published November 14, 2002

    "When I was a child, I spake as a child... but when I became a man, I put away childish things." So the New Testament says, and like many... More >>

  • Odd Ends

    published November 7, 2002

    Your regular Buzz correspondent is back from a week's vacation, rested and ready to tackle weighty issues, provide pithy commen...OH, DEAR GOD,... More >>

  • Tick Tock

    published October 24, 2002

    Last week, Buzz asked if anyone out in reader-land really cared that much about the fake-drug scandal that has tainted the Dallas Police... More >>

  • Hello? Anybody There?

    published October 17, 2002

    Since news of the Dallas police fake drug scandal broke not quite a year ago, Buzz has been struggling unsuccessfully to understand... More >>

  • Best Sour Grapes

    published October 10, 2002

    Someone once said that it pays to be nice. Someone was full of crapola. You might expect Buzz to say this, seeing how we're well... More >>

  • Like Bill

    published October 3, 2002

    The former leader of a Western democracy is found to have had an extramarital affair with a woman of questionable taste, and members of the... More >>

  • Cutting Class

    published September 26, 2002

    "You can't put a dollar value...on keeping our regular teachers in the classroom," said Dallas school board President Ken... More >>

  • All's Well

    published September 19, 2002

    We once heard a boxing commentator suggest doing away with fight judges and replacing them with 10-year-old boys. Where a panel of adults... More >>

  • Growth Industries

    published September 12, 2002

    Like many of you, Buzz has been keeping close watch on our 401(k) investment account in this troubled economy, and we're happy to report... More >>

  • Off the Block

    published September 5, 2002

    Ah, eBay, is there any sort of assorted crap that can't be purchased at the online auction house/flea market? Perhaps. Buzz went looking... More >>

  • Worth a Thousand Words

    published August 22, 2002

    Prior restraint are words used to describe the actions of a judge or some other government official who tries to tell the press that it's... More >>

  • Can It

    published August 15, 2002

    To avoid any unnecessary angry letters that even vaguely anti-hunting comments tend to stir up in this state, allow us to say this up front: Buzz... More >>

  • Mail Call

    published August 8, 2002

    Don't you just hate it when columnists get lazy or run short on ideas and resort to answering their mail in print? You do? Well,... More >>

  • Fatal Distraction

    published August 1, 2002

    So Mayor Laura Miller, The Dallas Morning News reports, was vacationing in La Jolla, California, last week, just blocks from Tom... More >>

  • To Whom It May Concern

    published July 25, 2002

    Through no fault of our own, it seems that Buzz has become one of the countless hated e-mail spammers clogging the Internet. This would be... More >>

  • Buc-bucaw

    published July 18, 2002

    Fort Worth Weekly reporter Betty Brink has racked up a respectable number of journalism awards for the paper, most recently being... More >>

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