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2007 Stories by Patrick Williams

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  • Can We Get A Witness?

    published August 30, 2007

    Witness for the Prosecution is the gripping tale of a Dallas crime victim, who with the aid of local cops, picks her alleged... More >>

  • Pee-yew

    published August 23, 2007

    Pee-yew: Oh, man, you can almost smell it coming. This is only August, and the scent of what promises to be an ugly local election... More >>

  • Breaking Even

    published August 23, 2007

    "Listen to your imagination," says the Web page for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, which features a photo of a face-lifted Kenny "The Gambler"... More >>

  • Parade of Patchwork

    published August 23, 2007

    Quilting, the quintessential American craft. You can just picture them, can't you? The Mennonite womenfolk gathered in the farmhouse parlor,... More >>

  • Taking the Bait

    published August 16, 2007

    Taking the bait: Buzz just knows we're going to regret this. Arguing with captious demagogues is always a losing proposition, but... More >>

  • Too Proud

    published August 16, 2007

    Chicks, man, how they go gaga for that Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice. They're all, like, "Oooh Mr. Darcy this and oooh... More >>

  • Not Easy Being Green

    published August 16, 2007

    How best to describe the good souls who are willing to even think about organic gardening when the temperature hits 100 degrees? Environmentally... More >>

  • Tell the Truthiness

    published August 9, 2007

    Tell the truthiness: Is a high-speed toll road along the Trinity River a good idea? Would it help relieve traffic congestion... More >>

  • On Rush

    published August 9, 2007

    I was loading up the snark gun, getting ready to wail on all the old folks who might be planning to head out to catch the Rush show this Saturday... More >>

  • Screw This

    published August 2, 2007

    Screw this: By God, when that Jacquielynn Floyd is right, she's right. Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while, they say,... More >>

  • Rock the Top

    published August 2, 2007

    Ah, the circus. What little boy hasn't dreamed of running away and joining the circus? Besides virtually every other boy born in America since... More >>

  • Follow, Follow, Follow

    published August 2, 2007

    Yeah, yeah. Let's skip all the usual Wizard of Oz blather--how the flying monkeys scared you as a kid, whether a munchkin actually... More >>

  • Blegh

    published July 26, 2007

    Blegh: City Hall watchers tell Buzz that it's likely that the Dallas city secretary will announce this week that council member... More >>

  • Save a Horse

    published July 26, 2007

    Never really got the whole "cowboy poetry" thing. Seems like contrived sentimentality, the bane of good poetry, but since this Sunday Fort Worth... More >>

  • Dinos Amuck

    published July 26, 2007

    Let's see, you take various assorted techno-geek cannon fodder, give them lots of cool gadgets (possibly a couple of annoying kids too), isolate... More >>

  • Oh, the Shame

    published July 19, 2007

    Oh, the shame: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." The Dallas County GOP must be feeling pretty Dickensian... More >>

  • Goody One Shoe

    published July 12, 2007

    Of all the versions of "Cinderella" handed down by various cultures, why was the United States stuck with the syrupy translation of Frenchman... More >>

  • Goody One Shoe

    published July 12, 2007

    Of all the versions of "Cinderella" handed down by various cultures, why was the United States stuck with the syrupy translation of Frenchman... More >>

  • Great Ape

    published July 12, 2007

    You can keep your 2006 fully animated version of Curious George, about the inquisitive ape and his friend The Man in the Yellow Hat,... More >>

  • Go Away

    published July 5, 2007

    Go away: So much rain...so many clouds...will to live fading...fading... The Dallas Morning News reported last week that despite... More >>

  • This is a Test

    published June 21, 2007

    So, have you ever been tested? Look at you, blushing. We know. We’ve never had an HIV test either, and man, that's embarrassing. We've... More >>

  • This is a Test

    published June 21, 2007

    So, have you ever been tested? Look at you, blushing. We know. We’ve never had an HIV test either, and man, that's embarrassing. We've... More >>

  • Video Pop

    published June 21, 2007

    Imagine asking your cardigan-wearing, golf-playing grandfather if he wants a gin and tonic. "Fo' shizzle, mah nizzle," he replies. Gack. That was... More >>

  • Free At Last

    published June 14, 2007

    Time was, the celebration of Juneteenth—commemorating June 19, 1865, the day Union Major General Gordon Granger informed slaves in Galveston... More >>

  • Truth About Cats and Dogs

    published June 7, 2007

    Cats are better than dogs. Oh, I know you're thinking that's just my opinion, but you're wrong. Having just dog-sat for a friend, I can prove it.... More >>

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