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2008 Stories by Spencer Campbell

Archives: 2008
  • To the Polls!

    published July 24, 2008

    Is there anything greater than democracy? I'm not just talking about unalienable rights, freedom of religion, the right to bare arms, yadda yadda... More >>

  • Shakesparody

    published July 24, 2008

    When someone you work with is better than you at everything, it can be frustrating. Now, the best way to combat this without forsaking your soul... More >>

  • Cheaper Onstage

    published July 17, 2008

    There are some movie match-ups that transcend the screen and enter our everlasting consciousness. Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman... More >>

  • Lit-Chat

    published July 17, 2008

    When successful people socialize, there's usually a crescendo of energy as they attempt to outwit each other. This ends either in an entertaining... More >>

  • Movin' On Up

    published July 10, 2008

    So sorry to be the bearer of grim news, Frisco, but the mass exodus has already begun. The Rangers best pitching prospect, Eric Hurley? He's... More >>

  • The Dude Abides

    published July 10, 2008

    Writing about greatness leaves a scribe in an unenviable position. I mean, can you imagine trying to encapsulate the greatness of Tiger Woods... More >>

  • Hot Fun In The Summertime

    published July 10, 2008

    Alert the bourgeoisie. There's to be an uprising at NorthPark Center this summer. Finally those of the cut-off jean shorts and NASCAR tank tops... More >>

  • Pack a Trunk

    published July 3, 2008

    It's been a hard-knock life for Jenny the elephant. She was captured in Africa in 1976 and came to the Dallas Zoo in 1986. Her time... More >>

  • The Liar's Mask

    published July 3, 2008

    Even with the assistance of Detective Google, I'm having a difficult time grasping the tenets of commedia dell'arte. You see, ONSTAGE in Bedford... More >>

  • Artful Outpour

    published July 3, 2008

    It's often assumed that art is arbitrary pretension. Some look at Jackson Pollock and then at a monkey handling a brush and see no difference.... More >>

  • Ultimate Damon

    published July 3, 2008

    It's really tough to say anything negative about Matt Damon. Like a docked seaman, Ben Affleck has ripped through any willing movie since Good... More >>

  • Friendly Fire

    published June 26, 2008

    The idea of a "friendly" match is lost on soccer teams. As an outsider looking in—and to be honest, a soccer... More >>

  • $2 Draft

    published June 26, 2008

    Due to that Jason Kidd trade (the move that propelled the Mavs into championship contention, right?) the New Jersey Nets now have the Mavs'... More >>

  • Home Run Derby

    published June 26, 2008

    At the Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game this Saturday, I have two missions. Mission No. 1: Find Wade Boggs and hound him until he... More >>

  • You're Killing Me, Smalls!

    published June 12, 2008

    You could've been Benny, but more likely you were one of the other eight. Hold on, ladies, I'm not talking to you. The Sandlot is a... More >>

  • Turning Out Tootie

    published June 12, 2008

    Watching Blair, Tootie and Jo (sorry, Natalie) strut around Eastland in those cheeky little uniforms was too much. They thought they were too good... More >>

  • Cheap Seats

    published June 12, 2008

    Typically, I'd make some infantile joke about teams named the Frisco RoughRiders and the Corpus Christi Hooks. I'm not going that way this... More >>

  • Sporting Trade

    published June 12, 2008

    In Damn Yankees, a fan of the Washington Senators (it occurs in the 1950s) swaps his soul to Satan in return for a matchless... More >>

  • We Are Addison

    published June 5, 2008

    The city of Addison believes that We Are Marshall is one of your "favorite sports movies of all time." Fortunately for Addison, if... More >>

  • Notorious 'Texas Seven' Try to Save One of Their Own By Insulting Him

    published May 29, 2008

    The last time the Texas Seven were together, their crime spree claimed a life. Last week, members of the group came together to try to save... More >>

  • Nantzy Boy

    published May 22, 2008

    What is it about conservatives writing books about their father figures? First Tim Russert wrote Big Russ and Me, and Clarence Thomas... More >>

  • Swing Away

    published May 22, 2008

    Some might not consider former baseball player Darryl Strawberry an inspirational figure. Yeah, he punched a few women in the nose. Yes, he may... More >>

  • Extreme Grape

    published May 15, 2008

    Oh, yes, Grapevine is a hard-ass. It's the Russell Crowe of DFW suburbs. Being a hard-ass, the city wants you to know of its hard-assness. That's... More >>

  • There's Always Room For Othello

    published May 1, 2008

    In 2001, a Dawson's Creek version of Othello, called O, was released. I think old Bill Shakespeare would’ve loved it. A... More >>

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