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    Midlake Slide the Chemical Brothers Some "Pills," and, Yeah, They're Downers

    Seems the Brothers are huge fans of the Dentonites and asked them to write a song for the disc, which will be in stores July 17. The song, "The Pills Won't Help You Now," closes the disc. Expect about 2,753 remixes to follow. Till then, we hear you c...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 29, 2007 @ 4:05 pm
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    O, Lord, Trouble So Hard

    Now let me say this before I turn a corner. I see no biblical justification whatsoever for a believer to remain under the leadership of a sexually immoral pastor. I see instead much evidence that one should never do so. See here, here and here. I do...

    @ Unfair Park by Julie Lyons on June 29, 2007 @ 2:57 pm
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    Wick 'n' Jim

    That's Wick in the middle, dressed in his tony Park Cities uni, and the far more comfy and casual Jim at right. Says Jim, just before our very own Merritt Martin took this pic, Wick confided in him that Angela Hunt's Trinity toll road petition drive ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 29, 2007 @ 2:14 pm
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    Best Podcast Theme Song Ever

    And if it really catches yer fancy, and it will, long-term-memory-havers Merritt Martin and Noah Bailey actually remembered that particular song being performed by Sextricity at Rock Lottery 8 in October 2006. Seriously -- Cindy Chaffin has the live ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 29, 2007 @ 1:38 pm
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    Kidd Kraddick Now Owns Kidd Kraddick

    And today, says here, he signed a long-term agreement with the station that made him a morning-show franchise for soccer moms everywhere. --Robert Wilonsky...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 29, 2007 @ 12:51 pm
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    If Nothing Else, DISD's New HR Director Has a Fascinating Story

    The DISD board met last night in the Emmett J. Conrad High School auditorium, and our pal Allen Gwinn live-blogged the shindig -- because, look, that's how he rolls. Regardless, this morning we read over his account, and at the 9 p.m. mark we noticed...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 29, 2007 @ 11:58 am
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    See, Houston Does Want to Be Like Dallas

    At least, Houston wants to be like us when it comes to the success (more or less -- sorry, Ed Oakley) Democrats have had at the polls in recent elections. Reports the Houston Chronicle this a.m.: Democrats in Harris County have been eyeing Dallas C...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 29, 2007 @ 10:44 am
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    Cuban v. Nellie, Round Two

    Says Nellie's attorney: "I suppose if Don knows that [Dirk] Nowitzki likes to go to his right and not his left, that that is confidential information as far as Cuban is concerned. We disagree and think it's absurd." Says Cuban: "We will let the lawye...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 29, 2007 @ 9:40 am
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    Out of the Blue, Constable Mike Dupree Resigns

    He might have survived a rape charge in 2002 and his own admission that he deported his Honduran lover four years later, but Dallas County Mike Dupree resigned this afternoon during a court hearing on a petition seeking to remove him from office. Dan...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 7:14 pm
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    Wait -- Schutze Asks For Calm?

    But, uh ... They did release about 5,000 cubic feet per second from Lewisville for a while, about 48 hours ago. That water has already gone through. They say that was no biggie, a minor release. And, uh ... The river is now at a "flood stage" of 4...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 6:13 pm
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    Eee-ooh-eee-ay-eee-ay-yo. Repeat.

    For those who care about such things (I know, I know), my review of last night's Police show at the American Airlines Center can be found here; you're so welcome, right? But someone has dutifully posted the highlight from the band's short trip throug...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 5:48 pm
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    Blockbuster Closing 282 Stores. Didn't Know They Still Had 'Em.

    Blockbuster and Netflix may have settled their year-old online patent lawsuit -- details confidential, natch -- but Dallas-based Blockbuster has other, uh, blockbuster news: The company's about to shutter 282 stores in order to "improve ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 5:23 pm
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    What Pickens is Pickin'

    During his latest wheelings and dealings, T. Boone Pickens said no to coal. (Which makes Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, very happy on The Huffington Post today in an anti-coal piece datelined Dallas.) But Pickens also ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 4:32 pm
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    Waste, Want Not

    The Farmers Branch location was from a Junction Box in the vicinity of IH-635 and Luna Road. From 10 AM on June 27 to 4 PM June 27, an estimated 360,000 gallons had escaped from the collection line. The Irving location was from a lift station in t...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 4:12 pm
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    Underwater and Over Their Heads

    If the project had already been built the way they want to build it, the toll road today would be acting as a gigantic water cannon -- a high-pressure storm sewer shooting huge volumes of water downriver. In order to offset the serious new flood dan...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 2:57 pm
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    Donnie Doolittle

    Garnett and the whispers about Kobe Bryant, don't expect the Dallas Mavericks' roster to look noticeably different than the one that first-round flopped a couple months ago. That means no blockbuster trades. No mega-free-agent signings next month. An...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 1:42 pm
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    A Renowned Dallas Jury Consultant Has That Lovin' Feeling for Phil Spector's Murder Trial

    Dallas jury consultant Robert Hirschhorn, who has been following the murder trial of music producer Phil Spector for the Los Angeles Times, says that fans of forensic TV shows will get an unusual chance to see the "Big Three" in action. "As I unders...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 12:43 pm
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    You Can Live Here and Still be a "Homesick Texan," Dang It

    Thanks to that PC World list to which Glenna referred a couple days back, I found Slashfood -- which is, yes, the Slashdot of food, more or less. And that took me here: to Homesick Texan, run by an expat Texican who done moved to NYC 11 years back an...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 11:41 am
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    Sandra Brown Writes Some Crazy Friggin' Books

    Thank God for the Kirkus Reviews then. No dicking around with these people -- they're straight to it, right in the headline. So what's Play Dirty about? Says the subscription-only piece: "Fallen gridiron great, fresh out of prison, reluctantly agrees...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 10:57 am
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    The Polyphonic Spree to Play the Entire Country Saturday Night

    The PSpree opened the tour for its third album, The Fragile Army, last Saturday night at the Granada Theater -- a spectacular-spectacular, in a words. But this Saturday night, when the 302-piece band treks up to the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., it'...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 28, 2007 @ 10:01 am
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