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    You, Me & Dupree

    I sit up in the cheap seats in the city council chamber collecting the political equivalent of sports trivia. This week I was there waiting for an item to come up when a handsome young fellow with a familiar name went to the microphone to speak about...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 12:16 pm
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    If You Can Read This...

    I've heard from several Friends of Unfair Park this morning complaining about our "new format," which is a grey screen with black type. Yeah, that sounds pretty unreadable. Trust me, it's not a new format. It's some kind of a glitch, and our people a...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 11:41 am
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    Dead Dallas? More 'n Likely.

    Only this site -- UltimateDallas -- says it's still a go: "A representative from New Regency, the production company behind the movie, informed ultimatedallas.com that the project is 'still active,' but had no further comment at this point." Which me...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 10:55 am
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    As In, "He Feels Awful"

    We revealed his clandestine scheming and scamming of an Addison-based sports company back in March. Dallas' Only Daily painted him with a broad brush a few days earlier. But yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission weighed in on Dallas attor...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 10:11 am
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    PAC It Up, People

    One of the two guys running for mayor is gay, though damned if I can tell which one. Good thing Reuters is bringing up the rear today in the parade of "Ed Oakley is gay" articles. Still, this one is a little different, if only because Ed Stoddard spo...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 15, 2007 @ 9:43 am
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    A Summer-League, Cancer-Surviving Former Mav Tells His Inspirational Tale

    There's no reason for you to know the name Ray Johnston; he was a former Dallas Maverick, yes, but only a summer-leaguer. He was, not so long ago, just a 25-year-old loan officer with season tickets, as the Associated Press describes him today. And, ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 5:31 pm
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    When Getting Screwed on a New Car Takes on a Whole New Meaning

    In short, it involves a man who bought a car from a dealership that wanted it back one week later, going to far as to claim the vehicle had been stolen. And that man claims that because of the dealership's actions, he wound up in jail -- where he was...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 3:55 pm
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    The Good, the Bad and the Fugly

    It's bad enough that WFAA.com's running what appears to be either a bloody-nose or Hitler-mustache mugshot of 75-year-old Jason Sowell Jr., who's been popped for selling drugs out of his Beverly Drive home. But then Brad Watson has to go and add this...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 2:30 pm
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    Why I Love Mark Cuban

    I'm writing this post because I hated the fact that I was afraid of getting a colonoscopy. It honestly scared me. I don't like hospitals. I don't like entries into exit lanes and its scary as shit that they could find something. In other words I was ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 2:05 pm
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    Ed Oakley Is Quite Happy to Give Tom Leppert Some Alone Time

    Yesterday came word that Ed Oakley was backing out of a debate with Tom Leppert scheduled for Friday on Mark Davis' show on WBAP-AM (820). This morning, Craig Murphy, one of the guys running Oakley's campaign, tells Unfair Park about the unexcused ab...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 12:51 pm
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    The Fragile Army Invades the Magnolia Theater Tonight

    Dallas is but one of four cities getting the screening, and word is the band'll show up at the West Village theater a little before the start time for some autographing. After that, sez my instruction sheet, I will intro movie, intro band and moderat...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 12:09 pm
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    Pointing -- and Shooting -- the Finger at City Hall

    Thank you, Leo Chaney, for giving us one of the more undignified moments in recent local history yesterday. I'm talking about the city council debate about the proposed Leo Chaney Memorial Leo Chaney Park of Chaney Family Heroes Namely Leo Chaney and...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 11:15 am
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    Jennifer Aniston to Make Texas Girls-in-Prison Pic. Dreams, You Have Been Answered.

    Aniston will be joined by seven other singin' and pickin' actresses cast as part of the Goree All Girl String Band, which is remembered as the Dixie Chicks of its day for the radio performances it put on from a Texas music hall. Aniston and her pro...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 10:40 am
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    Dallas' Own Tre Wilcox is the First to Top Top Chef

    One thing became perfectly clear during the Season Three premiere of Bravo's Top Chef last night: Head judge and the W's Craft-man Tom Colicchio has a man-crush on Abacus' Chef de Cuisine Tre Wilcox. After Wilcox fumbled the first "Quickfire Challeng...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 14, 2007 @ 9:54 am
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    U.S. Magistrate Forces News Reporter to Testify in Holy Land Trial

    Well, comes news today via the New York Sun that U.S. Magistrate Paul Stickney denied McGonigle's attempts to quash the subpoena. He did it during a hearing on Monday, after prosecutors filed papers in which they called McGonigle an "unwitting" parti...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 13, 2007 @ 6:04 pm
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    Waiting for Laura

    It's 4:39 p.m. I believe this is a ruse to allow this very extremely awkward issue to lapse until a new council is seated after the upcoming mayoral election. I can see the wisdom in that from their point of view. But, speaking as a citizen, taxpayer...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 13, 2007 @ 5:39 pm
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    He's Started, What, 11 Games?

    And some dude made this lavish tribute video to Romo, which just went up on YouTube. And Friday night, he's hosting the Metal Skool show at the Palladium Showroom -- you remember his old pals Metal Skool, right? No doubt they'll perform Sopranos fave...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 13, 2007 @ 4:29 pm
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    Dallas' Top Chefs Make Their Bravo Bow Tonight, So Eat Up

    Like I said back when we broke the news in early May, thank God I now have a reason rather than just an excuse for watching Bravo's Top Chef, which returns tonight at 9 for a third season: This time around, two Dallasites are competing for the title....

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 13, 2007 @ 3:07 pm
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    Spot On

    Received an e-mail earlier this week from Phil Lee, a filmmaker producing a doc about one of my favorite local bands from way, way back -- Mildred and its follow-up Spot, both of which featured brothers Reggie and Chad Rueffer. The bros have another ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 13, 2007 @ 1:52 pm
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    Pickens is Blowin' in the Wind

    "We looked at an area where we had water rights with real good wind, and it's just that simple," said Mike Boswell, spokesman for the Mesa Group. Pickens said earlier this month that the price of oil will average close to $70 a barrel this year: "You...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 13, 2007 @ 12:38 pm
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