A few days after Arlington's now-outed Reddit troll Michael Brutsch sat for an interview in a Fort Worth hotel room with CNN reporter Drew Griffin, the rest of us finally got to see it. It's a bit of a trainwreck. CNN's first shot of Brutsch shows him fidgeting nervously as he licks his lips and o ... More >>
Yesterday a commenter accused me of dredging through The New York Times every morning to find a pretext for some kind of inflammatory ditty here on Lawn whose only purpose is to stir up a hornet's nest of clicks. Yeah, I can see how somebody could get that impression. But, what do you want me to do? ... More >>
Cowboys fans can admit it: We cried a few sports tears when our playoff dream evaporated on Sunday night. But so be it. We know must move past another dismal season of professional football and look forward to the remaining college bowl games. Sure, these guys aren't making big money like Tony Romo, ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually assaulted by the cops they hoped to emulate.
If you missed last night's CNN Western Republican debate in Nevada, the clip above is the best example of why the GOP is seriously screwed no matter who they choose. The two supposed front-runners -- Mitt Romney and Rick Perry -- acted like a couple of high schoolers, barking and interrupting each ... More >>
First Baptist Dallas's Robert Jeffress first appeared on Unfair Park back in October 2008 -- the first time, or close to, he referred to Mitt Romney, a Mormon, as a member of a "cult." Friday's remarks following his endorsement of Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., may have b ... More >>
Oh, toilet humor. Though Gerard Depardieu gives Anderson Cooper the giggles, I don't find it funny to dine somewhere where I feel I need to try and -- ahem -- hold it until I get home, should I drink too much wine or iced tea during my meal. But: I'm a bit of a germaphobe. I prefer to implore a pa ... More >>
Jason Villalba, a Haynes & Boone attorney, is the new Dallas County GOP vice-chairAnderson Cooper, for one, will be disappointed, but Debbie Georgatos is no longer part of the Republican Party's local leadership team. The avant-garde filmmaker and would-be Beat poet has resigned her post "as ... More >>
Rachel Maddow takes on Debbie Georgatos and her fear of Dallas County's "Super-Massive Blue Hole."Just remember: A grand total of 235 people voted to make Wade Emmert the new chairman of the Dallas County Republican Party. But 33,000-and-still-rising have now watched his rival Debbie Georgatos's ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsDallas County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gary Lindsey called drunk driving "the largest problem law enforcement faces."Speaking of drinking ...Across an icy stretch of Young Street from City Hall this morning, an intimate media bunch huddled up at the Bud Light Hotel to hear abo ... More >>
Two weeks ago today, state Rep. Leo Berman of Tyler filed H.B. 295, which says: "The secretary of state may not certify the name of a candidate for president or vice-president unless the candidate has presented the candidate's original birth certificate indicating that the person is a na ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenSchutze's been having a tough time tracking down council member Dave Neumann for comments. So close.As Robert pointed out below, Go Oak Cliff hosted the inaugural Blues, Bandits and Barbecue street party and Better Block Redux this weekend around the Kessler, where a clay ... More >>
Eddie Bernice Johnson, who keeps changing her story about those scholarships that went to family members, appeared last night on Anderson Cooper 360 (via telephone). The segment was called "Keeping Them Honest." And Anderson did not disappoint.
Danny HurleyIn late June, the Better Block project -- which, in April, transformed the dangerous intersection of Kings Highway, W. 7th Street and N. Tyler Street into a pedestrian-friendly plaza -- reached the pages of the Houston Chronicle. And, some time after that, it found its way to Anderson ... More >>
Anderson Cooper can't get enough of Texas Republicans' claims that women are coming to the United States illegally to give birth to future terrorists -- ya know, "terror babies," as state Rep. Debbie Riddle called 'em during her debate with a clearly bemused Rafael Anchía Tuesday night. Wednesda ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to this Texas-sized showdown last night on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 concerning "anchor babies" -- or, as Houston's Rep. Debbie Riddle calls 'em, "little terrorists." Offered on the other side without comment except to say it takes a good four minutes ... More >>
Inspired by Genesis, DTC's In the Beginning makes Eden into a land of confusion
It would be no surprise if you have yet to read this, since for some reason The Dallas Morning News is ignoring it, but it now appears the phone call that sparked the raid on the polygamist compound in Eldorado may have been a hoax. As ABC News reported yesterday on its Web site, the phone call may ... More >>
Allison V. Smith We live in the land of The Lodge and Candy Barr. There's no shortage of well known pussy associated with our fair city de one big ball, and our fame grows by the minute, courtesy Allison V. Smith. No, the respected local photojournalist hasn't ventured into the realm of pr0n, but ... More >>
A local bodybuilder sues Pat Robertson over a weight-loss shake
Sam Gross does, but despite his claims to the contrary, he's only about a billion or so short of his goal.
Visit Queertown for all-out comedy; Morning's at Seven awakens a need for nostalgia
Humpty Dumpty and Visiting Mr. Green find characters heading for big crack-ups