As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future -- and you’re picking up the tab.
Step 1: Be terrible. Step 2: Count the money. Repeat both steps as necessary.
Ben RussellFriday afternoon Uncle Barky noted that KXAS-Channel 5's made a new hire: reporter Ben Russell, fresh off a five-year stint at a CBS affiliate in Harrisburg, PA. His first day's today. But if reports out of New York today are true, Russell won't be the last hire made at the NBC owned-a ... More >>
KNUS99.comUsed to be a time when Chip Moody and Harold Taft were all the "hyperlocal" you needed.Everything I've learned about the more-n-likely-to-happen Kabletown ... pardon, Comcast-NBC merger I've learned from 30 Rock. Well, OK, not everything: This morning's New York Times alters our attenti ... More >>
Let's just say this isn't quite the direction the art guys took with Der Gute Onkel.Maybe you were shocked to discover that copy of Der Gute Onkel you downloaded wasn't, in fact, a meditative German cop drama from 1998. Or maybe that feel-good family porn video was exactly what you were looking for. ... More >>
Jim KeyesNow we know why Blockbuster put off announcing its second-quarter financials last night: Says the downtown-based video-and-game-rental giant (well, once), it was getting its noteholders to sign off on a deal allows the company to keep $42.4 mil in debt payments for another few weeks. Tha ... More >>
It's been close to radio silence from Renaissance Tower for several weeks as Blockbuster tries to find "strategic partners" to keep the close-to-broke video giant-at-one-time out of the bankruptcy courts. But on Friday, Bloomberg reported that Jim Keyes and Co. will announce this week that they'v ... More >>
Surprised by the reaction to Tuesday's item about Girls Gone Wild: Search for the Hottest Girl in America. There was a computer hiccup in the afternoon, so comments were disabled for a while. But via text, in my email inbox and through calls to 105.3 The Fan most folks are somehow disgusted ... More >>
Really, would you wanna give Mark Foley any money? Seems some of yer fellow North Texans have. S'up, Pete Sessions? Here's one more good reason to never give politicians a single buck: One day they're championing childrens' rights, the next they're givin' 'em the IM reach-around. And then bored blog ... More >>
Here's some good news for fans of the cable networks Logo and Here!, two channels with content aimed at gay viewers that had been dropped from local cable programming when Time Warner Cable took over the Dallas cable from Comcast Corp. on August 1. That had some local viewers mighty pissed, as the ... More >>
If you missed The Writer's Garret's inaugural Writes of Spring Literary Festival of Books and Authors over the weekend, you didn't miss much. The fest took place Friday through Sunday at the South Side on Lamar lofts, and it was sponsored by the likes of Borders, DART, KERA, Comcast and Office of Cu ... More >>
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