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    December 17, 2013

    The Worst Fast Food Trends of 2013

    At this point, nobody's surprised. It's an uncomplicated idea in the year of 2013 d.t. (doritus tacous): every month, or bi-weekly in some quick food places, a fast food restaurant will release an arm-bracingly intense challenge food, an Inceptiony food inside a food, or a Frankenstenian other food ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    The Creator of Doritos Locos Tacos Has Died without a Doritos Locos Penny to His Name

    Todd Mills, creator of the Doritos Locos Taco, one of the most successful fast food creations in history, died on Thanksgiving from brain cancer at the age of 41. He never made a cent on the idea. Mills, a resident of Little Rock, Arkansas, first pitched Plano-based Frito-Lay with the idea in 2009, ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 24, 2013

    The Hippies vs. Code Enforcement

    When a tiny hippie co-op refused to clean up its yard, the city of Arlington came down hard -- and brought the SWAT team with it.

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    October 8, 2013

    A New Poll Says a Majority of Texans Want to Legalize Marijuana, But It's Probably Wrong

    The pendulum of public opinion on marijuana policy has been swinging rather dramatically in recent years away from prohibition and toward a more libertarian approach. Hence last year's decision by voters in Colorado and Washington to legalize the stuff and the corresponding announcement by the Justi ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Sam's Club is Selling Barrels of Jack Daniels for $10,000

    Whip out your club card (or haul ass past the greeter), because Sam's has a sweet deal for you. Well, it's not so much sweet as it is oaky and a little like drinking fire. Or gasoline. Or gasoline on fire. The Huffington Post, MSN and others picked up on a Reddit thread this week that shows an entir ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    UT Dallas Is Home to America's First Muslim Fraternity

    Alif Laam Meem -- or, for those who prefer fraternities to go by a Greek acronym, Alpha Lambda Mu -- first blipped across the national radar this past spring when they attended Mayor Mike Rawlings' anti-domestic-violence rally outside City Hall. A photo the group posted to Facebook showing members h ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    Planned Parenthood Announces Plans to Close Three Texas Clinics, Blames the Legislature

    It hasn't even been 24 hours since Governor Rick Perry signed House Bill 2, the infamous abortion clinic-killing bill, into law, and three Planned Parenthood clinics are already making plans to shut their doors. The Huffington Post reports that Planned Parenthood clinics in Bryan, Huntsville and Lu ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    The Twinkie Shall Return on July 15, Should Probably Synergize with Pabst Blue Ribbon

    Yesterday Candice Choi at the Huffington Post hit one out of Twinkie Park with an extensive overview of the Twinkie Revitalization Plan. Here's the crux of it: Twinkies will be back on the shelves July 15. See also: Jon Stewart on What Really Killed the Twinkie However, there are a few other impo ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    The "Merry Christmas Bill" is Headed to the Governor's Desk

    The Texas House and Senate have both passed the "Merry Christmas Bill," which allows public schools to openly celebrate Christmas without fear of legal action. The bill specifically allows teachers to say "traditional greetings" for "traditional winter celebrations," such as Christmas and Hanukkah a ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    The Search for the Perfect Guitar, Part III

    "Vintage Silvertone Acoustic guitar," "1977 Dobro Duolian," "Martin 00X1 Auditorium Acoustic Guitar (14 Fret)" are just some of the headlines advertising guitars on Craigslist, but how are you supposed to play them, hear them, feel them? When you order a guitar online, you're missing an important p ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Budweiser Buddy Cups: A Dumb Idea That Could Be Made Brilliant

    Budweiser has so many bad ideas. For instance, putting a Clydesdale'a handler alongside a parade route when children are milling about. Everyone knows a Clydesdale will make a run for it if it sees the handler who raised from a foal before selling it to a beer company. Horses slip when running on pa ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013
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    March 29, 2013

    Despite Bomb Threats, Metal Detectors are too Urban for Highland Park High

    I have a column coming out in next week's paper about the bomb and gun threats at Highland Park High School. It was inspired by (ripped off from) a story in The Huffington Post last week by Park Cities freelance writer Pamela Kripke, who is also the mother of a HPHS student. It's a pretty amazing p ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Congressman Louis Gohmert Really Has No Clue How Gmail Works

    The Electronic Communications Privacy Act was first passed in 1986, when the thought of storing an electronic message online for any length of time must have seemed absurd. So Congress, in its foresight, gave law enforcement incredibly easy access to emails older than 180 days old. No search warrant ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Disappearing Ink

    What will happen to all the books?

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    February 21, 2013

    Tim Tebow Cancels Dallas Speech, Discovers that Anti-Gay Megachurches Are Controversial

    It's no secret that First Baptist Church of Dallas' pastor, Robert Jeffress is a lightening rod for controversy because of his less-than-PC remarks on homosexuality. And Mormonism. And Islam. But it seems that Tim Tebow, who was scheduled to appear at the local megachurch as part of the grand openi ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    A Twisted Mule Brings Craft Cocktails on Tap to Twisted Root

    Chef and founder of Twisted Root Burger Co., Jason Boso, has concocted a new craft cocktail for his restaurants that taps into a slowly emerging trend around the country. Boso worked with bar man Jason Kosmas to develop a drink called the Twisted Mule, which is a combo-play on an Arnold Palmer and ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    A Woman Who Was Nearly Murdered by Her Online Date is Suing Dallas-based

    When Mary Kay Beckman was ambushed in the garage of her Las Vegas home in January 2011, it made national headlines. That was partly because of the brutality of the attack. The attacker "knocked her to the ground, and began stabbing her repeatedly until he recognized that the knife broke," according ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    The New Facebook Diet with a Side of Shame

    This morning the HuffPo reported on a marginally successful cell phone restriction at Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles. The upscale spot offers a 5 percent discount for diners to put their cell phones away during meals. We've tackled this subject here before. Last year we lobbed the idea of a "cell p ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Louis Gohmert Really Wishes Sandy Hook's Principal Had a High-Powered Assault Rifle

    Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson was among the first to opine that the 20 children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary on Friday were a testament to the need for more guns in schools, not fewer. That other pundits and politicians would deploy the same argument in the days that followed, casting even ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Dallas' (and the Rest of America's) Love of Fast Food, Visualized in 'Beefspace'

    That's a map. In the northwest quadrant is Dallas-Fort Worth, represented by a spattering of magenta (Jack In the Box), yellow (Wendy's) and many other bright colors in the midst of the giant periwinkle cloud (Sonic). I think the forecast calls for tator tot rain all day. HuffPo originally reported ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Twisted Root Gives Receipt with Discounts for "Best Butt," "Best Looking"

    So, here's what happened: over on Reddit, someone posted "A friend of mine got complimented rather sneakily at Twisted Root Burger" with the above photo attached. After frontpaging shockingly quickly, comments started pouring in. Commenter princessofgemworld responds "I'm a server at a bar, and to k ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    The "Man Aisle" in Grocery Stores. For Men. And Aisles.

    Babies get an aisle. And dogs get an aisle. And the entire store is designed for women. So, it seems only fair that men should at least get their own aisle, right? First question though, what should be on the man aisle? The Westside Market in New York City (the Upper Westside, if it matters) laun ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    The Viral Video Conundrum: Riff Raff, Kitty Pryde and Krispy Kreme Walk Into a Bar

    When Sean Parker was asked by David Kirkpatrick at a roundtable web summit how and why videos go viral, the Silicon Valley visionary shifted in his seat, nervously adjusting his tortoise shell-framed glasses and skinny tie. The Napster co-founder posited, "Videos go viral because people share them. ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Oh Hey, Slurpee Lite: Fuck You.

    Yesterday the Huffington Post reported that 7-Eleven is nationally debuting Slurpee Lite. Slurpee Lite will be made with Splenda instead of real sugar and promises to be "50% fewer calories, 100% awesome taste." Give me a summer-fucking break. Seems to me that if you're inside a 7-Eleven at all, y ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Cool Ranch Doritos-Flavored Tacos Coming to Taco Bell This Summer. Whew.

    Do you remember where you were the first time you tried Cool Ranch Doritos? It was 1986, Goose and Mav were killin' karoke in Top Gun, "Rock Me Amadeus" and "Papa Don't Preach" were hits, and parachute pants and leg warmers were both in style. And Cool Ranch Doritos?! Damn, those were good times. W ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Mayor Backs Out of Citizens Meeting Tonight. "Unexpected Circumstances." (LGBT Protest.)

    ​Left a message this morning for Paula Blackmon, chief of staff to Mayor Mike Rawlings, to talk about his decision to pull out of a long-scheduled meet-and-greet with the citizens tonight at Kiest Park on Hampton. It's been on our schedule for a month, and just Monday morning he (or someone, Black ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Romo Is "Part of the Solution and Not the Problem": Staubach Talks to Huffington Post

    ​Yesterday over on Unfair Park, a few folks asked if maybe we could go ahead and re-open the Sportatorium, if only to give y'all a place to chit and chat in an open thread. To which I said: Sure, let's do that.Moments ago Huffington Post a Q&A with one Captain America, who addresses myriad top ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Now We Know Where Glenn Beck's Setting Up Shop: Former Southlake Mega-Church

    ​Speaking of Southlake ...Huffington Post this afternoon directs our attention to something called the Southlake Journal, which, turns out, is actually the Star-Telegram, which pointed out on Monday that Glenn Beck's Mercury Radio Arts production company, which employs 'round 100, is eying the for ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    On Thursday, "Occupy Dallas"

    ​There's a HuffPo piece this morning about how the pepper-spray-flavored Occupy Wall Street protests moved to the West Coast yesterday -- San Francisco, specifically, and the Bank of America building in the Financial District. Next Thursday, though, they hit a little closer to home. Without Radioh ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Swallowing a Cup of Tea

    In front of Dallas City Hall, radio host and Dallas Tea Party co-planner Mark Davis poured the first cup of tea with a joke: "Those who oppose big government actually have jobs." To which the crowd of guestimated thousands responded with chants of "U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A." The scene at the Dallas Tea ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    So Africa is a Continent, Not a Country. Whoops.

    The first sip: In what is likely to be the first of many leaks in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election, McCain campaign aides told Fox News’ Carl Cameron that they had “great concerns” about Sarah Palin as second in command. Among the issues cited were Palin’s belief that Africa is a countr ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    U.S.'s First DNA Exonoree Writes About Dallas' Latest DNA Exonoree

    Kirk Bloodsworth Kirk Bloodsworth was convicted, twice, of raping and killing a Maryland 9-year-old girl in 1984 -- a crime for which he was to be put to death. But in the early 1990s, he was released from prison and became, as CNN put it in 2000, the "first prison inmate in the United States who wa ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008

    Holy Land Co-Founder's Daughter on the Feds' "Most Un-American Effort"

    Ghassan Elashi With federal prosecutors making a second run at Richardson-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development officials, after their first attempt last year ended up in a more-or-less mistrial, the daughter of one of the defendants today writes about Part II for The Huffington Post ... More >>

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    July 22, 2008

    W: Off the Cuff, Off the Record

    President Bush was in Houston last week raising dough for Pete Olson. Took a few days, but a video making the rounds today, courtesy Miya Shay of Houston's ABC affiliate KTRK-Channel 13 and the likes of the Houston Chronicle and The Huffington Post, features remarks about the economy the president m ... More >>

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    May 23, 2008

    Jermaine Dupri Wants To Quench your Thirst With Dallas Artist Dondria

    On The Huffington Post today, hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri discusses the question of the Youtube phenomenon as it pertains to musical talents. Specifally, he wonders how it pertains to a Dallas artist named Dondria (nicknamed "Phatfffat"), who Dupri found on the Internet (and later signed) afte ... More >>

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    May 23, 2008

    South Dallas Native and WWII Vet Publishes His Memoirs

    A few days before Memorial Day, Los Angeles-based preservationist Susan Deal Booth has posted to The Huffington Post an essay about her father, World War II veteran Harry William Deal, who served aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. Susan also runs a publishing house, through which she just published her f ... More >>

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    March 3, 2008

    "Caucus Rustling." Or, How to Do the "Texas Two-Step." Or, Not.

    Why didn't these folks make one of these shirts for Texas? Because we'd buy one, no doubt. Over at The Huffington Post, Mayhill Fowler has just posted a piece headlined "Confusion Rampant Over Texas 'Primacaucus' Rules" -- which, if my mother's phone call of minutes ago is any indication, sounds abo ... More >>

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    February 25, 2008

    No Security, Not Just a Bad Rolling Stones Live Album

    Brian Harkin Barack Obama, speaking Wednesday at Reunion Arena Many of you have pointed out the apparently lax security at Barack Obama' Reunion Arena rally last week. It was "non-existent," wrote Friend of Unfair Park "RR" last week, "no metal detectors, hand-helds, anything." The Fort Worth Star- ... More >>

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    February 25, 2008

    Bill Clinton to Cruise Harry Hines (Updated: Rudy Says, "Vote Hillary!")

    Courtesy Hillary Clinton's campaign moments ago, an addendum to Bill Clinton's campaign-stop schedule tomorrow: In addition to his trip out to Mountain View in the a.m., he'll now be stopping by Grauwyler Park, off Harry Hines Boulevard, at 10 a.m. Which, not so coincidentally, was the site of a sma ... More >>

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    February 13, 2008

    Mapes to Clinton: Remember the Alamo!

    Two Huffington Post pieces to point out this a.m.: The first is from Mayhill Fowler, who's on the ground with the Clinton campaign as it skitters across Texas today. Writes Fowler, if Hillary takes Houston, she'll take Texas -- and, yup, has to do with the Latino vote, because Clinton's counting on ... More >>

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    February 11, 2008

    The Mess With Texas

    Jim Moore -- same feller who co-wrote Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential with DMN'er Wayne Slater -- has, like Mary Mapes last week, posted to The Huffington Post a "Why Texas matters" essay concerning the March 4 Democratic primary. Takeaway for further discussion: "Obama ... More >>

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    February 8, 2008

    Mary Mapes Knows What Texans Like

    Former CBS producer Mary Mapes Just noticed over on The Huffington Post that Jim Schutze's neighbor, Mary Mapes, wrote a piece about how the Texas primaries on March 4 will actually mean something, if you hadn't already figured it out -- and by something, Mapes writes, the primaries mean "maybe ever ... More >>

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    October 17, 2007

    Former Observer Writer Knocks Out His Second Book

    Former Dallas Observer writer and pin-up Adam Pitluk Since leaving the Dallas Observer a few years back, former staff writer Adam Pitluk has graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, turned one of the articles he wrote here into a book, been the features editor for Boys’ Life maga ... More >>

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    July 9, 2007

    A Dallas Native is Behind a Progressive Causes Money Machine

    Dallas native Michael Kieschnick is founder of, among other things, Working Assets. Since 1985, it says here, Working Assets has generated over $50 million for progressive nonprofits" -- among them, Greenpeace, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International and various enviro-friendly causes. It do ... More >>

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    May 9, 2007

    Digging for Gold-diggers in Dallas. Like That's Hard.

    J.C. Conklin, trying to put the "arch" in arched back During our neverending search to do everything but put out an issue of this newspaper thing that apparently goes along with our blog, Unfair Park scours YouTube for the very latest in Dallas-oriented viral videos. And what we found this week does ... More >>

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    April 9, 2007

    Gang Green

    Laurie David and Sheryl Crow want to remind you, and the rest of The Huffington Post's readers, that they're kicking off their Stop Global Warming College Tour tonight at 8 on the SMU campus. And at this very moment, I can hear every gas-guzzling, Exxon-lovin', non-believing crank clucking over the ... More >>

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    February 22, 2007

    Them Balls Gots Plenty o' Juice

    The Huffington Post's Melinda Henneberger accompanied her old pal, The Mayor, to Austin yesterday for the TXU coal-plant permit hearings that weren't, and she filed this report for the Web site. Henneberger, a former Dallas Morning News'er, also brings something new to the table, a quote not found i ... More >>

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    November 27, 2006

    Bush Think Tank = $500 Million

    Few things get the left more worked up--or at least confused--than these two phrases: "President George W. Bush" and "think tank." Now imagine they're in the same sentence. Can't? Then you did not read the New York Daily News today. See? It's right there: "Eager to begin refurbishing his tattered le ... More >>

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    November 13, 2006

    Laurie David Has No Enthusiasm for TXU

    Laure-wife-of-Larry David doesn't like TXU. She's warmed to the mayor, though--just not global-warmed, heh. We already know what Laurie David thinks of Dallas. In April, the eco-activist--and wife of Curb Your Enthusiasm's irritainer Larry David--penned a piece for The Huffington Post in which she ... More >>

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