If you're not one for delayed gratification, skip to the 2:45 mark. That'll take you past the jolting takeoff and soaring panoramas of rural North Texas and straight to the money shot, in which you'll discover what it's like to be a falcon killing a duck in midair.
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This is a stickup, see? At least that's what I picture the guy saying. The Oak Cliff Advocate is reporting that a gunman has held up five local Burger King restaurants. Dallas police robbery detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating the suspect involved and have p ... More >>
I don't know how my kid does it. He's heard "ABCs" a thousand times and it's still his number one request. If you have a little one, you know you're going to hear the same song hundreds - no, thousands - of times. If you're particular about the music you listen to, choosing good music to play for yo ... More >>
Last night, I got a text from Peter Schmidt, who could not believe I've never written about a short-lived 1966 TV show called The !!!! Beat, hosted by iconic Nashville deejay Bill "Hoss" Allen. Wrote Peter, who'd come across it yesterday after a lunchtime discussion about Etta James turned up an ... More >>
OK, Honest Tea. You win. You too, Kat Kirsch, sender of press releases. Because for the past way too long to admit, we've been riveted to the tea company's livestream from Akard and Main, where that unmanned kiosk's been set up to see if people will leave a dollar, as requested, or just walk away ... More >>
A few Friends of Unfair Park find those Dirk Nowitzki videos cute ... or something? But, writes one, "They're missing Dirk." Fair enough. This one, provided by the NBA and submitted by a reader, is all Dirk -- in slow mo, no less, his Game Four heroics augmented by a majestic orchestral score. Shame ... More >>
The Dallas County Sheriff's Department rarely posts videos to the YouTube, and when it does it's usually something unusual -- like, say, this eerie dash-cam smash-em-up. And then there's this morning's find, initially posted a few weeks ago: a mini-doc in which you follow along as a man (actor Ferna ... More >>
Well, well, well. I just found this interesting clip posted to YouTube this morning: H. Ross Perot giving some Dell Services associates a guided tour of his office -- specifically, the myriad pieces of memorabilia he keeps in the hallway outside his santuary. And on the wall, right next to his suit ... More >>
All Meddlesome Moth owner Shannon Wynne wants for Father's Day is an ice cold beer -- and he's betting a few dads out there feel the same way.
The Oak Lawn gastropub is buying a beer for every father who visits the restaurant this Sunday. In a YouTube pitch explaining the promo, a bespectacled Wynn ... More >>
Dunno how we missed this -- well, actually, I do, since nobody 'round here watches the 5 o'clock news. Anyway, thanks to WFAA-Channel 8 for posting to YouTube this afternoon a clip of Dale Hansen with yesterday's special guest anchor, one Oprah Winfrey, with whom Dale took issue for introducing the ... More >>
Over on DC9 I had a few things to say about the extraordinary Wilco show Friday night at the Palladium. But for some the highlights weren't necessary musical in nature: About halfway through the set, Jeff Tweedy traded his shirt (an H&M long-sleeved button-down) with one fellow who, from the loo ... More >>
Remember that Tony Romo Funny or Die video last week? Didn't think so. Now, via a very thoughtful New York City publicist, we have the outtakes -- which are slightly more amusing than the real thing. Look, I said slightly. What do you expect for free?Update: Since the audio crapped out on the YouTub ... More >>
At some point today, the city of Dallas put out the very advance word on the city's Web site: "City offices will be closed for business on Friday, September 4, 2009 (furlough day) and Monday, September 7, 2009 in observance of Labor/Ceasar E. Chavez Day." (Look, maybe city officials would know how t ... More >>
The short film below, posted to YouTube by Frank Librio at Dallas City Hall, isn't actually a city-made production. Rather, Librio tells Unfair Park, Destination Dallas is a Quin Matthews Films production made for the Dallas Citizens Council, which touted corporate relocations to the city during a r ... More >>