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    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Dallas Hair Weave Thefts Have Reached Epidemic Proportions

    When employees of USA Beauty Supply arrived at work on the morning of December 26 after taking Christmas off, they were surprised to find that the Red Bird store was already open. The doors were still locked, but the gaping hole in the brick wall provided easy access inside. That's evidently what t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Dallasites Find "Dewey Defeats Truman" Paper in Garland Storage Shed

    Mary Padian and Moe Prigoff are regular cast members on "Storage Wars: Texas," the Lone Star spinoff of the A&E reality show chronicling the odd souls who bid on the contents of abandoned storage units. He's an antiques dealer, she's a free-spirited collector, and both run shops in the Design Distri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Glenn Beck is Outraged that eBay Pulled His Masterwork, "Obama in Pee Pee" [Updated]

    We generally don't actively want to write about Glenn Beck, for more or less the same reasons we don't go around touching other people's cold sores. But sometimes, up there in his Southlake media fortress, the man does things that put us in the sad position of feeling obliged to listen to and occas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Heisted Kotex Tampons Were Supposed To Be Turned Into Fuel, Ended Up On the "Gray Market" Instead

    Earlier this week, we all shuddered in unison upon learning that some Kotex Natural Balance tampons, possibly tainted with bacteria and "metallic particles," were stolen and fraudulently sold under shadowy circumstances. Kimberly-Clark, Kotex's Irving-based parent company, says they've received no r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Identity Festival - Gexa Energy Pavilion - 8/10/12

    Identity Festival Gexa Energy Pavilion Friday, August 10 See also: The fans of Identity Festival, parts one and two See also: Eric Prydz on Swedish techno, the future of dance music I think the Observer sent me to this in hopes I would feel as out of my element as most aspects of Texas make me fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    For Sale, an Extremely Rare Look at Downtown When Horses and Streetcars Shared Main Street

    eBay seller "ynpcollector"​I had been contemplating a host of assorted humdrum news items with which to begin this gray Friday when Friend of Unfair Park PeterK dropped in the in-box the photo you see above, taken from an E.W. Kelley stereograph presently up for grabs on eBay for the buy-it-now pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Why Does Big Bucks Burnett Need Big Bucks to Buy Back His Letter from Pete Townshend?

    ​A few days back James "Big Bucks" Burnett, proprietor of the world's only Eight Track Museum (for now ...), sent out a mass email asking for help scaring up a few bucks for a letter presently being sold at for $599.99 on the eBay. The seller's advertising it as: "THE WHO/PETE TOWNSHEND SIGNED ORI ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    For Sale: A Gittings Portrait of Dick Burnett, Who Made Minor League Ball Major in Dallas

    eBay seller "vintagephotos2010"​Whilst perusing the eBay for some gifts on this here first day of Hanukkah, I came across the portrait you see above -- significant for two reasons, I should think. First, of course, is the subject: Dick Burnett, for whom the late, great Burnett Field was named. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2011

    For Sale: A 1937 Look at PWA "Low-Rent Housing Project" Off Maple That Still Stands

    eBay seller "vintageimagephotos"​It's been a long while since we've looked at a historic photo of the city for sale on eBay, and since there are just two days left in the auction, we'd best hustle. Besides, this is an intriguing offering: a beautiful, expansive aerial look-see at Cedar Springs Pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Pay to Play, or: So You Think You Can Do a Better Job of Programming KXT (For an Hour)?

    ​I was in the KERA studios earlier this week, the guest of station contributor and Friend of Unfair Park Rawlins Gilliland as he bravely plowed through a 10-hour marathon pledge drive on behalf of the station. We did our segments in the KXT studios, where, for the first time, I met afternoon-show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2011

    For Sale: A 1960s Pencil Sketch of City's Skyline By a Member of the Dallas Nine, Ed Bearden

    Via eBay seller "barbiehunter9"​Five years ago, SMU hung in the Hamon Arts Library a heretofore little-known collection of works by a former Hilltop art student -- and then professor -- named Ed Bearden. The occasion garnered press then, and continues to generate interest, because of the subject m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    See You Tonight, Brobocop?

    Sir Mitchell​Shame I only just found out about Sir Mitchell's newly released Brobocop tee; I woulda have worn it tonight, as it's no doubt much more comfortable than this helmet I espied on eBay. Ah, well. Next time. Oh, right, there won't be a next time. Tonight's screening of RoboCop in front of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Why Mark Cuban Should Really Get Championship Rings for the Mavs

    It just wouldn't be the same if Jordan had five rings and a show pony.​Tough to tell how serious Mark Cuban is about forgoing championship rings and getting something else to commemorate the franchise's first title. But he seems pretty committed to changing it up. "Rings are old school," Cuba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    For Sale: The Holy Grail of Dallas! No? Close Enough, From 1904, Jos. Linz's Pewter Cup.

    eBay seller "frantique2000"​What you see above presently resides in the United Kingdom -- Yorkshire, specifically, where one "frantique2000" hopes to part with this "pewter beaker" that dates back to 1904. That, incidentally, is when Jospeh Linz and brothers Simon, Ben and Albert had their gloriou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    For Sale: An 1894 Texas State Fair Keepsake

    From eBay seller "celluloid"​On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park, which opened on June 6, 1936, Friend of Unfair Park PeterK espied this one-of-a-kind keepsake up for grabs on eBay courtesy Minneapolis-based seller "celluloid": a bronze coin commemora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Say "Hi" to the Old Forest Hi Drug Store

    eBay seller "mustangace"​I spent way too much time during the wee small hours of this morning looking at all the goodies posted to the Remember in Dallas Facebook page, where bossman Jim Hayes vowed only today that the website will be "up and running again soon," well, all right. Because as much b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    Downtown Dallas 360? Try Commerce St. 1930s.

    chaddavonport via eBay​At long last, the city council gets its hands on the Downtown Dallas 360 plan at Wednesday's briefing -- after which Downtown Dallas Inc. will host its own meet-n-greet with MIG's Daniel Iacofano and Chris Beynon, just one part of the 2011 Annual Meeting & Luncheon & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    As Drought Looms, a Look Back at "High and Dry" White Rock Lake During Bone-Dry 1956

    ​You've probably noticed -- it's been a long while since it significantly rained 'round these parts, which is why the National Weather Service has issued an elevated fire conditions warning for most of North Texas, including Dallas. The NWS also warns: "Drought has rapidly expanded across North an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    If You're Considering Re-Opening Bar of Soap in Your House, Then Check This Out

    Flickr user: HumongoNationphotogallery​Back in October I accidentally stumbled across Tanna and Charlie Gilder's goldmine-of-an-eBay page and separate Web site, where the former Twilite Room proprietor is offloading his punk-rock memories. Which brings me to this: Last night, I came across a rathe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Turns Out, There's Still a Chance You Can See Conan O'Brien at SMU. For Free!

    ​Good Lord. Was it only last week that Conan O'Brien announced he was coming to McFarlin Memorial Auditorium on May 13? Feels like four years ago. Anyway. Didn't take long for the 2,386-seat venue to sell out -- a few hours, tops. Which doesn't mean you can't catch Coco at SMU. (And, no, I'm not r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    The Cop 'Stache, Already In Vogue in the 1890s

    ​Yesterday, Friend of Unfair Park PeterK wondered if I'd received the vintage Dallas cop photo he found for sale on eBay. Nope, had not. Which got me to looking. And, voila: I found this original cabinet card (taken at a photo studio downtown) featuring a Dallas Police officer that dates back to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Training Daze: On the Occasion of Cowboys' 50th Anniversary, a Cherry-Scented Keepsake

    ​Yes, yes it is Sportsy Thursday. So, then, from arena football to actual football ...Late last night I was futzing around on eBay looking for something related to something else I'm working on when I came across this odd collectible: the contract allowing the Dallas Cowboys to hold their very fir ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009
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    October 21, 2009

    Who'll Buy Their Dallas Punk-Rock Memories?

    Of course this one would be sold out.​I've spent the better part of 20 years trying to find my box of old Hot Klub fliers, which I'd swipe off telephone poles on my bus drive down Maple Ave. to junior high in the early 1980s. Turns out, all I had to do was look here: Twilite Room Records and Punk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    From the 1970s, a Forgotten (In More Ways Than One) Painting of the Convention Center

    Bart Forbes doesn't recall the painting of his currently up for grabs on eBay; "boy, this is old," says the Dallas-based illustrator when reached by Unfair Park for a little backstory. Course, he's done plenty of pieces since the 1970s -- everything from stamps for the U.S. Postal Service to Kentuck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    If Every Picture Tells a Story ...

    So, like I was saying, Friend of Unfair Park PeterK -- who scours the eBay for rare photos of Dallas, my kind of guy -- sent me this homegrown picture earlier this week, and while not as attention-getting as a downtown Dallas fire, it is intriguing. Looks very, I dunno, Our Gang. Except those boys i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    "The Story of the Statler"? Count Me In.

    Amazing the amount of Statler Hilton items for sale on eBay, among them this vintage adWord is the Dallas City Attorney's Office and the owners of the former Statler Hilton on Commerce Street are close to reaching some kind of agreement that'll keep 'em out of court, as the city attempts to get owne ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    The Curious Case of a Country Club's Coin That Went from Dallas to England and Back Again

    Fascinatingish little story this morning in the Northumberland Gazette concerning a rare coin and a faraway country club -- the Lakewood Country Club, to be a wee bit more specific. A hospice in Northumberland was sifting through some coins donated for a fund-raising auction when it discovered a par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Do You Think Tom Hicks Feels Just a Little Left Out?

    Yours for eight bucks on eBay. Mighty nice of the NBA to send out this media release moments ago regarding a 5 p.m. press conference today: WHAT: Major NBA Announcement WHO: David Stern, NBA Commissioner Mark Cuban, Owner, Dallas Mavericks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008
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    May 16, 2008

    Arlington Star Wars NerdAuthor Parting With Original Trilogy Arcade Game

    Really, this is just a post for the 4-year-old who lives in my house. Alas, though, there is a decent local connection, as Arlington resident and Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Book author Geoffrey T. Carlton is selling on eBay his Star Wars Trilogy Arcade Game, which he bought to photograph for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2008

    To Hell with the Mavericks. How 'Bout them Chaparrals?

    If you're looking for the proper way to lament-ebrate today's firing of Dallas Mavericks head coach Avery Johnson -- who, yes, loses his gig whilst Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington keeps his, as so many of you have pointed out -- look no further than this eBay auction featuring an item from Dall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    Tat's the Perfect Business For You

    Ever wanted to get in the tattoo bidness? Because, really, now's your big chance: Ace in the Hole, on W. Mockingbird Lane for the last year after moving out of its decade-in-Deep Ellum digs, is up for grabs on eBay at this very moment. And you can either take the entire business or just finish out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Who Says Dallas Observer Music Awards Are Worthless? 'Cause They Ain't.

    I've just spent the last three minutes mumbling to myself, "What the fuck?" Which isn't all that rare, if you wanna know the truth. But in this particular instance, it's because someone just e-mailed me the link to this particular item up for grabs on eBay: Tripping Daisy's 1999 Dallas Observer Musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Frisco Woman Gets Her Own Wall Street Journal Hedcut

    Forty-year-old Monique Blasko of Frisco is a school crossing guard; she and her husband, who have three children, also run a business buying other folks' garage-sale items to sell on eBay. Fact is, I learned a great deal about Blasko today, as this morning she's "the commuter" featured at some lengt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    Yule Love this News Round-Up

    Many things to do before tonight's traditional meal of dumplings and Dan-Dan noodles. But for those seeking a little light-news snack beforehand, a few stocking-stuffers. Like, this story about a San Antonio software developer named Ben Adams who used eBay to find his stolen 1949 Chevy truck. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2007

    Imagine, Your Own Italian Restaurant

    So, Tré Wilcox wants to open an Italian restaurant; say, me too! (Sure, why not.) Or, like, maybe you're interested? Because, turns out, it just ain't that hard to own your own eatery -- all you need are 395,000 dollar bills. Everything else is provided for you -- if, that is, you purchase La Paesa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    A Killing off Kennedy

    On Friday at 11:43 a.m. Central Standard Time, someone will be the new owner of the sniper's perch from the Texas School Book Depository from which Lee Harvey Oswald (allegedly, whatever) shot and killed President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. At least, that is how a window and frame are bei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007

    A Little-Bitty Modano

    Mike Modano can be all yours this weekend, for a mere 15 bucks. But act fast: There are only 3,000 of him to go around. You can pick him up at NorthPark Center Saturday and Sunday, when the NHL hosts an All-Star Trading Card and Memorabilia show in conjunction with the its All-Star Game taking place ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    This Heat

    This Heat (ReR)

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    Clyde Barrow Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Turns out the Dallas-based sellers of Clyde Barrow's birth home in Telico in Ellis County--about 30 miles south of Dallas--couldn't move the place, not even for the low, low price of $2,999. That's what Drop to Sell It, a storefront on Irving Boulevard, had the house listed for on eBay, but the auct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2006

    Axe, and Ye Shall Receive

    I can't say I told you so, because I wasn't the one who said it. It was my friend, Village Voice Media video game columnist Luke O'Brien, who told me Eva Alejandro-Pena would soon be chopping down her tree and putting it on eBay. "Give it a week," he said. Turns out O'Brien, who happens to be Cathol ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 20, 2003

    The Real Thing

    Fake it at Sushi@Manhattan's

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Red River

    Orange you glad this is Texas?

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2003

    So Manet Colors

    The Kimbell's got this mastered

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Smells Like Defunct Team Spirit

    Plus: Sack of Kittens, Trade Bait

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Yard Sales

    Any house owned by a Yahoo! "millionaire"

  • Calendar

    September 14, 2000

    Piano Forte

    Margaret Leng Tan

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