Sad to say I was watching local TV news at 11:30 p.m. Saturday night; used to be I didn't remember Saturday nights. (Actually, not so much.) Anyway, after USC beat Arizona 20-3, or whatever, WFAA-Channel 8 fired up its late newscast, anchored by our buddy Brad Hawkins and a female anchor we didn't immediately recognize. (It was probably Shelly Slater, a new hire at WFAA.) At the end of the newscast, Channel 8 ran a piece about MTV's new Latin-flavored offshoot, MTV Tr3s, which debuts today.
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After it was over, Slater, we think, asked sorta generally, to no one in particular, "Wonder how you say Pimp My Ride in Spanish." To which Hawkins wasted not a split second with his response: "Peemp my ride." Then he kinda looked down at his desk and grinned; Slater, or whoever it was, kinda giggled. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the spirit of Texas. --Robert Wilonsky