Earlier this morning, a picture you might have espied on FrontBurner a little while ago showed up in the Unfair Park in-box with the subject header, "Dallas City Hall for sale - a steal for 900k." At about 9:45 a.m. I spoke with the guy whose number is on the sign, and he claimed to know zip about it: "I had nothing to do with it," he said. "That's crazy." (He sounded a little panicked and not at all amused, which is why I blurred out the number.) He asked where it was (at Good-Latimer and Live Oak) and said he was going to yank it down pronto. Clearly, he didn't.
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Our new photo intern swung by about an hour ago to see if it was still there -- and to get a better picture, because I hate running an iPhone snapshot when I don't have to. So. Anyway. Damned if I'm wasting Spike's time and picture. So, there's your short story way too long. And, long story short: I sure can kill a joke. Which is why I'm not Mr. Funny Guy.