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We're not huge fans of patting our own backs at Unfair Park; I know, that's so hard to believe, right? So we'll just accept the congratulations of our friends at FrontBurner, who make mention this afternoon of our weekend win at the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies conference, where Unfair Park was named best blog at a weekly with a circulation of 60,000-plus. The award goes to the entirety of the Dallas Observer staff -- and, oh, Jack E. Jett. Sure, why not.

And while we're on the subject of navel-gazing, let me offer this one suggestion: Never go on national television and think a harmless, throwaway joke about home-schooled kids will go unnoticed. Because it won't. So please, nation, accept my apologies. I didn't mean it, swear. --Robert Wilonsky

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

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