The below letter, transcribed faithfully by yrs trly, comes from a law-practicing FrontBurnervian who subscribes to the Dallas Morning News. His paper carrier included this personal note along with yesterday’s paper. Best I can make out, the guy is getting a different route. Or they fired him. And he’s keeping his chin up — albeit in a very grammatically challenged fashion. For your consideration:
To the time to greet them I permit me to thank them to all (a) clients of “DALLAS MORNING NEWS” its atention for my person in the but of 6 years of service as its distributor, because without its aid and colaboration not me to have been possible to have a stable work. But possibly they changed me of route; me dismissal with the satisfaction of to have left my greater effort and pledge but me do not I want to go without reiterating them my gratitude and my but highly disposition when you need and in which be made me possible and desiring them good luck in all.
The Old 97′s play Bass Hall August 21, and frontman Rhett Miller did an interview with CNN yesterday. That’s excuse enough for me to repost this very funny scatological story told by guitarist Ken Bethea about a romantic interlude interrupted by the call of nature.
The company found that people in Galveston didn’t like the idea of Sun Chip Park. Again, I hope this doesn’t scuttle my proposal that, in return for $1 million, the Plano-based tasty-treat creators will allow me to brand my car Classic Lay’s Sweet Ride.
Have you been following along with our book club? We’re reading Wonderful World by Javier Calvo. It’s a Pulp Fiction-esque narrative full of sex, lawlessness, and shady characters you hate to love. Read what it’s all about.
Mayor Leppert took a turn Monday on Fox Business to talk about the need to get federal stimulus money flowing in Dallas and other big cities. He is getting much better at these gigs. A solid performance. He came across as very mayoral. But watch the smile on his face when he’s asked at the end of the interview whether he plans to run for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat.
1. The new Boy Scout Handbook, its 12th edition, teaches Scouts how to use the Internet safely. Presumably this means, among other things, learning to clear the cache of your web browser after using a shared computer to visit certain sites that are sometimes helpful when it comes to tying knots. (What? What did you think I was going to say?)
2. Kudos to Deputy Chief Rick Watson, commander of the DPD’s southwest patrol division, for employing the word “knucklehead” in describing the perps who vandalized some cars and a playground in Oak Cliff. Sir, if this vandalism continues, I challenge you to get the following words into print: blockhead, chowderhead, nincompoop, dingbat, and perry-brained.
3. Farmers Branch continues its war on apartments. A fact!