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Read the entire interview — or at least the parts they published — with the once and future J.R. Ewing right here. A few out-of-context tastes to make you click:
“I just couldn’t resist it. I licked her from her hand up to her elbow.”
“Anything that’s fun gets a bad rap. I don’t know, I’ve never swapped in one of my baths – or anywhere, for that matter – and I’ve had them for like 50 years.”
“But I did want to be spread over a field and have marijuana and wheat planted and harvest it in a couple of years and then have a big marijuana cake, enough for 200 to 300 people.”
This case of the Monday morning blahs is brought to you by Netflix Instant and seasons four and five of the X-Files. Happily, I managed to hit Strangeways, the newish bar on Fitzhugh, before succumbing to a late ’90s TV coma. I recommend checking it out if you have a thing for repurposed spaces, exposed brick, a decent beer selection, and a curious crowd. Of course a Smiths song played while we there. Of course.
Today marks the official beginning of KRLD Restaurant Week. SideDish is looking for reader reviews and comments from preview weekend, and invites you to submit your dining experiences during this time of serious eating. Seven dollars of each $35 prix-fixe menu goes to support either the North Texas Food BankÂ in Dallas or the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth, so really, it’s a great deal all around. Hopefully, you’ve already made your reservations. If you haven’t, consider this your wake up call. And should you happen to shop at Central Market and spend $25 (definitely not difficult), you can grab a certificate for a free fourth course at a few of the participating restaurants.
Not feeling gluttinous? Travel back to 2004, when reggae-hip hop-rock artist and Hasidic Jew Matisyahu morphed into everyone’s favorite dude with a scraggly beard. He’s at the House of Blues with Trevor Hall tonight. You can still grab tickets.
Over on FrontRow, Dick Sullivan writes about a chance encounter he had with the father of one of Most Eligible Dallas‘ “stars.” A former presumed bench warmer for Tom Landry’s Cowboys, George Nordgren pushed a finger at Sullivan’s chest and chewed out our writer some years back when he was a little late for a light bulb counting gig at the behest of Nordgren’s light bulb counting company. Unprovoked viciousness, it seems, runs in the family. Sullivan digs up a story about the very eligibleÂ Matt Nordgren, touted as a former University of Texas football star on the TV show’s website, who once attacked an unsuspecting UT physics major because the jock was frustrated about not getting playing time during a UT blowout of Rice.
As Dick Sullivan’s tells it, it’s all a warning of sorts. Our single scene is about to get the stereotype-bolstering reality TV treatment, but reality, he writes, is not always what it seems. Go read.
Image: Matt Nordgren (left)Â on the scene in Dallas in December 2010, pictured here with Willa Ford. (Photo by Jerry McClure for D Magazine)
Let the games begin. The 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas contest is back and voting started at midnight. Up first: Katarina Vargas (super mom and super model), Shannon McAnally (Miss Dallas USA 2011), Samantha Cox (attorney at law and comic book lover), Shusmita Farhad (exotic operations specialist), and Aubree-Anna Stinson (local jazz singer).Â Vote once a day, every day for these five lovely ladies. Then, check again next week to see five fresh faces. Voting ends Sept. 21.
Exonerated Man Served 26 Years. Wants Retribution For Wrongful Incarceration: In 1983, when James Perry Sewell was being rushed the hospital after sustaining wounds that would eventually kill him, he repeated a name to paramedics six times: “Billy Wayne Allen, Billy Wayne Allen.” That death-bed accusation would change Billy Frederick Allen’s life, as the man who shared first and last names with the suspected murderer spentÂ 26 years behind bars for the crime. Allen has since been released, but his fight for compensation from the state (sub. req.) for the years of wrongful incarceration is being challenged because the State Comptroller believes Allen is, in fact, guilty.
State Gets Texas Cities Off the Hook for Super Bowl Expenses: I suppose this is a story that won’t play very well in the rest of the state, but a number of North Texas cities are being reimbursed millions of dollars for Super Bowl-related expenses from the “Major Events Trust Fund.” That state-run fund is composed of revenues created by major events. The cities have requested more than $31 million, and in many cases, explanations of the expenses are sparse or non-existent.
HOV Lanes Don’t Promote Carpooling, But They CouldÂ Make DART Money: As a way of reducing the number of cars on the road, HOV lanes have proved largely ineffective, according to this article in the Star-Telegram which reports that 90 percent of people still drive to work alone. But they could become big money makers for DART, which manages the lanes, as Dallas and a number of other cities begins to transition HOV lanes into hybrid toll lanes.