I follow Tom Leppert on Twitter. He’s running for Senate, in case you hadn’t heard. Maybe you don’t follow him. Maybe you don’t even have a Twitter account. I can help. Here are his last seven tweets:
UPDATE (8/17/11): Leppert’s campaign office called to say that they were worried that people might think these were really Leppert’s tweets. They asked for a disclaimer saying that these really are made-up tweets. So to be clear: I made these up.
Very suspect methodology, but these folks say Plano, per capita, uses the iPad more than any other city in America. Now you know.
Remember how when the Mavs won the NBA championship (wait – let’s pause a minute and giggle again at that, because dude, the Mavs won the NBA championship and we got a parade and EVERYTHING), Mark Cuban and the team partied and Cubes spent a lot of money on champagne?
Well, apparently, the champagne tab was about $150,000, and then Jay-Z went to throw a bash, and realized he’d have to spend at least that much. So there you go: Mark Cuban, man who makes rappers feel angst and inadequacy before parties.
Maybe. I have no idea how reliable the Times of India is.
I previewed every game this season. That’s right. Every game. It’s after the jump.
Two guys had a loud discussion about my car in the parking lot of La Duni last night, and since I’m deaf as well as extremely law-abiding, I obviously couldn’t overhear them. The upshot was that if Guy Number One drove a Mustang, he’d have “tickets, tickets, tickets, tickets, tickets.” I’m not really superstitious, but I did go inside and knock very discreetly on the wooden table.
Up tonight, we have a Dallas Opera mixer at Screen Door, part of their ongoing summer Baritones and Beachballs series. The Opera’s revival of Katya KabanovÃ¡, written by Czech composer Leos Janacek and set in rural Russia, was the original inspiration for tonight’s vodka tasting. The production was canceled amidst budget woes, but I telephoned: the happy hour show must go on. They’ll talk the upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor instead. You can still grab tickets via the Dallas Opera’s website, or email them for reservations. I’m all for cheap, easy, and tasty ways to support the arts.
Richardson residents: should you feel like pizza this evening, Russo’s Pizzeria has their own pretty sweet deal. You get free wine tastings with your pie (or calzone, whatever) from 6–8 PM. If you’re just an absolute pizza fiend, SideDish is reporting that San Antonio import Dough opened about ten minutes ago. Frenzy, etc.
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In his zeal to undermine Rick Perry — which Zac Crain did yesterday with fewer words and more accuracy — Paul Krugman set out Sunday to prove that the Texas economy is an “unmiracle.”Â Kevin Williamson at National Review takes a look at Krugman’s analysis and finds it not only factually wrong butÂ deliberately misleading.
Kristian Donaldson is a comic book artist who lives in Dallas. His new graphic novel, 99 Days, is about a Rwandan child soldier who grew up to be an L.A. police detective. You can get a signed copy at Zeus Comics between noon and 6 tomorrow.
Low-Speed Police Chase in Fort Worth. A man driving a forklift led cops on a bizarre freeway chase yesterday. The man had a six-pack of beer and his dog with him, and he didn’t want to stop. This Channel 8 account of the incident aims to convince you that it’s nothing to laugh about.
Lawsuit Claims Tom Hicks Stole Millions From Rangers. The team’s post-bankruptcy administrator sued Hicks yesterday, calling his conduct “outrageous, malicious, fraudulent, grossly negligent or otherwise morally culpable.” Is that all?
Erykah Badu Isn’t Marrying The D.O.C. The Observer‘s recent story about legendary rapper The D.O.C. is getting some national play. In the story, The D.O.C., who has a child named Puma with Badu, claimed he and Badu were going to get married and that a reality show would follow along. Badu’s camp says: nope, not true.
Three North Texas Teens Rescued From Pimp. A California man was charged with sex trafficking, after he lured two Irving girls and one Grand Prairie girl to California, where he planned to force them into prostitution. So, yeah, Village Voice, it does happen.