Today’s photo reminds me of a nightmare I had earlier this summer.
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An alert FrontBurnervian passes along a link to an Austin American-Statesman blog whereon our newsstand troubles with the ESD cover are discussed. This, of course, follows on the heels of the Channel 8 story and my discussion with Jeff Bolton this morning on KLIF’s airwaves.
Thanks, ESD soccer moms!
Specifically, $4.4 million that would have gone toward educating students about contraception to prevent teen pregnancy. According to the first quote in this, Rick Perry’s office was “part of that discussion.” But it’s not like Texas is leading the nation in teen pregnancy or anything.
As Baseball Time in Arlington notes, the reason that two of the upcoming American League Championship Series games between your Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers are scheduled to start in the afternoon (3 p.m. our time) on Wednesday and Thursday next week is because Fox (which is airing the series) has to keep room open on its schedule for Simon Cowell’s tragicomedy, The X Factor, both nights.
Wednesday and Thursday would be games 4 and 5 of the series. So I am now rooting for the Rangers to sweep the series in four games, with the fourth game going 19 innings, forcing Fox to painfully push Cowell back out of primetime, and giving the Rangers a full week off before the World Series.
UPDATE: Forgot I have tickets to Game 6. Nevermind. Â Need the Tigers to win a couple.
I do not bleed orange, maroon, or sports. And I’ll be honest with you. I’m not exactly looking forward to the exponential increase in painted up clowns descending on my ill-chosen neighborhood like a bunch of Bud Light-fueled locusts. But I do like barbecue, so I’m not completely a lost cause.
Krista posted all the information about tonight’s Red River Barbecue Shootout on SideDish yesterday, but here’s a quick rundown: pitmasters from Texas and Oklahoma smoked up a bunch of St. Louis-style ribs and competed in a preliminary round of judging last night. Tonight, the two semifinalists, Leo’s BBQ from Oklahoma City and Cousin’s in Fort Worth, are ready for your taste test. The champion pitmaster gets $1,000, so sample both dishes, enjoy a beverage, and pick a winner. Eleven Hundred Springs, Norman’s Damn Quails, and Backporch Mary will perform, so bring blankets to spread out on the lawn.
At long last, the complete two-volume edition of Astronaut Dad is available for purchase. Call it a comic. Call it a graphic novel. It was written by sometime D Magazine contributor David Hopkins and illustrated by Brent Schoonover. You can read on David’s blog why it took so long to get this thing to print. Hearty congratulations from the D staff!
And we’re back for the second week of the State Fair of Texas. Some helpful reminders: you can bring a cooler into the fair if you can’t or don’t want to eat all the fried junk. (We won’t judge you.) Just note that the cooler will be searched upon entry, and ixnay on the metal silverware and glass containers. Without further ado, jump for your day-by-day plan.
This morning at 9 on 570 KLIF, Jeff Bolton and I will be talking about the efforts of some ESD parents to get us kicked off newsstands.
The Sweet Smell of Uh-Oh. Dallas-based Komen for the Cure has been selling this perfume, “Promise Me,” for about $60. Proceeds, like all the other pink-colored items the organization sells, go to breast cancer research. Only some are saying the ingredients of “Promise Me” include some known carcinogens. Komen is revamping the perfume for next year, but the current version will remain for sale, because they say their scientists reviewed the ingredients and gave it the green light.
Sleep Tight, Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite. No. Really. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to scratch furiously as I always do after reading/seeing a story like this.
Look Away, Dixie Land. State Sen. John Carona has joined State Sen. Royce West in opposing a possible Confederate state license plate, saying, “Those who are advancing such a plan do not reflect the sentiments of most Texans.” The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles could take up the issue again at its Nov. 10 meeting.
Tuberculosis Threat Spreads. After an Ennis teacher apparently exposed several students and their families to tuberculosis, Denton High School is now also faced with testing students after a suspected case was reported Wednesday. The student in question had been a student last year in Ennis, and had taken a class with the teacher there.
Detroit To Visit Sunny Dallas. Hello, Detroit Tigers. Congratulations, and welcome to Arlington, which everyone will call Dallas when you arrive here. With Texas-OU weekend, the State Fair, Texas 360 being closed and your little baseball game with the Rangers, expect traffic to be a complete clustercuss. Oh, and Yankees? HA HA . Love, Me.