Plenty of reports about Tiger Woods potentially being paired with either Tim Tebow or Tony Romo for an upcoming pro-am. It got me wondering, if you had the choice, who would you prefer as a golf partner? I broke it down this way.
I live in a neighborhood. That neighborhood has a Yahoo message group. The following message was distributed today via that group. If you’re interested, drop me a note, and I can hook you up with my neighbor.
I have a dresser (three drawer chest) and a 1983 era Curtis Mathes console TV that I am trying to find a new home for.
The dresser is “vintage”. It’s painted bright red now. It’s in good shape, I just don’t need it anymore.
The TV is an older, color console TV. It certainly doesn’t have the picture quality of a new TV, but the kids liked watching it. It’s been hooked up to cable and a vcr/dvd player in our house.
The gentleman you see here just served us with a subpoena. If you look closely, you can see Zac in the background, watching the action through a window. I asked the guy if he wanted me to run so that he could give chase. You know, make things more interesting. He said, “You watch too much TV.”
The subpoena is related to a suit that attorney Scott Clearman filed against Stream Energy. You remember Scott Clearman, right? He claims Stream is a pyramid scheme. Stream Energy’s founder, Rob Snyder, called the guy a clown. Our little company is involved because D CEO wrote about Snyder in 2010, and I wrote about him for D Magazine in 2006. And, too, I know Snyder personally (a fact I included in that story).
In any case, Clearman wants all our files related to those two stories. And he wants all emails to or from Snyder. All of them. While our boys over at Haynes and Boone are working on their billable hours, I thought that here, in this space, I’d offer Clearman some emails to tide him over. Here’s an email Rob Snyder sent to me on December 23, 2010:
70+ person line outside HoneyBaked Ham Co. in Midway Hollow
And here is my response to that email:
Noted. I’ll stay the hell away from there. Like, I’m in D.C. That far.
The news of the last day about the American Airlines bankruptcy says that three suitors are eyeing bids for the carrier: Delta Airlines, U.S. Airways, and TPG Capital (which is not itself an airline but has invested in airlines in the past). American has been called the “last plum” available for those looking to get into the industry in a big way.
Delta: It’s the second-largest airline in the country, and conventional wisdom is that the prospects of the Department of Justice giving antitrust approval to the second-largest airline and the third-largest airline (American) merging is “remote,” as an analyst told the Star-Telegram. Â ButÂ the Wall Street Journal todayÂ has itself a chart that says it could “maybe” happen. Combined, American and Delta would have 35% of the market. That sounds like a lot. However, “the Department of Justice has historically focused on individual routes when assessing competition effects, rather than overall concentration. So while a combined Delta-American would almost certainly have to make concessions in New York and across the Atlantic, the DoJ might not block the deal out of hand.” Â Some analysts told Businessweek that Delta’s interest is just meant to disrupt the AMR bankruptcy: “It’s a cynical ploy to disrupt others, to confuse the process and make it more difficult.”
Dallas Police Chief David Brown started his Twitter feed in February 2011. Since then, he has put up 57 tweets. Not what you’d call prolific. Interestingly, though, he posted 23 of those tweets just today. (SMDH) Looks to me like the Chief’s strategy for gaining followers (he currently has 543) is to up his volume. Most of his tweets are along the lines of this one: “If you want to break the crime cycle, we need to start with our youth.” Or: “Graduation for Recruit Class 326 will graduate 18 today at the Bill Priest Center.” I’d suggest throwing in a tweet here and there about Jersey Shore or that woman with two vaginas.
Longtime comment section denizen Ross Carmichael has started the Facebook group Dirk Nowitzki For All-Star Game Starter. You should probably join. And you should definitely vote for the tall baller from the G to start in this year’s All-Star Game in Orlando. Do you know Dirk has never — never! — been voted into the starting lineup? RECTIFY THIS.
This is sort of charming, and relevant to Dallas because Ben, who’s from Greenville, got his start here and used to call me at the Observer and leave, like, seven minute voicemail messages wherein he’d basically narrate what he was doing. Like, “It’s pretty hot, I think I’m going to put on some shorts” and “I think I’m going to make a sandwich” and so on.
Woe is me, I am feeling unclever/I’ve haven’t met a weirdo this week who ruffled my feathers/And no one has asked me for directions, thank goodness/Allowing me to escape accusations of horrible rudeness/So now without further dawdle or ado/I present this weekend’s edition of things to do.
Poet I am not. I have a few songs that I listen to on repeat while traveling on various modes of public transportation, including walking places, which I know is kind of novel and not something I do much anymore. One of them is Strfkr’s cover of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” Happily, the Portland-based indie pop group is playing Prophet Bar tonight. The price is right: just $12 in advance, and $15 at the door. Painted Palms and Alexico will open the show. I haven’t actually had occasion to hang around Deep Ellum lately recently, so the plan is to finally give Stackhouse Burger a try.
We told you a couple days ago about the upcoming art exhibition of work by Michelle Rawlings (the daughter of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings), which starts Jan. 21 at the Oliver Francis Gallery. In perusing the young artist’s website for material about which I might make snarky remarks, one item initially escaped my attention.
It was on my second time through that I looked more carefully at the image you see at right, labeled simply as “uncle – installation.” The strikingly mustachioed man is the focus of the work, so one can easily be forgiven in not noticing the shirtless fellow to the right on the novelty Playgirl cover. Damned if that didn’t look like Mayor Rawlings himself. And it is.
Michelle confirmed as much, via email. And the story she shared about this wonderfully goofy mock magazine coverÂ was surprisingly heartfelt:
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Well, technically that’s not true. The game itself didn’t save his life. The chat function in Words With Friends did. Still, though, that’s pretty cool. Good thing that guy wasn’t playing Zac. Zac would have ignored his health concerns simply put up another 50-point word. That guy is ruthless.
Let’s Play a Game. I put two quotes out there, and then you tell me (without looking at the links first) which is Lamar Odom and which isÂ Eeyore. Â No. 1: “No give and take. No exchange of thought. It gets you nowhere, particularly if the other person’s tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation.” No. 2: “I’m not prepared, I guess, to play. I don’t know if there is anything more to say.”
Touch Nothing, and Carry A Big Stick. Because seriously, you’re going to want to use it to touch everything from now on because, seriously, everything is swimming in nasty.
Serial Jewelry Thief Targets Home Sellers. Plano police are warning area realtors to be on the lookout for a guy named Steven Breed, who is a frequent flyer in local jails for theft and does most of his allegedly thieving at open houses. He’s reportedly been in Dallas hitting Preston Hollow homes for sale as recently as Saturday.
Hambone Has Off-Season Surgery. Let’s all just call a spade a spade: Josh Hamilton is held together by baling wire, gum and some kind of “space-age polymer” they sell at Bed, Bath & Beyond, in the “As Seen on TV” section.
Leppert Appears in Senate Debate. How’d former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert fare in a debate with David Dewhurst, Ted Cruz, Craig James and Glenn Addison, who are all vying for the seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison? Well, here’s what I learned from this story: He has a 33-page plan and Ted Cruz pretty much ignored him, James and Addison in favor of sharpening his knives on David Dewhurst. Â Oh, and he was obscured by Addison in the photo.