Previously, our crack guess-tigation team has looked at how senate candidate Tom “Tom” Leppert uses his paws during his campaign ads. Today, we look at how he puts them to use out among his potential constituency.
Just because there’s no sign saying you can’t walk down a sidewalk where someone’s using a jackhammer doesn’t mean you should walk down said sidewalk.
My friend Pam spent a fair amount of time on Saturday afternoon checking the availability of domain names for everyone she knows. Our mutual pal, Adam Playford, owns this. In Pam’s words, “what a tool.” (Don’t worry, she’d say that to his face.) I, however, do not own this. My only regret is that I didn’t come up with the tagline “All The Way With Elizabeth J” first.
In other news, happy MLK Day. You could celebrate a couple of ways, especially if you are lucky enough to have the day off. You could reread Letter From a Birmingham Jail. And you could also join the smart people at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Cultures for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, taking place at the Winspear this evening. You’ll examine the traditions of the deep South and beyond that led to the Civil Rights movement– and of course, King’s all-important role in it. Isabel Wilkerson, the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for individual reporting, will give the keynote address. FrontRow has more about the annual event here.
And on the heels of The Artist cleaning up at the Golden Globes, the Texas Theatre is showing The Gold Rush. You know, that silent movie where Charlie Chaplin eats his shoe. His character travels to Alaska to seek his fortune, and instead falls in love with a saloon girl. What’s interesting is that Chaplin re-edited the film in 1942 to give it a happier ending. Since I’m already getting press releases about Valentine’s Day, this is, ugh, fine with me. I guess.
For more to do tonight, go here.
What would an Eminem frustration rap about the Cowboys sound like? *
*Yes, it’s behind a paywall. The takeaway is Eminem is a Cowboys fan and he’s frustrated.
An annual income of $425,000, according to the NYTimes. If you’re in Fort Worth, $399,000. If you’re in Jamestown, NY, only $176,000 (somehow, I don’ t think I’d want to live in Jamestown, NY, thankyouverymuch). In Stamford, Connecticut, $908,000 (highest in the country, thanks to Wall Street).
Here’s a handy interactive map the Times provided to figure out how you place.
Bike Accident Illustrates Need For Safer Biker/Pedestrian Options: If you’ve ever ridden a bike over one of the two viaducts that span the Trinity River and connect Oak Cliff to downtown, you know how incredibly scary it is. It just got scarier: Dallas Torres, 32, was struck by a car while riding his bike on the Jefferson Boulevard viaduct Saturday, breaking his neck. He remains at Baylor University Medical Center. Too bad we can’t fund those bike paths.
‘Dallas’ Looks To Capitalize on Recessionary Escapism: A flurry of news stories about the revival of the television show “Dallas” hit the inter-webs this weekend. This is all you need to know, via Larry Hagman: “Remember when ‘Dallas’ was really big, we were in a major recession,” he said. “People couldn’t afford to hire a babysitter and go out to dinner. So they had to stay in and watch something on TV, and that was us.”
Rick Perry Continues To Self-Destruct Presidential Hopes: Rick Perry believes that calling for the prosecution of legal adults serving in the marines who made a video of themselves urinating on Taliban corpses shows “disdain for the military.” Cue Zac.